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This review is from: Dawson's Creek: Season 4 [DVD]  (DVD)
Series 4 of DC really see's the characters starting to grow up. For me there were some really emotional scenes in this series more than any other which had me weeping buckets. I really think Joshua Jackson (Pacey) steals this series. His character is put on an emotional rollercoaster as academically his peers seem to leave him behind and emotionally he starts to lose the people he loves most. The final scene in 'The Graduate' where he is getting on a plane to Miami as his name is read out at Graduation was inspired. Helped by the soundtrack I found this moment very emotional. His acting is fantastic. I have to admit I am a big fan of the Joey/Pacey relationship, so for me series 3 and 4 are the best. I didn't enjoy the introduction of so many new characters in series 5/6 as much as some others. The on-screen chemistry between those two is so believeable whereas I find the Joey/Dawson relationshop less so. In this series the Dawson issue comes between J&P so much I find it frustrating. I started to feel quite a dislike for Dawson in this series. His attitude to the Joey/Pacey relationship, and his non-existent chemistry with Gretchen got on my nerves. I liked Gretchen but not with him. He redeemed himself in the last few episodes when he chilled out a bit, but before that I could have quite happily watched him drown in the creek. Jack and Jen were as lovable as ever in this series, Jack starts to deal with his sexuality and Jen with her demons. But really they are just sub-plots. Series 4 is mainly about Joey and Pacey, and Joey's unresolved feelings for Dawson in their final year in Capeside. If you love that particular love triangle you will love this.