Dawson's Creek: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Jan 20
1998

Pilot

Film-buff Dawson finds his best friend, Joey, growing jealous of his attraction to a neighbor’s granddaughter. Meanwhile, pal Pacey falls in love with a mystery woman, wh…

2 Jan 27
1998

Dance

Dawson casts Jen as the new leading lady in his film, but creates a messy off-camera scene during her date at the school dance. Meanwhile, Joey confronts Mrs. Leery about her l…

3 Feb 03
1998

Kiss

While working on the film class’s movies, team player Dawson has a hard time being stuck in the background. Meanwhile as he plots to give Jen the “perfect kiss̶…

4 Feb 10
1998

Discovery

Dawson turns to Jen after learning of his mom’s affair, and Joey’s knowledge of it. But he regrets doing so when she tells him some of her problems; meanwhile Pacey…

5 Feb 17
1998

Hurricane

When a major hurricane moves inland, all take refuge in the Leery home, where Dawson rages at Jen about her past, and Mitch storms out after learning of Gale’s affair. Th…

6 Feb 24
1998

Baby

Capeside is abuzz with rumors of a teacher’s indiscretion, rumors that prove fateful for Pacey and Tamera. Meanwhile, Joey and Jen get a life lesson when Bessie is aided…

7 Mar 03
1998

Detention

In what is said to be one of the best episodes, the gang, after committing various violations at school, gets stuck together for an 8 hour Saturday detention, where Dawson and…

8 Mar 10
1998

Boyfriend

Dawson feels the heat when Jen is visited by an old boyfriend; Joey lets off a bit too much steam at a beach party and ends up in a sticky situation; and tensions between Mitch…

9 Mar 17
1998

Roadtrip

Hoping to get over Jen, Dawson agrees to join Pacey and Billy in a boys night out and finds what he is looking for in another woman. Meanwhile Jen handles damage control after…

10 Apr 28
1998

Double Date

A double date finds Jen and Cliff joined by Dawson and a savvy sidekick who calls him on a plot to make Jen jealous. But it’s Dawson turn to turn green when Pacey grows c…

11 May 05
1998

The Scare

In honor of Friday the 13th, Dawson, plans a séance for the gang, they are all spooked by reports of a serial killer heading towards Capeside.

12 May 12
1998

Beauty Contest

Joey and Pacey enter a beauty competition; Jen regrets her breakup with Dawson.

13 May 19
1998

Decisions

In the season finale, Dawson and Joey confront their true feelings. Joey, visits her father in prison, and debates leaving to go to France.

About Dawson's Creek

“Its the end of something simple. And the beginning of everything else” Set in the fictional town of Capeside, MA, Dawson’s Creek is the coming of age story of four friends on the verge of adulthood. Dawson, Joey, and Pacey are life long friends, whose lives start to rapidly change when a new girl, Jen, moves in next door to Dawson Leery and the foursome start high school. Along the way they are joined by two other newcomers to Capeside, Jack and Andie. Often characterized by it’s intelligence, sharp wit, and SAT vocabulary, Dawson’s Creek was created by Kevin Williamson. It was loosely based on his life, with each character incorporating a different aspect of himself. The show quickly launched the careers of it’s stars and in the words of The WB, “defined a network.” Dawson’s Creek was filmed primarily on location in Wilmington, NC.
Opening Theme Songs:
“I Don’t Want To Wait” performed by Paula Cole and
“Run Like Mad” performed by Jann Arden – Season 1

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