After a short summer romance in Capeside, Joey returns to Boston for a new school year. In the hallway she runs into Professor Greg Hetson, she immediately receives homework. Joey wants to prove herself at all cost and starts working, until a message from Dawson confuses her. Meanwhile Audrey also arrives in Boston. Pacey wants to get a job and luckily finds someone who can help him. Jen learns her parents want to get a divorce and Jack deals with a broken relationship.