Highway to Heaven

Season 2 Episode 9

The Secret

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Aired Unknown Nov 27, 1985 on NBC
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The teenage daughter of Mark's friend tries to find her biological mother. It may tear the family apart.

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  • Interesting plot twists

    9.0
    I felt this episode was one of the better written. What starts off as a child's search for her biological mother suddenly turns into a family crisis when her quest causes the revelation of some terrible secrets.



    This episode treated the family crisis well. The otherwise loving and caring mother finds herself exposed (accidentally) by her own daughter, and she is forced to confess the deceptions she restorted to to regain her illigitimate child. The father responds with understandable anger.



    The ending seemed a bit abrupt. The father had literally stormed out of the house because his wife had been deceiving him during their entire marriage. Considering the depth of the wife's guilt, Mark's abortion comment seemed a rather weak reason for the father to go through such a drastic change in attitude.



    This episode is also a chance to see some early work by a young Shannen Doherty. Also, this is one of the first episodes I recall where Michael Landon's role is reduced to a cameo.moreless
Leslie Bega

Leslie Bega

Heather Fowler

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Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty

Shelley Fowler

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Barry Jenner

Barry Jenner

Wes Fowler

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • This is the first of two episodes that William Claxton directs for this series. He directed many installments of 'Bonanza' and 'Little House on the Prairie,' plus he helmed quite a few episodes of 'Father Murphy.'

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    • Casting director Susan McCray 'discovered' Shannen Doherty when Doherty was hired for an episode of 'Father Murphy.' She so impressed Michael Landon that he created the role of Jenny Wilder for her in the final season of 'Little House.' She has had lead roles in several high-profile series.

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