Can you honestly doubt for a second that he doesn't truly care about you?
—Dawson to Joey about Pacey
Crime and Punishment is the 15th episode of Season 3 of Dawson's Creek.


FACING THE CONSEQUENCES – Joey (Katie Holmes) is chosen to be part of a group of students to paint a school mural, but when hers is defaced before the unveiling, Dawson (James Van Der Beek) offers words of encouragement while Pacey (Joshua Jackson) takes action and risks suspension when he goes in search of the culprit. Meanwhile, when Andie's (Meredith Monroe) PSAT scores rank among the best in the country, she gambles with everything she has worked for and comes clean to Principal Green (guest star Obba Babatundé) about the previously stolen test; and Pacey moves in with Deputy Doug (guest star Dylan Neal) when their sister and her kids move back into the Witter house.


James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee
Meredith Monroe as Andie McPhee
Nina Repeta as Bessie Potter

Special Guest Stars

Dylan Neal as Doug Witter
Obi Ndefo as Bodie Wells

Recurring cast

Obba Babatundé as Howard Green

Guest starring

Michael Hagerty as Matt Caufield


  • Pacey moves in with Doug in this episode, as their older sister, Kerry, takes over Pacey's room.


believe again | SUSAN AGLUKARK
pacey sees joey finishing her mural
devoted | JULIE PLUG
dawson and joey
flower days | TRINA HAMLIN
andie at her locker
one turn deserves another | SUSAN AGLUKARK
pacey and joey paint


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