Dawson's Creek

Rock Bottom

Season 6, Ep 13, Aired 1/29/03
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  • Episode Description
  • In Los Angeles, while directing re-shoots on Wicked Dead, Dawson finds his authority questioned by Heather Tracey and the other producers when Natasha refuses to do a nude scene. As a result, Dawson adopts an aggressive take-no-prisoners attitude, similar to the one that Todd has, to take control of the situation. In Boston, Joey is unable to say good-bye to Eddie who is moving to California to register at a college when she convinces him to help her take Audrey to a rehab clinic in Los Angeles, and the three of them, plus a guy Audrey picks up, drive cross country where the four constantly quarrel with each other. Also, Jen and C.J. set a lonely Grams up with C.J.'s Uncle Bill, who turns out to be quite randy.moreless

  • 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 (1)
  • Joey takes Audrey to rehab. Dawson is having trouble directing the re-shooting of Wicked Dead. Jen and C.J. set up Grams, with C.J's Uncle Bill.

    By Jon_MW_14, Aug 23, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (55)

    • Joey: (To Eddie) You might just be the sweetest, nicest surprise that's ever happened to me. I guess that's my way of saying... I love you, too. If you don't mind, I'm gonna keep on loving you for as long as I can.

    • Joey: You're probably gonna meet some willowy blonde poet chick, and before you know it, Joey Potter will just be some drama queen you knew when. Eddie: No, not gonna happen.

    • Eddie: This is a world so far removed from anything that I know, that I can't even... I can't even process it. Joey: That doesn't mean that you don't belong here.

    • Natasha: (To Dawson) There will be other actresses. But I was the first, and don't you forget it.

    • Natasha: (To Dawson) The other day, watching you take control of the movie, I don't think I've ever been so proud of anyone in my life.

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    Notes (3)

    • Music featured in the episode included: Over The Top by Heavy Stud Move To Bremerton by MxPx Sour Mash by The Gentlemen Overdrive by Foo Fighters Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Busy Philipps Tidza by Big Bad Bollocks Staging The Plaguing Of The Raised Platform by Cornershop True (With You) by Wild Colonials

    • Despite featured in the opening credits, Kerr Smith and Joshua Jackson do not appear in this episode.

    • Guest star Seth Rogen worked previously with Busy Philipps on two other shows. First they played friends on NBC's Freaks and Geeks, then they played boyfriend and girlfriend on Fox's Undeclared. Both shows only lasted one season each and were produced by the same people.

    Trivia (6)

    • Audrey keeps using which has become a recurrent expression of hers this season: Sucks to be you.

    • Both Bob and Audrey use the same terms to explain their sexual encounter. Bob: Well, we didn't really do much talkin', if you know what I mean. Audrey: Oh, we didn't really do a lot of talking, if you know what I mean.

    • Eddie has a sister who (most conveniently) lives in California.

    • Despite we see Joey in a rush trying to get to class and printing out a paper she obviously has to turn in, she decides to ditch school and join in the drive across country when Eddie shows at her door. It sounds so out of character for Joey, especially having her Scholarship in jeopardy having failed a grade on the midterm.

    • Goof: Eddie, Joey, Audrey and Bob are in the midst of their drive when Audrey wakes up from a nap and asks where they are, to which Joey responds, "North Carolina." Unless they are taking the scenic route, no one would drive from Massachusetts to California and pass through North Carolina on the way. This could be a little joke since the show was filmed in NC, but still makes no sense logically where the show is concerned. No one would drive south when where they're headed is due west.

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    Allusions (19)

    • Eddie: I've been thinking a lot about what you said that night. About taking chances, you know? This is an allusion to episode 6x12 All the right moves: Joey: You told me that you wanted to be one of those people that took chances. And to episode 6x04 Instant Karma!: Eddie: ...this celebration of madness about people who aren't afraid, who take chances, people who really live. And I guess that I've always... wanted to be one of those people, you know?

    • Eddie: I won't keep you. I... I just wanted to say good-bye. Joey: Really. 'Cause that's not really your style, is it? Allusion to episode 6x11 Day out of days.

    • Jen: The last boy I liked slept with my friend. Allusion to episode 6x07 Ego Tripping at the gates of hell where Audrey and C.J. slept together.

    • Joey: Remember how everyone in bean town loves you to death. Bean town is a colloquial name for the city of Boston.

    • Man: I got the new Metallica. Metallica is an American heavy metal band that was formed in the early 1980's.

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