- „It's a preposterous soap opera about a bunch of teenagers who talk too much”
- —Ms. Kennedy reviewing Creek Daze
FOLLOW YOUR HEART – Dawson's (James Van Der Beek) confidence as a filmmaker is shaken when his new teacher (guest star Madchen Amick, "Twin Peaks," "Fantasy Island") turns out to be a movie studio executive on sabbatical in Capeside and tells Dawson the painful truth about his amateur movie. The future is unsure for Joey (Katie Holmes) as well, when a fortune teller (guest star Rebecca Koon) advises her to be open to every new opportunity that crosses her path, and she stumbles into Colin (guest star Nick Stabile, "Sunset Beach"), a gorgeous photographer who brings out Joey's free-spirited side during a wild photo shoot.
Joey is showcasing her art at the winter carnival, and meets a cute guy with help from Jack. Dawson shows Creek Daze to his new film teacher, who eviscerates his work, while Pacey worries about Andie and the future of their relationship.
- Pacey's concern and Andie's reaction to her fortune telling foreshadows her ordeal in the coming episodes.
- This is the first appearance of Twin Peaks alum Mädchen Amick. Fellow Peaks alum, Sherilyn Fenn, appears in Season 5. Additionally, both actors had arcs on another WB show, Gilmore Girls.