10 Reasons Why Dawson’s Creek Was Really Joey’s Creek

  

No offense to Dawson Leery and his lovely creek, but it’s hard to deny that Joey Potter was quite possibly the real star of the show. With her witty banter, the Joey+Dawson versus Joey+Pacey storyline, and her unequalled number of appearances, Joey was the one that many viewers were tuning in to watch. It may have been called Dawson’s Creek, but here are 10 reasons why it was really Joey’s Creek.

10. Even Katie Holmes Loved Joey

Katie Holmes, who of course played Joey Potter, may have said it best herself: “I miss her spirit, and her spunk, and I miss her anxiety. She always had these long speeches about her fears and her future and love. It was a great tool for me personally because I got to get it all out. I was able to psychoanalyze all of it everyday with her and then I wouldn’t have to do it on my own. So much of me is in Joey and it really felt like I grew up on television.”

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9. Joey Minus Dawson, Joey Plus Pacey

SPOILER: Joey ultimately ditched Dawson and viewers loved her for it. It’s unusual for a show’s main romantic interests not to end up together but, as the seasons passed, it became as obvious to Joey as it did to everyone watching that she was meant to be with Pacey. She followed her heart and viewers followed right along with her.

©Warner Bros./Everett Collection

©Warner Bros./Everett Collection

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