From Season 3 to Season 6, the show became embroiled in a passionate love triangle, but true fans of the show there was only one couple that could come out at the end, and it’s easy to highlight specific episodes to prove that point.Even creator Kevin Williamson realized in the end that Pacey and Joey had become the ultimate couple of the show — despite Dawson being based on Williamson’s teenage self. How did the patented Witter/Potter banter turn into one of the greatest fictional love stories in TV history?Dawson (James Van Der Beek) and Joey belonged together …at least, they did until Pacey emerged as the much better option.Episodes 23 and 24, “All Good Things…” and “…Must come to an End”: The series finale of “Dawson’s Creek” time-jumps five years so that everyone is really an adult now.Dawson is the showrunner of a popular TV show called “The Creek” (go figure).
This time it can’t be construed as a joke, and P/J have finally crossed a line they can’t uncross.
Episode 17, “Cinderella Story”: Joey’s fling with college boy A. (Robin Dunne) comes to an end when she realizes he’s actually in love with someone else.
She calls Pacey to pick her up from the station, prompting him to make Joey analyze her feelings for him.
Episode 18, “Love Bites”: You’d think after six seasons that these two would know that nothing good for them happens at school dances.
However, now they are attending as chaperones for Joey’s professor’s daughter Harley (Mika Boorem) and her delinquent boyfriend Patrick (Taylor Handley, who would later go on to play Oliver — yes that Oliver — on “The O. Pacey proves his charm by teaching Patrick how to be a gentleman, and Joey rewards him by dumping him on the dance floor because she has to see how the Eddie thing pans out.