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Joan of Arcadia: Only Connect

After a summer of therapy and with school resuming Joan tries to return to a "normal" life even as she ignores God, who keeps reappearing; Will is sued for emotional distress by Andy Baker, whose drunk driving caused the accident that paralyzed Kevin; Luke and Grace try to adjust to their relationship.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: 201
Airdate: Friday September 24th, 2004

Director: James Hayman
Writer: Barbara Hall

Guest Stars
Aaron HimelsteinAaron Himelstein
As Friedman
Christopher CousinsChristopher Cousins
As Tom Murphy
Constance ZimmerConstance Zimmer
As Sister Lilly Watters
David Burke (1)David Burke (1)
As Father Ken Mallory
Elaine HendrixElaine Hendrix
As Ms. Lischak
Juliette GogliaJuliette Goglia
As Little Girl (God)
Kathryn JoostenKathryn Joosten
As Old Lady (God)
Kris LemcheKris Lemche
As Cute Boy (God)
Mageina TovahMageina Tovah
As Glynis Figliola
Mark TottyMark Totty
As Detective Carlisle
Patrick BreenPatrick Breen
As Sammy
Riley SmithRiley Smith
As Andy Baker
Cheryl WhiteCheryl White
As Heidi
Craig ChampionCraig Champion
As Skateboarder (God)
Eddie HassellEddie Hassell
As Student
Reggie JordanReggie Jordan
As Process Server
Tara Lynne BarrTara Lynne Barr
As Jump Roping Girl

Jeffrey LiconJeffrey Licon
As Goth Kid (God)
Main Cast
Joe MantegnaJoe Mantegna
As Will Girardi
Mary SteenburgenMary Steenburgen
As Helen Girardi
Amber TamblynAmber Tamblyn
As Joan Girardi
Jason RitterJason Ritter
As Kevin Girardi
Michael WelchMichael Welch
As Luke Girardi
Chris MarquetteChris Marquette
As Adam Rove
Becky WahlstromBecky Wahlstrom
As Grace Polk
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ariel's WormHoliday 
Avril LavigneTake Me AwayAt The End
Avril LavigneHow Does It Feel 
BeckGuess I'm Doin' Fine 
Kara's FlowersThe Never Saga 
Kara's FlowersLoving The Small Time 
Nelly FurtadoTry 
NewsboysLive In Stereo 
The RosenbergsSecret 
StarfieldTumbling After 

Episode Quotes
Sammy: You got here on time. You did the inventory, boxed up the remainders, and now you're unloading stock...What did they do to you at that camp?
Joan: Oh, not much, just drugs, shock treatment.
(Sammy gives her a strange look)
Joan: I'm kidding.

Kevin: I'm crippled. I can't do anything that's gonna make me look even dorkier.
Will: Oh, Tiger Woods, he's dorky.
Joan and Kevin: (obvious tone) Yeah.
Will: Well, think about it. I have to run.

Joan: You are not real.
Little Girl (God): So people keep telling me.

Joan: I can't hear you.
Cute Boy (God): But you can see me.
Joan: I'm ignoring you.
Cute Boy (God): I'm used to that.

Cute Boy (God): Have you read this?
Joan: You stole that!
Cute Boy (God): Well, technically, everything's mine.

Adam: What do you want to know about grout, plaster, or unclogging toilets? And don't get me started on caulk, because that's my passion.

Grace: You've used up all your minutes.
Luke: What am I, a cell phone?
Grace: No, but you are a service provider.

Helen: I didn't know that they let nuns do that.
Lily: Former nun. I left. I was not kicked out. I left.

Miss Lischak: Physics…my little anthropic coincidences...is everything! Particles, matter, antimatter, energy, fission, fusion, neurons, bozons, quarks, neutrinos, antineutrinos, dimensions, determinism, strong force, weak force, relativity, velocity, chaos, order, air, fire, water, love, sex, death, time, space and God!

Lily: You know...the first step of confirmation is not lying to your family. It's pretty much not even a step.

Helen: Why are you repeating everything I say?
Father Mallory: Reruns of West Wing.

Adam: Jane, you can't get all happy about science. It's totally gonna mess up our dynamic.

Little Girl (God): All carbon atoms are the same. As are all protons, electrons, and neutrons. It didn't have to be that way, but it makes the universe beautiful.

Helen: Luke, one breakdown a year is all we can handle. You'll have to wait.

Will: What's wrong?
Helen: Nothing! I'm seeing a nun and a priest!

Cute Boy (God): Crazy is destructive. It tears down. I'm all about building up.
Joan: Then I suggest you take up carpentry.

Joan: I make lamps...

Joan: I just want to be a normal couple again. Do you remember normal?
Adam: Not really.

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