Dawson's Creek

Dawson's Creek (1998)

53 mistakes in season 6

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

Factual error: In the third scene, when Doug stops Jack for speeding, both vehicles in the scene have North Carolina state safety inspection stickers in the lower driver side windshields, as opposed to a Massachusetts inspection sticker (which would be on the passenger side).

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Castaways - S6-E15

Audio problem: At the end of the episode when Pacey and Joey are paying for their items, Pacey launches into a philosophical speech. The cashier has asked him whether 'they found everything they were looking for' and he answers no, but they found what they needed, which was even more important. He then elaborates, explaining that 'if you found everything you needed that day, what would be the point of doing it all over again the next day'. But Joshua Jackson apparently messed up his dialogue, because the point he was making was that they didn't find everything they were looking for, not what they needed. He was making the point that they did find everything they needed, so it would be contradictory to then explain that there was no point in finding everything you need. He meant to say 'if you found everything you wanted (versus needed), what would be the point of doing it all over again the next day'. Oops.

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Catch-22 - S6-E20

Continuity mistake: When Joey is talking to Eddie in her dorm room, she is facing him with her hands resting firmly on his shoulders. In one close-up of Joey, her hair is hanging in front of her right ear. In the next shot of her, the hair on her right side is suddenly tucked behind her ear. Her hands haven't moved, and no-one touched her hair.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Importance of Not Being Too Earnest - S6-E3

Continuity mistake: When Joey accesses her email address book to send an email to Dawson, she inadvertently hits the address above his, sending her email to the entire Worthington campus. Dawson's email address in Joey's address book is DawsonLeery@worthington.edu. Dawson does not go to Worthington and would not have a campus email account.

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Lovelines (aka The Eddie) - S6-E19

Audio problem: When Jen is hosting the LoveLines event, she tells CJ that he is supposed to field the calls and not ask questions. But she appears to fumble her dialogue, and actually says, "You field, they ask, field, ask, field, ask," etc. She inadvertently gets it backwards, because in reality the question would come first and then CJ would field the question to the rest of the show.

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The Kids Are Alright (1) - S6-E1

Plot hole: When Joey walks into her class and sits down, her cell phone rings and her Professor answers it. As he listens to Audrey on the other end, he says very quickly that he got the message. But when he relays the entire message to Joey after he hangs up, the message is much longer. There is no way he could have possibly gotten that long a message in the very short time he was talking to Audrey and said 'he got it'.

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Rock Bottom - S6-E13

Plot hole: The episode starts with Joey frantically trying to get to class, and printing out a paper she obviously has to turn in for that class. But then Eddie suddenly shows up at her door, and after hearing from Audrey's Mom, Joey suddenly decides to ditch school for a few days to drive across Country to LA. This doesn't sound like something the studious Joey would do, especially with her Scholarship in jeapordy from her failing grade on the midterm. Why would she take a few days off from school, in the middle of the week with classes and further jeopardize her academic standing at a very expensive University? It wasn't Spring Break yet either, that comes in a later episode. Even though Joey would have to fly back from LA, it would still take them at least 2 or 3 days to drive from Boston to LA. Would Joey really just take off like that and ditch all her academic responsibilities considering how serious she is about her education? Doesn't seem reasonable for her character.

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Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell - S6-E7

Continuity mistake: When Joey is talking to Eddie at the doorway of her dorm room, a short brunette with her hair parted on her right side appears walking around the corner of the hallway behind Eddie. Joey and Eddie continue talking, and a short time later the same brunette again walks by in the hallway behind Eddie. She should have already walked past him in the time allotted before we see her again.

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Joey Potter and the Capeside Redemption - S6-E22

Plot hole: When Jen and Grams are talking on the porch, Dawson walks up to talk to them. They ask him if their cab has arrived, and he says no, but they are in his shot. They then choose that time to say goodbye to Dawson, which turns into a group 'goodbye' with everyone that lasts several minutes. Meanwhile, the cab has arrived, and when they are finished saying goodbye, Grams, Jack and Jen walk to the cab and get in to leave for NYC. But what happened to all their luggage for the trip? How did it get in the cab? They went straight from saying goodbye, into the cab without stopping to carry their luggage to the car.

