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Season 4

59 :04x01 - Coming Home

Oct/04/2000
As Summer comes to a close, Joey and Pacey return to Capeside where they have to deal with Dawson and everyone's questions about their sexual activity.
Special Guest Stars: Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | Dylan Neal as Doug Witter |
Guest Stars: Garikayi Mutambirwa as Jon | Danny Roberts (1) as Jean-Jean/JJ (as Jason Daniel Roberts)
Director: Greg Prange
Songs: Everclear -- AM Radio, Mary Beth Maziarz -- Souvenirs, -- Theme From Jaws, David Gray -- This Years Love

60 :04x02 - Failing Down

Oct/11/2000
Pacey finds out that he failed three subjects during his junior year and that he should of stayed in Capeside for summer school than go sailing. Joey gets a job at the yacht club by pretending to know some members. Henry e-mails Jack asking him to break-up with Jen for him.
Special Guest Stars: Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | Mark Matkevich as Drue Valentine |
Guest Stars: Carolyn Hennesy as Mrs. Valentine
Director: Sandy Smolan
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: The Lads -- Alone, Stew -- Cavity, Five Way Friday -- Homecoming, Say-So -- How Could We Know, Eels -- Packing Blankets, Five For Fighting -- Superman

61 :04x03 - Two Gentlemen of Capeside

Oct/18/2000
Pacey wants to celebrate improving his grades but Joey ends up getting roped into a project with Dawson and Drue so Jen volunteers to go sailing with Pacey. Andie has an interview with Mrs. Valentine for Harvard but Mrs. Valentine only wants to focus on Andie's mental condition. Pacey and Jen end up in trouble when bad weather suddenly moves in and Dawson and Joey rush to their aid.
Special Guest Stars: Harve Presnell as Mr. Arthur Brooks | Mark Matkevich as Drue Valentine |
Guest Stars: Carolyn Hennesy as Mrs. Valentine |
Co-Guest Stars: Steven Gregory Tyler as Harbor Master | David Downs as Mr. Kasdan | Christopher Marshall as Weatherman
Director: Sandy Smolan
Songs: The Jayhawks -- I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, Shawn Colvin -- Never Saw Blue Like That

62 :04x04 - Future Tense

Oct/25/2000
Just about everyone is worried about their future after college. Joey worries that all her hard work might be for nothing when she finds out she is only fourth in her class. Drue throws a birthday party for Jen though her birthday is months away. Jack ends up with a season ending football injury. Joey gets drunk at Jen's "birthday" party.
Special Guest Stars: Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | Mark Matkevich as Drue Valentine |
Co-Guest Stars: Heather Avery Clyde as Ms. Watson | Sean Sullivan (1) as Random Student #2 | Nicole Arviso as Stacy | Ethan Wilcox as Random Student #1 | Casey Kelvington as Random Student #3 | Alex Wharf as Jason
Director: Michael Lange
Writer: Gina Fattore
Songs: Filibuster -- Backstreets, Wild Colonials -- Day Ditty, Medium -- Five Alive, Supreme Beings Of Leisure -- Never The Same, Julie Plug -- Please, Please (Stacy's Song), Train -- Respect, Mike Plume Band -- Something To Say, Moxie -- Sorry, Crushing Velvet -- Sugar Star, Katie Reider -- What You Don't Know, Lori Carson -- You Won't Fall

63 :04x05 - A Family Way

Nov/01/2000
Gail's surprise pregnancy shocks Mitch and Dawson but her decision to end the pregnancy is even more upsetting to Dawson. Dawson confides in Gretchen who realizes that she got pregnant a few month before but before she could have an abortion she had a miscarriage. Joey considers having sex with Pacey and Bessie finds her stash of birth control pills. Andie and Jack coach a youth soccer team and when one of the girls older sisters flirts with Jack, he reveals that he is gay causing a few parents to pull their kids from the team.
Special Guest Stars: Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | Obi Ndefo as Bodie Wells | Harve Presnell as Mr. Arthur Brooks |
Guest Stars: Bridgett Newton as Caroline Say | Carly Schroeder as Molly Say |
Co-Guest Stars: Avis-Marie Barnes as Counselor | Christian Durango as Billy
Director: Nancy Malone
Songs: Verbow -- Crest Of Mary, Five Way Friday -- Everyone, Bright Blue Gorilla -- Feel The Movement, Pete Yorn -- Just Another

