A Family Way is the 5th episode of Season 4 on WB teen drama Dawson's Creek.


Gale sees no relief in sight from her bout with the flu until a pregnancy test reveals her true condition. Dawson is less than trilled that the Leery family may be adding another member, until he learns that his parents are planning to terminate the pregnancy. Feeling hurt and confused, Dawson confides in Gretchen who seems particularly uncomfortable with this topic. Finally Gretchen reveals her reason for returning to Capeside--she too got pregnant while at school and had a miscarriage. Not wanting to face similar issues and fearing that she may no longer be able to fend off Pacey, Joey decides to visit a free clinic to become more sexually responsible. Unfortunately, Bessie jumps to the wrong conclusion when she stumbles upon Joey's birth control stash.

Meanwhile, Andie convinces Jack to become a pee-wee soccer coach in order to augment his extra-curricular activities. However, the plan backfires when the advances of a player's older sister force Jack to reveal his sexual identity and bigotry resurfaces.


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