Dawson's Creek

Season 4 Episode 17

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Apr 11, 2001 on The WB
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Joey receives some good college news. But while Joey glows, Dawson is forced to face a crushing rejection. Joey's elated mood, however, is tempered by a sobering realization due to the fact that her sister runs a B&B and she can't afford to pay the fee... until Dawson proposes a surprising solution, loaning her the money Mr. Brooks left for him in his will, increasing her guilt for lying to him about sleeping with Pacey.

Meanwhile, Jen and Jack have nothing but options when it comes to college. While Jack's convinced that New York is the place to go, Jen isn't so sure she's ready to return to the Big Apple. A therapy session forces Jen to confront her past.moreless

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  • Joey gets into Worthington but there's a catch, she has to pay $15 000 to go to school there. Dawson gets rejected from a film school, and he decides to give his money to Joey. Jen wants to know her last memory of her father.moreless

    8.5
    This was a pretty good episode dealing with college in all. Joey get's into Whorthyton University. It's the school she's always wanted to go to, but there's one catch, she can't afford to go there. Dawson is a pretty nice guy. I love how he wants to give the money that Mr. Brooks gave him to Joey. It's really sweet of him. Dawson didn't get accepted into New York Filming School, but he got into another school which I don't remember. Jen and Jack are having trouble deciding which school they want to attend. According to Dawson, they got accepted to everywhere they applied. I like the idea that they are both wanting to go to the same school. I like the drama with Jen finding out when the last time she spoke to her father. I liked how Drue confessed everything that happened. It was really nice of him. I give this episode a 8.5/10.moreless
  • The kids of Dawson's Creek are getting college acceptance letters. Its good news for Joey, Jen and Jack. Dawson's news comes later that he got in USC. Pacey stilldoes not know what to do with his life. Joey finds out that she might not be able to attend.moreless

    8.5
    This was a revealing episode because it showed Dawson's sensitive side to Joey. Dawson showed that he still cares for Joey no matter what happens in life. Pacey still has no clue what to do and reminds of kids that went to high school with. Joey's situation with the money issue really hit home with me to notice she was in the same exact situtation so many of us go through when trying to pay for college. Its just to bad that we dont have a wonderful friend like Dawson to help us out when we cant help ourselves. !!moreless
  • Joey and Dawson find out if they got into college or not in this episode. Joey gets in but the catch is they won't give her the whole free ride she needs to go to Worthington. Dawson finds out that he can go to USC.moreless

    7.5
    This episode was ok just about average and I was glad to find out that Joey got into Worthington and I'm glad Dawson was willing to give Joey the money for Worthington. I thought it was ok that Dawson got into USC didn't really do anything to me. I liked how supportive everyone was in this episode because not everyone is exactly supportive as they should be. I liked how you findout that Drue is the boyfriend Jen got caught with when she was younger. If we found out before I'm sorry. Not sure if it's worth the time to watch really to be honest.moreless
James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek

Dawson Leery

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes

Josephine "Joey" Potter

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

Jennifer "Jen" Lindley

Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson

Pacey J. Witter

Kerr Smith

Kerr Smith

Jack McPhee (recurring Season 2)

Meredith Monroe

Meredith Monroe

Andrea "Andie" McPhee (recurring Season 2)

Rob Nagle

Rob Nagle

Dr. Tom Frost

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Tammy Christine Arnold

Tammy Christine Arnold

Secretary

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Sasha Alexander

Sasha Alexander

Gretchen Witter

Recurring Role

Mark Matkevich

Mark Matkevich

Drue Valentine

Recurring Role

Obi Ndefo

Obi Ndefo

Bodie

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: Jen tells Dr.Frost her mother came to Capeside last Thanksgiving. This is not correct, as this happened in the episode 3x08 Guess who's coming to dinner in season 3. Meaning she saw her mother two Thanksgivings ago.

    • Goof: When Pacey and Joey are unloading the groceries for her party, Pacey makes a remark that he has to go to Joey's garage to get a dolly to haul in the charcoal. However, Joey's house doesn't have a garage.

    • Goof: When Joey and Dawson are talking at the B&B before the party, Joey's hair switches from straight and lying in front of both her shoulders to being curled up in the ends and swept back behind her right shoulder. This scene was obviously shot in separated times.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Dawson: (To Joey) You're gonna have some of the best years of your life at Worthington. And I wanna hear all about them.

