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Season 4

4 Oct. 2000
Coming Home
Pacey and Joey return from their summer vacation at sea where they have to deal with Dawson's feelings, who has been deeply hurt for the past months while he and Jack made money by painting houses. At first, he doesn't want to talk to neither one of them, but at a drive-in theater, Jen convinces him to talk to Joey. Meanwhile, Pacey's other older sister, Gretchen, arrives in Capeside after taking time off from college and moves in with Doug, making Pacey homeless since he does not want to live with Doug or their hostile parents anymore. So, he asks Joey to let him ...
 
11 Oct. 2000
Failing Down
Joey is looking for a new job and gets one as a waitress at the Yacht Club Restaurant pretending to know a very influent family. But she is tricked by her boss' snobbish, trouble-making son, Drue Valentine, who sees through her lies, but decides to let her stay on in order to get to know her better. Meanwhile, Mitch, now working as a guidance counselor at Capeside High, 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. Gretchen also finds a new place to live in the ...
 
18 Oct. 2000
Two Gentlemen of Capeside
Pacey, enlightened by getting good grades, decides to take a sail on his boat and takes Jen with him for company. Meanwhile, Andie has an interview with Drue's mother for a college acceptance. But her medical records get in her way in which the egotistical and snobbish Mrs. Valentine worries about Andie's mental stability and outright denies her the spot. Everyone's plans change when a big storm rolls into Capeside, trapping Pacey and Jen at sea where Dawson and Joey steal a motorboat, owned by a cranky old resident, A.I. Brooks, to rescue them while Andie takes ...
 
25 Oct. 2000
Future Tense
Everybody starts to think about their future, and how they are getting into college with Joey concerned about Pacey not having grades good enough to graduate and she being Number Four among the top 10 best in school. Drue makes everybody think it's Jen's birthday so he can throw a party and make the moves on her in which it's revealed that that they've known each other when he used to live back in New York. At the gathering, a worried Joey gets drunk and says some concerning things to everyone involved. Meanwhile, Andie takes over Jack's applications for college and ...
 
1 Nov. 2000
A Family Way
Gail drops a bomb on Mitch and Dawson, saying that she might be pregnant, but she is conflicted whether or not to keep her baby. As a result, Dawson seeks solace with his growing hobby of photography and confiding in Gretchen about his troubles. Meanwhile, Joey seeks advice from Jen because she has the feeling sexual intimacy with Pacey is approaching. Jen tells her to go to the clinic as prevention. Bessie finds out and berates Joey about the risks of sex. Also, Jack and Andie are coaching a little league of soccer kids, and he soon lands in an awkward situation when...
 
8 Nov. 2000
Great Xpectations
Andie gets accepted into Harvard in advance, enlightening Jack and their father. 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 with Jen and Jack. At the party, Drue, wanting to look back on the old times with Jen, gives her some ecstasy pills. But Andie takes one from Jen in which it has reaction with her anti-depressives. Meanwhile, things get awkward during the party when Gretchen brings along Pacey, Joey and Dawson whom is growing more attracted ...
 
15 Nov. 2000
You Had Me at Goodbye
While Andie is recovering from her near-fatal drug overdose, Jack blames Jen for the incident, while Jen blames the deranged Drue for her life falling apart after he turns everyone, including Grams, against Jen by saying that she deliberately slipped Andie the ecstasy. Andie's father tells her that it would be better if she were to spend the rest of the year in Italy with her aunt, since she already has the credits required for an early graduation. Meanwhile, Joey is conflicted when she must ask Dawson to say a good word for a college acceptance form. Also, Dawson ...
 
22 Nov. 2000
The Unusual Suspects
A sailboat owned by Capeside High's pompous Principal Dave Peskin, with "Class of 2001" written on the sail, and with his pet dog aboard, is found in the school swimming pool as part of a major school prank. As a result, Mitch Leery and Principal Peskin are after the guys who did it in which Dawson, Pacey, Jack and Drue are main suspects. Since, the dog that was on the boat instantly recognized Jack, Pacey had access to the yacht club and Dawson had access to the school keys. Each one has alibis for that day; Jack was at the soccer field with Jen to help plan a game. ...
 
