Dawson’s Creek Creator Reveals What Would’ve Happened With Joey and Pacey


Team Pacey or Team Dawson was a pop cultural question that defined a generation of millennials—although let’s face it, were any of us really on Team Dawson? On Wednesday, nostalgics everywhere rejoiced after Entertainment Weekly released a cover story featuring a 20th anniversary Dawson’s Creek reunion. The whole gang was there: James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, and Busy Philips. Even Meredith Monroe and Kerr Smith (who played siblings Andie and Jack McPhee), and Grams (Mary Beth Peil, who we must say, looks stunning at 77) were on hand.

Two decades after the first episode premiered, the cast sat down for a reunion chat where they all talked about how the WB show changed their lives. But the best part of the one hour online special came when creator Kevin Williamson revealed what he imagined the cast would be up to today. Aside from Jen (who passed away in the last episode), Williamson said he pictured Dawson finally achieving his filmmaking dreams, but found himself lacking in his personal life. “I think Dawson became Spielberg, all his dreams came true. I think they shattered. I think he fell apart. I think he never really found love and, and when we come upon him he’s just on the cusp of changing his whole life and finding the one thing that’s going to make it magical,” said Williamson.

As for Joey and Pacey, well it apparently wasn’t a fairy tale ending. “I think Pacey and Joey got married. I think they had a family, I think there were troubles,” the creator said. “I think they got a divorce. I think that when we meet them they’re in a very dark place. But there’s still something between them that forces them to come together and raise their children. As they seek out happiness with others, they just keep coming back to each other. And they just can’t stop that magical thing that exists between them and that bond they have. I think we would sort of have to watch them fall in love all over again as middle-ages adults.” Phew! Seems like there’s hope for Pacey and Joey shippers after all these years.