Dawson's Creek

Season 3 Episode 21

Show Me Love

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM May 10, 2000 on The WB
out of 10
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Episode Summary

As Capeside prepares for the annual spring regatta, Dawson and Pacey compete for the winning trophy, only Joey is tired of feeling like the prize. Meanwhile, after many weeks of mixed messages, Gale makes the first move with Mitch, and after Jen finally forgives Henry for his one-track mind, he gives Jen the most romantic night of her life.moreless

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  • Pacey and Dawson compete in a boat race.

    I have very mixed feelings about "Show Me Love". I love the beginning of the episode with montage of issues that everyone's dealing with. I hated Dawson and Pacey competing in the race and I hate how they competed for Joey. It was just so annoying to watch. The other characters is the only reason I'm giving this episode a 7/10. I love how Henry was holding up a signed that said "Please Forgive Me". I love how he set up a picnic on the roof of the restaurant for Jen and I love how Jen forgives him. I love how Grams thinks that Jen had sex with Henry, but Jen says that she literally only slept with Henry. Anyways, I give this episode a 7/10.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)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • At the end of the episode, when Joey climbs through Dawson's window to take him up on the offer to 'rebulid' their friendship, the movie she brings to watch is E.T. She tells Dawson she wants to watch something with an ending she knows like the back of her hand. Dawson reminds her that E.T. tells Elliot: "I'll be right here." Joey says, "Right now those are some of the most comforting words in the world." Fans know that we have come full circle. In the very first scene of the series (Pilot episode) we open on Joey and Dawson watching E.T., lying on his bed in the same positions. We hear the music to the end of E.T. and Joey says to the unison with E.T.: "I'll be right here." We begin the series with comfortable friendship and banter. In contrast, in this episode we zoom out on Joey and Dawson glancing uncomfortably at each other as Music to my Ears plays.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (Helping Jen, Andy, and Grams prepare floral wreaths for the Regatta winners. Jack accidentally pulls the head off a flower.)
      Jack: You know? It's moments like this I'm convinced I'm straight.

    • Joey: I... I hate this. I hate all of this. God, I hate you for kissing me and forcing me to figure out what it all means, Pacey. And I hate you Dawson for... for forcing me to make a choice between our friendship and what I might have had with him. And I hate myself. I mean, I wish we could go back to the way it was. I wish I could take it all back, but I can't. Nothing is worth going through all of this. No one person is worth this. Neither one of you. And especially not me.

    • Pacey: If it weren't for Dawson, could you ever love me like that?
      Joey: What?
      Pacey: Like a soulmate?
      Joey: Pacey, please don't make me do this. Please don't make me choose.

    • Mitch: I thought there was a private party tonight.
      Gale: There is. Ours...
      Mitch: But what about business, our customers? This is an important weekend for us.
      Gale: You're more important. You always were. You always will be.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Spanish title: Enséñame a Amar, meaning Show Me How to Love.

    • Music featured in the episode included:
      Fiction by Nik Kershaw
      Sunday Morning by Better Days
      Somewhere In New Mexico by Jill Sobule
      Crush'em by Megadeth
      Let That Be Enough by Switchfoot
      Hazel by Troy Young Campbell
      Music To My Ears by Jenny Bruce
      Somebody Loved by The Weepies