Dawson meeting a mysterious girl named, Eve, who turns out to be a stripper, on his bus ride back to Capeside from Philadelphia. Joey realizes she was wrong to blame Dawson for having to turn in her father. Pacey encourages Dawson to take his dad's boat for a spin with Eve and they end up crashing into a dock in front of Joey's new job. When Eve helps Dawson pay for some of the damages with her stripping money, Pacey comes up with the brilliant idea to host a party with the strippers and charge admission. Jen tries out for the cheerleading squad and at her tryout calls out the head cheerleader which results in Jen being named head cheerleader. Dawson asks Pacey to look out for Joey when Dawson rejects her.
Dawson is asked to make a video about the high school football team. Mitch convinces Jack to join the football team after seeing him catch several passes. The new freshmen quarterback has a crush on Jen. Jack's dad think it is best if Jack stays living with Grams and Jen. Joey accompanies Pacey to pick up Andie. Pacey notes that Andie has been distant since she got home and Andie admits that she slept with another guy at the care facility. Dawson and Eve are caught making out at the school pep rally.
-- Bodyrock, The Nines -- Days & Days, Not Identified -- Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky), Capeside High Marching Band -- On Wisconsin, Tuck & Patti -- Time After Time
Dawson is faced with an ethical dilemma when Eve gives him a copy of the PSAT's. Various members of the gang consider cheating but only one takes advantage when the fire alarm causes Dawson to leave the envelope behind. Joey faces sexual harassment at work when he refuses her bosses offer of a date. Pacey shows up drunk at Joey's work after Andie gives him a box filled with stuff he gave her while they were going out. Dawson accuses Pacey of stealing the test and the two get into a fight. Jack thinks the football team is being hard on him because he is gay. Henry seeks Jack help getting Jen's attention. On the morning of the PSAT, both Dawson and Pacey walk out on the test. An unlikely person is revealed as the thief.
Nine Days -- Absolutely (Story Of A Girl), Evan and Jaron
-- From My Head To My Heart, Chris Isaak -- Speak Of The Devil, Train
-- Swaying, Sue Medley -- You Won't See Me Cry
Pacey encourages Joey to skip school with him but the two are caught by Principal Green. Jen quits the cheerleading squad but they beg her to honor the silent auction for a kiss with her. Mitch isn't thrilled about Dawson's piece on Jack running on Gail's TV station. Andie's begins to panic when she thinks Principal Green knows she cheated on the PSAT's.
Songs: Sue Medley -- Break The Chain, Mad Lion -- Go To War, Jude -- I Do, Jude -- I'm Sorry Now, Atomic Fireballs -- Man With A Hex, Bleach -- Static
After catching Eve exiting Grams house late at night, Dawson becomes more curious about her and begins digging around to find out more about her. Jen is irate when Jack sets her up with Henry. Joey continues to be harassed by Rob and becomes concerned when Andie goes on a date with him.
Andie makes a hefty accusation towards Rob to gain Pacey's attention. As part of being elected Homecoming Queen, Jen must plan a party for former Capeside Homecoming Queens. Gail returns to Capeside with a secret.
Johann Ludwig Krebs (Composer) -- Concerto #1 in G Major, Chantal Kreviazuk
-- Eve, Natalie MacMaster
-- Get Me Through December, The Weather Girls -- It's Raining Men, Meredith Brooks -- Shout, Bleach -- Super Good Feeling
Dawson recruits Joey, Pacey and Jen to help with with a Witch Island documentary instead of doing a paper on "The Crucible." Pacey and Jen agree on a friends with benefits relationship. Andie goes full force on heading up the disciplinary committee.
Songs: The Tea Party -- Gone, Dragmatic -- If, Kim Stockwood -- Puzzle Girl
Jen's estranged mother surprises everyone by showing up unannounced for Thanksgiving. Dawson confronts her with what he found out about her past. Jen and Pacey are still being friendly, in their own ways.
