Season 9

Episode 903: “Two Sides To Every Angel”

Episode 903: “Two Sides To Every Angel”
Original Air Date:October 12, 2002
Written by::Roma Downey & Brian Bird & R.J. Colleary
Directed by:Larry Peerce
Produced by:

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

Guest Cast:
Rolando Nicholas Turturro
Charlee America Ferrera
Kobe Dempsey Pappion

On their day off, Monica and Gloria hit the road in Tess’s Cadillac, looking to “bond”. Gloria realizes that while she is a unique and distinctive angel, so is Monica, and as a result they don’t always see eye to eye. So the two of them go off together to try to find some common ground. They eventually come upon a rustic café, where they meet Doug and Kristie, a young married couple who are about to celebrate their six month anniversary. As they sit and enjoy their coffee, they are interrupted by Sally, the café’s owner, who says that there is a phone call for Monica. Puzzled, Monica walks down the hall to the phone. But she reappears almost immediately, handing Gloria Tess’s car keys, and getting into the car. Gloria is so overjoyed to be given the responsibility, that she doesn’t notice that something isn’t quite right, that Monica is a little too eager to hand the car over, that maybe this isn’t Monica, it’s Monique, a demon disguised as an angel. But Gloria doesn’t know about her, and so she drives off with the demon. By the time Monica realizes what has happened, they’re already gone, and Tess tells her that Gloria must face this demon on her own.

Later that evening at the Black Boot, a local cowboy bar, Monique still pretending to be Monica, leads Gloria to believe that they are on assignment. She uses a demonic trick to take over as waitress, and cause some trouble. Doug and Kristie are there, finally celebrating, but their joyous occasion is cut short by the arrival of Doug’s ex, Ashlee, who sends a couple of drinks over. Monique is only too eager to bring them over, and when Doug tries to send them back, she makes him deal with it himself. Upset, Kristie heads to the ladies room. While she’s gone, Monique gets Doug and Ashlee talking, and when Kristie returns, makes it seem as though Doug is more interested in his ex. Monique tells Kristie to fight fire with fire, and gets her to dance with a red-booted cowboy. Then, using Gloria as a distraction, she makes both couples think that the other one has left. When Doug and Ashlee actually leave, and the cowboy is trying to get Kristie to leave with him, Gloria attempts a revelation. But without having spent time with Kristie, without Monica and Tess to support her, and with Monique’s interference, Gloria can’t even manage a faint glow. She fails, and Monique tells her that this means God doesn’t love her anymore. Kristie leaves with the cowboy, and Gloria is devastated. Monique, in the guise of Monica, offers comfort, but in doing so tips her hand. She says things that Monica would never say, and Gloria realizes what she really is. When she does this, the real Monica arrives, and together they banish Monique. They embrace and finally bond, but Gloria still needs to help Kristie, who is in great danger.

A ways down the road, the cowboy pulls his truck over and tries to attack Kristie. She manages to get out of the truck and run, but he’s hot on her tail, and the only thing keeping her safe is the trees and brush that she hides behind. But soon he catches up with her, and just as she screams for help, Gloria is there. And she does help, this time glowing brightly with God’s love, and striking fear into the heart of the wicked cowboy. He runs, but it’s too late, Andrew is there, and takes him in hand. The cowboy will be going to jail.

At last, with revelations to both Doug and Kristie, the marriage is reconciled, and the angels are closer than ever.

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