Kids Are Alright
602 The Song Remains The Same
603 Importance Of Not Being Too Earnest
604 Instant Karma
605 The Impostors
606 Living Dead Girl
607 Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell
609 Everything Put Together Falls Apart
610 Merry Mayhem
611 Day Out Of Days
612 All The Right Moves
614 Clean And Sober
616 That Was Then
617 Sex And Violence
618 Love Bites
620 Catch 22
621 Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road
622 Joey Potter and the Capeside Redemption
623 All Good Things...
624 ...Must Come To An End
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
Dawson: All right,
so guess what?
Dawson: Take a guess.
Joey: You're gay.
Dawson: That and... I was on the phone with Steven Spielberg the other day.
Dawson: Sort of.
Joey: What do you mean "sort of"?
Dawson: He called for Todd, and I said, "hold on a second, please," and I put Todd on.
Joey: That's it?
Dawson: My hands were shaking.
Dawson: I know this
song. This is a great song.
Joey: Yeah, it is.
Joey: Nothing. It just reminds me of something. The summer between seventh and eighth grade, and Clueless.
Dawson: Was it on the soundtrack or something?
Joey: No. At least, I don't think so. Um... we went to see it at the Rialto, remember? And when we got out it was pouring rain, your mom came to pick us up, but the car was, like, way across the street so you grabbed my hand and we ran for it. And it was probably only about 10 seconds or so, but when we got in the car, all I could think about was the fact that... you had held my hand.
Dawson: So what does it have to do with the song?
Joey: It was playing on the radio in your mom's car.
Joey: What are you doing?
Dawson: I was gonna ask you to dance.
Joey: Thank you for
walking me home.
Dawson: No thanks necessary. It's what I do.
THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME
Dawson: Every good thing that's happened in my life I've essentially managed to talk out of existence. I'm not gonna do that this time.
Pacey: That girl? That
girl hates me!
Audrey: I know. She hates you too much. I don't trust it!
Joey: You have a girlfriend?!
I slept with you last night, and you have a girlfriend?
Gang: This is a very unhappy birthday.
Dawson: I didn't say that. I said I'd been seeing someone.
Joey: Seeing someone! What the hell does that mean, Dawson?!
Dawson: You're still
a child, Joey. You're still the same scared little girl who--
Joey: who what? Who what, Dawson? Who broke your heart? God! Is the statute of limitations ever gonna end on that one? Ever?! Dawson, I'm sorry I don't have the same dreams I had when I was 15 years old, and I'm sorry that I moved on faster than you did, but you know what? Maybe not everything that happens to you is my fault! And maybe just because I want more from my life than--
Dawson: more than what? More than us? You don't know, do you? You've never known. The entire time I've known you, all you've wanted to do is escape. From me, from Capeside. I mean, you say that I'm the dreamer. I'm the one who doesn't wanna live in the real world. Well, I'm doing it, Joey. Right now. I'm living in the real world. It's you who wants the fantasy.
Audrey: They do this
all the time, right? No big whoop. I mean, it's normal to fight. It's healthy.
Pacey: Ooh, I don't know if healthy's the word I would use to describe their relationship. I mean, I'm all for "will they, won't they" finally getting their shot, but for 2 people to be that dependent on each other for their life's happiness is just--
Audrey: incredibly romantic?
Pacey: Or perhaps structurally unsound?
Jack: Yeah, I'll second that.
Jen: Whoa, wait a second. All of a sudden you're coming out as some sort of nonbeliever?
Jack: Hey, let's not forget who broke them up the first time around.
Audrey: Ooh! Jen?
Jen: Oh, don't look at me. I'm too far messed up in this thing to have an opinion. I am just the road kill on the Dawson and Joey highway.
THE IMPORTANCE OF NOT BEING TOO EARNEST
Jack (to Pacey): What's up with that hair, man? Why is it... the way it is?
Prof. Heston: Are you waiting for me to order, or did you have somethin' to say? 'Cause it kinda looks like you've got your bone-to-pick face on.
Eddie (to Joey): I hadn't been planning how to best torture you. You see, we don't just walk off into a void when we leave your line of vision. Some of us even have our own lives and don't even talk about you at all.
Joey (about Eddie): He's got a major chip on his shoulder, the size of which rivals only the one on my shoulder. He's ok.
Audrey: Pacey, these are supposed to be, like, the easiest days of our lives. I mean, we're supposed to be in there with our friends, you know, coming up with ridiculous drinking games and making each other laugh. I think we've all kind of figured out that the real world is a pretty crappy place, so what's the rush in getting there?
