Dawson's Creek

Season 6 Episode 11

Day Out of Days

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 15, 2003 on The WB
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Day Out of Days
Back in LA, Dawson is asked by the studio to direct re-shoots but is conflicted about being disloyal to his mentor. Meanwhile, Joey hasn't heard from Eddie since Christmas and finds his apartment empty; Pacey starts skipping work to spend time with Emma; Jen's insecurities as a peer counselor are compounded when C.J. is assigned to train her.moreless

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  • Dawson is put in charge of re-shooting the movie. Eddie's left town and won't call back Joey. Pacey starts skipping work to hang out with Emma. Jen doubts that she's a good counselor. Jack and David get tested for HIV.moreless

    Better episode! Dawson is going to be able to do what he's always wanted in this episode. He's going to direct the re-shooting of some scenes in the movie. I think that's awesome. I hope this isn't the last we see of Todd. Poor Joey in this episode. Eddie just left his apartment all empty and not returning her phone calls. I hope we see him again soon, and that we get some sort of explanation. I love that Hetson is going to pay Joey to babysit his daughter, and help her with her homework and stuff. Pacey is such a jerk. He was never man enough to show up and meet Emma in the end. I really thought he was going to change back to old the Pacey, but I guess I was wrong. Jen has changer her mind and has decided to be a counselor. It looks like she's very good at it. Jack and David decide to get tested for HIV, and they start talking about their sexual experiences. I always enjoy watching Jack scenes. He's really into character this season. 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

Paul Gleason

Paul Gleason

Studio Head

Guest Star

Veda Wilson

Veda Wilson


Guest Star

Kate Leahey

Kate Leahey


Guest Star

Hal Ozsan

Hal Ozsan

Todd Carr

Recurring Role

Roger Howarth

Roger Howarth

Professor Greg Hetson

Recurring Role

Megan Gray

Megan Gray

Emma Jones

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Emma studied violin as a child and her mum was a piano teacher.

    • Goof: When Todd and Dawson are at the studio, Dawson slips Todd his cell phone so that he could call him from outside because Todd doesn't have his. But, when Todd leaves the studio, he is seen grabbing another cell phone off of the table after he had already returned Dawson's and obviously did not have his.

  • QUOTES (41)

    • Dawson: You're like... barely functional, but you're... like my mentor.
      Todd: What, not Steven bloody Spielberg?

    • Dawson: I'm not gonna...
      Todd: Not gonna what? Not gonna benefit from being at the right place at the right time? That's all it is, you know. Doesn't mean you're actually going places or that you're more talented than I am, you know.

    • Dawson: I came by to apologize.
      Todd: For what? For stealin' me job?

    • (Dawson is gonna fix Todd's movie)
      Todd: I can see I'm gonna have to get one of those little Men in Black dealies, deprogram you now that our long association is over.

    • (Joey is gonna start taking care of Harley)
      Professor Hetson: $50, 3 times a week.
      Joey: 65, and I'll help the little angel with her homework, not that she'd want help from a D student.

    • Joey: What's this?
      Professor Hetson: This is 50 bucks. Ok, look, I know you're poor, but don't tell me you're so poor you've never seen 50 bucks before.

    • David: Like I couldn't tell from a mile away that you were gonna end up being way sluttier than me. What come on, jack. Give me a little credit. I mean, look at you. You're ridiculously good-looking.

    • Harley: So what? Just because I'm 15, I'm not even allowed to talk about sex?
      Joey: No, you can talk about it, and then when you're 19, you can have the unadulterated joy of looking back and realizing what an idiot you sounded like.
      Harley: Oh, right, because you're so smart now. You must know exactly what you're doing. That's why you came all this way to stalk someone who hasn't called you back since you decided to sleep with him.

    • Joey: I guess I... I had forgotten what a sophisticated woman of the world you are. Harley, you're probably not even a virgin, probably lost it years ago to a trucker named bubba, right?
      Harley: I don't get it.
      Joey: You're not supposed to.

    • Harley: (To Joey) Hello? Every third store we're passing sells liquor. Shouldn't this indicate to you that we're not in such a great part of town?

    • Emma: (To Pacey) Quit the job. Get rid of that goatee. Grow back the terrible haircut.

