Joey tells a white lie to a customer at the Bait Shop about being rice and in capeside on vacation, but becomes conflicted when she falls for the boy, and he falls for her. Dawson's film class is put in charge of helping Cliff get his movie off the ground, which causes tensions for him as well, and Jen. During the filming of the final scene of Dawson's movie instead of capturing his first kiss on camera like he planned, he catches Pacey losing his virginity.
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.