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While we were busy experiencing all the ’90s nostalgia thanks to last week’s Dawson’s Creek reunion, two former Capeside residents were none too pleased their reunion invites got lost in the mail.

Dawson Leery’s (James Van Der Beek) parents, Gail and Mitch, were an integral part of the CW drama, but the actors who played them, Mary-Margaret Humes and John Wesley Shipp, weren’t invited to Entertainment Weekly’s 20th anniversary DC reunion. Understandably upset, they took to Instagram to express their disappointment. 

The former Mr. and Mrs. Leery re-created their classic fun-loving Creek pose while Humes vented to her followers that she and Shipp were “literally blindsided” by the reunion. 

Cue the Joey Potter sweetness. Katie Holmes (Joey) couldn’t help but feel their pain and penned a sweet love letter to the DC alums on Instagram to solidify their place in the Dawson’s Creek family.  

Both Humes and Shipp took her message to heart and shared their appreciation.

“My beautiful Katie…you always were and always will be forever in my heart,” Humes commented on the pic. “Thank you for your kind words. I love you…MM.”

Shipp followed suit and wrote, “Happy 20th! Enjoy, so proud of you, as ever, and sending love.”

In the spirit of inclusion, the internet saw it fit to Photoshop the pair into the cast’s EW cover. 

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