Dawson catches Pacey acting awkwardly on more than one occasion and thinks Pacey and Joey are sleeping together. Meanwhile, Andie pressures Jack into meeting a man from the internet.
Parry Music Library -- Dear Heart, Peter Searcy -- Hateful, Wood -- Knock It On The Head, Vitamin C
-- Me, Myself, and I, OneMusic Library -- So In Love, Wood -- Stay You, Chapell Music Library -- Walking In The Rain, Violin Road -- World You Want
Dawson, Joey, Jack and Andie visit Boston. Joey and Andy visit a college for a campus visit while Dawson enters his Witch Island film in a festival. Jack explores Boston's gay scene.
Ben Folds Five -- Kate, Counting Crows
-- Mrs. Potter's Lullaby, Wood -- Never Ending, Last December -- Run Into You
Jen begins to rethink turning down Henry. Jack and Ethan spend time together at Capefest. Dawson spends time with Nikki and Principal Green. Andie pursues being associate director of the school play unknowing that Pacey is one of the leads.
Songs: Rilo Kiley
-- 85, Debra Davis -- Angels In The Attic, Pete Stewart -- Better Off, Declan Nine -- DeCapo, Weekend Excursion -- Finally Found You, John Lennon
-- Imagine, Channeling Owen -- Scared Of Me, Rilo Kiley
-- The Frug
Bessie and Joey struggle to make ends meet after opening the Bed and Breakfast. Pacey tries to come to the rescue by inviting a famous critic to spend the evening. Andie pressures Jack to move back home. Mitch and Gale consider new business opportunities. Jen tells Henry about her past.
Pancho's Lament -- Absence Of An Angel, Temptations -- Ain't Too Proud To Beg, Joni Mitchell
-- Both Sides Now, Bryan Kelley -- Fear, Weekend Excursion -- Getting By, Pancho's Lament -- Promise Me This, Julie Plug -- Starmaker, Kind Of Blue -- Will You Ever Know
Pacey gets stage fright before opening night of his play. Joey has her first date with A.J. which causes her to miss Pacey's play. Dawson drops film class in his effort to find himself. Andie has to take over directing the play when Mr. Broderick gets sick. Henry makes another public declaration for Jen.
Songs: Savage Garden -- Affirmation, Trina Hamlin -- Even Now, Pancho's Lament -- Get On The Bus, Sue Medley -- No Regrets, Sinead Lohan -- What Can Never Be
Henry goes to extreme measures to pay for his date with Jen. Jack's ex-girlfriend comes to town for a visit and reveals that her most recent boyfriend broke up with her and told her that he is gay. The rest of the group attends a party that is broken up by Doug. Pacey acts passive aggressive about his feelings for Joey and her back and forth relationship with Dawson.
DJ Rap -- Bad Girl, Bryan Kelley -- Charming The Gods, Susan Aglukark -- Never Be The Same, Patria -- Passion, Chevelle -- Point #1, Universal Honey
-- Real World, Beanbag -- Taste Test, Debra Davis -- The Way Things Used To Be, Julie Plug -- What Can I Say
Joey's painting ends up being destroyed by the school's entitled bully. Pacey defends Joey's honor by confronting the bully. Andie resigns her position on the disciplinary committee and admits to stealing the PSAE test. Joey finds out the Dawson asked Pacey to look after her.
Songs: Susan Aglukark -- Believe Again, Julie Plug -- Devoted, Trina Hamlin -- Flower Days, Susan Aglukark -- One Turn Deserves Another
A small group of angry parents is upset over the kid that ruined Joey's mural being expelled from school make a lot of noise the Superintendent demands Principal Green reverse his decision or be asked to resign. Joey rallies fellow students at school to support Principal Green. Dawson helps his mother put together a story about Principal Green when the young reporter that she was replaced with only wants to tell one side.
