As Helen prepares dinner, she talks to Joan and Casper. She says she doesn't think she's seen Casper at school: "Do you go to Southside?" Casper says she does. Joan tells her she's lucky: "You could have my mom for art." Joan adds, "By the way, Mom, whatever you did to Adam today, he's, like, totally catatonic, so I hope that's what you were going for." Helen says her teaching methods aren't open for discussion, and asks Casper where she met Joan. Joan explains that they met jumping rope: "Casper's teaching me. It should totally, like, be an Olympic event. It's much cooler than twirling those ribbons. What's up with that?" Casper smiles shyly and shrugs. Will arrives home: "I smell garlic!" Joan warns him, "Before you launch into the embarrassing lecture on the health benefits of garlic, this is my friend Casper and she doesn't care." Will walks over to Casper: "Nice to meet you. It is a natural antibiotic, you know." Casper: "It also lowers blood pressure." Will: "I love this kid!" Will asks Joan about participating in Drag Your Kid to Work Day, but she quickly replies, "No can do. I already get enough parental bonding with Mom. Besides, Casper and I jump after school." Doesn't this take place during the actual work day, not after school? Will: "'Jump'?" Helen: "Rope." Joan says she can't explain: "I just have to, okay?" Luke wanders in, and Joan says, "Ask Romeo." Will: "Romeo?" Luke: "It's a crude attempt at irony. Ask me what?" Joan: "Dad's gotta take a kid to work. Kevin's got a job, I have a life -- you're option C." Will says that's not it at all, even though it obviously is: "I just thought that...you'd be bored hanging out with a bunch of cops." And Joan wouldn't? Luke thinks it sounds cool. Will, having taken off his jacket, puts his badge on the counter and asks Helen if he can help with dinner. Casper notices the badge and freaks: "I just remembered -- I have to run." Helen says they're eating in two minutes. Casper says she has homework. Will, not one to miss an opportunity to preach the gospel according to Allium sativum, informs her, "You know, garlic helps increase the blood flow to the brain." She tells Joan, "See you in the park, yo," and takes off. The Girardis are all puzzled, but Joan seems more concerned than puzzled.
Joan of Arcadia
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Joan of Arcadia