Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel is an American drama series that premiered on CBS on September 21, 1994 and ran for 211 episodes and nine seasons until its conclusion on April 27, 2003. Created by John Masius and produced by Martha Williamson, the series stars Roma Downey, as an angel named Monica, and Della Reese, as her supervisor Tess. Throughout the series, Monica is tasked with bringing guidance and messages from God to various people who are at a crossroads in their lives. From season three on, they are frequently joined by Andrew, the angel of death.Touched by an Angel featuring Roma Downey and Della Reese has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on CBS All Access. It's a drama and family show with 217 episodes over 9 seasons. Touched by an Angel is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.0 (5,633 votes).
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Season 1CBS All Access
S01 E01Sep 21, 1994
The Southbound Bus Sep 21, 1994 Tess guides Monica on her first assignment as a case worker after being promoted from search and rescue. On the southbound bus, she befriends David Morrow, a young boy who tells her that his mother and sister died in a car accident. After helping David fend off some bullies, Monica escorts him home. There she meets his father, Nick a police detective who is looking for a live-in nanny. Monica is hired on the spot, but soon has a chance encounter with Adam, the Angel of Death, who informs her that although David's sister, Katie died of crib death, his mother is very alive. Confronting the child with his untruth, Monica learns that his guilt-wracked mother left home afterwards and hasn't returned. She promises to bring his mother home and sets out to find her in Hewitt, leaving David is Tess's care. In a seedy cafe, Monica befriends two waitresses, and mistakes one of them as David's mother. She arranges a meeting between Ruth Ann and Nick, which backfires when the police office
S01 E02Sep 28, 1994
Show Me the Way Home Sep 28, 1994 Monica is assigned to Earl Rowley, a crusty baseball coach. Bitter because his Vietnam War injury prevented him from pursuing a major league career, he pushes his high school players hard, especially Peter Enloe, the star player whose own father died. Earl is less than thrilled to have a female assistant coach but is told that Monica was the only substitute teacher who had a strong credentials in both history and baseball. Tess, in the meantime, accepts a position working in a sports bar run by Peter's mother, Laura. A few days before a crucial game, Earl appoints the young man team captain and tells him a college scout will be watching the game tp see if Peter is worthy of a baseball scholarship. However, the coach also expects Peter to lead the team with his authoritarian leadership style. Prompted by Monica's history lesson that sometimes a person must stand up to a bully, the teamcaptain takes a stand against Earl, which results ini a fistfight and Peter's suspension from the
S01 E03Oct 12, 1994
Tough Love Oct 12, 1994 Monica serves as the personal assistant to Elizabeth Jessup, a prominent journalist, and the angel soon learns that her new assignment has a serious drinking problem. At a birthday party for her granddaughter Beth, Liz has too much to drink, which prompts her own daughter Sydney to take her daughter home. Soo afterwards, the newswoman makes a spectacle of herself while giving a speech at the Mayor's Centennial kick-off. This incident causes Sydney to stage an intervention for her mother with the help of Anita, a counselor at the New Hope Center. But this action backfires and an enraged Liz orders her guests to leave. Thenext day, Monica returns to work and learns that Liz started drinking to fit in with her male counterparts. Monica convinces her employer to visit the New Hope Center. However, upon seeing Anita, Liz loses her temper and storms out out othe the building. Although Sydney refuses to let Beth have contact with her grandmother, the child sneaks out to see Liz anyway
S01 E04Oct 19, 1994
Fallen Angela Oct 19, 1994 Monica learns to overcome her fear of water when she moves next door to Angela Evans, an avid boater with a secretive past. Years ago during college, she supportive as a call girl. Now that her husband Carter is running for the U.S. Senate, she is being blackmailed by Marshall, her former pimp. Monica convinces Angela to stand up to him, but learns that he had taken photos of her in compromising positions. Rather than tell Carter the truth, she attempt suicide by intentionally sinking her boat in the middle of the lake. Adam, cautions Monica not to violate Angela's free will by rescuing her. the resourceful angel shows the woman how her suicide would affect her loved ones, and she chooses to live. Revealing herself after the rescue, Monica admits overcoming her own fear of water when she saw Angela about to drown and encourages her to return home and confide in Carter. Together, the Evans decide to hold a press conference regarding Angela's past, freeing them from the threat of
S01 E05Oct 26, 1994
Cassie's Choice Oct 26, 1994 Cassie Peter's is pregnant and plans to give her baby up for adoption. Although neither Craig (the baby's father) nor Joanne (Cassie's mother) is present for the delivery, Monica is, posing as a nurse. After holding her daughter, Cassie changes her mind and runs away, much to the chagrin of the Feldman's, the adoptive parents. Monica and Tess are keeping watch over the mother and child when they learn from Adam, that the child is seriously ill. Monica gently prods Cassie to take the chihld to the hospital, where the teenager begins to realize she is not ready for the rigors of motherhood. Monica's revelation reinforces this fact, and Cassie returns home and gives the baby to the Feldman's. At the infant dedication, Mrs. Feldman announces that she and Ben have named their baby Faith. Cassie asks for a moment with her daughter and plays the flute for her legacy of music that runs in the family.
S01 E06Nov 2, 1994
The Heart of the Matter Nov 2, 1994 Monica serves as a legal assistant to a young lawyer, Charles Hibbard, he mistakenly gives an inheritance to an eccentric young woman, Robin and must convince her to give it back. Charles is a hypochondriac with an imagined heart condition. Monica help him to open his heart and he falls in love with Robin.
S01 E07Dec 7, 1994
An Unexpected Snow Dec 7, 1994 Monica and Tess arrange an accident on a deserted road for Megan and Susana, two women involved with the same man. The angels create an estate where the women and eventually Susana's husband spend Thanksgiving together. The angels are assisted by Adam, who doesn't have the heart to kill the turkey for dinner. Monica convinces Megan that she must find someone else and Tess convinces Jack to return to his marriage.
Season 2CBS All Access
S02 E01Sep 23, 1995
Interview With An Angel Sep 23, 1995 Tess is in an uncharacteristically grumpy mood as she gives Monica her new assignment, to be interviewed by Callie Martin, a cynical reporter writing an expose on angelic encounters. Explaining that she is an angelic experience, Monica recounts the story of a recent case. Heart transplant surgeon Dr. Joe Patcherek is assigned to operate on Ethan Parker, the drunk driver who killed Joe's five children. Since that incident Joe and his artist wife, Lisa have drifted apart. She has immersed herself in a sculpture that will stand in the children's wing of the hospital as a dedication to her kids. During a heated, emotional conversation, Lisa urges her husband to forgive her, Ethan, and God for their children's deaths. Later, in the middle of the surgery, Monica, the transplant coordinator, stops time and reveals herself to Joe. She tells him that he is holding his own life in his hands and that no one except God has the right to determine whether another human should live or die. A
S02 E02Sep 30, 1995
Trust Sep 30, 1995 Monica is a rookie cop, her assignment is to help Zack, who's returning to the force following rehabilitation from a gunshot wound. He's requested a new partner, which upsets his old one, Ben. We see that Zack has become addicted to pills and when he and Monica bust a drug dealer, Mason, he steals his stash. His erratic behaviour causes him to miss Mason's preliminary hearing, and a freed Mason assaults a teenage girl. Zack lives in fear, he has recurring memories of being shot. When Monica reveals herself she assures him that faith is the one armor that bullets can't pierce. Zack helps capture Mason and, armed with new faith, is able to face his addiction and reconnect with his wife.
