Pacey didn’t fit in with his family at all — they saw him as an embarrassment and a failure. It’s why he was so close to his friends and why insulting or attacking one of them, especially a love interest, was such a bad idea. Still, the show treated him as the punching bag, having one mishap after another happen to him, despite him being charming, attractive, funny, and witty.
He wasn’t very smart, at least compared to his sister Gretchen, and was often foolish, contrasting his older brother Doug, who was a police officer. Despite all of this, he wins Joey’s affection by the end of the season.
Despite the two girls having wildly different personalities and temperaments, Audrey and Joey end up developing a strong friendship that lasts from Audrey's time as an extra to the end of the series. She's outgoing, talkative, and promiscuous, but in the end, she's a good friend who always had Joey's back.
During just the span of season five, she went from a background character to being added to the main credits, and she becomes a regular member of the kids. She starts a relationship with Pacey (doesn't everybody?), but it doesn't last very long. Pacey's heart was never in the relationship and is relieved when it ends.
Busy Philipps Playing Audrey
True to her name, Philipps is keeping herself busy. She held a talk show, “Busy Tonight,” with herself as the host and has had numerous projects in the works. She was in plenty of big movies, including “Made of Honor,” “He's Just Not That Into You,” and “White Chicks” as Karen, one of the titular chicks.
Before jumping over to “Dawson's Creek,” she was a big part of the show “Freaks and Geeks,” appearing as Kim Kelly. Her other biggest role was “Cougar Town,” from 2009 to 2015 when she played Laurie Keller for more than a hundred episodes. She and Michelle Williams are still friends.
Joshua Jackson Playing Pacey
It's been said there are two kinds of “Dawson's Creek” fans: those who love Pacey and those who are lying. Twenty years after Pacey made the bowl-cut cool again (almost), Joshua Jackson is still looking fresh, with a more grown-up demeanor.
He was one of the main characters on “Fringe,” “The Affair,” the TV miniseries “Little Fires Everywhere,” and “Dr. Death.” He was married to actress Jodie Turner-Smith, with whom he has a daughter, Janie. Fun fact: Jackson screen-tested for the lead role in “Batman Begins,” which would have again made him Katie Holmes's romantic partner on the screen.
As one of the biggest snarkers on the show, Abby never missed a chance to make fun of someone, and she wasn't ever able to be subtle about it. Her brutal honesty made it difficult for people to be friends with her, and despite the fact that she acted like she was all that and a bag of chips, only Jen could stand her – and not even all the time.
She manipulated the people around her, made fun of things like Joey's dead mother, and was hinted to be incredibly insecure and vulnerable behind her nasty behavior, but she got drunk and drowned before anybody could learn more. Not even Jen was saddened to learn about her death.