There’s nothing like a good love story on TV — even if it doesn’t end up the way that fans want.
When Kevin Williamson created the series, he was convinced that Joey would end up with her best friend and “star-crossed lover,” Dawson. However, that shifted quite a bit over the course of six seasons — and ended with her choosing Pacey (Joshua Jackson).
“To me, Dawson and Joey are soul mates. And then I kept thinking, one thing I’ve learned in my life is that my soulmate isn’t necessarily my romantic love,” Williamson told Entertainment Weekly in 2018. “So I was trying to put that in place with Dawson and Joey professing their forever to each other. And then we revealed that she chose her romantic love, which was Pacey.”
Joey and Dawson were just one of many famous TV couples who didn’t end up together when the finale aired.
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