After a typical movie night, Joey tells Dawson’s (who have been best friends since the age of 6) that she doesn’t really think if it is possible for them to share the same bed and continue a platonic relationship now that they are going into high school. But her fears are put to rest when Jen, the granddaughter of Dawson’s neighbor, moves to town and Dawson becomes infatuated with her. Pacey, Dawson’s pal starts to fall for the new English teacher and drags the entire group to a movie he knows she will be attending. It is during the movie that Joey gets bitchy with Jen, noticing that Jen is moving in on Dawson; but there relationship is patched up at the end when Dawson and Joey share some intimate information…
Joey finds out that Mrs. Leery has been cheating on her husband with her co-anchor and confronts her about it. Pacey starts to bug (and interested) Tamara with these openly public flirting styles, and Dawson casts Jen as the leading lady in his monster film (downgrading Joey’s role in the process). Meanwhile, a school dance puts everyone in a weird mood, especially when Dawson interrupt’s Jen’s date with the Quarterback.
Nowhere Blossoms -- Am I Cool, The Autumns -- Apple, Paul Chiten -- But You, Sarah Masen -- Flames of Truth, Abra Moore -- Happiness, Savage Garden -- I Want You, Gina G -- Ooh Ahh...Just A Little Bit, Paul Chiten -- Pretty Strange, Jann Arden
-- You Don't Know Me
Joey tells a white lie to a customer at the Bait Shop about being rice and in capeside on vacation, but becomes conflicted when she falls for the boy, and he falls for her. Dawson’s film class is put in charge of helping Cliff get his movie off the ground, which causes tensions for him as well, and Jen. During the filming of the final scene of Dawson’s movie instead of capturing his first kiss on camera like he planned, he catches Pacey losing his virginity.
Songs: Toad the Wet Sprocket
-- All I Want, Billie Myers -- First Time, Sophie Zelmani -- I'll Remember You, The Slugs -- Kingdom, Tanya Donelly -- Pretty Deep, Eddi Reader
-- The Right Place, Wake Ooloo -- Too Many Times, Meredith Brooks -- What Would Happen
When Dawson finds out about his mother’s affair and Joey’s knowledge of it, Dawson feels betrayed by both of them. Seeking solace he turns to Jen to talk with, but learns more than he bargained for about her own past digressions – and the true reason she moved to Capeside. Meanwhile Pacey and Tamara’s fling gets more involved and intimate
During a major hurricane Jen, Grams, Joey, and Bessie take refuge inside the large Leery house. And if tempers weren’t flaring enough between Grams and Bessie, Mitch overhears Dawson and Gail’s fight about her affair, realizing that his wife has been cheating on him; at the same time Jen tries to discuss with Dawson about her previous revelation. Meanwhile Pacey and his deputy brother take refuge in Tamara’s home, where Deputy Witter begins to suspect something is right.
Songs: Marc Cohn
-- Healing Hands, R.E.M.
-- It's The End Of The World As We Know It
While discussing his relationship with Tamara to Dawson, Pacey accidentally allows a classmate to overhear – and within minutes the rumors are flying all around school. Meanwhile, Bessie goes into labor, but is miles from the hospital and the only local ambulance is broken down. Without options she agrees to allow Grams to deliver the baby, where Joey and Jean learn some life lessons.
In an homage to ‘The Breakfast Club’ all the major characters (as well as bad girl Abby Morgan) are sentences to an 8-hour Saturday detention – supervised by the school librarian Mrs. Tringle. Abby starts trouble by suggesting a game of truth or dare that escalades into something totally different within mere minutes…
Songs: Colony -- A Lot Like You, Michelle Malone -- Grace, Colony -- Saturday, Chickenpox -- Stupid, Dance Hall Crashers -- Will Tomorrow Ever Come
While attempting to rebuild their marriage, the tension between Mitch and Gale finally hits a breaking point. Joey, feeling pressured about school and things between her and Dawson, lets off too much steam of at a beach party and gets herself into a sticky situation, which Pacey has to save her from. Meanwhile, Jen’s old boyfriend from New York shows up in town, causing tensions between her and Dawson – especially when the guy decides to crash on Dawson’s Floor.
