The regular confrontations between Jen and her grandmother continue as they butt heads over a calendar containing the photo of a nude man. Again the religion issue enters the discussion. The true controversy of the episode doesn't surface until Pacey is giving Dawson details about his relationship with Tamara. As the two are talking, a student in one of the restroom stalls overhears them. The student then proceeds to spread the rumor of Pacey and Tamara's relationship. By the end of the day, the hot topic has spread throughout the entire town. The scandal has led to an emergency school board hearing as well as Tamara hiring a lawyer to defend her. Later in the episode the controversy is finally resolved when Pacey enters the school board meeting and testifies that he made the entire relationship up.
The tension we have witnessed between Bessie and Jen's grandmother, in previous episodes, is slowly building and will soon come to head. Bessie goes into labor and there is no available ambulance to take her to the hospital. Joey is forced to row her sister to Dawson's house, where the only adult available to assist is Jen's grandmother. Bessie is torn, does she allow a woman who has voiced her disapproval of her relationship with Bodie to deliver her child, or risk it by letting three high school students give it a shot. After a brief discussion, Jen's grandmother, with her medical training, is deemed to be the best candidate. Dawson's instinct as a filmmaker is to film the birth, and he begins to roll tape. In the end the delivery is successful, and Bessie gives birth to a beautiful baby.
As the episode nears its conclusion, the inevitable outcome of Pacey and Tamara's relationship plays out. During the course of their discussion she reveals to him that she will soon leave Capeside and will not be coming back. Pacey requests a goodbye kiss, but she refuses. It has become obvious that she truly has feelings for him, and the kiss may serve to create even more complications. Tamara then proceeds to make it clear that their relationship is over for good. The episode closes with Pacey strolling along the beach behind Tamara's house. The dejected look on his face is evidence of just how much he cared for her.
Written by Joanne Waters
Directed by Steve Miner
Originally Aired Tuesday, February 24, 1998 9pm/8pm C
The WB Television Network