Dawson's Creek

Dawson's Creek (1998)

5 corrected entries in season 5

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Lost Weekend - S5-E2

Corrected entry: When Jack and Jen are talking at the beginning, Jack tells Jen that "She hasn't had sex the entire time he has known her". But this isn't true. Jen did have sex with Chris, the 'cool guy' who invited everyone over to his house to study for the big exam in Season 2. And Jen had known Jack by this time; as she met him previously during the school dance where Jack confronted Joey about their kiss.

Correction: But they weren't friends until the end of season 2; Jack obviously was talking about that.

100 Light Years From Home - S5-E19

Corrected entry: When Joey and Pacey are talking while walking on the beach, Pacey makes a point of telling Joey that Dawson is her past, present and future. But later, when Dawson arrives and asks to see Joey-Pacey suddenly becomes very negative and tells Dawson that he should give up on any relationship with Joey because "it's over". This doesn't make sense for Pacey to contradict himself so strongly, and it was rude and hurtful for him to tell Dawson that. Especially when earlier in the Season during the funeral episode, Pacey told Joey that 'he was all for those two (her and Dawson) having their shot'.

Correction: That's just your opinion, not a mistake.

Downtown Crossing (2) - S5-E15

Corrected entry: When the Mugger asks to see Joey, the Dr. explains to Joey about his condition as they walk to his hospital room. The Dr. tells her that the Mugger had undergone surgery to try to save his life, and had a 'sucking chest wound' which is obviously a substantial injury. Yet when they show the Mugger in the hospital bed, he is bare from the waist up. There are absolutely no signs of surgery or incisions anywhere that can be seen on camera, which is illogical considering all his internal bleeding and a massive chest wound.

Correction: In most cases a "sucking chest wound" is a reference to a punctured lung, sucking being the sound the doctor hears through the stethoscope. This can easily (and most commonly does) happen internally without any external injury, often a broken rib will puncture the lung and cause bleeding in the chest cavity. If a chest tube is put in to re-inflate the lung and drain blood from the cavity, it will always be inserted from the side and not readily visible when looking at someone straight on.

OneHappyHusky

Four Scary Stories - S5-E9

Corrected entry: During Jen's 'Scary Story' at the radio station, they show her playing an old fashioned vinyl record as her last song for the night. This is especially apparent when it starts skipping, and she finally runs back in to remove the needle from the vinyl. But this is the 21st century, and it would be likely that a trendy, major college radio station would not still be using vinyl records. They would be more likely be using newer technology and CDs.

Correction: They probably are using newer technology, but could still have a turn table in case someone wanted to play a record. There are purists out there that think records will always be the best medium for music, and a college radio station is usually the perfect place for those kind of people.

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

Coming Home - S4-E1

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Joey and Pacey have arrived back at Capeside, and are getting things ready to get off the "True Love," in one shot you can see the microphone clipped to the back of Joey's shorts.

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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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Show generally

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.

Bishop73

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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