Has anyone ever noticed that the only time Dawson and Joey look at each other romantically is the beginning and end of seasons? Think about, season one ends with them kissing. Then they start season two together for 5 episodes then break-up, only to get back together at the end of the season only to break up again. Then when season three starts Joey offers herself to Dawson to get him back and he rejects her. Then after that they are friends until Joey gets involved with Pacey and Dawson finally decides that he has to be with Joey. Then at the end of season four after Pacey and Joey break up, they kiss in Dawson's room, then almost start a relationship in season five until Dawson's Dad dies. Then at the end of season 5 Joey is rushing to the airport to say that she wants to be with him, and in season six they finally sleep together, only to break up the next day. WHEW! Anybody else tired? I sure am.
My point is, the show liked to have the Dawson-Joey romance the beginning and end of the season rather than in the middle. Why is that?