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The end of an era...

And so Joey picks….

Pacey. I suppose it just goes to show you that life (and teen soaps) can always surprise you . These concluding episodes have me all reflective & nostalgic as of late… thinking about that "one" relationship. The one it always comes back to. Everybody has one, but it's not always the obvious choice. It doesn't have to be your first or longest relationship, or even the most intense. But it's the one that changed you, the one that made you grow, that taught you what it is to love. And it doesn't mean that you were always meant to be, just that you were meant to have spent the time together that you did. Sure I was gunning for Dawson last night, I have a soft spot for their "soul-mate" status, but I liked how they handled him… they don't need to be together because they will always be connected, always have that bond between them that makes them more than friends, more than lovers. And it's good to realize that about certain people in your life. Sometimes relationships aren't meant to be in the way to you want to see them… they have to exist on their own terms, and when you get to the point where you can appreciate them for what they are, well that's a good place to be.











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ophelia99
May. 18th, 2003 10:52 pm (UTC)
I was hoping it would be pacey... I haven't watched the show religiously, but just started getting into it over the past six months... my mother and sister on the other hand are fanatics... Jen's death is what really got to me though. I always liked her, she has always been my favorite and maybe it's cause of that "outsider" feeling.. how she said at the end that even though she was friends with them, she always felt not completely a part of the group.. of course cause of the joey/pacey/dawson triangle.

brainwavy
May. 19th, 2003 10:13 am (UTC)
it's just the history that made me really want it to be Dawson. although when Pacey first entered the picture I was into it... all in all, if they hadn't ever gotten into using terminology like "soul mate" I might have been more of a Joey & Pacey fan. But then again, I've had a few experiences being the Dawson in the D-J-P triangle, so maybe it wouldn't have mattered either way.

I know how you feel about Jen. That killed me too. I was "Jen" for a long time. I think that a lot of us feel like we don't fit in so well, and I think that was her charm. Well, that & her excellent sardonic wit :) As far as relate-able storylines go, I especially liked how Dawson reacted in the first season to discovering how sexually experienced Jen was. Because that happens: boys will geek out over stuff like that & they'll think they can handle it, but it's always there in the undercurrent. It's all sorts of shades of "Chasing Amy". But there was more to Jen than all that, I always envied the friendship she had with Jack. Friends like that are few & far between & maybe even harder to hold on to & keep in your life over the years. I think the thing about this show that always kept me coming back is that there was always a character I could identify with. And somewhere along the line I've been all of them. I've been Jen & Andy & Joey & Audrey, even the guys too... reliving all of my own battles right along with them. In the end, that is what I'll miss, reliving my own adolescent experiences through theirs, watching their over-wrought bouts of emotion & flashing back to those moments that really felt like life & death situations at the time… It's all so very bizarre, how we can never quite recapture that intensity of emotion that haunts our youth. The best we can do is remember the feelings & hopefully, there will be more teen dramas in the vein of the Creek that will keep me tuning in to do just that.
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