Art show. "Natural Blues" by Moby is playing, which is awesome. Price tells Helen that she did a nice job; she agrees that it's turning out really well. Price: "Well, let's see how many kids actually make a sale before we jump to any conclusions." Aw, shut it, Price. What a predictable drone. Helen says it's not about sales: "It's about display, and community...it's about young artists sensing the dynamic between creator and audience..." They wander off talking as the focus shifts to Adam and Joan. He walks up and asks her how he looks. I yell, "Cute!" Frink just chuckles indulgently. Joan, distracted: "Like always." Adam: "This is a new hoodie." It's a black one, over a grey T-shirt. Joan's looking at his sculpture, and announces that she thinks people have seen it enough: "Let's take it out of the show." Adam walks off as he tells her, "Relax, Jane, it has your name on it." She notices a little Post-It note that says, "For Jane." The camera drifts from that to Father Mallory, who I suppose must have been invited by Helen. He reads the description: "Ascension. Hmm. That's very apropos." Joan notes his collar and asks, "Are you a priest?" He says, "Roman Catholic, yes." She grabs his arm and steers him along with her to one side. He looks at her name tag and says, "Hey, you're Joan Girardi! Hasn't your mother ever mentioned me to you?" Uh, dude...what about that whole pesky confidentiality thing? Shouldn't he be a little more discreet? He seems to remember himself when he says, "We --- uh, she invited me here today." Joan could not care less: "Oh. That's great. Would God ever ask a person to do something wrong?"
He wonders what she means by "ask." Joan: "Well, 'want' or...'require.'" Father Mallory confidently says, "God doesn't ask his children to do evil." Joan: "Well, what about the whole Inquisition/torture business?" Father Mallory give a short little sigh and comments, "Well, you really are a lot like your mother." Heh. He says, "I would explain the Inquisition as a case of men being duped by the adversary..." Joan interrupts, pointing her finger at him, "The adversary! Ha! Like Satan." The priest replies, "I realize it sounds melodramatic, but yes." Joan: "So the devil really exists?" Father Mallory: "Well, one of his best tricks is to get people to believe he doesn't exist. Or, to take on the guise of our Lord." That disturbs Joan: "The Devil imitates God?" Father Mallory: "In essence." Joan: "Is he any good?" The priest says, "Very good. In fact, in the Book of Revelations [sic] it tells us that when the Antichrist first appears, even the most godly may be fooled." Joan laughs and relaxes a little, saying, "Yeah, like when you first hear Dave Matthews and you think he's good, but...he's not." Hee! Father Mallory doesn't know who Dave Matthews is.