I'm sick and tired of being Dawson Leery's sidekick, I'm gonna get my own storyline
—Pacey to Jen

Crossroads is the 2nd episode of Season 2 on WB teen drama Dawson's Creek.


JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS – Dawson (James Van Der Beek) and Joey's (Katie Holmes) newfound affection hits its first crossroad when Joey discovers that Dawson has invaded her personal privacy but he is too consumed with malice and torment by the horrible things he has unearthed to consider forgiving her. Meanwhile, when Pacey's (Joshua Jackson) childhood friends are too distracted by their own predicament to remember his all-important 16th birthday, he sets out to expand his horizons; and Abby (Monica Keena) convinces a downhearted Jen (Michelle Williams) to unleash the wild side she hoped had been left behind in New York.


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
Mary Beth Peil as Evelyn Ryan
Nina Repeta as Bessie Potter

Special Guest Stars

Meredith Monroe as Andie McPhee
Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee

Guest starring

Monica Keena as Abby Morgan[1]


Just remember Dawson: no hat, no glove
I got a bad case of the Molly Ringwalds today
—Pacey to Jen
Andie – I'm a friend of Pacey Witter's... well, kinda
Joey – How bold of you to admit that
You can't! Everything's different now. You've got Joey and our friendship just can't compare with what you two have
—Pacey to Dawson
Nothing's ever gonna change so much that you're not gonna be my best friend
—Dawson to Pacey


  • First appearance of Jack McPhee
  • It's Pacey's 16th birthday, indicating he's born in September 1982.
  • Pacey fails his driver's test.
  • Dawson forgets Pacey's birthday.
  • Andie and Joey meet.
  • Mitch has a friend named Cole whom he's known since the 4th grade
  • Joey and Dawson have been together one week
  • Dawson and Joey meet Jack.


good intentions | ARYANA
sway | BIC RUNGA
get 'em outta here | SPRUNG MONKEY
kiss the rain | BILLIE MYERS
luckiest guy | MACANANYS
dear mary | ARYANA
save tonight | EAGLE-EYE CHERRY


Notes and references

  1. Following this episode, Monica Keena is billed as a special guest star