Eastern Standard Time is the 18th episode of Season 4 of Dawson's Creek.


JOEY AND JEN SET OFF TO NEW YORK TO CONFRONT JEN'S FATHER – It's senior ditch day at Capeside High and while Joey (Katie Holmes) and Jen (Michelle Williams) head to New York to confront Jen's estranged father (guest star Don McManus), Dawson (James Van Der Beek) and Gretchen (guest star Sasha Alexander) hit the road for a romantic adventure together and Pacey (Joshua Jackson) and Drue (Mark Matkevitch) form an alliance that ends in handcuffs.


James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter

Recurring cast

Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter
Dylan Neal as Doug Witter
Mark Matkevitch as Drue Valentine

Guest starring

Don McManus as Theodore Lindley


  • First and only appearance on the series of Jen's father, Theodore Lindley
  • Jen recalls a suppressed trauma of discovering her dad having sex with 18-year-old Annie Sawyer, a girl who lived in the apartment downstairs from Jen's.


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