A MATTER OF FAITH – Father and son are at odds when Dawson (James Van Der Beek) moves forward with a news piece for his mom's Philadelphia station using Mitch's (John Wesley Shipp) star player, Jack (Kerr Smith), as his subject matter even though Mitch is vehemently opposed. Meanwhile, Joey (Katie Holmes) and Pacey (Joshua Jackson) find themselves in cahoots when they must pay the price for ditching class; Andie (Meredith Monroe) jumps to conclusions and panics about the reasons Principal Green (Obba Babatuné) wants to meet with her; and Jen (Michelle Williams) goes to great lengths to remove herself as head cheerleader but is shocked at the end results.
- „What, maybe hike up my skirt and strike a pose for some horndog trucker? Stick out your own thumb, you sexist pig”
- —Joey to Pacey
- Much to her dismay, Jen is voted the 1999 Capeside Homecoming Queen.
- The Capeside Minutemen win their first game in many years.
- This is the only episode of the series to feature Joey's mother.