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

Continuity mistake: When Joey and Pacey are standing in his restaurant, watching Dawson and the others come there is a shot of Joey with her hair tucked behind her right ear. But in the next shot of her, a close-up, she suddenly has all her hair pulled forward around her face. Her arms haven't moved between shots.

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Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road - S6-E21

Plot hole: In the beginning of the episode, Joey and Audrey are talking in their dorm room. Audrey makes a comment that "Our time in this particular room is over". They have been in the same dorm room (27) for two years now, their Freshman and Sophomore years at Worthington. They still have 2 more years to go. What would make Audrey think that they would suddenly have to change dorm rooms when they've had the same room the entire time? Or that they wouldn't still be roommates the next academic year at Worthington? Audrey is staying to take Summer School classes so she doesn't have to leave the University.

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Everything Put Together Falls Apart - S6-E9

Plot hole: When Pacey first finds Emma in the bathroom cleaning the toilet, she makes a point of mentioning that 'she has band practice in an hour'. But right after they 'strike a deal' and Pacey agrees to her terms for the party, Emma suddenly announces that 'she is off to band practice'. Only a few minutes have passed, so it seems strange Emma would suddenly be going to a band practice that doesn't actually start for another hour.

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The Kids Are Alright (1) - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: At the very end, Dawson and Joey are kissing and they lay back on her bed. The snowglobe Dawson has just given her sits on the table next to her bed, and suddenly the snow inside it is drifting vertically down as if someone has just shaken it. But Joey and Dawson are busy, and neither one has touched it. Only a strong shaking could produce that type of snowfall, not just something bumping the table.

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

Visible crew/equipment: During Joey's surprise Birthday party in her dorm room, she and Dawson start arguing and everyone else suddenly leaves. Right after that, as Joey and Dawson are standing in the room arguing, you can see the shadow of another person on the wall just behind Joey, to the left. The shadow appears to be a boom operator, with a long-handled boom mic, and you can see him moving in and out of the shot by his shadow. Dawson and Joey aren't moving at this point, so neither of them could be causing the shadow. Also, there is equipment shown in shadow as well.

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The Kids Are Alright (1) - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode, Joey is shown refunding her Paris ticket. The shot is from Season 5 Finale, and her hair is tucked back behind both ears and darker. The next shot of her, the hair is suddenly much lighter, wavier and hanging in front of her ears. Obviously this was shot in Season 6.

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Sex and Violence - S6-E17

Continuity mistake: When Joey and Pacey are arguing in his office, there is a close-up of Joey with noticable hair strands hanging off both sides of her face. The next shot of her, the hair strand on the left side of her face is suddenly gone, and her hair is tucked behind the ear on that side. This entire time Joey has been leaning forward on Pacey's desk, her arms supporting her. The next shot of her, the hair strand on the right side of her face is gone. But the next shot, both hair strands are magically back.

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Sex and Violence - S6-E17

Continuity mistake: When Pacey and Joey suddenly start kissing in Pacey's office, Joey's hair is still tied up on top of her head. They turn and fall on the couch, and Joey's hair is suddenly completely loose and long beneath her. At no point during this transition did anyone touch or undo her hair.

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Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell - S6-E7

Continuity mistake: When Jack is talking to Professor Freeman outside the book signing, there is a close-up shot of the Professor with a noticable strand of hair hanging off his right forehead. The next shot of him shows the hair smoothed, and the strand back into position. He didn't touch the hair, and his arms were down by his side the entire time.

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Castaways - S6-E15

Plot hole: When Pacey and Joey are in the break room, waiting for the police to call them back, they start arguing. The phone suddenly rings, and Joey asks Pacey not to answer it in order to finish their conversation. But this doesn't make logical sense; considering their desperate circumstances (being locked in the store all night) and how hard they tried to get hold of law enforcement to help them get out, there is no way Joey would not want to answer such a critical phone call. It may have been their only chance to communicate with help.

