Dawson (James Van Der Beek) is having trouble with anxiety attacks since his father's death, so he tries to escape reality on a night of debauchery with Jack (Kerr Smith) and his fraternity brothers, which ends with Dawson's accusing Joey (Katie Holmes) of causing his father's death.
Jen sets out to get a bit of revenge on Charlie for cheating on her, while Dawson joins Jack for a night of frat. Joey supports Audrey, whose mother is in town and Pacey throws a party on his boat.
- James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
- Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
- Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
- Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
- Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee
- Pauley Perrette as Rachel Weir
- Andrea Pearson as Nora
- Brenda Strong as Kay Liddell
- Dawson gets wasted and essentially tells Joey that he blames her for his father's death