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Dawson's Creek

IMDB Logo6.6/10
  Rated: 14+ (TV-14)1998 - 20036 Seasons,Series EndedOn:   Tags:    

Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama that portrays the fictional lives of a close-knit group of teenagers through high school and college.Dawson's Creek featuring James Van Der Beek and Katie Holmes has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Prime Video, streaming with subscription on Hulu, streaming via tv everywhere with Freeform, and 7 others. It's a drama and romance show with 128 episodes over 6 seasons. Dawson's Creek is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.6 (31,262 votes).

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128 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu).

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128 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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#1,235 Ranked TV Show

#6 Ranked in TV on Freeform

#21 Ranked in Dating TV

#142 Ranked in Romance TV

Dawson's Creek has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.6 (31,262 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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128 Total Episodes of Dawson's Creek Where to stream every episode from all 6 seasons of Dawson's Creek. Filter these episodes by what's available to watch free or on your streaming services using the tabs above.

Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Pilot

S01 E01

Jan 21, 1998
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Pilot Jan 21, 1998 Film-buff Dawson finds his best friend, Joey, growing jealous of his attraction to a neighbor's granddaughter. Meanwhile, pal Pacey falls in love with a mystery woman, who is really a teacher at Capeside.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Dance

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Jan 28, 1998
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Dance Jan 28, 1998 Dawson casts Jen as the new leading lady in his film, but creates a messy off-camera scene during her date at the school dance. Meanwhile, Joey confronts Mrs. Leery about her liaisons; and Pacey gets under Tamara's skin with his public flirting.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Kiss

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Feb 4, 1998
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Kiss Feb 4, 1998 While working on the film class's movies, team player Dawson has a hard time being stuck in the background. Meanwhile as he plots to give Jen the "perfect kiss", Joey is swept away by a handsome stranger and Pacey tries to graduate to manhood.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Discovery

S01 E04

Feb 11, 1998
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Discovery Feb 11, 1998 Dawson turns to Jen after learning of his mom's affair, and Joey's knowledge of it. But he regrets doing so when she tells him some of her problems; meanwhile Pacey and Tamara continue to tempt fate with their fling.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Hurricane

S01 E05

Feb 18, 1998
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Hurricane Feb 18, 1998 When a major hurricane moves inland, all take refuge in the Leery home, where Dawson rages at Jen about her past, and Mitch storms out after learning of Gale's affair. That leaves a tormented Dawson to deal with their fallout. Meanwhile, Pacey ruins his brother's chances to get with Tamara at her beach house.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Baby

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Feb 25, 1998
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Baby Feb 25, 1998 Capeside is abuzz with rumors of a teacher's indiscretion, rumors that prove fateful for Pacey and Tamera. Meanwhile, Joey and Jen get a life lesson when Bessie is aided by an unlikely source when she gives birth in Dawson's living room.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Detention

S01 E07

Mar 4, 1998
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Detention Mar 4, 1998 In what is said to be one of the best episodes, the gang, after committing various violations at school, gets stuck together for an 8 hour Saturday detention, where Dawson and Pacey turn against each another; and Joey offers a tearful partial explanation for her anger toward Jen.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 The Kiss

S02 E01

Oct 8, 1998
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The Kiss Oct 8, 1998 After their kiss, Dawson and Joey have doubts about the future of their relationship as Joey plans to go to France. Meanwhile, Pacey plays a trick on a new girl. But finds himself in the same situation.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Crossroads

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Oct 15, 1998
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Crossroads Oct 15, 1998 Jack, Andie's brother scores a job at the Ice House, an entry in Joey's diary lands her in hot water with Dawson, who forgets Pacey's 16th Birthday. Meanwhile Abby begins to become a negative influence over lonely Jen.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Alternate Lifestyles

S02 E03

Oct 22, 1998
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Alternate Lifestyles Oct 22, 1998 An economics class project pairs Dawson and Jen as a husband and wife and Pacey and Andie as a married couple. Jen tries to use this project to get closer to Dawson and Pacey gets to know more about Andie's background. Joey learns that she has a chance of success while doing this project.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Tamara's Return