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All the Right Moves - S6-E12

Factual error: When Harley talks Joey into calling Eddy's parent's home in Worcester, Joey picks up the old dorm phone that has a handset cord attached. This doesn't make sense, because since Joey is calling long-distance to Worcester she would be more likely to use her cell phone which probably has a pre-paid plan. The old black phones are standard land lines, that come in the dorms; but the roommates both have cells and they also have a more modern wall phone.

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Sex and Violence - S6-E17

Revealing mistake: When Joey hands the reporter the cup of coffee in Pacey's office, you can tell the cup is empty. It tilts to one side, and is behaving as if very light without any fluid in it. Joey pretends to pour cream into the cup, implying there is already coffee inside. But the way the cup tilts in the reporter's hand, it's obvious it's actually empty.

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The Kids Are Alright (1) - S6-E1

Factual error: When Joey is talking to the Professor, he mentions that her Birthday is the next day. Dawson also helps Joey celebrate her Birthday early at Midnight that night. Clearly this is some time in early Fall, when the Semester first starts at Worthington; probably August or September. But during the Season 5 Finale, Bessie hands Joey her Passport which has Joey's Birthday listed as May 13, 1983. Also, in previous years of the show, Joey's Birthday was never shown to be in the Fall. She didn't even start learning to drive until later in Season 3.

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Love Bites - S6-E18

Plot hole: At the end of the episode, Joey takes a taxi from Boston to Eddie's house in Worcestor. As she walks up to the front door, the cab leaves. Eddie has no idea Joey is coming, and she has no way to return to Boston without using a cab or asking Eddie for a ride. But she doesn't even know yet if Eddie is home, and whether he would offer to drive her home. Seems illogical for Joey to dismiss the cab without asking the cab driver to wait a few moments while she sees if Eddie is home, and if he would be willing to drive her back to Boston. Otherwise, she would have to ask his parents to use the phone to call another cab.

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

Audio problem: When Doug pulls Jack over at the start, listen closely as Jack says "It's a deserted road". You can hear the sound of a car passing in the background. Not very deserted then.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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...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.

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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.

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Joey Potter and the Capeside Redemption - S6-E22

Continuity mistake: At the end of the day, Joey and Dawson are laying on his bed talking. When Joey asks Dawson how he would describe his film, there is a close-up of Joey looking directly at Dawson, who is to her left. The next shot, as Dawson answers, Joey is suddenly staring straight up and not looking at Dawson. Then in the next shot, Joey is again looking back at Dawson to her left. The transitions are too fast for her to have actually moved her head.

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Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road - S6-E21

Revealing mistake: Watch Busy Phillips' hand in the bar scene where Audrey sings - she's very obviously not playing that guitar.

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

Plot hole: When Jen and Jack are talking at the B&B, he picks up the bottle of pills from Jen's purse and asks her about them. She lies, telling him they are pills for Grams when in reality they are Jen's medication. But Jack is examining the label closely, and wouldn't he see pretty easily that Jen's name was listed instead of Grams? He had plenty of time to read the entire label.

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

Factual error: Towards the end of the episode when Joey and Dawson are arguing about their relationship, Joey makes a statement that "Dawson bought the Champagne" referring to their romantic time on the movie set earlier that evening. However, when they were having that drink on the porch of 'Dawson's House' on the movie set; Dawson explained to Joey that the Champagne was from a free gift basket, one of many given to Directors before they start production on a new film. Therefore, Dawson never bought the Champagne, he simply stole it from the gift basket.

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The Kids Are Alright (1) - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: During the beginning intro monologue, Jen is shown seated between her parents on a couch. The two actors portraying her parents are only shown from the back, but they appear to be different people than the original actors who portrayed them. The father, especially has different hair and wears glasses.