S02 E03Oct 7, 1995
Sympathy for the Devil Oct 7, 1995 Matt Duncan books rodeo into an arena he manages not realizing that his estranged father is one of the feature attractions. Ty Duncan is a grizzled veteran of the rodeo circuit and wants to reconcile with his son before he dies. Monica's who's acting as Matt's bookkeeper, is horrified to learn that the midway's fortune teller is Kathleen, a former friend and fallen Angel, who is determined to keep father and son apart. She decides to focus on little Daniel Duncan, who had previously been told his grandfather was dead. Kathleen makes sure that Ty meets Danny, which infuriates Matt who is led to believe Monica is at fault. The ""dark angel"" also makes a pass at him, since his wife is out of town. After the youngster slips into the corral of a dangerous bull, Monica rescues him and then intercedes in the resulting fight between Matt and Ty. She reveals she was sent to end the cycle of hatred between father and son and to uncover Kathleen as a force of evil. Ty makes a memorable fi
S02 E04Oct 14, 1995
The Driver Oct 14, 1995 High-powered TV reporter Debra willis hits a teenager and the nleaves the scene of the accident. Her old buddy Leo, a veteran detective takes on the case and Debra, still covering up, ends up reporting on her own crime. Debra has always used the tage line, ""As my mother always says..."" but we find out that in real life her mom Grace is an icy cold perfectionist whose daughter was never good enough. Debra had attempted suicide as a teenager, now she tries again but is stopped by Monica, who reveals herself as an angel and shows Debra that she has the right to be less that perfect, God will still love her. Debra comes clean and retains the love and support of her boyfriend George.
S02 E05Oct 21, 1995
Angels on the Air Oct 21, 1995 Monica works as a personal assistant to radio personality Sandy Latham, who is renowned for her caustic rapport with listeners and bring her wit. in that capacity, the angel hopes to repair Sandy's relationship with Claire, who is continually mortified that her mother used her as a pawn in the ratings battle. Meanwhile, Tess joins Sandy as an on-air sidekick, encouraging her to be more supportive of her llisteners and her daughter. After Claire is humiiliated by one of her mother's stunts, the girl gets involved with a black marketr CD scam to get money to run away from home. monica uses her angelic powers to protect Claire and reveals that she is neveralone with her pain because God is there also. Tess, likewise, reveals a similar message to sandy, who is still recovering from her ex-husband's infidelity. The angels encourage mother and daughter to work through their pain.
S02 E06Oct 28, 1995
In the Name of God Oct 28, 1995 Tess returns to the town of a previous assignment and she and Monica help Joanna open an Aids hospice. Joanna is injured in a bomb blast and Tess is brought face to face with a white supremacy group headed by her previous assignment Tim. Tess's anger causes her to be replaced by another angel, Sam. Monica is able to enlist the help of a nosey neighbor Jerry, and the angels do battle with Satan, who's posing as a politician. Tess and Monica reveal themselves to Tim and show him that he was motivated by fears stretching back to childhood. together they drive Satan out of the community.
S02 E07Nov 4, 1995
Reunion Nov 4, 1995 Returning home for her mother's funeral, Megan Brooks arrives with a Dixieland band playing ""When the Saints Go Marching in"". This incident raises the ire of her grandmother, Clarice Mitchell, a renowned poet. Clarice's son, Sam and Megan had been high school sweathearts, but their lives drifted apart. Now that she is recently widowed, Sam is interested in rekindling and spontaneously proposes to Megan. Clarice, however is horrified to discover that Megan is HIV positive. The mother urges her son to retract his proposal, and at first Sam literally drives away. But realizing his selfishness, he returns and pledges to stand by Megan through their coming years together. Now Megan has reservations about the marriage leaving Sam completely confused. Revealing that she has been conduit through which Clarice received divine inspiration, Tess urges the poet to give her blessing to the nuptials because this is Sam and Megan's time to live and love. The wedding proceeds apace after the
Season 3CBS All Access
S03 E01Sep 15, 1996
Promised Land Sep 15, 1996 Monica is downcast because she failed one of her assignments, but Tess tells her to buck up because the cavalry's on the way. The two angels watch Russell Greene and his family pass by in a Suburban truck towing an Airstream trailer. After being laid off from his factory job in North Carolina, Russell packed up his wife, two children and mother to head to her home town, Chicory Creek, Kentucky where an old friend, Doc Rogers has promised to give Russell a job. they arrive, however just in time for the doctor's funeral. Erasmus Jones, another family friend, allows the Greene's to pull the trailer in his yard while Russell determines his next move. Complicating matters further is the fact that his brother, Joe skipped town, leaving Nathaniel, a nine-year old son, with Erasmus. Disappointed that the American dream has gone sour for him, Russell takes his wife, Claire's advice and prays for guidance. Unseen, Tess and Monica watch and realize that Russell is their man. The next day,
S03 E02Sep 21, 1996
A Joyful Noise Sep 21, 1996 Monica begins working with Dr. Adam Litowski, a child psychiatrist is haunted by an event from his past that is influencing his treatment of Melissa Houghton, a young girl who claims to hear the voices of angels. While exploring a nearby church's bell tower late on a rainy night, Melissa encounters Clara, a mysterious stranger who escorts her home. convinced that the girl is possibly schizophrenic, Adam prescribes medication. Monica, however, knows Melissa is telling the truth and becomes more concerned when Andrew shows her that the doctor's daughter, Katie, whose birthday he plans to celebrate, is deceased. Adam denies that her death has affected his diagnosis of Melissa's ""illness."" Her mother, Emily is distressed by her reaction to the medication and is incensed when the doctor mistakenly calls Melissa,""Katie."" Shaken by the turn of events by Andrew's realistic mural of the rustic cabin where Katie died, Adam heads there intending to commit suicide, Monica intercedes by revea
S03 E03Sep 22, 1996
