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Season 4 of WB teen drama Dawson's Creek originally aired from 2000-2001.

Summary

Following the events of last year, Dawson finds himself resisting letting Pacey and Joey back into his life. Andie focuses her energy on getting into Harvard, Jen revisits the past and Jack meets someone who has an unexpected impact on his life.

Starring

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
Meredith Monroe as Andie McPhee (episodes 1-7; guest 22)
Mary-Margaret Humes as Gail Leery
John Wesley Shipp as Mitch Leery
Mary Beth Peil as Grams
Nina Repeta as Bessie Potter

Recurring cast

Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter
Dylan Neal as Doug Witter
Obi Ndefo as Bodie Wells
Mark Matkevich as Drue Valentine
David Monahan as Tobey Barrett

Guest starring

David Dukes as Joseph McPhee
John Finn as John Witter
Don McManus as Theodore Lindley
Jane Lynch as Mrs. Witter ("The Te Of Pacey")
Harry Shearer as Principal Peskin (2 episodes)

Photos

Season 4/Gallery

Episodes

EPISODE AIRDATE WRITER EP # #

Coming Home

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4 OCTOBER 2000 Chris Levinson 1 59
Joey and Pacey return from their summer at the sea, Joey looking to make amends with Dawson. Having spent the summer with Andie, Jen and Jack, Dawson is uninterested in confronting his old friends, but Jen insists he try. Andie meets some cute french guys.

Failing Down

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11 OCTOBER 2000 2 60
Jen tries to work out why Henry seems distant and surprisingly gets some insight on the matter from Jack. Pacey learns that his grades aren't what he expected. Meanwhile, a Witter family member returns to Capeside.

Two Gentlemen of Capeside

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18 OCTOBER 2000 3 61
When Dawson (James Van Der Beek) and Joey (Katie Holmes) are assigned a joint English project, Pacey (Josh Jackson) takes "True Love" out for the last sail of the season with Jen (Michelle Williams) to try and forget that his girlfriend is spending the afternoon with her ex-soulmate, only to discover that the seas are a lot angrier than he is. Back at the Yacht Club, Joey realizes that Pacey and Jen are stuck in the middle of a dangerous storm and may not make it out alive if she and Dawson don't overcome their differences and come to their rescue.

Future Tense

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25 OCTOBER 2000 Gina Fattore & Chris Levinson 4 62
College applications sends the gang off the deep end; Joey worries about the divide it can cause between her and Pacey, while Andie takes over Jack's application process. Drue Valentine throws Jen a fake birthday party as an excuse to make a move on her.

A Family Way

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1 NOVEMBER 2000 Chris Levinson 5 63
Joey turns to Jen for advice when she starts pondering preparing for having sex, while Andie convinces Jack to teach a kids' football team, where the parents are the problem. Gail can't seem to kick a flue that turns out to be something entirely else.

Great Xpectations

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8 NOVEMBER 2000 Nan Hagan & Chris Levinson 6 64
Dawson (James Van Der Beek), Joey (Katie Holmes), Pacey (Joshua Jackson) and Jack (Kerr Smith) come to Andie's (Meredith Monroe) rescue after she smuggles an Ecstasy pill from Jen (Michelle Williams) and concocts a potentially deadly combination with her anti-depressant medication.

You Had Me at Goodbye

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15 NOVEMBER 2000 Chris Levinson 7 65
Joey's (Katie Holmes) conundrum over choosing between Dawson (James Van Der Beek) and Pacey (Joshua Jackson) to write her college application peer recommendation from "The Person Who Knows You Best" is overshadowed by Andie's announcement that she is leaving Capeside.

The Unusual Suspects

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22 NOVEMBER 2000 Jonathan Kasdan & Chris Levinson 8 66
Dawson (James Van Der Beek), Pacey (Joshua Jackson) and Jack (Kerr Smith) are all prime suspects in the masterful senior prank against Principal Peskin (guest star Harry Shearer, "Spinal Tap") but after their interrogations reveal seemingly air-tight alibis, another culprit surfaces.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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29 NOVEMBER 2000 Tom Kapinos & Chris Levinson 9 67
Joey (Katie Holmes) is hurt when she realizes a new girl has taken her place next to Dawson (James Van Der Beek) on movie night but is completely unprepared when she and Pacey (Joshua Jackson) see Dawson kissing her under the mistletoe at The Leery's Christmas party.

Self Reliance

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20 DECEMBER 2000 Gina Fattore & Chris Levinson 10 68
Bessie takes a weekend trip, leaving Joey to sit Alexander while she tries to study for an important test. Dawson starts work on his documentary with Mr. Brooks, while Jen brings Jack to a Gay-Straight Coalition meeting, where they meet the passionate head of the organization – Tobey. Pacey and Joey both struggle with their reaction to Dawson & Gretchen's kiss.

