Olivia Harvey
August 04, 2017 7:09 am

Obviously Dawson’s Creek was fueled by drama. But when the series finale killed off Jen, played by Michelle Williams, it was beyond. So imagine our shock when we found out that Dawson’s main protagonist, James Van Der Beek, just found out how Jen died. Like he literally found out Tuesday.

Van Der Beek appeared on Tuesday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live and was asked a series of Dawson’s Creek-related questions by host Andy Cohen. Although Van Der Beek has made it clear in the past that he’s not exactly a fan of the iconic teen drama, he remembered quite a few vital details about the series.

He recalled that he felt like the show “jumped the shark” when Dawson had to wear a wire to “implicate Joey’s father for a drug deal gone bad.”

Van Der Beek plead the fifth when asked which costar — Katie Holmes or Michelle Williams — was the better kisser. That means he ~obviously~ remembers all those kissing scenes.

He even told Cohen that he’s not upset that Joey chose Pacey over his character, Dawson (neither are we, James!).

Although when it comes to JEN’S DEATH, Van Der Beek DIDN’T REMEMBER ANYTHING.

Cohen asked Van Der Beek if he agreed with the producers’ decision to give Jen a heart condition and have her die even though she would be leaving a baby behind.

We’re a bit flabbergasted that Dawson doesn’t remember one of the most tragic events that happened amidst his creek. But we’re glad someone finally reminded him.

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