S02 E04

Oct 29, 1998
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Tamara's Return Oct 29, 1998 Tamara Jacobs who left town after her affair with Pacey was almost exposed, shares an awkward reunion with Pacey. The encounter triggers old emotions in Pacey and curiosity in Andie. Meanwhile Jack and Joey enjoy art together.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Full Moon Rising

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Nov 5, 1998
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Full Moon Rising Nov 5, 1998 Parental problems cast a pall over Dawson and Joey's new romance. Pacey is troubled when he sees the McPhee's homelife.

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Season 02, Episode 06 The Dance

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Nov 12, 1998
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The Dance Nov 12, 1998 Two tragedies rock Dawson's world. First he learns the awful truth about his parents marriage. Than at the Homecoming dance, he witnesses a heated moment between Joey and Jack, setting of a chain of events that shatter a lifelong friendship and a new found romance. The big night also gives Jen a chance to use Joey's mistakes to get with Dawson. Pacey tries to open his heart to Andie, but breaks hers.

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Season 02, Episode 07 The All-Nighter

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Nov 19, 1998
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The All-Nighter Nov 19, 1998 Facing the scariest English test of their lives the gang has an all night study session at wealthy, horny Chris Wolfe's house. At this all-nighter secrets are revealed and friendships are altered.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 Like A Virgin

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Sep 30, 1999
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Like A Virgin Sep 30, 1999 Dawson returns from spending the summer in Philadelphia with his mother, and on his way home meets a beautiful young woman who brings trouble to his otherwise ho-hum life. Meanwhile, Joey, who has frozen Dawson out all summer, realizes she is still reeling from their unexpected break-up when she sees him again, but may have found an unexpected new friend for their junior year; Jen gets more than she bargained for when she takes on the fascist head cheerleader; Mitch accepts a new position as Capeside High's varsity football coach; and although Pacey tries to be brave, he has had a lonely summer without Andie.

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Season 03, Episode 02 Homecoming

S03 E02

Oct 7, 1999
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Homecoming Oct 7, 1999 Dawson is recruited by his dad and Principal Green to produce a film for the football pep rally, but the stars of the film end up being Dawson and his lady friend Eve, not the Capeside Minutemen. Meanwhile, Pacey has enlisted Joey for assistance in bringing Andie back to Capeside, but their long-awaited reunion doesn't go exactly as Pacey had intended; and Jack comes to an unexpected understanding with his father who has returned to Capeside to be with Jack and Andie.

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Season 03, Episode 03 None Of The Above

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Oct 14, 1999
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None Of The Above Oct 14, 1999 Dawson is stunned when Eve presents him with a sneak peak at the PSAT test and everyone is tempted to cheat including Joey, whose scholarship is dependent on her SAT scores, and Andie, who is desperately fighting for acceptance to Harvard. But when the test is stolen, it's Pacey that Dawson accuses since he sees Pacey slipping back to his old ways. Meanwhile, Jack is insistent that the football team is purposely beating him down because he is gay.

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Season 03, Episode 04 Home Movies

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Oct 21, 1999
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Home Movies Oct 21, 1999 Father and son are at odds when Dawson moves forward with a news piece for his mom's Philadelphia station using Mitch's star player, Jack, as his subject matter even though Mitch is vehemently opposed. Meanwhile, Joey and Pacey find themselves in cahoots when they must pay the price for ditching class; Andie jumps to conclusions and panics about the reasons Principal Green wants to meet with her; and Jen goes to great lengths to remove herself as head cheerleader but is shocked at the end results.

