Dawson Leery’s parents are upset that they weren’t invited to the “Dawson’s Creek” reunion

While fans of Dawson’s Creek were all smiles during the reunion, there were two people who were notably absent from the big event — Dawson Leery’s parents. Mary-Margaret Humes and John Wesley Shipp, who had a tumultuous relationship on the show, were missing from the big event, and according to the two of them, it was no fault of their own.

Humes in particular is big on posting behind-the-scenes shots from the show on Instagram, so playing the part of Gail Leery apparently had quite a big impact on her, both personally and professionally. She used the social media site to address the reunion that Entertainment Weekly put together, mentioning that the reunion happened “behind our backs,” and openly stated she was a bit hurt to learn she wasn’t invited.

"Okay, so let me get this off my chest as the initial hurt has subsided just a bit," she wrote. "Both @johnwesleyshippjr and I have read about being left out of @entertainmentweekly ‘s #dawsonscreek 'reunion' photos. This was their choice...not ours...it was done behind our backs and we both were literally blindsided by it when we woke up yesterday in NYC and LA."

We can’t even imagine how sad it must have been to know about the reunion the same time the rest of the world did.

Humes said that while both her and Shipp had done phone interviews about their time on Dawson’s Creek, it just wasn’t the same. She views the cast and crew as family, and wished she had the opportunity to see them face-to-face again.

"For the portion of our family that did appear in these photos...congratulations...you look great and I love you," she added. "I only wish I had been given the opportunity to have said it to your faces. Such a shame."

Fans were quick to let her know that they noticed the absence, and also weren’t happy about it.

"For what it’s worth, no DC reunion will ever be COMPLETE without you and Mitch on it," one fan wrote to her on Instagram. "You were there throughout the show. And that's 6 seasons!

Personally, we would have given anything to see if Shipp would address the unfortunate death of his character. (In case you forgot, he died while haphazardly eating ice cream while driving.)

Without Dawson’s parents, there’d be no Dawson’s Creek. We hope that Humes and Shipp get a chance to reunite with their on-set family sooner rather than later!

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