Instant Karma! is the 4th episode of Season 6 on WB teen drama Dawson's Creek.


Dawson (James Van Der Beek) finds himself in an awkward situation when he is put between Joey (Katie Holmes) and the intoxicated leading lady (guest star Bianca Kajlich, "Halloween: Resurrection") of his film, who also happens to be the woman he dumped over the phone after spending the night with Joey. Meanwhile, feeling like she's second fiddle to Pacey's (Joshua Jackson) new career and then catching him in a lie, Audrey (Busy Philipps) allows herself to be taken in by another man's charm.


Dawson's film gets a new lead actress – the girl he dumped for Joey. Meanwhile, production orders food from Hell's Kitchen where the two estranged exes have to face each other. But Joey gets unexpceted help from Eddie. Pacey attends a work night out, while Audrey, Jen and Jack go to a party and bump into Professor Freeman.


James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee
Busy Philipps as Audrey Liddell
Mary Beth Peil as Evelyn Ryan

Special Guest Stars

Oliver Hudson as Eddie Doling
Jensen Ackles as C.J. Braxton

Recurring cast

Hal Ozsan as Todd Carr
Dana Ashbrook as Rich Rinaldi
Bianca Kajlich as Natasha Kelly

Guest starring

Sebastian Spence as Matt Freeman


  • Audrey almost goes home with a random guy, but C.J. intervenes.
  • Pacey goes to a strip club with his colleagues.
  • Professor Freeman tells Jack his wife is pregnant, and later hits on Jack.