Dawson's Creek

Season 6 Episode 14

Clean and Sober

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Feb 05, 2003 on The WB
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In Los Angeles, Dawson visits Audrey at the rehab clinic where he spots a big time film producer named Toni Stark and follows her into a therapy session hoping to talk to the woman who will direct Dawson to better contacts. Meanwhile in Boston, Pacey throws a party at his place to celebrate his new success at his job as well as purchasing a new super-sized TV set and is surprised when Joey, still sulking over the departure of Eddie, lets loose by getting drunk and setting up a spontaneous game of spin the bottle. Jen catches the reformed alcoholic C.J. with a drink which leads to them arguing, and making up by having sex for the first time. Also, Emma tries to stay in the country to get her green card by courting a stoner to marry her until Jack offers to marry Emma.moreless

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  • Dawson visits Audrey in rehab. Pacey throws a party to celebrate his new television.

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    Awesome episode! Dawson visits Audrey and rehab. It was hilarious. They followed a movie producer all day. Audrey's southern accent was funny. And I love that therapy session. It looks like Audrey is actually getting better. Pacey throws a party and everyone goes. Joey gets drunk which is hilarious and she tells everyone all her friends secrets. Jack is nice to tell Emma he'll marry her so she can stay in the US. Jen decides not drink and wants to have a real conversation with CJ. They end up having sex. Overall, it was a pretty good episode. I give this episode a 8.5/10.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)

Mary Beth Peil

Mary Beth Peil

Evelyn "Grams" Ryan

Esteban Powell

Esteban Powell

Gus

Guest Star

Dean Mumford

Dean Mumford

Stunt Coordinator

Guest Star

Dino Muccio

Dino Muccio

Stock Broker Type

Guest Star

Greg Rikaart

Greg Rikaart

David

Recurring Role

Jensen Ackles

Jensen Ackles

C.J.

Recurring Role

Megan Gray

Megan Gray

Emma Jones

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (40)

    • Pacey: (To Joey about getting over her) I never did. How could I? Just look at you.

    • Joey: I talked to so many new people tonight. People love me.
      Pacey: And they love it when you tell them your friends' dirty little secrets.

    • Emma: Let's get married, then.
      Jack: Let's do it.
      Emma: (Laughs) Yeah, um... how much have you had to drink?
      Jack: I'm just tryin' to help you out. I mean, we already live together, right?
      Emma: Look, why do you think I asked Gus? 'Cause he's a nasty little creature who I don't care about. It's easier that way. I could never ask that big of a favor from a friend. I just... I couldn't.
      Jack: Well, you don't have to 'cause... I'm askin' you.

    • Jack: All right, well, between a loveless marriage and... and going home, don't you think going home would be a little bit better? I mean, you know, at least you'd have some time to figure some things out.
      Emma: My folks are great, don't get me wrong, but it is my mom's dying wish to see me fail at this, and I just can't give her that satisfaction.

    • C.J.: I guess I just wanted to make you happy, try to be normal.
      Jen: I would be unhappy if you were normal.

    • (After making out)
      C.J.: I think some people wanna get in here.
      Jen: Don't. Make them wait. Their coats aren't that nice anyway.
      C.J.: Well, you're the one rollin' around in 'em.

    • David: So, uh, you really used to go out with, uh, Joey, huh?
      Jack: Uh... ahem. Who have you been talking to tonight?
      David: Well, maybe if you didn't keep ditching me to go make out with women...

    • Audrey: I don't think I left things on the best of terms out there.
      Dawson: It can all be just like it was. Minus the bad parts.

    • Audrey: You seem a little less self-absorbed than when you got here. You better get yourself back to L.A. Proper fast.
      Dawson: (About Toni Stark) Yeah, really. I don't know, I think it was just seeing somebody I admire so much give up on life like that. I don't know, I might be floundering for my next move, but I'm not that bad.

