Joan of Arcadia

Season 2 Episode 17

Shadows and Light

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 25, 2005 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Joan is talking to Stevie at the end, Stevie's hair changes. It goes from in front of her face to behind her ear without her moving it.

    • You can't get into high school without your Social Security Number, so how is Stevie in school?

    • In the scene where Adam introduces Bonnie's work to Mrs. Girardi in the art room in school, there's an inconsistency. When the scene switches between Adam and Bonnie, Adam's sleeves are rolled up in certain shots and down in others.

    • When Joan walks into the park, Cub Scout God crosses behind her and goes off screen-left. But then he instantly appears on Joan's right and says "Hi, Joan!"

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Haylie Duff was credited as a Special Guest Star.

    • Music featured in this episode included:
      "Does Anybody Care?" by Nick Nolan
      "Alone" by Mary Arden Collins
      "Love Is Still The Answer" by Essra Mohawk
      "Satellite" by Anna Nalick
      "Can't Move On" by Chinua Hawk
      "The Race" by Deb Pasternak
      "In This Life" by Chantal Kreviazuk

    • New Gods: Charming Dad God, Electrician God, and Cub Scout God.

  • Allusions

    • Joan and Helen: Watching TV

      The movie they're watching is It Happened One Night (1934) with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.

    • Kevin: It's alive! It's alive!

      In the Frankenstein movies, Dr. Frankenstein brought the "monster" to life through electricity, much like Kevin's "dead" legs were brought back to life. When the monster was alive Dr. Frankenstein made the now famous quote "It's alive! It's Alive!"

    • God's nametag: A. Vatar

      Avatar is the Hindu word for "God in human form". Though frequently used by commentators on JoA to refer to the various appearances of God, I think this is the first time that the word has actually been used on the show.