Todd: Leery, your inability to relax disturbs me.
Eddie: Don't do that. Don't back down. If you do that in class today, Heston's gonna eat you alive.
Heather (about Dawson):
Why do I care what he thinks?
Todd: He is the target demographic.
Joey: Is it just me,
or do you react this nicely to everybody who's trying to help you? What?
Eddie: You're gonna have to give me a second here. I'm still trying to process the condescending notion that help is actually required.
Natasha: You're not a good liar, Dawson. In fact, you're a spectacularly bad liar.
Natasha: ...maybe just
Dawson: I think everyone feels that way about success- Everyone with a soul.
Dawson: You were the only hot girl in the room who looked like she might have actually read a book at some point in her life.
Natasha: So you weren't
just chatting me up?
Dawson: Oh, I was chatting you up.
Eddie: That wasn't me being nice. That was me showing off.
Freeman: Look, maybe
I did let my emotions affect the way that I graded your paper. If I did,
Jack: I sense an excuse coming on here.
LIVING DEAD GIRL
Todd: Did you just yell cut? Yelling cut is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise bleak existence... That was fun. Sometimes I forget how much I like yelling at people.
Todd: Leery, my boy, I learned a long time ago not to screw around with my leading ladies. That's what extras are for.
CJ (to Jen): If going back to my room and watching Halloween H20 on cable qualifies as plans, then yeah. I'm all booked up.
Eddie (to Joey): You got under my skin. I found myself having these series of annoying conversations with you in my head, which must be a sign of something.
Natasha: Happy Halloween, Dawson. We've had the immense pleasure of screwing with your mind this evening.
Jen (to CJ): You know, you could save me a lot of trouble by just going out with me.
Jack: Want to tell
me about it sometime over coffee?
Jack: Hot caffeinated beverage. It's all the rage these days. Seems to be an excuse for people to get together and find out if they like one another.
Natasha (to Dawson): I always wanted you back, you know. You just had to pay for your sins.
EGO TRIPPING AT THE GATES OF HELL
Eddie: We're a regular Sam and Diane - me with my rugged charms, you with your fancy book learning
Jen: No hedging, no subtext. No horrible puns. Gays have it so easy. Straight boys are never so... straight.
Woman: So you have
Pacey: Oh, no. No, no. She dumped me.
Woman: Heh. Well, I think my friends are waiting for me, but it's nice meeting you, Percy.
David: Don't worry about it. CJ's here, and your friends have all mastered the art of polite conversation.
Audrey: You don't have
to sit with me, really.
CJ: You don't have to say that. If I don't want to be here, I'd have walked away already.
Joey: I'd like to go on a date with you. An actual date. Without the obstacles of pre-teen girls and drunken roommates. What would you say?
Joey: Shh! He'll see
Eddie: Who? That's the guy from the movie set... and the guy from the movie set is the friend who gave you the tickets... and now we're hiding. Why?
Joey: I don't know. Gut instinct.
Natasha: What we're
doing is much more fun.
Dawson: What, sneaking around at work?
Natasha: I thought you liked sneaking around at work.
Dawson: Oh, I do, but we're not fooling anybody.
Natasha: Sure we are. We're fooling ourselves, which is what makes it all so incredibly dangerous. And sexy. And fun.
Audrey (to CJ): What happened between us, it's just-- it's the way that the world works, ok? Pretty much all the time, girls run around and feel bad about themselves. They're either too weak or too stupid to go home alone. So, sometimes guys just win the lottery. That's it. It doesn't mean anything.
Eddie: Things have
to happen to you at the exact right time in your life, or they're meaningless.
Eddie: Yeah. Like this. Like right now. I mean, this could've happened yesterday and been meaningless.
EVERYTHING PUT TOGETHER FALLS APART
Dawson: One of the many faces of Todd. There's drunk- and-belligerent-Todd, there's sober- and-belligerent-Todd, there's creepy/horny-Todd. The rarest of them all is sweet-Todd, but that's usually accompanied by hidden-agenda-Todd.
Dawson (about Max): He's got a lot of hair, that guy.
Eddie (to Joey): I don't know your morning routine. Maybe you need some time to adjust to consciousness and all that.
Emma: Sorry. Hi, Pacey. I almost couldn't find you. There's so many suits, it's like looking for one individual cow in a whole field of 'em.
Emma (to Pacey): I shall be by the punch bowl. If you like twirling me about, come find me.
