Dawson's Creek

Catch-22

Season 6, Ep 20, Aired 4/23/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Pacey learns he has lost Dawson's money in the stock market. Back at school, Eddie surprises Joey with a trip to Europe for the summer, but a fiery conversation about how differently they live their lives leaves both of them questioning their future together.

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Van Der Beek

    Dawson Leery

  • Katie Holmes

    Josephine "Joey" Potter

  • Michelle Williams

    Jennifer "Jen" Lindley

  • Joshua Jackson

    Pacey J. Witter

  • Kerr Smith

    Jack McPhee (recurring Season 2)

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Eddie wants Joey to go to Europe in the summer, but Joey wants to work during the summer, so she can go to school next year. Pacey loses all of Dawson's money in the stock market. Jack and David break up.

    By Jon_MW_14, Aug 25, 2009

  • all good things do come to an end. not a fan of the show anymore but at one time i did think it was the best thing ever made. through the six seasons of dawson'a creek i dont think that there was a better charater plot than the pacey stockbrocker

    By sawyer48, Feb 06, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Rich: Here, take this pen and write down today's date. Because from this day forth, you will amount to nothing. You are a failure and a loser! You deserve to get what's coming... Pacey: Stop calling me a loser! Don't ever call me a loser! Rich: (Taunting) Oh, what are you gonna do about it, loser? Loser... loser... (Pacey punches Rich, and attacks him, but stops looking disgusted at himself and realizing too late, that he fell into Rinaldi's plot) Rich: Don't worry, it's over. You're through, you're fired. You'll never work in this company, in this town, or in this state again! Why do you look so down? This is what you wanted all along, right? Loser! (Looking down at the floor, Pacey sorrowly walks out).

    • (Joey is reading Eddie's goodbye letter to her) Eddie: (Voice-over) Dear Joey, as you know I'm not good at goodbyes. But I guess that's what it is. A real one this time. Because as much as I thought I wanted us to be together, I guess what I want more is to be one of those people who lives every moment of his life without indecision and without regrets. Someone who dares to disturb the universe without a thought to the consequences. And you're not one of those people, at least not yet. Maybe you'll prove me wrong about that one day. I hope you do. But who knows? Maybe people can't change. Maybe we're doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over again no matter how hard we try. I always hope for a happy ending. How crazy is that? Take care of yourself.

    • Pacey: Rich, please. I'm just asking you for this one small favor, just one time and I'll never ask you for anything in this lifetime again or the... Rich: (Interrupting) Read my lips: I... don't... do... favors... Witter! Pacey: Why not? Because you'd have to drop the Gordon Gekko routine for a minute? This will be so easy for you just help me out here! Rich: Help you out? I'm done helping you out! I gave you this job, Witter! I showed you how things worked around here. I gave you a chance to escape some bottom-feeding existence, and every step of the way you have been a soulful, moralistic, holier-than-thou pain in my ass! So you tell me, why should I help you out?

    • (Pacey has just asked Rich to borrow some money because Pacey lost all his in a foolhardy stock investment) Rich: Pacey, you are so good at your job that often I forget how young, naive, and stupid you are. Pacey: Rich, I really don't need the speech from you right now. Rich: Oh, I think you do. And in response to your request, I'm going to tell you what you should have told your friend in the first place: no! Pacey: Wait, that's it? I come to you, I embarrass myself, and all you can tell me is just a big, plain no? Rich: Pretty much, yeah. Pacey: You know Rich, you are so good at your job too that often I forget what an unfeeling prick you are!

    • Audrey: After my long and protracted battle with a serious substance abuse problem, the heartless administration of this esteemed university is going to kick me out. Eddie: That seems pretty harsh. Audrey: I know! Joey: Audrey, this is just a letter from the dean saying if you sign up for summer school you can stay. Audrey: The dean can bite me, Jo.

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    Notes (2)

    • Music featured in the episode included: Just A Boy (For Now) by Nemochrome East Of Anywhere by Lamya Blue Streak Cadillac by Katrina Carlson Love In Vain by Steve Tannen Radio by Crushing Velvet Promised by Brian Sullivan Soda Jerk by Buffalo Tom

    • This episode went through a drastic rewrite. Here is a one description of the episode often found in most TV guide type services... When Pacey sells stock just days before a federal ruling, he gets accused of insider trading.

    Trivia (5)

    • Joey's name appears written on the outside of the envelope that Eddie left for her in her dorm room. However, what's supposed to be his handwriting looks the same that Joey's handwriting (or the person's who does her handwriting) as shown throughout the series. It can be compared to the exam booklet that Professor Hetson hands her earlier in the same episode or to the note that she leaves on Dawson's bed in the series finale: All good things....

    • When Pacey and Rich are physically fighting in the office, the stunt man substituting Pacey has longer and curlier hair than Joshua Jackson's current hairstyle.

    • When Jen is talking to Jack at the Helpline Office, she jokingly tells him that he is too young to be likely to "haunt them with your sad, single self.", but she almost switches the words around and it is noticeable how she catches herself and says "sad" first instead.

    • When Joey is talking to Eddie in her dorm room, her hair changes from being hanging in front of her right ear to tucked behind it between shots, even though her arms are resting firmly on his shoulders and never move.

    • Goof: When the professor asks Joey to read from Catch-22, he tells her to read from page 461. In that edition of that book there is not page 461.

    Allusions (2)

    • Pacey: Why not? Because you'd have to drop the Gordon Gekko routine for a minute? This will be so easy for you just help me out here! Gordon Gekko is a from the 1987 film Wall Street by director Oliver Stone.

    • This episode shares a title with the book Catch-22.

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