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Season 03, Episode 05 Indian Summer

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Oct 28, 1999
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Indian Summer Oct 28, 1999 Dawson plays detective when Eve's mysterious ways, including breaking and entering and stealing, cause him to wonder about her reasons for being in Capeside, but the secrets he uncovers may drastically change the lives of others close to him. Meanwhile, Joey's misgivings of Rob lead her to crash his date with Andie but her good will backfires on her; and Jack goes against Jen's wishes and sets up a rendezvous for Henry.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Secrets And Lies

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Nov 11, 1999
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Secrets And Lies Nov 11, 1999 Dawson is torn about telling Jen the scandalous secret he has about Eve and even more distressed when his mom unexpectedly returns from Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Andie accuses Joey of sabotaging her chance to reunite with Pacey; and Jen shocks the entire town with the entertainment she has hired for the Annual Homecoming Queen Gala and shocks the very shy Henry even more when she asks him to be her escort.

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Season 03, Episode 07 Escape From Witch Island

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Nov 18, 1999
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Escape From Witch Island Nov 18, 1999 In a bone-chilling installment, Dawson recruits Joey, Pacey and Jen to be his guerrilla crew on a documentary for history class about Witch Island, a local spot shrouded in mystery for its reputation for being haunted by witches. They are haunted by tall tales of witches and love lost that has Dawson and Joey questioning their own romance and Jen and Pacey considering a new kind of friendship. Back at school, Andie takes her job on the school disciplinary committee a little too seriously when she tries taking back the halls of Capeside.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01 Coming Home

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Oct 5, 2000
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Coming Home Oct 5, 2000 Pacey and Joey return from their summer vacation on "True Love". Now they have to deal with Dawson's feelings, who has been deeply hurt for the past months. At first, he doesn't want to talk with neither one of them, but Jen convinces him to talk to Joey. Meanwhile, Pacey's older sister, Gretchen, arrives in Capeside and moves in with Doug, making Pacey homeless. But he won't live with his parents anymore, and so he asks Joey to let him crash at her house for a while. Dawson tells Jack about Gretchen, for whom he had a secret crush a few years ago. Andie meets 2 foreign guys, and she is attracted to them. Dawson and Joey talk, and he says he'll be ok, but it takes one day at a time. Everybody is wondering if Pacey and Joey did it while on the trip, and they don't confirm or deny. But Joey secretly tells Dawson nothing really happened.

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Season 04, Episode 02 Failing Down

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Oct 12, 2000
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Failing Down Oct 12, 2000 Joey is looking for a new job and gets one at the Yacht Club pretending to know a very affluent family. She is tricked by her boss's son, Dru, who discovers her lies. Mitch (no also a counselor at the school) tells Pacey he's not going to graduate unless he makes up for his bad grades. Pacey doesn't want Joey to know, but Mitch tells Dawson, who tells Joey, showing that he still cares about Pacey. Pacey and Joey have a fight, and Pacey admits he need help.

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Season 04, Episode 03 Two Gentlemen of Capeside

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Oct 19, 2000
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Two Gentlemen of Capeside Oct 19, 2000 Pacey is happy for his good grades, and decides to sail for celebration. Dawson, Joey and Drue are assigned for a work and Joey can't go with him. Instead, Pacey takes Jen with him. What they didn't know is that a huge storm was coming, and suddenly they have to face it. Andie is having an interview with Drue's mom for college, but her medical records get in her way. Mrs. Valentine worries about Andie's mental stability and denies her the spot. When the storm get bigger, Andie takes control of the situation and guides everybody to rescue Jen and Pacey, who admit to each other their biggest regrets in life. Jen regrets never being in love, despite her feelings for Henry, and Pacey regrets the destruction of his friendship with Dawson. Dawson and Joey go on a small boat to rescue them, and Dawson saves Pacey's life. He apologizes to Dawson for all his attitude over the past months.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Future Tense

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Oct 26, 2000
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Future Tense Oct 26, 2000 Everybody starts to think about their future, and how they are getting into college. Joey's concerned about Pacey not having grades good enough to get into college. Drue makes everybody think it's Jen's birthday so he can make a party. Andie takes over Jack's applications and drives him crazy with her obsession over it. Gretchen is applying for a job as bartender at Mrs. Leery's restaurant, and doesn't exactly tell what happened (or what will happen) with college.