Rich: Where's your sassy pseudo-punk, Witter? I was hoping for another round.
Dawson: She's out...
Todd: I see. And so you're...
Dawson: Sitting here thinking of ways I could kill him.
Pacey (to Emma): You were by far the most beautiful woman in that room, and I'm not taking a piss or whatever it is you crazy English people say.
Joey (voiceover): Once upon a time in a galaxy not entirely unlike our own, there was a girl. There was nothing extraordinary about this girl. She was by her own estimation a relatively simple sort, yet she was cursed. For as long as she could remember, her romantic life had been something of a disaster. Boys either fell too hard, too fast, or not at all. She had long since given up on the notion of a functional relationship, which is why, in the winter of her 19th year, she was surprised to find herself in the company of a boy who made her feel as if the curse had been lifted... if only temporarily.
Joey: Wow. I just crossed a line into that world where girls pressure their boyfriends into doing stuff with them, and then-- I just referred to you as my boyfriend. I'm a mess. I apologize.
Audrey: Chip on his shoulder, blue on his collar. I don't know. Joey seems to like him... Eddie seems to be able to incorporate all the best elements of Pacey and Dawson, so it's like the T-1000 of love interests.
Audrey: Oh. Devilishly clever of you, Jen. Oh, honey, are you still upset that I shagged your dream boy? Because I am sorry about that.
Audrey: If you think that spending Christmas here on Walton mountain is my idea of a good time, then you all are about as high as I am right now... Dawson. Pacey. You guys hate each other, don't you? You're never going to be able to mend this little rift that exists between the two of you, so why do you even bother with the charade?
Audrey: Pacey, I am really sorry that Audrey Hepburn next to you broke your heart all those years ago, and it's prevented you from ever fully committing to an adult relationship, but you know what? Just grow up. Merry Christmas, scum suckers. Peace Out.
Dawson: You know what?
I don't love you either.
Natasha: Of course you don't, silly. Listen, you're not built for this kind of relationship. It's kind of what I dig about you.
DAY OUT OF DAYS
CJ: I've been doing
this for 2 years.
Jen: Great. Well, maybe your expertise will come in handy when we get to a hypothetical situation involving casual sex and a couple of blond girls.
Jen: Why are you looking
Exec: All right. Call
Heather: I don't think he has one.
Exec: Well, then don't call his agent. Call his mother and make her sign a permission slip.
Hetson (to Joey): Just take the money, will you? It'd be a whole lot easier for me than trying to be nice to you for the rest of the semester.
Joey: You wouldn't
Hetson: Was it a girl thing or something?
Joey: No, it's a human-being thing.
Dawson: You're like...
Barely functional, but you're... like my mentor.
Todd: What, not Steven bloody Spielberg?
Dawson: Well, he... hasn't been returning my phone calls.
ALL THE RIGHT MOVES
Eddie: So I leave you
behind, therefore you send your little minion to come after me and trick
Joey: But perhaps if you didn't wanna be found, Eddie, maybe you should've covered your tracks a little better.
Eddie: You deserve
to be with the best guy in the room, not the one who picks up his trash
or buses his table. You're gonna have whatever you want in this life, Joey.
Joey: I wanted you.
Eddie: No. No, you wanted that guy you met in English class. And I'm not him.
Joey (to Harley): In the future, maybe you could obtain express written consent before you go off willy-nilly telling boys that I'm pregnant.
Joey: Really? You think
he has potential?
Hetson: Don't make me say it again.
Joey: Do you think
you can get him in?
Hetson: I think Eddie could get Eddie in with my recommendation.
Joey: What are we gonna
do about him?
Audrey: I don't know. Ohh! Wait, I have an idea. Come on, Bob, you got some work to do. You and I stopped in Vegas, we got married.
Bob: We did?
Audrey: No, but that's what we're gonna tell my parents. It'll freak 'em out, take their mind off the other thing.
Dawson: Every relationship I've ever had, I've taken so damn seriously, I think I just forgot how to have fun.
Natasha: Oh, and just so you know, there will be other actresses. But I was the first, and don't you forget it.
CLEAN AND SOBER
Pacey: Joey, don't
be jealous just because she can do things that no man has ever known before.
Joey: Ok, now you're disturbing me. It's a television that looks like it ate a small country. This is the most blatant display of capitalism I've ever seen.
Pacey: What's with all the under-age alcoholics around here?
Joey: You know, C.J.
