Dawson's Creek

Season 5 Episode 12

Sleeping Arrangements

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 23, 2002 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Dawson and Jen realize that living together is not as much fun as they hoped it would be. Between ruined toothbrushes and bathroom overcrowding, they're getting on each other's nerves. Jen faces a new challenge at work after she turns her regular show into an advice show. In her new show she mainly gives advice to other girls with problems and in the process ends up making statements about men that hurt Dawson's feelings. She comes home expecting a fight, but Dawson surprises her saying he won't fight or lie or cheat on her. Meanwhile Melanie, Pacey's summer flame, shows at his boat, offering Pacey a job working on her uncle's new boat. She wants him to sail around the Greek Islands. After a lot of thinking, Pacey decides not to go, since he has developed a successful life in Boston working at Civilization. Jack moves into the fraternity house and gets his own room, but has some problems staying there after he discovers he was supposed to be rooming with another guy who felt uncomfortable living with a gay guy. Joey decides to give Elliott Sawyer another chance after Audrey tells her they never slept together the night Joey and he met.moreless

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  • Dawson and Jen are now living together and Dawson gets upset when Jen talks poorly of men on her radio show. Pacey is given the opportunity to go sailing again. A guy name Elliot has a crush on Joey. A guy in Jack's frat doesn't want to room with him.moreless

    Pretty good episode, but some of it was boring. Dawson and Jen are now living together under the same room. Jen is so moody. I can't believe some of the things she said on her radio show. Though, I am glad that she's getting her own radio show. Dawson looked so sad after hearing what Jen said on the radio, but I like how mature he is. It was so funny watching Grams play video games, and it creep me out that she said penis A girl named Melanie comes by to tell Pacey that her father is going on another boat cruise. I am so glad that Pacey isn't going. I actually like the place he works, and I like his boss too. I don't really like that Melanie girl and she was the boring part of the episode. Jack is moving into the fraternity and he gets a room to himself. He's happy until he finds out that he had a room mate, but the roommate didn't want people to think he's gay If I was Jack then I would have love to have a room to myself. Elliot has a crush on Joey. But Joey doesn't want to go out with him because she thought he slept with Joey. But luckily he didn't and hopefully they are going out now. I give this episode a 8/10.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)

Mary Beth Peil

Mary Beth Peil

Evelyn "Grams" Ryan

Ned Brower

Ned Brower

Elliott Sawyer

Guest Star

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Melanie Shea Thompson

Guest Star

Ken Marino

Ken Marino

Professor David Wilder

Recurring Role

Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps

Audrey Liddell

Recurring Role

Ian Kahn

Ian Kahn

Danny Brecher

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (39)

    • Pacey: For the first time in my life, I don't really feel like I have anything to run from.

    • Audrey: You never told me it was a secret.
      Pacey: Well, I never told you that it wasn't, either.
      Audrey: Oh, whatever. I don't have time for semantics, Pacey.

    • Elliott: Look, I never slept with your roommate. That is what this is about, right?
      Joey: Yeah, uh... basically.

    • Jen: You know how weird it is to live with somebody, to be with somebody who no matter what you do can always really see you? It's a little scary.
      Dawson: Mm hmm, it's a lot scary. Does it help if I remind you how much I like what I see?

    • Pacey: You look so beautiful in the morning. I mean, I don't even think there's soap in my shower.
      Melanie: Well, I've gotten used to roughing it with you.

    • Pacey: Well, I am quite the charmer.
      Melanie: That must explain how a spoiled little rich girl like me ended up fraternizing with the help all summer long.
      Pacey: Yeah, I do seem to recall a lot of fraternizing.

    • Joey: I got asked out today.
      Audrey: (Fakes a gasp) Of course, you said no.
      Joey: Of course.
      Audrey: Because you're long-suffering and insane and fixated on Dawson.
      Joey: How dysfunctional do you think I am?
      Audrey: About one lithium pill short of 'Girl Interrupted' status.

    • Joey: We can't both sleep here together.
      Audrey: Mm-hmm, sure we can. It'll be the most action this bed's ever seen.

    • Audrey: Waitressing is a bitch!
      (Audrey kicks off her boots, one of which hits the books on Joey's desks, knocking them all over)
      Joey: Nice entrance.
      Audrey: Oww, my feet feels like one enormous blister.
      Joey: I told you not to wear those shoes.
      Audrey: Okay, it's offical. You do know everything.

