Michelle Williams and your fan fiction journal have a lot in common: they’re both totally into a Dawson’s Creek reunion. Based on her comments at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of her new film, the Take This Waltz star seems more than willing to hope a bus back to Capeside with former costars Joshua Jackson, Katie Holmes and James Van Der Beek. “He could totally ask!,” Williams told Vulture after they informed her that Van Der Beek was down to reunite. “I’ve always said, I’m totally up for reunion tours, reunion shows, so we can do that. I’ve always wanted, my best friend [Busy Philipps] is on Cougar Town, and we’ve always talked about wanting to go be on that show, too. It’s just timing, because of L.A. and New York, and it hasn’t happened.” A Dawson’s Creek reunion is happening, however, even if we have to play Jen’s grandma Gram ourselves! Especially if we have to play Gram ourselves!
The only problem? If your memory extends all the way back to 2003, you might recall that Williams’ character Jen Lindley totally died in the show’s finale. Mwuh oh! Don’t worry; we’ve given it some thought about how we can still make this reunion a reality. For example:
- Alternate Universe: Okay, seeing as how Joshua Jackson is now starring in Fringe, it stands to reason Pacey might be able to use some kind of string theory to access another universe where Jen survives her fatal pulmonary congestion, right? Yes, it does.
- Time Travel: Adult-aged Dawson, Pacey and Joey could travel back in time to visit an extremely surprised teenage Jen. Then immediately start moping about each other again.
- Ghosts: Is it too morbid if Jen is just a ghost who playfully haunts the rest of the gang forever? It is, right?
- It was all a dream: After hearing Paula Cole‘s “I Don’t Want to Wait” 5,000 times in a row, it turns out Gram slipped into a twilight slumber and dreamed the entire series. She wakes up just in time to see a healthy Jen escorting Dawson, Joey and Pacey to their three-way wedding ceremony, a.k.a the way the show should have ended in the first place.
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