64 :04x06 - Great Xpectations

Nov/08/2000
The gang decides to go to a rave. Andie does not feel overly excited about getting into her dream school, Harvard. Later, Andie catches Jen holding the Ecstasy that Drue gave her and Jen explains that the drug can make you feel really good. Andie ends up take a tablet and Jen tries in vain to keep an eye on Andie at the rave. Andie ends up passing out from the mix of drugs in her system. Gail and Mitch tell Dawson that they are keeping the baby. Joey tells Gretchen that Dawson might have feeling for her and Gretchen confronts Dawson. Dawson tells Gretchen that he just wants to hang out as friends.
Special Guest Stars: Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | Mark Matkevich as Drue Valentine |
Guest Stars: David Dukes as Joseph McPhee |
Co-Guest Stars: Todd Thompson as Driver #1 | Kendrick Cross as Medic | Jed Carpenter as Map Point Guy
Writer: Nan Hagan
Songs: Chemical Brothers -- Block Rockin' Beats, Granian -- Far From Saved, Eva Cassidy -- Fields Of Gold, Poe -- Hey Pretty, Chemical Brothers -- Leave Home, Symbiosis -- Protocol, Chemical Brothers -- Setting Sun, OneMusic Library -- So In Love

65 :04x07 - You Had Me at Goodbye

Nov/15/2000
Joey has to choose between Dawson and Pacey yet again for a peer review recommendation for a college application. Andie's dad suggest that she take the rest of the school year off and visit Italy. Jack refuses to forgive Jen for her role in Andie taking Ecstasy. Drue gets Jen and himself in trouble for the drugs and they are sentenced to community service.
Special Guest Stars: Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | Mark Matkevich as Drue Valentine | Harve Presnell as Mr. Arthur Brooks |
Guest Stars: David Dukes as Joseph McPhee | Carolyn Hennesy as Mrs. Valentine |
Co-Guest Stars: Tammy Christine Arnold as Office Assistant | Michael Harding (1) as Officer Morris | Heather Avery Clyde as Ms. Watson
Director: John Behring
Songs: Michelle Cummings -- Freedom From Shame, Sarah McLachlan -- I Will Remember You, The Normals -- Two Wrongs And A Right, Everclear -- Wonderful

66 :04x08 - The Unusual Suspects

Nov/22/2000
Jack, Pacey and Dawson all come together to do the best senior prank-ever.
Special Guest Stars: Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | Dylan Neal as Doug Witter | Mark Matkevich as Drue Valentine | Harry Shearer as Principal Peskin | Harve Presnell as Mr. Arthur Brooks |
Guest Stars: Bridgett Newton as Caroline Say | Carly Schroeder as Molly Say | Carolyn Hennesy as Mrs. Valentine |
Co-Guest Stars: David Andrews as Gus Weiner | Chris Jarman as Mike | Joe Rickman as Lone Student | Austin Taylor as Little Student
Songs: Dar Williams -- After All, Evan and Jaron -- Crazy For This Girl

67 :04x09 - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Nov/29/2000
Dawson tries to rediscover his love for film making and seeks advice from Mr. Brooks. Joey brings Pacey to a dinner party hosted by a top college where she applied. Gretchen convinces Gail and Mitch to host their annual Christmas party saying that she will take care of everything. Grams and Jack take matters into their own hands when Jen delays applying for college.
Special Guest Stars: Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | Mark Matkevich as Drue Valentine | Harve Presnell as Mr. Arthur Brooks |
Guest Stars: Carolyn Hennesy as Mrs. Valentine | Peter Jurasik as Walter |
Co-Guest Stars: Heather Avery Clyde as Ms. Watson | Aubrey Dollar as Anxiety Girl | Jessica R. Watson as Screaming Woman
Director: Perry Lang
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: The First Noel -- Adam Fields (Composer), String Quartet In C Major "Emperor" -- Franz Joseph Haydn (Composer), String Quartet No. 15 -- Franz Joseph Haydn (Composer), Sorry Charlie -- Hathaway, Piece of Soul -- Katie Reider, Jingle Bells -- Mark Shane, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas -- Mary Beth Maziarz, Souvenirs -- Say-So, Love Came Down At Christmas -- Shawn Colvin, Christmastime -- Smashing Pumpkins, O Holy Night -- Sue Medley, The Christmas Song -- Vikki Carr, Teenage Dirtbag -- Wheatus

