Highway to Hell is the 17th episode on Season 5 of Dawson's Creek.


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.


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