The Best Episodes Directed by Victor Lobl
#1 - Forever Young
Touched by an Angel Season 8 - Episode 22
One year ago the Costello's were a happy family. Now, Don is losing his touch at work, his wife Stacey is wandering to the park at all hours of the day, and their son Justin has been suspended from school pending therapy. The root of the problem is the murder of Kimmie, their daughter and Justin's sister. Stacey shows up at one of Don's moivational speeches so they can drop Justin off at the office of his new therapist, Gloria. Don agrees and apologizes to Monica, the coompany evaluator, saying that he will meet with her later at his home office. At the therapy session, Gloria tries to discover the reason for Justin's fights at school, but he refuses to answer her questions. Later on, Monica tells Don of the negative feedback that he's been getting from his audiences. It seems that no one appreciates the mention of his dead daughter, it makes them feel manipulated. Before he can respond, Justin enters, telling him that his mom never came to get him at. Monica offers to cintinu
#2 - Dog Day Hospital
St. Elsewhere Season 1 - Episode 18
Helen returns to work following her mastectomy; Fiscus and Daniels visit his aunt Sirca; a pregnant woman invades the OR and holds Ehrlich and Dr. Craig hostage while demanding to see the doctor who performed her husband's vasectomy.
#5 - Lessons
Max Headroom Season 2 - Episode 7
Network 23 censors go a step too far when they try to shut own a secret school in the fringes, because it's using pirated Network 23 instructional programming.
#6 - AIDS and Comfort
St. Elsewhere Season 2 - Episode 9
White diagnoses a case of AIDS in a Boston city councilman; Dr. Ridley tries to help a tennis prodigy deal with pressure from her ambitious father; and Daniels and Ehrlich try to run a blood drive amidst a blizzard and rumors about the AIDS patient.
#7 - Whackets
Max Headroom Season 2 - Episode 5
A video narcotic is causing people to leave their TVs tuned to Big Time Television twenty-four hours a day.
#8 - Academy
Max Headroom Season 2 - Episode 1
Network 23 becomes the victim of signal zipping - illegal interruption of their satellite feed. When Bryce tracks the zipping to Big Time Television, Reg is arrested and sent for trial by gameshow on ""You the Jury"". Meanwhile Edison and Theora trace the real zippers to the Academy of Computer Sciences, and Bryce's old schoolfriends.
#9 - God Bless the Child
Touched by an Angel Season 7 - Episode 7
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
#10 - Charades
Touched by an Angel Season 4 - Episode 9
With the approach of a special tribute to the victims of the Hollywood Blacklist to be given by the Screen Guild, Tess and Monica arrive to help Libby Glaser, a powerful Hollywood agent, learn the truth about her Blacklisted father's last days. Monica arrives as Libby's new assistant and quickly impresses Libby with her connections by managing to connect her with the head of the Hollywood Screen Guild. Libby learns that the Guild chosen to restore her father's name to a film he made during the Blacklist era when he was forced to write under a pseudonym, and that they want Libby's mother, Vera King, to present the award with her co-star in the show, Clive Hathaway. Vera flatly refuses to present the award with Clive which surprises Libby as he was her father's best friend. Simultaneously, home movies from Libby's childhood mysteriously appear from an unknown source and Libby's memory is jarred as she views them. When Libby confronts her mother, Vera tells her Clive is the one who
#11 - Full Circle
Touched by an Angel Season 5 - Episode 22
Monica re-enters the life of a former assignment, Kate Prescott, who has spent the last few years of her life waiting for her son, Thomas, to return home. When Monica was last with the Prescott's, Thomas had been falsely accused of murdering a young woman, and Kate doubted her son's innocence. Later, Thomas was cleared, and Kate has since felt guilty for not trusting her son. Now, Kate's neighborhood is being leveled to make way for a highway, but she won't sell her house to the government, wanting to remain there in case Thomas should return home. Monica appears to Kate to tell her that her prayers have been answered, that Thomas is returning home. Thomas arrives at the house with a surprise, his seven year-old son Dylan. At first Thomas seems to have changed his shady ways and accepted responsibility as a father, but Monica learns he is doing drugs and tries to warn Kate. Kate is unwilling to believe the truth about her son, and she finally agrees to sell the house. While tak
#12 - Hearts
Touched by an Angel Season 5 - Episode 25
