Dawson's Creek

Admissions - S4-E17

Plot hole: When Pacey and Joey are unloading the groceries from the car for her party, Pacey makes a remark that he has to go to Joey's garage to get a dolly to haul in the charcoal. But Joey's house doesn't have a garage. During the entire series; there has never been a visible garage on their property, and the large blue truck is always parked out front in the open.

Swan Song - S5-E23

Plot hole: When everyone first shows up at the Airport, it's daytime and not too late. Joey then works an entire shift at the Capeside Yacht Club, probably through the dinner rush until later that night. When Joey and Pacey are talking on the dock after she is through working, it's late at night. They suddenly decide to rush to the Airport where they assume everyone is still waiting for their flights. Being as this must be several hours later since they all met at the Airport, would everyone's flights really be delayed that long? (00:30:05)

Castaways - S6-E15

Revealing mistake: When Joey and Pacey are playing Battleship, there are a few close-ups showing their game screens. Although you can see several push-pins in each screen, signifying the areas of the game they have tried; there are no actual ships visible. It looks like they are playing the game with only the push-pins, and not any actual battleships.

Four Stories - S4-E15

Plot hole: During the 4th act of this episode, Dawson and Joey spend an evening together as friends. When they are walking out of the coffee shop, they suddenly laugh and switch their coffee cups as if they had each others. This doesn't make logical sense, as they wouldn't know they had the wrong coffees without tasting them first, and if they had tasted them already inside the shop or knew they had the wrong coffees, they probably would have switched the cups then without waiting until they got outside. And usually the coffee is handed to the individual who ordered it, so they wouldn't be switched.

Four Scary Stories - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: During the 'Urban Legend' that Pacey is telling everyone, he and his co-worker are being chased by an evil car. Right after they leave the creepy Diner, they come upon the enemy car facing them parked across the highway. Pacey slams to a stop, and they are facing the car head-on in very close proximity, right in front of them. But the next shot shows that same car much further away, down the road and Pacey hasn't moved yet.

Highway To Hell - S5-E17

Continuity mistake: When Pacey is handing Audrey the cupcake in the motel room, he places a small candle on it first. When he puts the candle on the cupcake, it's noticably crooked. But in the next shot showing the cupcake, the candle suddenly appears much straighter. (00:37:55)

Downtown Crossing (2) - S5-E15

Plot hole: When Joey suddenly regains consciousness in the ER, she is sitting upright on the end of a hospital bed or gurney. But this doesn't make logical sense, because if she were really unconscious she would be laying down. Yet it's made very clear in that shot, that she is opening her eyes for the first time after fainting and being unconscious.

The Te of Pacey - S4-E12

Factual error: When Joey and Pacey go down to the Basement to talk, they catch Dawson and Gretchen kissing on the basement couch. They are lying on the bottom cushion of a couch raised above the floor. But when Pacey is talking to Gretchen about it in the kitchen during dinner, he says something about "Catching her and Dawson making out on the Basement Floor". He definitely uses the word floor, but Dawson and Gretchen weren't down on the floor - they were up on the couch. (00:23:25 - 00:26:05)

Something Wild - S5-E11

Audio problem: When Charlie is trying to hit on Joey at the College Bar, she makes fun of him referring to him as the "Bass Player to take home to Mom" or something similar. However, when you see and hear Charlie playing in the band during that episode, it sounds like he is specifically playing either electric lead or electric rhythm or both, *not* bass.

Clean and Sober - S6-E14

Continuity mistake: When Joey and Pacey are sitting on the bed talking during the party, there is a shot where Joey is looking to her right, directly at Pacey. The next shot of her, she is suddenly looking down and completely away from Pacey. The transition is too fast to be realistic. (00:16:55)

The Graduate - S4-E22

Continuity mistake: Right before the graduation service, Dawson is joking with Joey to get her mind off her speech. The wind has blown Joey's tassle so it's caught partly on her left ear facing the camera. But in the next shot of her, the tassle is suddenly hanging normally in front of her ear. She hadn't appeared to move her hands.

