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Articles Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. My Profile. Advanced Search. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. When Jen's mom unexpectedly arrives in Capeside on Thanksgiving morning, Dawson confronts her about her secret past, and makes a decision to help bridge the gap between the estranged mother and daughter. Meanwhile, Jen continues to pursue a new type of friendship with Pacey, and Mitch and Gale make known the future of the Leery family. Four to Tango.
Gina Fattore. Dawson is suspicious of Pacey's awkward behavior and misconstrues his actions when he learns Pacey has been spending time with Joey. Meanwhile, after rethinking the offer, Pacey cannot move forward with his no-strings-attached relationship with Jen, and Andie urges Jack to meet a gay student from a neighboring town who contacted him via the internet after seeing Dawson's news story. First Encounters of the Close Kind. Joey's weekend guide is not what she expected; Andie's pursuit for an advanced admissions interview, leads her to some inspirational advice from an unlikely source; and Jack takes a chance and explores the local gay community.
Barefoot At Capefest. Dawson experiences an identity crisis when Principal Green's daughter Nikki emerges as another aspiring young director, and Joey experiences her own crisis when Dawson won't open up to her about the pain of his parents' divorce. Meanwhile, Jack's first efforts to hit on another guy are rebuffed, Pacey and Andie uncomfortably find themselves sharing the same afterschool activity, and Jen realizes that she may have passed up the chance at something special with Henry.
A Weekend in the Country. Throughout the weekend, Jen admits her concerns to Grams about getting close to Henry; Jack considers moving back home after hearing Andie's loving plea; and Dawson tries to understand the connection between his parents even after their divorce. Northern Lights. Dawson makes the radical move of dropping out of film class to spend some time re-evaluating his teenage years.
Back at Potter's, Joey is torn between attending Pacey's opening night and her date with A. At the play, Andie must take over as director when the faculty director takes ill; and Jen agrees to meet Henry, but she throws him another block by bringing Grams as her date. The Valentine's Day Massacre. Joey questions Dawson's state of mind when he and Pacey decide to lead their friends to a secret location party hosted by a group infamous for their complete and utter debauchery.
Back at home, Jack's ex-girlfriend arrives from Rhode Island nursing a broken heart but is unaware of Jack's coming out last year and Jen's first date with Henry is a Valentine's Day she won't soon forget. Crime and Punishment. Joey is chosen to be part of a group of students to paint a school mural, but when hers is defaced before the unveiling, Dawson offers words of encouragement while Pacey takes action and risks suspension when he goes in search of the culprit.
Meanwhile, when Andie's PSAT scores rank among the best in the country, she gambles with everything she has worked for and comes clean to Principal Green about the previously stolen test; and Pacey moves in with Deputy Doug when their sister and her kids move back into the Witter house. To Green, with Love. Joey relies on the support of Pacey and A.
Meanwhile, Dawson and Gale both go back to their respective places in back and in front of the camera to produce a piece about the ongoing school protest which ruffles more than a few feathers of the school board hierarchy.
The two are forced to talk about their relationship and spend the night bonding. Pacey lets Joey shave his face finally getting rid of his horrible facial hair. After that he tells Joey that he had been wanting to kiss her all night and they kiss. They have a heart to heart before they go to sleep and kiss again. They get closer to each other and kiss.
They leave that morning happy about the time they spent together and are left to ponder what is in store for them. Professor Heston orders Joey to baby-sit for Harley to make sure she does her homework.
But Joey ends up serving as relationship counselor when she finds Harley's boyfriend, Patrick, hiding in the house. Patrick starts to drool over Joey which makes Harley jealous.
Meanwhile, Dawson pays a visit to his past when he's asked to speak to Mr. Gold's class at Capeside High about how it is to be working in L. One of the students asks Dawson to watch his film.