Monica is an aid to Dr. Sandra Pena, a Portland heart surgeon. Sandra's favorite patient, Ilena, is in need of a heart transplant and time is running out to find a compatible donor. Meanwhile, at a hospital in Boise, Angela, the victim of a horse riding accident, lays dying. Sandra is excited to learn that Angela may be the compatible donor Ilena desperately needs. Tess, an organ donor specialist, tries to convince Angela's husband Dan to donate Angela's heart. Unwilling to believe that his wife is dying, he refuses to agree to the transplant. In an attempt to life Ilena's spirits Monica introduces her to Sandra's daughter, Casey. The two teenagers quickly become attached. When Sandra learns that the heart is unavailable, she warns Casey of Ilena's fate, and insists she not see Ilena anymore. Rather than give up hope, Casey takes a bus to Boise, without Sandra's permission, in hopes of convincing Dan to donate Angela's heart. In Boise Casey meets Andrew, who has been sitting
#14 - The Face of God
Touched by an Angel Season 7 - Episode 22
Dr. Sarah Conover is at the forefront of human genetics and on the verge of a historic breakthrough by being the first to clone a human being. Her headstrong pursuit is met with strong opposition from her supervisor, Brad Renslow, who questions the social ramifications of human cloning. Under the microscopic scrutiny of a government review team, Sarah anxiously awaits final approval to proceed from the company board. Sarah acknowledges to the throng of media that she is not playing the role of God, but improving upon him. For Sarah, the advancement of genetic technology ultimately leads to healthier and better lives and will allow infertile parents to have children. Fearing the possibility that Sarah will proceed without authorization, Brad assigns a boi-ethicist, Monica, to weigh the moral and ethical implications. The ease and eagerness with which Sarah demonstrates the initial steps of the cloning process causes Monica to question Sarah's motives and intentions. Sarah argues
#15 - Seek and Ye Shall Find
Touched by an Angel Season 4 - Episode 21
Monica and Tess discuss the next mission in the one-stop town of Savage, Missippi. Monica slips on theicy pavement outside a bus station, hits her head, and suffers from amnesia. Inside the station Dr. Chester Crayton somewhat impatiently examines a frightened Monica. The doctor is on the way to a prison to watch the execution of a man who murdered his wife. The sation is filled with colorful characters including a bible salesman, the crusty station-keeper named the Colonel, a sweet old black lady named Effie, and a young pregnant Elvis fan, Sueellen. As Monica struggles to regain her memory, the doctor reveals that hatred and bitterness he feels over the murder of his wife. Andrew, on his way to "work" the execution, stops by the station and encourages Monica, who doesn't recognize him, to first seek out who God is, and then she will know herself. The bible salesman steals Effie's money, but Monica is accused of the crime and the Colonel calls the cops. Monica, thoroughly lost
#16 - I Do
Touched by an Angel Season 5 - Episode 7
Monica tries to determine God's greatest gift to humans and hypothesizes that it might be marriage, the wedding of two people. Tess reminds her that a marriage is much more than a wedding ceremony. Stephanie and Michael are planning to elope with Michael's younger brother, Eddie, in tow, when Nancy, Michael's mother, finds out and demands that they have a traditional wedding. Stephanie and Michael relents and Monica and Tess note that this family runs like a dictatorship. While Stephanie is trying on dresses at Tess' dress shop, Eddie gives Michael a special gift, their deceased father's favorite tie, reworked as a bowtie so Michael can wear it at the wedding. At the bachelor party, Monica pops out of a cake, and befriends Eddie, who asks her to be his date for the wedding. On the day of the wedding, Stephanie and Nancy receive news that Michael and Eddie have been in a car accident. They rush to the hospital, Stephanie still in her wedding dress, to find Eddie fine, but Michael
#17 - Odor in the Court
L.A. Law Season 7 - Episode 9
Becker realizes why Flicker has kept Schuller on ice when they finally come face-to-face; Paros returns a favor to McKenzie by calling in a favor with the State's Attorney's office on the Osgood case; Brackman's playing with pheromones in an effort to revitalize his sex life gets him and the firm embroiled in two lawsuits; Morales represents a man suing the owners of a slaughterhouse who have set up business next to his weekend getaway home in the desert; Mullaney feels responsible for the mob violence that follows when he fails in his efforts to pull out all the stops in keeping a mentally ill man who murdered his wife from being released from a psychiatric facility; Gwen receives another package from her stalker.
