10/31/2012 03:19 am ET

'Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23': James Van Der Beek Fears Halloween, Bans Scary Costumes (VIDEO)

It was time for James Van Der Beek's annual Halloween costume party on "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23," but it wasn't what June expected. It turns out that James is absolutely terrified of Halloween, so he instead throws a "positivity party" and bans all scary costumes. Fans of "Dawson's Creek" got an extra giggle at the joke, considering his character on that show absolutely loved the holiday.

June and Chloe both loved Halloween, but they found themselves sucked into a twisted romantic comedy. It was a revenge ploy by one of James' friends after seeing Chloe's Halloween tradition. She spots one person each year and decides to ruin their lives by the next Halloween. She chose James' friend as her next target, but he turned the tables on her.

Poor June's natural sappy instinct to try and find the good in Chloe pulled her in as the heroine's unlucky-in-love best friend who put her own happiness on a back burner to focus her attention on trying to help Chloe find love. That, unfortunately, left her with the leading man's slovenly best friend as her solace.

On the character development front, a stand-off over his devil costume -- which James found too scary -- led Mark to realize that he doesn't want to be with his girlfriend anymore. Is it one step closer to him finally expressing his feelings for June? Granted, the fact that she changed her shirt in front of him like it was nothing could well mean he's already been relegated to the dreaded "friend zone."

Find out as "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" continues on Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

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