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The Kids Are Alright is the premiere of Season 6 on WB teen drama Dawson's Creek.

Synopsis

Dawson (James Van Der Beek) returns to Boston after working as an assistant director in Los Angeles over the summer and reunites with Joey (Katie Holmes) who has spent a relatively angst-free summer in Capeside. Their reunion leads to an evening of truth and intimacy, which is ruined when Dawson receives a phone call from another woman. Meanwhile, Audrey (Busy Philipps) and Pacey (Josh Jackson) return from L.A. with a surprise passenger, Audrey's childhood friend Jack Osborne (guest-starring as himself), and Pacey gets a job interview that could change his life. Sparks fly between Jen (Michelle Williams) and CJ (guest star Jensen Ackles, "Days of Our Lives"), a handsome new peer counselor she meets at school.

Summary

Everyone returns to Boston after the summer. Jen spent hers in New York learning that her parents are divorcing, Joey in Capeside reading, dating and working, Pacey and Audrey in L.A. and Jack in Boston seeing a lot of different guys after being dumped by Eric. Grams decides to go back to college – at Jen and Jack's college, and Dawson has promised to visit Joey to rekindle their ailing romance.

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
Busy Philipps as Audrey Liddell
Mary Beth Peil as Evelyn Ryan

Special Guest Star

Oliver Hudson as Eddie Doling

Recurring cast

Megan Gray as Emma Jones
Roger Howarth as Greg Hetson

Guest starring

Sebastian Spence as Matt Freeman
Jack Osbourne as Jack Osbourne

Trivia

  • This episode introduces Emma Jones, an English punk drummer
  • Joey's 20th birthday is allegedly in September, making her birth year 1982
  • Dawson's got a job as an A.D. on B-horror film entitled "Wicked Dead"

Music

fun | ROSE FALCON
joey recounts everyone's summer
love is all around | JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS
joey runs into a man
bionic | MELANIE DOANE
pacey drops off audrey and jack
1000 questions | LAURA DOYLE
joey waits for dawson
goodbye | ANNA WARONKER
playing pool
slide | SCI-FI LULLABY
joey and pacey talk at the jukebox
road to you | THE TOM KITT BAND
emma + joey; joey, jen and jack
mary | KRISTIN HOFFMANN
joey waits for dawson
found | JONAH
dawson and joey talk
as i lay me down | SOPHIE B. HAWKINS
joey and dawson dance
your love | LAURA DOYLE
dawson + joey kiss

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