Dawson's Creek

Season 4 Episode 7

You Had Me at Goodbye

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Nov 15, 2000 on The WB
9.2
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While Andie is recovering from her near-fatal drug overdose at the party Jack blames Jen for the whole incident and is not talking to her. Jen blames the deranged Drue for her life falling apart when he turns Grams and the whole town against Jen by telling everyone that they intentially gave Andie the drugs. After Andie comes home from the hospital her dad tells her it would be better if she went to spend the rest of the year in Italy with her aunt since she already has the credits required for an early graduation. Andie decides to go and plans a goodbye dinner with the whole gang. She tells them how important life is and not to waste valuable time with useless fights between natural best friends. Jack and Jen get things straight and Andie plays a little trick to bring Dawson and Pacey together.moreless

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  • I Loved Andie and she will be greatly missed

    10
    Andie was a great character and will be missed. I loved her as she reminded me of me. This is the last proper episode with her in it and it will remain one of my favs!

    I especially love how the next episode takes a break from all of the drama and turns into a comic role. One of the best
  • Andie has the chance to go to Italy so she can have some time to relax. She has to make a decision and she invites everyone to dinner to share her decision. Joey has to choose between Dawson and Pacey to be her recommendation. Jen's life get's harder.moreless

    9.0
    No! This cannot be happening. My favourite character is leaving Dawson's Creek. Though I love the ending of this episode, I didn't really enjoy the whole episode. I felt like some of the characters were out of character. Let's start with Jack blaming Jen for what happened to Andie. He would never have blamed Jen like that. He knows her too well. I did like them making up in the end. I very much hate Drue. I wish he would just leave Jen alone. And now she has to do 100 hours of community service. Grams was out of character in this episode because she knows that Jen doesn't do drugs anymore. Jen was a little bit out of character because she could have spoken up more, but it's not like any of the other characters took time to hear her part of the story. That was the bad part so let's hear the good parts. Joey has to pick someone as a recommendation who's knows who she is. She has to choose between Dawson who knows her past, and Pacey who knows her present. I liked how Dawson refused not to do it, and I liked how Pacey kind of understood it. Anyways I love the ending. Andie's father tells her she could go to Italy for 6 months to just relax. I think she should definately take it because she deserves it but I don't want see her leave. I love how she brought everyone together. I love the speech that she made. I give this episode a 9/10.moreless
  • andie's leaving.

    10
    ANDIE: Thought I knew exactly how to start. Rehearsed it and everything. But now that you’re here and waiting and... staring at me... It shouldn't have taken a scheme to get you all here tonight. When my Dad made me the offer to take the rest of the year off, I sat down with a trusty number two and made a list of pros and cons. The pros were obvious, a chance to live in Europe. To get lost for an afternoon in a book that wasn't assigned or down a cobbled street that wasn’t on any map. The opportunity of a lifetime, right? But then came those nasty cons. And you know what got top billing? You. The biggest negative was leaving my friends. The ones who supported, consoled and understood unconditionally. But look at us now, we’re a mess. Let's talk about why... starting with last week's fiasco. Enough with the blame Jen game. If I don't, you shouldn't. Yes, she had it, but I took it. I got your pity and Jen got your wrath and that’s wrong because it was my fault. Don't you remember when we used to look for not run from each other? When we faced problems together -- we weren't the problem? What happened? Pacey... Joey... and Dawson. You guys are so lucky. Do you have any idea how rare it is to have friends who you've known for your whole life? I mean, you have a list of remember when’s that date back to the cradle. Please don’t underestimate that. There are still memories to create and that’s precious. 'Cause in the end you always turn back to who was there at the beginning. And at the beginning there were the three of you. And you two. This... it's inexcusable. One of the things that was keeping me here was the thought that if I left, Jack wouldn’t have a sister around. But then I realized, he would. It’s you. Maybe my leaving... maybe it will remind you that in six months, you all will be, too. Time's ticking. Your lives in Capeside are almost over, do you really want them to end this way? Because the only ones who can decide that are sitting at this table. When I first met you... I didn't know much about friendship... or love. Each of you taught me a lot about both. And maybe by leaving... I can return the favor. Because the thought of it ending like this... like... the way things are right now... it isn't... it’s not how I want to remember us. Do you?moreless
  • A special episode that remembers two great characters!

    8.1
    I really thought this was a \\\"Creek\\\" classic. Yes, on one hand it was very sad that Andie was leaving the show, but on the other hand, where was her character really going? Pacey was with Joey at this time, and Dawson\\\'s is way too boring for Andie, because as \\\"Creek\\\" characters go, Andie McPhee ranks up there as one of the best! I wished Andie could\\\'ve stuck around, but even I, a writer myself, could not think of a clever plot line for Ms. McPhee. I thought the best part of the ep, however, was at the very end when all the friends show up to meet Andie for a good-bye dinner. Little do they know, she has tricked them to all come together since their fall out (Dawson was not talking to Pacey and was mad at Joey and Jack was mad at Jen for giving Andie the ectasy) to try and mend their wounded friendships. Then Andie reveals her big secret when Jen and Jack start to argue about who is staying at the dinner and who is leaving. Andie yells, \\\"No! I am!\\\" Everything gets quiet, Joey cries, and some issues are resolved. It is a good wholesome feeling that you get, especially when you see Jen and Jack make up and even though you know that Jack is gay, they are definitely each other\\\'s soulmates (as we later find out) and then comes the tearjerker part-the picture of the 6. When Sarah McLachlan\\\'s \\\"I Will Remember You\\\" plays, the waterworks start! The group gets together for one final picture and at the last minute, sly Andie slips out of her position between Dawson and Pacey so they could be standing together. A perfect send-off to the character of Andie. One final thing, this episode was dedicated to the memory of David Dukes and he played the role of Mr. McPhee, Jack and Andie\\\'s father.moreless
  • In my eyes, this was a great episode to feature the bondship between all the characters.