#19 - P.S. I Love You (Part 1)
Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 5 - Episode 31
Jim and Cindy leave for Hong Kong. Kelly wants to continue her relationship with Brandon, but he cannot get over the rejected marriage proposal. Steve and Donna head to Palm Springs for an Alpha/KEG convention. A contrite Ray agrees to accompany Donna, who is making a speech at the event. He quickly becomes angry and possessive. Rush tries to set up Steve with a business associate's daughter. Steve is more interested in the Cadillac-driving "goddess" he keeps encountering. Brandon and Valerie decide to head to Palm Springs to avoid the caravan of potential buyers who have overrun the house. Brandon goes on a drinking binge and finds himself tempted by Valerie. He has a hallucination in which his parents appear and express their disappointment. Kelly postpones her trip to the convention to spend the day with Allison, but is very secretive. David and Clare see them together and get the wrong idea. Allison admits her love for Kelly, who is not interested. Dylan's plans to visit his mother and sister are nixed when Charley finds an investor for the movie. Dylan is wary after learning that the man is a mobster. Music: 'Feel So High' by Des'ree, 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' by Peter, Paul & Mary, 'Fish Taco' by Dick Dale.
#20 - In the Pale Moonlight
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 6 - Episode 19
Stardate: 51721.3 Sisko and Garak lure the Romulans into the Dominion war in order to get them to join the Federation/Klingon Alliance. Without them, the Federation and Klingon Empire would eventually lose the war and fall under Dominion rule.
#21 - Black Pearl
Tales of the Gold Monkey Season 1 - Episode 4
Jake, posing as a defecting U.S. scientist, and Sarah search for an experimental German bomb and a famed black pearl.
#22 - A Winter Carol
Touched by an Angel Season 8 - Episode 11
In a small New York town, just a short commute from NYC, a lone Volkswagen Beetle sits abandoned in the train station parking lot. It hasn't moved in months, not since its owner, Bill Harper, took the 6:15 train into the city on the morning of September 11th. No one knows why he went to New York that day, and no one knows what became of him. It just makes it that much more difficult for his friends and neighbors to accept that Bill Harper will NOT be home for Christmas. This year Mr. Harper will not be around to plan the Christmas Pageant, or to give drum lessons to Benny Lewis. Benny however, refuses to give up hope, everyday checking to see if Mr. Harper's car has moved, or if anyone has gotten word from him. But the Benny's fear for Mr. Harper is nothing compared to the fear that has consumed his mother, Victoria, since that awful day. She, as mayor, refuses to have the Volkswagen towed despite the persistence of Charlie, the town sheriff. She is reluctant to let someone els
#23 - Orphans
Beauty and the Beast Season 2 - Episode 12
Catherine's father dies and Vincent allows her to come below to grieve. He also makes her go back above because he knows that she does not belong there no matter how he feels. Catherine finally agrees and goes back above.
