Thank God. Helen enters her classroom to find Adam waiting for her. He gives her Stevie's painting. Helen sighs and says the whole thing is still so hard to believe, and that Joan says Stevie's "pretty destroyed." She asks Adam if he's okay, and Adam, not sure where she's coming from, says yes. He then asks her if he can take his painting home, and she tells him sure, as she's graded it. We see the painting is of him and a woman we soon learn is his mother, so it seems like that was the specific assignment. Helen tells Adam she gave him an A, and that it's great work. Adam finally overcomes his reservations and asks why Helen didn't use it for the presentation. Helen says it's not what he thinks, and that "that's between you and Joan." Adam disbelievingly asks if she doesn't care. Adam, it's a good thing you're below the legal gambling age, because you've got a couple of things to learn about quitting while you're ahead. Helen says of course she cares, as she doesn't want to see Joan get hurt or used. "But I choose to believe that you wouldn't do that." Aw. Adam haltingly says that he didn't want to mess things up with Helen. "It's complicated with me and Joan, but I don't have anyone else like you in my life either." Foreshadowing tells me that this remark doesn't bode well for Adam's relationship with Joan. I tell Foreshadowing to shut up, as he's ruining my favorite scene in the episode. Helen beams at Adam and tells him that she knows how hard it was for him finally to paint his mother, and she didn't think he'd feel comfortable sharing that work with so many people. She apologizes for not asking him first. Adam thanks her and leaves. Man, I didn't realize how much they needed to do an Adam/Helen scene until I saw that. I mean, obviously it couldn't approach the emotions of "Jump," but it's the nicest scene I remember them having since then. More, please.
Joan of Arcadia
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: B | 807 USERS: B-
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Joan of Arcadia