Baby is the 6th episode of Season 1 of Dawson's Creek.


HUSH LITTLE BABY -- As Bessie (Nina Repeta) goes into labor at the Leery household, Joey (Katie Holmes) turns to Dawson (James Van Der Beek) for solace when her sister's anguish floods her with memories of her mother's death; Jen (Michelle Williams) must put aside her religious differences with Gram (Mary Beth Peil), who must overcome her own racial judgements, when they are the only ones who must deliver the baby. Meanwhile, when rumors of Pacey's (Joshua Jackson) closeness with Miss Jacobs (guest star Leann Hunley) begin to spread, the school board calls for an emergency meeting to decide her fate.


James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
Mary Beth Peil as Evelyn Ryan
Nina Repeta as Bessie Potter

Recurring cast

Leann Hunley as Tamara Jacobs
Obi Ndefo as Bodie Wells

Guest starring

Dylan Neal as Doug Witter


Chris Berry as Eric
Chris Blackwelder as Roger
Josh Crouch as Smoker
Dorothy Recasner Brown as Caroline Fields
Traci Dinwiddie as Waiter
David Lenthall as Superintendant


GramsThank you, Josephine
JoeyIt's Joey, actually
BessieNo it's Judas, actually
Look, I may not always agree with you, but your reasons are never stupid
—Dawson to Joey


  • Pacey asks Tamara out on a real date for the first time
  • Tamara breaks up with Pacey
  • Joey reveals her traumatic experience of her late mother's pain cries.
  • Jen, Grams and Bessie recite the Lord's Prayer.


sitting on top of the world | AMANDA MARSHALL
bessie, bodie and joey
insecuriousity | ANDREW DORFF
pacey gets attention at school
all i want | SUSANNA HOFFS
tamara leaves a school board meeting
seven shades of blue | BETH NIELSEN CHAPMAN
joey holds the baby; pacey visits tamara


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