Dawson’s Creek was so memorable as a series because it was so unique. Sure, it was a teen drama, and we’d seen a lot of that. But suddenly they were talking about things real teens talked about, including pop culture. And they talked about it all in a completely unique way when it came to TV. That’s because it was created by Kevin Williamson, who we’d previously seen putting humorously intelligent musings into teens’ mouths in the Scream movie series. Needless to say, that great writing led to a lot of memorable episodes of TV. Here are the 11 most memorable.
11. Abby Morgan, Rest in Peace – Season 2, Episode 19
To set the scene, Abby Morgan, who was a great antagonist for about a year, died in the previous episode when she drunkenly hit her head and fell in the creek. In this episode, everyone is dealing with the aftermath, especially Jen, who had become good friends with Abby. Jen doesn’t understand why everyone is denying the fact that Abby was kind of nasty. Eventually Jen gets drunk and nihilistic, essentially deciding that there’s nothing good in the world and Abby is probably in hell laughing at everyone. She goes on to give one doozy of a eulogy. Good stuff. Andie, who had hilariously discovered Abby’s diary, which revealed she actually felt all the nasty things she said about people, gives another eulogy. Andie shows the other side of Abby’s coin, saying she was an admirably truthful person. And it ends with a truly bizarre scene where Andie seems to see Abby’s ghost in a mirror.