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"Joan of Arcadia" (2003) More at IMDbPro »

Season: 1 | 2
Year: 2003 | 2004 | 2005


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot

26 September 2003
Joan Girardi thinks she hears someone calling to her in her room in the middle of the night, while her police-chief father Will is investigating a murder of a woman. The next day, Joan sees someone spying on her from their yard and Will wonders if it was the murderer, who left behind no clues but a footprint. On the city bus toward school, Joan is approached by a boy about her own age who apologizes for startling her that morning, know many details about her life - and claims that he is God. He tells Joan that he wants her to apply for a job at a bookstore in town. Will, trying to learn more about the killer who has struck again, is also trying to reconcile with the fact that his son Kevin won't end up living a life playing sports as they both dreamed of him doing since the accident that cost him his ability to walk, but Helen wants to see her son move on and figure out what he now wants to do with his life. Joan asks her science-obsessed brother Luke if he believes in God, but he thinks the conversation isn't worth hearing when she wonders if he could be an attractive boy. However, God takes on another form to reach her, and encourages her to do what SHE requested, and leaving her with the choice of what to believe and what to do.

Season 1, Episode 2: The Fire and the Wood

3 October 2003
Joan sees a newscaster on TV speak to her as God, but doesn't get to see what message He has when Will turns it off. The next day, God tells Joan that he wants her to take pride in her work and stop shirking. Joining the Advanced-Placement chemistry class that Luke is already in, Joan gets to work with Gothic rebel Grace Polk, and intelligent but distant suspected drug-user Adam Rove. Will attempts to solve an arson case, but has to deal with political opposition. Helen wants Kevin to start moving on in his life by learning to drive a car with hand-controls, but he is angry that he is not expected to pay for the vehicle himself and feels as though others' respect and expectations for him have fallen.

Season 1, Episode 3: Touch Move

10 October 2003
God, as a postal worker, delivers a book on chess on Joan, telling her to learn to play. Meanwhile, several of Joan's classmates want her to discover whether Grace Polk is homosexual. Will reluctantly accepts the help of a psychic while trying to find a missing child, struggling with his doubts about her alleged gift.

Season 1, Episode 4: The Boat

17 October 2003
God asks Joan to build a boat. Meanwhile Will deals with the killings of two police officers and Kevin attempts to shed his past.

Joe Mantegna ... Will Girardi

Mary Steenburgen ... Helen Girardi

Amber Tamblyn ... Joan Girardi

Jason Ritter ... Kevin Girardi

Michael Welch ... Luke Girardi

Patrick Fabian ... Gavin Price

Chris Marquette ... Adam Rove (as Christopher Marquette)
Mitch Longley ... Barry 'The Bear' Caldwell

Ricardo Chavira ... Sgt. Eddie Fosberg (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)

Sarah Aldrich ... Janet Milner

Kathryn Joosten ... Old Lady God

Joel McKinnon Miller ... Don 'Wood Man' Bicke

Phill Lewis ... Naval Officer God

Becky Wahlstrom ... Grace Polk

Robert Dolan ... Archie Branson

Erik Palladino ... Lt. Michael Daghlian

Alex Fernandez ... Sgt. Bob Crowley
Michael Matera ... Lenny Sams
Gabriel Cordell ... Wheelchair Athlete
Chris Covics ... God on the Radio

Edward Edwards ... (uncredited)

Justin Scot ... Officer Eicher (uncredited)
Lincoln Thompson ... Nerd #2 (uncredited)

Laura Ann Tull ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 5: Just Say No

24 October 2003
God asks Joan to hold a yard sale. While Will gets involved in a pending rape case, Joan's mother is reminded of an unpleasant piece of her past. Kevin gets a job as a fact checker at a local paper but reacts badly when he overhears some of the staff discussing him & his disability. Meanwhile a suave young radio DJ from the high school flirts with Joan.

Season 1, Episode 6: Bringeth It On

31 October 2003
God suggests that Joan try out for cheer leading. Will looks for a mother who abandoned her baby in a dumpster. When leads point to Joan's high school, Helen is asked to copy and distribute a list of "bad girls" composed by the vice-principal and she gets involved as well. Meanwhile Luke stresses over whether his being attracted to a girl who's commonly thought to be a lesbian might mean that he's gay.

Season 1, Episode 7: Death Be Not Whatever

7 November 2003
God asks Joan to be on the lookout for people needing help and she ends up babysitting for an overstressed waitress struggling with her job, a death obsessed child and night-school. Meanwhile Will is dealing with the fall-out from a possible case of police brutality and Helen talks to a priest about grieving. Kevin hears about the police brutality/racism issues at work and Joan learns why Adam hates November.

