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


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.


Following the untimely death of Mitch Leery, Dawson is living in Capeside, trying to take care of everything while his mother grieves their devastating loss. Joey breaks the news to Pacey and together with Jen, Jack and Grams, they return to Capeside for the funeral. Dawson has a hard time dealing with people and Joey tries to support him.


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


Notes and references

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

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