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JoeyYou remember that?
PaceyI remember everything
―Dance

The Anti-Prom is the 22nd episode of Season 3 of WB teen drama Dawson's Creek.

Synopsis

SPRING FEVER – Dawson (James Van Der Beek), Joey (Katie Holmes) and Andie (Meredith Monroe) prepare their own unique prom when they learn that the committee has scrutinized Jack's (Kerr Smith) selected date. Dawson, who has invited Joey to be his date, uses the special evening to try to win her back and make Pacey (Joshua Jackson) jealous; Andie persuades Pacey to be her escort but her evening ends by consoling him about his love life uncertainties; Jen (Michelle Williams) becomes outraged with Henry (Michael Pitt) when he reveals he is leaving Capeside for the summer; and Gale (Mary-Margaret Humes) and Mitch (John Wesley Shipp) celebrate their new found romance.

Plot

Jack struggles with his prom experience turning political when he wants to bring Ethan as his date. Joey attempts to rebuild friendships, but faces an ultimatum from Dawson. Jen and Henry discuss the possibility of having sex on prom night, and Andie spends some time with a downcast Pacey.

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
Mary-Margaret Humes as Gale Leery
John Wesley Shipp as Mitch Leery
Mary Beth Peil as Evelyn Ryan
Nina Repeta as Bessie Potter

Special Guest Stars

Michael Pitt as Henry Parker
Adam Kaufman as Ethan Brody[1]

Quotes

So kiss me Jack. I dare you
—Ethan

Music

in every corner | JULIE PLUG
Andie and Jack in the cafeteria
this misery | WILD COLONIALS
Jack and Andie buy tickets; Grams hems Henry's jacket
london rain (nothing heals me like you do) | HEATHER NOVA
Dawson picks up Joey
it's not unusual (cover) | WILD COLONIALS
Pacey and Andie arrive at prom; Dawson asks Joey to dance
foresight | GRANIAN
Jen and Henry dance
i believe | KIND OF BLUE
Football camp; Joey leaves to get fresh air
once in a lifetime | TWILA PARIS
Mitch and Gail dance
my invitation | SARAH SLEAN
Pacey and Joey dance
little things | CHANTAL KREVIAZUK
Gail proposes to Mitch

Photos

Notes and references

  1. Adam Kaufman is now credited as a special guest star