Random Acts Sep 22, 1996 A solemn Monica stands in the woods, reflecting on the events that transpired there earlier. Tess appears, reminding Monica that some ""days humans behave so badly to one another that it's all an angel can do to keep loving them."" The caseworker recalls how this assignment began.Fed up with the ""Yeah, whatever"" generation, Mike O'Connor questioned the significance of his career on the eve of his 20th anniversary as a teacher. Into his life walked Monica, his new student teacher. Unfortunately, so did Lucas Tremaine and Danielle Dawson, two petty criminals who randomly targeted Mike for kidnapping. Monica tacitly revealed herself to Mike, giving him counsel during his ordeal. The situation began to look less grim when the teacher recognized Danielle as a former pupil. But the violate Lucas forced Mike to get into the car's trunk while en route to steal the teacher's boat at Lake Washington. Unable to free Mike from the trunk, Monica encouraged him by playing the videotape his cl
S03 E04Sep 29, 1996
Sins of the Father Sep 29, 1996 Monica poses as a journalist to interview Luther Dixon, a teenager on death row. During their conversations, Willis, the prisoner in the adjacent cell often eavesdrops, interjecting his unwanted opinions on Luther's situation. Meanwhile, Tess and Andrew try to help Valerie Dixon prevent her younger son, Samuel from ""gang banging."" Despite Luther's incarceration, Sam looks up to him as a role model. Monica correctly surmises that the boys father, despite abandoning the family during Valerie's second pregnancy, has negatively influenced both of their lives. The angel is astonished to learn that Willis, who is sentenced to die shortly for a murder he committed, is Luther and Samuel's father. Tess informs Monica that years earlier she had tried to dissuade Willis from running with a gang but had been ignored. Monica then reveals herself to Willis and convinces him to tell Luther the truth that he is his father. Luther initially rejects Willis and rails at him for leaving his mom to
S03 E05Oct 6, 1996
Written In Dust Oct 6, 1996 Henry Moskowitz, a proud archaeologist on a dig at a Navajo excavation site, receives a surprise visit from zayda (grandfather). Sam hopes to reconcile with his grandson and Jewish family faith by basking him to say kaddish, the Hebrew prayer for the dead for him. Henry resists the reconciliation effort, still angry that his late parents disapproved of his marriage to a Catholic woman. Refusing to get in the middle of the strife, his wife leaves the dig site. Monica and Tess, posing as a research assistant and as a photographer, soon find themselves embroiled in a grater conflict. A group of Navajo elders led by Edison disrupt the dig, stating the site is on sacred ground. Although Henry quickly dismisses their claim, Sam and Edison discover common ground in the similarities of their respective cultures. Even Henry's student intern, Dillon New Eagle, begins to doubt the appropriateness of the excavation site by himself, he falls into a hidden cave. Gathered around a campfire wi
S03 E06Oct 13, 1996
Secret Service Oct 13, 1996 Marty Dillard, an overachieving Secret Service agent, is at odds with Monica, assigned as an agent to protect a Presidential candidate. While off duty, Marty enjoys fishing and befriends Ulysses Dodd, an older gentlemen who teaches her to enjoy the sport for its own sake rather for sheer competitiveness. Baffled by a series of death threats to Senator Hammond, Marty begrudgingly accepts help from Monica and Andrew, who's posing as a forensics specialist. Working together, they manage to apprehend the would-be assassin and save the senator's life. However, the assailant's wayward bullet strikes Ulysses, whom Marty had invited to the campaign rally. She visits him in the hospital and begins to suspect his diabetes may be more serious than he let on. Hammond, impressed with Marty's savvy, asks her to head up his presidential detail. Yet she doesn't feel like celebrating when she returns to the riverbank and finds that Ulysses is still in the hospital. There Tess, attending nurse,
S03 E07Oct 30, 1996
Groundrush Oct 30, 1996 To Monica, Scott Walden seems like a perfect assignment. the charming owner of a small aviation company, he performs numerous charitable deeds and has been a wonderful surrogate father to his fiancee's pre-teen son. what Monica doesn't know is ""Mr. Wonderful"" has a secretive past, which comes to light after an employee borrows a plane to make a humanitarian, albeit illegal smuggling mission. FBI agents arrive and apprehend Scott, charging him with an eighteen-year-old murder committed by one William Grunwald. Insisting the man is innocent, Monica defends him to his fiancee, Jocelyn and his lawyer, Andrew. Unsure what tot make of these events, Scott's future stepson, Jeremy is comforted by Tess. Monica decides, though, to take matters into her own hands and uses her angelic powers to Scott escape. Andrew is confounded by her actions, especially since he has discovered Scott Walden is William Grumwald. Despite this knowledge, Monica continues to insist the man is innocent. Tess,
Season 4CBS All Access
S04 E01Sep 21, 1997
The Road Home (1) Sep 21, 1997 Joe Greene, the long-lost brother of Russell returns speeding wrecklessly down the highyway as Tess, Monica and Andrew follow. When another car pulls in front of Joe, he runs the car off the road and kills a fahter and son, while saving the youngest son. Lying about the accident to the police, he is then thought to be a ""good samaritan"" and quickly leaves. When he runs out of gas, Andrew arrives as a hitchhiker and offers to give him gas in exchance for a ride to Chicory Creek. Once there, Andrew leaves and the car breaks down. Joe then breaks into the home of Erasmus Jones, not knowing that his family is there. Russell catches him in the kitchen, quickly saying hello by punching him in the face and the whole family is soon awake, marvelling at his return. At the hospital, the young boy injured in thewreck clings to his life while Monica acts as a hospital caseworker, comforting the mother, Mrs. Mills. She wants to meet the person who saved her son's life, and she supplies the
S04 E02Sep 21, 1997
The Road Home (2) Sep 21, 1997 (part 2) Joe Greene, the long-lost brother of Russell returns speeding wrecklessly down the highyway as Tess, Monica and Andrew follow. When another car pulls in front of Joe, he runs the car off the road and kills a fahter and son, while saving the youngest son. Lying about the accident to the police, he is then thought to be a ""good samaritan"" and quickly leaves. When he runs out of gas, Andrew arrives as a hitchhiker and offers to give him gas in exchance for a ride to Chicory Creek. Once there, Andrew leaves and the car breaks down. Joe then breaks into the home of Erasmus Jones, not knowing that his family is there. Russell catches him in the kitchen, quickly saying hello by punching him in the face and the whole family is soon awake, marvelling at his return. At the hospital, the young boy injured in thewreck clings to his life while Monica acts as a hospital caseworker, comforting the mother, Mrs. Mills.
