Joan of Arcadia

Touch Move

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 10/10/03
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  • Episode Description
  • God encourages Joan to learn how to play chess; Will must work with a psychic on a missing toddler case; Helen hopes a miracle will enable Kevin to walk again.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joe Mantegna

    Will Girardi

  • Michael Welch

    Luke Girardi

  • Mary Steenburgen

    Helen Girardi

  • Amber Tamblyn

    Joan Girardi

  • Jason Ritter

    Kevin Girardi

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • This episode was the reason I started to love Joan (besides her relationship with Adam)!

    By unearthlyangel, Jun 02, 2007

  • Awesome.

    By krazy4crack, Oct 30, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Cute Boy God: Oh, Joan, it would've been so much easier if you'd read the book. Now I'm gonna have to send you to the basement.
      Joan: (looking worried) You mean like Hell?
      Cute Boy God: No, Joan, the basement. The school has one.

    • Joan: (to Grace) My dad's Italian. To him, a sandwich is like an opera.

    • Joan: I meant that they'll see you. Cute Boy God: Yeah, I've noticed that this look turns a lot of heads. Joan: It's called being hot.

    • (In AP Chemistry, Joan and Grace are discussing Joan's taste in men, she says she likes athletes, like wrestlers. Adam constantly looks at her dumbfounded.) Adam: Wrestlers? Joan: Mind your own business!

    • Kevin: (talking about his dream) I was on fire. Will: I'll get you some water. Kevin: Dad, I'm not really on fire. Will: I'll get you some anyway.

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    Notes (3)

    • David Burke (Father Ken Mallory) previously played a character named Father Paul Girardi in the Judging Amy episode "The Undertow."

    • Music featured in the episode includes: "S.O.S." by Nick Nolan "Hands Down" by Dashboard Confessional "Boyfriend (in English)" by Poussin "Not What I Wanted" by Evan Olson "Brave Ones" by Leslies "Now's The Time" by Slick Shoes "Who Invited You?" by The Donnas "(So I'll Sit Here) Waiting" by The Like "God in the Numbers" by Richard Ashcroft

    • New Gods: Chess Player God and Mailwoman God.

    Trivia (1)

    • In the scene where Joan and Grace share a sandwich. Grace's sandwich at first has no lettuce, but in the next scene it does.

    Allusions (2)

    • Joan: Oh, like you don't know. 'Cain, where's your brother?'. Very passive-aggressive... In the Bible (Genesis 4), Cain and Able are the first and second sons of Adam and Eve, respectively. After God took an offering from Able but rejected Cain's, Cain slew his brother Able in an argument. Shortly thereafter, God met up with Cain and asked him this question. This is whence from comes the classic response, by Cain to God, "Am I my brothers' keeper?" as though he didn't know either.

    • Joan: I can also take the blue pill. Reference to how Neo is "awakened" in the 1999 movie The Matrix.

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