Dawson's Creek

Season 4 Episode 6

Great Xpectations

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Nov 08, 2000 on The WB
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Andie gets accepted into Harvard in advance, but accomplishing what should be the biggest thing in her life doesn't exactly makes her happy. She decides to explore different paths in her life by going to a rave. In the party, Drue gives Jen drugs and Andie ends up with them and takes them. They have a reaction with her anti-depressives which makes a disastrous combination and almost leads her to death. Mitch and Gale decide to keep their baby and things get awkward during the celebration when Gretchen brings Pacey and Joey with her.moreless

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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)

Jed Carpenter

Jed Carpenter

Map Point Guy

Guest Star

Todd Thompson

Todd Thompson

Driver #1

Guest Star

Kendrick Cross

Kendrick Cross

Medic

Guest Star

David Dukes

David Dukes

Mr. Joseph McPhee

Recurring Role

Sasha Alexander

Sasha Alexander

Gretchen Witter

Recurring Role

Mark Matkevich

Mark Matkevich

Drue Valentine

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (25)

    • Drue: (to Gretchen) Hi there, we haven't met.
      Gretchen: I don't have a problem with that.

    • Gretchen: Is it possible, even in the vaguest way, you're here because you think there's a chance something happening between us?
      Dawson: It think there is something happening between us. It's called friendship.

    • (About the rav party)
      Pacey: So, why are we here?
      Joey: We're trying something new.
      Pacey: Yeah, which only really serves to remind me how much I enjoy the old.

    • (Asking Jen for a pill)
      Andie: I'll pay you back, whatever it costs. Is it a lot?
      Jen: No, Andie, I don't care about the money, I care about you.

    • Drue: You know, it's not surprising to me that you wavered. I mean, here it is, fall quarter senior year and you still don't know what you want to do with your life. Where you want to go. Who you want to be. You know, it should would be nice to escape those questions for a little while, wouldn't it?
      Jen: Drue, I'm no longer fourteen and naïve. If you're going to try and convince me to screw up my life again, you're going to have to do a hell of a lot better than that.

    • Andie: He was telling me all about you and your social set and how you guys used to spend all of your time at the Haunt, dancing and drinking until the wee hours of the morning. According to him it was a non-stop ball of fun.
      Jen: Well, "according to him" would be the key phrase. He's the dark prince of the revisionist history.

    • Andie: Oh! Harvard! Oh! Oh my gosh. Okay, this is future in an envelope. Oh, God, or not. If it was a yes, it would be bigger, right? I mean, this is a case where size really does matter, right?
      Jen: Well, I think that size only matters when you have a full view of the entire package, really.
      Andie: So I have to open it in order to find out?

    • Joey: You know, Dawson... I think about it sometimes and wherever we go next, it's hard to imagine life without you.
      Dawson: You did pretty well for three months.
      Joey: I think you know what I mean.
      Dawson: Yeah. Yeah, I do.

    • Dawson: It's scary how things can turn so bad so fast.
      Joey: It's scary how real everything's been this year, you know? Jen and Pacey in the storm. Andie tonight. Does make you kind of realize that one of us can go at any moment for the stupidest of reasons.

    • Jen: Andie's my friend and she's in the hospital right now because of something that she got from me and you don't think I should feel bad?
      Drue: You want something to feel bad about? How about the way your quote unquote friends iced you?
      Jen: I hate the way you twist everything.
      Drue: Well, hate it all you want, but the truth still is, no matter what Andie tells them, Monday at school, they're going to treat you like this is your fault.

    • Jack: You gave my sister drugs, Jen! It should be YOU in this ambulance!

    • Andie: (High on ecstasy) I have to admit, Pace. You are the love of my life, and I am so not over you. I hope it's okay that I said that. I mean we're all really good friends, so it shouldn't be that big of a secret.
      Joey: This is news to me, Andie.
      Andie: You totally don't have to worry. Pacey is so over me. And such the faithful type. If only I had been. Maybe we'd still be together.

    • (To Gretchen)
      Dawson: When that boat sailed last summer, I didn't just lose Joey. I lost my two best friends. But, you know? You move on. And if you're lucky you make new friends like you. You're easy to talk to. You give really good advice. But I don't expect anything.

    • Pacey: I miss True Love, Jo. I mean, right now, sitting under the stairs, (Putting his arm around Joey) arm around you... I tell ya. I miss True Love something fierce.

    • Joey: Gretchen, Dawson has this way of hanging on to things since he was like 12. You know, sure he outgrows them in their proper perspective. But that doesn't always mean that they're gone. Sometimes I think they're just waiting around for the right moment to come out again... and maybe if he thinks there's the slightest chance...
      Gretchen: Do you know what I think? If Dawson is waiting for some childhood crush to come around, he's not waiting on me.

    • Joey: I'm kinda glad that we all ended up together. I mean, accidental or not, things have been getting better. Slowly.

    • (About Drue)
      Gretchen: Who is that guy?
      Dawson: Did you ever meet Abby Morgan?

    • Jen: Well, why don't you give me back the X? Jack won't see.
      Andie: (Hands her the box) Hmm... Jen, don't be mad but I sorta took one.

    • Andie: So X makes you happy?
      Jen: Mmm-hmm. And all kinds of wonderful.
      Andie: That doesn't sound so bad.
      Jen: No, it's not at first. See, it lasts about 6 hours and then it's gone. And afterwards, ironically, you're more depressed than when you started.

    • Mitch: We're glad you're here because we have something to tell you.
      Dawson: Okay.
      Gale: We have spent a lot of time thinking about this and despite all the logical reasons why we shouldn't, our hearts say that we should have this baby.
      Dawson: (Hugs his mum) I'm so happy for you! This is amazing!

    • Andie: This is supposed to be the greatest moment of my life. You know, I should feel amazing or happy or something.
      Jack: You're telling me you don't feel anything?
      Andie: No. One big, fat empty. It's probably just the medication. You know, it keeps me feeling the lows, but the side effect is it keeps me from feeling the highs too.

    • (About his old sweater from Harvard)
      Mr. McPhee: My father gave that to me the summer I got in. And I've been saving it, hoping for this moment. You look perfect.
      Andie: Daddy, I'm not perfect. Not by a long shot.
      Jack: You know, Andie, wearing the crimson certifies excellence.

    • Pacey: Aren't raves just like dances but ten times longer?
      Gretchen: I used to love high school dances.
      Pacey: Duh, you were queen of every one you ever went to.
      Gretchen: Duh, why do you think I loved them?

    • Mitch: Do you know what I love about that kid?
      Gale: Everything?

    • Pacey: I asked if it bothered you.
      Joey: No. It doesn't bother me.
      Pacey: It bothers you.
      Joey: It does not bother me. It bothers you. You just want it to bother me, too.
      Pacey: Okay, then what's bothering you?
      Joey: You.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Spanish title: Grandes Esperanzas, meaning Big Hopes.

    • Music featured in the episode included:
      Hey Pretty by Poe
      So In Love by Unknown Artist
      Far From Saved by Granian
      Block Rockin' Beats by Chemical Brothers
      Setting Sun by Chemical Brothers
      Leave Home by Chemical Brothers
      Protocol by Symbiosis
      Fields Of Gold by Eva Cassidy

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