Discovery is the 4th episode of Season 1 of Dawson's Creek.


HIDDEN TRUTHS -- On the day of Dawson's (James Van Der Beek) parents' twentieth wedding anniversary, he spots his mother (Mary-Margaret Humes) with another man. Later, Dawson turns to his best friend Joey (Katie Holmes), rather than his girlfriend Jen (Michelle Williams), when he needs a friend to confide in about his suspicions. Upon turning to Joey he feels betrayed when she confesses she has known about his mother's dishonesty. Jen finally reveals to Dawson her dark past about her life in New York and based on his surprise reaction, she turns to an unlikely source for advice. Meanwhile, Pacey and Ms. Jacobs (guest star Leann Hunley) continue to grow closer but they are having a hard time keeping their tryst a secret after Dawson unknowingly captures their romance on videotape.


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
Mary Beth Peil as Evelyn Ryan

Recurring cast

Leann Hunley as Tamara Jacobs
Ed Grady as Mr. Ryan
Mitchell Laurance as Benjamin Gold


Travis Stanberry as Carl
Ric Reitz as Bob Collinsworth


  • Dawson finds out that Jen is not a virgin, that Joey knew about his mother's affair and that Pacey is dating his teacher.


beautiful friend | KYF BREWER
joey and dawson watch dawson's footage of jen
top of morning | THE HANG UPS
the 4 hang at the icehouse
dawson and joey run into gale and bob
dawson sees his mom kiss bob
world outside | THE DEVLINS
pacey sees tamara and mr. gold
that's what love can do | TOM SNOW
dawson tries to tell his dad
stand by me | SAY-SO
jen asks joey for advice on dawson
full of grace | SARAH MCLACHLAN
joey and dawson talk by the creek


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