#24 - P.S. I Love You (Part 2)
Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 5 - Episode 32
David tells Brandon about Kelly and Allison, and Brandon humiliates Kelly with his drunken ramblings. Brandon plans to give in to Valerie. The police pull over Brandon and arrest him when a joint is found in Val's car. He is released, but rejects Valerie. He clears the air with Kelly before heading home, and refuses another reconciliation attempt. After learning that Tom Rose knew his father, Dylan tries to contact Christine. Rose traces the call and takes Dylan up in a tram car, where his goons hold him over the edge. He says that he knows the identity of Jack's killer, but the information would cost Dylan his life. Dylan and Brandon end up sharing a bus ride home. Dylan plots to track down and kill his father's murderer. Brandon learns that the house has been sold, and he must move in two weeks. He and Valerie end up making out. Ray becomes physical with Donna during an argument and knocks her down the stairs. She suffers an arm injury, and is unnerved when her mother suddenly gives Ray her approval. Valerie tells Donna that she saw Ray push her, but Donna denies it and lashes out at Val. Steve discovers that his goddess is a man.
#25 - Everything's Coming Up Roses
Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 6 - Episode 4
Donna, Kelly, Clare and Valerie try out for the Tournament of Roses Court. The other girls only wish to secure invitations to a ball, but Donna elects to proceed with the tryouts. Felice does not approve of this decision, leaving Donna confused. Colin opts out of the party to work on his mural, but later shows up with Valerie. Kelly throws a hissy fit before Colin explains that nothing is going on. Brandon and Susan cover the Rose Court tryouts for the newspaper, and attend the party together. When they return to the newsroom, Susan grabs Brandon and kisses him. Steve pretends to be sensitive as he woos a woman in a chat room. Clare asks Steve to escort her to the ball. He cuts the date short to meet with his on-line sweetheart, only to find out that it is Clare! Donna and Ray miss the ball because he has to perform at Jessica's birthday party. Toni surprises Dylan when they go motorcycle riding. Dylan admits to Brandon that he is falling for her. David grows tired of watching after his lonely mother. He and Val stop by Sheila's apartment and find an ambulance; Sheila has attempted suicide. Music: 'Devil With the Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly' by Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels, 'Hold On' performed by Jamie Walters, 'In the Mood' / 'Moonlight Serenade' by Glenn Miller.
#26 - The Rest Is Silence
Beauty and the Beast Season 2 - Episode 22
A stress-aggravated illness triggers Vincent's collapse. Vincent goes far back through the catacombs of the tunnels to hide in a cave. While in there he continually growls and thrashes about as if he's gone mad. Catherine goes after him because she says that she can't stand to see him like that. After all he is the love of her life.
#27 - Nevermore
Beauty and the Beast Season 3 - Episode 4
Elliott goes to Joe's apartment (#751) because Joe's on a leave of absence from work in order to stop him from investigating Catherine's death. Elliott gives Joe the address of the building where Catherine was killed (1900-6th Avneue, tower off of 53rd Street) and warns Joe not to trust Moreno, the current D.A., because Catherine was betrayed by someone working in the D.A.'s office and because Moreno put Joe on a leave of absence and insisted that Joe stop investigating Catherine's death. That night, Joe goes to Moreno's office and accosts him. He also throws the address out at Moreno and gets a reaction! Moreno meets Gabriel and tells him about Joe's accusations. Moreno tells Gabriel that he'll handle Joe and dispose of Elliott Burch himself. Private investigator Cleon Manning (working for Elliott) is killed by Gabriel's hitmen as a warning to back off the case. Elliott has his first meeting with Vincent at the abandoned carousel in Central Park. Diana goes to Catherine's apartment and finds the secret entrance to the 'threshold Below' in the sub-basement of the apartment building. Diana brings the withered rosebush from Catherine's apartment back to her own.