29 Nov. 2000
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Jen reveals an important decision she's made with regards to college while Jack and Grams make a decision on their own for her. When Dawson comes up empty with answers to an important question on his college essay on registration for USC Film School, he turns to Mr. Brooks for inspiration and learns that Mr. Brooks' life in Hollywood eerily parallels Dawson's own life when Mr. Brooks left the filmmaking business after his best friend and girlfriend got together. Meanwhile, Pacey accompanies Joey to a formal party at the Yacht Club for prospective Worthington College ...
 
20 Dec. 2000
Self Reliance
When Bessie takes a weekend getaway, Joey's hoping to get some studying done. But between her responsibilities at the B&B and Pacey's affections, Joey's hard pressed to find a moment alone to study for an English exam, and as if that wasn't enough, she's trying to cope with her feelings about having seen Dawson kiss Gretchen the other night at the Christmas party. Pacey's got his own issues with that 'kiss' and he's convinced Dawson and Joey need closure, once and for all. Meanwhile, Dawson's collaboration with A.I. Brooks on a documentary on his life story begins, ...
 
10 Jan. 2001
The Tao of Dawson
Pacey learns that Dawson and Gretchen are dating which doesn't suit him at all. So, Pacey tries to get Gretchen and her ex-boyfriend, Nick Taylor, back together when they go on a road trip to pick up her car at her college in Providence. Back in Capeside, Joey has her fair share of problems when she gets locked in a storage closet at the Yacht Club with none other than the loathsome sociopath Drue Valentine, whom has set up the whole thing to avoid visiting his estranged father in New York. Meanwhile, Dawson observes the feelings growing between Mr. Brooks and Grams ...
 
17 Jan. 2001
The Te of Pacey
Joey decides to help throw a surprise 18th birthday party for Pacey at his parents house, not knowing about Pacey's 'birthday curse'. The party goes haywire from the start as Joey finally sees why Pacey hates his dysfunctional and annoying family so much; his domineering, drunkard father; his overbearing, delusional mother; and his divorced sister Kerry and her three children, make everyone feel uncomfortable, and Doug later joins in and gets them to embarrass Pacey with stories from his past. Meanwhile, Dawson becomes upset when he feels that Gretchen doesn't want ...
 
31 Jan. 2001
Hopeless
Mrs. Valentine forces Joey to go on a double date with Pacey to accompany Drue and his wealthy, dim-witted, girlfriend, Anna Evans, to make sure that Drue behaves himself. Of course this isn't an easy thing to do when Joey starts to get concerned over the attention that Anna is bestowing on Pacey. Meanwhile, Dawson has his own problems when he and Gretchen go out with two of her college friends and he realizes the span in between their ages. Also, Jack finally gets some positive attention from Tobey when he asks Jack for help in teach reading to grade school kids, and...
 
7 Feb. 2001
A Winter's Tale
While the rest of the school goes to the snowy mountains of Vermont for a ski weekend, Dawson stays behind to help Grams keep a bedside vigil at the hospital for the near-death Mr. Brooks. But things become complicated when Dawson learns that Mr. Brooks had earlier asked him to sign a medical clause which leads him to be forced to make an impossibly hard decision to decide whether or not to cut off Brooks' life support systems. Meanwhile, the ski trip evening takes an unexpectedly romantic turn when Jen sprains her ankle, she breaks into her room's mini-bar, gets ...
 
14 Feb. 2001
Four Stories
Unusual episode about four separate plots told in chronological order rather than concurrently as in previous episodes. "About Last Night": Left behind at the ski lodge, Pacey and Joey are forced to go home by bus where they talk about their sordid night before where he is insecure about his performance and she brings up her own insecurity. "The Big Picture": In Capeside, Dawson is forced to face Mr. Brooks' death by going through his belongings with Gretchen. But soon, Dawson gets surprised to find out that he is Mr. Brooks' will and finds himself with a lot of money...
 
