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Joan of Arcadia: Back to the Garden

God instructs Joan to start a community garden; Judith continues her downward spiral; Luke puts up a strong front with Grace; a former police informant is killed setting Will and Carlisle on a mission to find corrupt cops.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x3
Production Number: 203
Airdate: Friday October 08th, 2004

Director: Kevin Dowling
Writer: Joy Gregory

Guest Stars
Aaron HimelsteinAaron Himelstein
As Friedman
Christopher CousinsChristopher Cousins
As Tom Murphy
Constance ZimmerConstance Zimmer
As Sister Lilly Watters
Danny MusicoDanny Musico
As Simmons
Derek MorganDerek Morgan
As Undersheriff Roy Roebuck
Diane DelanoDiane Delano
As Coach Carol Keady
Elaine HendrixElaine Hendrix
As Ms. Lischak
Jack PlotnickJack Plotnick
As Sammy
Kent FaulconKent Faulcon
As Duncan
Louis MustilloLouis Mustillo
As Garbage Man (God)
Mageina TovahMageina Tovah
As Glynis Figliola
Mark TottyMark Totty
As Detective Carlisle
Ransford DohertyRansford Doherty
As DeShawn Wallace
Sprague GraydenSprague Grayden
As Judith Montgomery
Cal GibsonCal Gibson
As Groundskeeper (God)
Cody McMainsCody McMains
As Danny
Joe SabatinoJoe Sabatino
As Construction Foreman
John Patrick AmedoriJohn Patrick Amedori
As Loner Loser Kid (God)
Megan SwertlowMegan Swertlow
As Peaches
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
Dynamite BoySky's The Limit 
Emmylou HarrisEvery Grain Of Sand 
The FewLiving In My Skin 
Sister SomeoneDon't Call 
SkilletYou Are My Hope 
StirlingA Minor Villain 
Trevor MorganSkin And Bones 

Episode Quotes
Judith: Do you want a cigarette?
Adam: No thanks. I'm a big fan of lungs.

Danny: Why are you planting cabbage? Isn't that like...already cabbage?

Adam: I wasn't listening. I was looking at you.

Joan: So many people pray to see you. If only they knew...

Joan: So what I was growing...
Loner Loser Kid (God): Grew.

Garbage Man (God): This can be recycled. Do I have to make a new Earth every seven days?

Joan: I just had this whole fantasy..how we would come together nd be like this one person with a lot of heads...That sounds kinda freaky, but you know what I meant.

(Luke and Grace are doing sit-ups in gym class)
Grace: Are you fondling my ankles?
Luke: Yes. I am.

Grace: I'll catch you later...I'm gonna go...run with scissors.

Luke: Joan, I already claimed the last pop tart!
Joan: Not unless you put your name on it freakazoid!
Luke: Look...L-U-K-E clearly displayed in red permanent marker.

Grace: So basically you're saying what?
Luke: I'm willing to wait...

Sammy: Try not to mate during business hours, Miss Girardi.

Grace: My dad found out that Judith ended up in the hospital; now he thinks I'm being tainted by the heathen shiksa.

Joan: And this is supposed to inspire me? The Charlie Brown Christmas Tree of metaphors?

Joan: Friedman. The kiss meant nothing. She (Judith) was drunk.
Friedman: You sweet naive child.

Glynis: If you're concerned that working with me will be awkward, I can assure you I've moved on. And on...and on...

Loner Loser Kid (God): It's like, uh, everybody has something better to do. Until they're on a plane, and then they're all over me.

Luke: I mean, basically, I've been asking for a total regime change in your public and personal life. But you know what? I looked up every major political revolution in the last hundred years, and not even the most violent ones were sudden. You know, they built up over years of dissatisfaction and unrest.
Grace: Did you make a special effort not to use a science metaphor?
Luke: I'm trying to expand my range.

Ms. Lischak: Indeterminacy, my warriors! Who will catch a cold? Who will stumble and fall along the dusty path?
(Grace trips Friedman)

Loner Loser Kid (God): These pants are really comfy.

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