Touched by an Angel

Season 4 Episode 13

Deconstructing Harry

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 04, 1998 on CBS
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Deconstructing Harry
Monica and Tess arrive at the DMV where Tess has been instructed to obtain a driver's license. Now ready to take the driving portion, Tess meets her instructor and assignment, Doris. Midway through the driving test, Doris tells Tess to follow a hearse which leads them both to the funeral of Harry Applegate. Doris enters the funeral and steals the ashes of her former lover as Andrew arrives outside as a state policeman. With Harry's ashes in her arms, Doris commands Tess to flee while Harry's widowe, Stella convinces Andrew to pursue in his patrol car. Monica prays at the DMV where she is still waiting for Tess to return and soon is guided to her next in the journey that both Doris and Stella are now taking. Doris tells Tess they are going to Pizmo Beach where she is going to spread Harry'sashes. Instructed by Doris to find food, Tess stops at the "Heaven on a Bun" where Monica is now working and quickly exit. Andrew then arrives with Stella and Monica tells him that they are going to Pizmo Beach. Tess and Doris then stop at a gas station to use the restroom and gives out a cry as she learns that her husband's mistress is outside the door. Doris wastes no time fleeing the scene. monica tells Andrew that the the two women must not meet yet and he stalls Stella's pursuit, citing engine failure. Tess and Doris then stop at Del Ray's Honkytonk where Tess tries to convince Doris that there is a better life for her than the lie she lived with Harry. Harkening back to a happier time, Doris sings "We lived on Borrowed Time" and the two have dinner on the house. No longer wanting to hear what Tess says, Doris attempts to leave as Tess's car is being stolen. Andrew and Stella arrive and the confrontation begins, during that time the two women accidentally spill Harry's ashes on the gravel road. Stella begins to insult Doris and the both Andrew and Tess try to appeal to reason. Then a waitress named Lydia came out and explained that Harry spent every Saturday night at the Honkytonk talking to her about the dilemma of his situation with both women. Andrew then reveals himself and explains that Harry's dying wish was to reconcile his life with his loved ones. Andrew tells Stella that while it is too late to repair her marriage, God can repair her heart if she will let him. Doris apologizes to Stella for the pain she has caused and Stella accepts. with Harry's life now reconciled with his loved ones, his ashes are swept into the air all wish him a fond farewell.moreless

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