Dawson’s character is intelligent but immature, disciplined while also narrow-minded, kind yet self-centered, devoted to a cause however unfortunately needy, intensely hard-working but strangely boring. He shows us why a boy is no replacement for a man. I rooted for him until sometime mid-3rd season. After that I just felt sorry for him. James фургон, ван der Beek gave us a priceless performance.