#28 - Mi Familia
Touched by an Angel Season 7 - Episode 11
Miguel and Anna's marriage is interrupted by Anna's father, Tommy, who rejects his daughter's decision to marry Miguel, the father of their 6-month old child. Unmoved by Anna's protests of love, Tommy dismisses Miguel because of his gang affiliation. Tommy insists the two teenagers stay away from each other. Andrew and Rafael, working with the church, try to get Miguel to participate in a community outreach program for teenage fathers, but his participation is only to appease the suspicions of the local police. Miguel is determined to gain his respect the only way he knows how, through the gang. Gonzo, the hot-tempered leader, informs Miguel of his plans to kill a rival gang member. Miguel returns home to discover his mother, Lorena, has given away his room to Monica, who works as a church volunteer. This further Miguel's withdrawal from the people who truly care about him. Lorena confides to Monica's her disappointment in her son's lifestyle and longing for the son he once was
#29 - Manhunt
Touched by an Angel Season 8 - Episode 4
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
#30 - Gangland (1)
Diagnosis Murder Season 7 - Episode 7
Mark's life becomes hectic when a look-alike gangster moves to LA and is caught up in a struggle for power.
#31 - Murder at BBQ Bob's
Diagnosis Murder Season 7 - Episode 20
Steve teams with a Naval Investigator when the apparent suicide of a military officer turns into a cold-blooded murder.
#33 - Reunion
Touched by an Angel Season 2 - Episode 7
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
#35 - Portrait of Mrs. Campbell
Touched by an Angel Season 2 - Episode 20
The women in Naval officer, Neil Campbell's life do not get along. His mother Marian and his pregnant wife April seem to be competing fir his love. After he goes out to sea, Monica enters their life as an artist commissioned to paint a "portrait of Mrs. Campbell". We learn that Marian is desperately in need of a bone marrow transplant and Neil cannot return home from sea. As the situation worsens, April volunteers to donate marrow despite her pregnancy. At this point we come to know the secret that Marian has been hiding for entire life, that she has a mentally challenged son, Tommy, who has been raised in facilities all of his life. Although Marian has always loved and cared for her son, she was encouraged by her parents to give him up as punishment for the sinful behavior that conceived him. As Marian's health worsens, Tommy emerges as the only viable bone marrow donor and, with the help of Andrew, the operation is arranged and is successful. April gives birth to a healthy b
#36 - Gangland (2)
Diagnosis Murder Season 7 - Episode 8
Susan Gibney [ Maya ], David Marciano [ Eddie Michaels ], Michelle Stafford [ Trish ], Robert Bailey Jr. [ CJ ], Rusty Burns [ Betsy ], Richard Cody [ Kip ], George W. Hartmann [ Tommy ], William Newman [ Chester Chumley ], Kathleen Lloyd [ Emma Bornstein ], Kevin McNally [ Paramedic ], Aaron J. Meeks [ Dion ], John W. Johnston [ Rick ], Patricia Place [ Mrs. Palmer ], Daniel Zacapa [ Waiter ], Channon Roe [ Lucas (uncredited) ] rc: Med Student Alex Mark's life becomes hectic when a look-alike gangster moves to LA and is caught up in a struggle for power.
#38 - Release
St. Elsewhere Season 1 - Episode 12
A sadistic doctor orders White to get his first autopsy consent; an old friend of Dr. Craig's checks in a sex-change operation; Chandler takes over the case of the John Doe gunshot victim; and Drs. Samuels and Paxton argue over the care of a patient after renewing their intimate relationship.
#39 - Everything is Everything
Beauty and the Beast Season 1 - Episode 19
After faking that Catherine hit him young Tony Ramos winds up living with Catherine. She tries to help him by talking to Vincent. Vincent tries to help as well. But it is Tony who winds up trying to reverse unjust banishment of his family before a Gypsy court.
#41 - Though Lovers Be Lost (1)
Beauty and the Beast Season 3 - Episode 1
Catherine finds out while visiting Joe in the hospital that she is pregnant. As she heads to her car in the parking garage she is kidnapped. Due to Vincent's recent illness he can not sense where she is. He knows nothing of the child that she carries. The kidnappers lock her in a cell. They want only the child. They think that if they take the baby they will get Vincent to emerge and that is exactly what they want. They continue to hold Catherine captive as Vincent frantically searches for her. It seems completely hopeless without his sense of her. Yet he vows to find her no matter the cost.
