Dawson's Creek

Season 4 Episode 18

Eastern Standard Time

0
Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Apr 18, 2001 on The WB
8.7
out of 10
User Rating
89 votes
1

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Eastern Standard Time
AIRED:
As Senior Ditch Day arrives, Joey is excited to find herself accompanying Jen on an excursion to New York under the auspices of attending a college meeting. But it's not long before Joey realizes that they're there for an entirely different reason. Jen finally talks to her father, for the first time since she left for Capeside. Jen reveals she saw her father in bed with another woman before she left.
Meanwhile, eager to infuse their relationship with a bit of spontaneity, Gretchen and Dawson take off on a road trip... but what starts out as unpredictable fun turns into one debacle after another after they get stuck in the middle of nowhere with a flat tire.
Back in Capeside, Pacey and Drue find themselves the only seniors in school on Ditch Day. Having had enough, they set out for some real fun, drinking at a bar in the best Drue style, leaving Pacey in serious doubt as to what his future will hold for him.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Thursday
No results found.
Friday
No results found.
Saturday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • It's Senior Ditch Day, Jen and Joey decide to go to New York. Dawson and Gretchen decide to take a road trip. Pacey goes drinking with Drue.

    8.5
    This was a pretty good episode. Let's start of with Jen. Jen tells her therapist about her time in New York with Joey. So Jen and Joey are in New York. I liked the whole drama that Jen went through. I liked how she remembered what happened. Her father is a huge pervert and deserves to be in jail. I'm glad that Jen is finished with therapy. Dawson and Gretchen decide to go on a road trip. They drive for 6 hours and they get a flat, and they don't have another spare tire. That guy that Dawson helped fix the car is a total jerk. I actually wanted Dawson and Gretchen to have sex but that's alright that they didn't. It's Senior Ditch Day and Pacey is thinking about his future. Did Pacey if apply to any colleges or universities? Anyways he goes out drinking with Drue, and then his brother has to bring him home because he's too drunk. 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)

Meredith Monroe

Meredith Monroe

Andrea "Andie" McPhee (recurring Season 2)

Don McManus

Don McManus

Theo Lindley

Guest Star

Rob Nagle

Rob Nagle

Dr. Tom Frost

Guest Star

Pat Hingle

Pat Hingle

Irv

Guest Star

Sasha Alexander

Sasha Alexander

Gretchen Witter

Recurring Role

Dylan Neal

Dylan Neal

Doug Witter

Recurring Role

Mark Matkevich

Mark Matkevich

Drue Valentine

Recurring Role

Watch Online

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (3)

    • This episode did location shooting in New York City, including at Grand Central Terminal.

    • Jen introduces Joey to her father calling her "Joey Potter". However, later on Mr. Lindley refers to her as "Josephine". That's pretty much of a good deduction since 'Joey' is not only a nickname for 'Josephine' and only those people close to her know her real legal name.

    • Goof: When Doug motions for Pacey to exit the cop car, Pacey again opens the door from the inside, which is unlikely to happen in a police car.

      The first two times this happened were in the episode 4x08 The Unusual Suspects.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • (Talking about NY)
      Joey: How does it surprise you every day?
      Mr. Lindley: Good question. A city like New York where everything's moving all the time at this constant driving pace, right? It's like a living organism breathing and changing, and over time your relationship to it becomes like this incredible romance, you know? At first, it's intoxicating, irresistible, and then slowly it becomes comfortable and safe. You have this cellular connection to it, as if you've known each other forever, like your oldest happiness, and sometimes you're on the outs, and sometimes you're making up, and every now and then you catch yourself in this transcendent moment where you think to yourself, "oh, my god, I'm madly in love with you, and I always will be." And I think that's when it surprises me.
      Joey: Whoa, that's a good answer.

