Joan of Arcadia

A spirited teen gets visits from God, who takes on various human forms to give her `assignments.' Not at all preachy or pretentious, this is a warm family drama with a classy ensemble cast portraying smartly defined characters, including Joan's police-detective dad and her older brother, a paraplegic. It was one of the few successful scripted shows to p (more…)

Season 1, Episode 7 Death Be Not Whatever

First Aired: November 7, 2003

God advises Joan to pay attention to behavior that may signal a person is having a problem. When she does, she ends up offering to help a stranger who needs a baby sitter for her son. This random act of kindness plays out while Will must decide if two policemen are guilty of using excessive force against a black motorist in a videotaped incident. Elsewhere, Helen meets secretly with Father Ken, who counsels her to be aware of the five stages of grief to help her cope with Kevin's paralysis.

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  • Premiered: September 26, 2003
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: A spirited teen gets visits from God, who takes on various human forms to give her `assignments.' Not at all preachy or pretentious, this is a warm family drama with a classy ensemble cast portraying smartly defined characters, including Joan's police-dete… (more)

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