Joan of Arcadia


Season 2, Ep 11, Aired 12/10/04
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  • Episode Description
  • As Joan tries to work her way up to the high dive despite her acrophobia, Luke attempts to overcome his paralyzing fear of undertaking an activity at which he might fail. Meanwhile, Will continues his quest to find Judith's killer, and Kevin goes on a date with Beth. Additionally, while reflecting on Judith's death and Kevin's accident, Helen becomes overwhelmed with concern about her family being in harm's way.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Amber Tamblyn

    Joan Girardi

  • Joe Mantegna

    Will Girardi

  • Michael Welch

    Luke Girardi

  • Mary Steenburgen

    Helen Girardi

  • Christopher Marquette

    Adam Rove

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • This episode shows exactly what this series was capable of.

    By RalphEssers, Aug 10, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Joan: (to Judith's headstone) I didn't think to bring anything, cuz... well, what are you gonna do with flowers? So, um... things are pretty much the same, which is weird, um... although Luke did this, uh, this awesome dive off the high board, which wasn't really a dive dive, it was more like Will Ferrell falling out of a plane. You'd've peed yourself. Can I say that in a cemetery? Anyway, Luke--Luke did it. Oh, and he and, uh, Grace are a public item. Ah, it's a freak show. And you're, um... you're, um... dead and I didn't come before because, um... I was so scared that if I had to say goodbye, you know, the real one where I have to admit that I'm never gonna see you again... it would hurt so much... to let go like that and it may never... stop, but... but I have to. Goodbye. I love you.

    • Joan: Who bathed in Drakkar? Kevin: It said, "apply liberally." Pardon me for following directions.

    • Coach Keady: Sibling rivalry. Healthy motivator. The Williams Sisters. The Carpenters. Donny and Marie – not so much.

    • Joan: God mocking humans? That's nice. Female Custodian God: Belly flop. Eternally funny. Nothin' I can do about it.

    • Joan: Luke in a Speedo. They don't make enough blindfolds.

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    Notes (4)

    • This episode marks the final appearance of Cute Boy God (Kris Lemche) on the series.

    • The date reference in this episode to Judith's death matches the air date for the episode "Friday Night" in which she died (the day of the week was matched too, by the plot and title). The episode "No Future" (which followed "Friday Night" and aired Nov. 19, 2004) also had a date reference (to Luke's birthday) which matched the actual air date.

    • Music featured in this episode included: "Watch That Girl" by Lauren Hart "Bye Bye" by Aderbat "Know It All" by Angela McCluskey "Running Away From You" by Mutlu "Remember Your Soul" by Nick Nolan "Secrets" by Lelia Broussard "Compromise, Communicate" by The Boneshakers "A Million Tears" by Kasey Chambers

    • New God: Female Custodian God.

    Trivia (3)

    • Judith's Headstone reads: Judith Montgomery Beloved Daughter March 9, 1988 November 12, 2004

    • In HDTV you can see a crewhand just off to the side as Helen and Kevin finish talking during the ice cream scene.

    • Apparently Helen goes to bed with full make-up on. Look at her face when she and Will argue before they go to bed.

    Allusions (1)

    • Helen: It's like the bible was written by Johnny Knoxville. Johnny Knoxville is best known as one of the guys from the MTV show Jackass where they perform ridiculous stunts often hurting themselves in the process.

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