Touched by an Angel Season 3

Season 3

Touched by an Angel Season 3

First Air Date: September 15, 1996

First Aired on    :   1996
Episodes    :   30 episodes



Episodes

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3x30 A Delicate Balance (May 18, 1997)


An orphanage burns on a dusty street as the Angel of Music observes singing. The song continues although he has relocated to a rowdy party at a mansion. Tess and Monica, unseen, are chagrined byb the excess as the host, Kevin Greeley, a carouses with friends. His father, Edward, confronts him but angirly exits. Kevin glimpses Monica in a mirror, but is gone when he turns around. As Edward ponders how to handle his spoiled son, Andrew appears, announcing God has granted the human one hour to set his affairs in order before his death. During that time, Edward opens his Bible, and dies while reading it. Days later, George is stunned that Edward left him one million dollars and a Bentley. Kevin, however is furious to receive only his possessions until attorney Tess informs him that he must locate Joseph Wells to claim the rest of his inheritance. He agian sees Monica's reflection in the mirror, but this time, she is there. She knew Edward and will help Kevin find Joseph Wells, bu


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3x29 Inherit the Wind (May 11, 1997)


Tess works for a local nursery, and Monica is a postal carrier in the middle-class neighborhood where IRS auditor Carolyn Sellers lives. An avid gardener, she is eager to have her rose hybrid officially recognized but becomes dismayed when three people with Down Syndrome move into a group home next door to her. Tess tries to convince the hardened woman to calm down and accept Taylor, Jeannie, and David for the loving, sensitive people they are, but she refuses. Andrew, the group home supervisor, is nonplused when her first encounter with Carolyn is a tactic threat to ""keep those people in line."" After Taylor stops Stevie Sanders, a neighborhood boy, from playing in her vintage 57 Chevy, the car rolls down the driveway, crushes Stevie's bike, and just misses a young girl due to Tess' sudden intervention. Furious, Carolyn blames Taylor and calls the police. She also works her neighbors into a frenzy to take action against the group home. The next day Taylor confides in Monica, who


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3x28 An Angel by Any Other Name (May 10, 1997)


Tess works for a local nursery, and Monica is a postal carrier in the middle-class neighborhood where IRS auditor Carolyn Sellers lives. An avid gardener, she is eager to have her rose hybrid officially recognized but becomes dismayed when three people with Down Syndrome move into a group home next door to her. Tess tries to convince the hardened woman to calm down and accept Taylor, Jeannie, and David for the loving, sensitive people they are, but she refuses. Andrew, the group home supervisor, is nonplused when her first encounter with Carolyn is a tactic threat to ""keep those people in line."" After Taylor stops Stevie Sanders, a neighborhood boy, from playing in her vintage 57 Chevy, the car rolls down the driveway, crushes Stevie's bike, and just misses a young girl due to Tess' sudden intervention. Furious, Carolyn blames Taylor and calls the police. She also works her neighbors into a frenzy to take action against the group home. The next day Taylor confides in Monica, who


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3x27 Full Moon (May 04, 1997)


As Ed Bingham prepares for a ceremony to honor his heroic efforts as a fireman, his wife, Sarah receives a terrifying letter. Carl Atwater, the man who raped her six years ago is eligible for parole. Frightened of Ed's reaction if he found out, Sarah conceals the letter from him. Instead she visits a Crisis Center and meets Tess, the receptionist, and Monica, a counselor. Although Monica fails to draw Sarah out, the distraught mother invites her to attend the parole hearing. There Sarah is crushed when Carl, who apparently found God in prison, is released. Despite a briefing by Andrew, his parole officer, Carl violates the most important condition of his parole by making contact with Sarah. Although he merely seeks her forgiveness, she panics, threatening him with garden clippers. Monica urges her to report Carl, but Sarah refuses. Monica does, however, convince her to confide in her husband. Meanwhile, Andrew witnesses Carl's simmering anger that his ex-wife, Emily will not


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3x26 At Risk (April 27, 1997)


