The adults rope Joan into helping, and she says she'll do ice cream. Yeah, she said a mouthful. Erica leaves, and Helen asks if she can count on Adam and Joan to be guides. Joan says she wants an iPod. Helen: "Okay! We'll pretend that'll happen!" You know, I really would like this show better if it were Helen Of Arcadia. Partly because Helen's spiritual journey really interests me, and partly because Joan has just become right tiresome at times. Stevie offers to lend Joan her iPod, and Joan accepts. The bell rings, and everyone starts to disperse, but Adam catches Helen to ask if she wants him to do "the advanced art presentation." Helen smiles and says she got some other student to do it. She leaves, and Joan asks Adam what that was all about. He's all, "I don't want to do it anyway." Let's give that phrase props for finally graduating from elementary school. Stevie, seemingly sensing that Adam's miffed, bails, and then Adam kisses Joan and does the same. Joan heads off to class, but Female Custodian God falls into stride next to her and tells her to "help Stevie get what she deserves." Oh, God. And here I thought Satan was the one who was supposed to lead people into temptation. Joan wonders if it's a Secret Santa thing. She starts babbling about how she doesn't know Stevie that well, like you don't say, and asks, "What about what I deserve?" But Female Custodian God has already given her a Godwave and left the scene. Man, I never considered that one of the benefits of omniscience is anticipating when people are going to whine, and therefore being able to bail in advance. I want some. Credits.
School, again. Luke, Grace, and Glynis walk as Luke exposits that Friedman is "on another cruise." I really think they could have come up with a more plausible reason why Friedman hasn't been around.