Nash Bridges

Season 4 Episode 19

Angel of Mercy

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Apr 02, 1999 on CBS
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The SIU reopens old cases on a serial killer who was never caught, when the skeleton of another victim is found. To make things more interesting, the deceased has an uncanny resemblance to Angel. Bonnie, Harvey's ex-wife, is back in town. Caitlin uses the help of her new boyfriend to help coach a soccer team, whose next game is against Joe's team.


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    Mark Dobias

    Mark Dobias

    Capt. Bruce McCue

    Guest Star

    Edward Albert

    Edward Albert

    Charles Gandy

    Guest Star

    Dana Gladstone

    Dana Gladstone


    Guest Star

    Julianne Christie

    Julianne Christie

    Bonnie Leek

    Recurring Role

    Tracey Walter

    Tracey Walter


    Recurring Role

    Ronald Russell

    Ronald Russell

    Officer Ronnie

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    • QUOTES (16)

      • Caitlin: I thought that he was your guardian Angel.
        Nash: Well, sometimes you have to return the favor.

      • (On the phone)
        Evan: Hey, Harv, what's up, man?
        Harvey: She left me another note.
        Evan: Aw, man. I'm sorry.

      • Nash: I found out who you are. Well, up to a point. I got your file from social services. Your name is Peter Spellmen. You were born at St. Mercy's hospital January 27th, 1949. You spent the first four years of your life with Alvin Spellmen and his wife Helen, they adopted you. After she died, you were sent to a foster home where you lived until the age of 9. Do you remember any of this, Angel?
        Angel: I remember a tree outside the window and a rope swing.
        Nash: In the summer of 1958 your records stopped. No more files about your foster family or you. You become nonexistent. As far as I can tell Angel, you've never paid taxes, never had a job, never been in the service and I ran records check of every junior high and high school in the state. Zero. Help me out, Angel. Give me something.
        Angel: It doesn't work that way, my friend.

      • Caitlin: Joe, come on. It's a kid's soccer league, alright? I had no idea that you took this stuff so seriously.
        Joe: What did the world fall off it's axis?
        Caitlin: What?
        Joe: You're tryin' to get away with somethin' and I'm tryin' to play by the rules, huh? What are they gonna take the orange out of orange juice next?
        Caitlin: You know what the problem is? It's that you're too competitive, you know? You can't just play for playing's sake, you gotta win and if you can't win, you don't wanna play.
        Joe: Well, if winning is so unimportant why don't you drop Danielle from your team?
        Caitlin: No way.
        Joe: You know what the problem is? The problem is all year I tell my team that the final score is not what really matters, winning comes with good sportsmanship, hard work, and fair play. And they did all those things and they made the playoffs. Now how do you think they're gonna feel if they lose to your team because you cheated and brought in a wringer?
        Caitlin: Oh, see I did not cheat. I did not cheat.
        Joe: Yeah, right.

      • Nash: What, no lunch date today, Ms. Cross?
        Caitlin: Oh, well, Nash, I didn't know that you were keeping track of my social life. It must be a pretty slow day.
        Nash (laughs): Well, I guess I won't ask you about your other extracurricular activities.
        Caitlin: Frankly, you know, I really don't feel like discussing it.
        Nash: Okay, fine.
        Caitlin: You know, I don't really think it's anybody's business whether or not I had a lunch date.
        Nash: No problem.
        Caitlin: I mean, why does everybody care? After all, it was just a lunch date.
        Nash: You tell me.
        Caitlin: You know, I don't know why this always happens to me. I don't know, it's just weddings, y'know? It does something to me. I go there, have a glass champagne, and Bruce was in his uniform and everything, the band was playing and we--
        Nash: Caitlin, I don't think you heard me. I said 'fine, no problem.' As a matter of fact, I was talking about your soccer team, not your love life.

      • Harvey: Baby, you told me, I know you already explained it. But how could you leave like that on Christmas Eve? What did I do?
        Bonnie: I told you, Harvey. It wasn't you, it was me.
        Harvey: Oh, that's right. Good, good. It wasn't me, it was you.
        Bonnie: I came back, didn't I? (they kiss)

      • Nash (as Joe is looking through folders on Caitlin's desk): Uh, what are you doing?
        Joe: Uh, nothing.
        Nash: Uh, bubba, I believe that would be your desk over there.
        Joe: You know this Captain McCue? He happens to be a former professional soccer player. He played for Saint Germain Paris, one of the best teams in Europe. And now he's helping Caitlin coach her team and not only that, he brings in this wringer girl named Danielle and I bet she just happened to play for Paris Saint Germain too.
        Nash: Uh, same question once again. What are you doing?
        Joe: I want to see if this girl lives in district 4 to see if she's qualified to play.
        Nash: Bubba, do the words 'It's just a game' mean anything to you?
        Joe: You know, this thing is all your fault.
        Nash: Now how did this magically become my fault?
        Joe: Well, if you would've quit pussy-footing around and declared yourself she would've never met this guy because she would've gone to the wedding with you. And I wouldn't be looking at a first round elimination. That is how.
        Nash: First of all, I do not pussy-foot. Secondly, I am not responsible for your situation.
        Joe: You know what? I am going to get to the bottom of this wringer situation.
        Nash: Well, you just do that.
        Joe: Watch me.

