During a major hurricane Jen, Grams, Joey, and Bessie take refuge inside the large Leery house. And if tempers weren't flaring enough between Grams and Bessie, Mitch overhears Dawson and Gail's fight about her affair, realizing that his wife has been cheating on him; at the same time Jen tries to discuss with Dawson about her previous revelation. Meanwhile Pacey and his deputy brother take refuge in Tamara's home, where Deputy Witter begins to suspect something is right.
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.