Dawson's Creek

Valentine's Day Massacre - S3-E14

Factual error: This episode is set on Valentine's Day, but there is a shot of the front of the school where a girl is wearing shorts. It snows in Massachusetts in February, where Capeside is set.

The Graduate - S4-E22

Plot hole: When Pacey and Andie are talking at the Senior Party, she excitedly mentions that he will be in the Caribbean that Summer. Pacey says that Andie would be in Florence, Italy. This doesn't make sense, because at that point in the episode, none of Andie's friends knew she was returning to stay in Italy. In fact, later during the graduation ceremony, Andie is talking to her brother Jack. He is the first person she tells the news to, and even says, "I haven't told anyone else this". So how would Pacey know the night before that Andie had decided to stay in Italy longer? (00:30:45 - 00:37:25)

High Anxiety - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: When Joey is talking to Pacey at the boat party, she turns to face him. At this point, her hair is behind her shoulder on the left but the wind blows it in front of her right shoulder. Her hair is in front of her right shoulder during this entire shot. But in the next shot, she is suddenly facing Pacey square on to the camera, and her hair is now back behind both shoulders. The transition is almost instantaneous, so it isn't realistic that her hair would suddenly move from in front of her right shoulder to behind it that quickly without her touching it. (00:28:05)

Four to Tango - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: When Jen walks into the Video Store, she is wearing a black top, red skirt and a black leather jacket that is completely open and unbuttoned. As she talks to Dawson, who is behind the counter, she says, "I'm working on a project with Pacey in a 'human growth and development' thing - is he here?" She is standing up, but leaning slightly forward against the counter and her coat is still widely open. But the next shot of Jen, as she says, "But he told me that he was working today," the black leather jacket is suddenly closed together as if buttoned, and she is leaning foward more on the counter. Then, after Dawson walks over to the movie rack and Jen follows him, her jacket is again hanging completely open and unbuttoned.

Clean and Sober - S6-E14

Continuity mistake: At the end, Pacey carries Joey upstairs and lays her on his bed because she is drunk. In one shot of Joey, her hands are up by her face but the right shoulder of her sweater is slipped off her shoulder, revealing the strap of her shirt underneath. The next shot of Joey, her left hand is still up and her right hand is down, but the right shoulder of her sweater is back up in place. It was too fast for her to fix the sweater herself, and her left hand hasn't moved. (00:40:25)

Indian Summer - S3-E5

Plot hole: When Jen and Henry are talking in the park, he tells her that he's 15. But later in Season 3, he has a Birthday party at the Skating Rink in which he would have to be turning 16. Henry is a Freshman, and it's highly unlikely he would be turning 16 in his Freshman year. All the main characters of Dawson's Creek turned 16 during their Sophomore years. It also doesn't seem likely that Henry would have skipped an academic school year, as his personality/character doesn't appear to be intellectually motivated.

None of the Above - S3-E3

Plot hole: When Dawson and Eve are in the PSAT room after hours looking for the test, there is a noticeably open outside window behind them implying that was how they broke into the room. But when the security guard suddenly comes in the room and walks by the window twice, he makes no attempt to close the window and secure the room, which one would think was his job.

The Song Remains the Same (2) - S6-E2

Revealing mistake: When Jen and CJ are talking at Boston Bay University, and CJ mentions 'The Stand'; Jen suddenly gets up to leave thinking he is referring to religion. As she turns to walk away; you can see for a brief moment the real tattoo on the lower back of Michelle Williams, in the slight gap between her shirt and pants.

Two Gentlemen of Capeside - S4-E3

Plot hole: When the storm hits the Capeside Yacht Club, Andie takes charge and tells Mrs. Valentine to write down two phone numbers and call Dawson's parents, and Jen's grandmother. But she forgets completely about Joey and Pacey, both of whom are in harm's way, especially Pacey. Seems illogical she would have Mrs. Valentine call about two of the people out at sea, but not the other two. Joey's family and Pacey's family would also be concerned.

Coming Home - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Joey and Pacey are talking on the dock just after arriving back in Capeside, Pacey has a bag over his left shoulder. In shots from in front the bag's strap is folded over itself, but in shots from behind it lies flat on his shoulder.

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All Good Things... (1) - S6-E23

Revealing mistake: During the scene when Jen is telling Jack about her illness in the hospital room, she asks him to get into bed with her and talk. As he does that, Jen lifts her right arm to allow room for him. There is a tube attached to her right arm at the inside of her elbow, that is supposed to be going into an artery. But you can see that the end of the tube is actually pointing the opposite way, and sticking up through the tape pointing towards us. Obviously this was because they couldn't actually insert the tube into Michelle's arm for the scene.

Castaways - S6-E15

Plot hole: When Pacey and Joey get locked in the Big K-Mart, they run to the front doors and start banging on them and yelling at the guard. The guard, who is in the parking lot turns back towards his car and faces directly towards Joey and Pacey in the front windows. They aren't that far from the guard's car, and he was looking directly towards them. There is no way the guard would not have noticed two full-grown adults standing in the front glass doors pounding their hands on the glass and yelling at him.

