Day 13 | What is your favorite television pairing? Dawson and Joey (Dawson’s Creek)
[Scene: Dawson’s Back Yard. Dawson is sitting at the picnic table trying to figure the ending of his final episode of the season. He hears the sound of a c ar door and looks back in time to see the moment that Jen first arrived in Capeside. The scene fades to Lily and Alexander playing together in the back yard. He looks back over the creek, and sees when Joey comes walking up to join him from his pier.]
Joey: How ya doing?
Dawson: Surviving. You?
Joey: It’s been a long day.
Joey: Are you writing?
Dawson: No. The curse of an unwritten ending.
Joey: Oh. Make it a happy one, please. I can’t take any more sad ones. Stay away from the life and death of it all.
Dawson: It’s interesting how people use that expression— life and death. As if to imply that life is the opposite of death, but birth is the opposite of death. Life… has no opposite.
Joey: I never thought of it that way.
Dawson: Well, leave it to me to over think it.
Joey: You are the writer.
Dawson: Yeah. This writer has decided it doesn’t matter how it ends… because fiction is fiction, and for the first time, in a long time… [Sighs] My life is real. It doesn’t matter who ends up with who. Because in some unearthly way… it’s always gonna be you and me.
Joey: Soul mates.
Dawson: What we have goes beyond friendship, beyond lovers. It’s forever.
Joey: [Softly] Yes, it is. I love you, Dawson.
Dawson: I love you, too, Joey.
[The hear giggling and they turn around to see Lilly up in Dawson’s room, and Alexander at the bottom of the ladder.]
Now I know I’m probably gonna hate for this, but before any of the PJ’ers get on my case — I can respect and acknowledge Pacey and Joey’s relationship. I do not hate P/J by anymeans, I just was never a fan.
Now with that being said…Dawson and Joey are, yes, my favorite TV pairing whether they ended up together or not, friends, lovers, whatever, I love these two. Soulmates - that they are. They have been through everything, and then some. They have gone through dreaded triangles and still come out strong. “Do you think every Dawson has a Joey, and every Joey has a Dawson?" That is why I love them, yes, I loved them as a couple, I loved them as friends. I just love them period.