❝ Andie did more for my life in six months than you did in sixteen years you rotten son of a bitch ❞
—Pacey

Parental Discretion Advised is the finale and 22nd episode of Season 2 of Dawson's Creek.

Synopsis

A HEARTBREAKING SEASON FINALE – When Dawson (James Van Der Beek) discovers that Joey's (Katie Holmes) father (guest star Gareth Williams) is back to his drug-dealing ways, Dawson's decision of what's right for his friend over what's right for their friendship could tear her family apart and forever change his relationship with Joey. Meanwhile, for the first time in his life Pacey (Joshua Jackson) stands up to his father's (guest star John Finn) painful abuse; Grams (Mary Beth Peil) desperately tries to reconcile with Jen (Michelle Williams) and bring her home; and Gale (Mary-Margaret Humes) struggles over her desire to keep her family together.

Starring

James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
Mary-Margaret Humes as Gale Leery
John Wesley Shipp as Mitch Leery
Mary Beth Peil as Grams
Nina Repeta as Bessie Potter

Special Guest Stars

Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee
John Finn as John Witter
Gareth Williams as Mike Potter

Co-Starring

Richard K. Olsen as Mr. Milo

Quotes

❝ Even if Mr. Potter was involved in all this, he's still 10 times the father you ever were ❞
—Pacey

Trivia

  • Andie calls the Witter house and talks at length with Pacey's dad.
  • She tells John Witter to give Pacey a hug and he does, consoling his heartbroken son.
  • Jen goes to Grams for reconcilliation, but ask that she allow Jack, who has no home, to move in with them, too.
  • Joey tells Dawson that she likes love stories where people don't end up together but still love each other better; that they're more powerful.
  • Joey wears a wire and confronts her dad about dealing drugs; her dad gets arrested again.
  • Joey tells Dawson that she will never forgive him for what he has done as he told her that her dad was dealing again.

Music

hit so hard | HOLE
grams seeks out jack and jen at school
why i'm here | OLEANDER
pacey takes his final; dawson confronts mr. potter
letting go | SOZZI
gale tells mitch she's taking the job
moon beneath my feet | KIM STOCKWOOD
jack confronts jen about her depression
that I would be good | ALANIS MORISSETTE
jen comes home — with jack

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