A HEARTBREAKING SEASON FINALE – When Dawson (James Van Der Beek) discovers that Joey's (Katie Holmes) father (guest star Gareth Williams) is back to his drug-dealing ways, Dawson's decision of what's right for his friend over what's right for their friendship could tear her family apart and forever change his relationship with Joey. Meanwhile, for the first time in his life Pacey (Joshua Jackson) stands up to his father's (guest star John Finn) painful abuse; Grams (Mary Beth Peil) desperately tries to reconcile with Jen (Michelle Williams) and bring her home; and Gale (Mary-Margaret Humes) struggles over her desire to keep her family together.
Pacey is devastated that Andie left, which leads to a confrontation with his father, the town sheriff, who is investigating Joey's father. Dawson is working with the police and has to face that he is the one who has to break the news to Joey. Jen is incredibly unhappy, but is saved by Jack's love and friendship.
- Andie calls the Witter house and talks at length with Pacey's dad.
- She tells John Witter to give Pacey a hug and he does, consoling his heartbroken son.
- Jen goes to Grams for reconcilliation, but ask that she allow Jack, who has no home, to move in with them, too.