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1998

20 Jan. 1998
Pilot
In the peaceful coastal New England town of Capeside, Massachusetts, Dawson Leery, a 15-year-old film buff, lives a fantasy life of movies and filmmaking with his lifelong friends, tomboy Josephine "Joey" Potter and the outgoing and clownish Pacey Witter. On the day before starting the new school year as a sophomore, Dawson meets and falls for newcomer Jennifer "Jen" Lindley who arrives from New York City into the house next door to Dawson's to help her grandmother care for her invalid grandfather. Dawson's new bonding with Jen makes Joey slightly jealous which comes ...
 
27 Jan. 1998
Dance
It's the night of the school dance. Dawson reveals his feelings for Jen. Joey confronts Dawson's mum with what she has seen. Pacey confronts his teacher over 'that kiss'.
 
7 Feb. 1998
Kiss
The class movie hits some trouble, giving Dawson an advantage. Joey falls in love with a visitor to the town. Pacey's school achievements and his relationship with Tamara intensify. Dawson brings his feelings about Jen out into the open.
 
10 Feb. 1998
Discovery
Dawson turns to Jen for comfort after learning about his mom's affair with her co-anchor Bob, as well as Joey's knowledge of it. But he regrets doing so when Jen tells him some of her own problems involving her promiscuity and the real reason why her parents forced her to move to Capeside. Meanwhile, Pacey and Tamera continue to temp fate with their sordid fling, which gets compromised when Dawson accidentally videotapes it.
 
17 Feb. 1998
Hurricane
When a major hurricane strikes Capeside, all the principal characters take refuge in the Leery home, including Joey's very pregnant older sister Bessie and her boyfriend. Boie. where Jen's overly religious grandmother does not hide her bigotry towards them. Also, Dawson rages at Jen about her past and at Joey for not confiding in him about her mother's philandering. But when Mitch learns about Gail's affair, he angrily storms out of the house, leaving a tormented Dawson to deal with the fallout. Meanwhile, Pacey takes shelter at Tamara's beach house with his brother ...
 
24 Feb. 1998
Baby
Capside is abuzz with rumors of a teacher's indiscretion, rumors that could prove fateful for Pacey and Tamara. Pacey then takes is upon himself to go before a school board hearing to admit to personally fabricating the rumors to clear Tamara. Meanwhile, Joey and Jen get a life lesson when Bessie is aided by an unlikely source, Grams Ryan, when she goes into labor and gives birth to her baby in Dawson's living room, with Dawson videotaping the whole thing.
 
3 Mar. 1998
Detention
After Dawson, Joey, Jen and Pacey individually commits various violations at school, they all get stuck together for an eight-hour Saturday of detention, along with Abby Morgan, a trouble-making imp, where tensions still run high between all of them when Dawson and Pacey turn against each other, and Joey offers a tearful, partial explanation for her personal anger towards Jen.
 
10 Mar. 1998
Boyfriend
Dawson feels the heat when Jen is visited by an old boyfriend, named Billy, from New York and whom is unwilling to get go of the past, or her. Meanwhile, Joey lets off a bit too much steam at a beach party by getting drunk after seeing Dawson and Jen together and has to be rescued by Pacey. Also, tensions between Mitch and Gayle reach the boiling point as they attempt to rebuild their marriage.
 
17 Mar. 1998
Road Trip
Hoping to get over his breakup with Jen, Dawson and Pacey join Billy in a boys night out to Providence. Meanwhile, Jen handles damage control after Joey becomes the subject of a rumor at school when a jock tells everyone that he and Joey are physically involved.
 
28 Apr. 1998
Double Date
A double date finds Jen and Cliff joined by Dawson and a savvy sidekick, named Mary Beth, at Capeside's annual carnival which is revealed to be a plot to make Jen jealous while Mary Beth asks Dawson to help her out by trying to make Cliff jealous as well. Meanwhile, Pacey and Joey grow more close to each other when they work on a school biology project which a comedy of errors leave them stranded on a marsh bog. When Dawson later finds out of their misadventure, it's his turn to become jealous. Also, Mitch and Gail's marriage continues to become strained over him ...
 
5 May 1998
The Scare
In honor of Friday the 13th, both the film and the date, Dawson plays practical jokes against everyone while he plans a séance for the gang to look up ghosts, until they are all spooked by reports of a serial killer heading towards Capeside. Meanwhile, Jen is asked out by a friendly jock, named Cliff, in which the date ends up at Dawson's house while Dawson, Joey, Pacey bring along a slightly-crazed young woman, named Ursula, who is running away from her psychotic boyfriend.
 
12 May 1998
Beauty Contest
Joey asks Jen to help shed her tomboy image so she can enter a beauty competition to make something of herself, while Pacey decides to do the same much to the annoyance of the other female contenders. While Dawson covers the competition as his first news-run gig with his mother's assistance, Jen begins to regret her breakup with Dawson.
 
