Dawson's Creek

Season 1 Episode 9

Road Trip

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Mar 17, 1998 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Hoping to get over Jen, Dawson agrees to skip school and join Pacey and Billy on a road trip where finds what he is looking for in another woman. Meanwhile Jen handles damage control after Joey becomes the subject of a rumor at school.

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  • I liked it!

    Dawson has a hard time getting over Jen. Billy hasn't left town because he heard that Jen broke up with Dawson. After Jen rejects him, Billy decides to take Dawson and Pacey on a road trip to the city. He takes them to a club so they could meet women and Dawson can get over Jen. Dawson meets a woman he likes, and she helps him forget about Jen. Meanwhile, Warren makes up a lie that he and Joey slept together. She and Jen get back at him. Joey tells Abby that she's pregnant. The situation gets bigger, but Warren finally backs off. Jen talks to Joey about her love for Dawson.

    This was a pretty good episode! I'm glad that Joey and Dawson are virgins by choice. I really want Joey and Dawson together! This episode gets an 8.5 out of 10!moreless
  • Dawson, Pacey, and Billy take a road trip. A guy named Warren spreads rumours about Joey at school.

    "Road Trip" is one of the most entertaining episodes in season 1. The character Billy becomes much more likable in this episode but at the same time it seems so unrealistic. And that's the only problem I have with this episode. Grams so funny letting Billy stay their because he helping out around the house knowing that Jen will never get back together with him Anyways, I love how Billy, Pacey, and Dawson take a road trip and doing crazy things. I love how Joey pretends to be pregnant to get back at Warren. It was nice to see Joey and Jen work together in this episode. I give this episode a 8.5/10.moreless
  • In this epistode Dawson is depressed about Jen. Menawhile Joey has an encounter with a jock who starts a rumor. Joey fights back while Dawson, Billy, and Pacey go to a club and scip school.moreless

    The episode begins with Dawson staring at Jens house. Joey tries to comfort him. In an attempt to forget Jen Dawson and Billy decide to go to a culb, Pacey then decides to come along. Wile there Dawson meets a woman intrested in Speilburg. Meanwhile Joey gets a ride to school with a jock. Who later escalades the drive to school to a date were the two were apparently slept together. Then Joey and Jen strike back and say that Joey is pregnant and say that the jock said it was all her problem. In the end Joey wins the rumor fight. Dawsons day was unsucessful.moreless
  • A depressed Dawson allows Billy to talk him into skipping school to go to a bar on the mainland while Jen and Joey fight against a jock and a cruel rumor.moreless

    While this episode isn't entirely necessary to the overall plot of DC, it is important to note that Joey and Jen share not only more moments of closeness but Jen helps Joey fight a cruel rumor. This episode shows how much Jen wants to be Joey friend and the lengths she will go to to show her. To celebrate the victory over the jock and the rumor, Joey buys some ice cream, goes to Jen's and shares it with her thus giving the audience the opportunity to see that if Dawson weren't between the two of them they might actually be friends. That particular point is actually discussed during one scene, of course, with each girl believing Dawson is in love with the other one.moreless
Eion Bailey

Eion Bailey

Billy Konrad

Guest Star

Eric Balfour

Eric Balfour

Warren Gary

Guest Star

Melissa McBride

Melissa McBride


Guest Star

Monica Keena

Monica Keena

Abby Morgan

Recurring Role

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