Cush -- Being Right, Blink 182
-- Dammit, INXS
-- Elegantly Wasted, Ben Folds Five -- Evaporated, Chantal Kreviazuk
-- Green Apples, The Slugs -- We'll Get Through
Hoping to get over Jen, Dawson’s agrees to Join Billy (Jen’s old boyfriend) and Pacey on a boys-only road trip, where he gets more than he bargained for when he realizes Billy’s true intentions. But the trip proves to not be a total failure when he meets a fellow film geek who helps him realize what he is really looking for in a girl. Meanwhile, when a jock says he slept with Joey, Jen helps Joey with damage control, which inadvertently makes the rumor get completely out of control.
Boom Hank -- Carry Me, Nowhere Blossoms -- I'm Not Sleeping, Judge Nothing -- Monkey Mind, Judge Nothing -- Nashville, The Slugs -- Requiem For A Lightweight, Swerve -- Right Today, Sounder -- The Step Inside, Ron Sexsmith
-- Thinking Out Loud, Days Of The New -- Touch, Peel & Stand, Savage Garden -- Truly, Madly, Deeply, Space Monkeys -- We Are The Supercool, Super Deluxe -- Your Pleasure's Mine
Dawson asks a classmate out (whom he knows has a crush on him) on a double date with Jen and Cliff; but very quickly his date catches on his plot to get Jen Back. Meanwhile, in order for Pacey to pass biology, and Joey to get enough extra credit to get her A+, their teacher assigns them on a group project – where they finally bond as friends, causing Dawson some jealously.
Vaporhead -- Comeback, Jann Arden
-- Hangin by a Thread, Melissa Etheridge
-- I'm the Only One, Louie Says -- She, World Party
-- She's the One, Leslie King and Shelby Craft -- What's Going On
Dawson prepares scares for his friends but Jen feels left out when he doesn't plan anything for her. A real serial killer is on the loose as Dawson holds a seance.
Songs: Mary Thornton and Adam Castillo -- Do You Dream?, Vaporhead -- Nobody Cares, The Tea Party -- Temptation, The Rosenbergs -- Will U Drive Me?
Dawson is starting to see Joey in a new light since she entered a beauty contest, the more interest he seems to have the more Jen regrets in breaking up with him. Pacey decides he wants to move into his own apartment so in trying to get money he enters the beauty contest himself.
Guest Stars: Lori Rom
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Bessie forces Joey to go visit their father in prison on his birthday. Dawson accompanies Joey on the trip which opens some old wounds, but heals others. Joey and Dawson finally share their feelings together, but Joey is contemplating a chance of a lifetime: to spend a semester in France. Meanwhile, Jen struggles to keep her family together as her grandfather is rushed to the hospital.
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
-- 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
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
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.
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.
The Lads -- Alone, Stew -- Cavity, Five Way Friday -- Homecoming, Say-So -- How Could We Know, Eels -- Packing Blankets, Five For Fighting
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.
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.
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
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.
Verbow -- Crest Of Mary, Five Way Friday -- Everyone, Bright Blue Gorilla -- Feel The Movement, Pete Yorn
-- Just Another
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.
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
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.
Jack, Pacey and Dawson all come together to do the best senior prank-ever.
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.
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
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.
Songs: Don't Need A Reason -- Beth Orton
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.
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
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.
Songs: Rock Out -- 6X, Jello -- Arlibido, Lean On Me -- Beth Orton, Night and Day -- Ella Fitzgerald, Camelot -- Sweetsalt, Loving You -- Tammy Raybould
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Songs: Windows -- Amy Cook, Laughter -- Josh Rouse, In Metal -- Low
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.
Songs: More Than This -- Anne McCue, The Sound Of Fear -- Eels, Bye Bye -- Marcy Playground, Chemistry -- Semisonic
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.
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
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.
Songs: Forever Young -- Joan Baez, Why Walk When You Can Fly? -- Karen Blake, Family Circus -- Micah Green
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Joey, Jen and Jack settle into college in Boston. Dawson gets an internship with a film studio.
