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418 - Eastern Standard Time

Happy Senior Ditch Day! We didn't experience Senior Ditch Day when we were in high school – does it really get this dramatic??

Oh, and someone tell us: did Jen ever talk about Annie (the downstairs neighbor) before?? Charles is convinced this was part of Jen's storyline in the past, but Traci has no recollection of it. It would've been cool if the writers had been playing a long game with Jen's story, but seeing as how there were so many ups and downs between seasons 2 and 3, that might not be the case...

Also, there are more sales at our store happening through the weekend! (Find our store FAQ post here, in case you missed it.)

Episode links:
An open apology to Jen on ‘Dawson’s Creek’ (New York Post)
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417 - Admissions

We're back! Two weeks off was nice, but we missed you all – and oh boy, what an episode to come back to. Dawson gets into USC! Joey gets into Worthington! Jack and Jen get into literally every college ever!

But because this is Capeside, nothing ever stays too happy for too long. Sigh.

Episode links:
Submit your questions: ask us anything (anonymously)!Mary Beth Peil on Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, Chris Noth, and How Opera and Broadway Led to ‘Dawson’s Creek’ and ‘The Good Wife’ (The Daily Beast) Also, there's a sale at our store this week! (Find our store FAQ post here, in case you missed it.)



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416 - Mind Games

How do you solve a problem like unresolved tension between Dawson/Joey/Pacey/Gretchen? We still don't know because they continue to...not communicate. Well! Gretchen tries and then it just all kind of backfires at her...

From Traci: "It really irks me that Dawson sees Joey losing her virginity as 'the final nail in the coffin' of his and Joey's relationship. I know we should be all, 'Never say never!' and you never know if things will work out someday, but Dawson's in a relationship! Joey's in a relationship! The idea of the two of them being in a relationship together shouldn't even be on the table! It's so unfair to the Witters."

From Charles: "I have had a history of liking bad men on this show, so take this with a grain of salt, but part of me hopes we saw Gretchen effect change on Dawson this episode? Earlier on, when she drinks his coffee, she complains that there’s never enough 'coffee in his coffee' (I assume it’s s…

415 - Four Stories

We're coming off of a very long news week, and Dawson's Creek is always a nice reprieve from "the real world" – so don't mistake our exasperation with the show writers as being annoyance. We still love it! We're just also anxious!

From Traci: "It has gotten a little more difficult to talk about the episode and the arc of the season when I know what's coming and Charles doesn't, but I'm also starting to realize there's quite a bit of the little details I've forgotten. So if I misspeak or if I say something that seems misleading to Charles, it's most likely not intentional! I just forgot!"

So we're generally curious: do people like the format of "Four Stories"? There are definite pros and cons to it, as we discuss on the podcast, but overall we're not too mad at it. We still lose some of the other characters in the same way, which could be bad (i.e. Jack) or good (i.e. Drue).

From Charles: "Listen — I’ve g…

414 - A Winter's Tale

First thing's first: sorry, we forgot the name of 3x17 - Cinderella Story. It's not Cinderella Tale.

Second: please don't hate us for being frustrated with parts of this episode :(

Third, from Charles: "Re: Jen’s clumsiness on the ice – There’s no reason for her not to be able to walk on ice! As someone who’s lived in New York for three years, you get really good at walking on snow that’s melted and frozen over again. I once slipped on some stairs while carrying food and taught myself without spilling anything. Capeside’s made Jen soft."

Episode links:
"Ode to Billy Joe (cover)" - Paula ColePaula Cole's tour announcement & "I Don't Wanna Wait" acoustic Instagram video
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413 - Hopeless

We'll be honest with you: we didn't really like this episode. Except for a few touching and funny moments, it felt almost filler-y – and we say this being huge fans of Dawson/Gretchen! But there was just something missing from this storyline, we think...

From Traci: "To be honest, I don't know what exactly could've been done to make this episode more compelling. Maybe set the Dawson/Gretchen/friends outing in a different time and place? I know the writers wanted to work in that tension of Dawson not being 21 by setting it at a club, but it feels like it could've been stronger if we got more of an arc or story with Kira and Jessica in Capeside. As is, I just didn't get much out of them being there."


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412 - The Te of Pacey

We didn't think Pacey's birthdays could get any worse after that disastrous 16th birthday, but then this episode happened. At least Dawson showed up for the party and didn't forget about his birthday this time!

Also, one of The Five Things on Traci's #NoSpoilersForCharles spoilers list has been...spoiled. Sigh.

Episode links:
Everything Busy Philipps Says About ‘Dawson’s Creek’ in Her New Book

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