Dawson's Creek

Season 6 Episode 20

Catch-22

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Apr 23, 2003 on The WB
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Catch-22
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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.

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  • 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.moreless

    8.5
    Good episode! Joey is finished her exam, gets an A-, which brings her grade up to a C+. Eddie is such a jerk. If he really loved Joey, or if Joey really loved Eddie, then Eddie would know that it's important for Joey to work during the summer during Europe. I'm glad he left her. I know it's sad, but I don't ship Eddie and Joey, I ship Pacey and Joey. Pacey lost all of Dawson's money in the stock market. I am so glad that Pacey realized how much he's changed. I love the fight that he had. It's too bad that Dawson's dreams are going to be crushed. I really liked David when I first saw him, and I loved that he and Jack became a couple. But I hate that they broke up. I give this episode a 8.5/10.moreless
  • 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 stockbrockermoreless

    9.5
    pacey witter broke out of his class clown attitude in season six and went on to become probably one of the most corrupt characters in T.V. that year and by the end of the season he did realize it. with episodes like the blair witch rip off and the season 2 finale this was the best episode of them all
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)

Mary Beth Peil

Mary Beth Peil

Evelyn "Grams" Ryan

Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi

Sadia Shaw

Guest Star

Irene Ziegler

Irene Ziegler

Secretary

Guest Star

Chris Snyder

Chris Snyder

Co Worker

Guest Star

Oliver Hudson

Oliver Hudson

Eddie Dooling

Recurring Role

Roger Howarth

Roger Howarth

Professor Greg Hetson

Recurring Role

Dana Ashbrook

Dana Ashbrook

Rich Rinaldi

Recurring Role

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  • 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.

  • 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.

    • Pacey: Good morning, gentlemen. I had sex with a beautiful woman last night. Now, this should not have happened. She was way out of my league, and I even like to think that I'm a fairly handsome guy, but I'm not that handsome, and I like to think that I'm pretty good in bed, but I'm not that good. How does something like that happen? I'll tell you: I'm 20 years old, and I am doing exactly what I was put on this earth to do. I am making money, hand over fist, faster than I know how to spend it.

    • Joey: I need an adviser.
      Professor Hetson: And you'd like that to be me?
      Joey: Yes, I would, because it is my fondest wish to continue tormenting you until the day I finally leave this institution. But if it works out that I never see you again for the rest of my life, that's fine, too.

    • Professor Hetson: Do you honestly think I'm ever going to let you into one of my classes again?
      Joey: No. Do you honestly think I'm ever going to sign up for one of your classes again?

  • 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.

  • 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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