Songs: That Lonesome Road -- James Taylor, Tracks Of My Tears -- Mary Beth Maziarz, Better Of -- Pete Stewart, Two Beds And A Coffee Machine -- Savage Garden
Joey goes to visit A.J. and realizes that he is in love with his childhood best friend. Pacey begins is community service where he connects with a young boy. Dawson tries to help his mother get her restaurant ready for it's openin but Gail becomes upset when Dawson's asks his father to come and lend a hand. Joey and Pacey share a kiss.
Songs: The Answer -- Brooke Ramel, I Can't Try Hard Enough -- Dag Juhlin, I Know -- Kind Of Blue, Gone -- Sue Medley, Dry Land -- Tara McLean, Settling -- Tara McLean
Pacey and Joey try to deal with their kiss. Pacey attempts to tell Dawson on their camping trip about his feelings for Joey but never finds the right moment. Jen is upset when Henry doesn't invite her to his birthday party. Jack's dad tries to spend time with Jack and Ethan but Jack acts rude to his father. Andie, Jen and Joey have a girl's night.
Songs: Anything -- Brooke Ramel, Go Be Young -- Edwin McCain, I'll Stay Right Here (Moments) -- Eli, If You Leave -- Last December, Chosen Family -- Leona Naess, Give Me A Reason -- Mission Delores, In My Life -- Trina Hamlin, Even Now -- Trina Hamlin
The group, minus Jack and Jen, head to Dawson's aunt's house for spring break. Pacey and Joey deal try and deal with their feeling and share another kiss which Dawson's aunt witnesses. Jen gets jealous when a waitress at the restaurant flirts with Henry.
Songs: Walking In My Sleep -- Better Days, One And Only -- Better Days, Wild Thing -- Joshua Jackson, Louie, Louie -- Karaoke Gang, Daydream Believer -- Katie Holmes / James Van Der Beek, Ooh, Child -- Meredith Monroe, Goodnight Moon -- Shivaree, Idiot Waltz -- Shivaree, Wild Thing -- X
The reveal of Joey and Pacey's relationship is told by each characters point of view.
Songs: Thank You -- Dido, Miss Fortune -- Eagle-Eye Cherry, Mend -- Jann Arden, In Your Keeping -- Jann Arden, Matter Of Time -- Jennifer Parsignault
Dawson uses Capeside's annual regatta to try and "win" Joey over. Henry is relentless in trying to get Jen to forgive him. When Jen finally does forgive Henry they spend the whole night talking but Grams gets the wrong impression. Gail finally takes matters into her own hands with Mitch.
Songs: Sunday Morning -- Better Days, Music To My Ears -- Jenny Bruce, Somewhere In New Mexico -- Jill Sobule, Crush'em -- Megadeth, Fiction -- Nik Kershaw, Let That Be Enough -- Switchfoot, Hazel -- Troy Young Campbell
When Jack is refused admission to the problem if he brings Ethan as his date, Dawson arranges for an alternative prom to be held at his mom's restaurant. Jen is upset when she learns Henry is planning to attend football camp for 8 weeks over the summer and breaks up with him. Gail proposes to Mitch.
Songs: Little Things -- Chantal Kreviazuk, Foresight -- Granian, London Rain -- Heather Nova, In Every Corner -- Julie Plug, I Believe -- Kind Of Blue, My Invitation -- Sarah Slean, Once In A Life -- Twila Paris, This Misery -- Wild Colonials, It's Not Unusual -- Wild Colonials
Mitch and Gail remarry. Joey makes a final choice between Dawson and Pacey. Jen and Jack chase down Henry and Ethan to tell them their true feelings, but with different end results.
Songs: Walking In My Sleep -- Better Days, Days Like These -- Janis Ian, Sleepless -- Jann Arden, The Riverside -- Jessica Andrews, I Will Be There For You -- Jessica Andrews, Promise Me This -- Pancho's Lament, Jealous -- Sinead O'Connor