- „I'm very much my age emotionally; maybe even younger”
- —Dawson to Jen
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.
Andie decides to run for student government and courts Joey to be her running mate. Pacey is enlisted as campaign manager for Andie, while Jen offers to sponsor Dawson's return to adolescence. Jack finds it hard to let Joey in when it comes to his personal life.
- James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
- Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
- Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
- Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
- Meredith Monroe as Andie McPhee
- Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee
- Mary-Margaret Humes as Gail Leery
- John Wesley Shipp as Mitch Leery
- Mary Beth Peil as Grams
- Nina Repeta as Bessie Potter
Special Guest Stars
- Jason Behr as Chris Wolfe
- 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