S04 E03Sep 28, 1997
Great Expectations Sep 28, 1997 Bill McNabb, a cappuccino machine salesman, arrives with his pregnant wife, Joanne at Juliano's Coffee Shop where Andrew is acting as temporary manager. While Bill tries to sell the ""newest and best"" machine to Andrew. Joanne confirm their plans to give a baby shower for friends at the coffee shop later that evening. Having overheard the discussion of babies. Monica introduces herself as a lamaze teacher and invites Joanne to attend a class. Bill and Joanne then go to a doctor's appointment and learn that their baby is going to be born with Down Syndrome. Bill immediately mentions ""alternatives"" to having the baby and tells Joanne not to tell anyone about the diagnosis until they decide what to do. At the baby shower, a bus boy with Down Syndrome, Taylor, breaks dishes while avoiding a small child and this prompts Bill to tell Joanne that their baby ""is not a miracle"" but rather ""a mistake."" Joanne temporarily gives in, going to a community clinic but is unable to go through with
S04 E04Oct 5, 1997
Nothing But Net Oct 5, 1997 Bill McNabb, a cappuccino machine salesman, arrives with his pregnant wife, Joanne at Juliano's Coffee Shop where Andrew is acting as temporary manager. While Bill tries to sell the ""newest and best"" machine to Andrew. Joanne confirm their plans to give a baby shower for friends at the coffee shop later that evening. Having overheard the discussion of babies. Monica introduces herself as a lamaze teacher and invites Joanne to attend a class. Bill and Joanne then go to a doctor's appointment and learn that their baby is going to be born with Down Syndrome. Bill immediately mentions ""alternatives"" to having the baby and tells Joanne not to tell anyone about the diagnosis until they decide what to do. At the baby shower, a bus boy with Down Syndrome, Taylor, breaks dishes while avoiding a small child and this prompts Bill to tell Joanne that their baby ""is not a miracle"" but rather ""a mistake."" Joanne temporarily gives in, going to a community clinic but is unable to go through with
S04 E05Oct 12, 1997
Children of the Night Oct 12, 1997 Tess, Monica, Andrew and Ruth arrive in the announcer's box of a professiional basket-ball game overlooking their next assignment, Eric (E.Z.) Mony, the star point guard for the Salt Lake Saints. Tess tells the others that Eric is angry and rebellious, with a complete disregard for rules. As the angels look on, Eric shoves a referee. Although Ruth is told that her assignment is only to observe the situation, she is soon moving down in the stands in order to speak to the referee. Due to herinterference, a jersey is thrown into the crowd by Mony goes to a very impressionable 14 year-old named Darnell. Sam, the special affairs angel arrives to explain that the casse has just taken a turn for the worse because a bond was formed between E.Z. and Darnell. Later at the Boys Club, Sam coaches Darnell and his friends and introduces Monica as the new tutor. Meanwhile, as E.Z. is disavowing his status as a role model, we learn of the disappearance of a hockey player by the name of Winston
S04 E06Oct 19, 1997
Jones vs. God Oct 19, 1997 While Tess and Monica work at a inner-city coffee shop, they see their next assignment, a group of homeless teenagers who have given up their real names to avoid being returned to the families that they no longer trust. Doc, Lightning, China, and the missing Fish have formed a family and soon take in a young girl who is new to the street, changing her real name from Alexandra to ""Ally."" Losing their current shelter and trusting no one, the kids go to a junkyard where Rafael, offers to let them build a shelter in exchange for watching over the place. When all the collective money of the group is gone, China takes to the streets to earn money as a prostitute. As she gets into a car, the missing ""Fish"" is dying in the care of Andrew. Afterward, Monica and Andrew begin to lose heart while Tess and Rafael urge them to be patient and ""not push so hard."" China continues to dream of being a poet, writing in her treasured journal while Doc's cough worsens. Ally burns her her remaining pi
S04 E07Oct 26, 1997
The Pact Oct 26, 1997 The town of Clarion, South Dakota is in the midst of a farm killing drought when Tess and Monica arrive to help them with their growing crisis of faith. Justinian Jones, a struggling farmer, enters Cotton's barber shop where a heated debate quickly develops between he, Cotton, Judge Dawes and Risa, the town mayor, as to whether the town should sell out to huge agriculture company. Having arrived to serve as auctioneer of the towns assets, Andrew sits quietly in the barder chair as Risa advocates selling to the conglomerate before the drought kills the town. Opposed to he is Justinian who is determined to stay on his farm even if he has to sell his horse and ""pull the darned plow""himself. Continuing his tirade, Justinian decides to sue God. The Judge outlines how he should serve notice to God through the newspaper and hearing is set. Outside, Justinian's daughter, Leela tells her boyfriend Gordon of her plans to leave town in search of more opportunity while he tries to convince
Season 5CBS All Access
S05 E01Sep 20, 1998
Miles to Go Before I Sleep Sep 20, 1998 When Andrew arrives at the hospital to escort an elderly Mr. Richards to heaven, he makes Andrew promise to help someone else in the hospital, someone whose soul is dying. Mr. Richards directs Andrew to the bible he is leaving behind which, he insists, will answer Andrew's questions. Andrew meets up with Monica and Tess who are at the hospital to minister to the patients, but no one knows the whereabouts of Mr. Richards bible. Complicating matters, Rita Lasky, a terminally ill woman with no will to live, claims to have seen the Angel of Death and that it told her to ""hurry up and die."" Monica tells Rita God would never someone to give up, and that if an angel says something that is not from God, then it's not an angel. Meanwhile, Andrew is caring for John Monroe, a young man with brain cancer, who has faith that he will be miraculously healed. Arthur Bowers, a kind hearted orderly, tells John about Rita's angel-sighting and insists that there is an angel in the hospital. When Ri
S05 E02Sep 27, 1998
Vengance Is Mine (1) Sep 27, 1998 As the one year anniversary of Joe's tragic car accident approaches, the Greene family is in Springville. After seeing Joe depart for Turkey where he is intent on working, Russell is eager to get back on the road while Claire has a sense that she has work still to do in Springville. As strange letters begin to arrive for Joe, Claire volunteers to teach reading on death row at the local prison and meets Darlene, a young woman convicted of killing a man while on a drug-crazed binge. As Claire and Dinah try to help Darlene come to terms with her daughter and mother before she is executed, the angels learn that the letters to Joe have been sent by Sondra Mills, who is abusing alcohol and neglecting her son, Matthew, in the aftermath of her husbands death at Joe's hand. Tess works as an efficiency consultant at Sondra's office and tries to convince her to stop drinking and face her grief but Sandra is soon fired drinking on the job. Meanwhile, Monica is Matthew's teacher and tries to h
S05 E03Sep 27, 1998
Vengeance Is Mine (2) Sep 27, 1998 (part 2) As the one year anniversary of Joe's tragic car accident approaches, the Greene family is in Springville. After seeing Joe depart for Turkey where he is intent on working, Russell is eager to get back on the road while Claire has a sense that she has work still to do in Springville. As strange letters begin to arrive for Joe, Claire volunteers to teach reading on death row at the local prison and meets Darlene, a young woman convicted of killing a man while on a drug-crazed binge. As Claire and Dinah try to help Darlene come to terms with her daughter and mother before she is executed, the angels learn that the letters to Joe have been sent by Sondra Mills, who is abusing alcohol and neglecting her son, Matthew, in the aftermath of her husbands death at Joe's hand. Tess works as an efficiency consultant at Sondra's office and tries to convince her to stop drinking and face her grief but Sandra is soon fired drinking on the job.
