Joan of Arcadia: Season 2 (2004 - 2005)

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Air date: Sep 24, 2004

As the second season begins, Joan returns from summer therapy following what she perceived as hallucinations and refuses to discuss the "'G' word" with Adam. Meanwhile, Helen is considering coming back to the Catholic faith; and Will is losing his faith even in man when he's sued by the family of the boy who paralyzed Kevin. Adam: Christopher Marquette. Kevin: Jason Ritter.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2004

Joan, still keeping her distance from God, reconnects with her best friend from Gentle Acres camp, a wired teen now going to Arcadia High who can't seem to win over Joan's friends. Meanwhile, Helen continues her inquiry into spiritual issues, and Will is troubled by a case involving the shooting of a child. Kevin: Jason Ritter. Grace: Becky Wahlstrom.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2004

As part of a physics project, Joan decides to plant a garden "in the rankest place" in school to see if it can survive, and the experiment elicits varying responses from her friends. Meanwhile, Will and Helen shield Kevin from the details of the lawsuit. Adam: Christopher Marquette. Kevin: Jason Ritter. Helen: Mary Steenburgen.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2004

While visiting, Helen's eccentric, world-traveling Aunt Olive (Cloris Leachman) has a stroke and moves in with the Girardis to recuperate. Meanwhile, God asks Joan to care for a feral cat and Will asks Internal Affairs to investigate possible corruption in the precinct. Lt. Preston: Annie Potts. Judith: Sprague Grayden.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2004

God gets Joan involved in the student-body presidential elections and Joan campaigns for the underdog, but soon finds herself wanting to win at all costs, even if it means playing dirty. Lucy: Annie Potts. Adam: Christopher Marquette. Grace: Becky Wahlstrom.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2004

Joan helps Helen at a church clothing drive and finds a way to help the poor and make some money for herself and Judith, but the scheme jeopardizes the drive. Meanwhile, Lucy (Annie Potts) shows interest in Will's lawsuit. Pete: Ian Bohen. Beth: Kimberly McCullough. Sister Watters: Constance Zimmer.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2004

God appears to Joan as a filmmaker and encourages her to make a videography of her life for public TV, but her new perspective leads her to misinterpret a moment between Adam and Judith. Meanwhile, Will and Kevin hire a cutthroat lawyer (Evan Handler) without consulting Helen, who has a secret of her own. Lucy: Annie Potts. Gavin Price: Patrick Fabian.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2004

Joan is stressed as she and Adam prepare for their first official date at an upscale restaurant. Meanwhile, Grace and Luke can't agree on the best way to spend the evening and go their separate ways, only to end up missing each other. Judith: Sprague Grayden. Grace: Becky Wahlstrom. Adam: Christopher Marquette.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2004

Depositions are taken in the lawsuit against the Girardis, dredging up emotional issues for the family, especially for Will and Helen, who are confronted with the animosity they felt toward each another at the time of Kevin's accident. Meanwhile, Price does his darndest to squelch the already fragile Joan's hope for a bright academic future; Luke's wish for his 16th birthday is to have dinner with Grace. Becky Wahlstrom. Chuck Kroner: Evan Handler. Lucy: Annie Potts.

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Air date: Nov 26, 2004

Joan is on a quest to help Grace survive her bat mitzvah, beginning with a shopping trip for an appropriate dress to wear for the occasion. At the same time, Luke is at a loss for a gift to offer his sweetheart on her big day. Meanwhile, Will investigates Judith's stabbing death, and Kevin offers Beth (Kimberly McCullough) encouragement as she prepares to testify in the case against his family. Lt. Lucy Preston: Annie Potts. Rabbi Polonsky: Paul Sand. Ryan: Charlie Koznick.

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Critic Reviews for Joan of Arcadia Season 2

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

The wry portrayals of God in the series felt too secular for some religious groups, but the show's warm, funny approach to the divine as incorporated into the life of a Maryland teenager was charming.

Nov 21, 2018 | Full Review…

One of vanishingly few shows to bring up two extremely common questions that shape the human condition: "Is there a God?" and "Am I a good person?" The answer to both is, it depends whom you ask.

Nov 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Above all, Arcadia has managed to skate between preachiness and blasphemy by taking the religion out of God, literally.

Nov 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Designed to set the stage for her to wage more serious battles with evil.

Nov 12, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Much of Season Two revolved around Joan's friendships and love life. Part of Joan's failure has been its inability to incorporate God and faith into its family show structure.

Nov 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Joan of Arcadia: Season 2

  • Jan 23, 2020
    As good as the first season!

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