The Tao of Dawson

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10 JANUARY 2001 Chris Levinson & Jeffrey Stepakoff 11 69
Dawson and Pacey take small steps to rebuild their friendship, and in the spirit, Dawson tells Pacey that he has feelings for Gretchen. Pacey reacts by trying to set up a well-aware Gretchen with her ex-boyfriend, Nick, although seeing him stirs up a lot of feelings for her.

The Te of Pacey

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17 JANUARY 2001 Maggie Friedman 12 70
Joey (Katie Holmes) plans a surprise party for Pacey's (Joshua Jackson) 18th birthday but panics when he makes her promise to keep the joyous occasion to just the two of them as his family has ruined every one of his past celebrations, and this will be no exception to the birthday curse.

Hopeless

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31 JANUARY 2001 Nan Hagan & Chris Levinson 13 71
Joey and Pacey double date with Drue and his girlfriend Anna, whom Drue is not very nice to – but Pacey is. Jack volunteers to train grade schoolers' reading skills with Tobey and they start to get along. Dawson hangs out with Gretchen and her college friends.

A Winter's Tale

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7 FEBRUARY 2001 Zack Estrin & Chris Levinson 14 72
Joey (Katie Holmes) and Pacey (Joshua Jackson) feel the pressure to "go all the way" when the senior trip inspires unsupervised mayhem in the class of 2001. Meanwhile, Dawson must decide, with the help of Mr. Brooks' oldest friend (guest star Andy Griffith), whether to take Mr. Brooks (guest star Harve Parsnell) off life-support.

Four Stories

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14 FEBRUARY 2001 Tom Kapinos & Chris Levinson 15 73
Divided into four sections, this episode tells the story of: the aftermath of Pacey and Joey's first night together, Jen's first therapy session, Dawson dealing with Mr. Brooks' death and later on, Joey and Dawson spend a relaxed evening hanging out.

Mind Games

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28 FEBRUARY 2001 Gina Fattore 16 74
Pacey (Joshua Jackson) is surprised to learn that Joey (Katie Holmes) lied to Dawson (James Van Der Beek) when confronted about the couple's night together on the ski trip, and must decide what her reluctance to tell him means about their future together.

Admissions

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11 APRIL 2001 Chris Levinson 17 75
Everybody gets their college acceptance letters – Joey's been admitted to Worthington University, while Dawson's been rejected by NYU. Jack and Jen have a lot of different choices, but Jack is pushing for New York. Joey is devastated when she realises she doesn't qualify for financial aid and Dawson offers to sponsor her tuition with his inheritance from Brooks.

Eastern Standard Time

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18 APRIL 2001 Jonathan Kasdan 18 76
It's senior ditch day at Capeside High and while Joey (Katie Holmes) and Jen (Michelle Williams) head to New York to confront Jen's estranged father (guest star Don McManus), Dawson (James Van Der Beek) and Gretchen (guest star Sasha Alexander) hit the road for a romantic adventure together and Pacey (Joshua Jackson) and Drue (Mark Matkevitch) form an alliance that ends in handcuffs.

Late

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25 APRIL 2001 Jeffrey Stepakoff 19 77
Gail is reaching her due date and have a few false labors before the real thing kicks in. Joey fears that she may be late, but can't get a hold of Pacey. Jack finds out that Tobey was beat up in a hate crime and urges Tobey to go to the police.

Promicide

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2 MAY 2001 Chris Levinson 20 78
Jen is reeling from her recent confrontation with her father and gets drunk at Prom. Jack asks Tobey to Prom but has a hard time being around him once there. Pacey feels out of place at the Prom and lets out his frustrations with his life by breaking up with Joey.

Separation Anxiety

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9 MAY 2001 Chris Levinson 21 79
Gretchen and Pacey are reeling from their respective break-ups. Joey gets a visit from Mr. Kubelik asking her to bring Pacey to a Worthington Freshman gathering. Dawson learns that Gretchen is leaving town, which prompts him to make her a surprising offer. Jen is hurt when Grams informs her that she's selling her house in part to pay for Jen's tuition in Boston, prompting Jen to tell Jack that she can't go with him.

The Graduate

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16 MAY 2001 Alan Cross 22 80
Joey prepares her valedictorian speech and Andie returns to Capeside for graduation. Pacey struggles with finishing his extra work in time to graduate with everyone else. Drue enlists Jen for a prank for the ceremony, but the principal is on to them.

Coda

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23 MAY 2001 Gina Fattore & Tom Kapinos 23 81
As Dawson prepares to leave Capeside early for film school in L.A., Joey tries to deal with his departure. Jack, Jen, Joey and Dawson spend Dawson's last few days hanging out in Capeside. Pacey is off on adventure in the Caribbean.

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