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2002

16 Jan. 2002
Something Wild
Joey and Audrey go out to a nightclub to celebrate both Joey's straight-A grades and the winter break from school. Charlie is also there and he hits on Joey, who turns him down for what he did to Jen. But Charlie doesn't give up so easily and dares Joey to do something wild in which she accepts a dare to go on stage to sing with his band. Meanwhile, Pacey sees himself hanging out with Audrey after he joins her and Joey at the club to celebrate his new promotion when Danny makes Pacey the assistant chef at restaurant Civilization. Also, Dawson and Jen go back to ...
 
23 Jan. 2002
Sleeping Arrangements
As Dawson and Jen realize that living together at Grams house is not as much fun as they hoped to be, she faces a new challenge at work after she turns her regular radio show into an advice show. She mainly gives advice to other girls with problems, and makes rude statements about men that hurt Dawson's feelings. Meanwhile, Melanie (Pacey's summer flame) returns and offers Pacey a job working on her uncle's new boat while sailing around the Greek Islands, and Pacey is unable to make a decision. Audrey gets a job as a waitress at Civilization and goes under the ...
 
30 Jan. 2002
Something Wilder
On Dawson's first day in his new film school, Oliver Chirkchick (the somewhat obnoxious filmmaker Dawson met at the New Hampshire film festival) starts showing him around and wastes no time in asking Dawson to direct a movie that he wrote. Reluctant to direct someone else's work, Dawson starts giving notes to Oliver on the script. Jen, on the other hand, is having some problems when her current state of happiness is reflecting on her radio on-air performance. Meanwhile, Elliot finally has the courage to ask Joey out, but Joey makes second plans for a gathering with ...
 
6 Feb. 2002
Guerilla Filmmaking
Dawson begins directing Oliver's movie with Oliver playing the lead where Dawson has to deal with Audrey (who took the leading female part) as well as her complaints about Oliver's kissing skills. When Dawson discovers that Oliver has no talent in acting, he must recast the male lead role within the day and Jen comes up with the most unlikely candidate: Charlie. During the filming, Audrey has a crisis and locks herself in the bathroom because she kissed Pacey and felt like she was betraying Joey. Meanwhile, Joey feels conflicted over where to go on with her situation ...
 
13 Feb. 2002
Downtown Crossing
In a cross-over continuation of the previous episode, set in real time during a cold winter night of a sudden snowstorm, Joey is robbed at gunpoint and forced to clean out her ATM account by a street mugger at a deserted area of Boston's Downtown Crossing district. But the robber ends up getting run over by a car in a hit-and-run accident, minutes after mugging Joey. Instead of calling the police, she stands by her aggressor, checking up on him and trying to get an ambulance to get him to the hospital after seeing the similarities between him and her own father, ...
 
20 Feb. 2002
In a Lonely Place
Professor Wilder ends whatever romance he had with Joey, and refuses to listen to an explanation of why she stood him up the night before by saying it was for the best. Joey is shocked, but not as much as when she spots him at the movies with another woman during an outing with Dawson. Meanwhile, Jen has to interview a band for her radio show, but things aren't as easy as she hoped when she has to fight flirtation at all costs with one of the members of the band, while Audrey does the same with another member. After Audrey refuses to give her growing relationship with...
 
3 Apr. 2002
Highway to Hell
Charlie asks Joey to sing with his band at a distant biker bar club, which requires Pacey to give them a ride. Pacey and Charlie hate each other, and it takes a patient Audrey to keep them from going at each other's throats. At the bar, Joey is nervous and isn't well received by the rough audience, until Charlie helps her with a duet. They all end up for the night in a cheap motel where Joey begins to have feelings for Charlie, while Pacey and Audrey escape from their problems with sex. Meanwhile, Dawson, Jen, Jack and Grams drive up to Capeside for Lily's 1st ...
 
10 Apr. 2002
Cigarette Burns
Oliver arranges a screening for their movie, which one of the guests turns out to be Amy Lloyd, movie critic for Boston Weekly, whom Oliver secretly invited for the screening and has a quarrel with Dawson. Meanwhile, Joey goes to Jen for advice on her feelings for Charles, while Jen deals with Clifton Smalls, the new African-American boyfriend of Grams. Audrey tests Pacey's love for her by teasing him about the number of men she has had sex with. Also, Oliver decides to ask Jen out. She turns him down, but he plays her into being curious about him.
 
