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Young Americans: The Beginning (Pilot)

Will Krudski arrives at Rawley Academy, a well-known and highly regarded boarding school, as the summer session nears. There he meets his roommate, Scout Calhoun, and the Dean's son, Hamilton Fleming. Later, Scout and Will's newly formed relationship is tested when Scout tells Will that he cheated on the entrance exam. Meanwhile, Scout meets a beautiful girl named Bella.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Wednesday July 12th, 2000

Alternate Airdates:

Germany Jul 07, 2002

Guest Stars
Deborah HazlettDeborah Hazlett
As Susan Krudski
John DriscollJohn Driscoll
As Brandon
Tracy HoweTracy Howe
As Brian Krudski
Ed FryEd Fry
As Charlie Banks
Libby WhittemoreLibby Whittemore
As Woman in Car
Main Cast
Rodney ScottRodney Scott
As William "Will" Krudski
Mark FamigliettiMark Famiglietti
As Scout Calhoun
Kate BosworthKate Bosworth
As Bella Banks
Katherine MoennigKatherine Moennig
As Jacqueline "Jake" Pratt
Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder
As Hamilton Fleming
Ed QuinnEd Quinn
As Finn
Episode Notes
Despite the setting being in New England, this episode was filmed at Agnes Scott College in Georgia.

In Dawson's Creek, Will Krudski was a character in a few episodes as one of Pacey's childhood friends.

Each episode was aired in Dawson's Creek's normal timeslot on Wednesdays at 8pm. The episodes were also repeated on Friday nights at 8pm.

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Episode Quotes
Hamilton: Oh my God, I think I'm a gay.

Jake: Oh my God. I'm the man.

Will: You asked me to write an essay telling you what I have to say, and what I realized is that I've been ordered to listen from the moment I was born, but now I know it's my time to speak. What I figured out is that I've always seen myself as others have seen me. This poor kid, this smart kid, this dreamer who doesn't have a chance... so now that it's my time to speak, I just hope I have something to say.

Finn: Ever heard of Hobbes?
Will: As in 'Calvin and' or the philosopher?

Bella: What, you need directions? Oh, the way to Rawley, right? Let's see. It's right up the road. Just follow your nose. It smells just like money.
Scout: Okay. Actually ... I um ... I just wanted to pay for these.

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