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, Gina G -- Ooh Ahh...Just A Little Bit, Paul Chiten -- Pretty Strange, Jann Arden
-- You Don't Know Me
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.
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.
Nowhere Blossoms -- I'm Not Sleeping, Judge Nothing -- Monkey Mind, The Slugs -- Requiem For A Lightweight, 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 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.
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.
The gang goes to Chris's house to study for a major test, even though not much studying gets doen at first.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Semisonic -- Completely Pleased, Donna Lewis
-- I Could Be The One, Natalie Merchant
-- Life Is Sweet, around - Blues Traveler -- Run
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
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, 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.
Songs: Not Identified -- Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky), Tuck & Patti -- Time After Time
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: Mad Lion -- Go To War, Jude -- I'm Sorry Now, Atomic Fireballs -- Man With A Hex, Bleach -- Static
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, Meredith Brooks -- Shout, Bleach -- Super Good Feeling
Songs: 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, 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, Declan Nine -- DeCapo, Weekend Excursion -- Finally Found You, John Lennon
-- Imagine, Channeling Owen -- Scared Of Me
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.
Songs: Joni Mitchell
-- Both Sides Now, Bryan Kelley -- Fear, Weekend Excursion -- Getting By, Pancho's Lament -- Promise Me This, 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
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.
Special Guest Stars: Obi Ndefo
as Bodie Wells |
Songs: Julie Plug -- Devoted
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: 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, Give Me A Reason -- Mission Delores
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, Louie, Louie -- Karaoke Gang, Ooh, Child -- Meredith Monroe, Idiot Waltz -- Shivaree, Wild Thing -- X
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
Songs: Foresight -- Granian
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
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, Julie Plug -- Please, Please (Stacy's Song), Train
-- Respect, Mike Plume Band -- Something To Say, 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
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 No. 15 -- Franz Joseph Haydn (Composer), Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas -- Mary Beth Maziarz, Souvenirs -- Say-So, 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
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: Jello -- Arlibido, Lean On Me -- Beth Orton, 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, Waiting For A Sign -- Mary Beth Maziarz, Give You The World -- The Flying Cordovas
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, 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, 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
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, Show Me Heaven -- Jessica Andrews, Around And Around -- Mark Kozelek, Dead Yet -- Mud'l Head, One Small Year -- Shawn Colvin
Songs: 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.
Schiavo -- Fly, The Smiths
-- Girlfriend In A Coma, Old 97's
-- Question, The Pills -- Spork, Little Red Rocket -- Star, The Verve Pipe
-- Wonderful Waste
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, 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.
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, Lizzie -- Funky Young Flower, Little Red Rocket -- I Believe, 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.
Songs: 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
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, 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, 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
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.
Dawson begins shooting Oliver's script and immediately realizes that Oliver has no acting talent and will need to be replaced. Charlie ends up taking the role. Audrey lands the lead female part and when she is practicing her lines with Pacey the two kiss. Eric comes out to Jack and makes a pass at him but later tries to turn it around on Jack. Jack quits the fraternity. Joey contemplates how to proceed with Professor Wilder. Joey gives Audrey and Pacey her blessing to date.
Joey is mugged and forced to clean out her bank account and hand over her coat. Later, the mugger is hit by a car. Instead of leaving him, Joey calls for an ambulance. At the hospital, Joey meets the man's estranged wife and young daughter.
Audrey worries about karma after sleeping with Pacey at the same time Joey was being mugged. Jen's lands an interview with a band that has her questioning her relationship with Dawson. Professor Wilder doesn't let Joey explain why she never returned to his house and he breaks things off. Pacey accompanies Jack to a gay bar.
Dawson, Jen, Jack and Grams return to Capeside for Lily's first birthday. Dawson is surprised to find out his mother has a new man in her life. Jen decides to break up with Dawson. Joey agrees to sing with Charlie's band which results in a tense road trip with Pacey and Audrey.
Dawson's movie screening hits several bumps as he unknowingly insults the film critic. Joey considers pursuing Charlie. Pacey and Audrey reveal how many people they have slept with to each other. Grams has a new love interest.
Jen, Jack, Joey, Pacey and Audrey head to Audrey's beach house for spring break. Dawson and Oliver are on their way to a meeting for their movie and Dawson reminisces about his relationship with Joey.
Charlie asks Joey to accompany him on his band's tour; Civilization gets sold and the new management has big plans for Pacey but not for Audrey; Dawson and Oliver attempt to sell their movie.
Pacey deals with Alex's advances; Dawson runs into the film critic from his move screening; Jack and Joey prepare for finals.
The end of the year has Dawson and his friends struggling to go their separate ways.
The best laid summer plans are thrown into disarray as everyone collides at the airport.
Laura Doyle -- 1000 Questions, Sophie B. Hawkins
-- As I Lay Me Down, Melanie Doane -- Bionic, Joan Jett and The -- Love Is All Around, Kristin Hoffmann -- Mary, The Tom Kitt Band -- Road To You, Laura Doyle -- Your Love
Dawson is confused when he finds himself wondering about Joey........and Natasha. Audrey gets herself attention from a new guy.
Rebecca Timmons -- Alive, Geller -- Judas, 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, Binge -- Lately, Heavy Stud -- On 2, Mike Freedman -- Only Human, Brian Sullivan -- Spaceshot
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, Josh Rouse -- Miracle, MxPx -- Move To Bremerton, The Kickovers -- Put Me On, Dislife -- Reverend Rider, Dead Poetic -- The Corporate Enthusiast
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, 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 each other. A big secret comes out to Pacey and Jen about Audrey and CJ.
Josh Zandman -- Beautiful, Pillbox -- Every Song On The Radio, No Doubt
-- Hella Good, Love Candy -- I Can't Let You Go, 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
Audrey returns and begs Emma to let her rejoin the band but Audrey continues her downwards spiral.
Chad Lawson Trio -- Are We There Yet?, Chad Lawson Trio -- Dear Dorothy, Jennie DeVoe -- Does She Walk On Water, Chad Lawson Trio -- Fair Sky In Wichita, Failsafe -- Kozy Claustrophobic, Tommy Holmes -- One More Day, Jacobstone -- Prince Of The City, Loudermilk
-- Rock 'n' Roll & The Teenage Desperation, 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, 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, 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
Joey decides to be Pacey's secretary to make some extra money.
Songs: 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.
Nancy Weisler -- Goodbye, Pete Yorn
-- Just Another, Bob Schneider
-- Round And Round, Ballistic Edna -- She Will Return
Pacey looses all of Dawson's money on the stock market.
Songs: Katrina Carlson
-- Blue Streak Cadillac, Lamya -- East Of Anywhere, 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, 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...