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Touched by an Angel

Season 6 Episode 25

Mother's Day

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 14, 2000 on CBS
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Mother's Day
Celine sits at the grave of her friend Petey Carmichael giving him an update of the things that have happened since his death. She tells Petey that his mother, Audrey, hasn't been doing too well since he left, she refuses to compose music and she drinks frequently. Celine asks Petey if he can send some angels to help her. Tess and Monica reminisce about Audrey. Tess tells Monica that Audrey hasn't forgiven them for helping her day goodbye to her Petey. Since Audrey refuses to see Tess, Monica, and Andrew, another angel, Emma is assigned to Audrey. Emma, a very fastidious angel, rents a room from Audrey and immediately begins spring cleaning the cluttered house. Meanwhile, Andrew is assigned to Liz, a tough and demanding radio talk show host who has lost a child, though may years ago. Andrew proposes a series of radio shows on addiction. At the same time, Monica begins to appear in Audrey's dreams, repeating the phrase, "That's what makes you strong." The next day, Audrey begins to sing a song called, "That's What Makes You Strong" but cannot remember how she knows the tune. As she sings, Emma quietly turns on the tape recorder. Later, Celine tells Tess that her family is moving and she won't be able to take care of Audrey anymore. Tess reveals to Celine that she and Emma are angels, and tells her that they'll all have to work together to help Audrey. That night, Celine hears the recording and calls in to Liz's talk show about alcoholism in hopes of finding help for Audrey. Celine plays some of Audrey's songs over the radio, but quickly hangs up when Audrey enters. Liz is shocked to hear the song, she wrote it years ago, sending her home in tears. Liz begins to ask her listeners for more information on Celine. Celine's father calls in to the program and speaks with Liz. The next morning, Liz and Andrew arrive at Audrey's house, and Liz tells Audrey she is her mother. Audrey wants nothing to do with her, believing that Liz abandoned her years ago. Liz explains that her father kidnapped Audrey soon after they divorced and Liz has been searching for her ever since. Nonetheless, Audrey is unable to forgive Liz for not being around to help her through Petey's death. Monica reveals that Petey is with God. Monica tells Audrey that she has to give him the pieces of her broken heart and he will restore her. Monica reminds her he sends a mother. Liz tells Audrey that she is also an alcoholic and that she knows what it is like to lose a child, she will help her on the difficult road ahead. As the angels watch, Liz and Audrey celebrate Mother's Day at Petey's grave by singing a duet of "That's What Makes You Strong."moreless

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  • Monica, Tess and Andrew must help a mother grieving over the loss of her son.

    Young Celine misses her friend Petey very much and visits his grave to tell him that things are not going well for his distraught mother, Audrey, who has stopped composing songs and spends her time drinking heavily instead. The little girl asks God to send an angel to help, and he does - three of them, in fact.

    They see Audrey's pain and know a way to assist her. Andrew is sent to be a producer to a woman who has a national radio show. She too knows the pain of losing a child and is also an alcoholic. When young Celine rings up to ask her to play a song written by Audrey, the woman recognises it at once as one she often sang to her young daughter. It turns out that Audrey is her child who was abducted by her father at the age of four and the angels bring about a reconciliation between the two women so that healing can take place.

    Not a bad episode and excellent to hear the vocal talents of Naomi and Winona Judd who played the mother and daughter. Certainly worth watching.moreless

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