    • Dawson: So they're really gonna put you on dish duty, huh?
      Audrey: Oh, please, that's a godsend. It gets me out of kumbaya-ing for the night.

    • (Gus crashes Pacey's tv sitting on it)
      Pacey: Oh, you're gonna die!
      Gus: I just... I just wanted to see how much weight it would hold.

    • Joey: Come on, Gustav, spin.
      (Gus spins the bottle and it ends up pointing at Joey)
      Joey: New rule... no tongue.

    • Audrey: (About Dawson) He's just... the kinda guy who always believes the best in people.

    • Jen: Years of sobriety shot to hell over a question of etiquette with a guy who threatened to punch you in your face?
      C.J.: I don't expect you to understand.
      Jen: Well, thank god for that.

    • Jen: So you're drinking?
      C.J.: You know, I'd be much more inclined to answer your question if you weren't lookin' at me like I just... killed Grams drunk driving.

    • Audrey: You made a colossal fool out of yourself in front of some producer. I say... why not do it again?
      Dawson: You're not just encouraging me because you've been in rehab for a month and you're bored out of your mind, are you?

    • Emma: Say, uh, are you two getting to know each other?
      Jack: Unfortunately.
      Gus: Yeah, no, your old man's cool. Doesn't even seem all that gay.

    • Gus: (About his reasons to marry Emma) Free room and board, man. Plus, she said she'd cook for me.
      Jack: Uh... yeah, you know, she's not exactly a cook. Um... she just throws stuff in a blender, and then she just kinda hopes...
      Gus: Whatever, man. She's got a nice rack.

    • Jack: Are you sure you thought this marriage thing through? I mean, no offense, Gus, we just met tonight, but uh, it's movin' awful quickly.
      Emma: Yeah, that's sort of the point, Jack. My visa ran out as soon as I quit school, which means I have no right to be here unless I... marry some Yankee bastard.

    • Joey: (To Pacey) You know what? I am a good catch.

    • Joey: I push people away.
      Pacey: No, that's not true.
      Joey: Oh, no? Then why do they go out to sea or move across country or follow their dreams just because I told them to? There's always something better out there than me (Begins to tear).
      Pacey: Whoa. I think, perhaps you're looking at this the wrong way. Maybe it's just that you're such an amazing woman, you make these guys wanna be better men.

    • Joey: You know, C.J. I just... I really think it's great how you've turned Jen around. Because before, believe me, I mean, she was... she was a troubled young lady.
      C.J.: So she says.
      Joey: She killed a girl once.

    • Jen: (About C.J.) He refused, right, when you offered him the drink?
      Pacey: No, of course not. Who does that?
      Jen: Oh, god. Alcoholics. Recovering alcoholics tend not to drink.

    • Jen: (To David) I think it's a good party. All these different types of people mixing and what not, and-and there's been no punching in of C.J.'S face. That's good. I like that.

    • Toni: You got nice hands, Dawson Leery. I'm Toni Stark.
      Dawson: I know who you are. You're... a genius.
      Toni: Yeah. Something like that.

    • Joey: You'll think this is funny, but... Jack... when I first met him... mm-hmm. He was... shy and kinda dorky. Seriously. (Laughs) I mean, to be honest, I never would've known he liked me, except for... there was that one time I was sketching him for class... he got excited. Waaaaah.
      David: No.

    • Pacey: I heard that things haven't been going so great for you lately, but I have confidence that you're gonna get through this because you always do.
      Joey: Hmm. You know, I'll always be the one to wake up early, take the exam, get over the boy, drive the roommate to rehab, right? 'Cause somebody's gotta do all that, right? You know what? Maybe tomorrow I won't do it and somebody else will.

    • Pacey: May I say that you look wonderful tonight.
      Joey: Thank you. I thought it was time for a shower.

    • Joey: Mm, gimme a drink. Something fruity and mind-numbing.

    • Pacey: I owe it all to Bertha.
      Joey: Please tell me you didn't name the television.