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Season 04, Episode 05 A Family Way

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Nov 2, 2000
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A Family Way Nov 2, 2000 Gail drops a bomb at Dawson saying that she might be pregnant. Joey seeks advice from Jen, now that she has the feeling sexual intimacy with Pacey is approaching. Jen tells her to go to the clinic as prevention. Jack is in an awkward situation when a girl is making moves on him, and he feels pressured to tell her he's gay.

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Season 04, Episode 06 Great Xpectations

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Nov 9, 2000
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Great Xpectations Nov 9, 2000 Andie gets accepted into Harvard in advance, but accomplishing what should be the biggest thing in her life doesn't exactly makes her happy. She decides to explore different paths in her life by going to a rave. In the party, Drue gives Jen drugs, and she gives it to Andie. She tries ecstasy, which has a reaction with her anti-depressives and makes a disastrous combination, which almost leads her to death. Mitch and Gail decide to keep their baby, and things get awkward during the celebration when Gretchen brings Pacey and Joey with her.

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Season 04, Episode 07 You Had Me At Goodbye

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Nov 16, 2000
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You Had Me At Goodbye Nov 16, 2000 While Andie is recovering from her near-fatal drug overdose at the party, Jack blames Jen for the whole incident and is not talking to her. Jen blames the deranged Drue for her life falling apart when he turns Grams and the whole town against Jen by telling everyone that they intentionally gave Andie the drugs. After Andie comes home from the hospital, her dad tells her it would be better if she went to spend the rest of the year in Italy with her aunt, since she already has the credits required to an early graduation. Andie decides to go and plans a goodbye dinner with the whole gang. She tells them how important life is, and the valuable time they might be wasting with useless fights between natural best friends. Jack and Jen get things straight, and Andie plays a little trick to bring Dawson and Pacey together.

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Season 5

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Season 05, Episode 01 The Bostonians

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Oct 11, 2001
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The Bostonians Oct 11, 2001 Dawson is a freshman film student in Los Angeles, while Joey starts college at an Ivy League university in Boston. Instead of focusing on the new lives they have worked a lifetime for, they find themselves distracted by the distance between them and their unsettling last kiss.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Lost Weekend

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Oct 18, 2001
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Lost Weekend Oct 18, 2001 Pacey gets a job at a bar and meets an attractive Hispanic waitress named Karen. Although Karen has a very non-friendly boyfriend, that doesn't stop Pacey from feeling attracted to her. Dawson arrives to visit Joey, and is misled by Audrey when she decides to set her sights on him herself. Jen's compassion gets her to help Charlie and be on the college radio station.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Capeside Revisited

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Oct 25, 2001
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Capeside Revisited Oct 25, 2001 Dawson is hit with tragedy after he heads home to Capeside to break the news to his parents that he is dropping out of USC to be with Joey, who is in shock herself after she realizes Pacey has been in Boston for weeks.

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Season 05, Episode 04 The Long Goodbye

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Nov 1, 2001
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The Long Goodbye Nov 1, 2001 Lifelong friends Dawson, Joey and Pacey put past grudges behind them in the wake of the tragic death of one of their fathers. Along with Jack, Jen and Grams, each tries to find the words and actions to comfort their friend.

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Season 05, Episode 05 Use Your Disillusion

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Nov 8, 2001
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Use Your Disillusion Nov 8, 2001 Dawson takes Joey up on her invitation for a weekend in Boston, but the two have reservations once there. Meanwhile, Jack is surprised when his boyfriend Tobey shows up unexpectedly forcing Jack to choose between fraternity hell week and spending time with Tobey.