I really think it's great how you've turned Jen around. Because before,
believe me, I mean, she was a troubled young lady.
CJ: So she says.
Joey: She killed a girl once.
Joey: Abby Morgan. Killed her with champagne. You want some?
Dawson: You're not
just encouraging me because you've been in rehab for a month and you're
bored out of your mind, are you?
Audrey: Dawson, give a girl a break and dance, monkey, dance!
Audrey: I think he's
just the kinda guy who always believes the best in people. And he deserved
more than just the destruction of his property, I suppose.
Dawson: It's ok, though. We can fix that.
Audrey: But I could've really hurt you.
Dawson: Yeah, but I think you needed to hit rock bottom before you snapped out of it.
Audrey: Yeah, but I didn't hit rock bottom until a couple of weeks after that.
Dawson: Maybe you just needed to hit it really hard.
Dawson (to Audrey): Why did you have to give us so many kids?
Joey: I want to go
home. Now. I'm tired, I'm cranky, and I know you didn't read the fine print
in our little rent-a-day contract, but it expires in exactly 35 minutes,
so maybe you could just skip the subtleties and get her phone number?
Pacey: Ok, sis down. It'll be fine.
Joey: She thinks I'm your sister?!
Pacey: Fear and loathing? You're paying $35,000 a year to be told to read 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'? You could do that on your own time. I could do that on my own time.
Joey: Can I have your
coat? I'm freezing. It's freezing in here.
Pacey: My coat? What's wrong with your coat?
Joey: Mine just looks nice. It wasn't intended to keep anyone warm, especially not someone wearing only a thin layer of silk.
Pacey: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Slow down. You and I were not on a date. Which is only the first of many things wrong with that sentence.
Pacey: So what is the
secret to our long-lasting and angst-free friendship? What is the one thing
that keeps it going year after year after year after year?
Joey: We suck at meeting new people.
Pacey: Wrong. We do not, under any circumstance, talk about sex.
Joey: Ok, so basically
what you're saying is that the only way you and I can continue being friends
is if we lie to each other about our sex lives... if we take that whole
giant aspect of our lives and just... pretend like it doesn't exist?
Pacey: Worked for you and Dawson.
Joey: I heard what you said. I just can't quite believe my ears.
Pacey: Is there anything essentially untrue about that statement?
Pacey: It would be
fair to say that I haven't been feeling all that friendly toward you lately.
Joey: You've been feeling more than friendly?
Joey: Pacey, did you—
Pacey: If the next words out of your mouth are 'take out the trash,' I will officially have a preview of what it'd be like to be married to you.
Joey: When you and I were on the boat... I used to dream that we'd be cast away somewhere. You know, your... standard tropical island with the white sand beaches and... giant stars overhead. We'd wear no clothes, and we’d...splash in the surf all day. And then at night... the moon would be this... well, this giant thing. And it was always full.
THAT WAS THEN
Hetson: You girls can study, and I can try to find a button-down shirt from this decade.
Joey: Professor Hetson,
Harley is completely normal. One might even worry she's a cliché.
Hetson: I don't like the sound of a normal girl. I corrupted a lot of those, and they will do anything to not be normal. I want her to be more like you. You know, anxious, bookish, prone to having boyfriends who live far, far away.
Joey: Thank you.
George: Your silence
Dawson: Heh. No offence, George, but you don't know me well enough to know what my silence means.
Joey: Patrick... be
realistic. If I wasn't such a nice girl, I would've laughed in your face
and called you junior the second I met you.
Patrick: Then why didn't you?
Joey: Because you remind me of somebody I know. Now get out of here before I remember everything that pissed me off about him when I was your age.
SEX AND VIOLENCE
Heather: If you want to make a movie with us, find a way to tell your story while still aping to the lowest common denominator. Pitch the same thing you pitched , only throw in... a stripper, a 3-way, or like an affair with a teacher or something.
CJ: Look, if what you
to me about your past is true, then I'm guessin' what I don't understand
is why the creeps and the scumbags who treated you so poorly got the benefit
of your sex drive. Whereas guys like me who actually treat you fairly well...
we get ridiculed for wanting to have sex with you.
Jen: Wow. Kudos to you, C.J. That is the nicest way that anybody's ever called me a slut.
Mr Newman: See, here's my thing with directors. I can tell any schmuck where to put the camera, how to say "action," blah, blah, blah, blah. But when a freakin' P.A. figures out how to bang the leadin' lady, buddy, that is somebody I want to be in business with.