    10
    In my eyes, this was a great episode to feature the bondship between all Joey, Dawson, Pacey, Jack, Jen, & Andie. Andie had a GREAT plan on how to get them all together one last time, before she left. I'm glad all of them made up, and it was just so special. And actually this was where my love for Dawson's creek windeled down, because of Andie's departure. However, I was thankful she came back for their graduation episode. I did watch the rest of the series because it's a must when your a DC Fan.



    I can't wait for the "Dawson's Creek" movie (hopefully), and hope to see Andie return on that as well.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)

Heather Avery Clyde

Heather Avery Clyde

Ms. Watson

Guest Star

Tammy Christine Arnold

Tammy Christine Arnold

Office Assistant

Guest Star

Michael Harding

Michael Harding

Officer Morris

Guest Star

Harve Presnell

Harve Presnell

Mr. Arthur Brooks

Recurring Role

David Dukes

David Dukes

Mr. Joseph McPhee

Recurring Role

Carolyn Hennesy

Carolyn Hennesy

Mrs. Valentine

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • (To Andie)
      Pacey: I think what we're going to miss about you the most, McPhee, is your overwhelming optimism. Your ardent believe that everything in the world is wonderful until proven crap.

    • (To Jen)
      Jack: I never stopped listening, Jen. I just didn't particularly like what I was hearing.

    • Pacey: I reacted like Pacey.
      Joey: You know who that guy you reacted like is going to be in 10 years, Pace? The person who knows me best. Dawson knows my past. My future lies with you. Think about it, you know you didn't even like me three years ago.

    • Joey: Pace, I asked Dawson to write a peer recommendation for me. He said no, so it's really nothing.
      Pacey: Well that's not nothing. The nothing is you tell me about it. It's the something that you keep secret.

    • (About leaving Capeside)
      Andie: So my father wants what's best for my health and my brother is being selfish out of love.

    • Mr. Brooks: As you take on years Mr. Leery, you'll come to realize that you don't always lose people from your life by choice. Sometimes it just happens when you make the wrong ones.

    • (To Jack)
      Jen: When you're close to somebody and they do something unexplained or out of character, you don't just abandon them. You of all people should understand. It's killing me what you're doing. You may not ever do what I did, but what you're doing right now, I can tell you I would never do to anybody. Especially you.

    • (After finding out about the ectasy issue)
      Grams: I thought we had a relationship based on honesty and truth. I will not yell. I will not punish. Scolding is for children. And Jennifer, you are no longer a child. I wish to God you were. Maybe then there'd still be time to right whatever it is that is wrong with you. I have never, in all my life, been so deeply disappointed in anything or anyone.

    • Gretchen: You know you might be dating one, Joey. But you still can't out-Witter a Witter. Especially an older one.

    • Pacey: Maybe not all friendships have to be saved. You know, maybe we're just meant to spend a certain part of our lives with certain people and then move on. Isn't that what this whole year is suppose to be about? Moving on?
      Andie: Pacey, we can move on without moving away from each other.

    • Pacey: Andie, if our high school didn't have a history of forgiving stupidity, how do you think I'd be able to walk down the halls, huh?

    • Joey: I was just kinda hoping to take a vacation from large choices that carry even larger consequences.

    • Drue: That which does not kill me only makes me more diabolical.

    • Pacey: You don't get it. It isn't the act. It's not that you asked Dawson, it's the question, Joey. "Person who knows you best". When do I get to be that person?

    • Andie: Pacey, Joey, Dawson. You guys are so lucky. Do you have any idea how rare it is to have friends that you've known your entire life? So please don't underestimate that. Because in the end you always go back to the people that were there in the beginning. And in the beginning, there was the three of you.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Spanish title: La Despedida, meaning The Farewell.

    • After this episode Meredith Monroe (Andie McPhee) isn't seen again until the episode The Graduate, which is the second to the last episode of the season. However, she is still featured in the opening credits for all the episodes she doesn't appear in.

    • Music featured in the episode included:
      Wonderful" by Everclear
      Two Wrongs And A Right by The Normals
      Freedom From Shame by Michelle Cummings
      I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan

    • David Dukes, who died in October 2000, last appeared in this episode that aired in November 2000. The episode was dedicated as follows:

      In the Loving Memory of David Dukes 1945 - 2000

      David Dukes played the part of Mr. McPhee. This episode was his last appearance on the show before his passing.

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