Joan of Arcadia

State of Grace

Season 1, Ep 14, Aired 2/6/04
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  • Episode Description
  • God tells Joan to join the debate team, where her partner has a stuttering problem. A new security system is implemented at Arcadia High School. After the art teacher quits, Helen wonders if she would be right for the job. Both Kevin and Luke separately deal with the aftermath of a kiss. And Will and Toni deal with a case involving a reverend accused of child molestation.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joe Mantegna

    Will Girardi

  • Michael Welch

    Luke Girardi

  • Mary Steenburgen

    Helen Girardi

  • Amber Tamblyn

    Joan Girardi

  • Jason Ritter

    Kevin Girardi

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (26)

    • Friedman: You got to forget about Grace, dude. Luke: But I get these feelings. I know it's a biological reaction... Friedman: We're not talking biology here. We're talking psychology. You're always throwing yourself against the one gate that's locked. And why? Because you're afraid of going through the gate and enjoying the pleasures of the garden... Luke: Hey, hey, I'm not afraid of going through the gate. Friedman: Then why are you always walking right past the one gate that's wide open? And don't tell me you don't know who I'm talking about. Luke: Glynis? Friedman: She's wacky for you, dude. When I took her to the dance, all she talked about was you. Extremely annoying, but, uh... it's because I was wearing cologne and everything. Luke: I can't just transfer my feelings from one person to another. Friedman: Of course you can. It's built into our DNA. Did you see the look Glynis gave you in Chem today? That's a look you usually have to download. Luke: Okay... I appreciate the rather base concern, but I can take care of my own love life. Friedman: Right... in the shower.

    • Joan: (being wanded) What? I didn't set off any alarm! So unless you want to sentence me to death for possession of Gummi Bears, I would like to go to class. Security Guy God: You seem very upset, Joan. Take a breath. Joan: Fascist God?

    • Joan: And what's in it for you, Grace? Your idea of freedom is a world where everyone agrees with you?

    • Grace: Chess, Cheerleading now debate team there are easier ways to bring pain into your life

    • Security Guard God: Do you know what Grace is, Joan? Joan: Yeah – pissed off! Security Guard God: (sighs) Do you know the meaning of 'grace'? It is a touch of truth, that let's you see the world in a new way. It's a gift that can only be felt when you are open enough to accept it.

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    Notes (3)

    • New Gods: Butcher God, Security Guard God, and Computer Girl God.

    • Music featured in this episode included: "Guided By Voices" by Nicole Chase "Hey Hey" by The Elms "Girl Keeps On" by Lauren Hart "Nobody's Fool" by Avril Lavigne "I'm Alright (Help Me)" by Michael Brandmeier "Girl Keeps On" by Lauren Hart "Have a Little Faith in Me" by Dogwood Moon

    • Christopher Marquette was billed as a Special Guest Star.

    Trivia (1)

    • When Joan is talking to God (the butcher), he places the sheet of wrapping paper on the scales twice in two shots.

    Allusions (2)

    • Joan: I don't know but James Earl Jone is Darth Vader. James Earl Jones provided the voice for Darth Vader in Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and Revenge of the Sith.

    • Adam: It's from my 8th grade Iron Maiden phase. Iron Maiden was a heavy metal rock band that was very popular in the '80s.

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