George Zarko, aka the ""Colonel,"" sits on a park bench watching kids play war. Monica thinks her assignment is to help the elderly Army veteran find the joy of living. But Tess responds that what really needs is to be understood. She gives Monica's swing a push, and the her human form transforms into that of an 80-year old woman. Entering the retirement home where George lives, Monica meets him and Stephanie Hancock, the officious Nurse Director. Tess, the volunteer Activities Coordinator, persuades Stephanie to use pet therapy to alleviate the patient's loneliness, while George grouses to Andrew, the facility's cook, that a resident has recently died and no one seems to care. Monica inadvertently inspires the veteran to rebel by lowering the flag to half mast. Irate, Stephanie plans to kick him out of the home. But Monica intercedes on George's behalf, vowing to be responsible for him. This selfless act endears Monica to him, and Tess warns her to be wary of how close she get


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3x25 Missing In Action (April 13, 1997)


George Zarko, aka the ""Colonel,"" sits on a park bench watching kids play war. Monica thinks her assignment is to help the elderly Army veteran find the joy of living. But Tess responds that what really needs is to be understood. She gives Monica's swing a push, and the her human form transforms into that of an 80-year old woman. Entering the retirement home where George lives, Monica meets him and Stephanie Hancock, the officious Nurse Director. Tess, the volunteer Activities Coordinator, persuades Stephanie to use pet therapy to alleviate the patient's loneliness, while George grouses to Andrew, the facility's cook, that a resident has recently died and no one seems to care. Monica inadvertently inspires the veteran to rebel by lowering the flag to half mast. Irate, Stephanie plans to kick him out of the home. But Monica intercedes on George's behalf, vowing to be responsible for him. This selfless act endears Monica to him, and Tess warns her to be wary of how close she get


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3x24 Last Call (March 30, 1997)


A small Chicago bar is just the place for big dreams as God gives Monica the task of granting one pub patron a miracle. Monica is surprised to learn that nobody wants this once in a lifetime gift. Greed and envy creates further confusion and rage. A mistaken miracle leads each attendee to reassess their lives and toast to lessons learned.


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3x23 Have You Seen Me? (March 16, 1997)


After observing, with Monica and Andrew, respectively, the Monroe family at a breakfast and two businessmen who work in the same office building, Tess tells her changes their assignment will be difficult because it involves six intertwined human lives. The case kicks into gear when Hank Monroe sees a picture resembling his younger brother, Noah on the back of a milk carton. Perplexed, he looks through family albums but can't find any baby pictures of his brother. Andrew, meanwhile, fails to engage Grant Abbott in conversation but does befriend the talkative Ray. The angel starts to reveal himself, but Ray flees after Andrew's admonition that ""the truth will set you free."" Tess warns Andrew that time is running out. Visiting Grant at home, he sees that he is contemplating suicide. Monica, posing as a waitress at a 50's diner, counsels a confused Hank to ask his parents about the missing baby photos. But when their stories contradict, the youth realizes something is amiss. Inves


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3x22 Labor of Love (March 09, 1997)


At a New York City hospital, Monica and Tess are assigned to Dr. Meg salter, a pediatrician. But when she decides to surprise her husband by boarding his flight to Paris, the angels have to call for back-up. Rookie caseworker, Celeste and Sam are put on the case, and so is Meg's fellow passenger Andrew, who had intended to take his first vacation in a century. Meg gets a surprise of her won when she discovers her husband, Brian is accompanied by his mistress, Olivia. As the plane heads into a storm, an already tense situation gets worse when the angels and Meg learn that Olivia is eight months pregnant. A consummate professional, Meg delivers a healthy, albeit premature baby girl, and the plane returns to JFK because of the medical emergency. By the time they get back, Olivia has had two seizures. Monica tends to the infant, while Dr. Parham and his trauma team work on the mother. Brian, overwhelmed by joy and sadness, receives a revelation from Andrew, he urges him to reconci


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3x21 Amazing Grace (2) (February 25, 1997)


