Outside in the hall, Grace says, "That went great!" She's elated. Joan agrees. Grace: "Water's kinda nice swimming against the tide, isn't it? Huh? There's hope for you yet!" It's the most genuinely happy I've ever seen her. Grace punches her on the arm and takes off. Joan passes a bearded guy painting on a ladder, who asks if he can talk to her. God's into ladders this episode. Joan says indifferently about the paint job, "Yeah, it looks great." Painter God says, "I meant about this revolution." Joan turns, and he tells her, "Cut it out." Joan's confused, of course. He repeats, "Cut it out. This wasn't part of the plan." Well...since when are you not in charge of The Plan? She pulls him down from the ladder, asking, "What do you mean? Huh! You said 'study history,' so I did. You said, 'Get an A on the test,' so I did. And along the way I learned about Joan of Arc and figured out the whole martyr deal. And now my word is being challenged, like hers! I'm taking a stand -- it's perfect!" He says, "You do know the end of her story?" Frink and I agree that the guy playing Painter God has a real Jesus'-disciple look about him. ["The actor actually appeared on a Law & Order episode as 'Disciple.' Heh." -- Sars] Joan says they don't burn people anymore. The look in Painter God's eyes is, "Are you sure about that, missy?" Joan asks, "Do they? Especially not kids." Painter God says he's not there to discuss martyrdom with her: "Like most things having to do with me, it's complicated. Retake the test." Joan: "What?" He repeats the instruction. Joan protests, "Admit I was wrong, when I wasn't -- this is what God is telling me to do?"
Joan of Arcadia
Episode Report CardDeborah: B | 325 USERS: B-
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Joan of Arcadia