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My parents taught me that love does not conquer all. That love ends – and begins again
—Dawson's best man speech
True Love is the final episode of Season 3 on WB teen drama Dawson's Creek.

Synopsis

LOVE CONQUERS ALL IN CLIMACTIC SEASON FINALE – After an emotional day filled with love, tears and wedding vows, Joey (Katie Holmes) ultimately much choose between her love for Dawson (James Van Der Beek) and her new feelings for Pacey (Joshua Jackson). Across town, Grams (Mary Beth Peil) talks about love and regret with Jen (Michelle Williams), while Jack (Kerr Smith) and Andie (Meredith Monroe) make a decision to drive all night so that Jen can see Henry (guest star Michael Pitt) one last time.

Plot

Pacey gets ready to leave Capeside for the summer and doesn't plan on saying goodbye to Joey. Jen is reeling from her break-up with Henry, Jack is regretting letting Ethan go and Dawson is preparing for his parents' second wedding.

Starring

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

Recurring cast

Obi Ndefo as Bodie Wells
Michael Pitt as Henry Parker
Adam Kaufman as Ethan Brody

Quotes

I know there's people around, but I don't care. That's the point, I finally have the courage to do this
—Jack to Ethan

Trivia

Music

jealous | SINEAD O'CONNOR
Episode start; later when Dawson and Joey dance
sleepless | JANN ARDEN
Pacey and Doug by True Love
the riverside | JESSICA ANDREWS
Pacey's farewell party
promise me this | PANCHO'S LAMENT
ask me to stay
days like these | JANIS IAN
Gail and Mitch marry; later when Joey and Pacey sail away
walking in my sleep | BETTER DAYS
Jen finds Henry's bus
i will be there for you | JESSICA ANDREWS
Jack's father comforts him; Dawson finds the gang in his room; Joey runs to catch Pacey

Photos

Notes and references

  1. Kerr Smith On Jack McPhee From 'Dawson's Creek' & What It Was Like Playing An LGBT Character In The '90s (February 2015)
  2. 'Dawson's Creek's' Kerr Smith and Adam Kaufman remember their groundbreaking 'True Love' kiss (May 2015)
  3. Fifteen Years Ago, ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Gave Us TV’s First ‘Passionate’ Gay Kiss. How Far Have We Come? (April 2015)

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