Dawson's Creek

Season 4 Episode 6

Great Xpectations

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Nov 08, 2000 on The WB
9.0
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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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  • Andie gets into her Harvard and since her medication makes it hard for her to be excited, she takes an ecstasy pill to make her feel happy. Dawson goes to the rave to celebrate Gale's and Mitch's decision to have the baby.moreless

    10
    I love this episode. There was so much drama in this episode. Andie gets accepted into Harvard in this episode. To celebrate everyone goes to a rave. Jen still has the ecstasy pills Drue gave her and Andie catches her with it. Andie still hasn't feel the excitement of getting into Harvard, so she takes the ecstasy. Normally I would find it funny with someone acting so high, but I felt the drama, which is good. I love the drama with her crashing, and ending up in the hospital. Poor Jack having to see his sister crash, I felt so sorry for him when he started crying. Mitch and Gale decide to keep their baby. I am so glad that they are keeping their baby. As much as I love drama, I hate abortions.I like the friendship speech Dawson made to Gretchen in this episode. I also liked the conversation between Dawson and Joey at the end of the episode. I liked when Pacey revealed that he misses True Love. I also like how Dawson points out the Drue is the male version of Abbey Morgan. Anyways since I love Andie and there was drama in this episode, I give it a 10/10.moreless
  • The Dawsons gang go to a rave and don't have such a good night due to a variety of circumstances.

    10
    This one happens to be one of my favourite episodes! Andi McPhee steals an extacy tablet from Jen Linely and ends up rampaging around the place high as a kite. Apart from a few puzzed faces, nobody really notices what's wrong with her. The rest of the gang (especially Joey and Pacey) aren't too impressed by the rave and Andi is further led astray by Drue Valentine. The night eventually ends in tragedy when Andi collapses on the bouncy castle and is rushed away in an ambulance. I like this episode because it paimts quite an accurate picture of the rave scene, but it is also very obvious that the Dawsons gang really don't fit in to that part of modern culture. Sometimes this programme can be guilty of ignoring the outside world and concentrating on small town life in a sometimes rather twee setting, so it was really refreshing to see a bit of gritty real life in a Dawsons context. Brilliant!moreless
  • Everyone goes to a "Rave" with almost tragic results as Andy takes (steals) an estacy tablet from Jen, which has a reaction with her anti-depression medicine, and is rushed to the emergency room.moreless

    8.0
    First impressions are lasting. Andy is rushed to the emergency room and Somehow the fact that Andy took the pill is overlooked and Jack holds Jen, who has a background of irresponsible behavior and drug use, responsible.

    As always they’re also the ongoing stories.

    Gail and Mitch decide to have the baby much to the delight of Dawson and Joey.

    Pacey and Joey notice the growing friendship between Dawson and Gretchen.

    Andy confesses that she is still in love with Pacey.

    Drew tries to convince Jen that he is the only alternative for her when her friends turn on her.moreless
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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