- „Welcome to the real world, Dawson, where the first person to stab you in the back is your best friend”
CHEATERS NEVER PROSPER – Dawson (James Van Der Beek) is stunned when Eve (guest star Brittany Daniel) presents him with a sneak peak at the PSAT test and everyone is tempted to cheat including Joey (Katie Holmes), whose scholarship is dependent on her SAT scores, and Andie (Meredith Monroe), who is desperately fighting for acceptance to Harvard. But when the test is stolen, it's Pacey (Joshua Jackson) that Dawson accuses since he sees Pacey slipping back to his old ways. Meanwhile, Jack (Kerr Smith) is insistent that the football team is purposely beating him down because he is gay.
Eve presents Dawson with an advance copy of the PSATs, which he brings to the group. When it's stolen from Dawson, he embarks on a search for the perpetrator among the gang and end up wrongfully accusing someone. Jack is being beat to sludge playing football, but Jen encourages him to keep at it. Andie is intent to move on with her life and presents Pacey with a break-up box and Joey feels the pressure of the PSATs.
- Well, if it isn't Inspector Get-A-Clueseau
- – Drunk Pacey to Dawson
- It is centered around the PSATs.
- Another example of Dawson, when he is in a pressured emotional state, lashing out at and demeaning Pacey, the first being in the Season 2 episode Be Careful What You Wish For.
- This is the only time on the series Pacey and Dawson are seen physically fighting.