- ❝ There are worse things than a broken heart. Like the love that you don't explore ❞
- —Joey to A.J.
JONATHAN LIPNICKI GUEST-STARS – When Joey (Katie Holmes) turns to Pacey (Joshua Jackson) for rescuing after she flees Boston halfway through her visit with A.J. (guest star Robin Dunne), the two old friends may finally confront their growing feelings for each other. Meanwhile, to avoid suspension, Pacey becomes a mentor to a young boy (guest star Jonathan Lipnicki, "Stuart Little," "Jerry Maguire") and must contend with a little version of himself with a big attitude; and behind Gale's (Mary-Margaret Humes) back, Dawson (James Van Der Beek) asks Mitch (John Wesley Shipp) to help with the opening of her new restaurant.
- James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
- Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
- Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
- Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
- Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee
- Meredith Monroe as Andie McPhee
- Mary-Margaret Humes as Gale Leery
- John Wesley Shipp as Mitch Leery
Special Guest Stars
- Deborah Kellner as Morgan
- ❝ You're trying to put your family back together ❞
- —Jen to Dawson
- ❝ I used to think a broken heart was just hyperbole. Now I know the truth ❞
- Pacey finally acts on his feelings and kisses Joey.
- Gail hires Mitch to be the general manager of the restaurant that she is opening after Dawson suggested the two should work together.
- gone | SUE MEDLEY
- joey arrives in boston
- i can't try hard enough | DAG JUHLIN
- joey rolls into the cafe
- the answer | BROOKE RAMEL
- a.j. and joey kiss
- dry land | TARA MACLEAN
- joey at the station
- I know | KIND OF BLUE
- jen + dawson; pacey meets joey; gail and dawson
- settling | TARA MACLEAN
- joey and pacey
- The latest on "Dawson's Creek"'s new love affair (ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY • MARCH 2000)