- ❝So... whodunit? I'm beginning to think they all did❞
- —Chris Wolfe
WHODUNIT – Dawson's (James Van Der Beek) gripping video report on mysteries sets a high standard for English class excellence, but when Abby (Monica Keena) finds a sexy and intriguing yet unsigned discarded love letter, she will stop at nothing to solve the real-life mystery in Capeside. Meanwhile, Dawson's script rewrites lead to speculation that he is sleeping with Jen (Michelle Williams), while Joey (Katie Holmes) and Jack (Kerr Smith) deal with the repercussions from their artistic interlude, and Pacey (Joshua Jackson) inexplicably gives Andie (Meredith Monroe) the cold shoulder.
- James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
- Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
- Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
- Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
Special Guest Stars
- Jason Behr as Chris Wolfe
The letter in question:
- I wanna talk to you about last night. It always comes out wrong, so I thought I'd write it down. The whole night was amazing, but having sex changes everything. And I think we should take some time before anything happens again.
- ❝Dawson? No way. He's saving himself for Joey – or old age. Whichever comes first❞
- ❝I'm scared because you are the single most important being to ever grace my existence❞
- —Pacey to Andie
- Title from CBS series Murder, She Wrote (1984).
- This episode marks the beginning of Jack and Jen's friendship.
- Pacey gets his first ever A, on the history quiz that Dawson mentions in The Election
- human beings | SEAL
- everyone, morning after
- life's a b**** | SHOOTER
- abby asks for signatures
- you get what you give | NEW RADICALS
- joey and dawson in the rain