Thankfully we didn't have to wait for our lives to be over to see the cast of Dawson's Creek back together again, although we can't quite believe it's been twenty years since we first saw them on screen together
Dawson's Creek, which ran from 1998 to 2003 was one of the most successful teen dramas ever, paving the way for so many other shows down the line with their groundbreaking storylines that tackled everything from mental health to coming out while also giving us one of the most famous TV love triangles of all time between Dawson, Joey and Pacey.
Entertainment Weekly managed to reunite the cast for a photo shoot and interview to honour the anniversary and by the looks of it, it was a very special affair altogether.
James Van Der Beek (Dawson Leery), Katie Holmes (Joey Potter), Joshua Jackson (Pacey Witter), Michelle Williams (Jen Lindley), Busy Phillips (Audrey Liddell), Kerr Smith (Jack McPhee), Meredith Monroe (Andie McPhee), and Mary Beth Peil (Evelyn “Grams” Ryan) were all there and all looking pretty damn fabulous.
This was the first time they have all been together since the show finished, with Katie Holmes saying: "I think we’ve all sort of seen each other over the years, but not everybody all together and never for long enough."
Speaking about the show's success, James Van Der Beek said:"I remember loving the script, I remember thinking everybody was amazing and all the actors were perfectly cast and thinking 'wow, this is great'. But I think it would have been weird if we had any expectation that it was going to blow up in the way that it did. I think we were just excited about...".
"Being employed," Joshua Jackson joked.
The cast also shut down any hopes for getting together again for a reunion episode what with Michelle Williams' character Jen being dead and all, but also because the show was of its time, with Holmes saying: "What I love about this show is that it existed at a time pre-social media, pre-internet, and it was nostalgic when we were shooting it. I really like it where it is, to be honest."
Sigh. Do you think they all went for drinks after? Do you think there was still a spark there between Joshua and Katie all these years later given they were a real-life couple? Do you think they went back to someone's gaff after and ended up in a singalong to 'I Don't Want to Wait'?
We're just going to pretend all that is true. Dawson's SESH.