Joan of Arcadia

Season 1 Episode 8

The Devil Made Me Do It

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 14, 2003 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • Joan: What about the whole Inquisition/torture business?
      Father Malloy: Well, you really are a lot like your mother.

    • Joan: Wait, I need you to help me steal this!
      Grace: I'm mad at you! I'm yelling at you! I wouldn't help you do anything! Don't you pick up any signals at all!

    • Record Store Clerk: Thank you for buying in a store rather instead of stealing off the Internet.

    • Helen: I can't believe you're not allowed to shoot an armed robber breaking into your home.
      Will: Well, honey, you're from the South.

    • Joan: Mom, I think Grace Polk is juggling the ceramics.
      Helen: No, no, art is not for juggling.

    • Joan: So, what, you want me to join the track team? 'Cause I'm not playing field hockey, even for God!

    • Joan: (to Power-Walking Woman God) I always thought you'd be nicer!

    • DA Fellowes: You're not fighting me on this?
      Will: No. We're in complete agreement.
      DA Fellowes: I find that disconcerting...

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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.