19 May 1998
Decisions
At her sister Bessie's persuasion, Joey goes to visit her father in prison. Dawson tags along and leading them to spend the night in a motel where he finally reveals his true romantic feelings for her, while Joey debates going to France for a semester abroad to escape from her troubled home life in Capeside. Meanwhile, Grams tries to persuade the atheist Jen to act through prayer as her comatose grandfather is admitted to the hospital. Also, the sarcastic Pacey continues quarreling with Doug over Pacey's failing grades, which all emits from Pacey's extremely low ...
 
7 Oct. 1998
The Kiss
The day after their first true romantic kiss, Dawson and Joey both begin to have doubts about the future of their relationship as Joey forgoes her plans of going to France to be near Dawson. Meanwhile, Pacey decides on a new hairstyle look for himself and becomes chummy to the new girl in town: the neurotic, stuttering Andie McPhee, after they accidentally collide with each other in their cars. Pacey then asks Andie to help him get the attractive head cheerleader, named Christy Livingstone, to notice him. Following the death of her grandfather, Jen debates her own ...
 
14 Oct. 1998
Crossroads
Dawson gets in trouble with Joey when he reads an entry in her diary about her true feelings about his fantasy life of filmmaking. Meanwhile, Dawson is so self-involved with repairing his love live that he forgets Pacey's 16th birthday whom fails his drivers ed test. As a result, Pacey decides to throw himself a pier party bash with a little help from Andie. Jack McPhee, Andie's older brother, gets a job at the Ice House restaurant which Bessie runs and Joey works. Meanwhile, Abby Morgan begins to become a negative influence over the lonely Jen who takes her out ...
 
21 Oct. 1998
Alternative Lifestyles
An economics class project pairs Dawson and Jen as husband and wife, as well as Pacey and Andie as a married couple. Jen, with a little of Abby's help, tries to take advantage of this project to get closer to Dawson, while Pacey gets to know a little more about Andie's background from Jack. While doing this project, Joey learns that as a single parent, she has a better chance of success in life, but does not see the same for Bessie who begins pressuring her to work harder at the Ice House. Also, Mitch and Gale's marriage continues to deteriorate to a point where ...
 
28 Oct. 1998
Tamara's Return
Tamara Jacobs, the former Capeside High English teacher who left town to avoid a scandal after her affair with Pacey was almost exposed, shares an awkward reunion with him as she's temporarily back as a real estate agent, who is trying to sell Mitch a warehouse which he hopes to open his own restaurant. The encounters triggers old emotions in Pacey and curiosity in Andie who asks Dawson for advice on Pacey's likes and dislikes. Meanwhile, Joey finds a new joy in art and takes the time visiting a gallery with Jack who shares her newfound love, but Dawson does not have ...
 
4 Nov. 1998
Full Moon Rising
Emotions run high during the monthly night of the full moon when parental problems cast a pall over Dawson and Joey's new romance as Dawson finds himself stuck in the middle of Gayle and Mitch's hostile feud over people they invite over; he with Miss Jacobs over the property and she with a new co-worker. Meanwhile, Pacey is troubled when tries to meet Andie's elusive parents, and sees first-hand the home life that Andie's avoids which involves her delusional mother unable to let go of Andie and Jack's older brother whom died the previous year. The rife between Jen and...
 
11 Nov. 1998
The Dance
Dawson is rocked by two setbacks in his life. First he learns that Mitch and Gayle have decided to separate. Then later at Capside's formal Homecoming dance, he learns about the kiss between Joey and Jack, setting off a chain of fireworks and events that shatter his lifelong friendship and newfound romance with Joey. At the same time, the night gives Jen a chance to use Joey's mistakes to try to get back together with Dawson, but it doesn't work. Also, Pacey tries to be honest with Andie, but ends up breaking her heart when he flirts with cheerleader Christy ...
 
18 Nov. 1998
The All-Nighter
Faced with a difficult English test, Dawson, Joey, Pacey, Jen and Andie have an all-night studying session at Chris Wolfe's house. During this time, a truth-or-dare game played by Andie reveals the innermost secrets of all involved including Pacey's fling with the departed Miss Jacobs, as well as Chris' motives to sleep with Jen who finally reverts back to her spoiled and promiscuous personality. The grouping also reveals the rage and jealousy in Dawson over his and Joey's failed relationship in which he confides in Chris' young sister, Dina, about his life problems.
 
25 Nov. 1998
The Reluctant Hero
After Dawson gets a $2,500 grant from the Boston Filmmaking Association following his win with his horror film, he asks Joey to help him work on his next film. But she refuses for she wants to have a life of her own. That evening, Joey's 'semi-date' with Jack for a moonlight picnic prompts a resentful Dawson to join Jen at a bash house party, thrown by Chris Wolfe, where she gets drunk once again and he ends up saving her from doing some things she'll regret. Meanwhile, Pacey proves his worth when Andie's mother has another psychotic breakdown during a study session ...
 
16 Dec. 1998
The Election
Andie decides to run for student body president and asks a reluctant Joey as her running mate. But Andie's run lands her on a campaign trail of tears when the devious Abby learns and begins advertising her dysfunctional family situation. Meanwhile, Jen helps Dawson takes steps to deal with his powerlessness over his parent's divorce by taking him out on a delinquent spree of pranks as well as a moonlight swim in the nude. Also, Jack shuts out Joey for he does not want to talk about his family problems with her or anyone.
 

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