Mr Newman: Trends will come and trends will go, but I say... there's always room for a movie in which teenage girls take their clothes off.
Pacey: Woman! You are
wrecking my head. Could you not just accept the temporary and come with
a smile and maybe a little grace?
Joey: No. Not if this is how you plan on treating your future assistants. Frankly, Pacey, I'm beginning to understand the nickname.
Pacey: What nickname?
Joey: They call you witless.
Joey: Eddie, you walked
Eddie: I came back.
Joey: I moved on.
Harley (to Joey): Brutal. Do not let your enemies have access to this closet. Tell me this was purchased for some sort of Halloween church lady costume.
Pacey (to Dawson): We've certainly been through awkward, but we've never been through "I'm broke and it's all your fault."
Pacey: I hope for the sake of all involved, that some intrepid student has spiked this punch, or else it kinda loses out on its cliché value.
Patrick: Jamie is not
your date! I am!
Harley: In name only! Did you do one date-like thing the entire night?
Patrick (wrestling Jamie): This is date-like!
Patrick: I don't know
why I should be taking advice from you. Like you're some kind of Yoda when
it comes to the chicks.
Pacey: Have you seen my date?
Patrick: Tell me more, sensei.
Pacey: If memory serves, I owe you a dance, Ms. Potter.
Eddie (to Joey): Is there a hygiene issue I'm not aware of?
Eddie: I thought the
whole point of this evening was for people to get together and talk about
Joey: We're freaks, but we're not those kinds of freaks. Sit!
Dr Drew: Should a couple that's not even mature enough to talk about sex be having sex?
Adam (about CJ): He
is kind of cute. He's got a bit of the Spader working for him.
Jen: If I were to start a boy from scratch, this is what he would end up as.
Sadia: What is your
Pacey: Generally I tend to prefer the brainy brunettes with brown eyes.
Joey: Whatever. I encourage you to accept this "whatever," as I believe this is the best you'll ever do.
Joey: We should be
somewhat practical about this.
Eddie: You want to be practical about running away together?
Audrey: Hey, I'm all for going to Europe, but I don't understand why anyone would want to do it on $5 a day. $5 doesn't even buy you a pint of Guinness in Dublin.
GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
Grams (about Jen): It wasn't a magical transformation. She just needed a little patience, and no access to public transportation.
Helen: I've only just
figured out now which one is your boyfriend.
CJ: Well, that's because Jack acts like a boyfriend.
Bill (to Grams): I can see there are a bunch of people here who give a damn, and even though you spurned my advances, I give a damn, too.
Audrey: What are you
hiding from, Pacey?
Pacey: I'm hiding from the suit, because it's evil. Bad things happen when it's on. I allowed people to believe in me for a second, which was foolish, and now it's really coming back to bite them in the ass.
Dawson: I've still
got one big problem, though.
Joey: What's that?
Dawson: Same one I've always had, finding somebody to play you.
Pacey: I was just trying
to do the right thing.
Dawson: You're always trying to do the right thing. You're always so eager to be the hero, you never quite see all the pieces of the puzzle.
Joey: No matter how
much I love you or how long I stay with you, you're only gonna remember
the moments when I leave.
Pacey: Well, you gotta give me that much, because those are pretty much the most painful moments in my life.
Joey: That's because you ask for them, Pacey. I'm sorry. You do. Your whole life, you spend so much time expecting the worst that you don't even notice the moments when people are loving you, and, Pacey, people spend a lot of time loving you.
JOEY POTTER AND THE CAPESIDE REDEMPTION
Jen: You could play
Joey: Sadly, Eve didn't make the cut.
Jen: Aw, that's a shame.
Audrey: Who the hell is Eve?
Jack: Long story. Ambiguous ending.
Jen: I'm a film geek's dream.
Joey: Dawson, we don't
have any money.
Dawson: No, but we do have an abundance of hot girls, which are as good as currency in many countries.
Pacey: You know, Kristy,
Joey: A metaphor, I know. She represents all of the high school girls you thought you'd never be able to have because you were such a loser.
Joey: And the fact that all the normal girls who haven't been surgically enhanced - girls like me and Jen and Audrey and Andie - the fact that we've spent every second of the past 5 years telling you that you weren't a loser, that means nothing to you?
Todd: Look, I'm totally misunderstood. Between you and me, sweetheart, it's really just a numbers game. I figure, you know, eventually some bird's gonna find it all very charming.
Dawson: Shooting this movie is gonna save me tons of money on therapy.
