Adam's in the bookstore with Joan. She still works there! Yay! I nearly bounced off the sofa when I saw that. I'd call that a shout-out except that I know this must have been taped before I recapped the first episode. Adam brings a book over, asking if her boat looks like the one on the cover. She says it doesn't look like any of these, gesturing to a pile on the desk. Adam: "But it is a boat, right? It's not, like, a chifforobe?" Wow. I haven't heard that word in about a million years. Joan asks what a chifforobe is. Adam: "I dunno, but it's not a boat, yo." (It's a wardrobe/chest of drawers combination.) ["Did anyone else wonder if we were supposed to think of To Kill A Mockingbird here? Just me, then? All righty." -- Sars] She says she appreciates his help, but she has to close up. He glances at her, and asks, "Why is this so important to you? I mean, there's a million other things you could do." And he doesn't ask it in that way that implies it's stupid and he's just been humouring her, but in a way that implies that he actually cares and he really wants to know. Yes, I might be reading a bit too much into it, but I'm hereby declaring myself the captain of the good 'ship Adam/Joan/Jane. Joan says, "It's complicated." Adam, slightly hurt: "Well, that's stupid, Jane. You know, I understand a lot of things other people don't get." Joan: "You do?" You can tell she's dying to tell someone who would believe her. Adam replies, "Unchallenged." He watches her while she wrestles with telling him. He is so falling in love with her. He might not know it himself yet, but he is. Trust me. She says that the reason she does some of the things she does is kind of a secret. He just gazes at her expectantly, and it seems like she's going to tell him, when suddenly we hear an older woman's voice calling out, "Hello? I could use some help here!"
Joan looks confused, asking if he heard someone come in. Well, someone should be in this wonderful bookstore, for heaven's sake. Does no one in Arcadia read? More to the point: Hey, I know that voice! The woman calls out that she's in the large print section.