While watching the film Dawson realizes that he's moved on from the teenager he once was. Pacey also returns to Capeside when his father is admitted to the hospital after suffering a heart attack. Pacey has an argument with his brother, Doug, about the way Pacey's been treating the family by shutting them out.
Joey agrees to be Pacey's temporary assistant but their mutual jealousy leads to disaster in the office. Dawson sells his idea for a coming-of-age movie, but when the studio wants to change it to a teen sex film, he must decide whether to stick with his original concept.
Jen's seemingly happy world comes crashing down when she learns that Grams has breast cancer. Meanwhile, Joey's tumultuous love life continues when Eddie reveals his true reasons for returning to Boston, and Pacey agrees to join Joey as she chaperones for Harley's school dance, but what should be a magical night doesn't feel right for Joey.
Feeling too scared to jump back into a relationship with Pacey, she goes back to Eddie. Although he is at first reluctant, Pacey agrees to invest Dawson's life savings to finance his new film project. Joey's and Eddie's emotional and sexual relationship is played out on stage during a counseling center benefit with hosts Dr.
Drew and Adam Carolla playing themselves. At the same event, Jack and David deal with the insecurities in their relationship; Jen opens up to C. Five years have passed and everyone now age 25 is reunited in Capeside for a special wedding. Dawson has been living in Los Angeles producing his autobiographical television series The Creek. Joey is now a book editor living in New York City with her boyfriend, Christopher.
The group gets together at the Icehouse to hangout before the wedding. During the wedding Jen is sent to the hospital and it is revealed that she is dying from a terminal heart condition. Dawson helps Jen make a video for her daughter, asking her to never stop loving and dreaming. Joey breaks up with Christopher which prompts Jen to ask Joey for her last wish to end the chasing and running and to finally pick between Pacey and Dawson.
Joey tells Jen that she has always known who she is supposed to be with but runs her feelings because she is too scared. Jack tells Jen that she's his soul mate and asks to raise baby Amy for her. Jen passes away with Grams by her side. Doug tells Jack he's willing to spend his life with him and wants to help raise Amy. Pacey tells Joey that despite his endless love for her, he feels like he is holding her back as she has fulfilled her dreams of leaving Capeside, where he feels like he is destined to be.
She tells him that she loves both him and Dawson but before she can continue they are interrupted. Before returning to New York, Joey sits with Dawson and confesses that even though they may never be together, he and she are soulmates and nothing should ever change that. Even though the two recognize that they are soulmates, it does not compare to the love between Pacey and Joey. Joey finally stops running from her feelings for Pacey and chooses to be with him over Dawson.
Dawson is successful in Hollywood, and Pacey and Joey both make it out of Capeside and get to be together. The episode ends with Pacey and Joey together in New York calling Dawson after watching the season finale of his show. Dawson tells them that he is going to be meeting his idol Steven Spielberg tomorrow and ends on a shot of the opening credits from season one.
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Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Kevin Williamson. Film addict Dawson is making an amateur movie with his friends Pacey and Joey when filming is interrupted by the arrival of beautiful Jen, the granddaughter of Dawson's next-door neighbor. Pacey develops a crush on Tamara Jacobs, an older woman he meets at the video shop, but is stunned to discover that she is his new English teacher.
As the friends start high school, Joey discovers Dawson's mother, Gail, is having an affair, a fact that neither Dawson or his father, Mitch, know. Dawson casts Jen as the new leading lady in his film, but creates a messy off-camera scene during her date at the school dance. Meanwhile, Joey confronts Mrs. Leery about her liaisons and Pacey gets under Tamara's skin with his public flirting.
Rob Thomas. While working on the film class's movie, team player Dawson has a hard time being stuck in the background. Meanwhile as he plots to give Jen the "perfect kiss", Joey is swept away by a handsome stranger and Pacey tries to graduate to manhood with the help of teacher Tamara.