Season 1, Episode 8: The Devil Made Me Do It

14 November 2003
God asks Joan to keep Adam's work out of the school art show but Joan is clueless as to how. And could it be that it wasn't really God asking? Meanwhile, Kevin accidentally shoplifts a CD but the clerk's pitying reaction causes him a crisis that ends up involving Luke. Meanhwile Will is considering whether or not the shooter of an armed burglar should be brought to trial and the question reawakens some of his past feelings surrounding his shooting of a bank robber.

Season 1, Episode 9: St. Joan

21 November 2003
God asks Joan to ace her history test - on Joan of Arc. In doing so, Joan is accused of cheating (she's usually a C student) and Grace starts a revolution on her behalf. Meanwhile, the family go to a counselor as Will's job is becoming increasingly stressful.

Joe Mantegna ... Will Girardi

Mary Steenburgen ... Helen Girardi

Amber Tamblyn ... Joan Girardi

Jason Ritter ... Kevin Girardi

Michael Welch ... Luke Girardi

John Getz ... D.A. Gabe Fellowes

April Grace ... Lt. Det. Toni Williams

Chris Marquette ... Adam Rove (as Christopher Marquette)

Becky Wahlstrom ... Grace Polk

Patrick Fabian ... Gavin Price
Dan Desmond ... Mr. Paul Dreisbach

Patrick Breen ... Sammy
Lily Knight ... Kathleen Sundberg

Morocco Omari ... Principal Stephen Chadwick

Derek Morgan ... Arson Investigator Roy Roebuck
Nelson Mashita ... Gardener God
Maricela Ochoa ... Domestic Worker God

Bill Camp ... Painter God

Rachel Avery ... Terry Ann Costello

James Edson ... Steve Thompson

Michael Lawson ... Steven Zakheim

Laura Niemi ... Female Customer
Robbie Robinson ... Crack House Perp

Mark Stefanich ... SWAT Leader
Catherine Petra Villalobos ... Skater Girl

Barbara Ann Crumm ... Student (uncredited)

Elaine Hendrix ... Ms. Lischak (uncredited)
Garrison Taylor ... Boy in Principal's Office (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 10: Drive, He Said

5 December 2003
Joan takes her driving test on instruction from above. Will Girardi follows through on his new "no tolerance" policy and ends up taken hostage. Luke gets special permission to drink coffee for the "trimathalon" at school, and Helen takes a pregnancy test.

Joe Mantegna ... Will Girardi

Mary Steenburgen ... Helen Girardi

Amber Tamblyn ... Joan Girardi

Jason Ritter ... Kevin Girardi

Michael Welch ... Luke Girardi

Evan Jones ... Bob Morrisson

Chris Marquette ... Adam Rove (as Christopher Marquette)

Becky Wahlstrom ... Grace Polk

April Grace ... Lt. Det. Toni Williams

Sydney Tamiia Poitier ... Rebecca Askew

Aaron Himelstein ... Friedman

Ivonne Coll ... Marlene

Sherri Shepherd ... MVA Clerk God

Oliver Muirhead ... Proctor God
Steven Cragg ... Plumber God (as Steven Cole Cragg)

Karen-Eileen Gordon ... Flag Woman (as Karen Gordon)
Maurice Sherbanee ... Driving Tester

Jacob Gray ... Math Competitor (uncredited)
Garrison Taylor ... Chemistry Student (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 11: The Uncertainty Principle

12 December 2003
God asks Joan to ask an unhappy troublemaker to the school's semi-formal dance. Meanwhile Luke is pleasantly baffled by Grace when he approaches her to remind him of their working together in the science fair and they end up going to the dance together. Adam goes to the dance stag as he's still on the outs with Joan after she destroyed his sculpture. Meanwhile Will uncovers evidence that the corruption of his predecessor may have been more widespread than originally thought.

Season 1, Episode 12: Jump

9 January 2004
God appears to Joan as Rocky, the young boy that she babysat with Cystic Fibrosis. He asks her to read the paper and it turns out to be his obituary. At the cemetery after the funeral, Joan and her mom run into Adam and his father. When Joan learns how Adam's mother died and that Adam is no longer making his art she becomes concerned. Meanwhile the Chief is feeling the ramifications of the FBI corruption investigation. The governor dissolves the city government of Arcadia including the police force and the Sheriff's office will be taking over. While the Sheriff makes Will a job offer, he'd rather do something he's more suited to but there's the problem of supporting his family. Further complicating things, Kevin has finally decided to get back into sports with wheelchair basketball but ends up in the hospital. There he encounters his boss and they finally acknowledge the sexual tension between them. Finally, there's Luke who has to find a new science fair project after is computer is seized by the FBI as part of their investigation.