    • Pacey: (To Emma) Pacey at 15 was a bit of a schmuck... bad haircut, bad Hawaiian shirts, broke all the time. Dumb enough to be chasing after things he knew he was never going to get, anyway.

    • Joey: When have I ever been lucky with men?

    • Joey: (Leaves a message to Eddie on his cell phone) I'm scared now, because I don't understand why you wouldn't call me back. It's not like you, ok? And I guess I'm just scared that something may have happened to you, because--and even if something did happen to you, I wouldn't know about it, because, obviously, I'm not a very important person in your life.

    • Jack Osbourne: You'll make it worth my while?
      Audrey: Don't I always?
      Jack Osbourne: So you're saying I can go through your underwear drawer unsupervised?
      Audrey: No! That's gross! I'll sit on your lap the whole way home, ok?

    • Audrey: (To Jack Osbourne) Contrary to popular opinion, I'm not on drugs.

    • Dawson: Wait a minute. Wait... hold on a second. This is insane. This is... this is not why I came here today. This is not what I wanted to have happen.
      Heather: Well, guess what? It did. And since opportunities like this don't come along every day, I'd hop on the happy train. Or, I'm sorry, is being a director not the fulfillment of a dream you've been waiting your entire life for?

    • Jen: (To David) Like you could ever be straight. Your heart is too big, and so is your brain.

    • Pacey: (To Emma) I am not the conservative person you think that I am.

    • Professor Hetson: Let's make another one of our famous deals. You stay out of my life, and I'll do my very best to stay out of yours.
      Joey: Gladly. You know, I'm sorry for the intrusion. I guess I was naive enough to think that this might actually be about something other than your gigantic male ego.

    • Professor Hetson: That can't be Joey Potter. Guess one D isn't enough to get anyone thrown out of Worthington anymore.
      Joey: Sweet, really, your overwhelming concern for my future, but that's actually not why I'm subjecting myself to your toxic personality.

    • Todd: (To Hollywood producer) I can see how you and other people like yourself, people of lesser intelligence, might be a bit confused by my movie. And I can see how you actually don't have any new ideas of your own on how to improve it, because, after all, you're not really in the business of having ideas, are you? Oh, that's right. You think you are. Well, you're not. You're in the business of criticizing other people's ideas. Which is why, after much careful consideration, I'll be throwing your most generous offer back in your face and leaving.

    • Hollywood Producer: Heather here seems fairly confident that given enough nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, you might be able to pull something off.
      Todd: Well, that's, uh, very charitable of her. Thank you, sweetheart.

    • Dawson: (To Todd) Maybe I'm naive thinking that this whole system, this whole process, can only produce something that's a notch above mediocre, but I want this thing to be good. I want it to be as good as it possibly can be, and I don't think I would've stuck it out working for you this whole time if you didn't want the same thing.

    • Hollywood producer: Where do you think you're going?
      Todd: Oh, I'm sorry. Don't mean to be rude. There's another idiot out in the hall that requires my attention.

    • Hollywood producer: (About Todd's movie) More sex. More violence. Maybe a little twist in the plot that's not predictable from the very first frame. I mean, obviously, the goal here is to try to make this damn thing watchable.

    • David: (To Jack) The most embarrassing part is when they ask what kind of high-risk behavior you've engaged in the past 3 to 6 months. The only thing I can come up with is eating carbs after 9 P.M. and jaywalking.

    • Jen: (Over the help line) Well, of course it sucks. That's why they call it life. And what is it really, other than an endless series of mind-numbing days, one on top of another.

    • Emma: Don't sit too close.
      Pacey: I know, that overwhelming physical attraction's getting to ya, huh?
      Emma: No, that's not it, exactly.
      Pacey: Really?
      Emma: No. I just don't want anyone to know that, uh, you're with me.

    • Joey: (To Harley) You have to go back to school. I don't care how miserable it is. It's just life. Life is miserable.

    • Harley: (To Joey about Eddie) I can't believe you messed it up with him. He was amazing. He was beyond amazing.

    • Harley: (To Joey) Like you would know what it's like to have your life ruined?

