Dawson's Creek

Dawson's Creek (1998)

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Plot hole: During Season 4, at Graduation, Andy informs Jack that she is 'deferring Harvard for a year' and going back to Italy instead, as she is happy there. Therefore, it makes logical sense that we never see Andy's character in all of Season 5, when all the other major characters ended up in Boston together. But it doesn't explain Season 6, when Andy should have been back in Boston attending Harvard University. It isn't likely she would have jeopardised her education and deferred a prestigious college like Harvard for more than a year (they probably wouldn't allow it); and if she was, in fact attending Harvard in Boston during Season 6 and she was such good friends with everyone, surely she would have hung out with them at times! Everyone else did. It doesn't make logical sense that Andy was attending college in Boston along with everyone else that year, but they never saw her at all. And they never explained her absence at all in the scripts. Plus the fact that in the Series Finale, she is at Mass. General in Boston furthering her medical training; implies she did indeed attend Harvard for her undergraduate, Pre-Med education.

Jen: Cute.
Jack: Gay.
Jen: Aren't they all?

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Question: Jack and Andie are brother and sister in the same grade...but does the show ever explain how that came to be? Are they twins or was Andie moved up because she is so smart?

Answer: They are not twins (Jack is older than Andie). It is possible due to when birthdays fall in the school calender for non-twin siblings to end up in the same grade. Say that you have to be 5 on Sept 1 to start Kindergarten, you are born on Sept 2, 2000 and your little sister on Aug 30, 2001. Sept 1, 2005, you are 4 years and 364 days and can't start. So Sept 1, 2006, you are 5 years and 364 days and your sister is 5 years and 1 day, and, voila!, you're both in the same grade.

Answer: The writers have said they are not twins and Jack is older. Although they were both born in 1983. In some states, like Massachusetts, it's a district decision when a child under 6-8 can start kindergarten, so there's no age deadline. In January 1988, Jack and Andie would both be 4, turning 5, and the district then allowed Andie to start kindergarten with her brother. It has nothing to do with Andie being smarter or moved up a grade, a point she alludes to in response to Jack saying he tried to start kindergarten without her (s04e04). As a side note, there was talk among the writers about whether to make Jack older or younger and they ultimately decided to make him older. The writers put in an inside joke about that when Andie says she is "definitely the older sibling in this relationship" (s04e04). It's also an inside joke to the fact that Meredith Monroe (Andie) was almost 2.5 years older than Kerr Smith (Jack). Monroe was 18, turning 19, in 1988.

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Answer: It's only explained once in the series. Jack says to Andie "I tried to start kindergarten without you", meaning Andie was smart enough to start school early.

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