S05 E04Oct 4, 1998
What Are Friends For? Oct 4, 1998 The angels arrive in the life of mayoral candidate Carrie Carver to help her learn a valuable lesson about friendship. Monica arrives as Carrie's speechwriter when Carrie is called away by a message from an old college friend. Monica tells her ""truth is the best spin."" Carrie arrives at Frodo's, her old college hangout to find Tom, who is waiting to hear the news of most recent cancer test. Andrew is acting as a bartender, not knowing whether or not he will be escorting Tom. Carrie then resumes her campaign, formally announcing her candidacy for the office of mayor. Carrie then goes to her college reunion with Sam and Monica. Carrie then sees her old friend Billy. Sam looks on with controlled concern as Carrie and Billy dance to their old college song. As Carrie, Billy and Tom, ""The Terrible Threesome"" give an reunion performance, Tess tells Andrew and Monica ""Sometimes memories keep people harmonizing long after the music is over."" Carrie tells Billy she'll pull some strings
S05 E05Oct 11, 1998
Only Connect Oct 11, 1998 When a widower named Donnie Mancuso is having problems with his son, Cameron, the angels arrive to help them learn from the least likely of souls, an autistic man by the name of Ferdie. Misunderstood all of his life, Ferdie lives in a shack on the edge of a baseball field in Cicero, Illinois. Although harmless, the townspeople are unaware of his autism and think of Ferdie as merely as ""weird."" Cameron befriends Ferdie, who shares his love of trains. Donnie, a former professional baseball player, pushes Cameron to work harder at baseball as a way of making friends. Cameron falls prey to peer pressure and participates in a prank that inadvertently results in the burning of Ferdie's shack. Monica appeals to Cameron's conscience, and he convinces his father to let Ferdie live with them until his shack is rebuilt. While having living with Donnie and Cameron, Ferdie behaves strangely but Donnie pays little attention because he seems harmless. Donnie finds Ferdie in the basement using
S05 E06Oct 18, 1998
The Lady of the Lake Oct 18, 1998 When a widower named Donnie Mancuso is having problems with his son, Cameron, the angels arrive to help them learn from the least likely of souls, an autistic man by the name of Ferdie. Misunderstood all of his life, Ferdie lives in a shack on the edge of a baseball field in Cicero, Illinois. Although harmless, the townspeople are unaware of his autism and think of Ferdie as merely as ""weird."" Cameron befriends Ferdie, who shares his love of trains. Donnie, a former professional baseball player, pushes Cameron to work harder at baseball as a way of making friends. Cameron falls prey to peer pressure and participates in a prank that inadvertently results in the burning of Ferdie's shack. Monica appeals to Cameron's conscience, and he convinces his father to let Ferdie live with them until his shack is rebuilt. While having living with Donnie and Cameron, Ferdie behaves strangely but Donnie pays little attention because he seems harmless. Donnie finds Ferdie in the basement using
S05 E07Oct 25, 1998
Beautiful Dreamer Oct 25, 1998 Tess substitutes at a Washington D.C. and asks the students what they want to be when they grow up. One of the children, Calvin, tells the class he wants to be an assassin. Tells tells Calvin that being an assassin is nothing to be proud of and to prove it Tess tells the class the story of John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln. On April 14, 1865 Sam and Andrew arrive in post-Civil War Washington. Sam tells Andrew, then a caseworker, of his next assignment, Mr. Booth. Andrew meets Booth backstage at Ford's Theater, where stagehands are busily preparing for the evening's play. At the White House, Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary make plans to attend the play. Monica, currently working in Annunciations, arrives as Mrs. Lincoln's seamstress. While Monica fits her dress, Mrs. Lincoln confides in Monica her worry for her husband's health, especially in light of a recent dream the President has had. That afternoon Andrew approaches Booth in a saloon outside the theatre,
Season 6CBS All Access
S06 E01Sep 26, 1999
Such A Time As This Sep 26, 1999 In the middle of the African desert, Andrew snaps photographs of Sudanese slaves in the hot sun. Back in the United States, young Thomas Cooper is upset that his mother, Senator Katherine Cooper, has to return to Washington D.C. Monica is horrified to see the pictures that Andrew took, and wonders why the angels aren't in the Sudan. Tess indicates that Thomas is the little child that will lead them there. In Washington, Dr. Joseph Akot, working with Andrew and Monica, approach Kate about the problem of slavery in the Sudan, but Kate, espousing the Sudanese government's position, denies its existence. They persuade her, however, to keep the pictures and reads Dr. Joe's letter, which says that slaves can be bought and sold for fifty American dollars. Thomas is moved by one of the pictures in particular, of a small Sudanese boy, who Thomas names Sam after his older brother who died before Thomas was born. Thomas pleads with his mother to rescue Sam, but tells him that the issue is
S06 E02Oct 3, 1999
The Compass Oct 3, 1999 In July of 1944, a month after D-Day, a small squad of American soldiers make their way through the deadly battlefields of Normandy, part of the attempt by the Allied forces to re-claim France. Led by Sergeant Walker, the men are weary, and anything but unified. Cynical Private Joe Farady takes bets in how many casualties there will be at the end of each day. Private Eddie Rourke, full of optimism, is constantly at odds with Joe. Privates Nick Dante and Homer Stucky comprise the rest of the squad. Monica, on a Search and Rescue mission, watches over the man unseen. Through a flashback, we learn that the feud between Eddie and Joe began several months earlier, in an Allied canteen. Joe is upset to find Eddie dancing with Stella, a USO hostess whom Joe considers his girl. Stella isn't interested in Joe and tries to let him down easy. Tess, a USO singer, tells Monica that she is assigned to Joe, that she must help him decide to become a hero. Back on the battlefield as the comba
S06 E03Oct 19, 1999
The Last Day of the Rest of Your Life Oct 19, 1999 Corey, Stasi, Dolores and Larry meet at a support group meeting, all of them answering to the same ad, ""Are you ready for the last day of the rest of your life?"" They are all dying. Rachel shows up, too, but something deep and personal keeps her from going inside. As facilitator of the group, Monica explains that their purpose will be ""to give meaning to the life you're leaving behind and explore what it means to face death."" Dolores is 67-year-old wiseacre who is dying of emphysema. Stasi, who owns a hair salon, is a divorcee and mother of two, she has hepatitis. Larry, an avid bowler and construction worker, is dying of asbestos poisoning. Corey won't say what he's dying of, which annoys Larry. Finally Rachel gets up the courage to join the others and reveals that she has an inoperable brain tumor. Monica encourages them to make a list of things they want to accomplish before they die. At the next meeting, Dolores admits that she would like to learn how to dance. Stasi say
S06 E04Oct 17, 1999
The Letter Oct 17, 1999 As Monica and Tess drive through the crop fields of central California, Monica comments on their beauty. But when Tess asks her to take a closer look, Monica sees the hardworking families, including many young children, toiling over the crops in the hot sun. One such family is the Morante clan. Patriarch Roberto works tirelessly alongside his wife Elisa, his teenage son Tino, and younger children Claudia and Miguel. They migrate with the season, always traveling to the part of the country that is being harvested. One of their few joys is the letter they receive each week from their grandmother. Roberto is illiterate so he has Tino read the letter, though Tino would rather be listening to classical music on the car radio. As the Morantes settle in the latest migrant camp, they meet Monica, the church volunteer, Andrew, the camp supervisor, and Rafael, a fellow migrant worker. At church on Sunday, Tino discovers the piano and begins to play. Tess offers to be his music teacher.
