Dawson's Creek

Dawson's Creek (1998)

35 corrected entries

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Instant Karma! - S6-E4

Corrected entry: When Audrey calls Pacey at work, he knows it's her before she says anything. When Audrey asks him how he knew it was her, Pacey replies "Because I'm psychotic". I'm pretty sure the Actor Joshua Jackson really intended to say "I'm psychic" but messed up his lines. As soon as he says "psychotic", you can see him roll his eyes as if to acknowledge he made a mistake. (00:05:20)

Correction: No, it was an intentional character choice based on the fact that Audrey had referred to him as "psychotic".

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - S4-E9

Corrected entry: During this episode, Jack and Grams supposedly fill out and turn in Jen's college applications. But in reality, this wouldn't be possible because most likely college applications would require Jen's actual signature.

Correction: How would a college know what her signature is suppose to look like, what would they compare it to if they wanted to check it?

pross79

Coming Home - S4-E1

Corrected entry: When Jen and Dawson are talking in the darkroom while developing his photos, Jen says, "The way everything went down last year. You know, how you found out and all", referring to Pacey and Joey's secret romance. However, Pacey and Joey didn't become involved until well into the Spring, and just before that same Summer. So it really wasn't last year, it was just a few months ago right before Summer break.

Correction: When school years are involved, it is very common to say last year when referring to events that happened the previous school year, even if it was not actually a year ago.

pross79

Neverland - S3-E18

Corrected entry: When Ethan invites Jack's father to go to dinner with them, Jack's father is about to put a frozen dinner in the oven. He agrees to go out to dinner, and puts the frozen dinner on the counter behind him. This isn't logical, as generally you would put a frozen dinner right back in the freezer if not using it. Otherwise it would thaw out and have to be refrozen.

Correction: There are plenty of frozen dinners that let you choose to cook them when they are frozen or thawed, if that is not the case this is just a character mistake.

pross79

First Encounters of the Close Kind - S3-E10

Corrected entry: When AJ brings Joey into the Harvard Rare Book And Manuscript Library, he gives her a rare copy of "Little Women". This is the First Volume of the originally published version of "Little Women", and in fact is Louisa May Alcott's own personal copy. So obviously this book is quite valuable. Yet Joey handles the book with her bare hands, albeit carefully. Normally when people handle rare, historic books and papers in a public institute, they are required to use white cotton gloves in order to not damage the materials or get fingerprints, oil etc. on the documents. It wouldn't normally be appropriate for Joey to handle such a rare, valuable publication from a Harvard Library without putting on white cotton gloves first.

Correction: Most ordinary people aren't aware of this. Since Joey is neither a librarian nor working in an archive there is nothing to suggest that she would be aware of this fact.

A Perfect Wedding - S2-E18

Corrected entry: During the wedding, Andie spots Jen and Abby 'crashing' the wedding. She yells at them, and makes them leave. On the way out, Abby grabs an available bottle of champagne and takes it with her outside. Later, Jen and Abby both drink from this bottle; behavior which leads to Abby's death by drowning. It's illegal for a person of any age to carry alcohol from the premises where it is served, outside. It's also highly illegal for minors to drink and take alcohol with them from the same location. In this case, underage drinking led considerably to the death of a minor. Normally the institute that served this alcohol would have been in considerable legal trouble for serving (allowing) alcohol to minors, allowing alcohol to leave the premises and be taken outside, and also providing the alcohol that ultimately led to the drowning death of a minor. Whether the institute responsible was the club hosting the wedding, or Joey's family catering business; either way there would have been serious legal ramifications including the taking away of a liquor license. Yet in the show, none of this ever happened or was mentioned. It's also unreasonable that Andie's character, being very conscientious about rules; wouldn't have seen Abby take the bottle of champagne, and not allowed her out the door with it. Andie would more likely have grabbed it back from her and stated emphatically something to the effect of "it isn't legal to take alcohol out of the premises, and you're underage anyway" since she's such a stickler for doing things by the book. This was obviously overlooked as a plot contrivance, in order to allow the story of Abby's drowning.

Correction: I think that you're placing an awful lot of this 'mistake' on Andie noticing the alcohol leaving! I've worked in a bar and people do slip through the loop with a bottle under their coat or in their handbag! I know i've stolen enough glasses from pubs to know that they could have been full a few times. Although it could have been spotted I don't really think that we can really state that its a real mistake.

jackie_pq

Uncharted Waters - S2-E12

Corrected entry: Towards the end of the episode, Pacey is reeling in the big fish. There is a wide shot of the rear of the boat, and everyone is standing there in a bunch. All 5 characters (Dawson, Jack, Pacey, Dawson's Dad and Pacey's Dad) are standing around Pacey as he works hard to catch the fish. So who is driving the boat? Pacey's Dad had been driving, but he came back to help Pacey reel the fish in. No-one else is onboard. But the boat is moving forward at a steady speed.

Correction: It's a pretty foolish thing to do, but you can push the throttle forward and walk away, leaving nobody to steer the boat, but still allowing it to move forward. Not a movie mistake, but a pretty reckless character mistake.

pross79

Season 5 generally

Corrected entry: Early in Season 5, Dawson flies from LA to Boston to visit Joey for the weekend. He only brings a weekend-type bag for the trip, since he's planning on returning to LA after the weekend. But-Dawson doesn't go back to LA until the very end of Season 5. Because of Joey's phone message, he decides to stay in Boston and eventually decides he isn't going back to USC at all. Meanwhile, we never see Dawson fly back to LA to collect any of his belongings from his dorm room at USC. He left most of his stuff there, when he flew out to see Joey for the weekend. But during the rest of the Season, he never goes back to retrieve all of his things from LA, and never has anything shipped out to him or put in storage. So what happened to the rest of Dawson's stuff back in LA? Particularly in his USC dorm room? He probably retained his dorm room for the rest of that semester, since it was only October when he went to Boston. Yet he never goes back to get his 'stuff'. This doesn't make sense, as even though he wasn't sure about USC at first he makes a final decision in episode 7. Dawson doesn't go back to LA until the end of the school year, for the Summer-and his dorm room was probably assigned to someone else for the second semester at USC. So how did he ever get the rest of his stuff from LA? This is never explained at all during the show.

