Dawson's Creek

Season 2 Episode 12

Uncharted Waters

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 27, 1999 on The WB

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

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  • Pacey, Dawson, and Jack go on a boating trip with their fathers. Gail interviews Jen, Joey, Andie, and Abby on a news report about teenage girls.

    "Uncharted Waters" is a great episode! I love how Pacey for one second feels as if he's done the right thing when it takes control and catches that big fish. His father is jerk afterwards but for one second his father was proud. I love how Dawson gets to know Jack more in this episode. When Dawson found out about the kiss they're used to be so much tension with those characters, and after this episode the tension goes away. I love how Gail invited Jen, Joey, Andie, and Abby to do a news report on teenage girls. I love how they felt silly about it at first. I love how they went into Dawson's room and find a porno. I love how Abby gets kicked out. I also love of Abby didn't go home when she got kicked out and she bonded with Andie and shared that she stir up trouble because her life is boring. I give this episode a 8.5/10.
  • Everyone airs theirs problems and Pacey finally tells his father what he thinks.

    In this episode, everyone discusses what their problems are in their lives and finally talk to the people that are causing those problems. Andie confronts Abby, Jen and Joey talk about their mutual love of Dawson and how they will work through their constant attention-getting actions, and Pacey tells off his father, but his father is passed out from drinking too much to hear him. This is the first time that I can remember that we get to see exactly how Pacey's father treats him. While Pacey contemplates how horrible his father treats him, Dawson reminds him that he has Andie and himself who love him. It was a good episode, a little too wordy for me, but that is how everyone was able to get their problems on the table and talk about them.
  • How does one ask their own father, why he hates them?

    This episode may be far from original, but nobody said a classic isn't good. The main story (the Witter drama) is the good part of the episode. I find Joshua Jackson's portrayal of "a messed up young boy" convincing. Ever since the second episode I guess everyone figured out that Pacey Witter is the anti-Dawson in many aspects. The probably best part of the entire episode is the ending where Pacey doesn't make up with his father, but simply accepts him. Because, as we must keep in mind, this is a teenage-show, thus it has certain obligations. One of which is not to paint a too dark picture of reality for those impressionable young minds who watch it. Therefore, in most episodes, there is a never-failing light at the end of the tunnel. But this one breaks the mold.

    Enjoy (:
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