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

Audio problem: During the narrative for the Season Finale, second half, Paul Stupin the Executive Producer is talking about Joey and Pacey's romance in the show. He mentions that they went on an "epic journey on a sailboat all over the world." He's a bit mistaken; as when Joey and Pacey went sailing at the end of Season 3, they sailed from Massachussetts down the Eastern Coast to Florida and back again. It was hardly "all over the world".

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Catch-22 - S6-E20

Revealing mistake: When Pacey and Rich are physically fighting in the office, there is a quick shot of a person who is supposed to be Pacey leaning forward over Rich and hitting him. However, if you look closely you can see that the hair on this person although dark brown, appears much longer and curlier than Pacey's current hairstyle. Also-just before that shot ends, you can see the longer hair swing away from his neck loosely on the right side. The next shot of Pacey shows his shorter haircut, so I believe the longer hair was actually a stunt man substituting for Pacey in a risky, physical scene.

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

Audio problem: During the Season Finale Narrative, second half- Creator Kevin Williamson mentions that the kiss between Doug and Jack on the beach was "the second gay kiss in the show". He's a bit mistaken, as this was actually the 4th gay kiss in the entire series. Jack kissed Ethan in Season 3, Toby in Season 4, David in Season 6, and Doug in the Season Finale.

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That Was Then (aka Before and After) - S6-E16

Revealing mistake: In the very beginning of the episode, Pacey is watching TV and gets up to look out the window towards Hell's Kitchen. As he moves back from the window, he accidently bumps the kitchen counter/cabinets. An entire section of 'counter/cabinet' moves noticeably; revealing it to be a cheap, flimsily-built fake kitchen counter/cabinet instead of a more substantial, real one. This was obviously just part of a set.

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Castaways - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, Pacey and Joey are dining at a large table while Pacey is flirting with the woman on his right. Joey goes underneath the table to retrieve her shoe, and sees what is apparently the woman's left hand on Pacey's knee. But the very next shot of the woman above the table shows her right hand up against her face, and her left arm folded, hand on the table. Her left arm doesn't appear to have moved, and there was no time for a transition from Pacey's knee to above the table.

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Catch-22 - S6-E20

Audio problem: When Jen is talking to Jack at the Helpline Office, she jokingly tells him that he is too young to be likely to "haunt them with your sad, single self." She appears to fumble her dialogue, however, and you can hear her almost switch the words around and say "single, sad self." She catches herself, and says 'sad' first instead.

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

Continuity mistake: When Jack is pulled over near the start the creek behind him is empty, and remains like that throughout the scene. Then for the last few shots before he drives off again a sailboat has appeared in the background, literally out of nowhere.

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

Plot hole: Dawson is in his bedroom, and hears a noise outside his window. He panics, and picks up his laptop to use as a 'weapon' if necessary, while approaching the window. This doesn't seem logical; because for one thing he knows Joey is in town and she has been coming in through that window for years, and wouldn't he think of that first? Also-highly unlikely Dawson would actually use a very expensive Apple laptop as a weapon when it could be damaged, and he relies on it extensively for his work as a Writer/Producer.

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Lovelines (aka The Eddie) - S6-E19

Character mistake: In the scene when Dr. Drew has Joey and Eddie on stage, they are arguing and Joey says that Eddie moved away and dumped her twice. Actually, he only dumped her once, when he moved out of his apartment and back home with his parents. The 2nd time that Joey is referring to is when Eddie moved to California for the writing workshop, which SHE helped and encouraged him to do. So he did not dump her 2 times; she basically pushed for him to leave the 2nd time, yet she acts as though this situation never occurred.

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The Importance of Not Being Too Earnest - S6-E3

Other mistake: In the scene where Pacey and his Boss are out to lunch, his boss states that he just bought a car, so they head to a dealership. When they are walking in, his boss goes to a car that's kept in the showroom and dusts it off with a cloth as though that's the one he bought, since it is unlikely that he'd clean off a car that wasn't his. A car that someone just bought would not be kept in a showroom; it would be on the lot and ready to go, especially if the paperwork was already completed, as the boss stated when he said it was already signed and paid for.

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