The relationship between Jennifer and her parents is much more complicated than you and I could even begin to imagine. It may well be unsalvageable
—Grams to Jack and Jen
The Abby is the 21st episode of Season 5 of Dawson's Creek.


The gang packs up to go home to Capeside for the summer, and Audrey tries to persuade Joey (Katie Holmes) to bring her along. Meanwhile, Dawson (James Van Der Beek) gets an offer to go to Los Angeles; Pacey (Joshua Jackson) may lose his job at the restaurant; and Jen (Michelle Williams) and Jack (Kerr Smith) decide to take a trip together.


James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee
Mary Beth Peil as Evelyn Ryan

Special Guest Stars

Ken Marino as David Wilder
Busy Philipps as Audrey Liddell
Nina Repeta as Bessie Potter
Sherilyn Fenn as Alex Pearl

Recurring cast

Jordan Bridges as Oliver Chirchick


If your parents have truly found a way to love you, this won't be their last opportunity to prove it
—Grams to Jen


  • Joey finds out that her dad was released from prison around January, but has chosen not to contact the family
  • Audrey accidentally lets slip that Dawson drove out to see Joey on Spring Break[1]
  • Jen decides to go to Costa Rica with Jack


Notes and references

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