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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.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 103
Airdate: Tuesday February 03rd, 1998



  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Leann HunleyLeann Hunley
As Ms. Jacobs
Recurring
Nicole NiethNicole Nieth
As Nellie Oleson
Recurring
Obi NdefoObi Ndefo
As Bodie Wells
Recurring
Scott FoleyScott Foley
As Cliff
Recurring
Ian BohenIan Bohen
As Anderson Crawford

Co-Guest Stars
Chris BlackwelderChris Blackwelder
As Football Player #1
Recurring
Mitchell LauranceMitchell Laurance
As Mr. Benjamin Gold
Recurring
Angela RayAngela Ray
As Student #2
Patrick TuckerPatrick Tucker
As Football Player #2

Uncredited
Christopher BerryChristopher Berry
As Cameraman
Recurring
Main Cast
James Van Der BeekJames Van Der Beek
As Dawson Leery
Katie HolmesKatie Holmes
As Joey Potter
Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson
As Pacey Witter
Michelle WilliamsMichelle Williams
As Jen Lindley
Nina RepetaNina Repeta
As Bessie Potter
Episode Notes
Working Title: "Prelude To A Kiss"

Mary-Margaret Humes (Gale), John Wesley Shipp (Mitch), and Mary Beth Peil (Grams) do not appear in this episode.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Billie MyersFirst Timeopening scene
Eddi ReaderThe Right PlaceJoey and Anderson sailing
Meredith BrooksWhat Would HappenJen and Dawson kiss
The SlugsKingdomDawson on the bus
Sophie ZelmaniI'll Remember YouAnderson and Joey kiss
Tanya DonellyPretty DeepJen, Dawson and Joey at the Icehouse
Toad the Wet SprocketAll I WantJen and Dawson filming
Wake OolooToo Many TimesJen and Dawson talk, Cliff interrupts


Episode Quotes
Dawson: Joey, Joey, Joey, you bitter, cynical, jaded thing.
Joey: You used to be bitter and cynical, too. You were far more interesting.
Dawson: But now I choose magic.

Joey: (to Pacey) I'm gonna kill you. One night in your sleep, a slit throat maybe, or a screwdriver to your temple. Be ready!

Dawson: I've never met anyone like you before. You scare me.
Jen: I scare you?
Dawson: I love the way you scare me.

Pacey: I got a maybe-kind-of-sort-of date this evening.
Joey: Mmm ... who's the lucky farm animal tonight?

Joey: Clap hard Dawson. You may be Tinkerbell's last hope.

Pacey: What makes a woman horny?
Joey: Your polar opposite?

Anderson: My name's Anderson, Anderson Crawford.
Joey: Congratulations.
Anderson: So, you come with a name or just an attitude?
Joey: Just an attitude.
Anderson: And people find this charming?
Joey: I haven't asked.

Joey: Dawson! These movies aren't real. They're not kissing with their tongues. It's take 22. The girl's bored. The guy's gay. It's celluloid propaganda.



Episode Goofs
When Joey talks to Anderson outside of the Ice House, her apron disappears.

While talking to Anderson at the pier, Joey's arms change positions between shots.



Cultural References
Joey: Clap hard Dawson. You may be Tinkerbell's last hope.

Joey is making a reference to the Disney classic Peter Pan.

Nellie: Could someone please tell Tommy Tune back there that the discussion is limited to non-asinine ideas?

Tommy Tune is a Tony Award winning Broadway dancer, singer, choreographer, and director.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorKevin Williamson
Executive ProducerCharles Rosin  |  Paul Stupin  |  Kevin Williamson
ProducerSteve Miner  |  Greg Prange  |  Jon Harmon Feldman
 
Warning: Dawson's Creek season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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