    • (They arrive to the party)
      C.J.: Nice television.
      Jen: See? I told you it wasn't gonna be so bad.

    • Audrey: (To Dawson) You're like the only person who's been cool enough to come visit me here (to the rehab center).

    • Audrey: (To Dawson) Please, for the love of Joey Potter, tell me that you brought me something to read.

    • Jack: What... what... what in the queen's name is that?
      Emma: (Laughs) Oh. Sorry. Um... that's Gus.
      Jack: Oh.
      Emma: My fiancé.

    • Jen: So, listen, I'm bringing C.J. to this party.
      Pacey: C.J., the dude from the concert.
      Jen: Yes, C.J., the dude from the concert, whose face you introduced to the brick wall, which leads me to my next point... could you possibly not punch him tonight?

    • Jen: This (the tv) is not gonna bring you happiness, you know?
      Jack: Oh, I beg to differ. See, David's here right now to check out the tv.

    • Pacey: I'd like to think that I could get back to being the person I used to be, because, in my opinion, he was actually a pretty good guy.
      Joey: You still are, Pacey. You've always been this madcap genius just waiting for potential to kick in. It just so happened to kick into overdrive. I'm very proud of you.

    • (About a tv set)
      Pacey: Joey, don't be jealous just because she can do things that no man has ever known before.

    • (About a tv set)
      Pacey: My god, she is gorgeous.
      Jack: Even I can appreciate that.
      Pacey: (Sighs) And this one, she knows how to turn on the fun.

    • Joey: Oh. I forgot. You're still not over me.
      Pacey: (Chuckles) Really?
      Joey: Oh, remember? Christmas dinner from hell? That was one of Audrey's enlightened comments, you're still not over me.
      Pacey: Right. Of course.
      Joey: That must suck.
      Pacey: Oh, it does. You have no idea the hardships I go through trying to maintain a friendship with a dream girl such as yourself. You have no idea.
      Joey: Gets lonely?
      Pacey: It does. I cry myself to sleep every night, but Jack and I cuddle. That eases the pain. He's very loving.
      (They both laugh).

  • NOTES (4)

    • Spanish title: Completamente Sobrios, meaning Fully Sober.

    • Music featured in the episode included:
      The Truth Is Out by The Andersons
      Drop Out by Heavy Stud
      Thanks Dave by Nemochrome
      Shining Stars by Morella's Forest
      Crazy by Schnockered
      Hole In My Heart by Glen Echo
      Find Yourself by Universal Honey
      Beacon Street by Red Chord
      Take It Off by The Donnas
      Ragged Dick by Choo Choo La Rouge
      If I Didn't Have U by Lava Baby
      To Be Alone by Danny Blitz
      Don't Kiss Me Now by Moxie
      Sometimes by Jay Hansen Project
      Honey & The Moon by Joseph Arthur
      My Friend by Annie Palmer

    • This is Megan Gray's final appearance as Emma Jones. Her departure from the series is strongly hinted of her going back to England, but never confirmed.

    • In the opening scene, the blue screen effect was used to place Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson in front of some already existing footage shots inside a Best Buy store. The actors themselves didn't actually film the scene inside the store.

  • ALLUSIONS (22)

    • Dawson: I think you needed to hit rock bottom before you snapped out of it.
      Audrey: Yeah, but I didn't hit rock bottom until a couple of weeks after that.

      Allusion to episode 6x13 Rock Bottom where Audrey decides to go to rehab after almost being raped while drunk.

    • Dawson: Well, how 'bout the time you drove the car through the house and damn near killed us all?

      Audrey: ...tellin' people things they didn't need to hear just 'cause I wanted to see the looks on their faces. You know, pushin' people away who were just tryin' to help me.

      Audrey: Do you think... that there is still a house for me to come home to after all the construction's done and what not?

