- „Do you? Because I'm 15 years old and I go through every day of my life thinking nobody loves me”
- —Joey to her Dad
A HEART-STOPPING SEASON FINALE -- When Dawson (James Van Der Beek) learns that Joey (Katie Holmes) might leave Capeside, he is forced to confront his true feelings for his childhood friend. But even though Joey has longed for Dawson for years, she must now decide if this is her one true love. Elsewhere, Jen (Michelle Williams) and Grams (Mary Beth Peil) concede their religious differences to mourn the death of a cherished family member.
At her sister Bessie's behest, Joey goes to visit their father in prison. Dawson tags along, leading them to spend the night in a motel where he finally reveals his true romantic feelings for her, while Joey debates going to France for a semester abroad to escape from her troubled home life in Capeside. Meanwhile, Grams tries to persuade the atheist Jen to act through prayer as her comatose grandfather is admitted to the hospital. Also, the sarcastic Pacey continues quarreling with Doug over Pacey's failing grades, which all emits from Pacey's extremely low self-esteem.
- First appearance of Mike Potter
- Pacey takes Joey back to the prison after hours so she can see her dad