You wanna know why I didn't go to France?
—Joey to Dawson
The Kiss is the first episode of Season 2 on WB teen drama Dawson's Creek.


WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? – After the moment of truth when Dawson (James Van Der Beek) and Joey (Katie Holmes) seal their passions with a kiss, tensions mount as the two are plagued with doubts and questions as to where to take the relationship, with Joey's impending trip to France and Dawson's lingering feelings for Jen (Michelle Williams). Meanwhile, Jen has difficulty understanding Grams' (Mary Beth Peil) reaction to her grandfather's death, Pacey (Joshua Jackson) clashes with new Capeside High arrival Andie McPhee (new cast member Meredith Monroe, the television series "Dangerous Minds"), and Mitch (John Wesley Shipp) and Gale (Mary-Margaret Humes) struggle to bring trust back into their marriage.


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 Gail Leery
John Wesley Shipp as Mitch Leery
Mary Beth Peil as Evelyn Ryan
Nina Repeta as Bessie Potter

Special Guest Stars

Meredith Monroe as Andie McPhee

Guest Starring

Ali Larter as Kristy Livingstone


Juliet Cesario as Assistant
Liesl Ehardt as Cheerleader

Pacey's 'mantra'

There once was a girl name of Kristy
The thought of her nude makes me misty
A night on the town, we'll both go get down
By the end of the date she'll have kissed me


He was never as handsome as that night
—Grams to Jen about her first date with Gramps
Most women, they prefer that first kiss. But I'm partial to the second one
—Bessie to Joey
I was the girl whose sole purpose was to allow you figure to out who you were really in love with
—Jen to Dawson


  • Grams tells Jen that she and Mr. Ryan were married for 43 years.
  • Joey doesn't go to France because she didn't want to run away from her problems in Capeside, and because of Dawson.


say goodnight | BETH NIELSEN CHAPMAN
out of my head | FASTBALL
birds of a feather | PHISH
london rain | HEATHER NOVA
have a little faith in me | JOHN HIATT