Amen

Season 1 Episode 6

Retreat, Heck!

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Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Nov 15, 1986 on NBC
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Retreat, Heck!
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The church's retreat is not at all interesting to the deacon. But then he changes his mind when he learns that a former client, whom he caused to spend 5 years in jail, is getting out.

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  • The deacon learns that a former client is getting out of prison, and he thinks the man intends violence. He goes with Thelma and the church members to a retreat in the wilderness in hopes of avoiding a meeting with the ex-con.moreless

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    The cast has completely gelled by this point. Even though Sherman Hemsley still gets all the big laughs (the writers have not begun to tap into Anna Maria Horsford's comedic talents yet), it is definitely an all-group effort. The plot this time takes the characters to a spiritual retreat out in the woods, and Hemsley's deacon must face several fears, in truly funny ways. First, there's a bear that licks his foot while he is immobile in a bed after an injury; then there is a confrontation with an old client he sent to jail for a long period of time due to his incompetence as a lawyer. During these personal trials, the deacon is helped by his daughter Thelma, but he also learns to rely on himself and summon his own inner strength. His character grows as a result of this episode, and it is one of the best first season episodes of 'Amen.'moreless
Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley

Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis

Clifton Davis

Rev. Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford

Anna Maria Horsford

Thelma Frye

Barbara Montgomery

Barbara Montgomery

Casietta Hetebrink (1986-1990)

Roz Ryan

Roz Ryan

Amelia Hetebrink

Jester Hairston

Jester Hairston

Rolly Forbes

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