Well, you see there's the rub, yo soy not concerned
—Pacey, on English midterms

The All-Nighter is the 7th episode of Season 2 of Dawson's Creek.


PRESSURE COOKER – On the eve of an English mid-term, Dawson (James Van Der Beek), Joey (Katie Holmes), Pacey (Joshua Jackson), Andie (Meredith Monroe), Jen (Michelle Williams) and the school stud (guest star Jason Behr) are thrown together in an all-night cram session, but as night falls tempting distractions send the night spiraling out of control. A potentially fun study break turns ugly when a magazine "purity test" reveals hidden secrets.


James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
Mary-Margaret Humes as Gale Leery

Special Guest Stars

Meredith Monroe as Andie McPhee[1]

Guest starring

Jason Behr as Chris Wolfe
Brighton Hertford as Dina Wolfe


DawsonWhy didn't you just write no?
PaceyI didn't wanna lie to her
―About Ms. Jacobs
All I've been thinking lately is how much I wanna take back our first kiss
—Dawson to Joey
Joey, I wanna regret kissing you, but I can't. It was the smartest decision I've ever made


  • Dawson worries about Jen's wellbeing
  • By answering honestly, Pacey inadvertently reveals, not just to Andie, but to Chris Wolfe that he did have a relationship with Ms. Jacobs
  • Jen sleeps with Chris and regrets it the next day, when he treats it like a one-night stand


hold on to me | COWBOY JUNKIES
Dawson in his room/Joey and Jen talk
candy in the sun | SWIRL 360
Chris Wolfe offers a study session at his house to Jen, Pacey and Andie. Andie invites Joey, Pacey invites Dawson
push me over | JEN BEAST
purity test
Jen and Chris in the hot tub
losering | WHISKEYTOWN
everyone wakes up
nobody but me | SAVE FERRIS
jumping in the pool
who needs sleep? | BARENAKED LADIES




Notes and references

  1. Kerr Smith does not appear in this episode
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