And comes back up on a poster of Che Guevara. The door it's on opens to Luke's face. That was a weird sequence. Joan-Che-Luke. Luke smiles slightly when he first gets a load of Graceland. The walls are a most incongruous bright, sunny yellow, but Grace has done her best to plaster them with stuff. Hey! The trunk at the end of her bed is practically identical to the one in my front hallway. Her room is somewhat cluttered and messy, but not terribly. There are lots of stickers all over the furniture. Bet her parents love that. I find parents are always thrilled when kids slap decals all over things. The bed is sloppy, there's stuff hanging out of drawers, et cetera. But it's not a pigsty. Luke tries to take stuff in as Grace says, "Speak, creep." Nice. There's a Mandela poster on the front of her door. He says he likes it: "It's a little tidier than I thought it'd be." Grace says she's not tidy: "I just thought you should be able to walk in here, that's all." Luke smiles: "That's nice. Thanks." Grace: "'Nice'? 'Tidy'? Do you have a death wish?" Luke suddenly spots something and walks over to it: "Ohh dude!" He picks up a little stuffed whale (which is right next to a beautiful geode, which looks a lot bigger than the one I remember him giving her, but is certainly meant to be the same one): "It's Splash! The original Beanie Baby." Grace grabs the whale and says, "It's the first inflationary bubble of our lifetime. My mom stood in line at five in the morning to get the second run. It opened my eyes to the dangers of capitalism." Luke: "I have Pinchers." Grace is suddenly unguarded: "The lobster?" They're standing on either side of her bed now. Luke: "Originally released under the name Punchers, retired in 1987, which briefly inflated the price to over $5,000. A classic lesson that any economic system is subject to the whims of human emotion." Wait, 1987? I thought Beanie Babies were introduced in the early nineties. Grace adds, "And easily exploited by the rapacious elite." They're both sitting on her bed now. Luke says, "The cool calculation of science meets the heated imprecision of economic theory." I really don't know what the hell he's even talking about, but it seems to turn Grace's crank, because she smiles broadly and is starting to kiss him when she suddenly hears the front door open. Her mother calls, "Grace! I'm home!" Whoever said that, her voice seems very familiar. I can't place it. Can't wait to see who plays her mother. Luke says he'll sneak out the window. Grace hesitates and then says, "No. Stay." They kiss.
Joan of Arcadia
Episode Report CardDeborah: B | 469 USERS: C+
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Joan of Arcadia