Joan of Arcadia (2003–2005)
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Trial and Error 

Helen goes to see Lilly again to restart studying the catechism, but is uncomfortable with Lilly dating Kevin. God tells Joan to get involved with the mock trial where she ends up the ... See full summary »

Director:

Neal Israel

Writers:

Barbara Hall (created by), Marc Flanagan (teleplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Burke ... Father Ken Mallory
Kari Coleman ... Natalie Hoyt
John Del Regno John Del Regno ... Locksmith God
Alexis Dziena ... Bonnie
Joyce Guy Joyce Guy ... Judge Patricia Claymore
Kathryn Joosten ... Old Lady God
James Russo ... James Karon
Donna Ruthe Donna Ruthe ... Reporter #1
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Storyline

Helen goes to see Lilly again to restart studying the catechism, but is uncomfortable with Lilly dating Kevin. God tells Joan to get involved with the mock trial where she ends up the prosecuting lawyer against Grace, who is the defending lawyer for Adam, playing Jack (as in 'and the Beanstalk'). However, when she begins to suspect something has happened affecting their relationship, she drills him with pointed questions during the trial. Meanwhile, Will is investigating the kidnapping and murder of a young girl, but is suspicious when a man confesses. Written by Horomnizon

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catechism | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode takes place in April 2005. See more »

Goofs

After completing her questioning of Adam Rove as the prosecutor in the mock trial, Joan tells the judge, "I'm done. The prosecution rests." However, since Adam was playing the part of the defendant he would have to have been called to the stand by the defense which means that the prosecution would have rested before that. See more »

Quotes

Joan: I believed in him.
God: I know. That's what makes it hurt so much.
Joan: What did I do to deserve this?
God: Nothing. This isn't punishment Joan it's simply part of being alive. Of being involved, of loving.
Joan: Yeah I'm not doing that anymore, I am NEVER doing that again.
God: I know how painful this is but what you and Adam had was beautiful too and it was every bit as real as the pain you're feeling now. You experienced how deeply two people can be connected.
Joan: So what do I learn, when someone I trust destroys all ...
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Connections

References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

You Burn Inside of Me
Written by Traci Lords and Nick Nolan
Performed by Traci Lords
Produced by Nick Nolan
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