Thinking about the future is an important but tough thing. We have to move on and find our own life. But sometimes there are other peoples involved, who stop us or let us to be in doubt about what is the way we wanna go… Exceptionally love inferences us - Joey too.
As 4th in class she has the opportunity to choose the college she wants to study on but for Pacey it is a complete other story. He could be fall one or more classes at this senior year. Joey bothers that. She really fears to losing him by her choice and gives him the feeling to stand wide behind her.
So she get drunken to forget about at the Jen’s fake birthday party, which was organized by Drue. The party highlight might be the following scene with our introverted Joey: Pacey can anticipate her to play strip poker only in last second. After a little argument between both, Pacey gives her the guarantee that wherever she wanna go, he will be by her side…
Overall it is poor story and not a big deal. It is so predictable that Pacey would give any support whatever she will choose. I think at the ending only the way the spoke about is nice and let us feel great.