Dawson takes Jen on a road trip to a small film festival in New Hampshire where his documentary is being honored. The spotlight is intoxicating for both of them as they share one of the single most momentous events in a boy's life.
Meanwhile, Jack brings Joey and Audrey to a frat party under false pretenses; and Pacey takes Karen on a non-romantic date.
Capeside is abuzz with rumors of a teacher's indiscretion, rumors that prove fateful for Pacey and Tamara. Meanwhile, Joey, Dawson and Jen get a life lesson when Bessie is aided by an unlikely source when she gives birth in Dawson's living room.