The BEST Episodes of Touched by an Angel

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Network: CBS

Tess and Monica are two angels sent to earth to help people with their problems. Helping them are Andrew and the new angel, Gloria.

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Forever Young

#1 - Forever Young

Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired May 11, 2002

A motivational speaker helps other to move forward and achieve, but he and his wife have their own problems of moving forward since their daughter’s murder.

star 10.00
7 votes
Directors: Victor Lobl
Writers: R.J. Colleary
Fighting the Good Fight

#2 - Fighting the Good Fight

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired May 9, 1999

Two boys stay with their uncle since their mother is in jail. The eleven year old is picked on by his brother and other older kids. He takes up boxing to defend himself.

star 9.81
37 votes
Writers: Michael Glassberg
Such a Time as This

#3 - Such a Time as This

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 1999

A US senator is called upon to bring to light the suffering of the people of Sudan in the illegal slave trade. Initially the senator (married to a political cynic) refuses but, nudged by her son, it soon changes.

star 9.78
40 votes
Directors: Martha Mitchell
Writers: Martha Williamson
Breaking Bread

#4 - Breaking Bread

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 8, 1998

A man is a witness to a brutal hate crime, but he is afraid to go to the police to report what he saw. The angels must help him overcome his fear in order that justice be done.

star 9.65
37 votes
Directors: Peter H. Hunt
Writers: Burt Pearl
A Death in the Family

#5 - A Death in the Family

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 4, 2001

An officer’s accidental shot at a young African-American boy is taken as prejudice.

star 9.64
36 votes
Writers:
The Lord Moves in Mysterious Ways

#6 - The Lord Moves in Mysterious Ways

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 21, 2001

Tess is late to her own party because she stops to help a snobby woman who lost her father as a child. A quirky angel reveals a secret.

star 9.59
37 votes
Writers: R.J. Colleary
Elijah

#7 - Elijah

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired May 3, 1998

A man is ordered by the court to stay in his own slum apartments for two weeks. He has lost his faith and forgotten all his father taught him. Then his son is shot and no help is found in the building.

star 9.33
6 votes
Directors: Peter H. Hunt
Writers: Glenn Berenbeim
Family Business

#8 - Family Business

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 28, 1999

Ben owns a car dealership which is run by his family, except for Buddy. Ben tries to control all aspects of the family, but Buddy wanted to be his own individual. After five years, Buddy returns. His father must learns to accept Buddy’s choices.

star 9.33
6 votes
Writers: Martha Williamson, R.J. Colleary
Holy of Holies

#9 - Holy of Holies

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 29, 2001

Monica, Tess and Andrew help train their newest angel, Gloria. Their assignment is to help a college professor in his quest for the Ark of the Covenant.

star 9.33
6 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Burt Pearl, Luke Schelhaas, Martha Williamson
God Bless the Child

#10 - God Bless the Child

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 26, 2000

A teen is about to throw away her ambitions of music and education by starting to use drugs. The angels use her love of music to tell her the story of Billie Holiday’s tragic life in hopes of helping the teen follow her dream without drugs.

star 9.30
10 votes
Directors: Victor Lobl
Writers: Glenn Berenbeim
What Are Friends For?

#11 - What Are Friends For?

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 4, 1998

A young woman is running for mayor and her campaign places her in the lead. But then a friend of hers is being accused of sexual misconduct with a student in his classroom. Monica must help her understand what she should do.

star 9.29
7 votes
Directors: Peter H. Hunt
Writers: Martha Williamson
Chutzpah

#12 - Chutzpah

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 27, 2001

With memories of her Jewish father’s discrimination against women, Rachel releases her fury by publishing comic strips which make fun of her father and his religion.

star 9.29
7 votes
Writers:
Charades

#13 - Charades

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 16, 1997

Libby’s father was on the Hollywood Blacklist in the 1950s, but is now being honored. He is dead, but his best friend and Libby’s mother Vera are to accept the award. When Vera refuses, Libby finds out the truth from that time.

star 9.25
8 votes
Directors: Victor Lobl
Writers: Glenn Berenbeim
Made in the U.S.A.

