"Joey and the Plot Twist" is the twelfth episode of the first season of Joey, which aired on NBC on December 9, 2004.


Joey finds it hard to get in the Christmas spirit due to the Californian heat, while Gina even stopped buying a tree when Michael lost his naive Christmas faith- at age three. Joey is in a new series, Powder Deep, where the rest of the cast is so green that he is the 'veteran' playing a patriarch in the snowy North, but he manages to upset the utterly obsessive producer Lauren Beck, so after spilling the beans on the next episode at a press conference he fears the missing last page of the new script probably means his character captain Powder's death in a bomb explosion.

Cast and Characters

Main Cast

Matt LeBlanc - Joey Tribbiani
Andrea Anders - Alex Garrett
Paulo Costanzo - Michael Tribbiani
Drea de Matteo - Gina Tribbiani

Supporting Cast

Lucy Liu - Lauren Beck
Danneel Harris - Katie
Portia Dawson - Tracy
Nat Faxon - Bodie
Colby Donaldson - Gunnar


Directed By:
Kevin S. Bright

Written By:
Jon Pollack


  • Joey previously upset a cast member in his previous Soap Opera series Days of our Lives by informing the female lead her character was being killed off. ("The One With Joey's New Brain"). He also upset the writers of the same series a few years before by claiming falsely he wrote all his own lines, resulting in his character Drake Ramoray being seemingly killed off.

Episode Navigation

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Preceded by
"Joey and the Road Trip"
Joey Series One Episodes Followed by
"Joey and the Taste Test"
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