S06 E05Oct 24, 1999
Til Death Do Us Part Oct 24, 1999 Molly Avey's preparations for her husband Jordan's 40th birthday surprise party are interrupted by a phone call from her doctor's office, they suspect she may have cancer, the disease that killed her mother and grandmother at the same young age. Andrew, working as the Avey's farmhand, believes that Molly is his assignment, but Tess cautions him that there may be some other surprises. Despite Andrew's pleas, Molly refuses to tell Jordan about the phone call and spoil the party. Instead of being happy at the surprise, Jordan seems depressed to find everyone gathered in celebration. He finds some joy in talking with his good friend Donna, and they reminisce about their high school romance. Molly and Jordan's young son Jimmy interrupts the party with the news that one of the cows has gone into labor. Jordan, Andrew, and Jimmy struggle to deliver the calf, and it is born premature. Jimmy plans to raise the calf and names it Hannibal, but Jordan tells him that some things are meant to
S06 E06Oct 31, 1999
The Occupant Oct 31, 1999 On Halloween night all the angels have their hands full, and this night is no different for Monica, Tess, and Andrew, who attend to a spiritual battle at Salt Lake City's Mercy Hospital. The ambulance brings Lonnie, a deranged and suicidal homeless man. Lonnie frequently visits the ER and Duncan, the head of the ER and Lonnie's best friend from childhood, has diagnosed him with Multiple Personality Disorder. Andrew arrives to comfort Lonnie, but suddenly lucid, Lonnie claims to be ""Gregory"" and recognizes Andrew as an angel! Andrew looks to Tess for some insight and she relates Lonnie's history. Many years ago, when Tess was Lonnie and Duncan's Sunday School Teacher, she taught them that faith in God is like a mustard seed, though little, it can grow to be very large. Despite an abusive home life, Lonnie struggled to have faith, and cherished the mustard seed that Tess gave him. One Halloween though, a prank gone awry resulted in Lonnie burning a house down. Monica then continu
S06 E07Nov 14, 1999
Voice of an Angel Nov 14, 1999 In New York City, Tess and Monica enjoy the vocal talents of some street performers, but when Monica tires to join in Tess points out that, clearly, singing is not one of her gifts. Monica reminds Tess that she has always prayed for a beautiful singing voice, and when she hears one echoing down the halls of Carnegie Hall, she believes God has finally answering her prayer. much to her disappointment, Monica finds the voice really belongs to a rude English orphan named Alice. Alice is in New York to perform in a vocal contest with her choir, and Monica's assignment. Tess tells Monica that she is to give Alice a ""singing lesson."" Monica reluctantly agrees to be Alice's chaperone for the day, and they start to explore the city. Alice, who remembers a song her father taught her, wants to see Herald Square, and Monica, trying to be friendly, takes her there. At Herald Square, Monica meets Andrew posing as a mime and relates a story. Centuries ago, in heaven, Monica was kicked out of
Season 7CBS All Access
S07 E01Oct 15, 2000
The Face on the Barroom Floor Oct 15, 2000 High atop a New York penthouse, Tess entertaining at a society party hosted by bon vivant Everett Clay when his octogenarian father Benjamin, who still runs the family business, makes a surprise appearance to chastise his son and grandson about their wasteful ways. The following morning, Benjamin tells Everett the Bible story of the prodigal son who squanders his fortune. Benjamin reminds Everett that his great grandfather started this company carving handmade buttons and that he's being disinherited to learn the importance of self-reliance and hard work, handing him a framed deerskin jacket, with buttons carved by his great grandfather. Angry and penniless, Everett busts the frame, when Tess appears in her Cadillac, offering Everett a ride to Colorado, where some friends of his had invited him to stay. Before long, they arrive in Central City, the mining town that was in its heydey at the turn of the century. They stop at the historic Teller House saloon where Everett notices a p
S07 E02Oct 22, 2000
Legacy Oct 22, 2000 Max Rigney shows up for his first day of college with his father, Sam, who is proud to show him the frat house of which he was once-president, the PIG House. Rafael meets them and introduces himself as a student. Tess and Andrew join Rafael, noting that Sam is paying for Max's education, but only if he goes to this school, pledges this fraternity, and takes all the right courses. Walking around the campus, Sam is greeted by Monica, he recognizes her voice and has a troubling flashback. He later discovers that Monica is a visiting philosophy professor, and secretly determines that Max will have to stay away from her, which shouldn't be a problem since he, Sam, has chosen Max's coursework. But that night, Rafael helps Max make a decision of his own and take one class his father hasn't chosen for him, Monica's philosophy class. He tells his mother about it on the phone, and mentions that he might not pledge PIG. He likes being his own man, but that night, his father drives two hour
S07 E03Oct 29, 2000
The Invitation Oct 29, 2000 Rick and Annie Higuerra are expecting their first child and struggle to keep their debts. Annie, seven months pregnant, is undeterred by her husband's suggestion to cancel their Halloween party in a few days. The angels make their own preparations as Tess alerts Monica to Satan's presence in town. Monica, unseen, keeps vigil outside the Higuerra's apartment. Monica confronts Satan, in the form of a lion, but is resolved to protect Rick and Annie, causing the lion to retreat. Rick and Annie are awakened the next day by their new neighbor, Tess, singing the hymn ""When You Can't Move The Mountain."" Monica, working as a manicurist at Annie's salon, meets two of Annie's clients Millie and Clara, and a wayward 13 year-old boy, Dennis, who finds a set of tarot cards in an old box of decorations. Monica fears that Annie's interest in the cards is part of Satan's plans. Meanwhile, Rick tends bar in a scarcely populated lounge, his only regular is Cal, a bookie. Andrew, working as a pl
S07 E04Nov 5, 2000
Restoration Nov 5, 2000 Cantankerous 102 year-old film director Chandler Crowne wants to die, but Andrew tells him he's got unfinished business. Enter Stevie Noonan, twenty-something student filmmaker who's making a documentary about the famous director who built his reputation on dark, depressing subject matter. Stevie's task is to persuade the reclusive genius for the dark films which became his trademark. In flashback, we find a young Chandler directing his leading lady, Ruby, in an ambitious and inspirational film called ""Redemption."" Besides dealing with a temperamental leading lady, Chandler had to contend with Sid Lumsky, the head of the studio, who fires one of his actresses for having an affair with a member of the crew. Forced to choose from a bevy of young unknowns, Chandler chooses Monica. Chandler then breaks off prematurely, leaving Stevie with unanswered questions. On her way out, Stevie lifts Chandler's pocket watch, only to return later with the pawn ticket as a bargaining tool to get
S07 E05Nov 12, 2000
Finger of God Nov 12, 2000 Calvin Chillcut is a storm-chaser who tracks tornadoes for the National Severe Storms Lab. But die to the dearth of storm activity, the NSSL has just informed him to cease and desist. Distraught over the news, Calvin ties one on and sleeps through the first twister in 2 years. The next day, Calvin shows up at the local watering hole (the Die Hard Diner) with a hangover, and by this point, it's clear that a major storm is headed their way. Tess points out that Calvin doesn't have to turn in his equipment until tomorrow and urges him to stop feeling sorry for himself and get busy. Calvin takes her advice and starts tracking the storm and along the way stops to pick up a hitchhiker, Monica. Calvin explains it's his last day, barring a miracle. And before long, that's just what he gets, in the form of a twister. As the Civil Defense Tornado Warning sirens sound, the Sheriff advises everyone the diner to take cover. Some take his advice, but most feel perfectly safe in the diner,
S07 E06Nov 19, 2000
The Empty Chair Nov 19, 2000 Betsy and Bud Baxter are in their 15th year of hosting the popular local TV program ""Breakfast with the Baxter's"" when they learn their show is being cancelled. Still reeling from the loss, Bud and Betsy are grateful when two unexpected visitors (Monica and Andrew) show up on their doorstep, feigning car trouble. Monica and Andrew become a welcome distraction for the Baxters, who have devoted their lives to their show and in doing so, have avoided dealing honesty with each other. With a captive audience, Bud and Betsy take a certain glee in telling their guests the whole ugly story of how they were unceremoniously canned after 15 years. Monica and Andrew try to convince the Baxters of the importance of grieving. But Bud pours himself another Scotch while espousing the importance of carrying on. Meanwhile, Betsy busies herself looking through some storage boxes for her mother's meatloaf recipe when she came across a baby's jumper outfit, a painful remind of the child the ""lost.""
