In this unusual episode that replays the same day's activities from three different perspectives: after Pacey unveils his new sailboat, named 'True Love', he and Joey vacillate on the ways to tell Dawson about their feelings for each other. But each time they decide to tell Dawson about them being romantically involved, they chicken out. But when both Pacey and Joey get together and decide to tell Dawson about them, Dawson's angry reaction is what they hoped they wouldn't get: Dawson reveals that he already knows when Jen had earlier that day told him about Joey and Pacey after assuming that they told Dawson. Meanwhile, Andie, who thought she was over Pacey enough to date, accepts a date with Capeside visitor Will, but their first date is ruined when she also learns about Joey and Pacey now a couple. Pacey also leaves the trouble-making Buzz with his brother Doug for the entire day as he sorts out his feelings for. Also, Jen deals with Henry who wants to take their relationship to the... Written by
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As the gang discusses their assignment on the Nixon-Watergate scandal, Jen tells Dawson she has finished watching the video she borrowed from him, All the President's Men
(1976) and he asks her what she thought of it. She says she enjoyed it but her boyfriend, Henry, thought it was seriously lacking in cute teenage girls. This is an obvious nod to the movie Dick
(1999), which came out around the same time this episode aired. Michelle Williams
, who plays the character Jen, had recently starred with Kirsten Dunst
in that movie, in which the two teenage girls are the ones who uncover the Watergate scandal. See more
Dawson and Joey have a discussion outside the library, right next to a monument/dedication rock that clearly reads "Wilmington, North Carolina" where the show is filmed, not "Capeside, Massachusetts" where it is set. See more
I just wish I were more like you. You feel things, you act on them. Pacey's like that, too. Fearless.
I'll let you in on a little secret about the so-called fearless: We're not as tough as you think we are. Pacey's heart is just as breakable as the next guy's... maybe even more so, considering it was already broken when you got there.
References The Longest Day