Alternative Lifestyles is the 3rd episode of Season 2 on WB teen drama Dawson's Creek.


THE LAST SEDUCTION – A class project pairing with Dawson (James Van Der Beek) provides Jen (Michelle Williams) with the perfect opportunity to use her powers of seduction to draw him away from Joey (Katie Holmes); while Pacey's teaming with Andie (Meredith Monroe) finds them at each other's throats. Meanwhile, Mitch (John Wesley Shipp) is doing his best to repress his anger towards Gale (Mary-Margaret Humes) for her affair, but in desperation decides that an open marriage is the only way to get back what they've lost.


James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
Mary-Margaret Humes as Gail Leery
John Wesley Shipp as Mitch Leery
Nina Repeta as Bessie Potter

Special Guest Stars

Meredith Monroe as Andie McPhee
Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee
Monica Keena as Abby Morgan

Guest starring

Tamara Taylor as Laura Weston


Dawson, you can psychologically deconstruct me all you want, but here's the deal: parent; me – child; you
—Tarzan Mitch
I have three words for you: Make. It. Happen
—Abby to Jen about Dawson
Andie, you're rich. Rich people don't end up on the street. They end up in Florida
You think I'm working here for kicks?
—Jack to Pacey


  • Mitch takes down the ladder to Dawson's room.
  • Jack and Pacey meet.


anything you say | CHICKENPOX
flagpole sitta | HARVEY DANGER
mary be merry | SAY-SO
four eyes | SOZZI
swan song | BRUCE HORNSBY
the party's over | CATIE CURTIS
woohoo | NEWSBOYS