Eastern Standard Time is the 18th episode of Season 4 of Dawson's Creek.


JOEY AND JEN SET OFF TO NEW YORK TO CONFRONT JEN'S FATHER – It's senior ditch day at Capeside High and while Joey (Katie Holmes) and Jen (Michelle Williams) head to New York to confront Jen's estranged father (guest star Don McManus), Dawson (James Van Der Beek) and Gretchen (guest star Sasha Alexander) hit the road for a romantic adventure together and Pacey (Joshua Jackson) and Drue (Mark Matkevitch) form an alliance that ends in handcuffs.


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

Sasha Alexander as Gretchen Witter
Dylan Neal as Doug Witter
Mark Matkevitch as Drue Valentine

Special Appearance By

Pat Hingle as Irv The Mechanic

Guest starring

Don McManus as Theodore Lindley[1]
Rob Nagle as Tom Frost


  • Jen recalls a suppressed trauma of discovering her dad having sex with a coerced 18-year-old Annie Sawyer, a girl who lived in the apartment downstairs from Jen's.


last lament | SUSAN JAMES
i can't wait to meetchu | MACY GRAY
bring you down | RED DELICIOUS
you belong to me | HYPNOGAJA
love in 2 parts | ERIN MCKEOWN
the preacher | FROSTBIT BLUE
sad eyed woman | TRICKY WOO
the world is crazy | JOHN CAMPBELLJOHN
letters from the wasteland | WALLFLOWERS
show me | VANESSA DAOU
sweet jane | COWBOY JUNKIES


Notes and references

  1. First and only appearance on the series of Jen's father, Theodore Lindley
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