Touched by an Angel Season 4

Season 4

Touched by an Angel Season 4

First Air Date: September 21, 1997

First Aired on    :   1997
Episodes    :   28 episodes



Episodes

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4x28 The Spirit of Liberty Moon (2) (May 17, 1998)


Tess plants some seeds of courage in George, he helps Alex, Edward and Jean to infiltrate a ""re-education through labor"" camp under the the guise that they will use the factory being constructed to manufacture Tanner Toys. Jean recognizes a sickly worker at the camp as her husband, Gus. After a bittersweet reunion, Jean and the others quickly leave the camp when a guard becomes suspicious of their presence. Alex is angered to learn of the risks Edward has taken with the business and attempts to fire Monica, but is overruled by Edward. They later read a newspaper of Gus's death in prison and his ""renouncement"" of his actions in Tiananmen Square. As Jean resolves to speak out against the lies, soldiers move into their hotel, spot Jean and give chase. Later, Edward and Monica meet Jean in a busy street and offer to help her. As they walk away together, a soldier hands them a leaflet depicting a wanted criminal, it's a photo of Jean from her Tinanamen Square days. They go to meet G


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4x27 The Spirit of Liberty Moon (1) (May 17, 1998)


While testing a kite, Tess briefs Monica and Andrew on their next assignment, it can change many lives beause the ""courage of one single person"" can change history. That chance may come for Edward Tanner, CEO of Tanner Toys, and he may mot recognize it. It will come for one of Edward's employees, Jean Chang, a second time, she will recognize it and ""that's why she may say no."" Tess demonstrates her new ""portable kite"" that can fly without wind to Alex Stella, Edwards longtime friend and legal counsel for Tanner Toys. He is intrigued by the technology, but quickly brushes her off as Edward enters to discuss moving their manufacturing to China. Alex introduces Monica as China's open-door policy has given to Western businesses and recommends that Edward hire a translator from within the company. When the job is offered to Jean, she is offended, claiming she is Korean and they assume she was Chinese because she looked ""oriental."" Her cover is quickly blown, however, when she arrives


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4x26 Last Dance (May 17, 1998)


The pressure to abstain from sex before getting married is almost as great for teenagers Greg and Jill, as the pressure from their mothers to be perfect students. Greg's mother, Liz, owns a flower shop, and doesn't like Greg seeing Jill, claiming it affects his grades and will jeopardize his ability to get into college. Jill's mother, Candace, still dealing with issues with her own past, demands complete chastity from her daughter. It is Monica and Tess' assignment to make sure these relationships don't self-destruct. Meanwhile Andrew, as a DJ, encourages the high schoolers to respect themselves and their bodies. Rafael, as a student teacher, fends off infatuated girls. Monica, as a substitute teacher, holds a meeting to plan the upcoming prom and chaperons Liz and Candace meet. Although they deny knowing each other, it is clear they have a history together. The truth is Liz and Candace were friends in high school, until Candace, who slept around quite a bit, stole Liz's boyfri


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4x25 Elijah (May 03, 1998)


Jacob Weiss, a bitter slum lord, is sentenced to spend two weeks in one of his own tenements and the angels arrive to help him understand the error of his ways. As the code enforcement officer, Monica quickly educates Jake on the changes that will need to be made but he is intent on trying to go around the law, offering her a bribe. He then continues to try any legal of avoiding his punishment until his mother and son urge him to come to Passover dinner which coincidentally falls on the eve when his incarceration is to begin. He then approaches the judge and makes a religious plea. Unfortunately for Jake, the judge attends the very synagogue where he claims to be devout and, having never seen Jake there, firmly refuses. Jacob then attempts to hide from the police at his mother's house but is picked up in the midst of the Passover meal. Tess meets Jake as he arrives for his internment and places an ankle monitor on his leg to ensure that he does not leave. Jake then settles in to


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4x24 Perfect Little Angel (April 26, 1998)


A young woman with financial problems and a deep secret enters a beauty pageant in hopes of wining the prize money. The angels help her see that trust in people and faith in God is what she needs to repair her life.


