I understand that you're confused with these... gay ideas
—Mr. McPhee to Jack
Ch... Ch... Ch... Changes is the penultimate episode of Season 2 of Dawson's Creek.


GROWING PAINS – Dawson (James Van Der Beek) is floundering to come up with a proper interview subject for his film class final project, and rather than turn the camera on himself in a self-aware examination of his own fears, he infuriates Joey (Katie Holmes) by dredging up her painful past and interviewing her father (guest star Gareth Williams) as an example of a man who has overcome tremendous odds by making a heroic life change. Meanwhile, Pacey's (Joshua Jackson) life gets turned upside-down when Mr. Joseph McPhee (guest star David Dukes) comes to town and announces that he is taking Andie (Meredith Monroe) and Jack (Kerr Smith) back to Providence with him, while Jen (Michelle Williams) begins making her own plans to leave town, feeling like she may have nowhere left to turn.


James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter

Special Guest Stars

Meredith Monroe as Andie McPhee
Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee

Guest starring

David Dukes as Joseph McPhee
Gareth Williams as Mike Potter


Why do you think we’re so ridiculously intent on pleasing the people who dislike us the most?
Mr. McPheeAndie, this is serious
AndieSo why are you here?
―Dad returns
Stalker paparazzi is not a flattering occupation, Dawson. Give it up
What about what you want? I mean, you're always so selfless, Jack
No, I've got every place to go there's just nobody there
I'm afraid that I'm not enough for you and that I never will be
—Dawson to Joey
See, my mom loves me for the best reason possible: no reason at all
—Jack to Jen
It is worse to be incapable of loving than to not be loved


  • Dawson builds Joey a white picket fence
  • Jen moves in with Jack instead of leaving Capeside


sell your soul | GRAMMATRAIN
everything changes | BRIDGET BENENATE
goin' our way | GUS
cry ophelia | ADAM COHEN
paper cup | HEATHER NOVA
andie + pacey's date; later when pacey says goodbye
london rain (nothing heals me like you do) | HEATHER NOVA
jack and jen


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