God instructed Joan to go to the dance with Steve Ramsey. Of course, Mom and Dad are hesitant because Steve is an at-risk youth. In fact, one more problem, and he will be sent to a Juvenille Detention Center.
At the dance, he runs out of chances when he brings alcohol. Joan chases after him as he drives off in his car.
Once Dad catches up, Steve draws a gun. Once Dad gets it away, Steven is taken away.
The next day, Joan is very upset. Why did God put her through this. She learns that if she had not gone to the dance with him, Steven would have come back to the dance with the gun and killed several people.
Of all the Joan of Arcadia Episodes, this one was so cleverly written and plotted, keeping the audience guessing until the end. It reveals how we are all connected and how what we do does affect others.