Therapy pro, Jen, schools Dawson on how it is. She brings up Freud and makes the obligatory reference to penis envy (I think the oedipal complex would have been infinitely more timely, but hey, what do I know?).
HEY AUDREY JUST ASKED JOEY HOW COME HER GUY LOOKS LIKE TOM CRUISE! #irony
Audrey is auditioning for THE REAL WORLD (fun fact: it is still going, and on its 31st season–who knew?), and asks the question “Do I go for vamp, vixen or all out slut?”. Sigh.
Joey makes ridiculous faces that I believe are meant to represent “thought”, and then she calls herself an idiot and Audrey doesn’t argue, says she got picked because she’s hot. This is clearly a feminist episode.
Danny (From henceforth, the poor man’s Paul Rudd) banters with Pacey and the waitress he is sleeping with.
Dawson’s therapist has some super funky hair. She makes a bad Good Will hunting reference. Dawson tells the therapist he’s having panic attacks because his father died, and the therapist immediately leads him to understand it is because he dropped out. Or something. She’s smug has that sexy throaty voice, and is generally extremely irritating.
Joey is at study group and everyone is being smart except Joey. They are assigned homework to figure out who the slutty letters are written to, and I have a feeling Joey will be the one to get this sorted.
At the restaurant the waitress is suddenly being nice to Pacey, and he is being grumpy. He tells her that he knows that she is the other woman.
Mama Dawson and son meet with the lawyer and find out that the baby isn’t in the will, so they are advised to go through his stuff to look for it.
Joey is talking to teach and wonders if Rose letters were to a friend because they are too honest to be to a lover. Teach helps Joey reason through this whole thing.
Turns out Dada Dawson never signed the will thingie (Mama found the unsigned document). Dawson looks positively mental.
Waitress apologizes to Pacey at his boat. It becomes clear that they will eventually hook up.
Audrey shows Joey her audition tape and you can see Joey’s aha moment. In an uncharacteristic move, Joey makes it all about her and runs out, giving Audrey hasty praise.
Danny’s wife shows up while he is dancing with mistress waitress.
Back in therapy Dawson keeps talking about the damn will. Holy shit that therapist is Pauley Perrette from NCIS. Didn’t recognize her as a blonde.
In the student group Joey drops the bomb that the letters are actually that chick’s diary. Everyone is super impressed. Then teacher gives her a lecture on how to be comfortable with uncertainty. While she is all alone with him. In his house. All is kosher here.
Jen gives a shout-out to Dawson on the radio as they both remember some steamy skinny dipping thing that I must have missed.
Pacey shows up at waitress’ house with food and puppy dog eyes. She gets a message from the married dude while Pacey exits stage left she picks up the phone.
Dawson gets a letter that he won a film festival his father entered him in. Mother and son bond over missing Dad.