    • Joey: You live here full-time now? As in full-time with your father?
      Harley: Yes. Why are you smiling?
      Joey: Sorry. It's just your father's such a great guy, he deserves to have such a well-behaved, good-natured, teenage girl living with him full-time.

    • Harley: (To Joey) Where's Eddie? He's the only nice person I know in Boston.

    • Man: Hey! How did you get in here? You don't look a day over 16.
      Harley: People always think I'm 16, but, duh, I am totally 18.

    • Joey: (Leaves a message on Eddie's cell phone) I wasn't going to call you, because, you know, you haven't called me, and I do have something called pride, though apparently not enough, because, you win, ok? I'm being the typical girl and calling you.

    • Dawson: (To Natasha) Not everyone on the planet is acting every second of their lives, you know.

    • Natasha: (To Dawson) Nice speech, by the way. And don't even bother trying to pretend that it was Todd's idea, because that puppy had you written all over it.

    • Todd: So, although it's rather out of character for me, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for all your hard work and to propose a toast. To us, and our movie. Cheers.

    • Todd: (To Dawson) ...the absolute first thing you have to remember to do when you're on set, is take a picture of Natasha's face at the exact moment when she's introduced to her new director, cause that's something I bloody well have to see.

    • Professor Hetson: Is it a girl thing?
      Joey: No! It's a human being thing.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music featured in the episode included:
      Lonely Day by Phantom Planet
      Mona Lisa by Eric Saulnier
      Hole In Your Head by Nemochrome
      Only Got One by Frou Frou
      How Long Will It Last by Colin Hay
      Crazy by Brian Sullivan

    • This episode was one of the few episodes that featured not only the entire main cast, but also almost all recurring characters. With the exception of Eddie (Oliver Hudson), they were all there.

  • ALLUSIONS (14)

    • Joey: I'll help the little angel with her homework, not that she'd want help from a D student.

      This is a reference to a previous Hetson's line from the same episode:

      Professor Hetson: That can't be Joey Potter. Guess one D isn't enough to get anyone thrown out of Worthington anymore.

    • Todd: I can see I'm gonna have to get one of those little Men in Black dealies.

      Men in Black is a 1997 science fiction comedy action movie directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.

    • Professor Hetson: Monday, everyone, Saul Bellow.

      Saul Bellow (1915-2005), was an American writer.

    • Professor Hetson: One of Bartholomew's central tenets, of course, was his belief that...

      Bartholomew Fair is a comedy by Ben Jonson.

    • David: I mean, you're no Viggo...

      Viggo Mortensen (1958-) is an American actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter.

    • Joey: She may not be as safely ensconced in Milton academy as you currently think she is.

      Milton Academy is a private, preparatory, coeducational boarding and day school in Milton (MA).

    • Professor Hetson: Since nobody seems up to the rhetorical challenge of convincing me that Norman Mailer was wrong when he dismissed all female writers as unreadable.

      Norman Mailer (1923–2007) was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, poet, playwright, screenwriter, and film director.

    • Dawson: You're digging yourself a hole in there bigger than the La Brea tar pits.

      La Brea Tar Pits are a famous cluster of tar pits located in Hancock Park (Los Angeles).

    • Joey: I don't think they're calling in hoping to talk to Kierkegaard.

      Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a Danish philosopher and theologian.

    • Joey: If you grade it on one of those who's afraid of Virginia Woolf type scales...

      Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an English novelist and essayist.

    • Joey: In retrospect, you know, I really don't think Christmas went that badly.

      Audrey: The fact that I recently destroyed your house with an automobile must have, uh, slipped my mind when I was dialing.

      These are allusions to episode 6x10 Merry Mayhem.

    • Natasha: Max got me a small part in that Spielberg film he's doing.

      Steven Spielberg is an American film director, screenwriter and producer.

    • Joey: (To Harley about her virginity) Probably lost it years ago to a trucker named Bubba right?

      This is a reference to the very first episode of Dawson's Creek entitled Pilot, when Joey and Jen are talking about their virginity:

      Joey: Please, years ago, trucker named Bubba.

    • (To Harley)
      Joey: I thought Christmas vacation is long over for the Britney and Christina set.

      This is an allusion to Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, two pop singers who were big at the time with teenyboppers.