#42 - Statute of Limitations
Touched by an Angel Season 2 - Episode 24
The angels are assigned to The Morgan Bell Show, a tabloid talk show, with Monica having the plum job of assisting Claudia Bell, the program's embittered producer and Morgan's sister. A dark secret from the Bell's past forged their unhealthy symbiotic relationship, the glamorous Morgan is on-air talent while the obese Claudia calls the shots from the seclusion. Morgan's attempt to focus on uplifting topics backfires when an "all-American" mother is confronted by an illegitimate daughter raised in foster homes. The woman has a heart attack, and Morgan is irate that Claudia engineered the situation. Working together, the angels uncover their past, but inform the sisters that God can forgive any sin, no matter how long ago it was committed. Morgan and Claudia publicly confess their misdeeds, asking their victims and the television audience for forgiveness.
#43 - Bone of Contention
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Season 3 - Episode 22
Ah abrasive Dr. John Porter arrives in town after hearing of the discovery of dinosaur bones. After learning they were found in a sacred Indian burial ground, he proceeds to spoil grave sites under the protection of the US Army. Cloud Dancing and the Cheyenne retaliate by taking the remains of the white settlers.
#44 - The Omega Directive
Star Trek: Voyager Season 4 - Episode 21
Stardate: 51781.2 - Voyager is forced out of warp by the detection of a dangerous and powerful particle called 'Omega' which only Janeway and Seven of Nine know about on board the ship. Due to the nature of the particle, only Starfleet Captains are informed and are ordered to destroy it at all costs, as it has the power to destroy subspace. Janeway must enlist the help of the senior crew on a need-to-know basis in order to destroy it safely.
#45 - Out of the Past (1)
Diagnosis Murder Season 7 - Episode 23
An old friend of med student Alex Martin is mixed up in the murder investigation of an L.A. 'madam'. Mark suspects Alex's friend may be more deeply involved in the madam's business than she lets on. Meanwhile, Madison Wesley is stalked by a homicidal killer who's recently undergone plastic surgery.
#47 - Hot House
Diagnosis Murder Season 8 - Episode 7
An abusive man who, along with four other people, was a contestant on a reality show is murdered while living in a house that is monitored 24 hours a day. After the killing, Mark enters the house as the man's replacement to see if he can uncover what happened.
#50 - The Cradle Will Rock
Diagnosis Murder Season 8 - Episode 6
A nurse's husband is murdered and a teen who works at the hospital and who also had a torrid love affair with the nurse is the prime suspect, but Mark isn't convinced that the young man is the killer.
#55 - Trust
Touched by an Angel Season 2 - Episode 2
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.
#56 - The Library
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Season 3 - Episode 5
Elizabeth sends crates of books from Michaela's deceased father's collection, prompting her to open a public library. Many become alarmed at the content of some of the books and want to prevent people from reading them.