68 :04x10 - Self Reliance

Dec/20/2000
Joey is overwhelmed dealing with the B&B, Alexander, school work and her feelings over seeing Dawson and Gretchen kiss. Dawson begins his documentary on Mr. Brooks. Jen brings Jack to a gay/straight alliance meeting where he butts head with the leader. Dawson and Gretchen both try to ignore their feelings over their kiss.
Special Guest Stars: Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | David Monahan as Tobey | Harve Presnell as Mr. Arthur Brooks |
Co-Guest Stars: Elaine Nalee as Nurse | Tim Grant as Family Guy | David Downs as Mr. Kasdan
Director: David Petrarca
Writer: Gina Fattore
Songs: Don't Need A Reason -- Beth Orton

69 :04x11 - The Tao of Dawson

Jan/10/2001
Dawson decides to be upfront to Pacey about his feelings for Gretchen. During a road trip to retrieve Gretchen's car, Pacey tries to get Gretchen back together with her ex-boyfriend unaware that he is a complete jerk. Dawson is surprised that Mr. Brooks and Grams are pursuing a relationship even though they are both aware of his failing health. Drue and Joey get locked in the country club storage closet.
Special Guest Stars: Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | Mark Matkevich as Drue Valentine | Harve Presnell as Mr. Arthur Brooks |
Guest Stars: Christian Kane as Nick Taylor | Carolyn Hennesy as Mrs. Valentine
Director: Keith Samples
Songs: Broken Boy -- Michal, If I Am -- Nine Days, Want Me -- Red Delicious, Siren -- Red Delicious, Nocturne -- Red Delicious, I Think God Can Explain -- Splender, Love Is The Movement -- Switchfoot, Understand -- The Lads

70 :04x12 - The Te of Pacey

Jan/17/2001
Pacey is less than thrilled when Joey surprises him with a family birthday dinner which turns into a make fun of Pacey event. Jen continues her community service by driving drunk young adults home and ends up working with Tobey who is volunteering.
Special Guest Stars: Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | John Finn as John Witter | Dylan Neal as Doug Witter | David Monahan as Tobey |
Guest Stars: Jane Lynch as Mrs. Witter |
Co-Guest Stars: Mary Holt Fickes as Drunk Girl's Friend | Laura Anne Green as No Neck #1 | Graciela Marin as Saferide Woman | Isaiah Pretulak as No Neck #2 | Bing Putney as Crying Guy | Griffin Taylor as No Neck #3 | Lauren Vaughan as Drunk Girl | Julia Wright as Kerry Witter
Director: Harry Winer
Songs: Rock Out -- 6X, Jello -- Arlibido, Lean On Me -- Beth Orton, Night and Day -- Ella Fitzgerald, Camelot -- Sweetsalt, Loving You -- Tammy Raybould

71 :04x13 - Hopeless

Jan/31/2001
Joey is roped into going on a double date with Drue and a country club regular in order to get time off for an upcoming senior class trip. Pacey wonders when he and Joey will take the next step in their relationship. Mr. Brooks has Dawson sign papers telling him it is just to allow Dawson to get his medication which he has stopped taking. Dawson has an evening out with Gretchen and her friends which calls attention to their age difference. Tobey uses tutoring young kids to get closer to Jack.
Special Guest Stars: Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | Mark Matkevich as Drue Valentine | David Monahan as Tobey |
Guest Stars: Rachel True as Kira | Carolyn Hennesy as Mrs. Valentine | Sabine Singh as Anna Evans |
Co-Guest Stars: Deron Barnett as Will | Anthony Mauro as Bouncer | Jeanette Weegar as Jessica |
Musical Guests: Mary Beth Maziarz as Herself
Director: Krishna Rao
Writer: Nan Hagan
Songs: Hopeless -- Dionne Farris, Firecracker -- John Lardieri, What A Wonderful World -- Louis Armstrong, Waiting For A Sign -- Mary Beth Maziarz, Give You The World -- The Flying Cordovas

