History Series / TouchedByAnAngel

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."]]
26th Sep '16 11:10:46 PM NOYB
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** Also pops up in season four's "Elijah," right before the death of [[spoiler: assignment Jacob Weiss' father.]]

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** Also pops up in season four's "Elijah," right before the death of [[spoiler: assignment Jacob Weiss' Weiss's father.]]
26th Sep '16 11:05:55 PM NOYB
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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Late in the series run, Gloria somehow got her hands on Tess' car. The results were...well, this. Monica has had a couple moments as well.

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Late in the series run, Gloria somehow got her hands on Tess' Tess's car. The results were...well, this. Monica has had a couple moments as well.



* One of the most epic examples of HeroicBSOD involved Kelly, an assignment who was Monica's traffic school teacher (she took her foot off the brake and ran a stop sign, nearly killing said assignment). Kelly had a HeroicBSOD after her son Jesse [[spoiler: was killed in a drive-by]] but had been bitter before then. Viewers discover it's because Kelly is [[spoiler: a deep-cover angel who was sent to help Jesse when the boy was two, then stayed to raise him after his mother was killed.]] Monica and Tess' real assignment is to [[spoiler: bring Kelly back to Heaven.]]

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* One of the most epic examples of HeroicBSOD involved Kelly, an assignment who was Monica's traffic school teacher (she took her foot off the brake and ran a stop sign, nearly killing said assignment). Kelly had a HeroicBSOD after her son Jesse [[spoiler: was killed in a drive-by]] but had been bitter before then. Viewers discover it's because Kelly is [[spoiler: a deep-cover angel who was sent to help Jesse when the boy was two, then stayed to raise him after his mother was killed.]] Monica and Tess' Tess's real assignment is to [[spoiler: bring Kelly back to Heaven.]]



* IdentityAmnesia: Monica lost her memory in one episode. Tess' [[spoiler: Alzheimer's]] may or may not be this, since we're not sure if she ever lost touch with her angelic identity.

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* IdentityAmnesia: Monica lost her memory in one episode. Tess' Tess's [[spoiler: Alzheimer's]] may or may not be this, since we're not sure if she ever lost touch with her angelic identity.



* ShoutOut: Blink and you'll miss it: In "Sandcastles," Tess removes guest angel Rafael's beard, and he complains nobody takes him seriously because he looks 12. Tess' response is, "I don't like angels with dirty faces!"

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* ShoutOut: Blink and you'll miss it: In "Sandcastles," Tess removes guest angel Rafael's beard, and he complains nobody takes him seriously because he looks 12. Tess' Tess's response is, "I don't like angels with dirty faces!"
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