After the shooting, Mary and Dr. Hall scramble to help their friends and loved ones. She learns the 45 Mr. Kim possessed was a record, not a weapon, but both are aghast to notice her own wound from a stray bullet. Meanwhile, Tess returns to Russell and tells him Josh needs his family. The Greene's arrive and are horrified to discover he had been shot. When the surgery is over, the doctor reports that Josh will recover, though he has been blinded. Calvin and Chanice receive news that their grandmother had died. Russell is astounded to learn that Anderson, a former adversary from this time in the Navy, is the one who saved Josh. Serena rails at Michael, blaming him for the tragic events. But buoyed by Queenie's encouragement and Monica's revelation, Michael decides to stay with his new ""family,"" feeling like he belongs for the first time in his life. Anderson, likewise inspired by Russell to regain his passion, gives a rousing eulogy at Mary's funeral, urging the community to take a stand against gang violence. Her sight restored, Monica , along with Tess and Andrew observe as the humans work together to paint graffiti-covered wall.


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3x20 Amazing Grace (1) (February 23, 1997)


Tess visits Russell Greene, announcing that God has a special purpose for Josh. Despite his father's misgivings, the teenager departs with her and meets Monica, who has temporarily lost her sight. After the care breaks down, Michael Burns stops and gives Josh and Monica a ride to Denver. His grandfather owns an inner-city mini mall there and has asked him to fix it up so it can be sold. The inhabitants are abuzz about the new landlord, who has arrived with ""a kid and a blind lady."" Uncomfortable in the urban setting, Josh learns from Monica to look with heart rather than his eyes. The trio befriend Mary Harding, a luncheonette owner, her grandchildren, Calvin and Chanice Cantrell, Queenie, who runs a beauty salon, her vivacious best friend. Tonya Hawkins, Nicky Pacheco, a lwayer on a quixotic quest, Dr. Serena Hall, who persuades Michael to donate space for her Uncle Gentry's church, and Anderson Walker, a former activist weary of fighting the system. With racial tensions alrea


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3x19 Clipped WIngs (February 16, 1997)


A ""clip show"" featuring excerpts of previous episodes. On the way to a performance evaluation. Monica encounters her rival, Kathleen. The dark angel tricks her former friend into entering the wrong office suite. There Monica encounters Jodi, a troubled woman comforted by the angel's accounts of past assignments. Meanwhile, Tess and Andrew fret while waiting for their colleague. The High Court judge, Ruth, is a distinguished but no-nonsense angel who was once Tess' supervisor. Troubled by Monica's tardiness and ""irregularities"" in her work, Ruth suspends Monica and revokes her angel privileges. While the judge reviews Monica's mistakes, Andrew recalls an assignment when she mistakenly went to Jacksonville, Florida, rather than Jacksonville, Illinois. Tess dispatches him to search the building. Andrew finds her, but she wants to give Jodi a revelation, but before starting her revelation, she's shocked to learn Jodi is actually Kathleen, whose evaluation was based on ruining Mon


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3x18 Angel of Death (February 09, 1997)


Tess instructs Celeste, a new angel, on her first assignment, Eric, an illusionist. Eric decides to attempt the most dangerous escape of his career. With the help of Monica, Celeste must convince Eric to stop playing hide-and-seek with his life.


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3x17 Crisis of Faith (February 02, 1997)


After a near-fatal car collision, Reverend Daniel learns that the accident caused his son's death. Wrapped in a cocoon of guilt, the Reverend shuts himself off from all loved ones, unable to attend the funeral. Monica must convince Daniel to forgive himself and rededicated himself to helping others.


