So she decided to go to the bottom of the dating barrel? Joey has , to her credit, broken up with Dawson several times and each time she always manages to snag a great guy but to rebound with Dawson is just wrong, no matter how much she was hurting, because Dru was still open and he,as well as almost every other guy on the planet IMO, is better than Dawson.
Word to all of this, Hex
. In my world, Coda
and The Kids are Alright
are only dream sequences -- more like nightmares. I boycott these episodes and try to pretend they don't exist.
Last night I watched Stolen Kisses
yet again. Aside from Aunt Gwen and her insufferable hellmate fluffing, I found a new scene that makes my skin crawl. Near the end of the episode, Joey is trying to get up the nerve to tell Dawson that she is feeling it with Pacey. Aunt Fluff, er, I mean Aunt Gwen, interrupts the conversation and Joey uses the interruption as an excuse to bail out. As she leaves, she pats Dawson on the arm.
And then, I realized it. Any bodily contact between Joey and Dawson makes me want to puke. I know it was only a gesture of kindness and that Joey was falling for Pacey. I know she was just about to go out to talk to Pacey, to grab his hand as he was walking away, and that she was about to kiss him, not the asshat. But still, just to see her touch Dawson's arm made me sick.
Now, when I pointed this out to one of my 13-year old twins, she thought I had totally lost it. She's probably right. But I just wanted to scream at my TV that Dawson is a sociopathic stalker. And, as demonstrated by Aunt Gwen, it runs in the family. Run, Joey, run!
Dawson was Joey's consolation prize. I felt bad for Jen too. That is why I can't ship Dawson and Jen.
I love Jen, though I rarely say it. She deserved better than Dawson. In fact, when Pacey and Jen were experimenting with their emotion-free sex pact, I could have become a Pacey/Jen shipper pretty easily. But then Pacey and Joey got together and I lost all interest in ever seeing Pacey with Jen.
Speaking of this transition, am I the only one who sympathizes with Jen when she and Pacey got caught making out in the coat room during Four to Tango
? She just got so exasperated when she learned that Pacey had confided in Joey about their pact. Just what she needed -- to have yet another guy lose interest in her because of Joey.
Back to pretzel's
comment, I would like to add that MW deserved to have better story lines and to have been treated with more respect. After all the shit the writers piled upon Jen, she sure as hell didn't need to get stuck in the role of Dawson's consolation prize.
Now, I'm not one to speak ill of the dead and departed BUT, WHO didnt feel just a teensy-weensy bit peeved/enraged/uber-frustrated at Jen's timing with the passing out?
Having just spoken of my love for Jen, I feel free to agree with you anchorgirl
. I also wish they had not made that kiss in response to Maddie's presence. Again, in my world, it would have been enough for Joey and Pacey to simply have grown up enough to realize they were right for each other. They could have spent the entire second hour on P/J goo, and it would have been fine with me. Oh, that and the scene where Dawson walks out to the end of the dock, lights himself on fire, puts a gun in his mouth, pulls the trigger, and topples into the creek.
Edited by TripleMaster, Jan 2, 2004 @ 8:57 AM.