    • Dawson: Worthington is what you want, right?
      Joey: It doesn't matter what I want, Dawson.
      Dawson: Yes or no?
      Joey: Yes.
      Dawson: Then I want you to have Mr. Brooks' money.
      Joey: Dawson, are you insane? I can't.

    • Dawson: Joey, if our friendship can survive last summer, it can survive anything.

    • Dawson: Joey, I... I've watched you go through so much pain in your life. I mean, even before your mom got sick and your dad...
      Joey: Don't do this. Don't feel sorry for me, Dawson.
      Dawson: I don't. That's not what this is about. Jo, all the pain I've watched you go through, I've never been able to fix it before. And this I can fix. All I need you to do is let me.

    • Jen: After all my talking and sleuthing and crying, all that I remember is that the last time that I saw my father, we had a really big fight. Which, given our history, is about as obvious as it is predictable, and I still don't even know what we were fighting about.

    • Tom: You're here to stop hating yourself. See, when you act out at the age that you did, when you have sex in your parent's bed at 12 years old, when you abuse liquor and drugs before you're even old enough to drive, yes, you're doing it as a cry for love. Yes, you're doing it because something robbed you of your childhood in a way that you'll be angry about for a long time. But the reason you keep acting out, the reason you've stayed on a self-destructive path is not because you blame your father for what happened. It's because you blame yourself. That's why you don't want to remember.

    • Dawson: What you felt the other night at the movie theater, that something was finally right between us... I felt that, too. And nothing will ever change that... not going to school on different coasts. Not meeting people who we're meant to love forever... nothing. And I want you to have this (Hands her an envelope with a check in it).
      Joey: But, Dawson...
      Dawson: I don't know how I feel about you sleeping with Pacey. I don't know how I'll feel tomorrow or next week or next year for that matter, but I'm absolutely certain that giving you this is the right thing to do. Because I'm certain about us... and what we mean to each other. And I think you are, too.

    • Adviser: There are student loans. Nearly everyone these days borrows some money to pay for college.
      Joey: No, I don't want to graduate and be over $60,000 in debt. I can't start off my life that way. I won't. It doesn't make sense. There are plenty of other places I'm waiting to hear from.
      Bessie: But this is your dream, Joey.
      Joey: Bessie... sometimes dreams don't always come true.

    • (Talking about Joey having been admitted to Worthington)
      Gretchen: I know you're happy for her, but it makes you think about the future, right?
      Pacey: Well, no. It makes me think about her future. We don't even have to think about my future, because I don't really have one to think of.
      Gretchen: You're the only one that believes that, Pacey, and if you keep saying it, it'll happen.

    • Pacey: It's not that I don't want you to be able to go off and realize your dreams, Joey, because I do. But for the first time, I just... I felt like it wasn't me that was holding you back from it.
      Joey: Pacey, you've never held me back. You have to stop thinking like that.
      Pacey: You know what? I could stop thinking like that if you'd just promise me one thing, that if the day ever comes, and it may come much sooner than either one of us thinks, but if that day ever comes where you did feel like I was holding you back... promise me that you'd cut me loose, yeah?
      Joey: Pacey...
      Pacey: Promise me that.
      Joey: I won't promise you that. You're asking me to promise to let you go. I can't do that.

    • Joey: Worthington is happy to have me so long as my parents kick in $15,000.
      Bessie: $15,000?! That can't be right. We don't have that kind of money.
      Joey: I know that. I knew this was too good to be true. It's the universe's way of saying, "Joey Potter, not so fast. You're not going anywhere."

    • Joey: I'm still trying to process this whole college thing. You know, it's... kinda weird to get your dream.
      Pacey: I know it. I say that every time I look at you.
      Joey: You always do that. You change the subject.
      Pacey: Joey, we're not talking about this today, because we're not talking about anything negative today, because today is your day to celebrate this most amazing accomplishment that you have worked so hard for.

    • Jack: Jen, I don't even know why we're wasting our time with this. We both know there is only one choice, right? The University of New York. What? It's a great school, and you're the one that's always saying that New York is the only city worth living in. So, please can we just do this?
      Jen: Well, what would you say if I said that I... that I wasn't so sure anymore?

    • Jen: Just shut up and watch the fish.

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