Father Dowling Mysteries

Season 3 Episode 14

The Prodigal Son Mystery

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 31, 1991 on ABC
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The Prodigal Son Mystery
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A blast from the past rocks Father Dowling's world when a man he's never met shows up claiming to be his son. The man disappears before Father Dowling can question him. And then his would-be son is charged with murder.

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    James Stephens

    James Stephens

    Father Philip Prestwick

    Tom Bosley

    Tom Bosley

    Father Frank Dowling

    Tracy Nelson

    Tracy Nelson

    Sister Stephanie "Steve" Oskowski

    Mary Wickes

    Mary Wickes

    Marie Murkin

    Regina Krueger

    Regina Krueger

    Sergeant Clancy

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      • Father Dowling: Alright, suppose we start with a full confession.
        Tim: Um, I can't, I'm not Catholic. I was but I'm not anymore.
        Father Dowling: Why did you come to me?
        Tim: I'm your son
        Father Dowling: I realise how confused you must be but....
        Tim: My mother was Mary Ellen Connoll
        Father Dowling: Mary Ellen. Oh my God.
        (Father Dowling holds his head in his hands)
        Tim: I promised her I'd never tell you, never confront you. Oh my God now I'm breaking my promise to my mother. I'm sorry Father, I've made a terrible mistake coming to you.
        (Tim leaves the confession booth very quickly)
        Father Dowling: Wait, come back! Tim!
        (Father dowling watches Tim leave)

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