    • Eric: I don't want people... thinking that I'm gay. Ok?
      Jack: What? Why not?
      Eric: Because it... (Laughs nervously) I don't... I don't know. I... I don't know. I'm... I guess because I'm a bit of a homophobe or somethin'.
      Jack: Look... if you ever want to have a real conversation, my door is always open.

    • Eric: I just didn't know if I was gonna be... be comfortable around somebody's who's so openly gay.
      Jack: I understand completely. I mean, besides, I'd probably try and convert you, right? Make you dress up in some of that, what, tight designer clothing. Plus, you know, there's all those hidden messages in that... that disco music that we love to listen to so much.

    • Dawson: (To Jen) I don't know if you noticed, but we actually spent more time together when I was living somewhere else.

    • Audrey: Listen... be careful, use redundant forms of birth control, and don't push her head down. Girls don't like that.

    • Audrey: (About Melanie) She's either trying to get your attention or mine, which means she's either got really crappy taste in men, or she's a really smart lesbian.

    • Pacey: (To Audrey) Did you ever stop to think that you might not actually be my type either?

    • Audrey: You totally want me.
      Pacey: Audrey, if you're attracted to me, you can just say so. We don't have to play all these childish games.
      Audrey: Hmm, Pacey... you're really nice and everything. It's just that... I don't know. You're kind of... boring.

    • Audrey: Not that you would ever admit it, Pacey, but did you ever stop and think that you might actually like it here... I mean, this restaurant, this city, this pathetic, yet undeniable thing you've got called a life here?

    • Pacey: I'm really sorry that I gotta give you such short notice, 'cause they just told me...
      Danny: Don't worry about it, all right? Look, it's a small price to pay for the opportunity of a lifetime, right?

    • Jack: (To Blossom) Why didn't anybody want to... room with me?

    • (About Danny and leaving Civilization)
      Pacey: He's gonna be a little disappointed in me.
      Audrey: Why, because civilization can't function without you?
      Pacey: No, because he's taken a lot of time and energy to teach me what he knows.

    • Audrey: So... are you gonna tell me what's wrong or am I gonna have to punch you in the face?
      Pacey: How are you so sure there's something wrong with me?
      Audrey: Well, because usually you're so high energy, which can be kind of annoying, but I have to say something... high-energy Pacey is way cooler than sullen Pacey.

    • Professor Wilder: It never hurts to remain on a first-name basis with the person you used to be, otherwise he, or she, may come back to haunt you when you least expect it.

    • Professor Wilder: How do you know there's a girl in the book?
      Joey: Well, there's always a girl in the book.
      Professor Wilder: You know, ms. Potter, you're getting a little too sassy for your own good here. Pretty soon you're gonna have all the boys in my class flirting with you, not that it's any of my business.

    • Jen: Eventually, one way or another, men leave.
      Meryl: There must be something you can do.
      Jen: Well, frequent sex usually helps, for a while. Keeping some things to yourself is actually really good, but honestly, unless you're blessed with a proclivity for other women, the best way to deal with men is the same as any other major disaster. You gotta know what's coming, and you have to be prepared.

    • Grams: I like to think I've come a long way over the past few years with Jennifer's help. Once upon a time, I couldn't even say the word penis.
      Dawson: You know what, it would... it would be fine by me if you never said it again.

    • Grams: Jack left this behind. I think it must be the work of the devil.

    • Danny: Pacey, you're good, Pacey. You are good. You are by far the most naturally gifted culinary freak I have ever had the good fortune to stumble across.

    • Danny: You never call me gorgeous.
      Audrey: That's because you're old enough to be my father, Danny.

    • (Jack gets a single room for himself)
      Dawson: Jack, this will fit your porn collection, right?
      Jack: Yeah. That's funny. He's kidding.
      Blossom: Hey, that's the beauty of having a single. 100% privacy.

    • (Helping Jack move in the frat house)
      Dawson: This is a big step, man. You excited?
      Jack: Yeah. Living in the house is gonna be a blast.

    • Jen: (About Dawson) It's kind of hard to think of him as my boyfriend 'cause I've known the guy for years.

    • Professor Wilder: Joey, is there anyone in this class with whom you would wish to become better acquainted?
      Joey: Is this a trick question?

    • Jen: You have no idea how much makeup it takes to look like you're really not that into makeup.
      Dawson: I thought I knew all your secrets.
      Jen: You'll never know all a girl's secrets.

    • Melanie: (To Pacey) I should go before this boat stirs feelings that I have neither the time nor the luxury to act on.

    • (After knowing that Pacey works in Civilization
      Melanie: Talk about shattering a girls faith in the natural order of the universe.

