Joey (Katie Holmes) lands her first gig as the lead singer of Charlie's (Chad Michael Murray) band and Pacey (Joshua Jackson) and Audrey (Busy Philipps) decide to take the road trip with her. Meanwhile, Dawson's (James Van Der Beek) sister has her first birthday and the rest of the gang heads home to Capeside for the party.
- James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
- Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
- Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
- Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
- Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee
- Mary Beth Peil as Evelyn Ryan
Special Guest Stars
- Busy Philipps as Audrey Liddell
- Chad Michael Murray as Charlie Todd
- Mary-Margaret Humes as Gale Leery
- Scott Stevens as Nathan
- Lilly Leery turns a year old
- Gail's started dating a man named Nathan
- Jen and Dawson mutually decide to break up, although Jen starts the conversation.
- Joey makes Lilly a book of sketches of the Leery family.