Touched by an Angel

CBS (ended 2003)
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  • Tess (Della Reese, The Royal Family) and Monica (Roma Downey, A Woman Named Jackie) are two angels sent to earth to help people with their problems. Helping them are Andrew and the new angel, Gloria.

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  • S 9 : Ep 22

    I Will Walk With You (2)

    Aired 4/27/03

  • S 9 : Ep 21

    I Will Walk With You (1)

    Aired 4/26/03

  • S 9 : Ep 20

    At The End Of The Aisle

    Aired 4/19/03

  • S 9 : Ep 19

    The Show Must Not Go On

    Aired 4/12/03

  • S 9 : Ep 18

    Virtual Reality

    Aired 3/15/03

  • Cast & Crew
  • Della Reese


  • Roma Downey


  • Valerie Bertinelli

    Gloria (Series 8-9)

  • John Dye

    Andrew (Series 2-9)

  • Gerald McRaney

    Russell Greene

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (178)

    • Monica: Love doesn't hide. It stays and fights. It goes the distance. That's why God made love so strong so it can carry you all the way home.

    • Tess: (to Monica) Well, we all have our little idiosyncrasies, don't we? You don't like water and I'm not much on patience.

    • Tess: What if you ran away from home, and nobody noticed? Monica: What if you gave away your heart, and nobody cared?

    • (Adam is playing the piano) Tess: Adam, do you take requests? Adam: Absolutely. Tess: Stop playing!

    • Monica: (to Joey) Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to keep a promise. Serena knows that you have courage. You've already been through the darkest place you can imagine. Now it's time to start looking for the stars.

    • Tess: Baby, the only way to share his pain is to share his pain.

    • Tess: Is that Monica the angel talking? Or is that Monica "I'm cold, I'm hungry, give me back my coat!" talking?

    • Tess: (to Monica) Any boy who studies that much is looking for answers that aren't in a book.

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    Notes (104)

    • One of only eight appearances by Charles Rocket as Adam, an angel of death.

    • This is not the original version of this episode. The unaired pilot was done by John Massius and David Morris from Hack was the Angel of Death. Some elements of the movie City of Angels can be found in this episode.

    • Goof: It seems like Cassie's hair get's real greasy right after the theme song and scenes despite it looking like she only got into hospital minutes earlier.  Plus it also looks like every time Monica wipes her face or strokes her hair it get's  worse.

    • Alyson Hannigan guest starred in this episode. Alyson is best known for her role as Willow Rosenburg on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    • This episode and #22 "The Feather" were combined together and released on videotape under the title "A Christmas Miracle".

    • This episode is not included on the Complete Second Season DVD.

    • This episode is not included on the Complete Second Season DVD set.

    • This episode and #9 "Fear Not!" were combined together and released on videotape under the title "A Christmas Miracle".

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    Trivia (91)

    • Randy Travis, who plays Wayne went on to become the show's most frequent guest star

    • John Amos is credited as 'Jon Amos' and that lacking 'h' must be a goof.

    • Gerald McRaney appears later in the series as Russell Greene, a role he also played on "Promised Land".

    • First of two appearances by Bruce Altman as an angel of death.

    • Last of two appearances by Bruce Altman as an angel of death.

    • Allison Smith's character on Kate & Allie was named Jennie.


    • There is no such thing as an angel with a disability.

    • Monica appears as a social services counselor

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    Allusions (17)

    • "Sympathy for the Devil" is also the title of a song by the Rolling Stones.

    • Title: "An Angel by Any Other Name" References a line from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Speaking about Romeo, the man she loves but who bears the name of her family's enemy, Juliet says "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet", in other words even he were not called Romeo he would still be the man she loves

    • Deconstructing Harry is the title of a movie starring Woody Allen and Kirstie Alley.

    • The episode title is a line from the Robert Frost poem, "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening." The last lines of the poem are, "The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep."

    • The episode title is a reference to the classic Bette Midler song "The Wind Beneath My Wings."

    • The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film which features munchkins (dwarfs).

    • Gone with the Wind is a 1936 American novel by Margaret Mitchell which features Scarlett O'Hara as the lead character.

    • The episode title refers a Greek myth. Pandora had a box that was never supposed to be opened, but she was very curious so she opened it anyway. War, disease and all the bad things in the world came out of it and couldn't be put back in. Hence the expression, "Don't get involved in this, it's a Pandora's box."

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  • Fan Reviews (27)
  • a memorable show

    By PaulMorgan152, Sep 02, 2013

  • Thank you

    By toluadeusi, May 24, 2013

  • love is filled

    By StephenCole2, Dec 24, 2011

  • A wonderful show which never loses its appeal, no matter how often you watch it.

    By Lady_Lancaster, Aug 28, 2011

  • The show sends an incomplete message.

    By snovalleyprayer, Sep 22, 2009