When Dawson gives up his dream of making his film, a strong-minded Joey rallies the old group back to Capeside to help Dawson begin production. Meanwhile, an unemployed and depressed Pacey won't be part of Joey's plan but becomes inspired to make sure Dawson has the financial support he needs to finish his film. Once production is up and running, Jen, Jack and Grams must say their goodbyes and leave for New York, and after her covert plan to reconcile Dawson and Pacey, Joey feels she is now is free to pursue her dream of traveling to Paris.
- 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
- Busy Philipps as Audrey Liddell
- Mary Beth Peil as Evelyn Ryan
- Nicole Steinwedell as Kristy Livingstone
- Mika Boorem as Harley Hetson
- Lukas Behnken as George
- Taylor Handley as Patrick
- Originally planned as a season finale, until series creator Kevin Williamson agreed to pen the two-part finale.