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Dawson's Creek

Season 2 Episode 5

Full Moon Rising

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Nov 04, 1998 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Parental problems cast a pall over Dawson and Joey's new romance. Pacey is troubled when he sees the McPhee's homelife. Jen has a date that makes Abby jealous and Joey and Jack share a kiss.

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  • Pacey asks out Andie. Jen prepares for a date with Vincent. Jack and Joey are stuck at work with a mysterious customer. Mitch and Gail's open marriage breaks to pieces.

    "Full Moon Rising" was an awesome episode! I like that Pacey asks out Andie. I really like how you get a little bit of a backstory on Andie. It's sad that the mother is crazy , but I'm glad that Andie explained to Pacey that her oldest brother Tim is dead. I liked how Pacey held Andie as she cried. I actually enjoyed Jen's plot in this episode. I love how Abby was in Dawson's room spying on Jen and Vincent from the window. I liked how Jen and Vincent were about to have sex and Jen realizes she's way too young for this guy and so she stops it. I didn't like how Vincent didn't care that she was 16. I love how Grams came in and scared him off. It was sad when she started crying about it. I love Jack and Joey's kiss. It was all out of nowhere and it was fun. I don't like the Mitch and Gail's open marriage. I'm glad that they decide that they will live apart because the characters get less annoying. I love the ending montage. I give this episode a 9/10.moreless
  • Great episode, as usual from Dawson's Creek, as Andie and Pacey get closer and so does Jack and Joey.

    Pacey and Andie decide to go on a date, and I feel like it was about time. I thought they had chemistry since they crashed each other. The date didn't go quite as planned but they ended up getting closer. It's a full moon and Joey knows something weird can happen. Jack kisses Joey and they can barely look each other in the eye after that, and this part was well-written because they seem to have a little chemistry also, but not as much as with Dawson. Also, Jen is about to have sex with the man that her and Abby met in the last episode, but she tells him thats she's only 16. It also looks like Grams is closer than ever to kicking Jen out of the house. I think the guy should have known that she was only 16, I mean, she doesn't look that old? All in all, it was another great, well put together episode.moreless
Joe Flanigan

Joe Flanigan


Guest Star

Caroline Kava

Caroline Kava

Mrs. McPhee

Guest Star

Robert Treveiler

Robert Treveiler


Guest Star

Leann Hunley

Leann Hunley

Ms. Tamara Jacobs

Recurring Role

Meredith Monroe

Meredith Monroe

Andie McPhee

Recurring Role

Kerr Smith

Kerr Smith

Jack McPhee

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Whether it was meant to be or not, when Abby says she heard the screaming of Dawson's parents, Dawson says: 'I think the dead heard it'. This could be a foreshadow to Abby's death at the end of A Perfect Wedding.

    • Goof: Jack and Joey want desperately to fix the tank pump so the lobsters can be put back in. However, once they are told how to fix it, they stop for a chat, check his table for tips, read a poem, share a moment, and start cleaning counters with no attempt to replace the lobsters in the tank.

    • Famous Firsts: Jack and Joey kiss for the first time.

    • Goof: When Pacey is at Andie's house waiting for their date, he picks up a family photo of the entire McPhee family. There is a close-up of this photo and you can see all family members including Andie's dead brother, Tim, and her father.

      -The man representing her father in the photo is not David Dukes, the actor who later plays her father (Apparently this scene was shot/photo made before David Dukes was available.)
      -The person who represents Tim, the dead brother, is different than the actor who portrayed him in Andie's delusions later in the season. The person in the photo is sandy blond haired whereas the actor who later portrayed him has dark hair.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Grams: I do not know what to do about you, child!
      Jen: Please, don't preach to me right now.
      Grams: No, there'll be no talk about God. You leave him out of it. This is between you and me. What I witnessed tonight is something I never want to see again!
      Jen: I had the situation under control. You don't have to get upset at me.
      Grams: I am not upset, I am sick! I will not allow you to slide back into your reprehensible, New York behavior. Not while you're under my care. You will not disrespect me.
      Jen: Wait a minute, I...
      Grams: No, you wait a minute, Jennifer! This behavior will not be tolerated. You will treat me with respect, and you will act like a lady. You will not degrade yourself, not under my roof, and not in my lifetime! Have you no respect for yourself?

    • Abby: I cannot belive you would hit me. Me! You're my best friend!
      Jen: Best friend? Abby, need I remind you that in the past two days, you have called me a bitch, a slut, and a loser?
      Abby: Yeah. But I would never physically hit you.
      Jen: You're warped! Why don't you just go home?
      Abby: Why? Is the dork from the docks commin' a callin'?

    • Abby: Look, let's never let a guy come between us again. Men will come and go, but you and I are kindred spirits. We're rebels bond by the common need to break out of this small town abyss.
      Jen: Okay, are you sure you're okay with this whole guy thing?
      Abby: Absolutely.
      Jen: Good, because I've been dying to tell someone. I've got a date with Vincent.
      Abby: You bitch!
      Jen: What?
      Abby: After everything I've done for you, how could you steal him from me?
      Jen: Are you out of your mind? He doesn't even know that you exist, Abby.
      (Jen begins to walk away and Abby starts following her)
      Abby: You might want to stop and pick up some condoms. You're in the big leagues now, babe. I mean that guy probally has illegimate kids scattered up and down the eastern seaboard.
      Jen: Shut up, Abby.
      Abby: Yeah, he probally likes it kinky. After all, you are the girl from New York City, right?
      Jen: I'm warning you, back off!
      Abby: Yeah, old Vince probably knows an easy lay when he sees one!
      (Enraged, Jen suddenly turns and slaps Abby hard across her face, almost knocking her down)
      Jen: Don't you ever talk to me again, ever!

    • Pacey: Andie, what's the problem?
      Andie: Tim died. He's dead, ok?

    • Jack: What other time in your life are we gonna be exposed to so many walks of life. People who randomly cross your path, telling you their stories, hopes, dreams.
      Joey: Ways to blame us for their food being cold, not enough clams in their chowder.
      Jack: Why are you so angry?
      Joey: Its just the full moon, its got me freaked.
      Jack: Not just tonight. All the time.

    • Pacey: Have you ever noticed how the most interesting thing about a porn film is the title. I mean think about it. You've got your Sperminator, Romancing The Bone.
      Andie: I don't know why they try to be so clever. I mean they should all have the same title, "Woman Pacey will never do."
      Pacey: Ouch. You know McPhee, all this verbal sparring we're doing is getting a little dangerous, so we should just go on a date before someone gets hurt.
      Andie: Forget it.
      Pacey: Oh come on, you know you want to.
      Andie: Well, maybe if I was asked politely.
      Pacey: Ok. Andie, would you like to go on a date with me tonight.
      Andie: (Shrugs her shoulders) Ok.
      Pacey: Well, don't sound so enthusiastic.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Pacey: You've got your Sperminator...

      The name Sperminator is a reference to the film, The Terminator that was released in 1984 and launched Arnold Schwarzenegger's career.