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The Long Goodbye is the 4th episode of Season 5 on WB teen drama Dawson's Creek.

Synopsis

Lifelong friends Dawson (James Van Der Beek), Joey (Katie Holmes) and Pacey (Joshua Jackson) put past grudges behind them in the wake of the tragic death of one of their fathers. Along with Jack (Kerr Smith), Jen (Michelle Williams) and Grams (Mary Beth Peil), each tries to find the words and actions to comfort their friend.

Starring

James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee
Mary Beth Peil as Evelyn Ryan

Special Guest Stars

John Wesley Shipp as Mitch Leery
Nina Repeta as Bessie Potter
Busy Philipps as Audrey Liddell
Mary-Margaret Humes as Gale Leery

Guest starring

Jodi Thelan as Susan

Trivia

  • Kevin Williamson has watched the episode and was incredibly moved by it, and its tribute to the character of Mitch Leery[1].

Music

down here | LORI CARSON
dawson
ghost | EASTMOUNTAINSOUTH
funeral
ruth marie | MARK KOZELEK
dawson and joey
fallen angel | MICHAELA FOSTER MARSH
guests leave
fire and rain | JAMES TAYLOR
jen's song for dawson

Photos

Notes and references

  1. Series Finale DVD commentary by Kevin Williamson & Paul Stupin