72 :04x14 - A Winter's Tale

Feb/07/2001
Dawson is entrusted with making a very adult decision about Mr. Brooks. Joey, Pacey, Jack and Jen attend their senior class ski trip. Joey finally makes a decision about taking the next step with Pacey. Jen and Jack nearly make a big mistake.
Special Guest Stars: Andy Griffith as Mr. Brooks' Friend | Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | Mark Matkevich as Drue Valentine | Harve Presnell as Mr. Arthur Brooks |
Guest Stars: Sabine Singh as Anna Evans |
Co-Guest Stars: Tony Hale as Dr. Bronin | Michael Horvath (1) as Student | David Downs as Mr. Kasdan
Director: Greg Prange
Songs: Impossible -- Brian Charles, Dumb Love -- Brian Charles, Summer Of '69 -- Bryan Adams, Sugar Star -- Crushing Velvet, Hideaway -- Epstein's Mother, How Does It Feel -- Radford, Sucker For The Count -- Revelation Darling, Do It Again -- Splytz, Takes My Breath Away -- Tuck & Patti

73 :04x15 - Four Stories

Feb/14/2001
Joey and Pacey deal with having sex for the first time together. Jen is sent to see a psychiatrist after getting caught drinking on the class trip. Dawson deals with Mr. Brooks death.
Special Guest Stars: Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | Mark Matkevich as Drue Valentine |
Guest Stars: Rob Nagle as Dr. Tom Frost |
Co-Guest Stars: Arian Waring Ash as Kissing Girl | Andrew Masset as Patrick Kelker | Aaron Guilmette as Kissing Guy | David Downs as Mr. Kasdan
Director: David Petrarca
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Heart And Soul -- Bruce Patch, Color Blind -- Counting Crows, But Not For Me -- Elvis Costello, In The Sun -- Joseph Arthur, The White Trash Period Of My Life -- Josh Rouse, Spectre Chase -- King Lear Jet, They Can't Take That Away From Me -- Lisa Stansfield

74 :04x16 - Mind Games

Feb/28/2001
Jen becomes obsessed with finding out more about her therapist's personal life and enlists Jack in helping her spy on him. Drue rigs the senior class polls to make Dawson and Joey win class couple. Gretchen finds out that Joey didn't tell Dawson the truth about her and Pacey.
Special Guest Stars: Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | Mark Matkevich as Drue Valentine |
Guest Stars: Rob Nagle as Dr. Tom Frost |
Co-Guest Stars: Melissa Ponzio as Robin
Director: David Straiton
Writer: Gina Fattore
Songs: Windows -- Amy Cook, Laughter -- Josh Rouse, In Metal -- Low

75 :04x17 - Admissions

Apr/11/2001
Joey gets accepted to Worthington but finances may stand in her way. After Dawson makes Joey an offer to give her the money Mr. Brooks left him she admits to him that she lied about sleeping with Pacey. Jen continues to deal with her past in New York while trying to decide what college to attend. Dawson gets accepted to USC.
Special Guest Stars: Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | Mark Matkevich as Drue Valentine | Obi Ndefo as Bodie Wells |
Guest Stars: Rob Nagle as Dr. Tom Frost |
Co-Guest Stars: Heather Avery Clyde as Ms. Watson | Tammy Christine Arnold as Secretary
Director: Lev L. Spiro
Songs: More Than This -- Anne McCue, The Sound Of Fear -- Eels, Bye Bye -- Marcy Playground, Chemistry -- Semisonic

76 :04x18 - Eastern Standard Time

Apr/18/2001
Jen and Joey head to New York City for senior ditch day where Jen takes the opportunity to confront her father. Dawson and Gretchen head out on a road trip but end up stranded when their tire blows. Pacey ends up skipping out on his tests at school to spend time with Drue.
Special Guest Stars: Pat Hingle as Irv | Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | Dylan Neal as Doug Witter | Mark Matkevich as Drue Valentine |
Guest Stars: Rob Nagle as Dr. Tom Frost | Don McManus (1) as Theo Lindley |
Co-Guest Stars: James Martin Kelly as Mack | Mike Pniewski as Dr. Rochford | Cedric Pendleton as Tyfo | Shea Broom as Big Ace Waitress | Jenifer Crowell as Vera Waitress | Julie Ann Horanski as Donna | Josh Moore as Junior Boy | Toi Svane Stepp as Junior Girl (as Toi Svane)
Director: David Grossman
Songs: Sweet Jane -- Cowboy Junkies, Love In 2 Parts -- Erin McKeown, The Preacher -- Frostbit Blue, You Belong To Me -- Hypnogaja, The World Is Crazy -- John Campbelljohn, I Can't Wait To Meetchu -- Macy Gray, Bring You Down -- Red Delicious, Last Lament -- Susan James, Sad Eyed Woman -- Tricky Woo, Show Me -- Vanessa Daou, Letters From The Wasteland -- Wallflowers

