History Series / TouchedByAnAngel

30th May '17 2:54:22 PM Assassin-sensei
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* TheInternetIsForPorn: The episode "Pandora's Box" revolved around this subject, opening up on a young girl attempting to research Hawaii for a school project and encountering a porn site. The mother is horrified that pornography is now able to enter her house so quickly, while the father slowly becomes sucked into a world of online porn, eventually getting fired from his job for viewing it at work. However, the ultimate message of the episode was that the computer was a gift from God that could be used for good or evil.
15th May '17 7:35:37 PM nombretomado
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* TheTroubles: "Life Before Death" has Monica (who was "born" in Ireland) convincing a group of Protestant and Catholic teens from Northern Ireland to foster peace between themselves and others.
** She manages this by laying on a traditional Irish music group, to show the kids they share a culture, and giving them an impassioned speech about how they're all "sons and daughters of Ireland". [[CriticalResearchFailure Take a moment to consider how well this should go down with a group of kids from a strongly loyalist background]] -- who, in other words, would consider themselves very much ''British'', not Irish...



* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: Presented as a major problem in the Season 5 episode "Life Before Death," though TheTroubles themselves were far more complex (as, fairly, Tess points out, brief as that dialogue is).

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* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: Presented as a major problem in the Season 5 episode "Life Before Death," though TheTroubles UsefulNotes/TheTroubles themselves were far more complex (as, fairly, Tess points out, brief as that dialogue is).
4th Mar '17 4:52:21 PM MikeW
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* DeceptiveLegacy: A common theme as several episodes have people discovering their parents have kept major secrets from them.
** In "Manny," stuffy Harrison Trowbridge Archibald IV has his world rocked when his mother reveals the truth: She's actually from a poor town, a waitress who met Harrison's father at a party and spun the story of being from a rich family. Before he can recover, she also reveals that Harrison is the product of an affair she had with a gardener.
** In "Charades," a woman is rocked to learn her father's best friend was the one who named him during the Blacklist era and drove him to suicide. She's ready to expose the truth at a ceremony but her mother begs her not to...because the "friend" is really her birth father.
3rd Mar '17 2:19:47 PM MikeW
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* FakeAristocrat: In "For All the Tea in China," Lady Penelope Berrington (Angela Lansbury) confesses to her grandson that she's not British nobility at all. She's actually an orphan with a stolen name who built up the tea business telling stories of growing up in England and losing money in the War. This leads to a great moment where her long-time butler asks if she wants some tea.
-->'''Penelope''': You don't have to call me that anymore, Edmund. I'm not a lady.
-->'''Edmund''': I beg to differ. My Lady.
3rd Mar '17 2:10:08 PM MikeW
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** A reporter leads an investigation accusing an elderly couple of molesting the children of their foster home, driving them to near suicide. Her source was a neighbor who comes by and starts talking about how she thinks another pair of neighbors are murderers. It sinks in to the reporter that the woman is crazy and she just ruined the couple's lives on a false story.
** In "Venice," elderly Annie has long been considered the shame of her town as years ago, her husband (a much loved high school star) vanished mysteriously. After she loses her sight, the angels get Annie to tell her three neighbors that husband Tommy hated the small town and having to become the local doctor and took advantage of a car accident to flee. Annie received a note saying he'd died but the angels break it to her that Tommy actually died just a few weeks earlier after a long life of cheating and tricking women. Annie realizes Tommy was never coming back for her. The neighbors are rocked to realize that for 30 years they have not only blamed Annie for Tommy's death but made her listen to them hail a man who never gave a damn about anyone but himself.
-->'''Russell''': He hurt her. But we destroyed her.
18th Feb '17 11:04:19 PM DrOO7
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** The one where Monica tries to help a cop who specializes in missing children's cases. At the episode's conclusion, Roma Downey informs the viewers that the posters seen throughout the episode were of ''actual'' missing children.
24th Dec '16 4:13:13 PM EnglishGuruLady
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** One of Monica's Season 2 assignments, Claudia, is this. As a result she's become obese. Monica must help her confront the real reason behind her weight gain--[[spoiler: she covered up her sister Morgan's drunk driving on the girls' prom night, which killed Morgan's then-boyfriend. She had also supplied the booze.]]
4th Nov '16 12:02:13 AM DrOO7
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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Played straight in "Great Expectations". Parents-to-be learn that their child will have Down's Syndrome; the husband has misgivings. Abortion is considered, and the wife makes it as far as the clinic before changing her mind. The angels have to convince him that their child need not be perfect to be lovable and loved.

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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Played straight in "Great Expectations". Parents-to-be learn that their child will have Down's Syndrome; the husband has misgivings. Abortion is considered, and the wife makes it as far as the clinic before changing her mind. mind, declaring "I'm still pro-choice. And I just made one. I'm having this baby." The angels have to convince him the husband that their child need not be perfect to be lovable and loved.loved.
** Surprisingly averted in another episode, when the angels are sent to counsel an estranged couple. It turns out that 20-something years earlier, the couple decided to have an abortion as they didn't feel they were ready for children. They were never able to conceive again and have spent the subsequent time regretting their decision and feeling that they were being punished for it. The angels assure them that that isn't the case.
26th Sep '16 11:18:37 PM NOYB
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* FriendToAllChildren: Monica mentions in several episodes that she likes kids, who she sometimes refers to as "wee ones." She's also a...

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* FriendToAllChildren: Monica mentions in several episodes that she likes kids, who whom she sometimes refers to as "wee ones." She's also a...
26th Sep '16 11:17:44 PM NOYB
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* HeelFaceTurn: Some of the angels' assignments had one of these near the end of their episodes. It's also worth noting that [[spoiler: Kathleen, an angel who used to be Monica's friend and then crossed to the dark side, had one after being denied a promotion to demonic "caseworker."]]



* HeelFaceTurn: Some of the angels' assignments had one of these near the end of their episodes. It's also worth noting that [[spoiler: Kathleen, an angel who used to be Monica's friend and then crossed to the dark side, had one after being denied a promotion to demonic "caseworker."]]
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