Songs: Feel Love Fury
-- 194, Mary Beth Maziarz
-- Daydream Believer, Arson Welles -- Easy On Me, Wellville -- Goodbye, Weezer
-- Hash Pipe, Feel Love Fury
-- I Ran, Feel Love Fury
-- Leadbelly, Love Spirals Downward -- Psyche, Feel Love Fury
-- Seductive Sexy, Bahu-Rang -- Strange Imagination, Bahu-Rang -- Suckerman, Trickside -- Superstar, Jennifer Paige -- These Days, Breech -- Thistle
Dawson flies across country after being fired from his internship to visit Joey unaware that she left him a message telling him she was letting him go. After spending the weekend together, Dawson finally hears the message and things are awkward between him and Joey. Joey spends Dawson's last day in Boston chasing after her writing professor so she can drop her class while Dawson spends it with Audrey. Jen runs into Charlie the guy she met at the party. Pacey gets a job at a restaurant.
Schiavo -- Fly, The Smiths
-- Girlfriend In A Coma, Old 97's
-- Question, The Pills -- Spork, Little Red Rocket -- Star, The Verve Pipe
-- Wonderful Waste
Dawson returns to Capeside to inform his parents that he is dropping out of USC, a decision his father does not support. Joey finds out that Pacey is in Boston. Jen and Charlie try to go twelve hours with no physical contact. Jack gets a bid into a fraternity but considers turning it down when he finds out they wanted him because he is gay. Tragedy strikes the Leery family.
Edmund's Crown -- Complete Me, Dobie Gray
-- Drift Away, Pop Unknown -- Head In The Sand, John Maragos -- I Belong To You, Evan Olson -- I Can't Forget, Eva Trout -- Ruby's Gone, David Gray -- Say Hello, Wave Goodbye, Eels -- Selective Memory, Howie Day
-- She Says, The Tories -- Superconductor, Binge -- The First Time, The Supers -- Turn
After Mitch is killed in a car accident, Dawson tries to hold his mother and sister together while blaming himself for his father's death.
Lori Carson -- Down Here, Michaela Foster Marsh -- Fallen Angel, James Taylor -- Fire and Rain, eastmountainsouth
-- Ghost, Mark Kozelek -- Ruth Marie
Jack puts getting into his fraternity a priority overing spending time with a visiting Tobey. Dawson visits Joey in Boston where he has a panic attack and Joey has a hard time knowing what to say and do around Dawson. Pacey thinks he has found a mentor in his boss but learns he is being unfaithful to his wife. Jen over reacts when she sees Charlie with a girl who turns out to be his sister.
Cross My Heart -- Angels & Gargoyles, Dragmatic -- Coming Around Again, Ethyline -- For Now (Get Up), Shawn Colvin
-- Kathy's Song, Matt Nathanson
-- Loud, Chris Pierce Liberation -- Static Trampoline, Universal Honey
-- Won't Find You
Dawson goes to Boston to see a grief specialist but ends up skipping his appointment. Jack takes Dawson to a frat party where Dawson gets drunk and later says something regrettable to Joey who he had been avoiding. Jen seeks revenge after seeing Charlie with another woman. Audrey's overly critical mother comes for a visit.
Songs: Jane Fontana -- 12 O'clock Forever, Tait -- Empty, Lizzie -- Funky Young Flower, Lure -- Grace, Little Red Rocket -- I Believe, Sabrina Judge -- I Remember, Ides Of Space -- This Side Of Screen, The Gentlemen -- Top Heavy, Arson Welles -- Wash My Hands, The Elms -- Who Got The Meaning
Dawson returns to the shrink with Jen's help. Joey throws herself into solving a legendary Worthington writer's mysterious letters with Professor Wilder. Pacey finds out more details about Karen's affair with their boss.
The Rosenbergs -- After All, Pete Yorn
-- EZ, Gran Torino -- Fall From The Night, Howie Day
-- Ghost, Vanessa Daou -- Mess Around, R.E.M.
Dawson invites Jen to attend a film festival in New Hampshire and they take their friendship to a new level. Jack invites Joey and Audrey to his fraternity formal. Pacey goes on a date with Karen.
Brandtson -- 12th & Middle, Smalltown Poets -- Every Reason, Abra Moore -- Four Leaf Clover, Arlibido -- Jello, Liz Phair
-- Ride, The Underwolves -- Stay A While, Heidi Berry -- The Moon And The Sun, Deb Talan -- Thinking Amelia
Jack, Pacey and Joey sit around and tell scary stories, and Grams adds one too.