      • Nash: You know, Angel. We ran your fingerprints and nothing came back but your SIU arrests. I've known you, what, three or four years now? It occurs to me that I don't know anything about you.
        Angel: Do you read your bible, Nash?
        Nash: Yes, I do.
        Angel: Then I assume that you're familiar with Exodus 23:20. God told Moses 'I myself will send an Angel before you, to guard you as you go. To bring you to the place that I have prepared. Give him reverence and listen to all that he says.'
        Nash: I find that very comforting, Angel. ... But right now I've got a job to do. Which means I've got a murder to solve and right now you're a big question mark. I need some proof about you.
        Angel: Faith exists independent of proof, Nash. From it comes the comfort that you seek. I am here to watch over you until my resurrection. That is all that you need to know about me.

      • Nash: Do you believe in divine intervention?
        Joe: Not really.
        Nash: So the time that he saved my life that was...?
        Joe: Coincidence, chance, luck, I don't know. (Nash shrugs and starts walking away) Where 'ya goin'?
        Nash: To get Angel his honey.

      • Angel: I cannot lie to you.
        Joe: Unfortunately that doesn't help us solve the mystery, Angel.
        Angel: The solution to the mystery is right in front of you.
        Joe: No. The only thing right in front of us is you.
        Angel: That's my point. Not everything is as it seems, even with me.
        Nash: I got it.
        Joe: I'm listenin'.
        Nash: Twins.
        Joe: What?
        Nash: Identical twins. Could you have been a twin, Angel? Does that ring any bells?
        Angel: Sorry, Nash. No bells.

      • Angel: I've been lookin' for you, Nash.
        Nash: What do you mean? I found you.

      • Joe: Who's that?
        Nash: Oh, that would be Caitlin's sister's husband's best man.
        Joe: Mm. So what's he doing here?
        Nash: Apparently they bonded at the wedding.
        Joe: Hmm. Interesting.
        Nash (laughs): Not very.

      • Bonnie: I came here for a very simple reason, Harv. To apologize to you. I'm sorry.
        Harvey: Hey, water under the bridge.
        Bonnie: No, no. I shouldn't have left the way that I did, Christmas Eve. That card. I should've told you to your face why I couldn't stay.
        Harvey: Well, I don't know if that would've made it any easier, probably harder but I wouldn't have minded hearing about why.
        Bonnie: I don't know if there's anyway to say this without you taking this the wrong way, so I'm just gonna be direct, okay? We had five good years of marriage but living with you, Harvey, I just-- I wasn't able to be myself somehow, y'know? And it may sound ridiculous to you but I don't think I could've become what I have unless I moved on. I had to stop being what you wanted me to be, do you understand?
        Harvey: Yeah, I get it. Excuse me for loving you the way you were, right?
        Bonnie: I'm not blaming you, Harvey.
        Harvey: Oh, really?
        Bonnie: You seein' anybody?
        Harvey: No. I was seein' a woman, Anna, but, uh-- How about you? You got any time for a social life, what, with your shrink and your trainer? (Bonnie is silent) So, okay, what? You stop by, tell me you're sorry, check me off the 'To do' list on your 12-step program?
        Bonnie: Look, I hurt you, Harvey. I know it. You didn't deserve it and I'm sorry. That's what I'm here to say. I'm sorry.
        Harvey: Okay.
        Bonnie: You forgive me?
        Harvey (hugging her): I forgive you.

      • Nash: Well, good morning, Ms. Cross. And welcome back.
        Caitlin: Well, it's very good to be back. You know, I got you a little something.
        Nash: Oh, that's sweet. You didn't have to think of me while you were gone.
        Caitlin: Well, you know, I didn't, actually. My plane was delayed in Dulles and I had time to kill so I thought maybe you could use this. (hands Nash a book)
        Nash: 'The Constitution of the United States.' (laughs, to Joe) Charming little creature, isn't she? Ha. How'd the wedding go?
        Caitlin: It was great. It went off without a hitch. (laughs)
        Joe: Who got married?
        Caitlin (same time): My sister.
        Nash (same time): Her sister. (they laugh) You didn't raise any last minute objections, did you? You know, just out of habit.
        Caitlin: Mm. Nope. Actually, the whole was quite enjoyable. I'll see 'ya later. (walks away)
        Joe: You notice anything different about her?
        Nash: No.
        Joe: Hmm. Maybe it's her hair?
        Nash: Nah.
        Joe: Maybe her clothes?
        Nash: No.
        Joe: You didn't notice anything about her, huh?
        Nash: Well, I did notice one thing. She smells good, but that's not new.
        Joe: Huh.

      • Joe (looking at the victim's I.D.): Richard Haven. Hmm. That's funny. You know, Haven. Angel.
        Nash: Maybe it's not supposed to be funny.
        Joe: What do you mean? (Nash shrugs) Oh, come on, man. You don't think Angel is really an Angel do you?
        Nash: Bubba, I don't know who or what he is. And until I know more I'm not gonna commit myself.

      • Nash: Well, Angel damn sure didn't die four years ago and I seriously doubt he's the killer. So let's get his ass in here and see what he knows.
        Harvey: How do you find an Angel?
        Nash: Look for a guy with a bad set of wings and no visible source of income.
        Evan: I'll start with the homeless shelters.

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