Joan puts up posters, too. She staples one to a tree, then notices her mother sitting on a park bench. Frink comments, "Arcadia's a pretty small big town." The music playing is "Shaking the Tree" by Peter Gabriel and Youssou N'Dour. Joan calls out, "Mom?" Helen turns, surprised. Joan walks over, asking her what she's doing here. Helen smiles and explains that Aunt Olive made her stop here once to look at the birds. She points to some on a branch: "She said that one there, it's a blue grosbeak, and it migrates all the way to Costa Rica for the winter. Thousands of miles." Joan sighs, thinking of Larry. Helen suddenly wonders what Joan's doing there. She shows Helen the posters. Her mother says how sorry she is: "So did Aunt Olive." Joan: "What?" Helen says she left a note, and pulls it out and hands it to Joan, who reads it: "I know what you did / It makes me sick / I'm going to tell." No, I'm just fooling around. Hey, there's Agnes DeiPesto in the background. The note says, "'Tracked down Dr. Chin in Sedona. He said I'll walk once he unblocks the qi in my liver.'" Joan chortles over that. "'Not one for goodbyes so I'm off until next time. Remember the garlic has to be finely chopped. Olive.'" Joan pauses, and then says, "She should have let us give her a hug." Helen: "Next time." Joan hears feral meowing and notices Agnes DeiPesto over by the tree. Joan decides to go tell her about Larry. She's reading the poster Joan stapled on the tree when Joan comes up behind her and says, "I lost him." Agnes DeiPesto turns around. Joan: "I tried everything. I swear...it was just my aunt -- he's probably under a bus somewhere and it's all my fault." Agnes DeiPesto explains, "Running away -- it's his nature." Joan: "But I thought I was supposed to change him." Agnes asks, "Why do you think he's the one who was supposed to change?" Well, probably because you gave her a pamphlet about domesticating him. Just a guess. Agnes takes off with a cart full of cats while Joan stands there trying to process things. Suddenly she hears Adam's voice yelling, "Jane, catch him! Oh, catch him, Jane!" Adam's tearing after the cat, which runs up the tree at top speed. The camera draws back so we can see all the terrified birds flying out of the treetop. Adam's doubled over down below as Joan and her mother run over. They watch the birds -- about three dozen -- fly around the treetop and off into the sky, probably thinking now's as good a time as any to get to Costa Rica.
Joan of Arcadia
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Joan of Arcadia