"Swan Song" would be the perfect title were it the last episode of the series; and the storyline even treated it as such - everyone's storyline wrapped up nicely from Dawson's going off to make a movie knowing Joey loved him, Joey apparently off to Paris; Jen's on her way to reconcilewith her parents, Pacey off to California with the love of his life and even baby Lily let's us know she's not going to forget her "dada".
Can anyone answer this question, because I only recently became a huge Dawson's fan - was there a concern that the series was going to end after the 5th Season? Had it not been picked up while filming the last episode? Was everything neatly wrapped up in a bow for that reason?
Also - during the original airing life of Dawson's Creek were there any salary disputes? Did any of the major actors talk of leaving the series before it ended? Also, along the same lines, did Meridith Monroe and John Wesley Shipp want to leave the series or were their characters sent away and killed off (respectively) purely for plot purposes?
What other kinds of issues might have made the gossip headlines during the original airing of this gem of a series?