Joe, Dawson, Pacey and Jen - four teenagers living in the small town of Capeside. The friends attend the same high school. And they have the same problems - life, love, school work and parents. Summer vacation. Dawson is making a film with the help of his friends. Jen and Pacey enroll in lifeguarding classes. Jen wants to forget Dawson. Pacey wants to meet girls. Joey goes out with other boys and Dawson gets jealous. It's going to be a long, hot summer!