Dawson's Creek

Season 2 Episode 3

Alternative Lifestyles

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 21, 1998 on The WB
8.6
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Alternative Lifestyles
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An economics class project pairs Dawson and Jen as husband and wife; Pacey and Andie as a married couple and Joey as a single mom with two children. Jen tries to use the project to get closer to Dawson meanwhile Pacey gets to know more about Andie's family life. Joey learns that she has a chance of success in the real world while doing this project.moreless

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  • What's Jen doing?

    8.5
    As I never get tired to say: Jen annoys me. First, she accuses Dawson of just using her and now she's practically throwing herself at him. That Abby really has a bad bad influence on her. Not only the drinking in the previous episode, but now she's offering herself like you know what... and she doesn't consider at all that Dawson is actually quite happy with Joey (although I still don't understand that either).

    The assignment was interesting especially because we got to see more of Pacey and Andie. It seems Andie is misunderstood just like him. I'm so curious what might happen between them - especially with Tamara Jacobs back in town...moreless
  • Jen throws herself at Dawson. Joey has to write about the most successful woman she knows. Pacey and Andie get paired up for a project.

    8.5
    "Alternative Lifestyles" is an enjoyable episode, but not as good as other episodes. I liked the character Jen in season 1. She was so strong and now she's fallen apart. She started drinking in the previous episode and now she's throwing herslef at Dawson. When I first watched this episode I really hated it because I thought it was so out of character. But after rewatching and knowing all of her history, I do think it was appropriate for her character even though it was embarrassing. Joey kind of acted liked a jerk to Bessie. I know Joey wanted to write about a successful woman in Capeside but she could have taken a hint that Bessie could be just as successful. I love the Pacey and Andie scenes in this episode. I love how they got paired up for a project and they argued about everything and then Andie just quit. I love how Pacey came to schoool the next day with the project. I give this episode a 8.5/10.moreless
Tamara Taylor

Tamara Taylor

Laura Weston

Guest Star

Chris Blackwelder

Chris Blackwelder

Jeff Buris

Guest Star

Colin Fickes

Colin Fickes

Kenny Reiling

Guest Star

Leann Hunley

Leann Hunley

Ms. Tamara Jacobs

Recurring Role

Meredith Monroe

Meredith Monroe

Andie McPhee

Recurring Role

Kerr Smith

Kerr Smith

Jack McPhee

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: In the economics class, the teacher selects nine students for the assignment, and states that everyone in the class has been selected. Although there are more than nine students in the class.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (Pacey and Andie are married for a school project)
      Andie: I want a divorce.
      Pacey: Granted. You know what, we split the cash. You can have the kids. I'll keep the car.
      Andie: That is so typical, doesn't it sicken you that you're living up to the most common and base of male stereotypes. You don't care about your wife and kids; all you care about is this overpriced absurd piece of metal.
      Pacey: Hey, it's got passenger side airbags! Look, I want a Viper, end of story.

    • Pacey: Is Andie on any kind of special medication. Because she just went pycho on me.
      Jack: Why, what'd you do?
      Pacey: Oh, nothing. I just called her a spoiled princess.
      Jack: Andie, a spoiled princess. I don't think anything could be further from the truth.
      Pacey: Oh, come on. Are you telling me your family's not totally loaded.
      Jack: You think I work here for kicks.

    • Pacey: This is just one assignment. It's not like your flunking out of school.
      Andie: Yeah, I know that. But you get behind by one day, and then you're always struggling to catch up. And you become more and more confused, and then the next thing you know, you're out on the streets drunk and pulling around a shopping cart.
      Pacey: Andie, you're rich. Rich people don't end up on the street. They end up in Florida.

    • Abby: I can't believe I'm friends with someone who only has eyes for Dawson Leery.
      Jen: Guilty as charged.
      Abby: Please, your making me eww. (Jen smirks) Jen, look at me. I have three words for you. Make it happen.
      Jen: Abby...
      Abby: No, don't Abby me. Make it happen.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Leann Hunley (Tamara Jacobs), is credited as "Special Guest Appearance". Although, she only appears in one short scene, without dialogue.

    • Music featured in the episode included:
      Anything You Say by Chickenpox
      Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger
      Mary Be Merry by Say-So
      Four Eyes by Sozzi
      Swan Song by Bruce Hornsby
      The Party's Over by Catie Curtis
      WooHoo by Newsboys

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