cablejockey - Yes! That is what I always liked about the show and I haven't stopped thinking about implications and possibilities in the new set-up. In spite of the wind every time Ryan went up against Joan, I still maintain that God told Joan last night that he was just human like her, but chose "free will" as an excuse to not follow God's directives. Last week when Ryan made the remark about wondering why he had been instructed to go on the walk where he found Adam - it wasn't because he's interested in Adam (except as a pawn to get Joan's goat) it was to meet Joan. I'm not sure how I feel about learning she saw God when she was little (what did she call him/her?). Maybe she inherited this openess from her mom? Has Helen always had these dreams and is just now figuring out they mean something? I loved Lily's waffling about leaving the church after it was attacked and then being councelled to resolve her involvement with Kevin. I also liked how the show used Luke to explain to us the physics involved in Joan's being able to see Judith. Oh! It just occurred to me how the emphasis in Joan and Adam's relationship recently was on her keeping her virginity - and now she is the pure virgin up against the evil monster.