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Joan of Arcadia: Shadows and Light

Joan is convinced that she's meant to help Stevie keep her part-time job with Adam, despite Stevie's mother's order that she quit. In an effort to supply Stevie with the Social Security number that Stevie's mother is withholding, Joan gets Kevin to use his investigative reporting skills. Kevin's findings end up leading Will to make a discovery that quickly turns Stevie's world upside-down. Meanwhile, Adam is upset with Joan for telling Helen that he tried to have sex with her, and Kevin is conflicted when the local television station asks him to do a report that pertains to paralysis.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x17
Production Number: 217
Airdate: Friday February 25th, 2005

Guest Stars
Haylie DuffHaylie Duff
As Stevie Marx
Mageina TovahMageina Tovah
As Glynis Figliola
Mark TottyMark Totty
As Detective Carlisle
Sonya EddySonya Eddy
As Female Custodian (God)
Al ManciniAl Mancini
As Grandpa (God)
Edward EdwardsEdward Edwards
As Charlie Marx
Harry HaymanHarry Hayman
As Cub Scott (God)
Jack KehlerJack Kehler
As Electrician (God)
Kate NorbyKate Norby
As Dr. Jennifer Davis
Nancy LenehanNancy Lenehan
As Erica Marx
Nikki Tyler-FlynnNikki Tyler-Flynn
As Sweet Mother
Vanessa Bell CallowayVanessa Bell Calloway
As Corey Phillips
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
Anna NalickSatellite 
Chantal KreviazukIn This Life 
Chinua HawkCan't Move On 
Deb PasternakThe Race 
Essra MohawkLove Is Still The Answer 
Mary Arden CollinsAlone 
Nick NolanDoes Anybody Care? 

Episode Quotes
Will: Do you know a hot dog has meat from a thousand different cows in it?
Carlisle: And I'm grateful to every one of them.

Joan: Woah. When did you get here?
Electrician (God): I'm always here, Joan; even when you can't see me.

Joan: Isn't it your job to "let there be light?"
Electrician (God): It's everyone's.

Electrician (God): (to Joan) What you witnessed was the power of the truth.

Female Custodian (God): Hi there, Joan.
Joan: Oh God...
Female Custodian (God): The one and only.

Adam: How the hell did this happen?
Grace: Ask the little friend in your pants.

Kevin: (as he walks) It's alive! It's alive!

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