17 Apr. 2002
100 Light Years from Home
On Spring Break, the gang flies down to Florida to party at a beach house owned by Audrey's parents. Here, Audrey and Pacey go through their first relationship test when Audrey's old high school boyfriend, Chris, shows up with tickets for a concert where she is torn with the memories of the past and her present situation. Charlie unexpectedly shows up to try to spend some time with Joey, while Jen spends most of the week in bed suffering from a bad cold, and Jack spends his time getting drunk and refuses to talk about what's bothering him. Meanwhile, Dawson and Oliver...
 
24 Apr. 2002
Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
Charlie's band lands a deal for a tour and he asks Joey to go with him, but she doesn't want to leave college in the middle of the semester. Charlie then decides to quit the band and stay with her. But she breaks up with him so he can go with his band on tour. Meanwhile, Oliver and Dawson finally get to New York to meet with an agent. But Oliver ruins the meeting with his brazen obnoxiousness, and Dawson ends their partnership. Also, the restaurant Civilization is sold and an attractive, 30-something woman, named Alexandra 'Alex' Pearl, takes over as the new manager. ...
 
1 May 2002
After Hours
Pacey's new boss, Alex, proposes more professionalism in the workplace. Audrey suspects something is going on between Pacey and Alex, leaving the future of their relationship unknown while Pacey struggles with the growing attraction he feels for Alex. But after an evening out, Pacey learns that Alex is just a sexual tease. Meanwhile, Dawson runs into Amy Lloyd, the movie critic, and they end up having sex where they talk about movies and she lends him a video of her own movie to watch. Also, Joey and Jack focus on studies, and while she has problems concentrating at ...
 
8 May 2002
The Abby
With the end of the semester, Joey and Audrey pack their things and move out of their dorm room. Professor Wilder also says goodbye to Joey before he tells her that he has decided to leave Worthington to try writing novels again. In Capeside, while Audrey hangs out with Dawson, Joey decides to visit her dad in prison, only to find out he was released on parole four months ago. Meanwhile, Dawson receives a phone call from their agent saying that some big producer in Hollywood wants to make something out of their film. But Dawson doesn't know how to break the news to ...
 
15 May 2002
Swan Song
Summer is upon the gang and so they move on with their lives to follow their own plans. Joey, back at Capeside, returns to her job as a waitress at the Yacht Club; Pacey gets a new job there as a security guard and runs into Danny Brecher whom has left his wife; Dawson and Audrey are on their way to L.A.; and Jack and Jen to Costa Rica. But a few things change everybody's plans when their flights are delayed. Bessie tells Joey they got an answer from the scholarship Joey thought of applying in France (which Bessie secretly sent in without Joey's knowledge). Also Grams...
 
2 Oct. 2002
The Kids Are Alright
During the summer, Pacey and Audrey rocked Los Angeles and spent time with her next door neighbors, the Osbournes, and Jack Osbourne even tags along with them to interview at Worthington. Jen spent her time in New York and got ecstatic to learn her parents are separating. Jack got dumped by Eric, but got over it. Joey spent her summer in Capeside doing a lot of reading, working and romancing. On their first week back at Boston Bay College, Jen is shocked to run into find that Grams Ryan has decided to go back to school. At Worthington, Joey experiences nothing but bad...
 
2 Oct. 2002
The Song Remains the Same
After spending their first romantic night together, Dawson and Joey decide not to discuss it, because every time something happened between them they always ruined it by over discussing it. Dawson even shows Joey the set that he's working on which resembles his own house in Capeside. Meanwhile, Pacey starts on his new job as a stock broker which was set up by Audrey's father and during Pacey's first day he deals with his ambitious, but oily and pig-headed boss Rich Rinaldi. At the same time, Jack finally gets himself and Pacey the dream apartment Pacey was chasing so ...
 
