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You can't will a friendship into existence, Dawson
—Joey
Escape from Witch Island is the 7th episode of Season 3 on WB teen drama Dawson's Creek.

Plot

AN HOMAGE TO "THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT" – In a bone-chilling installment, Dawson (James Van Der Beek) recruits Joey (Katie Holmes), Pacey (Joshua Jackson) and Jen (Michelle Williams) to be his guerilla crew on a documentary for history class about Witch Island, a local spot shrouded in mystery for its reputation for being haunted by witches. They are haunted by tall tales of witches and love lost that has Dawson and Joey questioning their own romance and Jen (Michelle Williams) and Pacey (Joshua Jackson) considering a new kind of friendship. Back at school, Andie (Meredith Monroe) takes her job on the school disciplinary committee a little too seriously when she tries to take back the halls of Capeside.

Starring

James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
Meredith Monroe as Andie McPhee
Mary-Margaret Humes as Gale Leery
John Wesley Shipp as Mitch Leery
Mary Beth Peil as Evelyn Ryan
Nina Repeta as Bessie Potter

Recurring cast

Obba Babatundé as Howard Green

Guest starring

Liz Vassey as Wendy Dalrymple
Vanessa Dorman as Belinda McGovern
Wayne Péré as Boat Guy

Trivia

  • Kerr Smith does not appear in this episode.
  • Homage to The Blair Witch Project, to which many meta-comments are made

Music

puzzle girl | KIM STOCKWOOD
Andie's censorship
gone | THE TEA PARTY
dawson's shows his footage
if | DRAGMATIC
jen + pacey, dawson + joey/later at the end

Photos