When it comes to Don’t Trust The B—- in Apartment 23, though, the two episodes right out of the gate for the season were painted as some of the biggest and funniest, per the cast and producers. The season premiere sees June (Dreama Walker) championing for a Dawson’s Creek reunion, but what she ends up getting is so much better, as it’s a compilation of a bunch of 90s stars, including additional teen heartthrob Mark-Paul Gosselaar.
“We use the Dawson’s stuff because it’s there but we also just go way left and make s–t up after awhile, and that’s actually where we have the most fun: our making up fake projects that I’ve never really done like Love Monster,” James Van Der Beek chuckled.
It’s a big moment for June as she not only gets to sit within touching distance of two of her childhood crushes, but it’s one in which she starts to realize some limits of her life.
“It’s important for people to know that June’s a badass,” Walker said. “It’s inside… She’s the kind of person who will be pushed and pushed and pushed and then be the person who brings the gun to the knife fight and that happens, not exactly, but a form of that this season.”
Don’t Trust The B—- in Apartment 23 is set up to push June but also James in the second episode, in which they deal with Halloween.
“I dress up as a lady Hobbit with hairy feet. But they were fake, so it was okay,” Walker laughed.
For the character of James, though, things are much darker. He hates being scared, and therefore hates the character because “his dad showed him Halloween on Christmas.” So, every year he uses the day to throw a “Positivity Party” and alternates between three “safe” costumes, including an angel, a bunch of grapes, and a candy corn.
“The evite for my annual Positivity Party that I throw every year is one of my favorite things,” Van Der Beek shared. “There’s Hello Kitty, a rainbow, and an ice cream sundae, and they all interact.”
One thing both shows could agree on, though? One of the Holmes ladies should make a guest appearance!
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 has a whole storyline planned for Katie in which she plays a “demented version of herself” (per Van Der Beek) who hates James and hears he had some kind of accident or might be dead and “shows up in a red dress to celebrate his downfall.”