Season 1, Episode 13: Recreation

16 January 2004
God tells Joan to throw a party while her parents are spending the weekend at a spa. Joan and Adam are unsure of what to do about the kiss they shared and Kevin and Rebecca grow increasingly aware of the sexual tension between them.

Season 1, Episode 14: State of Grace

6 February 2004
God asks Joan to join the debate team. When Joan's assigned debate partner is a profound stutterer Joan decides that her mission is to cure his stuttering, however when their assigned topic deals with security and metal detectors in schools, Grace and Joan lock horns. Meanwhile Luke explores the possibility of Glynis as a romantic interest, Kevin has a crisis of confidence about dating his boss, and Helen considers becoming an art teacher.

Joe Mantegna ... Will Girardi

Mary Steenburgen ... Helen Girardi

Amber Tamblyn ... Joan Girardi

Jason Ritter ... Kevin Girardi

Michael Welch ... Luke Girardi

Becky Wahlstrom ... Grace Polk

Patrick Fabian ... Gavin Price

April Grace ... Sergeant Toni Williams

Sydney Tamiia Poitier ... Rebecca Askew

Elaine Hendrix ... Ms. Lischak

Aaron Himelstein ... Friedman

Dan Byrd ... Scott Brooks
Walter Addison ... Mr. Enfield

Douglas Smith ... Daniel Shoalar

Mageina Tovah ... Glynis Figliola

Adam Richman ... Butcher God

Curtis Armstrong ... Security Guard God

Lindsay Hollister ... Computer Girl God

William Francis McGuire ... Mr. Shoalar

Jodi Thelen ... Miss Jenkow (as Jodee Thelen)

Chris Marquette ... Adam Rove (as Christopher Marquette)
Sarah Benoit ... Teacher

Chris Heuisler ... Chuck Danchik

Wayne Lopez ... Security Guard

Stephen Grove Malloy ... Dr. Graves (as Stephen Grove)
Stephen Gregory Foster ... Reverend Yardley (as Steffen Gregory Foster)
Jenna Hagel ... Amy

Schatar Sapphira ... Student
Meghan Sanders ... Goth Student (uncredited)
Catherine Petra Villalobos ... Skater Girl (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 15: Night without Stars

13 February 2004

Season 1, Episode 16: Double Dutch

20 February 2004

Season 1, Episode 17: No Bad Guy

27 February 2004


Joe Mantegna ... Will Girardi

Mary Steenburgen ... Helen Girardi

Amber Tamblyn ... Joan Girardi

Jason Ritter ... Kevin Girardi

Michael Welch ... Luke Girardi

Becky Wahlstrom ... Grace Polk

April Grace ... Sergeant Toni Williams

Derek Morgan ... Undersheriff Roy Roebuck

Elaine Hendrix ... Ms. Lischak

Aaron Himelstein ... Friedman

Misti Traya ... Iris

Kat Graham ... Angela (as Katerina Graham)

Lauren Storm ... Lori

Jeanette Brox ... Alice Orban

Steve Witting ... Band Teacher
Michael Chinyamurindi ... Nigerian Doctor God (as Michael N. Chinyamurindi)
John Del Regno ... Locksmith God

Matthew Del Negro ... Emergency Room Doctor

Andi Carnick ... Emily Kerr

Anastasia Baranova ... Exchange Student God

Richard Erdman ... Mr. Hanson

Chris Marquette ... Adam Rove (as Christopher Marquette)

Andrew Ableson ... Andy Rees

John C. McDonnell ... Angry Man

Arron Kinser ... Jock (uncredited)
Bryan Womack ... (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 18: Requiem for a Third Grade Ashtray

12 March 2004

Season 1, Episode 19: Do the Math

2 April 2004

Season 1, Episode 20: Anonymous

30 April 2004

Season 1, Episode 21: Vanity, Thy Name Is Human

7 May 2004

Season 1, Episode 22: The Gift

14 May 2004
God tells Joan that she needs to give Adam and gift, which she mistakes at first for sex, so she follows him to a bedroom at the hotel where he works.

