Dawson's Creek

Season 2 Episode 11

Sex, She Wrote

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 20, 1999 on The WB
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Sex, She Wrote
Abby and Chris find an anonymous note at school. Abby realizes the author and intended recipient had sex the night before and in true Abby fashion, she sets to expose the affair. Working from clues about Joey's night of nude sketching with Jack, Dawson's steamy stop over at Jen's and Pacey's bed and breakfast trip with Andie. Abby calls together her list of suspects and reveals the dirty secrets of Capeside.moreless

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  • Someone leaves a mysterious note in the classroom and Abby tries to figure out who wrote it.

    "Sex, she Wrote" is a very creative episode. I love the character Abby. She's one of my favourite side characters. I love the montage at the beginning where you think everyone had sex but they didn't. I love how Abby decides to solve the mystery of who wrote th note. I love how Abby and Chris try to get Pacey, Andie, Joey, Jack, Dawson and Jen to admit about what happened the other night and none of them admit anything. I love how Abby gathers everyone in a classroom and everybodys night was revealed. With JOey sketching Jack nude, Jen and Dawson's night, then finally revealing that Pacey wrote the note. I'm so glad that Abby didn't show her project to class. It showed that Andie never tried to ruin her life and so she won't ruin Andie's life. I give this episode a 9/10.moreless
  • One of the best episodes!

    I Loved this episode! It was AMAZING! Dawson's Creeks done it again! Abby was yet again being a witch! And almost ruined everyone's lives! Her and she nosy backside is prying into others lives when Chris finds a note on the ground (talking about the previous night then saying sex changes everything so maybe we should slow things down)and gives it to Abby and she thinks of it a mystery, game, and project for school to figure out who wrote the note and who it was meant for! I was completely shocked by ending of the episode and the very end was very sweet when Pacey was talking about how scared he was and how he was falling hopelessly in Love with Andie! I Loved that part! The episode made Andie and Pacey grow closer. Even Joey and Dawson, well it made them grow!moreless
  • Good example of Dawson and Joey continuing to wreak havoc in each other's lives.

    This episode had some great moments. The fact that Pacey is scared because he is falling for Andie is cute, and I like their relationship despite the fact that I am a Joey/Pacey fan for life. I love the dramatic moment where both Dawson and Joey yell, "YES" in answer to the question if either one of them had sex. The shock on both of their faces is completely heartbreaking before Jen says that it's not true, and that this display just emphasizes that fact. Abby shows some semblance of a conscience when she doesn't bring Pacey and Andie out, but another great part of this episode is when Jen talks about Abby's viciousness.moreless
Jason Behr

Jason Behr

Chris Wolfe

Recurring Role

Edmund J. Kearney

Edmund J. Kearney

Mr. Peterson

Recurring Role

Meredith Monroe

Meredith Monroe

Andie McPhee

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: When Abbie is trying to get Pacey's signature she says: "I'm collecting signatures,". However, the movement of her lips doesn't match the speech.

    • At the end of the episode when Pacey and Andie are making up in her car during the rainstorm, they begin kissing and the camera pulls out to show their reflections in the rear-view mirror. The camera pulls in to focus on the mirror's disclaimer: "Objects in the mirror may appear closer than they appear." This could be foreshadowing future problems between Pacey and Andie.

    • Goof: The first time Abby reads the mystery letter out loud, she says "But sex changes everything." The second time, she reads: "But having sex changes everything."

    • Goof: In the scene when Dawson and Joey are waiting out the rain for the first time, the rain seems to stop pouring down quite suddenly.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Joey: Dawson, it's not about the perfect place or the perfect timing, it's about the perfect person.

    • (To Dawson and Joey)
      Abby: How sad, sexual destiny fulfilled with the wrong people.

    • Dawson: You are definitely a mystery.
      Joey: I like the way you see me.

    • Abby: Jen, it's written all over your post-coital glowing face... you finally wooed the wonder-boy into the dark side, so was it worth all the pining, all the feeling that you weren't good enough?

    • Jen: (To Abby) I don't know where you come from or just who has the misfortune of being responsible for your existence, but you're a lying manipulative and cruel person and the fact that you are only 16 years old makes me feel more sorry for you than any of the people in this room whos lives you're so intent on destroying... you're pathetic.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Chris: You know who you are, you're Nancy Drew. From Hell.

      Nancy Drew is the heroine of a popular mystery series for girls that was created by Edward Stratemeyer.

    • The title of this episode, Sex, She Wrote is an obvious reference to the hit series Murder, She Wrote (1984 - 1996) in which a mystery writer investigates murders that happen around her.