Helen looks at her, wondering what conversational gambit to try. Lucyfer brings up her favorite topic: "So Will's quite a guy. No way could I do this job without him." Frink: "Not the line to start with. Helen's got a knife, there." Helen doesn't say anything. Helen, by the way, is wearing an orange V-neck sweater over a T-shirt of the same colour, and Lucyfer's wearing an orangey-red V-neck sweater. They're both wearing gold necklaces. Lucyfer tries another tack: "This lawsuit thing you're going through, man, that's that's ridiculous." Helen still doesn't say anything. Wow. There is no way that in Helen's shoes at this moment that I could bring myself to be quite this difficult and rude -- and believe me, I know from "difficult" and "rude." But come on -- this is a guest in your home, trying to be nice and make conversation, and given that she doesn't actually know for a fact that Lucyfer's after Will, I really think she's got no call for this behaviour. Throw her a bone, already. Also, I don't understand this strategy. If I were Helen, I would be trying to be as gorgeous, gracious, and gourmet-riffic as all get-out. And she's got home turf advantage. What else does she want? Lucyfer gets more desperate: "Will says you're religious. That must come in handy." Still nothing but a small, stiff smile from Helen. Lucyfer: "I was raised Southern Baptist, but, uh now I'm just pissed that God dun't [sic] exist." Finally Helen speaks, saying sharply, "I think that's enough." Lucyfer looks up, and I can't tell if she's more surprised at what Helen said, or the fact that she finally spoke. Helen elaborates: "Tomatoes." Lucy stops slicing and wipes her hands. She looks around -- probably more for the drink Will's supposed to be bringing her than Will himself. Man. I wouldn't have thought Helen could be enough of a bitch to make me feel sorry for Lucyfer. Thanks for nothing, Helen. I feel like the Helen/Will/Lucyfer story is supposed to parallel either the Joan/Adam/Judith story or the Joan/Adam/Iris, story but I can't decide which one. Also: haven't we had enough of the one guy, two women stories? Along with the three I've just mentioned, last year there was Luke/Grace/Glynis and Kevin/Rebecca/Michelle. I'm probably forgetting some. Hello? That's enough. The next time there's a triangle involving two women, they'd better be interested in each other.
Joan of Arcadia
Episode Report CardDeborah: A | 363 USERS: C+
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Joan of Arcadia