Two tragedies rock Dawsons world. First he learns the awful truth about his parents marriage. Than at the Homecoming dance, he witnesses a heated moment between Joey and Jack, setting of a chain of events that shatter a lifelong friendship and a new found romance. The big night also gives Jen a chance to use Joeys mistakes to get with Dawson. Pacey tries to open his heart to Andie, but breaks hers.