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Joan of Arcadia: Recreation

At Helen's insistance, she and Will take a getaway to a spa, but all does not go well when Will cannot forget about his job. And with the parents away, the kids are up to a little recreation of their own; Kevin and his boss, Rebecca, find it hard to ignore their mutual attraction; Joan, as she is trying to sort out her feelings for Adam, is instructed by God to throw a party while her parents are away; Luke helps Joan pull off a successful party.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x13
Production Number: 112
Airdate: Friday January 16th, 2004

Director: Elodie Keene
Writer: Barbara Hall


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Guest Stars
Aaron Himelstein
As Friedman
Recurring
April Grace
As Sergeant Toni Williams
Recurring
Becky Wahlstrom
As Grace Polk
Recurring
Chris Marquette
As Adam Rove
Recurring
Derek Morgan
As Undersheriff Roy Roebuck
Recurring
Kris Lemche
As Cute Boy (God)
Recurring
Mageina Tovah
As Glynis Figliola
Recurring
Mark Totty
As Dt. Carlisle
Recurring
Patrick Fabian
As Gavin Price
Recurring
Sydney Tamiia Poitier
As Rebecca Askew
Recurring
Brandon Kaplan
As Nerdy Boy (God)
David Clennon
As Spa Manager
Gary Anthony Williams
As Liquor Store Clerk (God)
Jay Thomas
As Elliot
Ted Rooney
As Dr. Halliwell (God)
Tricia Nickell
As Newscaster
Main Cast
Joe Mantegna
As Will Girardi
Mary Steenburgen
As Helen Girardi
Amber Tamblyn
As Joan Girardi
Jason Ritter
As Kevin Girardi
Michael Welch
As Luke Girardi
Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The All-American RejectsDon't Leave Me 
Andrea MartinTell Me 
Cadence GraceCrash Goes My World 
HennesseyBuddhamatic 
Jeff LingleLazy Breezes 
Jeff LingleCrystaline Bliss 
Jewel2 Become 1 
Sam RobertsDon't Walk Away Eileen 
Scarboro Aquarium ClubSleeping Sound 
Will HogeBe The One 


Episode Quotes
Grace: (about Joan's baby pictures) Impressive use of fat.

Will: "The Dead Sea Mud Wrap: Your body will be gently dry-brushed to eliminate surface toxins and to exfoliate dead skin cells. Then you are wrapped in a warm mixture of mud, essential oils and seaweed." This sounds like something I would pay to avoid.

Joan: See, nobody thinks of you as fun.
Dr. Halliwell (God): And that's the problem.

Spa Manager: Violence offends us.
Will: It offends me too, which is why I won't give up my weapon!

Luke: Enjoy your body treatments.
Will: Nobody's getting wrapped!
Helen: I might!

Helen: (to Will, about the weekend away) Strip Scrabble?
Joan: OVER-sharing!

Joan: God smokes?
Liquor Store Clerk (God): I don't inhale.

Luke: (to Grace) Can you help here?
Grace: Apparently not.

Adam: What about us?
Joan: What about us?
Adam: What about us?
Joan: What about us?
Adam: What about us?
Joan: Is it just me or is this going nowhere?

(Adam's upset with Joan)
Joan: Uh...are you okay?
Adam: Yeah, Joan, I'm fine.
Joan: I liked it better when you called me "Jane."
Adam: Those days are over.

Luke: Hey! That is my dad's italian salami that he has it flown in from like New Jersey!

Glynis: (after seeing a picture of Luke dressed up as a dalmation when he was three) The colour palette suits you.

Joan: Let's go. We're not buying anything from here. Master of the universe here carded me.

Kevin: Pancakes, Joan, not panbricks.

Joan: (to Luke) Look at us, rocket boy and subdefective. Who are we gonna invite to a party?

Joan: You invented drugs, didn't you?
Dr. Halliwell (God): I invented rattlesnakes. Doesn't mean I want you playing around with them.

Luke: No one ever listens to me and yet I talk.

Will: (about the spa) I wonder if the sound of ringing up our credit card will be too much for them.

Helen: And, I think this goes without saying, no parties.
Kevin: I've already covered this; they are very unpopular.
Helen: Oh, good. Uh, really?

Grace: (referring to Adam) I've know the dude since preschool. He's stupid about you.

Kevin: (to Rebecca) But what if I just want to kiss you?
Rebecca: You'll have to catch me.
Kevin: I'm in good shape.

Liquor Store Clerk (God): Joan, you did invite Adam?
Joan: Sure.
Liquor Store Clerk (God): And he realizes you're inviting him?
Joan: As in a date?
Liquor Store Clerk (God): Figure it out.
Luke: I'm sorry, he's approving your guest list?

Will: (referring to Elliot) Do I really need to hear about his colon crisis?
Helen: Will!
Will: He's talking about his ass in public!

Joan: (about the party) Do these things ever end?
Adam: Eventually, people...pass out.

Joan: (to God) Shouldn't you be a better dancer?
(The doorbell rings)
Joan: Excuse me, your all-mightiness.

Adam: Well, maybe it's like that anti-drug guy says. Romantic love. It's like a mental illness. It just happens, you know, and then what are you going to do?

Joan: Why are you mad at me?
Adam: I don't know. Maybe I'm bad at stuff like this. But we kissed. It's not exactly like I've kissed a lot of girls. Maybe I've only kissed one.
Joan: Right.
Adam: Well, maybe it meant something to me.
Joan: Maybe it meant something to me too.

Toni: I'm Sgt. Toni Williams. We received a noise complaint. I think it's about time to break things up.
Joan: Thank God! (to the partiers) Everybody the police are here! Time to get out! Come on! Clear out! (to Toni) Thank you for that.

Joan: (to Adam after the party) Hey...you wanna dance?

Helen: I think I'll sign us both up for the Native American treatment.
Will: What's that? They gently drag us through the sand by our hair until our skin is flayed, and then later we're gently reassigned to gambling casinos in Arizona.

Joan: You learned how to cook in AP chem...all I learned is how to make soap.
Kevin: Like your doing now.

Grace: It's like a Druid solstice ritual without the viscera.
Luke: Stick around. The night's still young.
(There is an awkward silence)
Grace: I need salt.

Joan: In case you haven't noticed, we are not cool.
Luke: I thought you were cool.
Joan: No, I'm not.

Joan: We've been thinking...
Will: That's a dangerous proposition.

Adam: (to Joan, at the party) You wanna dance?
Joan: Adam, I can't I'm at a party!
(She leaves)
Adam: Just thought I'd ask.

(Luke, Grace, Friedman and Glynis are looking through one of the Girardis' photo albums)
Friedman: Oh, man. (puts on baby voice) Here's Luke in a little Dalmatian outfit.
Glynis: Oh! Look at his little ears!
Luke: It was Hallowe'en. I was three! Put that away--
(He tries to take the album off Friedman but he fights back)
Grace: Hey, let me see.
Glynis: The colour palette suits you.
Friedman: Dude, your sister's, like, naked.
Luke: She's a baby!



Warning: Joan of Arcadia season 1 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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