Joan of Arcadia

Season 2 Episode 20

Spring Cleaning

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 08, 2005 on CBS
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Spring Cleaning

In the wake of Joan's difficult breakup with Adam, God tells her to do some therapeutic cleaning, which ends up putting her in the middle of a scandal involving her guidance counselor... As part of Joan's clean sweep, she returns everything Adam ever gave her, which only adds to the awkwardness between them. Meanwhile, when Joan returns some items to Mr. Tuchman that he loaned her, a jealous student with feelings for Tuchman vindictively tells the school authorities that Tuchman initiated intimate relationships with both her and Joan. Also, Kevin considers getting a place of his own.


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    Kevin Rahm

    Kevin Rahm

    Dana Tuchman

    Guest Star

    Mike Starr

    Mike Starr

    Big Tough Guy God

    Guest Star

    Mark L. Taylor

    Mark L. Taylor

    Salesman God

    Guest Star

    Aaron Himelstein

    Aaron Himelstein


    Recurring Role

    Constance Zimmer

    Constance Zimmer

    Sister Lilly Watters

    Recurring Role

    Elaine Hendrix

    Elaine Hendrix

    Ms. Lischak

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (13)

      • Kevin: Can I ask you a question?
        Helen: What?
        Kevin: What do women want?
        Helen: Shoes.

      • Father Mallory: Your candor is appreciated.
        Will: I have plenty more where that came from...
        Helen: Will!
        Will: ... but I'll keep it to myself.

      • Joan: According to unified field theory, aren't we all in the same mess.
        Lischak: Yes... but it's just a theory. Dismissed, grasshopper.

      • Kevin: Point of adulthood – people don't actually say "nookie palace."

      • Father Mallory: Maybe you should discuss this with someone else.
        Helen: I tried discussing this with Will, but... he's a man. You're a man too, but a different type of man.

      • Luke: Dude, I know that Superman eventually learned to control his powers, but the first few times he took a leak, he must have blown apart the porcelain.

      • Will: Help me – I'm a man.

      • Kevin: You are a very obnoxious ex-nun.
        Lilly: I know.

      • Luke: Kevin's cavorting with a nun.
        Kevin: Ex-nun.
        Will: I hate the dating years.

      • Grace: Look. I panicked. It was like you were saying the whole Adam/Joan thing...they're so much alike and they didn't make it, and...I overthought it.
        Luke: You were worried.
        Grace: Leave it.
        Luke: About losing me.

      • Luke: (seeing Grace in "preppy" clothes) OH! What happened?
        Grace: Oh, this. It's my new look. I'm also wearing a ton of perfume, and I'll probably be saying things like "No way!" a lot.
        Luke: I don't...I don't think you're being logical. Have you looked in a mirror?
        Grace: Oh yeah! Kelly green! The preppy thing really works for me!

      • Kevin: I'm wearing pink socks.
        Helen: Well, pink is the new black.

      • Luke: (To Friedman, about his new leather jacket.) I dunno man, call me crazy, but I think I could do boots next.

    • NOTES (3)

      • This is the final appearance of Gavin Price (Patrick Fabian) on the series.

      • Music featured in this episode included:
        "Misery Agrees With Me" by Michele Vice
        "Deeper Truth" by Ben Arnold
        "Wreck of the Day" by Anna Nalick
        "Problems" by Move.Meant
        "Magic Child" by Mary Arden Collins
        "Words Fail You" by Kris Delmhorst
        "Breaking In" by Conscious Pilot
        "Alright" by Pilate

      • New God: Salesman God.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Lischak: Yes, but it's just a theory. Dismissed, Grasshopper.
        "Grasshopper" is a reference to the Kung Fu series. The main character, Kwai Chang Caine, was called Grasshopper by his teachers during his training at the Shaolin monastery. His years as a student were shown in flashbacks throughout the series.