77 :04x19 - Late

Apr/25/2001
Gail is two weeks overdue but her and Mitch still cannot decide on a name for their baby. Joey worries that she may be pregnant when she is late. Pacey lies about going on a fishing trip with his brother. Gretchen has an interview for a magazine in Boston. Tobey is attacked.
Special Guest Stars: Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | David Monahan as Tobey |
Guest Stars: Nance Williamson as Doctor |
Co-Guest Stars: Deron Barnett as Will
Director: David Petrarca
Songs: Forever Young -- Joan Baez, Why Walk When You Can Fly? -- Karen Blake, Family Circus -- Micah Green

78 :04x20 - Promicide

May/02/2001
Senior Prom becomes a turning point for the gang. Pacey and Joey's relationships shows its cracks. Gretchen makes a decision about her future. Jen tries to self medicate herself with booze.
Special Guest Stars: Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | Mark Matkevich as Drue Valentine | David Monahan as Tobey |
Co-Guest Stars: Steve Vernon as Limo Driver
Director: Jason Moore
Songs: Take My Hand -- Dido, Talk Show -- Dig Deeper, Sundrop -- Ego, Ruby's Gone -- Eva Trout, Whadify -- Everett Bradley, You're An Ocean -- Fastball, I've Changed (Alternate Version) -- Josh Joplin Group, When We Collide -- K.D. Lang, Aftershocks -- Mary Beth Maziarz, 20one -- Sid Six, Roses Around My Feet -- Tish Hinojosa, Wonderful Thing -- Vagabond Lovers

79 :04x21 - Separation Anxiety

May/09/2001
Jen finds out the Grams plans to sell her house and move into a retirement home to help pay Jen's college tuition. Gretchen makes plans to take a road trip before returning to school and Dawson considers going with her. Pacey gets a summer job offer from a Dean at Worthington.
Special Guest Stars: Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter | Mark Matkevich as Drue Valentine |
Guest Stars: Peter Jurasik as Walter |
Co-Guest Stars: Leslie Riley as Realtor | Rob Zapple as Snooty Man | Liz Ernest as Snooty Woman | Eric Paisley as Dean Newman | Martha Terry as Guard Sylvia | Lucas Waterworth as Brad
Director: Krishna Rao
Writer: Rina Mimoun
Songs: Windows -- Amy Cook, Waiting For My Real Life To Begin -- Colin Hay, Write Me A Song -- Edwin McCain, Show Me Heaven -- Jessica Andrews, Around And Around -- Mark Kozelek, Dead Yet -- Mud'l Head, One Small Year -- Shawn Colvin

80 :04x22 - The Graduate

May/16/2001
Joey has trouble writing her commencement speech until Bessie gives her a letter from their mother. Pacey is in danger of not graduating if he doesn't pass his final. Drue recruits Jen for one last senior prank. Andie returns to Capeside for Graduation.
Special Guest Stars: Dylan Neal as Doug Witter | Mark Matkevich as Drue Valentine | David Monahan as Tobey | Harry Shearer as Principal Peskin |
Co-Guest Stars: David Downs as Mr. Kasdan
Director: Harry Winer
Writer: Alan Cross
Songs: Dream Too Small -- Amy Dalley, Pinch Me -- Barenaked Ladies, If -- Dragmatic, Fields Of Gold -- Eva Cassidy, Good Mother -- Jann Arden, If It's Hurting You -- Robbie Williams

81 :04x23 - Coda

May/23/2001
Dawson and his dad argue when Dawson wants to spend his final night before leaving for USC film school with his friends. Joey and Dawson have a hard time coming up with words to say goodbye. Pacey settles into his summer job and calls Dawson to wish him luck.
Co-Guest Stars: Wesley Whitney Morris as Rasta Dude | G. Martin Eckhardt as Salesperson
Director: Greg Prange
Songs: Mary Beth Maziarz -- Daydream Believer, Natalie Merchant -- How You've Grown, Eels -- Packing Blankets, Jill Sobule -- Rock Me To Sleep, Les Vegas/C.J. Webbe -- Two By Two
Warning: Dawson's Creek guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Soaps
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: WB ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 20, 1998
Ended: May 14, 2003
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