Jon Harmon Feldman. Dawson learns of his mother's affair, and upon discovering that Joey already knew, he turns to Jen for comfort and advice. He regrets doing so when she tells him about her past and the real reason she moved to Capeside. Meanwhile Pacey reveals to Dawson that he lost his virginity to Ms Jacobs. When a major hurricane moves inland, several characters take refuge in the Leery home, where Dawson rages at Jen about her past, and Mitch storms out after Gail confesses to her affair.
A tormented Dawson is left to deal with the fallout. Elsewhere, Pacey ruins his brother's chances of a date with Ms Jacobs when they are all trapped at her beach house during the hurricane. Another student overhears Pacey and Dawson discussing Pacey's his abusive relationship with their english teacher, and within hours the rumors are all around school and the rest of Capeside. Ms Jacobs and Pacey find themselves in legal trouble before the day is out.
Mike White. Tringle, the school librarian. The day takes on a " Breakfast Club " type air as Abby Morgan, the school trouble-maker, stirs the pot by initiating a telling game of truth or dare to break up the monotony of the day.
Joey's secret longing for Dawson threatens to reveal itself. Michael Fields. Dawson feels the heat when Jen is visited by an old boyfriend from New York. Elsewhere, a guy creeps on Joey at a beach party and she is almost sexually assaulted, saved only by Pacey's intervention. In the Leery family, tensions between Mitch and Gail reach boiling point as they attempt to rebuild their marriage.
Hoping to get over Jen, Dawson agrees to skip school and join Pacey and Billy Jen's ex on a road trip. The three of them end up in a bar where Dawson finds some emotional clarity. Meanwhile, Jen handles damage control after Joey becomes the subject of a wild rumor at school concerning her having sex with a boy named Warren.
The two of them join forces to perpetuate an act of revenge for the slander. Pacey and Joey work together on a school project, with a strange turn of events leading Pacey to admit possible feelings he may have for Joey. He later discusses this with Dawson, who is passionately against Pacey pursuing his emotions. Rodman Flender. While shopping for supplies for the evening, they meet a distressed woman in the middle of a nasty row with her boyfriend. She accompanies them back to Dawson's house.
Capeside's annual Miss Windjammer beauty pageant gets turned on its ear when it draws some unexpected contestants. Even more shockingly, Pacey enters, and in the process exposes some hypocrisy. In the season finale, Dawson and Joey are forced to confront their true feelings.
Joey visits her father in prison and debates leaving to go to France. Jen's grandfather dies and she turns to Dawson for comfort. After their kiss at the end of season one, Dawson and Joey have doubts about the future of their relationship as Joey is still mulling over plans to go to France. Meanwhile, Pacey plays a trick on new girl Andie, but later finds himself the victim of her revenge trick on him. Dawson violates Joey's privacy by reading her journal. Dawson unreasonably gets upset about what he finds, and forgets Pacey's 16th Birthday.
Andie gets her brother Jack a job at the Icehouse. Meanwhile, Abby and Jen start to bond. Jen tells her that she's is in love with Dawson and wants to win him back. An economics class project pairs Dawson and Jen as husband and wife, Pacey and Andie as a married couple and Joey as a single mother with two children. Jen tries to use the project to get closer to Dawson. Pacey gets to know more about Andie's troubled family life and Joey begins to see that she has a chance of success in the real world while doing her project solo.
Jesus Trevino. Tamara Jacobs, who left town after the news of her relationship with Pacey was exposed, shares an awkward reunion with her former lover. The encounter triggers old emotions in Pacey and curiosity in Andie, who sheepishly confesses to Dawson that she has feelings for Pacey. Meanwhile, Jack and Joey bond over their shared interest in art. Parental problems cast a shadow over Dawson and Joey's new romance.
Pacey is troubled when he sees the McPhee's homelife and struggles to comfort Andie when she unloads her emotions onto him. Jen has a date that makes Abby jealous and Joey and Jack share a late night kiss. Two tragedies rock Dawson's world. First he learns the awful truth about his parents' marriage. Then, at the Homecoming dance, he witnesses a heated moment between Joey and Jack, during which their illicit kiss is revealed.
