Joan of Arcadia

The Devil Made Me Do It

Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 11/14/03
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  • Episode Description
  • God's mysterious ways once again bewilder Joan, when He asks her to volunteer at the high-school art show, so that she can keep Adam Rove's sculpture from being exhibited. Elsewhere, Will feels pressure from the DA's office to call a man a hero after he shoots and kills a home intruder. Meanwhile, Kevin grows weary of receiving special treatment because he uses a wheelchair.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joe Mantegna

    Will Girardi

  • Michael Welch

    Luke Girardi

  • Mary Steenburgen

    Helen Girardi

  • Amber Tamblyn

    Joan Girardi

  • Jason Ritter

    Kevin Girardi

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Didn't get it much.

    By krazy4crack, Nov 15, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Power-Walking Woman God: Why are people trying to discern my deeper meanings? This is the kind of thinking that starts wars. Stop it!

    • (looking down at the dead body of Ricky Clark) Will: Looks to me like it all worked out for the best. Toni: Not for Ricky Clark. (Will looks over at her) Too Law and Order?

    • Power-Walking Woman God: (talking to Joan) I understand you're confused. But there are no dilemmas without confusion, there's no free will without dilemmas, and there's no humanity without free will.

    • Kevin: (talking to Luke) You're going to be proud of me again.

    • Kevin: Come on, admit it. I'm stronger, faster, better-looking. Luke: Well, not better looking.

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    Notes (3)

    • Music featured in the episode included: "Ordinary Life" by Nick Nolan "Mighty Good Leader" by Audio Adrenaline "Made of Glass" by Pocket For Corduroy "Hospital Bill" by Joe Deveau "Natural Blues" by Moby "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" by Bryan Ferry

    • This epsiode we learn Grace's last name is really Polanski but her parents let her use the last name Polk because they think it's normal teenage rebellion.

    • New Gods: Security Guard God, Power-Walking Woman God, and Big Kid God.

    Trivia (2)

    • When discussing with Joan about the existence of Satan, Father Mallory refers to "The Book of Revelations." The actual title of the Biblical book is in the singular form, "The Book of Revelation."

    • Originally Adam was reluctant to let Price know that he had some personal mystery ("The Fire & the Wood") and was afraid Price would crush it out of him ("The Boat"). Here Adam puts up his artwork on display without explanation so that Price (and everyone else) can see it.

    Allusions (1)

    • Toni: Too Law and Order? Law and Order, premiering in September of 1990, is the longest running cop or lawyer show (the show melds both parts) in TV history with multiple long running and successful spinoffs, it also qualifies as one of the most successful show "brands" in TV history as well.

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