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Self Reliance 

When Bessie takes a weekend getaway, Joey's hoping to get some studying done. But between her responsibilities at the B&B and Pacey's affections, Joey's hard pressed to find a moment alone ... See full summary »

Director:

David Petrarca

Writers:

Kevin Williamson (created by), Gina Fattore
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Van Der Beek ... Dawson Leery
Katie Holmes ... Joey Potter
Michelle Williams ... Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson ... Pacey Witter
Kerr Smith ... Jack McPhee
Meredith Monroe ... Andie McPhee (credit only)
Mary-Margaret Humes ... Gail Leery (credit only)
John Wesley Shipp ... Mitch Leery (credit only)
Mary Beth Peil ... Evelyn 'Grams' Ryan (credit only)
Nina Repeta ... Bessie Potter
Sasha Alexander ... Gretchen Witter
David Monahan ... Tobey Barret
Harve Presnell ... Arthur Brooks
David Downs David Downs ... Mr. Kasdan
Tim Grant Tim Grant ... Family Father
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Storyline

When Bessie takes a weekend getaway, Joey's hoping to get some studying done. But between her responsibilities at the B&B and Pacey's affections, Joey's hard pressed to find a moment alone to study for an English exam, and as if that wasn't enough, she's trying to cope with her feelings about having seen Dawson kiss Gretchen the other night at the Christmas party. Pacey's got his own issues with that 'kiss' and he's convinced Dawson and Joey need closure, once and for all. Meanwhile, Dawson's collaboration with A.I. Brooks on a documentary on his life story begins, which rejuvenates Dawson's filmmaking spirit and learns more about Mr. Brooks, whom never got over his best friend stealing away his girlfriend. Also, Jen takes Jack to a "Gay-Straight Coalition" meeting in the hopes that he'll meet some gay friends. But Jen seems to fit in with the crowd more than Jack does, who meets the militant founder Tobey. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Dawson returns to Mr. Brooks' house to retrieve his camera, he picks it up and put the lens cap on. Then, when he puts the camera back on the tripod to continue filming, the lens cap is still on (which wouldn't allow him to film). It cuts to Mr. Brooks, then back to Dawson, and the lens cap has disappeared, without it being removed by any of the characters. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Brooks: For every piece of happiness, there's also a piece of unhappiness.
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Connections

References Route 66 (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Need a Reason
Performed by Beth Orton
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