S07 E07Nov 26, 2000
God Bless the Child Nov 26, 2000 14 year-old Charnelle Bishop tells her grandmother that she's going to the museum for an essay she has to write about ""finding a piece of yourself in history."" But she's really going there to buy drugs from her dealer, Lamont. Monica tries to form a bond with Charnelle through her love of music, but Charnelle is wary of Monica. Monica catches Charnelle in the bathroom lighting up a joint and refuses to give it back until she begins her homework assignment. Monica tells Charnelle the story of how Billie Holiday fought her own battle against drugs. In flashback, we return to a Greenwhich Village speakeasy in 1939 where Billie Holiday is performing, with Andrew auditioning to be her pianist. But Charnelle isn't interested in hearing about love songs, she likes music that tells the truth. Monica resumes the story of how Billie Holiday reacted when she first read the lyrics to the song ""Strange Fruit."" the first song to tell the truth about lynching of African Americans. Monica pers
Season 8CBS All Access
S08 E01Sep 29, 2001
Holy of Holies Sep 29, 2001 Andrew pays a visit to Catherine, an 88-year-old woman who lost her husband in WWII. She has since lost her youth as well as her faith in her children and grandchildren. All except for one that is, her grandson, Paul. She shows Andrew a copy of the Memoirs of Nehemiah, an ancient document pointing out the hiding place of the Ark of the Convenant. After this revelation, she secures his promise to take it to the post office and ship it to Paul, who is away at school. Meanwhile, Tess, Monica, and Gloria are floating around Paul's campus and eager to get started on their next assignment. Andrew arrives and tells them what he saw. Gloria masquerades as a student to infiltrate Paul's history class. Here, she meets Thomas, a history professor with a zeal for Arklore. Later on Paul stops by Thomas' office with the Memoirs of Nehemiah. He thinks it might ""be something important"", because his grandfather traveled extensively in the Middle East during the war. Thomas assures him that i
S08 E02Oct 6, 2001
The Perfect Game Oct 6, 2001 Ben McCloud, ace pitcher for the AAA Richmond Braves, is on his way to the Major Leagues. His biggest obstacle is his father, Norm. Norm is constantly critical of Ben's performance, including a two-hit shut-out. He wants so much for his son to make it to the Majors that he will except nothing short of perfection. He wants Ben to succeed where he failed though he is, in effect, pushing his son down the same path that ended his career. He is constantly embarrassing his son in front of the other players, and Ben is approaching a breaking point. Monica comes on board as the team's new trainer, allowing Ben to vent some of his frustrations, something he desperately needs. His father will not listen to him, and if he knew, would prevent him from visiting his grandfather, Candy, a great ballplayer in his own time. Norm's drive is all encompassing, he treats his son as little more than an avenue to success, and his own father as a pathetic liar. He is unable to accept his own father's
S08 E03Oct 13, 2001
The Birthday Present Oct 13, 2001 When a cancer patient is taken by Andrew, Gloria's curiosity about death is piqued. Monica suggests she take a ""ride-along"" with Andrew. Meanwhile Robbie McGregor locks his sister Sarah in a bomb shelter to protect her from their abusive father. He then returns the key to his father's hey-chain. Later on, mailman Chuck Parker comes upon the McGregor house. Robbie answers Chuck's ""easy"" baseball trivia question, then asks about a special package he is expecting. Chuck hasn't seen it, but assures Robbie that he'll keep an eye out. Robbie father, Gary, hollers for him to ""Get in here!"". Robby does, and Chuck gets back in his truck, only to discover the package. Chuck hurries up to the door, but before he can knock, he hears an argument. At the sound of a slap, and Robbie's ""Ow!"", Chuck rings the doorbell. When Gary answers, Chuck presents the package and insists that Robbie sign for it himself. Gary refuses, so Chuck leaves. Gary demands to know what's in the package, Robbie
S08 E04Oct 20, 2001
Manhunt Oct 20, 2001 The Angels go to a Happy Hour at the Monte Carlo, a bar run by one of Tess's former assignments. It is here that Monica learns that Zoe, a girl she saw earlier in the park, is her assignment. Zoe is lonely, heartbroken, and trying to come to terms with the end of a relationship with a great guy, Jeff. Her friends, Patty, Penny, and Maggie, try to cheer her up and help her ""Get over him."" The next day at work, Monica is hired to take over for Patty, who quit her job to get married. As the day progresses, Gloria arrives to fix all of the office computers, and Billy, an RDS delivery guy shows up with some packages. During his time in the office, his attention is solely focused on Zoe. Monica immediately notices the attraction, though Zoe is oblivious. Billy leaves and the girls go about their day eagerly awaiting Happy Hour. The clock strikes six, and they all hurry off to the Ladies room to get dolled up. Billy arrives with some apple strudel for Zoe. When he is unable to find
S08 E05Oct 27, 2001
Chutzpah Oct 27, 2001 After Monica leaves Gloria alone at a Portland bus stop, Gloria learns about the Jewish people...from 3 skinheads. A short time after that, Gloria meets Sam Silverstein. Sam is a sofer, a Jewish man who hand-makes the Torah, the holy scripture. Sam is amazed that Gloria does not know the truth about the holocaust and encourages her to learn about it. Monica gets a job at the Portland Daily News as an editorial writer, where she works with Sam's daughter, Rachel ""Silver."" Rachel is the paper's editorial cartoonist but her job is in jeopardy because it isn't edgy enough. Monica also notices Rachel's extensive ""personal collection"" of cartoons depiciting her father and the Jewish faith in unflattering light. When Rachel invites Monica over to the family dinner to be her ""human shield"" Monica quickly learns how deep the wounds are between Sam and Rachel. The next day, Rachel puts one of the ""personal jabs"" in the paper and immediately her panel, ""Chutzpah!"" is the hit of Portland.
