||4 OCTOBER 2000
| Joey and Pacey return home to face a barrage of questions about whether they had sex; Pacey's sister abruptly arrives from college without a diploma; and Andie scopes out two potential summer flings
||11 OCTOBER 2000
| Pacey learns his prospects for graduation are dim unless he retakes three courses he failed the previous year -- a fact he can't bring himself to mention to Joey. Meanwhile, Henry wants to take a break from Jen and tries to get Jack to help tell her; Joey gets a waitressing job at the yacht club after pretending to be on friendly terms with a board member; and Gretchen (Sasha Alexander) goes house-hunting.
||Two Gentlemen of Capeside
||18 OCTOBER 2000
| Pacey gets his first "A" of the semester, but an assignment with Dawson keeps Joey from celebrating with him on the boat. So Pacey takes Jen for a fun platonic sail --- until a storm hits. Meanwhile, Joey asks Dawson why he can't forgive Pacey and Andie prepares for a college interview.
||25 OCTOBER 2000
| College concerns weigh heavily on Joey's mind as she gets good and bad news about her prospects, then realizes Pacey doesn't have the grades to attend college. Meanwhile, Andie drives Jack crazy over filling out his college applications; Gretchen gets vague about college plans when Gale interviews her for a bartending job; and Drue throws a fake birthday party for Jen.
||A Family Way
||1 NOVEMBER 2000
| A pregnancy test reveals there may be another Leery on the way. As Dawson sorts through his emotions, he confides in Gretchen who has a secret of her own. Joey decides to visit a free clinic to become more sexually responsible. Andie convinces Jack to become a pee-wee soccer coach but the advances of a player's older sister complicates the situation.
||8 NOVEMBER 2000
| Andie gets a letter from Harvard and the news sends her off to a rave with Jack and an uneasy Jen, who had been resisting pleas from Drue (Mark Matkevich) to attend. After his parents deliver equally important news, Dawson joins the party with Gretchen -- and Pacey and Joey, who wonder why Dawson's been hanging out with Gretchen, his pre-adolescent crush.
||You Had Me At Goodbye
||Chris Levinson & Zack Estrin
||15 NOVEMBER 2000
| Andie's father (David Dukes) suggests the teen take a six-month trip to Italy as a reward for her academic excellence and to relax before she starts college. Meanwhile, Joey needs a peer recommendation for a college application from the person who knows her best, and she's torn between asking Dawson or Pacey to author it.
||The Unusual Suspects
||22 NOVEMBER 2000
| Principal Peskin (Harry Shearer) and Mitch question Dawson, Pacey and Jack after someone puts the senior administrator's boat into the school's swimming pool with the man's dog on board. Meanwhile, Jen agrees to help coach Jack's soccer team as part of her community service.
||Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
||29 NOVEMBER 2000
| Dawson views some of Mr. Brooks' old movies and lavishes the former filmmaker with praise, only to be rudely dismissed. Gretchen plans a party at the Leerys' home. Elsewhere, Jack suspects that Jen has lost interest in filing her college applications.
||20 DECEMBER 2000
| Baby-sitting responsibilities and unexpected guests at the bed-and-breakfast cause stress for Joey the night before a big test at school. Jen and Jack attend a gay teens seminar, and Mr. Brooks agrees to participate in Dawson's documentary about the former filmmaker.
||The Tao of Dawson
||10 JANUARY 2001
| Unexpected truths are revealed in Capeside when Dawson admits to Pacey that he has feelings for Gretchen, and Joey is locked in a storeroom with Drue Valentine.
||The Te of Pacey
||17 JANUARY 2001
| Joey plans a surprise birthday party for Pacey, who's reluctant to celebrate because of various mishaps that occurred during previous shindigs commemorating his birth. Elsewhere, Gretchen asks Dawson if they can postpone their scheduled first date since they will both be expected to attend Pacey's party.
||31 JANUARY 2001
| To get time off from work for a school trip, Joey agrees to her employer's request that she and Pacey accompany Drue on a date with the daughter of an influential yacht-club member. Meanwhile, Dawson and Gretchen go to a dance club with some of her college friends.
||A Winter's Tale
||Zack Estrin & Chris Levinson
||7 FEBRUARY 2001
| When Joey and Pacey head for the school ski trip along with Jack and Jen and the rest of the senior class, there's more going on off the slopes than on.
||14 FEBRUARY 2001
| Jen is sent to a psychologist by Mr. Kasdan. Joey and Pacey oversleep at the lodge and find themselves confronted with tensions that accompany the latest developments in their relationship. Dawson asks Joey if she slept with Pacey.
||28 FEBRUARY 2001
| After a strange turn of events, the Capeside gang learns that realities do not always meet expectations, and Joey begins to regret her lie to Dawson.
||11 APRIL 2001
| Past, present, and future collide when the group is forced to make some serious decisions about where they'll attend college.
||Eastern Standard Time
||18 APRIL 2001
| Senior Ditch Day takes the group outside of Capeside, and into some unknown... and unexpected territory.
||25 APRIL 2001
| The group faces harsh realities when Joey experiences a scare, and Dawson faces the prospect of Gretchen leaving town.
||2 MAY 2001
| The prom brings some pleasant surprises, as well as some unexpected heartbreak to the group.
||9 MAY 2001
| Dawson and Joey are hopeful that some unexpected turns of events may resuscitate their ailing relationships with Gretchen and Pacey, while Jen makes an important decision.
||16 MAY 2001
| A chapter comes to a close as Dawson, Joey, Jen and Jack don cap and gown, but it's not smooth sailing for all as Pacey's temper may cost him his final chance to graduate. Andie returns to Capeside for the graduation ceremony.
||Gina Fattore & Tom Kapinos
||23 MAY 2001
| Dawson's goodbyes to friends and family come sooner than expected when he's accepted to a summer program at USC.