Edmund's Crown -- Complete Me, Shivaree -- Goodnight Moon, Blake Morgan -- It's Gone, Phil Phillips & The Twilights -- Sea Of Love, The Ashgrove -- Spin Your Head, Marilyn Manson
-- Sweet Dreams (Are made of this), Schnockered -- Vinyl Suits
Pacey cooks dinner for the group at Gram's house and things get awkward when Dawson and Jen arrive home and are caught kissing by everyone else.
Songs: Geller -- Everybody Loves You, Salteens -- Nice Day, Sinead Lohan -- You're In My Love
Jen accompanies Dawson back to Capeside to visit Dawson's mother. Anxious to see her grades, Joey returns to school early. Pacey gets a promotion at work. Joey, Audrey and Pacey celebrate Joey's straight A's with a night on the town where Joey runs into Charlie and lets loose on stage.
Julie Plug -- Devoted, Iffy -- Double Dutch, Linda M. -- DWWYU, Bomb Pops -- Girl Daredevil, Katie Holmes / Feel Love Fury -- I Want You To Want Me, Moxie -- In My Room, Feel Love Fury
-- Jessie's Girl, Rebecca Gates -- Lure And Cast, Lava Baby -- Right Place, Our Man Paul -- Shadows, Glen Echo -- Sins, Busy Phillips / Feel Love Fury -- Son Of A Preacher Man, Cara Jones -- Spit It Out, Red Chord -- Taxi, Feel Love Fury
-- What The Hell
Pacey gets a job offer to travel to the Greek Islands from his summer fling, Melanie. Joey turns down a guy from class that she thinks slept with Audrey. Dawson moves into Grams but things get weird with him and Jen. Jack moves into the frat house but discovers that another guy didn't want to room with him because he is gay.
Dawson's first day in his new film school arrives. Oliver (an acquaintance from the Hooksett festival) starts showing him around and wastes no time in asking Dawson to direct a movie he wrote. Reluctant to direct someone else's work, Dawson starts giving notes to Oliver on the script, and ends up accepting the job, thanks to Jen's incentive. Jen has problems of her own. Her current state of happiness from her relationship with Dawson is reflecting in her on-air performance. Now she has to go back to the sharp-tongued, edgy advice she used to give instead of the romantic, love-themed offerings. Elsewhere, Jack is on academic probation. Irritated, he goes out and has a few too many drinks, which results in a fight with his fraternity brothers.
Professor Wilder and Joey are having a conflict of interest in each other which is only made worse by Wilder breaking things off without wanting an explanation of what happened to Joey in the previous episode. Things finally seem to be working out or at least being resolved.
Pacey and Audrey fight to suppress their growing interest in each other in the shadow of Joey's mugging. In attempt to take his mind of things, Pacey and Jack hit a bar with amusing results. Jen finds herself tested when interviewing the lead singer from a rock band at the radio station.
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.
Laura Doyle -- 1000 Questions, Sophie B. Hawkins
-- As I Lay Me Down, Melanie Doane -- Bionic, Jonah -- Found, Rose Falcon -- Fun, Anna Waronker
-- Goodbye, Joan Jett and The -- Love Is All Around, Kristin Hoffmann -- Mary, The Tom Kitt Band -- Road To You, Sci-Fi Lullaby -- Slide, Laura Doyle -- Your Love
Pacey and Jack become roomies. Dawson and Joey become closer then ever before untill she finds out that he has a girlfriend back in California.
Joey ignores good advice from Audrey and writes a letter to Dawson with her feelings. By the time she is done she was so tired she mailed it to the whole school in stead of Dawson. Meanwhile Pacey goes to work for the first time and notices everybody has already started.
Lee Hester -- Above All This, Sophie B. Hawkins
-- As I Lay Me Down, Casual Blue -- Blur, Kelly Brock
-- High On The Sunshine, Lee Hester -- Hold It Down, Laura Doyle -- I Love You So, Eli -- Now The News, Pop Unknown -- Tattoo Your Image (On The World), David Poe -- The Drifter, The Juliana Theory -- We're At The Top Of The World, Plankeye -- When It Comes
Dawson is confused when he finds himself wondering about Joey........and Natasha. Audrey gets herself attention from a new guy.
