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I'm very much my age emotionally; maybe even younger
—Dawson to Jen
The Election is the 9th episode of Season 2 of WB teen drama Dawson's Creek.

Synopsis

THE POLITICS OF HIGH SCHOOL – Joey (Katie Holmes) joins Andie (Meredith Monroe) and Pacey's (Joshua Jackson) crusade to bring decency back to politics in the sophomore class election, but when their opponent Abby (Monica Keena) throws down the gauntlet by insulting Joey's father and digging up Andie's dark family history, there is no telling how ugly things could get. Meanwhile, Dawson (James Van Der Beek), whose screenwriting is suffering from his adult perspective, hesitantly accepts Jen's (Michelle Williams) tantalizing offer to help him experience the dark pain and exhilaration that comes with being a teenager, while Mitch (John Wesley Shipp) and Gale (Mary-Margaret Humes) use a plumbing emergency as an excuse to rekindle their amorous furniture fetish.

Starring

James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
Mary-Margaret Humes as Gale Leery
John Wesley Shipp as Mitch Leery

Special Guest Stars

Meredith Monroe as Andie McPhee
Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee
Monica Keena as Abby Morgan

Guest starring

Jason Behr as Chris Wolfe

Quotes

Everybody comes from a dysfunctional family, it's the '90s. The only happy families are in TV syndication
—Pacey to Andie
It's insane, to keep taking the same action, expecting a different result
—Mitch to Dawson

Music

dead yet | MUD'L HEAD
andie asks joey
underwater | SWITCHFOOT
pacey + andie; pacey, andie and joey
sacred | KELLY BROCK
mitch & gail
kingdom | THE SLUGS
jen and dawson in the shop
amnesia | CHUMBAWAMBA
debate
slingshots | MORLEY
pacey + andie
troubled mind | CATIE CURTIS
andie in her room
you look so fine | GARBAGE
naked swim
heart and shoulder | HEATHER NOVA
Jack & Joey

Photos