Dawson and Joey try to figure out what to do next since they had their first kiss. Meanwhile Pacey plays a not so funny joke on a new girl. Jen deals with her grandfather's death. Mitch sees a divorce lawyer.
Dawson's is preoccupied in his relationship with Joey and forgots about Pacey's sixteenth birthday. Dawson looks at Joey's diary without her knowing. Mitch and Gale seek advice about their marriage. Jen begins hanging out with Abby. Andie's brother Jack gets a job at the Ice House.
The Sterlings -- Always, Aryana -- Dear Mary, Sprung Monkey
-- Get 'Em Outta Here, Aryana -- Good Intentions, Feeding Like Butterflies -- Killers, The MacAnanys -- Luckiest Guy, Eagle-Eye Cherry
-- Save Tonight, Bic Runga
A school economic assignment puts Dawson with Jen, Pacey with Andie and Joey by herself. Jen uses the opportunity to get closer to Dawson. Pacey misreads Andie's situation. Joey explores what life could be like as a successful career woman and accidently offends Bessie. Mitch and Gail consider an open marriage.
Chickenpox -- Anything You Say, Harvey Danger -- Flagpole Sitta, Sozzi -- Four Eyes, Say-So -- Mary Be Merry, Bruce Hornsby
-- Swan Song, Catie Curtis -- The Party's Over, Newsboys -- WooHoo
Joey's newfound interest in art causes a rift between her and Dawson but common ground with Jack. Tamara returns to Capeside to sell some property and runs into Pacey. Andie reveals to Dawson that she likes Pacey. Jen's friendship with Abby is threatened when a hot older guy shows interest in Jen but not Abby.
Shawn Mullins -- And On A Rainy Night, Colony -- Breathe, Seven Mary Three -- Each Little Mystery, Zoe -- Half As Good, Donna Lewis
-- Harvest Moon, Tori Amos
-- Northern Lad
A full moon means bad luck for several residents of Capeside. Dawson comes to a realization about his parents marriage. Jen goes on a date with Vince that ends with Grams catching the two making out. Andie agrees to go out with Pacey but doesn't want him picking her up at her house. Pacey meets Andie and Jack's mother and Andie has to tell him the truth about her family. Jack kisses Joey.
Marc Jordan -- Catch The Moon, Jewel
-- Hands, Semisonic -- Secret Smile
At the school dance, Andie tries to play matchmaker with Jack and Jen. Dawson finds out about the kiss. Pacey hurts Andie's feelings by dancing with Kristy. Gale and Mitch tell Dawson they are separating.
Nowhere Blossoms -- Cinnamon Waits, Jessica Simpson
-- Did You Ever Love Somebody?, Kenny Loggins
-- Footloose, Tal Bachman -- If You Sleep, Sixpence None The Richer
-- Kiss Me, Grammatrain -- Less of Me, Wine Field -- Man On A Mast, Reel Big Fish -- Sell Out, Tal Bachman -- She's So High, Garbage
-- Special, Donna Lewis
-- Take Me Home
The gang goes to Chris's house to study for a major test, even though not much studying gets doen at first.
Dawson gets good news about his horror movie. Joey goes on a date with Jack. Andie vows to help Pacey improve his grades in school but her mother's deteriorating condition may get in the way. Jen continues to spiral out of control.
Songs: Goo Goo Dolls
-- Acoustic #3, Hole
-- Celebrity Skin, The Flys -- Got You (Where I Want You), R.E.M.
-- Hope, Dana Mase -- Sitting With An Angel, Shooter -- This Is Who I Am
Andie and Joey are the victim in a smear campaign by Abby when they run for class officers opposite her. Dawson catches his parents having sex on the kitchen table but is stunned to learn they are still going through with the divorce. Jen encourages Dawson to take more risks. Jack notices that Andie's mood swings are become more frequent.
Chumbawamba -- Amnesia, Mud'l Head -- Dead Yet, Heather Nova -- Heart and Shoulder, The Slugs -- Kingdom, Kelly Brock
-- Sacred, Morley -- Slingshots, Catie Curtis -- Troubled Mind, Switchfoot
-- Underwater, Garbage
-- You Look So Fine
Dawson precedes with his movie with Jen as his new producer. Jack spills his drink on Joey's drawing and offers to pose nude so she can redo it. Pacey and Andie consider taking things to the next level.
Mean girl Abbey finds a note at the school and it has details about a couple having sex for the first time, she then tries to figure out who they are and reveal the couple.
-- Human Beings, Shooter -- Life's a Bitch, New Radicals
-- You Get What You Give
A father-son fishing trip (that includes Jack) shows the delicate nature of Pacey's relationship with his dad. The girls participate in Gail's report on teenagers, which brings their individual insecurities to light.
Old feelings return for Joey and for Dawson while he is making his new movie, about their relationship. Pacey finds the Xanax bottle in Andie's trash and confronts her about it.
