Joey finds out that Mrs. Leery has been cheating on her husband with her co-anchor and confronts her about it. Pacey starts to bug (and interested) Tamara with these openly public flirting styles, and Dawson casts Jen as the leading lady in his monster film (downgrading Joey's role in the process). Meanwhile, a school dance puts everyone in a weird mood, especially when Dawson interrupt's Jen's date with the Quarterback.
Set in the fictional town of Capeside, MA, Dawson's Creek is the coming of age story of four friends on the verge of adulthood. Dawson, Joey, and Pacey are life long friends, whose lives start to rapidly change when a new girl, Jen, moves in next door to Dawson Leery and the foursome start high school. Along the way they are joined by two other newcomers to Capeside: Jack and Andie and, when they go to college, by Audrey. Often characterized by its intelligence, sharp wit, and SAT vocabulary, Dawson's Creek was created by Kevin Williamson. It was loosely based on his life, with each character incorporating a different aspect of himself.