    • (After confessing to her father she witnessed him having sex with a teenager)
      Jen: You knew, didn't you? Oh, god, all this time. My life got uglier and messier, and then you sent me away. You... you made me feel ashamed. You... you punished me for all these things that were beyond my control. You saw me standing in the doorway. Ohh! And you never said anything. I wasn't...
      Mr. Lindley: I didn't...
      Jen: No. I don't need a confession from you. That's not why I came here. I don't need you to apologize to me for all the pain that you've caused me, and I don't have to forgive you. All I have to do is forgive myself for these things that I can't change. Good-bye, daddy.

    • Gretchen: I want to make love to you so much. So much. And I really believe that that was why we came here, but it's not. I guess just as much as I want you and I love you, we're not gonna do this.
      Dawson: Why not?
      Gretchen: Because when we go there, it's not gonna be because you have something to prove to yourself. It's gonna be because we love each other, and because we're prepared to show each other what that really means.

    • (Picking Pacey up who has been reported drunk and disorderly)
      Doug: You're not satisfied with being a moron and failure. You gotta add drunk to your list of credentials?
      Pacey: (Gets angry and attacks Doug) What? This is it for me! (Doug tries to hold him off) This is my whole life right here! This is all I get.

    • Dawson: I still have my distortions and my delusions. I still think that everything should be perfect, and that Joey and I should have slept together for the first time. What I realized is that I gotta let go. You know, it's time. And there's so much ahead of me. I mean, there's college, there's... there's this new baby... and there's you.
      Gretchen: So what are you saying?
      Dawson: I'm in love with you, and I no longer remember what we're waiting for.
      Gretchen: Neither do I.

    • Jen: (To Joey) Thanks for coming with me today. I needed you.

    • Joey: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Jen, Jen! Look... after urgent realization and revelation, you travel all the way to New York City to see this man, to confront him about something in what I'm feeling will be one of the seminal moments of your entire life. I've been there... at least close enough to know that it only happens once, so you'd better take a second to think about what that's gonna be.

    • Joey: I feel like I'm not gonna see you again.
      Jen: You will.

    • Joey: You don't have a meeting at the University of New York, do you? (Jen looks at Joey like she's busted) What are we doing here?
      Jen: I gotta see my dad. I've just been thinking about things lately, why things are the way they are, and, uh, I think I'm just not gonna know until I see him. But you should take in the city. You only got one day and you got so much stuff to see. And I'm, you know, I'm gonna be fine. Most likely.

    • Teacher: Mr. Witter. My favorite and only senior. Far as I know, all the college acceptance letters have officially been sent. How are your options?
      Pacey: They are narrowing by the minute, sir.

    • (Jen is debating about staying in NY or going back to Capeside)
      Joey: Well, I can't believe it. I mean, it's so far away from where we live, Jen. I mean, honestly, I can't believe there is even any debate about whether or not you wanna go back.
      Jen: What about that thing that they always say, though, you know, that you can never really go home again?

    • Drue: So what do you say? After this quiz of yours, whence our attendance is duly noted, you and I blow off afternoon classes and we go get dangerous?
      Pacey: Boy, that sounds real tempting, but no.
      Drue: Witter. Sometimes... you just got to say what the hell and live a little.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Meredith Monroe (Andrea "Andie" McPhee) and Kerr Smith (Jack McPhee) don't appear in this episode, although they are featured in the opening credits.

    • The Twin Towers can be seen in this episode.

    • Music featured in the episode included:
      Last Lament by Susan James
      I Can't Wait To Meetchu by Macy Gray
      Bring You Down by Red Delicious
      You Belong To Me by Hypnogaja
      Love In 2 Parts by Erin McKeown
      The Preacher by Frostbit Blue
      Sad Eyed Woman by Tricky Woo
      The World Is Crazy by John Campbelljohn
      Letters From The Wasteland by Wallflowers
      Show Me by Vanessa Daou
      Sweet Jane by Cowboy Junkies

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Gretchen reminisces about "Alice, Carol, Ted and Bobby," which is a reference to the 1969 movie Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice starring Elliot Gould, Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, and Dyan Cannon.

More
Less