Joan and Grace enter school and go through the security procedure, getting wanded. So they didn't just dump that after that one episode. Joan's wearing a cute black and white print dress and black cardigan, and complaining, "I thought, after spending [the] summer at crazy camp, I would know how to deal, but my mom's become all religious." Grace: "Dude, my father's a rabbi." Joan, barely listening: "Right. I feel like things are more whacked than when I left. You know, like Luke listening to an ABBA CD?" That gets Grace's attention: "ABBA? You're kidding! I mean, I don't care " Joan, still not very good at the "observing" and "noticing" thing God always wants her to do, blathers on: "How do you deal with your dad being all into God?" Grace: "Sometimes I hide his yarmulke and watch him freak." Hee! But wouldn't he have more than one? Joan, still not especially listening, says she hears all this "God talk" and it makes her feel a lot of pressure to be perfect: "And Dr. Dan said that's what made me so dysfunctional. I'm a kid! I'm should be able to be just a kid, you know?" Grace mutters into her locker (which has hardly any stuff in it this year, other than a sticker that says "Love Drug" -- heh): "ABBA and those little meatballs. No wonder Sweden's filled with drugs." Well, it sounds to me like she says "drugs," but the closed captioning says "drunks." Either way, the show's producers should expect a letter from the Swedish Anti-Defamation League. Joan gripes, "Thanks for the support, Grace." She glances down the hall and sees Cute Guy God leaning against a locker. She crumples a bit and whines, "Oh, no " Grace wonders what's wrong, but Joan just says, "Nothing. See you in class."
Joan of Arcadia
Episode Report CardDeborah: B+ | 324 USERS: C+
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Joan of Arcadia