Dawson is heartbroken as his lifelong friendship and newfound romance with Joey is shattered. The big night also introduces Jen and Jack for the first time. Pacey tries to open his heart to Andie, but something she witnesses ends up hurting her. Facing the scariest English test of their lives, the gang has an all night study session at wealthy, horny Chris Wolfe's house. During the night, secrets are revealed and friendships are altered.
The truth about Pacey's "affair" with Tamara is publicly revealed, much to Andie's horror. Dawson and Joey discuss their relationship. Joe Napolitano. Joey's "semi-date" with Jack prompts a resentful Dawson to join Jen at a party where he carries her like a caveman outside to stop her from doing some things she'll regret. Pacey proves his worth when Andie's mother has an episode during their study session.
Mitch fails to understand Dawson's views on their divorce. Patrick Norris. Andie's decision to run for student council takes a dark turn when Abby begins advertising her family situation. Jen helps Dawson take steps to deal with his powerlessness over his parents divorce and tries to teach him how to be a teenager. Jack shuts out Joey during a family crisis.
James Whitmore, Jr. Epic tryouts for Dawson's new movie prompt a steamy dialogue between him and Jen that could recast her role in his love life. Jack poses nude for Joey's art project, which prompts an intimate moment between the two of them. Pacey sets out to give Andie her dream date and to make their night truly memorable. Andie collects her anti-anxiety medication and lies to Pacey that it's for her mother. Abby and Chris find an anonymous note at school, revealing that one of three class couples featured in the previous episode ended the night by having sex.
Abby sets out to expose the affair. Working from clues about Joey's night of nude sketching with Jack, Dawson's steamy stop over at Jen's, and Pacey's bed and breakfast trip with Andie, Abby calls together her list of suspects and reveals the dirty secrets of Capeside.
Jen is furious and berates Abby for her endless cruelty to other people. The gang explores uncharted waters when Dawson and Pacey go on a father-son fishing trip with Mitch Leery and Pacey's critical and abusive father, Sheriff John Witter, who uses the trip to tell Pacey how useless he is. But tensions really begin to rise when Pacey invites Jack along, who tries to make amends with a reluctant Dawson. Meanwhile, Jen, Joey, Andie and Abby spend a day with Gail doing a report on teenage girls in the consumer world, with Abby naturally not passing up the opportunity to insult and provoke conflicts and tension between Mrs.
Leery and the girls. The filming of Dawson's new movie, Creek Times , brings back memories for the filmmaker and for Joey, who grows to dislike the actress playing her. Andie's emotions are running high and she attempts to break up with Pacey, who refuses to let her dump him.
Dawson begins to bond with Jack. In a compelling two-part episode, the Capeside High School gossip mill kicks into overdrive after Jack bears his soul in an English assignment and is forced to expose his innermost secrets while reading his poem aloud in class; the poem alludes to feelings that Jack may have towards another boy.
Dawson, Joey, and Andie are shaken by the implications of what it all means. Meanwhile, Pacey tries to defend Jack in the face of an adversarial teacher, Mr. Peterson, who forced Jack to read the poem aloud in class, and Jen finds her latest suitor, Tyson "Ty" Hicks, is full of surprises. Jack later tells Joey that the poem meant nothing sexual and that it may have been about his deceased brother.
On Dawson's advice, Joey attempts to heal the wounds of her new romance with Jack, which were left exposed by the poem and the resulting innuendo. Jack again reassures her. However, when Jack confronts his innermost secrets, he is forced to confront the fact that he is in fact gay, formally coming out to his supportive sister and less-supportive father.
Elsewhere, Pacey takes on Mr. Peterson and challenges his abusive teaching methods. His insistence on making things right in the school alienate Andie, and the two of them must work hard to put their relationship back together. On the night of Dawson's 16th birthday, Dawson and Andie follow her therapist's advice and throw themselves into an unabashed night of recklessness. They arrive at a blues bar, and unbeknownst to Pacey, Andie and Dawson start drinking.
