The Vampire Diaries creator Kevin Williamson has revealed how he received quite a fair amount of backlash from Dawson's Creek fans, when he decided that Joey (Katie Holmes) would end up with Pacey (Joshua Jackson) rather than Dawson (James Van Der Beek) in the Dawson's Creek season finale. Kevin claims that, despite the fact that Joey ends up picking Pacey, she and Dawson will always be soul mates.
Williamson explained, “In my mind, I know I’ve said this until I’m blue in the face, but Dawson and Joey are together. They are soul mates. He created a show about her. They are going to live forever. They are immortalized in Dawson’s world. It’s also my way of saying let’s look at the word 'soul mate' and let’s redefine it. Dawson and Joey are soul mates forever [but] your soul mate is not necessarily your romantic love.”
He added, I get people that were thrilled, and then of course I’ve got the purists who are like, how could you do that? My mother hated me. My mom was like, ‘How could you do that!? It was Dawson and Joey forever!’” There have been a number of rumours surrounding the possibility of a Dawson’s Creek reunion, however it does seem unlikely to happen.