The BEST Episodes of Dawson's Creek
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2021
Network: The WB
Four friends in a small coastal town help each other cope with adolescence.
#1 - ...Must Come to an End (2)
Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired May 14, 2003
As the severity of Jen's condition becomes apparent, Dawson and his friends seek to resolve their differences.
#2 - Cinderella Story
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 1, 2000
Joey learns that there is someone else in A.J.'s life, Dawson tries to help his mother open the new restaurant.
#3 - Detention
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 3, 1998
In what is said to be one of the best episodes, the gang, after committing various violations at school, gets stuck together for an 8 hour Saturday detention, where Dawson and Pacey turn against each another; and Joey offers a tearful partial explanation for her anger toward Jen.
#4 - True Love
Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired May 24, 2000
Dawson realizes that he is the one who stands in the way of Joey's happiness; Grandma insists that Jen and Jack repair their love lives before it's too late.
#5 - All Good Things... (1)
Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired May 14, 2003
After five years, Dawson and his friends reunite at his mother's wedding in Capeside.
#6 - To Green, With Love
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 16, 2000
Joey organizes his friends and family to support the battered principal at Capeside High School.
#7 - Stolen Kisses
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 26, 2000
A spring break trip to see Dawson's aunt brings Pacey and Joey even closer; Andie falls in love with Pacey's old friend, while Jen becomes jealous when another woman chases Henry.
#8 - Double Date
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 28, 1998
A double date finds Jen and Cliff joined by Dawson and a savvy sidekick who calls him on a plot to make Jen jealous. But it's Dawson turn to turn green when Pacey grows close to Joey working on a project.
#9 - The Longest Day
Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired May 3, 2000
Joey and Pacey break the news to Dawson.
#11 - Castaways
Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 12, 2003
After agreeing to pose as Pacey's sister at a business party, Joey demands to be taken home. When Pacey makes a quick stop at a local K-Mart they are accidentally locked inside the store. They're forced to spend the night there and talk about their friendship and relationship, both past and future. After the night is over they are both left to ponder what the future has in store for them.
#12 - Escape from Witch Island
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 17, 1999
Dawson summons his friends to make a documentary about a local witch legend.
#13 - Kiss
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 3, 1998
While working on the film class's movies, team player Dawson has a hard time being stuck in the background. Meanwhile as he plots to give Jen the "perfect kiss", Joey is swept away by a handsome stranger and Pacey tries to graduate to manhood.
#14 - Coming Home
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 4, 2000
There is uncertainty in the air when Pacey and Joey return to Capeside after their journey that lasted all summer.
#15 - A Weekend in the Country
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 19, 2000
They all organize to make a good impression after Pacey arranged for an influential travel writer to visit the Potter sisters' inn.
#17 - ... That Is the Question (2)
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 17, 1999
Rumors about Jack's sexuality don't stop, and Pacey decides to stop the constant harassment of a teacher.
#18 - Neverland
Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 5, 2000
As Pacey prepares to tell Dawson about her feelings for Joey, she tries to avoid another kiss.
#19 - Hurricane
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 17, 1998
When a major hurricane moves inland, all take refuge in the Leery home, where Dawson rages at Jen about her past, and Mitch storms out after learning of Gale's affair. That leaves a tormented Dawson to deal with their fallout. Meanwhile, Pacey ruins his brother's chances to get with Tamara at her beach house.
#20 - High Risk Behavior
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 13, 1999
As Dawson's new movie exposes her uncertainty around her relationship with Joey, Pacey and Andie explore the idea of having sex.
#21 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 20, 1998
Film-buff Dawson finds his best friend, Joey, growing jealous of his attraction to a neighbor's granddaughter. Meanwhile, pal Pacey falls in love with a mystery woman, who is really a teacher at Capeside.
#22 - The Anti-Prom
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired May 17, 2000
Dawson organizes an alternative prom.
#23 - A Winter's Tale
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 7, 2001
While his friends wrestle with sex during a ski trip last year, Dawson discovers that he was given power over Mr. Brooks's life.
#24 - Great Xpectations
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 2000
Andie gets accepted into Harvard in advance, but accomplishing what should be the biggest thing in her life doesn't exactly makes her happy. She decides to explore different paths in her life by going to a rave. In the party, Drue gives Jen drugs, and she gives it to Andie. She tries ecstasy, which has a reaction with her anti-depressives and makes a disastrous combination, which almost leads her to death. Mitch and Gail decide to keep their baby, and things get awkward during the celebration when Gretchen brings Pacey and Joey with her.
#25 - Road Trip
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 17, 1998
Hoping to get over Jen, Dawson agrees to join Pacey and Billy in a boys night out and finds what he is looking for in another woman. Meanwhile Jen handles damage control after Joey becomes the subject of a rumor at school.