9 Oct. 2002
The Importance of Not Being Too Earnest
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 cruelly decides to debate it with his students just to see Joey squirm at the talk. Meanwhile, Jack makes an attempt to get to know his cultural professor, Mark Freeman, better, but he pays no attention to Jack. Pacey, while struggling to survive the first days on his new job, closes a very important deal for the firm, which his ...
 
16 Oct. 2002
Instant Karma!
Dawson's former girlfriend, Natasha, (whom Dawson met and dumped during his summer in L.A.) returns as the new lead actress for the movie and now he has to deal with the consequences of dumping her over the phone. The production orders some food from Hell's Kitchen and Joey delivers it on the set, forcing her to see Dawson. Natasha gets angry and jealous when she sees Joey and has Todd fire Dawson by saying she will not work unless Dawson goes. But Natasha soon realizes Joey has hurt Dawson much more than he hurt her. When Eddie confronts Joey about her uncertainty, ...
 
23 Oct. 2002
The Impostors
Heather Tracy, Dawson's movie producer, arrives on the set and threats to shut down production on the film if the lead, Natasha, isn't replaced. The egotistical Todd doesn't do much to save her job and it's up to Dawson to keep the film from being canceled altogether. Back at Worthington University, Eddie has an argument with Professor Hetson over him criticizing Joey's presentation and he storms out of the class. Joey leaves after him, and then she discovers he's not a student after all. Meanwhile, Emma asks Audrey to be the new lead singer of her all-girl punk rock ...
 
30 Oct. 2002
Living Dead Girl
On Halloween night, Todd throws a costume rave on the sound stage where Dawson thinks he sees the ghost of a famous Hollywood actress whom was murdered, while he also sees Todd and Natasha becoming more friendly. Jen is encouraged by Jack to call C.J., but she thinks he's gay after he shows up at the rave with another guy. Jack has a talk with C.J. and finds out the guy he's with, David, is gay, but not him. But C.J. also confides in Jack that he's not interested in Jen either. Meanwhile, Joey is stuck babysitting for Professor Hetson's annoying and headstrong 15-...
 
6 Nov. 2002
Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell
Audrey gets a little too drunk before a concert with 'Hells Belles' band at Hell's Kitchen, and ends up making a scene and trashing the place. C.J., who was there on a "non-date" with Jen, tries to give her a little comfort and end up taking her back to his place. Meanwhile, Jack attends Professor Freeman's book signing and tells him the moment for Jack to make his move has passed as Freeman informs him that he has quit teaching to concentrate on his writing career. Jack then goes to invest his relationship with David, who waited all night long for Jack to show up at ...
 
13 Nov. 2002
Spiderwebs
Dawson gets concert tickets for the band 'No Doubt' for the entire gang. Joey asks Eddie to go with her, but she forgets their tickets. But they sneak backstage anyway with a little help from Eddie's father who works as a maintenance man in the building. Jen sets Pacey up to meet Audrey at the concert hoping they'll reconcile. Everything goes well at first until C.J. confesses to Jen that he and Audrey slept together the night before, and he later confronts Audrey about her relationship with Pacey. Pacey learns about it and starts a fistfight with C.J. in which they ...
 
20 Nov. 2002
Everything Put Together Falls Apart
A big movie star, named Max Winter, arrives on the set to act with Natasha, and the flirting between them upsets Dawson. Pacey takes Emma to an office party where she finds out that Pacey is using her to win a contest among the office employees to see who brought the hottest date. Meanwhile, Joey has an upcoming Hetson final and Eddie offers his place for her to study. In the morning, they talk and end up having sex, which causes Joey to be late and she ends up missing the exam. Professor Hetson refuses to let Joey take a make up test and outright gives her an 'F'. ...
 
11 Dec. 2002
Merry Mayhem
Dawson goes back to Capeside to celebrate Christmas and brings Natasha and Todd with him where Dawson can't get past the fact that he saw Natasha and Max together, and Todd's drunkenness bothers Gail. Joey also arrives back in Capeside with Audrey, where Eddie later arrives with a Christmas tree to celebrate. There Eddie meets and has an argument with Joey's father, Mike Potter, who worries that Eddie might not be good for Joey since he's now unemployed and doesn't go to college. Pacey also comes back to spend time with his brother Doug who does not like the expensive...
 

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