Joan's at the dining room table that evening, looking at all her prints. That was fast. Helen comes home and notices them. Joan complains that they all suck, and proceeds to point out the flaws in them. Kevin comes in and says he's off to physio. Helen: "At night?" Is that really so odd? I just started seeing a physiotherapist, and she and her associate both have office hours in the early evening. Kevin says it's the only time the new guy can see him: "Every crip in town wants the electrical stim. See your legs move -- keeps the dream alive." He picks up a picture and says, "Hey, freaky ear!" Joan snatches it: "It was supposed to be a whole person." Well, dear, that's what the viewfinder's for. Kevin smarms, "Well, that didn't happen, did it?" He really is an excellent choice for older brother. He takes off. Helen reassures her, saying she's just begun and there's a lot to learn. Joan whines that she studied: "I mean, I really thought I was taking some great shots." Helen doesn't say anything. Joan: "A little encouragement, Mom?" Helen picks one out: "This one looking up at the tree is very interesting." Joan: "This is me, falling!" Heh. "But it's good, though, right? I mean, I do have real talent, don't I?" Helen, unconvincingly: "Sure!" She takes the groceries into the kitchen. Joan: "That was the same 'sure' you gave me when I was six years old and told you I wanted to be a ballerina. That's a -- that's a bad 'sure.'" Helen denies this. Joan presses on: "Yes, it is. You think me being the photographer is the same a pudgy six-year-old busting out of a little pink tutu?" Helen insists she believes Joan can do anything she puts her mind to. Joan: "Iris is better, though, right?" Her mother wonders what Iris has to do with anything. Joan: "Mom, just answer the question! Iris is a better photographer, isn't she?" Helen says Iris has been doing it a lot longer, but she's sure Joan will be fantastic if she keeps at it and learns the technical aspects. Joan agrees: "You're right. You're right. I will. I will rock because this is my thing."
Joan of Arcadia
Episode Report CardDeborah: A- | 351 USERS: C+
YOU GRADE IT
Joan of Arcadia