Let’s Dance: The Most Iconic TV Prom Episodes
The drama of Dawson’s Creek‘s prom episode stems largely from Joey’s various romantic entanglements. The show’s central characters attend an “anti-prom” and Dawson goes with Joey. As the evening progresses, he attempts to win her back and make Pacey jealous at the same time. It’s a classic love triangle.
Dawson’s Creek was fueled by this romantic tension throughout its run, and the prom episode gave the show a chance to bubble all of those feelings to the surface. It’s hard to write long-standing romantic arcs, but Dawson’s Creek always knew how to make them compelling, including in this “anti-prom” episode.