Pacey: All we wanted was her. So much so that we destroyed our friendship... and in the end, all she ever wanted was for us to be friends again.
ALL GOOD THINGS...
Christopher: The writers must sit around with a thesaurus just seeking out 4-syllable ways to abuse the English language.
PA: Don't forget about
the network notes. They did not clear 'masturbate' as acceptable dialogue.
Dawson: It's a clinical term.
PA: They suggested 'walking your dog.'
Jack: He's a paranoid, closeted freak... but he's my paranoid, closeted freak.
Jack: Whatever. It's all good. It wasn't meant to be. Besides, Dawson probably would eventually kill me for taking his only soul mate, right?
Joey: Audrey's singing backup for John Mayer. She's touring Europe, and she's got some boyfriend she calls the 'anti-Pacey'. He's totally boring and... really sweet or something.
Joey: We bickered and
argued so much, so we naturally started dating, and we've been fighting
Dawson: Is it serious?
Joey: Well, we're - we're definitely... at that moment when it either is or isn’t.
Joey: We've been through
so much, Dawson. So many good times and bad. When I loved you, you loved
Jen. And when you loved me, I needed to be on my own. So I left you for
Jack, and then he realized he was gay.
Dawson: And then I convinced you to turn your dad in for trafficking cocaine, and...you said you'd never speak to me again.
Joey: But I did. I offered myself to you at that party after you crashed your dad's boat.
Dawson: And I refused... for some reason. And so you fell for Pacey.
Dawson (to Joey): I
like that you ramble when you're nervous. I like that I know that you ramble
you're nervous. I like that I still make you nervous.
Joey: Hi, Christopher.
Dawson: And the triangle becomes a square.
Pacey: Well put.
...MUST COME TO AN END
Bessie: You're still
in love with your ex-boyfriend.
Joey: I am not still in love with my ex-boyfriend.
Bessie: No, you're still in love with your ex-boyfriends, plural.
Jen: Joey, Joey, Joey. What am I going to do with you? You're constantly getting into these situations where you jump in with your heart, and then you have to jump out with your head. Your heart and your head have just been in constant conflict with each other.
Pacey: Dawson still
doesn't know I borrowed this.
Jen: You mean stole?
Pacey: No, I mean borrowed. You don't steal from friends.
Jen: When did you borrow this?
Pacey: Uh, in 1998, right after he shot it.
Jen: So, do you plan
on borrowing her or stealing her from your best friend?
Pacey: Well, I'm hoping that it's a little different now and maybe we've moved beyond that.
Joey: Do you not watch the Creek? We're together every Wednesday at 8:00. Dawson, you wrote a show about us... do you know how lucky you are? You're a writer. You get to live life twice. Who else can do that?
Joey: Pacey, I love you. You know that. And it's very real. It's so real that it's kept me moving, mostly running from it, never ready for it. And I love Dawson. He's my soul mate. He's tied to my childhood, and it's a love that is pure and eternally innocent.
Doug (to Jack): I love that no matter what you do, your life is gonna stand out. I want to stand out with you.
Sam: I can't take it
anymore, Colby. I don't want to wait for my life to be over. I want to
know right now. What will it be?
Colby: You and me. Always.
"Dawson's Creek" ended
tragically. Please note there is no comma between the last two words in
that sentence. Never in history, or even in fiction, can a group of good-looking
and privileged young things, sun in their hair and the world before them,
have had so little damn fun (it was like "Thirtysomething" for teen-agers).
If they took drugs they had to moralise about it for three hours; if they
had sex they had to cry.
- Euan Ferguson, "The Observer"
"Holy shit, you're
"James, actually. James Van Der Beek."
"What's up with Pacey stealing Joey away from you? And if I was you, I would've drowneded his ass in the creek and shit."
"You actually watch that show?"
"Yeah, for Joey, man. She is too fine."
- from James Van Der Beek's cameo in "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back"
"Guys are drawn to
her like bugs around a bug lamp... You might want to ask yourself why you're
so interested in her. They think it's a coltish vulnerability but it's
- Julie, describing Katie Holmes's character in "Abandon"
In the series finale
of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", Buffy is talking to Angel about Spike and
"Are you gonna go all Dawson on me everytime I have a boyfriend?"
"Myself and James,
who plays Dawson, never got on. We were like oil and water. It might be
something to do with James liking Katie Holmes aswell. If it hadn't been
for Katie diffusing the situation I don't know what would have happened."
- Joshua Jackson, in a 2004 interview
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