#57 - As It Is In Heaven
Touched by an Angel Season 9 - Episode 15
Monica and Tess begin their 200th assignment together, on a sour note. While attempting to give Tess a gift, in celebration of their partnership, she accidentally takes her foot off the brake and nearly runs down her assignment. This does not go over well. Not only has she already alienated herself from the person that she is there to help, but she gets a ticket and must now attend traffic school. As a result, Gloria must fill in for her as the new volunteer at the community center. It is Gloria who must now assist Jesse, a smart urban youth who tutors underprivileged children. He is also the adoptive son of, Kelly, the woman who Monica almost hit. When Monica arrives in traffic school, she is surprised to find that Kelly is in fact her driving instructor, and she's not thrilled to see to see the new addition to her class. It is a grueling four hours of stop-sign quizzes and drunk driving videos. At the end, Monica tries to make peace with the woman she has come to help, but a
#58 - Mother's Day
Touched by an Angel Season 6 - Episode 25
Celine sits at the grave of her friend Petey Carmichael giving him an update of the things that have happened since his death. She tells Petey that his mother, Audrey, hasn't been doing too well since he left, she refuses to compose music and she drinks frequently. Celine asks Petey if he can send some angels to help her. Tess and Monica reminisce about Audrey. Tess tells Monica that Audrey hasn't forgiven them for helping her day goodbye to her Petey. Since Audrey refuses to see Tess, Monica, and Andrew, another angel, Emma is assigned to Audrey. Emma, a very fastidious angel, rents a room from Audrey and immediately begins spring cleaning the cluttered house. Meanwhile, Andrew is assigned to Liz, a tough and demanding radio talk show host who has lost a child, though may years ago. Andrew proposes a series of radio shows on addiction. At the same time, Monica begins to appear in Audrey's dreams, repeating the phrase, "That's what makes you strong." The next day, Audrey begi
#59 - Realpolitik
Northern Exposure Season 6 - Episode 10
Maggie gets elected mayor. Joel invites Phil up river, for a game of golf and a test. Michelle covers Maggie's first city council meeting as mayor and Maggie makes her first motion for a centrally located dumpster but runs into opposition from the fiscal-restraint minded crowd. Maggie's power as mayor becomes a turn on for Chris. Marilyn invests money in a stud dog that doesn't want to mate.
#60 - At Risk
Touched by an Angel Season 3 - Episode 24
This episode is introduced and closed by General Colin Powell, U.S. Army, who served as General Chairman of the President's Summit on America's Future, which was held in Philadelphia April 27-29, 1997 and aimed to bring America to a new level of commitment in volunteerism. Jason DeLee, a troubled teen, steals a car but is promptly caught by the police. His mother, Lena can no longer deal with her son and releases her parental authority. Jason is placed in the custody of Denver Juvenile Services. Waters, the camp director, runs a tight ship and is taken aback when Tess arrives, announcing she is a new facility director and will be observing a new experimental work program. After the boys complete a survey, Monica, the coordinator for the work program arrives. A handful of teens volunteer for the program, Jason is not one of them. Later that day, Lena visits Jason in Tess' office. He is discoouraged when his mother says she just came to bring him some underwear and car magazines.
#61 - Sandcastles
Touched by an Angel Season 4 - Episode 7
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
#62 - Nothing But Net
Touched by an Angel Season 4 - Episode 3
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
#63 - Prodigal Daughter
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 7 - Episode 11
Stardate: Unknown Miles O'Brien disappears while on a secret trip to New Sydney, which is in a system where Ezri's mother owns a mining company. While on her journey, Ezri is reunited with her estranged family.
#64 - Smokescreen
Touched by an Angel Season 3 - Episode 15
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,
#65 - Children of the Night
Touched by an Angel Season 4 - Episode 4
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
#66 - The Sky Is Falling
Touched by an Angel Season 3 - Episode 8
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
#67 - Amazing Grace
Touched by an Angel Season 3 - Episode 19
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
#68 - The Deception
V Season 1 - Episode 4
Kyle Bates becomes involved in the Resistance when they are attempting to secretly move Elizabeth to safety in New York. Mike Donovan awakens to seemingly the ideal life with news that Earth has triumphed against the alien invaders. Alas, it's a holographic ruse by the Visitors aimed at gathering information about the Starchild.
#69 - Fertile Ground
Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 10 - Episode 15
Matt's brother and sister-in-law come to town and reveal that they cannot conceive a child on their own. They ask Matt to be their surrogate father. Kelly objects and orders Matt to turn them down, then becomes angry upon learning that he told his brother that he had to bow to her wishes. She later realizes that not everything is about her and gives Matt her blessing. Gina, with Dylan's help, gets a shot at another television job. The man will not hire her unless she helps his teenage son lose weight before the school dance. Gina loses the job (as usual) after she encourages the boy to stand up to his overbearing father. She convinces the man to treat his son with respect by detailing the way that her pushy mother shaped her life. Gina escorts Michael to the dance, where Dylan surprises her by showing up to give her the prom she never had. Donna dates the clothing buyer for a chain of stores. He buys a bunch of her designs, but Donna nixes a relationship because they have nothing in common. She becomes jealous when David gets involved with Camille Desmond, the editor of a fashion magazine. Steve confesses his past fling with Darby to Janet, who fires the woman. Steve suffers a bruised ego because Darby doesn't remember the encounter. Josie fears for her life because she had to flush $90,000 worth of merchandise; she insists that the other dealer will kill her. Josie asks Noah to lobby Dylan on her behalf. He refuses to help. Josie's brother Shane and another man kidnap Noah at gunpoint, as they assume that someone would actually pay to get him back. Music 'Take a Picture' by Filter, 'If You Believe' by Sasha.