Meanwhile, back at the Leery house, Joey is putting together a surprise party for Dawson, and Jack must own up to her about his orientation. Jen and Ty face up to their potentially irreconcilable differences, and Gail and Mitch come to a decision about how to raise their son in light of their separation. Dawson's confidence as a filmmaker is shaken when Miss Kennedy, the new film teacher, turns out to be a movie studio executive on sabbatical in Capeside, and gives his amateur movie a scathing review.
The future is unsure for Joey as well, when a psychic advises her to be open to every new opportunity that crosses her path. Andie also visits the psychic and is told less than positive things about her future. With Joey's father suddenly back in town, Bessie and he decide to expand the Icehouse to also cater for weddings.
Needing help, they enlist Andie, who says she hates weddings, and Pacey, who loves them. Joey doesn't think her father, recently out of jail, should be seen so publicly in Capeside. Dawson feels sorry for his mother, who arrives to the wedding alone, a feeling that is exacerbated when his father shows up with Miss Kennedy.
Jack and Dawson battle to help a scared bride, while Andie and Pacey accidentally damage the wedding cake and then scramble to fix it. Dawson and Joey reconnect romantically. Jen and Abby crash the wedding, but when Andie kicks them out, they head to the local docks, where Abby, half-paralyzed with drink, falls into the ocean and drowns. Abby's death shocks everyone, and all of Capeside is united in mourning over a girl none of them liked.
All the hypocrisy is making Jen crazy and in a later discussion with Grams, she denounces God and angers Grams in the process.
When making a speech at the funeral, she further embarrasses Grams by announcing that Abby taught her the falseness of God. The funeral dredges up memories of Andie's deceased brother, and Andie's emotional reactions scare Pacey. Abby's mother asks Andie to give the official eulogy, incorrectly believing they were friends; Andie struggles to give a speech that is both honest and respectful, eventually settling on the idea that Abby's abrasive attitude helped Andie grow stronger.
Joey is reluctant to go to the funeral, since she hasn't been to one since her mother died years earlier. While at the graveyard, she and Dawson decide to visit her mother for the first time. Grams is so disgusted with Jen's speech at the funeral that she packs her bags and tells her to find somewhere else to live. Melanie Mayron. Dawson decides to take Joey out to dinner to celebrate their first month together. Mitch Leery also makes reservations at the same restaurant, and when the management fail to realise there are two Leery parties, all four are forced to sit together.
Later, Jen who is now living at the Leery house arrives with Gail, and she and Joey conspire to get Gail and Mitch together again. Alas, the plan is unsuccessful. Also reunited are Andie and her deceased brother. Pacey and Jack catch on that she thinks he is with her, but it is just a figment of her imagination.
After a showdown with Andie, Jack and Pacey engineer a plan to aid her medical recovery. All of the gang's lives go through changes. McPhee, who announces that he wants his daughter to be treated in Providence, not Capeside. Andie and Pacey must decide if Andie's mental health is more important than being together; Jack also must decide whether or not to go with Andie.
His decision is solidified when his father implies that Jack's homosexuality can be 'treated. Potter extend the Ice House, interviews him for a film project about how Mr. Potter turned his life around and transformed from drug dealer to model citizen.
Dawson then inadvertently catches Mr. Potter in the act of a drug deal. Jen decides to make a change so she calls her mother and inquires about returning home or visiting. She is upset to be told that it is an inconvenient time. She ends up moving in with Jack, as she has no other place to go. Andie leaves, and Jack and Pacey watch her go. Dawson is unsure about whether to tell Joey about her father's drug dealing. Sheriff Witter stakes out the Ice House, believing that Mr.