S08 E06Nov 3, 2001
Famous Last Words Nov 3, 2001 Monica and Gloria breeze into Carlisle, Arizona in search of a cup of coffee, and the Famous LAst Words of a death row inmate. Posing as an author, Monica steps into the Oasis diner, where she meets Shirlee, a waitress with a nice smile and a strange fascination with the families that come to see their relatives die by lethal injection. Meanwhile, across the street, convicted killer Daniel Lee Corbitt is trying to stay tough on the eve of his own execution. He brags about the fame that will come with his death, and about the ""book writer"" who's coming to see him. What Daniel didn't count on was the arrival of Andrew, his own personal Angel of Death, who has come to see him th rough the final 36 hours of his life. When Monica arrives in the prison with her assistant, Gloria, Daniel is only too eager to ignore Andrew and continue upon his request for immortality through a tell-all biography. He happily relates his history and the events that led up to him returning home, after year
S08 E07Nov 10, 2001
Most Likely To Succeed Nov 10, 2001 Dennis Loggins is a young multi-billionaire. He's become a success, he's gotten in shape, he's spent years improving himself, and he's done it all for the love of a good woman. Or so he tells himself. The fact is that Dennis has engineered this facade of confidence and importance solely as a means for revenge. In high school Dennis was a nerd with a crush on the head cheerleader, Melissa. Due to her kindness and attention, Dennis's crush transformed into unrequited love. To make matters worse, he was constantly tormented and humiliated by Ricky, Melissa's boyfriend. On one memorable occasion, Ricky tricked Dennis into admitting his love for Melissa over a live microphone at the football game. Dennis never got over the humiliation, despite Melissa's assurance that he needn't worry. Now years later, Dennis is a success, and is eager to return Ricky's slights ten-fold. He hires Gloria on as an assistant specifically to find out what football team Ricky is playing for, and to hel
Season 9CBS All Access
S09 E01Sep 28, 2002
A Rock and a Hard Place Sep 28, 2002 In the middle of the wilderness, at the base of a mountain a ways from the road, Monica and Tess discuss the derfect decor for a remote hotel. Meanwhile, in Glendale, Joe Collette arrive at his former home to pick up his 16 year old son Ricky, for a weekend camping trip. Joe's separation from his wife, Sandra, has had a negative effect on the whole family, but mostly Ricky, who acquired a drug problem and then spent sixteen weeks in rehab. The two of them hit the road despite Ricky's enthusiasm. Several hours into the trip. Joe stops the car to stretch his legs and check his map. As he and his son stand outside of their vehicle, a tiny asteroid, smashes through their windshield of their SUV cutting a hole straight through the seat and floor. Andrew shows up, with a tow truck, but even he is surprised by the reason for the breakdown. He offers to take their car to the nearest town, and drop them off at a little hotel that he knows. Tess and Monica check them in and settle them
S09 E02Oct 5, 2002
The Sixteenth Minute Oct 5, 2002 Ed Gold is an under appreciated underwriter for Brewster Financial Services, and he's in a rut. His bills are behind, his paperboy keeps throwing the morning edition into the sprinklers, and he feels like a nobody. To top it all off, his wife, Gwen wants him to ask for a raise. He knows he won't get it, but he's revolved himself to asking. His boss, Mr. Norris, is even less eager to help him, than he is to remember Ed's name. But with a little angelic intervention, in the form of Monica as the PR person, Norris is only too eager to show his willingness to invest in his employees. And as his boss goes off to put in a request with payroll, Ed feels like a new man. To celebrate, heads home to spend his lunch hour with Gwen. Near the side of the road, and deep in the earth, a silver mine is set to collapse. As its support buckle, a dog breaks away from tis owner, chasing the sound off the stressed supports once he's in the mine, his owner Marla has no choice but go in after him, c
S09 E03Oct 12, 2002
Two Sides to Every Angel Oct 12, 2002 On their day off, Monica and Gloria hit the road in Tess's Cadillac, looking to ""bond"". Gloria realizes that while she is a unique and distinctive angel, so is Monica, and as a result they don't always see eye to eye. So the two of them go off together to try to find some common ground. They eventually come upon a rustic cafe, where they meet Doug and Kristie, a young married couple who are about to celebrate their six month anniversary. As they sit and enjoy their coffee, they are interrupted by Sally, the cafe's owner, who says that there is a phone call for Monica. Puzzled, Monica walks down the hall to the phone. But she reappears almost immediately, handing Gloria Tess's car keys, and getting into the car. Gloria is so overjoyed to be given the responsibility, that she doesn't notice that something isn't quite right, that Monica is a little to eager to hand the car over, that maybe this isn't Monica, it's Monique, a demon disguised as an angel. But Gloria doesn't know about
S09 E04Oct 19, 2002
The Word Oct 19, 2002 Monica becomes a substitute teacher for a class ""resource students."" Their learning disabilities and health problems have aggravated a number or subs and none of the temporary teachers have stuck around. One student especially needs her help. Her name is Charlee, and she has obsessive compulsive disorder. As a result of her disorder, she is constantly plagued with worry. Before class she checks her locker numerous times to make sure it is locked. Later on, she thinks the air dirty and after a few minutes, she gets so worked up that she has trouble breathing and is sent to the nurse's office. The nurse, Tess, tries comfort her, but Charlee insists on going home, and her father, Rolando, agrees to come get her. However, in order to do that, he must sign a release form though he has trouble locating the signature line. Rolando can't read. With this realization, the angels decide that Charlee is not only the assignment here. They go to visit Rolando that evening, in part to talk
S09 E05Oct 26, 2002
A Feather on the Breath of God Oct 26, 2002 Lorena Watkins is dying. She has an inoperable brain tumor, and only a matter of days left to live. As though this weren't troubling enough, she also has a twelve year old daughter, Grace, and no family left to take her in. But what she does have, is a strong faith, and a sense of hope. She walks the labyrinth of a local church every day, taking that spiritual journey that will bring her and her prayers closer to God. And it has worked, because the angels are there and watching her unseen. They are going to help her find a place for Grace, just as her faith has found her a place in heaven. Lorena doesn't know that help is on the way though, she plans to contact social services and put Grace up for adoption, something that she expects will turn out okay. Lorena herself was adopted and loved her new parents dearly. But she has one card she'd like to play first, and it's a grim one. Sidney Alcott works with the dead. He runs a funeral parlor, and though he excels in his job, he
S09 E06Nov 2, 2002
Jump! Nov 2, 2002 Buzz Wescott dominates the drive-time airwaves throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. His radio show is number one and about to go national. All he needs to get where he wants to be is that little something extra. Of course that little something is going to push him in a direction he never anticipated. With the ratings high, and the usual amount of idiot callers, Buzz is just getting into his routine of premade insults and mock outrage, when something happens. He is informed by his producer, Su Kim, and his call screener, Monica, that his guests for the hour have cancelled. It seems that the Siamese Twins he had booked are stuck in traffic due to the ill-time suicidal impulse of a depressed teen. Scott Hardwick, is fifteen, and reeling after the suicide death of his best friend. Having just arrived home from the funeral, while his parents are away on a cruise, he has stepped out onto a ledge in his apartment building. This decision has led to a gigantic traffic jam, as peop
S09 E07Nov 9, 2002
Bring On the Rain Nov 9, 2002 Natalie Tate is trying to keep her life in very neat catagories. She wants to go to Yale, she wants to be like her friends, and she doesn't want anyone to know that she lives in a trailer with her mother, Annie, on the other hand thinks her daughter is; smart, studious, polite, and completely honest. And what Annie doesn't know will hurt her. Ever since they moved to town, Natalie has been passing herself as wealthy. She tells her friends and pretty much anyone who asks, that her mother is in Paris on business. But apart from these deceptions, she is trying hard to make something of her life. She is building a realtionship with her boyfriend, Ben, and she is taking the SAT's as often as she can in an effort to earn a scholarship. Annie, menwhile, is trying her hardest just to keep the two of them afloat. She works as a cocktail waitress at a trashy bar. She also plans to start selling cosmetics door-to-door in an effort to help her daughter along ti a brighter future. She is