Dawson's Creek

Season 3 Episode 20

The Longest Day

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM May 03, 2000 on The WB
9.5
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In a story that replays the same day's activities from three different perspectives (as in the 1999 movie Go), Joey and Pacey vacillate on the ways to tell Dawson about their feelings for each other. But when the truth does come out, Dawson's reaction is the one they hoped they wouldn't get. Meanwhile, Andie, who thought she was over Pacey enough to date, accepts a date with Capeside visitor Will, but their first date is ruined when she also learns about Joey and Pacey.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • DC gets the "Go" treatment which also starred Katie Holmes.

    10
    This one of my favorite episodes and one of the show's best. We get everyone's perspective in this episode which means the storyline repeats itself until the final ending. This is the episode where everyone finds out about Joey and Pacey's secret love affair. Dawson finds out form Jen because she thought he already knew. The scene between Joey and Andie at the library was funny. Both ladies played that scene well. Dawson was a jerk and Joey was stupid. You're going to choose the guy who told you, you had to choose? You have no backbone. Doug was a bad big brother in this. Who tells their young sibling something like that? You're supposed to take his side. What Jen told Henry was funny. Jen cares about her friends. This episode is very re watchable.moreless
  • End.....

    10
    The beginning of the end....







    one of the top episodes
  • Pacey and Joey struggle to tell Dawson about their relationship.

    10
    "The Longest Day" is one of the best Dawson's Creek episodes. The episode was shot very beautifully. I love how this episode was shot in different points of view. I love how the day restarts each time it's a different person's point of view. One of of the most amazing things happen in this episode: Joey and Pacey fall in love. It's official. It's so funny how Jen accidentally tells Dawson about Joey and Pacey. Then it gets kind of sad because I love the character Andie and Pacey and Andie are still one of my favourite couples on the show. But, anyways, she reveals that she still has feelings for Pacey. I love the ending of this episode. I just love how everyone finds out about Pacey and Joey. The only thing that I didn't like was Henry being a jerk to Jen and not listening to her. But I love Jen kicking Henry out of her house. I give this episode a 10/10.moreless
  • One of the best episodes of the series

    10
    This episode, with the four different perspectives of the day, is amazing. The acting is brilliant, the storylines fabulous, and the music, as always, perfect.

    First, Joey and Pacey are struggling to tell Dawson about their blossoming relationship. They start in the boat shack making out and trying to find the right way to tell Dawson about their relationship. We then see poor Andie in the library telling Joey that something may be happening again between her and Pacey. Shoot to another scene where Jen accidentally lets it slip to Dawson that something's up. And finally, bring in Dawson, Joey, Pacey, and Andie (with her date) in the most emotional scene of the episode. Joey and Pacey are arguing on Dawson's front lawn as neither of them can bring themselves to tell him what is going on. Enter Andie with her date, who also does not know that Pacey and Joey are "together." The looks of heartbreak on the faces of Dawson and Andie are absolutely priceless. Brilliant work by James Vanderbeek and Meredith Monroe.

    A sad, pivotal episode in the brilliant series that is Dawson.moreless
  • This episode changes everything.

    9.6
    Joey and Pacey finally show us that this is more than a hormonal glitch. Their feelings for each other are very real. Possibly stronger than even they ever imagined. Now they have to tell Dawson about their newly developed relationship. However, Dawson finds out before they can tell him, when Jen spills the beans accidentally. Pacey goes to tell Dawson and is stopped abrubptly by Joey. He then catched them outside his bedroom window arguing about the future of their relationship. When confronted, Pacey tells Dawson about he and Joey. Only for Dawson to reveal he already knows. Enter Andi, who is on a date with Will. She too is crushed by the news of Pacey and Joey. Needless to say, this doesn't end well... for anyone.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)

Rodney Scott

Rodney Scott

Will Krudski

Guest Star

Jonathan Lipnicki

Jonathan Lipnicki

Buzz Thompson

Guest Star

Dylan Neal

Dylan Neal

Deputy Doug Witter

Recurring Role

Michael Pitt

Michael Pitt

Henry Parker

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • When Joey goes to tell Dawson about her and Pacey, he is watching The Last Picture Show, a movie about a guy who loses his girlfriend to his best friend. This is also the same movie Dawson and Joey saw on their first date.

    • Goof: Although the same scenes and dialogues are supposed to be used, there are slight differences between acts 3 and 4.

      -At the end of cct 3, when Dawson confronts Joey and Pacey about their relationship, he says to Will and Andie: "Better yet, ask Joey. Ask her how long [she's] been lying to me and to you.". During this same scene in Act 4, Dawson says: "Better yet, ask Joey. Ask her how long [the two of them] have been lying to you and to me.". In act 3, Dawson also says: "Go ahead ask them, because I can't [stand to look at them]." But in act 4, he changes it to: "Go ahead ask them, because I can't [even stand to look at them anymore].".

      -The way these two scenes were shot also differs.During act 3, when Dawson is done talking he storms back into his house alone. However, in act 4 Joey follows him close behind.

    • At the beginning of the episode, Joey and Pacey are kissing in the boathouse in front of a window that looks over the dock where their friends are waiting to christen the True Love. It is not very logical that they weren't a bit more careful not to be seen.

    • When Joey is leaving Dawson's room and climbs out of his bedroom window, her microphone wire can be seen.

    • Dawson finds out about Pacey and Joey being together.

    • This episode replays the days events from three different prespectives just like the 1999 movie Go, which also starred Katie Holmes.

    • When the day starts over the second time and Dawson and Joey are talking on the street, Joey walks in front of a square marble monument that says "On the west side of the river south of the causeway was Beery's Shipyard, where the Confederate ironclad North Carolina was built in 1862 for the protection...".

      This is a goof because the North Carolina is docked in Wilmington, North Carolina where Dawson's Creek was filmed and not in Massachusetts where the show was set.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Joey: I just wish I were more like you. You feel things, you act on them. Pacey's like that, too. Fearless.
      Jen: I'll let you in on a little secret about the so-called fearless: we're not as tough as you think we are. Pacey's heart is just as breakable as the next guy's... maybe even more so, considering it was already broken when you got there.

    • Joey: So what's the problem?
      Andie: He's... He's not Pacey. Pathetic. I know. I know. And I thought I was over him. I really, really did. But then I bumped into him a little while ago, and... I mean, technically we're friends, right? And that's how I played it. But then it's, like, when I saw him, every irritating/adorable thing he ever did flashed before my eyes, and... I mean, that's the true test, right? When you just bump into somebody... and if you're not over him, then boom! Floodgates.

    • Jen: She wants to be with you Pace, she does.
      Pacey: And you know this how?
      Jen: She told me so this morning.
      Pacey: Why am I not happy to hear that right now?
      Jen: Well, because right now you got to walk in that front door and tell your best friend that the only girl in the universe he can't live without...
      Pacey: ...is the same one I can't live without.

    • Doug: (Walking up) Alright, here's the deal. There's an apologetic, yet some what incoherent message on the machine for you from someone named Nora. Seems she got confused, thought you had him for the day, now she's stuck at work and can't get free till this evening.
      Pacey: Speaking of work... you're not on duty today, are you?
      Doug: (Picking up Buzz and handing him to Pacey) Oh, no, no, no little brother. This juvenile is your responsibility.

    • Jen: Hell of a day, huh?
      Dawson: I have no desire to rewind it and live it again if that's what you mean.

    • Joey: Ever have one of those days, you wish you could live all over again?

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