All the Right Moves - S6-E12

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode when Audrey goes into the dorm bathroom to empty the whiskey bottle, she accidently drops it on the bathroom floor. You can see the bottle smash, with the large label lying flat on the floor and the rest of the bottle (also with a smaller red label) sliding a little to the right. But later when Joey comes in and looks over at the broken bottle on the bathroom floor, it suddenly looks different. Most of the bottle is with the second red label part, and the first part with the larger label lying flat isn't anywhere near it.

Cinderella Story - S3-E17

Continuity mistake: When Pacey is driving Joey back from Boston in the morning, they start talking about what happened. Every shot of Pacey or Joey from either side shows a heavily wooded forest (mostly pine trees it looks like) in the background. But when Pacey abruptly veers off the road to the right and parks; suddenly the landscape on Joey's side is barren with a huge lake, and no forest or trees except a few they just passed on the curve. The pine tree footage was probably added in to make Wilmington, NC look more like Capeside, Mass.

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Great Xpectations - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When Andie and Jen are sitting on the swings talking, Andie's blue sweater keeps moving between shots - sometimes it sits off the shoulder, and sometimes it covers her shoulder.

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

Revealing mistake: Immediately after Jen dies in the hospital room, Grams wakes up and notices something is wrong. She stands up and checks Jen's pulse, using Jen's left wrist. You can see a clear small marking/line of some kind on Jen's wrist, and Grams slides her fingers directly over this mark to check the pulse. Apparently the mark was a cue for Grams to know where exactly to place her fingers in the scene.

Catch-22 - S6-E20

Revealing mistake: Towards the end of this episode, Joey comes back to her Dorm room and spots the envelope Eddie left for her. You can see her name written on the outside of the envelope, and it's supposed to be Eddie's handwriting. But in fact, it looks exactly like Joey's handwriting as shown throughout the series. When Joey is talking earlier to Professor Hetson and he hands her the exam booklet with her writing on the front, it's the same style of handwriting. During other episodes, we see what is supposed to be Joey's own writing (ie: her note to Dawson during the Series Finale that she leaves on his bed) which is also very similar. So in fact, what is supposed to be Eddie's handwriting on the note to Joey really looks more like Joey's handwriting, or the same person who really does the writing for Joey's character.

Coming Home - S4-E1

Plot hole: Dawson mentions to everyone on the beach, that he and Jack have to go paint their 'last home of the season', implying they have been earning money by painting homes around Capeside. However, when Dawson and Jack stop by the hardware store to get supplies, Dawson picks out a metal handle for the paint rollers. Paint and new rollers makes sense, but if they have indeed painted other houses that Summer, he probably wouldn't need a more substantial piece of equipment as the heavy duty metal paint roller handle. He would already have one.

All Good Things... (1) - S6-E23

Factual error: When Jack is carrying Jen out of Pacey's restaurant, she bends her head down. You can see that her now very long, curly hair is real and has a natural part. But this episode was in reality filmed right after the preceding episodes in Season 6, not 5 years later. And in the later episodes of Season 6 Jen had dramatically shorter hair. Although in the context of being 5 years later Jen's much longer hair makes factual sense, in reality it isn't possible that she could have grown her hair out that quickly between the Finale and the episodes filmed before it. So how did she? The shorter hair didn't appear to be a wig. (00:26:20)

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Suggested correction: This isn't an error, it's someone questioning how short hair could have grown long-even if it were the case that here hair magically grew, it's not a mistake! It's also not a mistake to have natural-looking supplemental hair. That is the case here. The part may look natural, but you can see that a great deal of Jen's hair is actually a shorter length, all around her head. No one in their right mind would cut layers like this, because it doesn't blend cleanly and would be a pain to style. When you have layers, you cut them in a way that they move with the rest of the hair, not stand out. However, when you have short hair and you add extensions, this is exactly what happens, and you choose a style where you can more easily hide the shorter hair (like waves), as the stylist did here. When you know what to look for and re-watch the scenes, you will easily see Jen's shorter real hair (about chin length) is supplemented with longer extensions (to roughly mid-chest length). This looks much better than the scenes where the shorter hair is rather lumpily gathered at the back of her head and extended with a faux ponytail.

Downtown Crossing (2) - S5-E15

Continuity mistake: While Joey is talking to the Mugger in the hospital room, her hair frequently changes very suddenly between shots from being tucked behind her ears to hanging in front of them. This goes on during the entire scene; and towards the end as the Mugger dies her hair goes from being in front of her ears, to next shot of her hair being tucked behind her ears but not crying, to next shot of her hair being behind ears, pushed back off the forehead and she is openly crying with tears streaming down from both eyes. The changes are too sudden to be realistic, and at this point her hands are in her lap wrapped in her jacket. (00:34:25 - 00:37:30)

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