Rebecca Timmons -- Alive, Rubber Snake -- Amsterdam, Geller -- Judas, Moxie -- Just Like Me, Heavy Stud -- Over The Top, A-Delic Groove - Mr. Spike -- Spike, The Crash Poets -- Superstar, Beth Orton
-- Thinking About Tomorrow
Joey wants nothing but the truth from Eddie. Meanwhile, Audrey gets to be lead singer in Emma's band but Pacey is so busy with his job he ends up ignoring Audrey, again.
Schnockered -- Bye Bye Baby, Busy Philipps
-- California Dreamin, Catfight -- Frustrated, Busy Philipps
-- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Binge -- Lately, Heavy Stud -- On 2, Mike Freedman -- Only Human, Jonah -- Reunion, Brian Sullivan -- Spaceshot, Reed Foehl -- Turn Your Lights Down Low
Joey ends up "babysitting" Harley, Prof. Hetson's daughter. Dawson believes he is seeing a ghost while he is trying to put on a Halloween party for Todd.
Murderdolls -- 197666, Movie Scream Queen - Murderdolls -- B, Murderdolls -- Dead In Hollywood, Mr. Spike -- Hard Core, The Undecided -- Land Of Opportunity, Rob Zombie
-- Living Dead Girl, Murderdolls -- Love At First Fright, Josh Rouse -- Miracle, MxPx -- Move To Bremerton, The Kickovers -- Put Me On, Dislife -- Reverend Rider, Dead Poetic -- The Corporate Enthusiast
Audrey's friends think she may have a drinking problem after she gets really wasted before performing with Emma's band.
Nigel Mack -- Bad Girls, Kenny Greenberg -- Greasy Money, Annie Minogue -- Kind Of Girl, Azure Ray -- No Signs Of Pain, Walter "Wolfman" Washington -- On The Prowl, Busy Philipps
-- One Way Or Another, Alexi Murdoch
-- Orange Sky, JP -- The Seduction Of Mrs. Nielsen, Ali Handal -- While You're Here
The whole gang goes to a No Doubt concert. Joey AND Dawson spend their time with their new "close friends" while ignoring eachother. The big secret comes out to Pacey that while he was still with Audrey she slept with Jen's crush CJ.
Josh Zandman -- Beautiful, Pillbox -- Every Song On The Radio, Lake Boone -- Fall, No Doubt
-- Hella Good, Love Candy -- I Can't Let You Go, Nemochrome -- Just A Boy (For Now), No Doubt
-- Magic's In The Makeup, Anna Waronker
-- Peek, Fine Machine -- Right Here, Choo Choo La Rouge -- Say It Twice, Gina Young -- Supergirl, No Doubt
-- Underneath It All
Joey decides to spend the night with Eddie and then misses her important exam. Dawson is getting really jealous of the new actor flirting with Natasha.
River City Rebels -- Friday's Salvation, K.C. & The Sunshine Band -- Get Down Tonight, C60 -- Gone, Out of Eden
-- Good Time, 45 Dip -- Green Tomatoes, Life - Iffy -- Hi, Alice Peacock
-- Into The Light, No Knife -- Parting Shot, The Figgs -- Static, Reed Foehl -- The Remedy, Sister Sledge
-- We Are Family, Glenn Graham & -- Whispers From Heaven
The whole gang decides to go to Capeside to spend Christmas with Gail. Everyone's relationships fall apart.
Joey is confused about not hearing from Eddie since Christmas.
Brian Sullivan -- Crazy, Nemochrome -- Hole In Your Head, Colin Hay
-- How Long Will It Last, Phantom Planet
-- Lonely Day, Frou Frou -- Only Got One
Emma lets Audrey sing in her band again but still gets trashed right before the show starts so she messes up.
