Dawson, Joey, Jennifer and Pace face family dramas, peer pressure and self-esteem issues as their world changes around them.
A pair of childhood friends must cope with their emerging sexuality.
Dawson worries about his first kiss with Jen, especially when she attends a school dance with someone else; Pacey tries to keep his romance with Tamara alive.
As he's forced to work on a rival's film, Dawson plots to record his own first kiss with Jen; Joey misleads a wealthy suitor as Pacey uses his failing grades to get Tamara's attention.
After videotaping Tamara's sexual encounter with an unknown partner and then learning of his mother's own infidelity, Dawson discovers the truth about Jen's past.
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Preparations for a big hurricane expose the truth about Mrs. Leery's affair.
As word of Pacey's affair with Tamara gets out, Bessie must seek help from grams to deliver her baby.
The brewing conflicts among Dawson and his friends erupt during their detention.
Jen's old boyfriend arrives unexpectedly and Dawson's parents struggle with their relationship.
Jen's old boyfriend takes Dawson and Pacey to a nightclub; upon finding herself the subject of some nasty rumours, Joey strikes back.
Dawson arranges a double date with Jen and her new boyfriend; an extra credit assignment brings Pacey and Joey together.
While Dawson is preparing to celebrate Friday the 13th, a serial killer is rumoured to be headed to Capeside.
Joey and Pacey both enter a local beauty pageant.
An offer for Joey to study abroad forces her and Dawson to reconsider their feelings for each other; Jen's grandfather suddenly awakes from his coma.