Highway to Heaven

Season 2 Episode 8

The Smile in the Third Row

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Aired Unknown Nov 20, 1985 on NBC
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The Smile in the Third Row
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The lead actor in a Broadway play claims that God is attending the show's performances, sitting in a third-row orchestra seat.

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  • Outstanding work by Lorne Greene

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    Lorne Greene plays a stage actor who is unhappy with his current project. But that all changes when he claims to have had a vision of God during a performance. Now the aging actor is faced with having to end a stellar career with everyone thinking he's a crackpot.



    Greene's portrayal is very sincere and convincing. He faces hostility and doubt from his own family and even from Jonathan (an interesting take on Michael Landon's character). At the same time, he puts up with his sister and nephew despite their conniving with almost martyr-like selflessness.



    The character of Ed, the selfish nephew, was probably the only flaw I found in an otherwise outstanding episode. I'm guessing Ed was intended to provide comic relief, but I felt the whiny portrayal was a little too much.moreless

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    • This was an on-screen reunion for Michael Landon and Lorne Greene who co-starred together on Bonanza which left the airwaves in early 1973. Greene commented that it 'felt like old home week,' since a lot of the behind-the-scenes personnel who worked with Landon got their start on Bonanza. Lorne Greene did not appear in any episodes of Little House on the Prairie which used many of the same people.

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