As they crawl behind the set, he says, "I know it all seems so random to you, but you want to know what it all means, don't you?" Joan finally twigs, and grabs his arm: "Johnny Godway?" He smiles: "I can still surprise you." Hee! Awesome. I have been waiting since the pilot for God to pull this on Joan -- the delayed reveal. Thirty-six episodes later, I finally get it. I thought when we first saw Johnny Broadway that it was God; then I decided it wasn't. Somewhere along the line, I started to think he was again -- probably during one of his pro-chaos declarations -- but since the show's never done the delayed reveal, I dismissed it. As soon as he said, "And miss what happens next?" I knew it had to be him. And remember when I pointed out that Joan was talking to Female Custodian God and you could hear Johnny Broadway in the background? That was a nice little nod to God's superpowers. The only other time I think we've seen God in more than one place/avatar at once was in Joan's hospital room in "Desolation." But I'm kind of bummed that Johnny Broadway/Godway isn't a real teacher, or even a real guest musical director, because it was so nice for there to be someone working at Arcadia High -- other than Helen -- whose primary attitude toward the students wasn't one of contempt and/or irritation. Well, I suppose Lischak's also reasonably supportive and encouraging, but there's so much vamping that comes along with it that it makes me slightly nervous. Anyway. Joan sighs as she crawls and he says, "Aw, it's cute. Come on, come on, Joan." He helps her into the moon-swing and tells her, "This is your moment. Go with it." And then crawls away.
Joan of Arcadia
Episode Report CardDeborah: A- | 571 USERS: B-
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Joan of Arcadia