Touched by an Angel

Episode 406: “The Pact”

Episode 406: “The Pact”
Original Air Date: October 26, 1997

Written by: Jennifer Wharton & Melissa Milne
Directed by: Bethany Rooney
Produced by:

Martha Williamson
Jon Andersen
R.J. Visciglia, Jr.

Guest Cast:
Raphael Alexis Cruz
Erin  Thora Birch 
Nikki  Meagon Good 
Abby Ashleigh Aston Moore
Kim  Olivia Hack 
Melanie Jade Villalon 

The angels arrive at a camp for HIV positive teenage girls to find two veterans, Nikki and Erin picking on the “newbies” Melanie, Kim and Abby. Acting as counselors, the angels get to know the girls and try to help them deal with their fears. Rafael speaks to Melanie, learning her mother died of AIDS when she was a child. Melanie tells him of the song, “Duermete Nino Lindo,” which her mother used to sing. Meanwhile, Erin develops a crush on Andrew and is heartbroken when he seemingly rejects her.

Tired of painting the names of past participants who are no longer alive on a rock known as “the face,” Erin talks the other girls into a suicide pact as some way of ending life their own way, without pain or pity. The girls then steal drugs from the infirmary where Rafael is working and prepare a suicide cocktail. As the girls all meet at “the face” to go through with the suicide, the angels arrive. Rafael begins playing “Duermete Nino Lindo” and Melanie loses her resolve to kill herself. As the other girls follow suit, only Nikki remains intent on suicide. The angels then appeal to Erin to take the lead and she convinces Erin to give up the suicide plan. As all the girls now realize that their best times may lie ahead, the angels lead them in singing “Duermete Nino Lindo” (Hush My Pretty Baby).

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