October 23, 2012
Then: Jack McPhee's coming-out story, which included the first male gay kiss aired on network TV in the U.S., broke ground and offered a portrayal of teenage sexuality that was unheard of at the time. Unfortunately, he ended up with Deputy Doug, who we always thought was kind of a tool.
Now: We're still mourning "Life Unexpected," Smith's most recent regular TV role. He was last seen guest starring (and dying) on last season's final two episodes of "NCIS." Also, we hear he's letting his naturally gray hair grow in, so add him to your list of silver foxes.
Then: Audrey was Joey's loud, awesome, often drunk roommate who was friends with Jack Osbourne. (Seriously.) Last seen singing backup for John Mayer. (Seriously.)
Now: Courteney Cox's loud, awesome, always drunk assistant on "Cougar Town," which is making a move from ABC to TBS this season. Still BFFs with Michelle Williams (so obviously "Dawson's" wasn't that cruel to you, Michelle!).
Then: Oh, Andie. She went off her meds, started seeing her dead brother, went crazy, got institutionalized, cheated on Pacey (obviously still crazy!), stole the PSAT answers (they don't even matter!), took a bunch of drugs, got shipped off to Europe ... and somehow ended up at Harvard. She's a doctor now, but you'd only know that if you watched the series finale's deleted scenes. Which we did.
Now: Last season, she was seen in guest-starring roles on "Hawaii Five-0" and "Hart of Dixie."