HUSH LITTLE BABY -- As Bessie (Nina Repeta) goes into labor at the Leery household, Joey (Katie Holmes) turns to Dawson (James Van Der Beek) for solace when her sister's anguish floods her with memories of her mother's death; Jen (Michelle Williams) must put aside her religious differences with Gram (Mary Beth Peil), who must overcome her own racial judgements, when they are the only ones who must deliver the baby. Meanwhile, when rumors of Pacey's (Joshua Jackson) closeness with Miss Jacobs (guest star Leann Hunley) begin to spread, the school board calls for an emergency meeting to decide her fate.
- Grams – Thank you, Josephine
- Joey – It's Joey, actually
- Bessie – No it's Judas, actually
- Look, I may not always agree with you, but your reasons are never stupid
- – Dawson to Joey
- Pacey asks Tamara out on a real date for the first time
- Tamara breaks up with Pacey
- Joey reveals her traumatic experience of her late mother's pain cries.
- Jen, Grams and Bessie recite the Lord's Prayer.