BillyShe was with me before she ever even entered into your fantasies
DawsonYou and everyone else!
Boyfriend is the 8th episode of Season 1 of Dawson's Creek.


MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK -- Jen's ( Michelle Williams) ex-boyfriend from New York (guest star Eion Bailey) shows up in Capeside to win her back, and from Dawson's (James Van Der Beek) callow point of view it seems to be happening; Pacey (Joshua Jackson) convinces an overworked and tired Joey (Katie Holmes) to crash a party and her evening ends in unforeseen results; and Gale (Mary-Margaret Humes) and Mitch (John Wesley Shipp) continue to work on bringing romance back into their shattered marriage.


James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
Mary-Margaret Humes as Gale Leery
John Wesley Shipp as Mitch Leery
Nina Repeta as Bessie Potter

Recurring cast

Scott Foley as Cliff Elliot

Guest starring

Eion Bailey as Billy Konrad


Jeremy Moore as Tyler
Paula Davis as Complaining Officer


PaceyHey Jo
JoeyOh, thank you, Satan, for completing this night of horrors by sending one of your disciples to finish me off
Anyone who's never been hurt, is either very lucky; or very lonely
—Mitch to Dawson
For someone who views himself as a tragically nice guy, I spend an awful lot of time apologising
—Dawson to Jen


  • Pacey calls Joey out on her feelings for Dawson
  • Dawson acts like a possessive, condescending, chauvinist idiot
  • Pacey punches out a guy who's trying to make a move on a drunk Joey
  • Dawson tells Joey he's always there for her and a drunken, sleepy Joey responds by kissing him
  • Jen ends things with Billy for good and breaks up with Dawson
  • Dawson's reaction is telling Jen that she 'made him fall for her' and that she's incapable of a healthy relationship. Such a nice guy.


we'll get through | THE SLUGS
pacey meets billy
being right | CUSH
jen talks to billy at school
dammit | BLINK-182
beach party
elegantly wasted | INXS
joey drunk
green apples | CHANTAL KREVIAZUK
the leerys dance
evaporated | BEN FOLDS FIVE
jen breaks up with dawson


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