#70 - Girls on the Side
Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 5 - Episode 28
Kelly becomes depressed after making the cover of Seventeen, as she fears that she will never regain her past looks. Steve and Jackie try to convince her to continue her modeling career. Kelly has a chance meeting with Allison's girlfriend Dana, who gives her the brush-off. Kelly tries to visit Allison at the burn center, but she refuses to see her. Kelly talks to Dana's new girlfriend, who reveals that Allison dumped Dana because she is in love with Kelly. Allison calls Kelly and asks to see her after she is released from the hospital. Ray returns to town, and LuAnn gets drunk before his first performance. David and Clare take her home, and she babbles about Ray's affair with Valerie. David and Clare confront them, but decide not to tell Donna. Charley grows tired of seeing Dylan moon over Kelly; he encourages him to make a move. Jesse is offered a clerkship in Boise. Andrea offers her support, although she is less than thrilled by the move. Jesse turns down the offer because he doesn't want to force Andrea to give up her dreams of medical school. Music: 'Six Days on the Road' by Dave Dudley, 'In the Midnight Hour' by Wilson Pickett, 'One Night In Heaven' by M People.
#71 - Swan Song
Diagnosis Murder Season 7 - Episode 22
Mark's old friend, singer Danielle Marsh, visits and begins exhibiting erratic behavior while dodging attempts on her life. Mark attempts to fight through Marsh's defensive barriers to help his friend.
#72 - A Feather on the Breath of God
Touched by an Angel Season 9 - Episode 5
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
#73 - Alone at the Top
Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 5 - Episode 22
Valerie buys the Peach Pit After Dark from Rush. She threatens to fire Ray unless he resumes their relationship. Ray refuses to give in and decides to go on tour. Donna is furious with David for failing to defend Ray. Peter rents a motel room so that he and Andrea can have some privacy for their liaisons. Dylan rebuffs Valerie's advances; she tempts him by leaving a joint at his house. He tries to smoke it, but cannot light it due to heavy wind. The incident prompts Dylan to visit his friend Charley from rehab, who is now managing his family's motel. The student body demands action from Brandon following a rash of thefts on campus. Panic sweeps across the university after a woman is raped in broad daylight. David's roommate Lenny, a loner in his late twenties, is questioned about the crime. Music: 'Why' / 'Hold On' performed by Jamie Walters, 'Little Red Book' by Love, 'In a Broken Dream' by the Faces.
#74 - Vengeance Is Mine
Touched by an Angel Season 5 - Episode 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. Meanwhile, Monica is Matthew's teacher and tries to h
#75 - Jake's Women
Diagnosis Murder Season 7 - Episode 15
Mark is stunned to learn that his late friend Jake was married to two women. Steve juggles the investigation of Jake's murder and a blossoming relationship.
#76 - Love
Little House on the Prairie Season 9 - Episode 10
Laura's childhood friend, Jane Canfield, comes back to Walnut Grove. Although she is blind, she falls in love with Mr. Edwards, a person who was old enough to be her father. Jane then undergoes an operation which allows her to see again. After a lot of soul searching, Mr. Edwards tells Jane that she should go out and find herself a better life. At the end of the show, we see Mr. Edwards in the distance watching Jane leave on the stagecoach.
#77 - Into the Light
Touched by an Angel Season 3 - Episode 10
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