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Dawson's Creek

Season 2 Episode 19

Abby Morgan, Rest In Peace

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM May 05, 1999 on The WB
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Abby Morgan, Rest In Peace
Abby is dead, and all of Capeside is attempting to "whitewash" her life. But all the hypocrisy is making Jen crazy, in a spiritual discussion she denounces God and gets Grams angered. When eulogizing Abby she further embarrasses Grams by announcing that Abby taught her the falseness of God. Abby's mom also asks Andie to eulogize her thinking they were friends and memories of Andie's brother are brought up. Andie's actions scare Pacey. Joey is scared to go to the funeral, being that she hasn't been to one since her mother, at the graveyard she and Dawson decide to go visit her mother for the first time.moreless

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  • Andie gets asked to speak at Abby's funeral.

    "Abby Morgan, Rest In Peace" is such a sad episode. Abby Morgan dies in the last episode. I loved her character. I love how her life was boring and so she stirred up trouble. Jen was the cloest person to Abby. I feel so bad for the character Jen with her grandfather dying and then one of her friends dying. I love how Jen told everyone at the funeral the truth about Abby because it shows that she's not going to fake her feelings for anyone. It was all intense how Grams kicked her out. I love how Andie feels bad that Abby died, but then she reads Abby's diary and it has all this mean stuff in it. I love the speech Andie made at the funeral. She wasn't lying about what she said about Abby. I love the ending of this episode with Andie seeing Abby. I also love that Joey visits her mother's grave. I give this episode a 10/10.moreless
  • Soo sad

    I didn't particularly like Abby, and I still don't. She was a really creepy character, and not very nice. She was soooooooooooo mean to Andie. I thought it was incredibly cruel how Abby's mom made Andie give a uligy (sorry about spelling). I think that messed andie up even more. Especially when she saw Abby's ghost at the very end of the episode. Also I felt so bad for Joey, because she was torn about what to do. I don't know how I would have reacted if I was in her shoes. If my last funeral was my mom's I don't think I could ever go to another one.moreless
Michele Scarabelli

Michele Scarabelli

Mrs. Morgan

Guest Star

Heather Lynch

Heather Lynch


Guest Star

Robin O'Dell

Robin O'Dell


Guest Star

Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams

Mike Potter

Recurring Role

Meredith Monroe

Meredith Monroe

Andie McPhee

Recurring Role

Kerr Smith

Kerr Smith


Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • This episode picks up the same night as previous episode.

    • Though this marks the death of the character of Abby Morgan, Monica Keena appears twice in the episode: once in Dawson's film and another time in Andie's imagination.

    • When Joey is visiting her mother's grave, the name on the headstone reads "Lillian Josephine Potter" which seems to allude to the fact that Joey was named after her mom.
      However, in a later episode (First Encounters of the Close Kind), Joey tells A.J. that Little Women was her mom's favorite book and that's why she named her 'Josephine', out of the character in the book.

    • Goof: When Andie and Jen are talking in the school bathroom, the mascara running down Jen's face disappears between shots.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (In reference to Joey's mom)
      Joey: I just, um, I hope wherever she is, she's happy.
      Dawson: She's happy. She's looking down on you... and she's very happy.

    • Andie: Um, there are people who give me comfort in my life. Um, when the going gets rough as it invariably does I can count on them as a shoulder to cry on. And they will pick me up when I fall and hold me in their arms as I cry, and tell me that everything is going to be alright. I am so thankful for these people they are priceless... but there's another group of people, just as important, and just as priceless. They are the people who challenge me, who push me to my breaking points, and who force me to muster courage I never thought I had. Abby Morgan was one of those people. In her own truth-telling way she gave me strength, I'm a stronger woman because of her, stronger than I ever thought that I could be. She gave me that gift. She's was one of a kind. There's no one like her and she will always hold a special spot in my heart.

    • Jen: Well then you obviously didn't know Abby to well, because Abby is probably down there with Beelzebub doing tequila shooters and laughing at all of us.

    • (In Abby's room)
      Andie: OK, dear diary that new girl Andie is such a... psycho?! How many ways can you tell a person you don't like them...What?! She just won't take a hint. God, and that boyfriend of her's is a...
      (Pacey grabs the diary from her hands)
      Pacey: Okay, you know what, I don't want to know, I don't want to hear it.

    • Pacey: Hey, what if Abby's mother saw us come in here together? She probably thinks I'm trying to get lucky in the middle of her daughter's memorial.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Jack: You know, I... I've... I've tried biting my tongue, but um, the $64,000 question has to be asked.

      A reference to the TV game show $64,000 Question, in which the final, and usually the hardest, question was worth $64,000.

    • Dawson: Weird. Everybody's playing the dutiful mourner, but underneath there's this odd sense that we're all munchkins finally freed from the spell of the Wicked Witch of the East.

      Reference to the movie The Wizard of Oz , which was based on the book written by L. Frank Baum. When Dorothy first arrived in Oz, her house landed on the Wicked Witch of the East. This made the Munchkins (diminutive residents of Oz) very happy, causing them to celebrate.