Dawson's Creek

Dawson's Creek (1998)

12 trivia entries for season 2

Parental Discretion Advised - S2-E22

Trivia: Paul Stupin mentions this true story while discussing the show during the narrative for this episode. Once when Joshua Jackson (who played Pacey) was out swimming at night, there was a girl who was caught in some currents. He jumped in the water, swam out and brought the girl to safety. Joshua made the local newspapers as a "hero", and was known around Wilmington as 'the guy who saved the drowning girl'. The show also had a big ceremony on the set, where they gave Joshua a life preserver in honor of his heroic deeds.

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Parental Discretion Advised - S2-E22

Trivia: During the narrative for this episode, Paul Stupin talks about the town of Wilmington, NC where Dawson's Creek was filmed. Wilmington is such an old town, that every building has one ghost or another, and every one has a ghost story. There is an inn there called the "Wilmingtonian" where they all would stay while filming. This is a very old inn, and the room behind the front desk was supposedly haunted. One of the writers stayed there, and would be woken up in the middle of the night with the hairs on her neck standing straight out and she would sense a presence. Another writer who stayed in that room supposedly saw a figure in the mirror. There is also a restaurant in Wilmington where a waitress claims that once when she was working on the upper floor, she turned around and saw an apparition standing out on the balcony. It was a fellow dressed as a soldier.

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Parental Discretion Advised - S2-E22

Trivia: During this scene when Pacey is talking to his Father, the river behind them in the background is actually the Cape Fear River. The Cape Fear River is supposedly considered one of the most polluted rivers in the Country.

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Parental Discretion Advised - S2-E22

Trivia: The Police Captain's office used in this scene, was actually the original Capeside High School principal's office, which they redressed. Right outside, behind Katie Holmes, was the hallway set for Capeside High School.

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The Kiss - S2-E1

Trivia: During this scene when Pacey is talking to Christie, he sits down on a bench by the water. In reality, directly behind where Pacey is sitting, across the river is the USS North Carolina - a battleship which has been decommissioned and is currently a tourist attraction. Whenever they had to shoot in this Waterfront District, they were always careful to frame out the large ship and hide it from viewers. The battleship was never seen at all in any episodes of Dawson's Creek.

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The Kiss - S2-E1

Trivia: This scene of Andie and Pacey shopping actually took place in an area of Wilmington, NC that was called "Molly's Market". At the end of Season 4 or 5, the marketplace closed down. Dawson's Creek tore out all the market stuff and used the building as a location to build the bar which was a key hang-out for the College kids in later Seasons. (Hell's Kitchen?).

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Season 2 generally

Trivia: During the entire Season 2, it's interesting to note that frequently guys in the program were shown wearing shirts or sweaters with either a single horizontal or multiple horizontal stripes design across the upper or chest area. If you notice closely; this happens quite a bit as the guys often have on a shirt, sweater, t-shirt, etc. with either a single wide or narrow horizontal stripe or a couple of horizontal stripes close together, etc. Sometimes the stripes even continue onto the sleeves. Apparently this was a very popular, trendy fashion for guy's shirts during that time in the late 90's. What's funny, is that you see it so often during the episodes on so many people. It's like they're all wearing the same shirts in this one exact style.

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Season 2 generally

Trivia: Generally with Dawson's Creek, the scripts were generated in LA and sent down to Wilmington, NC about 7 days before filming. The director for that episode arrived at that time also, to prep the script. But during Season 2, they were so concerned about making the dialogue perfect the scripts starting showing up later and later to the point where sometimes they arrived only hours before shooting. Needless to say, the actors were becoming upset as they didn't have time to prepare properly and the director had to prep off of an outline. Fortunately, they resolved the problems and they didn't repeat themselves during Season 3.

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The Kiss - S2-E1

Trivia: According to Paul Stupin during the narrative for this episode, the actual creek in front of Dawson's House was called "Hulett's Creek".

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The Kiss - S2-E1

Trivia: According to Paul Stupin during the narrative for this episode; the bugs down by the creek in the area by Joey's house were very noisy, and often they would have to remix and rerecord all of the dialogue shot there. Lots of times, they would have to completely replace the dialogue.

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Parental Discretion Advised - S2-E22

Trivia: The actual location of the Ice House used in this scene, was a real bar and night spot in Wilmington, NC. Wilmington is a college town; and they occasionally had concerts at that bar, where the courtyard would be filled with kids and a band.

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Parental Discretion Advised - S2-E22

Trivia: All the 'Ice House On Fire' scenes in this episode were filmed at the very end of shooting, and were the very last scenes shot before the show was wrapped for Season 2. Apparently, in general when they need to shoot scenes with a harder to produce element like fire, they put them off until the very end so they have more time to prep them.

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Jen: Do you remember when you were ten and your Mom wouldn't get you that candy bar that you really, really wanted? Didn't you ever just... Swipe it?
Dawson: No.

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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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