Dawson's Creek

Season 1 Episode 13

Decisions

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM May 19, 1998 on The WB
9.2
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In the season finale, Dawson and Joey confront their true feelings. Joey, visits her father in prison, and debates leaving to go to France. Jen's Gramps passes away and she turns to Dawson for comfort.

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  • Joey has to decide whether or not to visit her dad in jail. Dawson has figure out his feelings for Joey. Jen's grandfather makes a sudden recovery.

    10
    "Decisions" is an amazing season one finale! It has both humour and intense scenes. Joey having to visit her dad whose in jail is very intense. I'm glad Dawson went with her. It got all dramatic when she said she hated him. I loved how Pacey went with Joey so she could tell her dad how she really feels. I love how he said he loved her and they a nice moment. It was so awesome how Jen's grandfather recovered and then so sad when he had another stroke. I liked that she climbed into Dawson's window and he comforted her and stayed the night. It was awful how Joey climbed to Dawsons window and saw Jen and Dawson together and tooke off. Jen's grandfather dying was so sad. It got ever sadder when Jen finds Grams in the church, and she looks strong, but thens he breaks down crying. I love the ending of the epsidoe with DAwson finding Joey in his closet and they share a passionate kiss. I give this episode a 10/10.moreless
  • One of the best!

    10
    It was probably the first time in a teen show that the two main caracters got together in the first season . I loved it ! And I especially liked the fact that Dawson chased Joey this time , since she spent most of the first season chasing after him . It is a great episode , because for the first time Dawson could see Joey for what she really was : beautiful , and recognize it , even when she didn't have any make-up on . It was great ! I remember the actual day I saw it for the first time .moreless
  • At last!

    10
    Joey has an oppurtunity to go to France. Joey goes to visit her dad in prison. She hates him, but she doesn't want to tell him how she feels. Dawson goes with her and Joey's dad talks to him. Pacey has more family trouble. They think he's a goof. Jen's grandfather wakes up. He goes to the hospital, but he has a stroke and dies. Grams is really sad and Jen turns to God. Joey and Pacey go to visit her father again. She tells him how she feels and he tells her that he loves her. He also says Dawson loves her. Jen stays over with Dawson after Gramps dies. Joey finds them and runs away. Dawson looks for her. When he finally finds her, they talk and then kiss.



    This episode was great! I love Joey and Dawson finally together! I felt bad for Grams and Jen. I missed Mitch and Gale though. This episode gets a 10 from me!moreless
  • This is truly one of my favorite Dawson's Creek episodes. It is one of the most open and honest episodes i've seen. Love it.

    10
    This is truly one of my favorite Dawson's Creek episodes. It is one of the most open and honest episodes i've seen. I have to give it to the actresses of this episode. The scene with Joey and her father at the prison shows just how far katie holmes had come as an actor in just the first season. It was beautiful and heart-wrenching. Every moment between Jen and her grandfather, or about her and her grandfather, is incredibly real and every look she gives to her grandfather rings true. This is evident in the scene in the church between Jen and grams as they morn his death. This episode is one where at one point all the main characters stop hiding behind their words and have true moments of honesty.moreless
  • "Dawson, I am so tired of dancing around all these big words. I just wanna be honest with you..."

    10
    Dawson and Joey finally move beyond the friendship stage in this season finale. Joey has got an offer to go to France, and Dawson fears losing her. Joey also expresses fear that France is her way out, but it would be like running away and leaving loose ends untied. The whole episode involves Joey and Dawson wanting to confront their feelings but fearing them at the same time.



    Jen is rather annoying in this episode. She uses her grandpa's deteriorating state as an excuse to get closer to Dawson again, and is more upfront about her jealousy of Joey than ever. She even resorts to sleeping overnight at Dawson's, and not showing any consideration for Joey's feelings when she catches them together the following morning. Luckily, things work out by the episode's end, and the "will-they-won't-they couple of the millenium" share an angst-filled, tender, passionate first real kiss. Which is probably the most memorable moment of the entire show, because it had been built up for so long.



    Fantastic DC episode. A pivotal point for Dawson/Joey. Rather bittersweet, especially when Jen's grandfather dies after being announced to be getting better. We see Joey's dad for the first time, in prison, upset about Joey's lack of willingness to make a connection with him. But there is a nice father-daughter bonding moment near the end. Two memorable songs are also in this episode, in relation to Dawson/Joey - "I'll Be" and "God Bless The Broken Road".moreless
Richard Fullerton

Richard Fullerton

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Dylan Neal

Dylan Neal

Deputy Doug Witter

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Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams

Mike Potter

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Ed Grady

Ed Grady

Gramps Ryan

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