Touched by an Angel

Episode 408: “Sandcastles”

Episode 408: “Sandcastles”
Original Air Date: November 28, 1997

Written by: Burt Pearl
Directed by: Victor Lobl
Produced by:

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

Guest Cast:
Rafael  Alexis Cruz 
Benjamin William Devane 
Lee Fisher Shashawnee Hall
Teresa Pamala Tyson 
Dennis Sal Viscuso 
Jennette Estelle Parsons 
Larry  Larry Gelman 
Leo  Jack Riley 

While Tess, Monica, 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, a local news anchor gains an interview with Rafael and suddenly Pacific Falls is being “invaded” by angels.

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, we see his watch inscribed with the name Scooter. Leo tells him the angels are looking for Scooter Fisher and Parker goes on the air to let the angels know his identity. The two young angels then return to Tess who tells them the truth behind Scooter’s note 40 years earlier; Scooters mother had accidentally killed his father in an attempt to stop his abuse. Monica and Rafael then try to convince the skeptical Benjamin to see his mother in prison. Benjamin overcomes his anger and learns the truth when he visits his dying mother in prison. He forgives his mother and agrees to revisit their “place” at the ocean where both cast their bottles upon the water. Benjamin writes “Thank You, God” and throws the bottle out to sea as the angels exit in their repaired Cadillac.

 

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