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3x16 Smokescreen (January 19, 1997)


Tess represents a group of former employees in a class-action suit against family-owned Fairchild Tobacco. Her opposing counsel in Marc Hamilton, who has accepted this assignment to the dismay of his mother, Esther. When he was growing up, both she and his late father worked for Fairchild as a maid and a chauffer. Young Marc vowed to one day sit in the back of a limousine rather than drive it. Now that he has arrived professionally, he is determined to live in the life of luxurious life his parents coouldn't afford. J.D. Sinclair, Fairchild's vice president and heir apparent, becomes impressed with Marc's legal prowess and doubles his hourly fees. He decides to buy the old Sinclair mansion. As they settle in, his wife Vanessa delivers the news that she's pregnant. She is concerned by Marc's newfound materialism, especially his hiring Andrew and Monica as a butler and maid. In court, Sinclairs is taken aback when he recognizes Esther as his family's former maid. Tess, however,


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3x15 Forget Me Not (January 12, 1997)


Sara Perkins rebels against her over protective mother by hiring Monica as her new photography assistant. Though the angel understands what the woman has covertly taken a freelance assignment to Bosnia, Tess, a volunteer helping Charlotte at the public library, thinks Sara's actions are inconsiderate. Noting the mother and daughter act differently when the other is not present, Monica wonders what Tess does in her free time, but the supervisor is tight lipped. Sara returns from the trip and describes it to her mother, who becomes enraged and attacks her. While she receives treatment at the hospital, the angels comfort a confused Charlotte. Regaining consciousness, Sara indentifies her mother as the assailant. A police detective attempts to arrest Charlotte, but she resists violently and must be subdued. Jeff, the journalist who sponsored the Bosnian trip, and Monica visit Sara, who is shocked by her mother's attack. Over the years the pair's relationship has been troubled, but


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3x14 The Violin Lesson (December 22, 1996)


Apprenticed to jordan Du Bois, a violin maker, Monica must ensure he finishes a violin he started 30 years earlier on the Christmas his son was born. The unsuspecting father doesn't realize Tony has come home for the holidays with a devastating secret, which the angel soon learns that Tony has Aids and has returned home to die. The truth comes out while father and son indulge in a lete night snack. Disappointed, Jordan distances himsself from Tony. Discovering the unfinished violin he had started those years ago, Monica learns that Tess had revealed herself to Jordan back then. She announced his son's impending birth and also gave him a piece of wood. but Jordan never completed the instrument becauase a flaw in the grain has appeared when he startted planing the wood. Showing Monica the scrap heap where imperfect wood is discarded, Tony confronts his father, who disowns him. After his health takes a turn for the worse, Tony enters an Aids hospice on Christmas Eve. His mother,


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3x13 The Journalist (December 01, 1996)


At a television news station, Monica is the new weather girl and Andrew, a cameraman. sam explains their assignment is Rocky McCann, a hard-edged investigative reporter. Evasive regarding Tess's whereabouts, the special agent angels tells the duo he is supervising them because of the universal ramifications of broadcasting. Monica, attempting to befriend the reporter, agrees to help her with the research. Andrew's first assignment with Rocky is a story about Horace and Zelda Wittenburg, an elderly couple with four foster children. Impressed during the visit, the angel of Death is mortified when Rocky's story aired, it is an expose alleging child abuse. Monica, who biggest story is an upcoming lunar eclipse, sides with the reporter, while Andrew is frustrated by her rush to judgement. He confronts her, but Rocky tells him overlooking details on an earlier story led to a tragedy. After she reports Zelda had been arrested decades earlier for kidnapping her own son, the Social Serv


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3x12 Homecoming (2) (November 24, 1996)


(part 2) Working from different vantage points, the angels help rehabilitate Julia Fitzgerald, a drug addict who is down and out, posing as a street walker, persuades the police to round up the disheveled Julia with the other ladies. In jail, she is encouraged by the angel to enter the New Spring Halfway House administered by Tess. Though Julia wants to leave the program, her parole officer, Andrew advises her doing so will land her back behind bars since her arrest was a parole violation. Plagued by a past action she committed, the woman deserts the halfway house to rejoin her friend, Fran on the streets. But when she misses the rendezvous, Monica persuades Julia to go back. As she makes steady progress in rehab, the woman decides to make amends with the people she has offended. First on the list is Chuck, the bartender and former employer she stole from. He wants to have Julia arrested, but Andrew convinces the man to let her pay him back.


