Dawson's Creek (1998–2003)
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Escape from Witch Island 

Dawson recruits Joey, Pacey and Jen to be his guerrilla crew on a documentary for history class about Witch Island, a local spot shrouded in mystery for its reputation for being haunted by ... See full summary »


James Whitmore Jr.


Kevin Williamson (created by), Tom Kapinos

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Van Der Beek ... Dawson Leery
Katie Holmes ... Joey Potter
Michelle Williams ... Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson ... Pacey Witter
Kerr Smith ... Jack McPhee (credit only)
Meredith Monroe ... Andie McPhee
Mary-Margaret Humes ... Gail Leery
John Wesley Shipp ... Mitch Leery
Mary Beth Peil ... Evelyn 'Grams' Ryan
Nina Repeta ... Bessie Potter
Vanessa Dorman Vanessa Dorman ... Belinda McGovern
Wayne Pére ... Boat Guy
Obba Babatundé ... Principal Howard Green
Liz Vassey ... Wendy Dalrymple
Saycon Sengbloh ... Conspiracy Theorist


Dawson recruits Joey, Pacey and Jen to be his guerrilla crew on a documentary for history class about Witch Island, a local spot shrouded in mystery for its reputation for being haunted by witches. During their work, they are haunted by tall tales of witches and love lost that has Dawson and Joey questioning their failed romance and Jen and Pacey on considering a new kind of friendship. Back at school, Andie takes her new job on Capeside's disciplinary committee a little too seriously when she tries taking back the halls of the outgoing students. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

17 November 1999 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In this episode Jen mentions Roswell airing in 5 minutes. The lead character Max played by Jason Behr played Chris Wolfe for 6 episode in the second season of Dawson's Creek. See more »


Jennifer "Jen" Lindley: I say witch is just a buzzword. For a girl who happens to follow her completely healthy, totally natural urges, and explore her sexuality. But see, you can't do that in school in the swingin' 1690's without getting the good townsfolk all up in arms. So what do these puritanical, impotent creeps do? Instead of reaching for the Viagra, they brand these girls as witches, they send them off to this godforsaken island to die a horrible solitary death.
Joey: Well, lucky for you, Jen - I mean, we live in a ...
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References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »

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Better now than it was back then
27 June 2016 | by staciarose20See all my reviews

I completely ignored this show when it was on air. There was so much hype in the news about it being controversial, the kids over analyzed everyone and everything, and they spoke like people in their 30's when trying to be an intellectual. Looking back I think it was a good show with many hot topics teens go through, and what I like about it is it took place in a time when the 90's were almost over. The end of a decade. I just like to see the clothes, makeup, etc. And to me the best episodes were simple and not so complicated with teen angst and drama over relationships, such as "The Scare", "Escape from Witch Island", and "Four Scary Stories". Seasons 1-3 were the best.

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