Chad Lawson Trio -- Are We There Yet?, Busy Philipps
-- Bad Times, Chad Lawson Trio -- Dear Dorothy, Jennie DeVoe -- Does She Walk On Water, Chad Lawson Trio -- Fair Sky In Wichita, Failsafe -- Kozy Claustrophobic, The Snaggs -- Lost At 22, Busy Philipps
-- Love Is All Around, Tommy Holmes -- One More Day, Jacobstone -- Prince Of The City, Loudermilk
-- Rock 'n' Roll & The Teenage Desperation, Kirsten Proffit -- Something I Can't Be, C60 -- Zombie Lincoln
Eddie, Joey and Audrey head for California to drop Audrey off at rehab.
MxPx -- Move To Bremerton, Heavy Stud -- Over The Top, Foo Fighters
-- Overdrive, The Gentlemen -- Sour Mash, Cornershop -- Staging The Plaguing Of The Raised Platform, Big Bad Bollocks -- Tidza, Wild Colonials -- True (With You)
In L.A. Dawson decides to see how Audrey is doing at rehab. Back in Boston Pacey decides to throw a party and very drunk Joey ends up telling her friend's old secrets to everyone at the party.
Red Chord -- Beacon Street, Schnockered -- Crazy, Moxie -- Don't Kiss Me Now, Heavy Stud -- Drop Out, Universal Honey
-- Find Yourself, Glen Echo -- Hole In My Heart, Joseph Arthur
-- Honey & The Moon, Lava Baby -- If I Didn't Have U, Annie Palmer -- My Friend, Choo Choo La Rouge -- Ragged Dick, Morella's Forest
-- Shining Stars, Jay Hansen Project -- Sometimes, The Donnas
-- Take It Off, Nemochrome -- Thanks Dave, The Andersons -- The Truth Is Out, Danny Blitz -- To Be Alone
Pacey and Joey get locked in a K-mart after closing.
Joey babysits for Harley and finds Patrick in her room.
Joey decides to be Pacey's secretary to make some extra money.
Songs: Frou Frou -- Hear Me Out, Straight Razor Seduction -- Over You, John Lardieri -- The Beautiful Ones, Cynthia Catania -- Without Sleep
Gram's reveals that she has breast cancer and Jen is crushed by the news.
The Dingees -- Chevy Malibu, Nancy Weisler -- Goodbye, Pete Yorn
-- Just Another, Shamra -- Paper Umbrella, Bob Schneider
-- Round And Round, Ballistic Edna -- She Will Return, Damien Rice
-- The Blower's Daughter
Dr. Drew and Adam come from Lovelines to the college to help them with their love and sex problems.
-- Jerk It Out, Grey Eye Glances -- Oh No, Marianne Faithfull
-- Sex With Strangers, Touch and Go -- Would You...?
Pacey looses all of Dawson's money on the stock market.
Songs: Katrina Carlson
-- Blue Streak Cadillac, Lamya -- East Of Anywhere, Nemochrome -- Just A Boy (For Now), Steve Tannen
-- Love In Vain, Brian Sullivan -- Promised, Crushing Velvet -- Radio, Buffalo Tom -- Soda Jerk
Pacey finally tells Dawson that the money is all gone. Dawson is totally crushed by the news and is not sure where to go from there. Jen invites her mother to Boston to tell her about Gram's cancer.
Joey tries everything she can to help Dawson make the movie even though all the money for it is gone. She recruits everyone to help.
Songs: Alexi Murdoch
-- Blue Mind, Phantom Planet
-- Nobody's Fault, The Wedding Present -- Pleasant Valley Sunday, Glen Echo -- Sins, A Girl Called Eddy -- Soundtrack Of Your Life, The Hollies
-- The Air That I Breathe, Red House Painters -- Void
[ Part I ]
The series finale finds the gang 5 years older and everyone is meeting up in Capeside for a wedding. Dawson is a director for a tv show called "The Creek". Jack is a Capeside school teacher in love with the town sherrif. Pacey re-opened the Ice House. Jen is a single mother still living with Grams. And Joey is a book editor living in NYC with her current boyfriend.
[ Part II ]
All the friends try to cope with the revealtion that one of them will pass away very soon. Jen rebuilds her bond between all of her friends, as well as gives her daughter some words of Wisdom. Jack continues to struggle with the curveballs life has thrown him, but starts to think positively about his future. Meanwhile, Joey is forced to choose once and for all between Pacey and Dawson, and finally realizes that the answer has been with her all this time...