❝ Remember this feeling, George. Remember what it was like to make a film about something you loved, the confidence to do it your way, control your vision, keep it your own. I mean that's... I miss that ❞

That Was Then is the 16th episode of Season 6 of Dawson's Creek.


Dawson (James Van Der Beek) and Pacey (Joshua Jackson) find themselves back in Capeside as Dawson is invited to speak in front of film students and Pacey rushes to the hospital bedside of an ailing family member. In other developments, Joey (Katie Holmes) considers rekindling an old flame and fends off the advances of a young admirer.


James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter

Recurring cast

Roger Howarth as Greg Hetson
Mika Boorem as Harley Hetson

Guest starring

John Finn as John Witter
Dylan Neal as Doug Witter
Lukas Behnken as George
Taylor Handley as Patrick


Mitchell Laurance as Benjamin Gold
Christopher Desroaches as Another Student
Leigh Jones as Female Student
Rob Zapple as Doctor


❝ You do sort of have the stink of a burnout talent on you ❞
—George to Dawson
❝ She's got posters of boys on the ceiling above her bed. Why there, Potter? What purpose do you suppose those pictures would serve in that particular location? ❞
—Professor Hetson


  • Prior to this episode, Mr. Gold's, Dawson's high school film teacher, last appearance was in season 1.
  • It is said that Pacey's father suffered from an exaggerated arrhythmia which is not a true medical problem,


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