Promicide - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: When Joey and Pacey are talking at the table on the Promboat after the 'brutal breakup'; her arms keep changing position too quickly between shots. As Joey says, "You break my heart into a thousand pieces," her right arm is folded across her, and the right hand is resting on her left sleeve just below the bare shoulder. The next shot, from behind Joey you can see her right hand still gripping her left shoulder, but the sleeve is further up and ruffled on that side. Then just before she says "Just leave me alone", the next shot again shows Joey from the front; and suddenly her left arm is raised up, hand by her face, and the right arm is down on the table with the hand curved up in the air. As she says "Just leave me alone"; her left arm is still up and hand resting by her face, and the right arm is laid sideways across her, hand on elbow. Then the next shot of Joey shows that suddenly her pose has changed; and her left arm is raised up diagonally, hand across her right shoulder, and her right arm is still laid horizontally across her, hand by her elbow. All of these transitions are far too abrupt and fast to be realistic.

True Love - S3-E23

Plot hole: During this ending scene, Joey runs frantically to find Pacey and asks to go with him on his sailing trip all Summer. She is carrying absolutely nothing with her, not even a purse or wallet. Her pockets are completely flat, and she doesn't even appear to have ID. Joey's lack of luggage or clothing is explained in her dialogue, as she jokes about the next change of clothing. She probably assumed she could buy what she needed along the way, and was in a hurry not to miss Pacey's departure. But it doesn't seem logical that she would take off for an entire Summer without any type of purse, wallet, money, credit cards, ID, etc. as she would have no way to pay for anything. She would also need her ID in order to work the odd jobs she mentions in Season 4. (00:39:10)

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

Continuity mistake: When Joey is kissing Chris at the start, at first her hand is down, resting on the cushion. When the shot changes (right before she asks 'I don't really sound like her, do I?') her hand is up on the back of his neck. (00:03:05)

Shay

The Graduate - S4-E22

Deliberate mistake: During this scene when Dawson and Joey are getting ready to graduate, the actor James Van Der Beek asked to ad lib his dialogue. He did, and what ended up on the air was his improvised version of the lines that had been written in the script. (00:39:30)

Joey Potter and the Capeside Redemption - S6-E22

Plot hole: During this entire episode, Audrey is helping to film Dawson's movie by playing the role of Ms. Jacobs. We already know that Audrey is in the midst of Summer School at Worthington, but she is apparently staying down in Capeside during the entire time of filming. Audrey doesn't own a car in Boston, and it would be very difficult for her to commute every day to school and back. So why would she suddenly take off several days to do Dawson's movie when she is in the middle of Summer School classes? She mentions how boring the classes are, implying they are still going when she decides to do the film. Given that her academic standing is in jeapordy from missing almost an entire semester previously, it doesn't seem likely she would ditch her classes during the Summer to take off and film a movie.

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

Factual error: Jen's room is full of flowers. Heart patients are never allowed to have flowers because of the high risk for infection. (00:57:35)

Love Bites - S6-E18

Continuity mistake: When Jen is talking to Grams and pours herself a glass of juice the fridge behind her is open. The camera cuts to Grams for a few seconds and when it cuts back the fridge is closed and the jug of juice has disappeared. While the camera does go off Jen for a few seconds, it was nowhere near long enough to put the juice back in the fridge and close it, then run back to where she was standing. Plus, there's no sound of the fridge door closing.

Shay

The Long Goodbye - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: In the intro to this episode, the camera is panning the family photos of Dawson and his family. There is a close-up of a photo of Dawson and his parents, and Gail has the really long 'big' hair she only wore in Season 1. At this time, Dawson looked much younger and had longish hair himself. But in the photo-Dawson has much shorter hair and looks older as in current time. Apparently the photos were put together just for this episode.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Joey comes out of the changing rooms, her left dress strap is slipping off her shoulder in the shots from behind, but sits correctly on her shoulder when viewed from in front.

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