Posted Dec 16, 2004 @ 5:39 PM
No, I would still love the character of Pacey even if Dawson weren't so loathesome.
The Tamara storyline was cheesy, but I agree with whomever mentioned "You know it is." (his first time) as being a moment that really just got me. Also, JJ has the ability to make me believe that he is really in love, and I just felt for him.
I loved the whole storyline his father, it had me sobbing S2. (Eastern Standard Time, right?)
My Pacey-love became irreversible in the scene where he finds Mrs. McPhee in world's cruelest convenience store, being mocked by the mean Capesiders. "Mrs McPhee will you make me a sandwich." Sob.
I liked the Andie relationship till it fell apart, I think that another reason why I loved this character is that when I was in college I got in way over my head with a boyfriend that had similar issues, and I know what it is like to love someone so much and not be able to save them, and to feel so much responsibility for anothers persons well being.
Season 3 he hooked me with the warmth -- the simple act of putting his arm around Joey and hugging her when she was crying on the dock -- after so many cold scenes of Dawson just looking at Joey blankly any time she showed an emotion he didn't understand. Then, the fact that he somehow was able to see that Joey was "a goddess" and I always felt that that was what Joey really needed -- someone to see her as sexual. I mean, after Dawson (who might as well be gay) and then the unfortunate turn of events when Jack turned out gay...well, that was a girl who needed someone to let her know that she was sexy. Then the unrequited love...sigh. Then the actual chemistry once it was requited...
Season 4 I thought Pacey's downward spiral, though not the storyline I wanted to see -- was actually a really compelling one, and I probably cried more s4 than any ohter. The whole, "waiting for the other shoe to drop" speech, the scene where he freaks out on his teacher during exams, Separation Anxiety, the If I had another sailboat speech....just one big sob.
S5 & 6 the show was just execreble, and I basically just tuned in to look at JJ as much as possible and hope the show would get back on track.
But, no, I definitely love Pacey for Pacey. My Dawson hate is only about 5% of my Pacey love!