Helen and Lily (the UnNun) are at an outside coffee stand. I finally figured out, courtesy of forum poster flashgordon, who it is Constance Zimmer reminds me of, and it's Julie Kavner. She has a slightly Julie Kavner-ish vibe, between her looks and the rasp in her voice. God, it was driving me crazy, because it's subtle and I couldn't put my finger on it. Helen admits she can't seem to write down the things she needs to about the night of Kevin's accident: "I was wondering if you had any thoughts, anything that could help me get through this?" Lily thinks briefly and responds, "Nope. I don't think so." They start walking. Helen complains, "You're a nun." Lily: "Former nun." First Helen couldn't accept that Lily had been a nun, now she can't stop harping on it. The UnNun explains she never went in for "the platitudes," but she could advise Helen to surf: "That's what I do when I get all knotted up." Helen: "I don't surf." Well, I think it'd do you a world of good, although I'm still under the impression that there isn't a lot of really great surfing in Maryland. Lily: "Bummer. Because when you're out there, things make sense. You see a wave coming toward you, one you know that could kill you but if you hit it right, it supports you. It saves you." Helen: "So you're saying the letter's like a wave, and if I ride it right " Lily dismisses that: "Platitude. Platitude." Helen says she thought she was done with "all this." Lily says she wishes she could make things easier for Helen, but adds, "The struggle is kinda the whole point, isn't it? That, and the faith that it will somehow be worth it." And that's this entire series in a nutshell, in case anyone was looking for something succinct. Helen, not entirely convinced: "Yeah " Lily adds, "And trying to quit smoking. Or trying to meet a guy who doesn't mind a woman who smokes and was a nun!" Helen smiles: "I'll keep my eyes open." Lily: "Yeah, that'd be good." Don't think you'll have to look very far, Helen.
Joan of Arcadia
Episode Report CardDeborah: B | 412 USERS: C+
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Joan of Arcadia