Joe Mantegna ... Will Girardi

Mary Steenburgen ... Helen Girardi

Amber Tamblyn ... Joan Girardi

Jason Ritter ... Kevin Girardi

Michael Welch ... Luke Girardi

Becky Wahlstrom ... Grace Polk

April Grace ... Sergeant Toni Williams

Aaron Himelstein ... Friedman

Mageina Tovah ... Glynis Figliola

Kris Lemche ... Cute Boy God

Christian J. Meoli ... Ben Pollack

Diane Delano ... Coach Carol Keady
Michael Wyle ... French Waiter God

Dennis Cockrum ... Roger Franz

Susan Sullivan ... Rich Woman God

Chris Marquette ... Adam Rove (as Christopher Marquette)

Pamela Roberts ... Judge
John C. Moskoff ... Mr. Petrov

Elizabeth Liang ... Erica Stevenson

Corey Michael Blake ... Henry Taschen
Helen Watson ... PD Carly Menkin
Ryan Koczara ... ADA Barry Frost
Marc De'Antone ... Vendor (uncredited)
Catherine Petra Villalobos ... Skater Girl (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 23: Silence

21 May 2004


Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Only Connect

24 September 2004

Season 2, Episode 2: Out of Sight

1 October 2004

Season 2, Episode 3: Back to the Garden

8 October 2004

Season 2, Episode 4: The Cat

15 October 2004

Season 2, Episode 5: The Election

22 October 2004

Season 2, Episode 6: Wealth of Nations

29 October 2004

Season 2, Episode 7: P.O.V.

5 November 2004

Season 2, Episode 8: Friday Night

12 November 2004


Joe Mantegna ... Will Girardi

Mary Steenburgen ... Helen Girardi

Amber Tamblyn ... Joan Girardi

Jason Ritter ... Kevin Girardi

Michael Welch ... Luke Girardi

Chris Marquette ... Adam Rove (as Christopher Marquette)

Becky Wahlstrom ... Grace Polk

Sprague Grayden ... Judith Montgomery

Aaron Himelstein ... Friedman

Russ Tamblyn ... Dog Walker God
Michael Chinyamurindi ... Nigerian Doctor God (as Michael N Chinyamurindi)

Jayne Atkinson ... Fran Montgomery

Annie Potts ... Lieutenant Lucy Preston

Clement von Franckenstein ... Waiter at French Restaurant
Christopher Caine ... Anarchist Guy (as Ansel Caine)

Charlie Koznick ... Ryan

Scott Conte ... Paramedic

Claudia Choi ... Doctor

Karoly Bieganowski ... Random Woman (as Karoly Giardello)
Robert McMurrer ... Student (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 9: No Future

19 November 2004

Season 2, Episode 10: The Book of Questions

26 November 2004

Season 2, Episode 11: Dive

10 December 2004

Season 2, Episode 12: Game Theory

7 January 2005

Season 2, Episode 13: Queen of the Zombies

14 January 2005

Season 2, Episode 14: The Rise & Fall of Joan Girardi

28 January 2005

Season 2, Episode 15: Romancing the Joan

11 February 2005

Season 2, Episode 16: Independence Day

18 February 2005

Season 2, Episode 17: Shadows and Light

25 February 2005


Joe Mantegna ... Will Girardi

Mary Steenburgen ... Helen Girardi

Amber Tamblyn ... Joan Girardi

Jason Ritter ... Kevin Girardi

Michael Welch ... Luke Girardi

Chris Marquette ... Adam Rove (as Christopher Marquette)

Becky Wahlstrom ... Grace Polk

Stefanie Bari ... Mina

Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Corey Phillips

Haylie Duff ... Stevie Marx

Sonya Eddy ... Female Custodian God

Edward Edwards ... Charlie Marx
Harry Hayman ... Cub Scott God

Jack Kehler ... Electrician God

Nancy Lenehan ... Erica Marx

Sarah Lilly ... Nora
Al Mancini ... Grandpa God

Kate Norby ... Dr. Jennifer Davis

Mark Totty ... Det. Carlisle

Mageina Tovah ... Glynis Figliola

Nikki Tyler-Flynn ... Glynis' Mom

Michael Simpson Jr. ... O.R. Doctor (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 18: Secret Service

4 March 2005

Season 2, Episode 19: Trial and Error

1 April 2005

Season 2, Episode 20: Spring Cleaning

8 April 2005

Season 2, Episode 21: Common Thread

15 April 2005

Season 2, Episode 22: Something Wicked This Way Comes

22 April 2005


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