8 Of Dawson’s Creek’s Most Ridiculous Storylines
Even the most hardcore Dawson’s Creek fan can admit that it had its low points and awkward moments like all shows do. The notoriously overly articulate language of the young characters can be forgiven, but the same can’t be said of some of the storylines that were endured during the show’s run. Here are some examples of Dawson’s Creek episodes that just couldn’t be redeemed by elaborate language or Katie Holmes’ singing (for real!).
8. Discovery (Season 1, Episode 4)
The most ridiculous storyline on Dawson’s Creek may be one of the very first. Although it’s unfortunately true that teacher/student relationships occur, none are likely to be as romantically set as Pacey’s fling with teacher Tamara Jacobs. A flowering garden in the moonlight is the scene for their first intimate encounter, which happens to be caught on tape by Dawson himself, and the ridiculousness (and creepiness) of the storyline just keeps rolling along with the videotape. Pacey deserved so much better. Thank goodness he got there in the end!
7. Great Xpectations (Season 4, Episode 6)
Getting into Harvard doesn’t quite make Andie as happy as one would think and in season four’s “Great Xpectations” and she ends up at a rave with the rest of the gang and decides to try ecstasy in order to add some zing to her life. When the drugs react badly with her antidepressants, things go from bad to really-freaking-bad really-freaking-quickly. Andie pulls through in the end, but the episode can’t be so easily revived. This entire episode could have been written in another, much simpler way. i.e. PSA: Remember kids, don’t do drugs!