    • Melanie: Hey, don't I know you from somewhere?
      Pacey: Well, I don't know. All of us male models tend to look the same.

    • Dawson: I'm not your other boyfriends. I'm not going to fight with you, I'm not going to lie to you, and I'm not going to cheat on you. I'm going to the movies. If you want to come with me it would be great, if not I'll see you when I get home. Because I will come home and I'm going to keep coming home no matter how hard you try and push me away. Now you can either take my word for it or you can keep on testing me, either way Jen, the results are going to be the same.

    • Audrey: Bawdy?! You make me sound like I'm Bette Midler or something!

    • Jack: Besides, Jen and I have done this Will & Grace thing for quite too long.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Audrey uses the expression sucks to be you both in this episode and in 6x03 The Importance of not being too Earnest.

    • Spanish title: Reparto de Alojamiento, meaning Accommodation Distribution.

    • Pacey's girlfriend from the Summer cruise to the Caribbean is called "Melanie Shea Thompson". It sounds more than coincidental that, according to the end credits, there is a crew member on Dawson's Creek with the name Melanie Shea, Assistant To Mr. Kapinos, Executive Producer. Apparently this is an inside joke, used as 'Easter Eggs' by naming characters after crew members.

    • Music featured in the episode included:
      Prince In The Road by Melissa Pearl
      My Shirt Looks Good On You by Catie Curtis
      Figure You Out by The Dorks
      Song For Ben by Euonym
      Sonni by Ethers Void
      I Know You By Heart by Katrina Carlson
      Pink Star by B'ehl
      Joy Ride by Idol
      All Because Of You by Chris Emerson
      Meet You Half Way There by Student Rick

  • ALLUSIONS (18)

    • Joey: How dysfunctional do you think I am?
      Audrey: About one lithium pill short of 'Girl Interrupted' status.

      Girl, Interrupted

    • Pacey: The Van de Brigands.

      The Van de Brigands is a scouts group.

    • Audrey: How was your, uh, dangerous liaison?

      Les Liaisons dangereuses (English: Dangerous Liaisons) is a French epistolary novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.

    • Pacey: That pretty much sounds like the greatest Jimmy Buffett song never written.

      James Buffett (1946-) is a singer and songwriter.

    • Joey: You met him at the beginning of the year at the Boston bay parties... cute and blond, has this, uh, Crispin Glover thing.

      Crispin Glover (1964-) is an actor, filmmaker and musician.

    • Jack: You're making me feel like some kind of Tarantino freak, man.

      Quentin Tarantino is an American film director.

    • Pacey: Well, hey, if the shoe fits.

      This is an allusion to the fairy tale Cinderella.

    • Joey: A whiz-bang ride through the twisted soul of... Neal Pollack.

      Neal Pollack (1970-) is an American writer and journalist.

    • Jen: Harsh reality is that there is no Santa Claus.

      Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, is a male figure who in most Western cultures, is the gifts bearer on Christmas Eve, December 24th.

    • Grams: Once upon a time, I couldn't even say the word penis.

      This is an allusion to the Pilot episode:

      Jen: I'll tell you what Grams. I'll go to church when you say the word penis

    • Jen: I will not, under any circumstances, play Limp Bizkit.

      Limp Bizkit is an American metal band from Florida.

    • Jen: I give you the stylings of Tenacious D, with their rousing little ditty, Explosivo.

      Tenacious D is a rock band.

    • Jen: You've got your Britney, you've got your N'Sync, blah, blah, blah.

      Britney Spears is an American singer.

      N'Sync is a pop group.

    • Elliott: (To Joey) I met you back at that party at the beginning of the year. That Boston bay party.

      Joey: (To Elliott) That night that we met, um, it's sort of taken on this totally mythic significance that it really shouldn't have. I mean, a lot of weird things did happen, but a lot of other weird things didn't. Yeah, I... I was... I was waiting on a friend.

      Allusions to episode 5x01 The Bostonians.

    • Pacey: Melanie Shea Thompson. I always had this funny feeling that your and my paths were gonna cross again.

      Allusion to episodes 4x13 Hopeless and 5x02 The Lost Weekend.

    • Audrey: Bawdy?! You make me sound like I'm Bette Midler or something!

      Bette Davis Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress and comedian.

    • Jack: Besides, Jen and I have done this Will & Grace thing for quite too long.

      A reference to Will & Grace sitcom where girl and her gay best friend live together... much like Jen and Jack did for a while.

    • Jen: Producers seem to think that I'm Boston bay's answer to Carrie Bradshaw.

      Carrie Bradshaw is the protagonist of the show Sex and the City.