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Joan of Arcadia: Friday Night

After being prodded by Judith to go on a real date, Joan and Adam nervously prepare for a romantic night at a fancy French restaurant. Little do they know that Judith has subsequently made some misguided plans for herself for that evening, which later causes the guilt-ridden Joan to wonder if she could have prevented her friend's misfortune.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x8
Production Number: 208
Airdate: Friday November 12th, 2004

Director: Elodie Keene
Writer: Stephen Nathan

Guest Stars
Aaron HimelsteinAaron Himelstein
As Friedman
Annie PottsAnnie Potts
As Lieutenant Lucy Preston
Charlie KoznickCharlie Koznick
As Ryan
Michael ChinyamurindiMichael Chinyamurindi
As Nigerian Doctor God
Russ TamblynRuss Tamblyn
As Dog Walker God
Sprague GraydenSprague Grayden
As Judith Montgomery
Ansel CaineAnsel Caine
As Anarchist Guy
Claudia ChoiClaudia Choi
As Doctor
Jayne AtkinsonJayne Atkinson
As Fran Montgomery
Karoly GiardelloKaroly Giardello
As Random Woman
Scott ConteScott Conte
As Paramedic
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
Episode Notes
This episodes marks the death of Judith Montgomery (Sprague Grayden).

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ben ArnoldHouse Of Cards 
Jeffrey LingleBy The Fire 
Lauren HartWords Like Water 
Nick NolanFlying In Slow Motion 
Warren ZevonKeep Me In Your Heart 

Episode Quotes
Grace: (about ‘Robot Monster') This is totally inept, dude. It makes stupid look stupid.

Grace: (to Friedman about her and Luke dating) You know if you give us up you'll never be able to have kids.

Judith: I'll do your hair, and your makeup, and then I'll give you botox, and I'll do your boobs!

Joan: (referring to Judith) She didn't kill herself.
Adam: Some people do it all at once, some do it a little bit every day.

Grace: (while hugging Friedman and Luke) Okay, this just got weird.

Joan: What happened? Did you throw up on him?
Helen: No!...I...Well, my hair kind of caught on fire.

Joan: Well, I know that you are going to come inside, but, you think maybe we could do the good-night kiss thing out here first?

Waiter: How would you like your steak prepared, monsieur?
Adam: a pan.

Grace: I'm going to have to start another woman's movement. The first one didn't take.

Judith: (to Adam) Dude, you are the shock and awe of cute.

Grace: What happened to your shoes?
Luke: They were made by kids in Central America. I burned them.

Luke: "Anarchists Unite". Isn't that contradictory?

Joan: All right, I'm going to ask you something, but you're not my mother, okay? You're just some random old lady.
Helen: I'm not...old.
Joan: Fine. Elderly.

Friedman: (to Luke and Grace) Just give it up. Hold hands or something.

Joan: I know you call the shots, but I need you right now. Okay? I really need you.
Nigerian Doctor (God): I'm here, Joan.
Joan: Why did you let this happen?
Judith: It's not his fault, Jo Jo.
Joan: You make sure that she's okay.
Judith: Jo Jo...
Joan: No, he can fix this.

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