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EveWhat's gonna change between now and tomorrow morning?
DawsonNothing. Except maybe me
―Choices
Like A Virgin is the premiere of Season 3 of Dawson's Creek.

Synopsis

RISKY BUSINESS – Dawson (James Van Der Beek) returns from spending the summer in Philadelphia with his mother (Mary-Margaret Humes), and on his way home meets a beautiful young woman (guest star Brittany Daniel, "Sweet Valley High") who brings trouble to his otherwise ho-hum life. Meanwhile, Joey (Katie Holmes), who has frozen Dawson out all summer, realizes she is still reeling from their unexpected break-up when she sees him again, but may have found an unexpected new friend for their junior year; Jen (Michelle Williams) gets more than she bargained for when she takes on the fascist head cheerleader (guest star Vanessa Dorman, "Sunset Beach"); Mitch (John Wesley Shipp) accepts a new position as Capeside High's varsity football coach; and although Pacey (Joshua Jackson) tries to be brave, he has had a lonely summer without Andie (Meredith Monroe).

Starring

James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery[1]
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee
John Wesley Shipp as Mitch Leery
Mary Beth Peil as Evelyn Ryan
Nina Repeta as Bessie Potter

Recurring cast

Obba Babatundé as Howard Green

Guest starring

Brittany Daniel as Eve Whitman[2]
Niklaus Lange as Rob Logan
Vanessa Dorman as Belinda McGovern

Quotes

The pain of knowing that, just because the two of you are right for each other, that doesn't necessarily mean that you're right for each other right now
—Pacey to Joey

Music

old time rock & roll | BOB SEGER
dawson watches risky business
who's who | THE PRETENDERS
joey at work; jack and jen at home
sleep together | GARBAGE
strip club
dead again | BUCKCHERRY
dawson's party
let us sing | TRICKY WOO
dawson comes downstairs again
push it | GARBAGE
pacey and dawson on the porch
hold on | MARY BETH MAZIARZ
eve sails away; pacey sails to joey

Photos

Notes and references

  1. Meredith Monroe does not appear in this episode
  2. This episode introduces Eve Whitman