28 Feb. 2001
Mind Games
The results of the Senior Polls have ramifications for Dawson, Joey, and Pacey, as the three try to ignore the taunting of the poll master, who happens to be Drue Valentine. While Pacey and Joey try to have some time alone together at his and Gretchen's house, Dawson finds his first night alone with Gretchen more awkward than he'd expected. Gretchen becomes angry and snappish with everything after she learns that Joey lied to Dawson about having sex with Pacey. Meanwhile, Jack becomes resentful when Jen drags him along with her to follow Dr. Frost to find out more ...
 
11 Apr. 2001
Admissions
While Joey glows after being accepted into Worthington University, Dawson is forced to face a crushing rejection when he is denied to NYU. Joey's elated mood, however, is tempered by a sobering realization due to the fact her sister, Bessie, runs a B&B she can't afford the $15,000 tuition requirement, until Dawson proposes a surprising solution: loaning her the money Mr. Brooks left for him in his will, which increases her guilt for lying to him about sleeping with Pacey. Meanwhile, Jen and Jack have nothing but options when it comes to college. While Jack's convinced...
 
18 Apr. 2001
Eastern Standard Time
As Senior Ditch Day arrives, Joey is excited to find herself accompanying Jen on an excursion to New York City under the auspices of attending a college meeting. But it's not long before Joey realizes that they're there for an entirely different reason. Jen is there to meet her estranged father, Theo, where she reveals to him the roots of her self-destructive lifestyle. Meanwhile, eager to infuse their relationship with a bit of spontaneity, Gretchen and Dawson take off on their own road trip. But what starts out as unpredictable fun turns into one debacle after ...
 
25 Apr. 2001
Late
Gail throws a baby name shower to try and think for a name for the baby. But it's an experience that throws Joey for a loop when she realizes it's possible that she could be pregnant, and Pacey is nowhere to be found. After a series of false alarms, Gail finally goes into labor and forces the hesitant Mitch to take her to the hospital. While Dawson awaits the arrival of his new sibling, he and Gretchen wonder what their future holds when she considers an out-of-town job. Meanwhile, Jack faces an unexpected situation when he learns that Tobey has fallen victim to a ...
 
2 May 2001
Promicide
As everyone gets ready for this year's senior prom which is held aboard a yacht cruising on the cape, some bad news causes Gretchen to reflect on her life, and Joey worries about Pacey's odd behavior. Meanwhile, Jen and Jack meddle in each others' lives resulting in some interesting prom dates with him being paired with Toby and she being paired with Drue. At the prom, Joey and Pacey confront once unspoken issues after a series of misfortunes incidents, in which Pacey loses his short temper and explodes at Joey saying that he will not be attending any college and ...
 
9 May 2001
Separation Anxiety
As the school year draws to a close, Joey and Dawson deal with their respective break-ups, while Jen makes a startling decision about her future when Grams announces that she is selling her house to pay for her tuition. Meanwhile, Dawson has his own decision to make with regards to Gretchen when he wants to be with her for the summer before she goes back to college. But Gretchen refuses when she sees the specter of Joey hanging over Dawson and leaves town without saying goodbye. When Mr. Kubelik from Worthington asks Joey to bring Pacey with her to a party for ...
 
16 May 2001
The Graduate
As graduation day approaches, Joey has a tough time preparing her commencement speech, and Dawson helps her find some bittersweet inspiration. Pacey wonders if he's going to graduate at all and worries that his last final will be the toughest one. He walks out of it after his teacher makes a rude comment on him, costing him his diploma. Meanwhile, Andie McPhee returns to Capeside for the cap and gown ceremony, and is surprised to meet Jack's new boyfriend, Tobey. Pacey spends some quality time with Andie and decides he must get out of town to search for his feelings. ...
 
23 May 2001
Coda
Accepted early to the University of Southern California, Dawson finds his last night in Capeside has arrived much sooner than everyone had originally anticipated. While Dawson looks forward to spending the evening with his friends Joey, Jack and Jen, his father Mitch has other ideas to spend it with him. Meanwhile, Dawson's not the only goodbye Jen has in store for her, as she bids farewell to the house she's been sharing with Grams as she prepares to sell it. Pacey also phones Dawson from Miami to say his own goodbye while Joey says goodbye to Dawson in her own way, ...
 

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