#14 - Made in the U.S.A.

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 11, 1999

Nick Stratton is a former Vietnam veteran managing a clothing factory staffed by refugees. His personal problems are exaggerated when the IRS starts chasing him for back taxes. The angels get involved when he starts mistreating his employees.

star 9.25
8 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Christine Pettit, Rosanne Welch
Monica's Bad Day

#15 - Monica's Bad Day

Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 30, 2000

While learning to parallel park, Monica bumps into a man who walks in front of the car. While not hurt, he is rude to her. Monica is upset and it seems to affect her whole day regardless of how she tries to make it up to him.

star 9.25
8 votes
Writers: R.J. Colleary
The Comeback

#16 - The Comeback

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 23, 1997

Carol Burnett and her real life daughter star as a mother and daughter with acting aspirations. Monica must teach them that their luck is not from signs and omens but rather is the love from God.

star 9.22
9 votes
Directors: Sandor Stern
Writers: Kenny Solms
Minute by Minute

#17 - Minute by Minute

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 13, 2002

A nun with a dark past tries to stop two boys from blowing up a high school.

star 9.22
9 votes
Writers: Rosanne Welch
The Word

#18 - The Word

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 19, 2002

A girl with OCD is threatened to be placed in foster care after her illiterate father gives her an overdose of her medication.

star 9.22
9 votes
Directors: Stuart Margolin
Writers: Ken LaZebnik
I Will Walk With You (2)

#19 - I Will Walk With You (2)

Season 9 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 27, 2003

Monica must overcome her revulsion at the person accused of killing schoolchildren in order to complete her assignment.

star 9.22
9 votes
Writers:
Stealing Hope

#20 - Stealing Hope

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 23, 2000

Ricky is a gas station attendant who just lost his job since the station is closing. Monica goes to help with the closing inventory of items, and to convince him that a door closing opens another door and that he needs to pursue his poetry.

star 9.20
5 votes
Directors: Peter H. Hunt
Writers: Jason Jersey
Hearts

#21 - Hearts

Season 5 - Episode 25 - Aired May 16, 1999

A teenager needs a heart transplant. Her doctor has a daughter who is a friend of the teen. A heart becomes available when a woman falls and has brain damage. The angels must heal the husband and the doctor’s relationship with her daughter.

star 9.17
6 votes
Directors: Victor Lobl
Writers: R.J. Colleary, Susan Cridland Wick
Ship-In-A-Bottle

#22 - Ship-In-A-Bottle

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 26, 2002

A widowed father with two children has to deal with one daughter having sickle cell anemia. When the daughter gets seriously sick and the local doctor is not available, his daughter dies while he tries to find help.

star 9.14
7 votes
Writers: Rita Russell
Full Circle

#23 - Full Circle

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 25, 1999

Monica returns to a woman named Kate who has more problems than the previous time. Kate is in danger of losing her house, and has not seen her son in seven years. Her son returns, and has his own child. Kate still has problems.

star 9.13
8 votes
Directors: Victor Lobl
Writers: Daniel H. Forer
Most Likely To Succeed

#24 - Most Likely To Succeed

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 10, 2001

After a long life of hatred towards the football player who stole the girl he loved, Dennis decides to get his revenge at their high school reunion.

star 9.13
8 votes
Directors: Stuart Margolin
Writers: Burt Pearl
For All The Tea in China

#25 - For All The Tea in China

Season 8 - Episode 21 - Aired May 5, 2002

An old British woman is forced to reveal the secrets of her painful past after undergoing a failed background check in order for her grandson to adopt a baby from China.

star 9.13
8 votes
Directors: Stuart Margolin
Writers: Luke Schelhaas, Martha Williamson