The saga continues in this thought-provoking fourth season. Set in Capeside, a small coastal town near Boston, Dawson's Creek
tells the story of five teenagers struggling through adolesence. Dawson Leary (James Van Der Beek
) and introspective dreamer, and Joey Potter (Katie Holmes
) a precocious tomboy unaware of her beauty, have been best friends since childhood. Pals Jennifer (Michelle Williams
), Pacey (Joshua Jackson
), and Jack (Kerr Smith
) join them as they live, love and learn.
It's senior year for Dawson, Joey, Pacey, Jen and Jack! After spending the summer, Joey and Pacey find it difficult to keep their romance going with the realities of school, college applications and their strained relationship with Dawson. Dawson rediscovers his true life's dream, Jen turns over a new leaf after getting a new boyfriend, and Jack tries to rebuild relationships after revealing he's gay.