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In Emotions in Motion both boys are virgins, and by the end of the episode each of them have their eye on a woman. Eventually, in Carnal Knowledge Dawson tries to push the envelope - to get to second base, so to speak - but Jen says slow down. Dawson respects Jen's boundaries, and doesn't try to rush her.
On the other hand, Pacey has been trying to get into Tamara's pants since day one, and hasn't taken no for an answer. In Prelude to a Kiss, he finally gets what he wants, after a scene in which Tamara realizes it's Pacey's first time they're talking about.
We clearly saw everyone at school talking about Pacey; we haven't seen any kind of eyebrow-lifting in regards to Joey. (With the possible exception of Jen's Grandma.) That's no doubt because the "next big story" came along long ago, and the novelty of Joey's situation has worn off; but also, I wonder how much of this is Joey's perception of how people see/saw her.
Changing the subject for a moment because I want to stick this in somewhere, has anyone else noticed that Joey's Dad has been sent up for an indeterminate length of time? We haven't heard if it's 90 days, or 10 years to life, or what. My guess is that he'll turn up in town someday, when he gets out.
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