After Jack is made to read a private poem in front of the whole class, rumors circulate about his sexual orientation. Pacey stands up to Mr. Peterson's attacks which results in his suspension.
Pacey takes matters into his own hands when Mr. Peterson becomes increasingly vindictive. Andie and Jack's father comes to town. Jack must admit the truth about his sexual orientation. Jennifer and Ty relationship comes to a stand still when they have very different views regarding Jack.
Dawson freaks out upon turning 16. Andie's therapist encourages her to be more open to new ideas which leads to her and Dawson getting drunk before the surprise party Joey has planned for Dawson. Gail and Mitch disagree over Dawson's birthday gift. Dawson tells off his parents and friends at his party.
Dawson shows his film to the new film teacher and gets her honest but harsh response. Joey crushes on a guy who turns out to be more interested in Jack. Jen encourages Grams to go on a date. Joey's dad returns after being released from prison.
Debra Davis -- Angels In The Attic, Semisonic -- Completely Pleased, Lisa Loeb
-- How, Donna Lewis
-- I Could Be The One, Natalie Merchant
-- Life Is Sweet, around - Blues Traveler -- Run
Joey is apprehensive when her father returns to Capeside after being paroled and immediately starts coming up with plans to help the Ice House with new business by booking an important wedding. Dawson's is jealous that Jack is Joey's go to person for advice. Gail sets her sights on getting Mitch back. Andie nearly ruins the wedding when she knocks off the top tier of the cake. Later, Andie throws wedding crashers Jen and Abby out and they steal a bottle of liquor on their way out. The two procede to get drunk when the unthinkable happens.
Dance Hall Crashers -- All Mine, Nikki Hassman -- Any Lucky Penny, Johann Ludwig Krebs (Composer) -- Concerto #1 in G Major, Chantal Kreviazuk
-- Feels Like Home, Josh Rouse -- Flair, Sixpence None The Richer
-- Kiss Me, Save Ferris -- Little Differences, Vanessa Handrick -- Not The One, Michael Brandmeier -- Once Again, Jenna Music -- Reality Hurts, Shawn Mullins -- Shimmer, Shelby Starner -- You, The Spies -- You and Me
Everyone is shocked by Abby's sudden death. Jen cannot stand everyone's hypocrisy when they all act like they liked Abby. Abby's mother thinks that Abby and Andie were friends and asks Andie to give a speech at the funeral. Pacey worries the Andie could have a breakdown especially after Jen blames Andie for kicking them out of the wedding. Gail tells Dawson that she got a job offer in Philadelphia. Abby's death brings up feelings for Joey about her own mother's death. Jen gives a eulogy at Abby's funeral blasting everyone and God. Grams throws Jen out over her actions. Andie returns to Abby's house to take Abby's journal before her mother can see the cruel things Abby wrote in it and Andie sees Abby's image in the mirror.
Dawson takes Joey to a nice French restaurant where they end up running into Mitch and Nicole and later Jen and Gail show up on a girls night out. Joey and Dawson take Nicole to task for her harsh critique of Dawson's movie. Jen works to put Gail and Mitch back together by playing their song and the two share a dance. Gail thinks she has received her sign about taking the job in Philadelphia but sees Mitch with Nicole again at the end of the night. Andie's mental health deteriorates as she begins seeing and talking to her dead brother, Tim. Andie locks herself in the bathroom and Pacey has to took her out before she hurts herself.
Seven Mary Three -- Chasing You, Babel Fish -- Mania, P.J. Olsson -- Ready For A Fall, Dennis McCarthy (DC Composer) -- Reunited, Binge -- Surrounded, Barenaked Ladies
-- This Is Where It Ends
Andie's father returns to Capeside and wants to move her and Jack away so Andie can get help. Jen is at a crossroads on where to live since her parents don't want her to return to New York. Dawson turns the camera on various people in his life for his final on "Casablanca" including Joey's dad. Dawson ends up caught in a hard place when he witnesses Joey's dad returning to his old ways.
Songs: Matthew Ryan (1)
-- Chrome, Adam Cohen -- Cry Ophelia, Bridget Benenate -- Everything Changes, Gus -- Goin' Our Way, Heather Nova -- London Rain, Heather Nova -- Paper Cup, Grammatrain -- Sell Your Soul
When Mr. Potter's drug dealing causes the Ice House to be attacked and burned down, Dawson has to admit to Joey that he caught her father selling drugs. Joey has to turn against her father in order to keep the rest of her family safe. Pacey's relationship with his father reaches a boiling point when Mr. Witter makes a crack out Andie's mental state. Grams asks Jen to move back in and Jen eventually agrees but with a few conditions and another house guest.
-- Hit So Hard, Sozzi -- Letting Go, Kim Stockwood -- Moon Beneath My Fee", Alanis Morissette
-- That I Would Be Good, Oleander -- Why I'm Here