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4x23 Cry, and You Cry Alone (April 12, 1998)


Four aging comics sit around a diner table reminiscing about their careers and celebrating the fact that one of them is soon to leave on a cruise ship gig. One of the men offers to tell the story of Salt and Pepper, a famous comic team who suddenly broke up before they hit it really big. The story begins many years after the breakup, when Maury Salt arrives at the diner for his daily breakfast. Monica, a waitress at the diner, is the object of Salt's disdain when she doesn't know his usual order. During breakfast Salt reads the trade magazines and discovers that he and Pepper are going to be inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame. When Monica inquires it becomes apparent that Maury and his former partner dislike each other, mostly because Pepper walked out on the act. The two men reunite and continue their feud at a press conference in spite of the fact that they've agreed to put on a show for the Hall of Fame induction. At the rehearsal Salt and Pepper return old routines but ca


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4x22 Seek and Ye Shall Find (April 05, 1998)


Monica suffers amnesia and meets the bitter Dr. Crayton while he's on his way to watch the execution of his wife's murderer. Later she shows him that forgiveness and faith is the only way he will achieve peace.


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4x21 How Do You Spell Faith? (March 29, 1998)


Monica and Tess arrive in the life of a single mother, Mary, to help her reconcile her relationship with her son Aaron. Herself a former athlete, Mary relates to her eldest son Michael, who is the star wrestler of Olympus High School. Aaron, on the contrary, is more cerebral and spends the majority of his time spelling out words to hide the pain he feels for not having a father and not being closer to his mother. While the entire school supports Michael's wrestling efforts, Aaron is ignored by virtually everyone except his brother, who has become something of a father to him. When Tess encourages Aaron to take the test to qualify for the Midwest Regional Spelling Bee, Aaron reluctantly agrees and Michael is quick to support him. When Michael is killed on route to a wrestling competition, Mary is less able to relate to Aaron and her distance causes him to leave home in search of his father. Following the address on letters from his father that were given to him by Michael, Aaron g


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4x20 God and Country (March 15, 1998)


Rafael enters the army in an attempt to befriend a bitter soldieer named Tomas. Tomas hates the army, in particular his commanding officer Colonel Victor Walls. Both men are Hispanic but Tomas feels that Col. Walls has rejected his heritage by failing to use his original surname, Paredes. Tomas requests a transfer from this base, but Col. Walls denies the request. Rafael meets with Col. Walls, who suggests he change his name to Ralph as a means to get along better in the army. When Tomas hear of this, a fight breaks out in the barracks between Rafael and, Tomas, and another soldier. Rafael gets a scolding from Tess for being the first angel to hit an assigment and all three soldiers end up in the military jail. It is in jail that Rafael learns that Col. Walls is actually Tomas' father and he has another son, Paul who is missing in action in Bosnia. This is a further source of frustration for Tomas because the army cannot give the family any straight answersregarding Paul's sit


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4x19 Breaking Bread (March 08, 1998)


A timid baker named Matt Colletti is closing up his bakery one evening when two white men attack his black assistant in the street. Matt witnesses the crime but is too frightened to comoe forward. Tess tells Monica that is is their job to help him take a stand against the criminals, memebers of a white supremacist group. Andrew poses as a representative of the state's attorney's office, asking questions about the incident, trying to determine if it was a simple robbery attempy or a hate crime. Monica is hired as Matt's new assistant and dons an apron. Matt goes to the local church where Tess, the visiting preacher, unveils a beautiful new stained glass window which Matt has financed. The next day the two criminals show up at the bakery to ensure that Matt remains quiet about the incident, but a young mechanic named Derek threatens them and they leave the store without a fight. When a swastika-covered rock is thrown through the stained glass church window, it is a sign that the c


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4x18 Flights of Angels (March 01, 1998)


Richard is an artist diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, a terminal sickness that has a debilitating effect on one's motor functions. Richard is in denial about the prognosis but his wife Sally is not, and she prays for guidance for her family. Monica arrives to help her take care of her three boys, John Henry, George and Ray, while Andrew will assist Richard with his paintings. Sally explains that Richard is working against a deadline, he must finish more paintings if he wishes to show them at the gallery. John Henry, the oldest son, is aware that there is something wrong with his father, but attempts to get him to play games with him. Richard is too weak for this, and also preoccupied with finishing his work so that he can leave hi family with the revenue from his paintings. At the same time Richard is working on ""dream books"" for his sons, scrapbooks that contain sketches and mementos off all the things their father holds dear. When Richard's legs give out, he and Sally bre


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4x17 Redeeming Love (February 01, 1998)


