Joan of Arcadia

Season 2 Episode 12

Game Theory

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 07, 2005 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Joan is going to face off Friedman in Rock-Paper-Scissors, she hands her backpack, coat, and scarf to Grace. However, it all soon disappears from Grace's arms.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • This episode marks the final appearance of Beth Rhinehart (Kimberly McCullough) on the series.

    • Kevin Rahm, Constance Zimmer, and Annie Potts were credited as Special Guest Stars.

    • Music featured in this episode included:
      "Today Is Your Lucky Day" by The Salads
      "Sit Awhile" by Jaylene Johnson
      "Old Familiar Things" by Nathan Wiley
      "Downtown" by Matt Mays
      "Excuse" by Crush
      "Get Rolled On" by Atlas Plug
      "Bride On Fire" by Nathan Wiley
      "Waiting For The Sun" by Ariel's Worm
      "Everybody Hurts" by REM

    • New God: Female Motivational Speaker God.

  • Allusions

    • Band Music: Theme from Rocky
      As Joan prepares to go head-to-head with the geeks in Rock-Paper-Scissors, the band "coincidentally" starts playing the theme music to the movie Rocky in the background - the traditional theme of two warriors going head-to-head.

    • Joan: You're very Matrix-y today.
      Referencing Orpheus's cryptic speeches in the movie The Matrix.

    • Roger: Sun Tzu. Kicking rump for more than 2000 years.
      The Art of War is a book of military strategy and other useful tips by an ancient Chinese general, Sun Tzu, renowned as a military strategist.

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