I'm sick and tired of being Dawson Leery's sidekick, I'm gonna get my own storyline
—Pacey to Jen

Crossroads is the 2nd episode of Season 2 of Dawson's Creek.


JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS – Dawson (James Van Der Beek) and Joey's (Katie Holmes) newfound affection hits its first crossroad when Joey discovers that Dawson has invaded her personal privacy but he is too consumed with malice and torment by the horrible things he has unearthed to consider forgiving her. Meanwhile, when Pacey's (Joshua Jackson) childhood friends are too distracted by their own predicament to remember his all-important 16th birthday, he sets out to expand his horizons; and Abby (Monica Keena) convinces a downhearted Jen (Michelle Williams) to unleash the wild side she hoped had been left behind in New York.


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

Special Guest Stars

Meredith Monroe as Andie McPhee
Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee[1]

Guest starring

Monica Keena as Abby Morgan[2]


Just remember Dawson: no hat, no glove
I got a bad case of the Molly Ringwalds today
—Pacey to Jen
AndieI'm a friend of Pacey Witter's... well, kinda
JoeyHow bold of you to admit that
You can't! Everything's different now. You've got Joey and our friendship just can't compare with what you two have
—Pacey to Dawson
Nothing's ever gonna change so much that you're not gonna be my best friend
—Dawson to Pacey


  • It's Pacey's 16th birthday, indicating he was born in late 1982 or early 1983.
  • Pacey fails his driver's test.
  • Dawson forgets Pacey's birthday.
  • Andie and Joey meet.
  • Mitch has a friend named Cole, whom he's known since the 4th grade
  • Joey and Dawson have been together one week
  • Dawson and Joey meet Jack.


good intentions | ARYANA
dawson reads joey's journal
sway | BIC RUNGA
abby + jen in jen's room
pacey + andie at the docks
get 'em outta here | SPRUNG MONKEY
drunk jen kisses dawson
pacey's angry with dawson
kiss the rain | BILLIE MYERS
joey + dawson make up
luckiest guy | MACANANYS
abby + jen; andie gives pacey a present
dear mary | ARYANA
jen looks at herself in the mirror
save tonight | EAGLE-EYE CHERRY
pacey + dawson



Notes and references

  1. First appearance of Jack McPhee
  2. Following this episode, Monica Keena is billed as a special guest star
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