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Joan of Arcadia: Spring Cleaning

In the wake of Joan's difficult breakup with Adam, God tells her to do some therapeutic cleaning, which ends up putting her in the middle of a scandal involving her guidance counselor. As part of Joan's clean sweep, she returns everything Adam ever gave her, which only adds to the awkwardness between them. Meanwhile, when Joan returns some items to Mr. Tuchman that he loaned her, a jealous student with feelings for Tuchman vindictively tells the school authorities that Tuchman initiated intimate relationships with both her and Joan. In the meantime, Kevin considers getting a place of his own.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x20
Production Number: 220
Airdate: Friday April 08th, 2005

Director: Bethany Rooney
Writer: Lyla Oliver

Guest Stars
Aaron HimelsteinAaron Himelstein
As Friedman
Constance ZimmerConstance Zimmer
As Sister Lilly Watters
David Burke (1)David Burke (1)
As Father Ken Mallory
Elaine HendrixElaine Hendrix
As Ms. Lischak
Kevin RahmKevin Rahm
As Dana Tuchman
Louis MustilloLouis Mustillo
As Garbage Man (God)
Mike StarrMike Starr
As Big Tough Guy (God)
Patrick FabianPatrick Fabian
As Gavin Price
Courtney HopeCourtney Hope
As Chelsea
Mark L. TaylorMark L. Taylor
As Salesman (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
Episode Notes
This episode marks the final appearance of Ms. Lischak (Elaine Hendrix) on the series.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Anna NalickWreck of the Day 
Ben ArnoldDeeper Truth 
Conscious PilotBreaking In 
Kris DelmhorstWords Fail You 
Mary Arden CollinsMagic Child 
Michele ViceMisery Agrees With Me 

Episode Quotes
Luke: (to Friedman, about his leather jacket) I dunno man, call me crazy, but I think I could do boots next.

Kevin: I'm wearing pink socks.
Helen: Well, pink is the new black.

Grace: Look. I panicked. It was like you were saying the whole Adam/Joan thing...they're so much alike and they didn't make it, and...I overthought it.
Luke: You were worried.
Grace: Leave it.
Luke: About losing me.

Luke: Kevin's cavorting with a nun.
Kevin: Ex-nun.
Will: I hate the dating years.

Kevin: You are a very obnoxious ex-nun.
Lilly: I know.

Will: Help me, I'm a man.

Luke: Dude, I know that Superman eventually learned to control his powers, but the first few times he took a leak, he must have blown apart the porcelain.

Father Mallory: Maybe you should discuss this with someone else.
Helen: I tried discussing this with Will, but...he's a man. You're a man too, but a different type of man.

Kevin: Point of adulthood, people don't actually say "nookie palace."

Joan: According to unified field theory, aren't we all in the same mess.
Ms. Lischak: Yes...but it's just a theory. Dismissed, grasshopper.

Father Mallory: Your candor is appreciated.
Will: I have plenty more where that came from...
Helen: Will!
Will: But I'll keep it to myself.

Kevin: Can I ask you a question?
Helen: What?
Kevin: What do women want?
Helen: Shoes.

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