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Season 05, Episode 06 High Anxiety

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Nov 15, 2001
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High Anxiety Nov 15, 2001 Dawson is having trouble with anxiety attacks since his father's death, so he tries to escape reality on a night of debauchery with Jack and his fraternity brothers, which ends with Dawson's accusing Joey of causing his father's death.Meanwhile, Jen seeks revenge on Charlie; Audrey's mom visits; and Pacey makes a discovery about Danny.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Text, Lies and Videotape

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Nov 22, 2001
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Text, Lies and Videotape Nov 22, 2001 Jen helps Dawson go to the shrink he ran away from last week. Dawson still thinks that the whole idea of sharing his thoughts with a complete stranger is weird, but he is surprised with how much he learns from it. Back home, he has to handle the problem with his father will, which does not include Lily. Meanwhile, Joey is working on a project about old love letters written by an obscure writer, and with the help of Audrey's audition tape for ""The Real World: Ibiza"", she manages to catch something no one of the fellow students caught. Pacey confronts Karen about the risks she is taking for having an affair with Danny, and Karen is hurt when Danny's wife shows up at a dinner party and he blows her off completely.

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Season 6

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Season 06, Episode 01 The Kids Are Alright (1)

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Oct 3, 2002
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The Kids Are Alright (1) Oct 3, 2002 Dawson returns to Boston after working as an assistant director in Los Angeles over the summer and reunites with Joey who has spent a relatively angst-free summer in Capeside. Audrey and Pacey return from L.A. with a surprise passenger, Audrey's childhood friend Jack Osborne.

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Season 06, Episode 02 The Song Remains the Same (2)

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Oct 3, 2002
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The Song Remains the Same (2) Oct 3, 2002 Dawson & Joey's reunion leads to an evening of truth and intimacy, which is ruined when Dawson receives a phone call from another woman. Pacey gets a job interview that could change his life. Sparks fly between Jen and CJ, a handsome new peer counselor she meets at school.

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Season 06, Episode 03 The Importance of Not Being Too Earnest

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Oct 10, 2002
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The Importance of Not Being Too Earnest Oct 10, 2002 Joey's worst nightmare comes true when she accidentally sends a very personal e-mail she wrote for Dawson to the entire student body. The next morning, Joey's e-mail is the topic of virtually all campus discussions when Professor Hetson decides to debate it with his students. Meanwhile, Jack makes an attempt to get to know his cultural professor, Mark Freeman, who pays no attention to Jack, a little better. Pacey, while struggling to survive the first days on his new job, closes a very important deal for the firm, which his wheeling-dealing mentor Rich Rinaldi takes full credit for. Eddie, a student in Joey's reading class, whom also works as the bartender at Helle's Kitchen, persuades Joey to confront any challenge that Hetson throws and not show any weakness since Hetson thrives on it.

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Season 06, Episode 04 Instant Karma!

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Oct 17, 2002
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Instant Karma! Oct 17, 2002 Dawson finds himself in an awkward situation when he is put between Joey and the intoxicated leading lady of his film. Audrey allows herself to be taken in by another man's charm.

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Season 06, Episode 05 The Impostors

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Oct 24, 2002
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The Impostors Oct 24, 2002 Dawson's manages to 'get the girl' when a producer visits the "Wicked Dead" movie set to fire Natasha and close down production. Audrey is excited when asked to be the lead singer of Emma's band but is crushed when Pacey misses the gig. Joey demands the truth from Eddie.

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Season 06, Episode 06 Living Dead Girl (aka Halloweenie)

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Oct 31, 2002
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Living Dead Girl (aka Halloweenie) Oct 31, 2002 When Dawson assists Todd in throwing a blow-out Halloween party, Todd and Natasha have Dawson believing he is seeing the ghost of a legendary film actress. Jen becomes suspicious about C.J., and Joey gets stuck taking Professor Heston's daughter to a haunted house with Eddie.

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Season 06, Episode 07 Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell

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Nov 7, 2002
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Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell Nov 7, 2002 Audrey gets drunk before her band performs and worries her friends, especially CJ who suspects a deeper problem. Meanwhile, Eddie and Joey agree to go on a real date; Pacey hits it off with a beautiful woman while on a business trip to New Orleans, and is shocked to discover that she's a call girl; and when Professor Freeman announces that he's leaving he and Jack have a heart-to-heart talk about their future.

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