      Allusions to episode 6x10 Merry Mayhem where Audrey crashes the car against Dawson's house after exposing some unsettling facts.

    • Joey: I push people away. Pacey: No, that's not true. Joey: Oh, no? Then why do they go out to sea or move across country or follow their dreams just because I told them to? There's always something better out there than me. Allusion to episode 4x22 The Graduate where Pacey leaves to work in the Caribbean, 4x23 Coda where Dawson moves to LA to start a film director career, episode 5x20 Seperate Ways (Worlds Apart) where she tells Charlie to go on tour with his band and 6x13 Rock Bottom where Joey convinces Eddie to move to LA and pursue a writing career.

    • Joey: (About Jen) She killed a girl once.
      C.J.: What?
      Joey: Abby Morgan.

      Jen: (To Joey) Don't mess with me because I've killed before.

      Allusions to episode 2x18 A Perfect Wedding where Jen and Abby get drunks and Abby dies after falling off a pier.

    • Joey: You'll think this is funny, but... Jack... when I first met him... mm-hmm. He was... shy and kinda dorky. Seriously. (Laughs) I mean, to be honest, I never would've known he liked me, except for... there was that one time I was sketching him for class... he got excited...

      Allusion to episode 2x10 High Risk Behaviour where Joey paints Jack in the nude and he gets excited.

    • Pacey: C.J., the dude from the concert.
      Jen: Yes, C.J., the dude from the concert, whose face you introduced to the brick wall.
      Allusions to episode 6x08 Spiderwebs where Pacey gets into a quarrel with C.J. after finding out that he slept with Audrey.

    • Joey: I'm in dire need of cheer and libations after Eddie up and decided to make something of himself.

      Allusion to episode 6x13 Rock Bottom where Joey convinces Eddie to move to LA and pursue a writing career.

    • Jen: No, I'm goin' the clean and sober route tonight.

      Jen cites the episode title.

    • Emma: What in the queen's name is that?

      Allusion the the queen Elizabeth II of England.

    • Emma: And if at some point some Christian bale type does descend upon me, so to speak...

      Christian Bale (1974-) is a Welsh-born English actor.

    • Audrey: It gets me out of kumbaya-ing for the night.

      Kumbaya is spiritual song from the 1930s traditional used as a campfire song in scouting.

    • Joey: This isn't like... 7 minutes in heaven. You guys have to come back.

      7 minutes in heaven is a kissing game in which two randomly chosen participants acceed to a private area for 7 minutes.

    • Audrey: Dawson, give a girl a break and dance, monkey, dance!

      Dance, monkey, dance! is an arcade game.

    • Emma: When am I gonna need to know the origin of the baroque period anyway?.

      The Baroque was a cultural period that flourished at the beginning of the 17th century in Rome, Italy. It applied to all arts.

    • Dawson: Listen, Babybird.

      Babybird is a British band and also the nickame of its lead singer while performing as solo artist.

    • Dawson: She used to work for Spielberg's production company.

      Steven Spielberg is an American film director.

    • Audrey: Anything but the Bible.

      The Bible is a collection of religious texts.

    • Audrey: A Jane magazine, hell, I'd even settle for Martha anything.

      Jane is a womens' magazine founded by Jane Pratt.

    • David: Holy big-screen, Batman.

      Batman is a comic book superhero created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger.

    • Pacey: Hey, you put any fool in a suit and he can change the world. Just look at Trading Places.

      Trading Places is a 1983 movie directed by John Landis, starring Denholm Elliott, Dan Aykroyd and Maurice Woods.

    • Episode title: Clean and Sober.

      Clean and Sober is a 1988 movie by Gordon Caron starring Michael Keaton, Kathy Baker and Morgan Freeman.

      Clean and Sober is also a song by Anya Marina.

    • Joey: Oh, remember? Christmas dinner from hell? That was one of Audrey's enlightened comments, you're still not over me.

      Allusion to episode 6x10 Merry Mayhem.

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