I guess Dawson had a bad day because he shows up at the bar and says to Gretchen the line every girl wants to hear, “Sorry, I thought you were my mom.” She’s nice to him anyway and gets him talking. Only thing is he’s talking about how he’s jealous that Pacey is dating Joey instead of him. By this point, I’m pretty sure she’s just humoring the boss’ kid, because she’s Sasha Alexander and she’s atmospheres better than Dawson, and it turns out she can bounce quarters into a glass.
Also: hair and shirt tied up? Yes, thank you.