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3x11 Homecoming (1) (November 24, 1996)


Working from different vantage points, the angels help rehabilitate Julia Fitzgerald, a drug addict who is down and out, posing as a street walker, persuades the police to round up the disheveled Julia with the other ladies. In jail, she is encouraged by the angel to enter the New Spring Halfway House administered by Tess. Though Julia wants to leave the program, her parole officer, Andrew advises her doing so will land her back behind bars since her arrest was a parole violation. Plagued by a past action she committed, the woman deserts the halfway house to rejoin her friend, Fran on the streets. But when she misses the rendezvous, Monica persuades Julia to go back. As she makes steady progress in rehab, the woman decides to make amends with the people she has offended. First on the list is Chuck, the bartender and former employer she stole from. He wants to have Julia arrested, but Andrew convinces the man to let her pay him back. She returns to the alley where she has jewelry


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3x10 Into the Light (November 17, 1996)


James Block, a man with a heart condition, and a criminal past, gets a second chance after a near death experience. He suffers a heart attack after marrying his girlfriend, Rachel to prevent her from testifying against him. While ""dead"" James sees Andrew walking toward the ""light"", though himself moves in the opposite direction. Realizing he must change his ways, James initiates a campaign of goods works. Tess and Monica are assigned as nurses at the hospital where he is fulfilling community service he received for a crime. Neither angel is impressed, however, with his apparent change of heart, especially when they realize he records his good deeds in a notebook. James finds a kindred spirit in Amy Ann McCoy, a teenage Elvis Presley fan with cystic fibrosis. A bit of a con artist herself, the girl is unaware how serious her illness is. Meanwhile, James is haunted by a recurring nightmare if his near-death experience, finally realizing he was headed toward a roiling chasm of une


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3x09 Something Blue (November 10, 1996)


Tess, Monica, and Andrew observe unseen as Kevin Abernathy proposes to Alison Miller in a forest glade. Six month's later, the angels are wedding coordinators for the couple. Although preparations have proceeded apace, Monica fells she has forgotten something and Tess admonishes her to remember because Kevin and Alison's future depends on it. Wedding day jitters are compounded by Kevin's eccentric Aunt Augusta and his klutzy sister, Peggy. But the arrival of Alison's estranged father, Stan causes her to have second thoughts about the nuptials. Kevin is especially taken aback because his bride-to-be had told him her father was dead. To prove his love, he reads the wedding vows he wrote but is dismayed to learn that Alison's hasn't written her own vows yet. While Tess tries to keep the wedding guests entertained, it becomes evident the wedding may not occur. Amidst the chaos, a mysterious blue envelope goes unnoticed in the bridal prep room. Monica wonders why Stan showed up unt


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3x08 The Sky Is Falling (November 03, 1996)


On Halloween, renowned author Leonard Pound is grief stricken regarding his wife, Grace's recent death. His son, Allan has hired Monica to attend the widower, who has lost the will to live. To help him, the angel prompts Leonard to revisit a pivotal event in his life, October 30, 1938, the night of Orson Welle's radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, and the night Monica and Tess met. Dressed in his Buck Rogers costume, young Leonard gathered wit his family around the radio. His father, Tom, a state trooper, left the house to investigate the flaming object the reportedly fell in nearby Grover's Mill. As the broadcast continued, listeners began to fret, thinking it was the end of the world. Panic spread into the streets and the Pound family, along with others, sought shelter in a church. There Leonard literally bumped into Penny, a girl in a angel costume. Concerned about his father, he snuck outside and started searching. Back inside the church, Tess tried to calm the people


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3x07 Groundrush (October 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,


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3x06 Secret Service (October 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,


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3x05 Written In Dust (October 06, 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


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3x04 Sins of the Father (September 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


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3x03 Random Acts (September 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


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3x02 A Joyful Noise (September 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


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3x01 Promised Land (September 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,




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