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The world is divided into two very loyal parties: Team Dawson or Team Pacey.
If you watched Dawson’s Creek over the course of its six seasons, you definitely have a very passionate opinion about who Joey Potter (Katie Holmes) should have ended up with. (For the uninitiated, Joey and Joshua Jackson’s Pacey rode off into the New York sunset together in the series finale.)
Creek creator Kevin Williamson says in his mind he was ride or die for Dawson and Joey… initially. “But when we saw the chemistry [between Holmes and Jackson], it was more surprising,” says Williamson. “I’m so happy we did it.”
Holmes was just thankful she wasn’t forced to choose a side. “I’m glad that Kevin had to make the decision and we didn’t,” says the actress. But even Dawson himself might be Team Pacey. “It felt right to me,” says James Van Der Beek. “It seemed like it made more sense.”
For his part, Jackson loved the end result. Quips the actor, “Of course I did! My vanity knows no bounds.”