Potter is back to his old tricks. When the gang is studying in the restaurant, one of Mr. Potter's unruly competitors sets it on fire with everyone still inside, increasing Dawson's anguish. Gail tells Mitch that she has been offered a new job in Philadelphia, and that she intends to accept it, with Mitch moving back into the Leery house to supervise Dawson.
Pacey becomes depressed now that Andie is gone; his father mocks his pain, which results in a physical confrontation between them.
As a result, Sheriff Witter comes to understand Andie's importance in Pacey's life and that he has been a bad father. Jack becomes worried that Jen is suicidal when she didn't immediately leave the burning Ice House. Dawson has already confronted Mr. Potter about backing out of the drug business; the arson convinces his parents that he should go to the police, but instead he goes to Joey. She aids the police in arresting her father, understanding it is the right thing to do, but afterwards tells Dawson she will never forgive him for his role in forcing her decision, bringing their romance to a second grinding halt.
Absent: Meredith Monroe. As Pacey and Joey leave Capeside to collect Andie from hospital, Dawson is manipulated by his father and the new school principal, Howard Green Obba Babatunde , to produce a film about football for the upcoming pep rally. However, the ultimate stars of the film, which is seen by many students and teachers, are Dawson and Eve, who inadvertently appear semi-clothed. The same night, Jen is revealed to be the new head cheerleader and Jack, the new star of the football team, two facts which stun Pacey, Joey and Andie, who are watching from the audience.
Pacey is overjoyed to be spending time with Andie, but she doesn't appear as excited to see him, and when confronted by her boyfriend, Andie makes a shocking confession to sleeping with someone else.
Jack has an unexpected encounter with his father, who has returned to Capeside. Dawson is stunned when Eve presents him with an advance copy of the PSAT exam he and his friends will be taking shortly. The entire gang are tempted to cheat for various reasons, and when the test goes missing, it becomes obvious that one friend in particular was unable to resist the temptation. In the quest to discover who stole the paper, Dawson gets into a fight with Pacey, who is still reeling from his break-up with Andie.
As the gang takes the exam, the thief is revealed to be Andie, who is desperate to ace the test to prove that she is recovered from her medical problems and stole it with no other character noticing.
Elsewhere, Jack is adamant he will be giving up football until a persistent Jen manipulates him into thinking otherwise. Jeffrey Stepakoff. Mitch and Dawson clash when Gail gives Dawson an opportunity to produce a news report for local television. The subject of the report is Jack, Capeside's first gay football star, and Mitch is concerned that the timing of the piece could jeopardize his chances to win the upcoming game.
Joey and Pacey are handed a strange punishment for skipping classes together, but when Pacey later reveals a personal project to Joey a small boat that he is restoring , she stops blaming him for getting her in trouble. Meanwhile, Andie begins to panic when Principal Green asks to speak to her, believing her cheating in the previous episode has been discovered.
Jen decides to quit her position as head cheerleader, but the other girls will not let her go without a fight, especially when she is voted homecoming queen. Dawson gets increasingly annoyed when Eve won't give him any details about her mysterious life: he doesn't know what she's doing in Capeside, and she has falsified her enrollment at Capeside High and at her claimed place of work.
He and Pacey set out to find out more, leading him to steal a photograph from her residence. Demanding its return, Eve eventually reveals that she is an adoptee on a quest to find her biological mother, who is pictured in the photo; she admits she has had no luck in Capeside and leaves town. Joey's misgivings about her slimy boss, Rob, lead her to gatecrashing his date with Andie, but her goodwill backfires when Rob later fires her.
Jack deceives Jen in his effort to set her up on a date with Henry, one of his teammates, who is a freshman. Finally, as Dawson visits the Ryan house on unrelated business, he sees a picture of Grams' daughter -- Jen's mother Absent: Kerr Smith. When Jen's mother, Helen, unexpectedly arrives in Capeside to spend Thanksgiving with her mother and daughter, Dawson tells her what he knows about Eve.
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