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. ... See full summary »



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Andie McPhee (credit only)
Bessie Potter (credit only)
Anna Evans
Mr. Brooks' Friend


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 drunk and nearly sleeps with Jack. At the same time, Drue and Anna Evans sneak into the events pretending to be another couple since Drue has been banned from the ski trip and Anna does not go to school at Capeside. Also, Pacey and Joey find their own ways to keep warm on the cold night by taking their relationship to the next level. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance






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7 February 2001 (USA)  »

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Jen: What are you scared of?
Jack: I'm scared that I'm gonna end up alone. I'm scared that I'm always gonna be someone's friend or brother or confidant but never quite... someone's everything. Mostly I'm scared I'm never gonna meet a guy that I love half as much as I love you.
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Amazingly sexy
27 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Pacey… this is about how you carried my bag off the bus yesterday. This is how when we go to the movies and you go and you buy popcorn, you always be sure you bring back a napkin so I don't wipe all the grease on my jeans. And this is about how just last week when we were at miniature golf you took all of the shots first so I would know the correct path." "Well, that's just…" "(unbuttoning Pacey's shirt, Pacey sucks his breath in lightly) You taught me how to drive. And last year at prom, you knew that the bracelet I was wearing was my mom's. You kissed me first sweetheart. (she pushes the shirt off his shoulders) The second time you counted to 10 before doing it again, just in case I wanted to stop you. (she kisses his hand) You bought me a wall." "I didn't buy it so much…" "We were alone on a boat for three months and you understood without a word why I wasn't ready. (she takes his undershirt off) Do you have to ask me now why I am? (Pacey brushes her the hair out of her eyes. They hold each other's hands and caress with their finger tips.) Pace? I'm gonna count to 10… and then I'm going to start kissing you. If you don't want me to… you're just going to have to stop me. (they look at each other with such passion in their eyes. She runs her hand up his arm and places it on his chest.) 10, my love." (they kiss each other, and Pacey cradles her hand in his hand then running his fingers through her hair. Pacey moves the smoochies down her neck as Joey brings his hand to her face kissing his thumb. Pacey kisses Joey's shoulder, letting the strap of her shirt fall down her arm. Joey clings to Pacey as he continues to kiss half way down her arm and back up again, nuzzling his head into her neck. They walk towards the bed, Pacey constantly kissing her skin. Joey makes happy sighs as it fades to black.)" This is what you have to look forward to if you watch "A Winter's Tale". It was so amazing to watch Pacey and Joey make love to each other for the first time... Call me obsessed or maybe just call it attentive or call me crazy for wanting this. You can just see TRUE LOVE. It isn't fake or bogus. It is wonderful. I think everyone should want this. It is TRUE LOVE.

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