Correction: This isn't 24! Not every minute of every day is accounted for, it's not unreasonable to assume that he could have arranged to have belongings sent over or bought new clothes.

jackie_pq

Season 3 generally

Corrected entry: Season 3 Ep. 1, "Like a Virgin": Dawson says he could sell his DVD player, and makes it sound as though it is worth $800 to $1,000. Yet whenever they show him bringing home rented movies, they are always VHS format. If Dawson is so into electronics, and ahead of the market with a cutting edge DVD player, why does he only rent VHS movies and his friends only bring over VHS movies to play in his bedroom? Wouldn't he be more excited to use his DVD player, which he never sold?

Correction: At that time you could not find any DVD movies to rent at places like Blockbuster, they only had a few, and they where always checked out, and alot of places did not rent them at all. Also most people did not have DVD players at that time, so they would only have tapes to bring over.

pross79

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the first series, Joey's sister Bessie has a baby boy, (Alexander) with an African American, Bodie. Here the baby is appropriately darker skinned. In the finale, as Dawson and Joey are reminiscing on the bench, both their siblings are playing and climb up the ladder and Alexander is Caucasian. Plus Dawson's mum didn't have her baby until a much later season, but here they are look the same age.

Correction: Alexander is definitely not caucasian in the final episode. His skin is much darker than Lilly's and his hair is dark and curly. As for the age, Alexander might look younger than he is and Lilly older than she is. Alexander does appear to be older though.

Correction: The Waiter does not call Pacey "Dawson". When they are closing the restaurant and leaving, one of the Waiters says "Goodnight BOSS" to Pacey. "Boss" sounds like Dawson, but it's definitely BOSS if you listen closely. The Waiter is speaking to Pacey who literally IS his Boss, and also his friend so he calls him "Boss" in a casual manner.

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Corrected entry: In the earlier episodes you see the school sign many times which shows, Capeside, Home of the Wildcats. In Season 3, as Mitch takes over as head football coach, the school mascot is the Minutemen.

Correction: During the entire season 2, the school sign doesn't appear to have the "Home of the Wildcats" anymore. Also, there is a small insignia at the bottom - a blue tri-corner hat, representative of what Minutemen would wear. They must have made the switch during season 2.

Coming Home - S4-E1

Corrected entry: When Bessie is questioning Joey about what happened while she and Pacey were on the boat for the summer, Bessie tries to get Joey to tell her whether or not she slept with Pacey by making reference to the fact that Joey left her high and dry last year. Joey left last season (season 3), which was 3 months prior to this episode, not last year.

Correction: Bessie says that Joey left her high and dry last June, not last year.

Correction: No he doesn't.

Correction: There are still people who pronounce it Nina.

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100 Light Years From Home - S5-E19

Plot hole: At the end of the episode, Dawson is seated in the kitchen talking to Pacey in a normally loud voice. At the same time, Joey and Charlie are awake and talking in the pup tent in the living room, very close to the kitchen. Later in the Season we learn that Joey had no idea Dawson had driven down to Florida to see her, as apparently he left without seeing or talking to her. But being in such close proximity that morning; there is no way Joey would not have been able to hear Dawson's voice as he talked with Pacey. The living room was close enough to the kitchen, so it doesn't make sense that Joey wouldn't have known Dawson was there and if she did-she would have gone to talk to him.

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Jen: What about you, Joe? Are you a virgin?
Joey: You kidding? Years ago. Trucker named Bubba.

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Pilot (aka Emotions in Motion) - S1-E1

Trivia: There was an alternate scene filmed for the Pilot Presentation, where Tamara is first introduced in the Video Store with Pacey and Dawson. In this alternate scene; the location was an actual Video Store located in Southport, about 50 miles away from Wilmington, NC. They decided to reshoot the scene using a smaller Video Store in Wilmington that didn't look like a chain. Once the show was picked up for a Series, they needed a Video Store location that they could use easily every week. Also, in the alternate scene Tamara is wearing a more conservative outfit of black that covered her quite a bit. They put her in a much sexier dress for the aired version. Tamara's wardrobe and the location were changed to give a better tone to the show.

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...Must Come to an End (2) - S6-E24

Question: The ending scene of the Series Finale shows Joey and Pacey apparently living together in a high-rise apartment. The TV looks the same as her NYC apartment, and there is a beautiful window view of lighted high-rise buildings and a harbor or bay. The question is - is this Boston or NYC? Are they living in her previous NYC apartment, or did they find a new place together in nearby Boston? It looked to me more like Boston, but Pacey had just started his restaurant business in Capeside and that is an hour away. Where are they living at the end of the series? It was vague to me.

Answer: It's the same apartment Joey had in NYC. Comparing it to the beginning of the Finale; you can tell it's exactly the same location, furnishings, Plasma TV etc. Apparently Chris was only living with her at HER apartment, and now Pacey has taken his place at the end. I guess this implies Pacey successfully started his own restaurant business in NYC as he had dreamed, to be with Joey.

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