Cigarette Burns is the 18th episode of Season 5 on WB teen drama Dawson's Creek.


Joey (Katie Holmes) sees Charlie (Chad Michael Murray) in a whole new light after watching him in Dawson's (James Van Der Beek) film and decides to give his constant flirtations a chance. Meanwhile, Audrey (Busy Philipps) tests Pacey's (Joshua Jackson) true feelings for her and Dawson hooks up with a sexy film critic (guest star Meredith Salinger).


James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee
Mary Beth Peil as Evelyn Ryan

Special Guest Stars

Busy Philipps as Audrey Liddell
Chad Michael Murray as Charlie Todd

Recurring cast

Jordan Bridges as Oliver Chirchick

Guest starring

Meredith Salenger as Amy Lloyd


Afemo Omilami as Clifton Smalls


  • First appearance of Amy Lloyd
  • First appearance of Clifton Smalls, Grams' new boyfriend
  • Oliver tells Jen that he likes her