As Monica and Tess take a walk through the city streets, they stumble across Monica's next assignment, a young woman sleeping under a pile of garbage. The woman's name is Lydia and she is a crack addict. As Monica follows Lydia into her apartment building, her beautiful clothes become like Lydia's, ragged and dirty. Lydia's new roommate. Meanwhile Lydia grabs Monica's coat and tries to sell it on the street. Monica tails Lydia back to her parents house, where she breaks in to steal money. But they show up, as do the police, and Lydia flees to a crack house. Monica finds Lydia smoking crack and causing a disturbance among the other addicts. Lydia runs into the street and gets hit by a car. When Lydia's parents arrive at the emergency room the doctor informs them that Lydia is not only an addict, but she's also pregnant. Their disbelief is shot-lived when Lydia delivers a crack-addicted baby girl. Tess, acting as a drug counselor, talks to Lydia's parents about her upbringing,


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4x16 Doddlebugs (January 18, 1998)


When a widowed minister of a small town loses his faith, he rediscovers it when a series of mysterious phone calls lead to the entire town regaining hope.


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4x15 The Trigger (January 11, 1998)


As Monica gives Tess an ice skating lesson we meet the seemingly happy Craig family at the rink where the son, Alex is finishing hockey practice. This family is Monica's next assignment as she gets a lesson that things aren't always what they seem. Linda and Ray Craig bring their children home to welcome Linda's sister Holly, who is in town for Linda's graduation from law school. Holly is overwhelmed to be back in the house of her childhood, a house that the Craig's recently bought back. Andrew, Alex's hockey coach, arrives at the house to return Alex's hockey gloves, which he left at the rink. This upsets Ray, abnormally so, and it becomes clear that there is a tension in this family when Ray grounds Alex for the whole weekend. Holly questions this, but Linda covers for Ray, explaining that he's had a bad day. Holly also finds a gun in the hall closet, and questions the safety of having a loaded weapon in the home. Later that night Holly wakes up to hear Linda and Ray having


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4x14 Deconstructing Harry (January 04, 1998)


Harry Applegate is forgiven after Monica and Tess bring his wife and his mistress together shortly after his death. The angels help them find it in their hearts to allow God to repair their pain and move on.


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4x13 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (December 21, 1997)


When a developmentally disabled man's brother disappears into a blizzard on Christmas Eve, Monica comes to comfort him by reliving her experience with the famed author Mark Twain.


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4x12 Venice (December 07, 1997)


Crushed by the accidental death of her husband 35 years earlier, Annie Doyle struggles to cope with the gradual loss of her eyesight. The angels befriend the ostracized woman and lead her to redemption.


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4x11 The Comeback (November 23, 1997)


When parental superstition threatens the career of a budding Broadway actress, the angels step in to redirect the faith of both mother and daughter.


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4x10 Charades (November 16, 1997)


Monica and Tess expose the truth of a Hollywood blacklisting scandal when they're sent to aid a powerful, Tinseltown agent.


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4x09 A Dinner With Andrew (November 09, 1997)


Substituting for a fellow angel, Andrew unwittingly draws a bidding war at a bachelor auction for charity. The angels serve up an elegant meal and an important life lesson.


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4x08 Sandcastles (November 02, 1997)


While Tess, Andrew and Rafael vacation at the beach, Rafael and Monica find a message in a bottle from a boy named Scooter Fisher. Tess gives them the option of helping the boy and both Monica and Rafael set out to find Scooter in the neighboring town, Pacific Falls. While Andrew stays with Tess to help repair her ailing Cadillac, Rafael and Monica begin their search at a local diner. As they meet and question Teresa, Larry and Leo, no one seems to have heard of Scooter Fisher. Dennis, a desperate man, pulls a gun when they approach him and Rafael catches the bullet when the gun fires. Benjamin Parker, skeptical, then sets out to uncover the scam. Monica then rescues a man at a muffler shop as his hydraulic lift fails and Rafael pulls a man out of a tool and die shop after an explosion. When Parker questions Leo, the owner of the muffler shop, about his angel encounter, wee see his watch inscribed with the name Scooter. Lee tells him the angels are looking for Scooter Fisher a


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4x07 The Pact (October 26, 1997)


The communal gathering breeds desperation at a summer camp for HIV-positive girls. The angels act quickly to stop the girls from contemplating their suicide pact.


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4x06 Jones vs. God (October 19, 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


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4x05 Children of the Night (October 12, 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


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4x04 Nothing But Net (October 05, 1997)


Hero-worship plays havoc when an impressionable youth develops a bond with a troubled Salt Lake Saints point guard. The angels join forces to redirect the path of both people, rescuing them from immediate and future danger.


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4x03 Great Expectations (September 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


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4x02 The Road Home (2) (September 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.


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4x01 The Road Home (1) (September 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




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