Touched by an Angel

Season 2 Episode 8

Operation Smile

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 11, 1995 on CBS
out of 10
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Ginger works as an exotic dancer, in which unlikely venue she meets Monica. Ginger hires Monica to babysit her little daughter Emily, who was born with a disfiguring cleft palate. Ginger fears other kids in her trailer park will taunt Emily, but Monica invites Jeremy, who befriends the little girl. When Jeremy learns about Operation Smile, an organization of doctors who perform pro bono plastic surgery, he suggests Emily as a candidate. Ginger has taken Emily's affliction as a punishment from God for past transgressions, and refuses to accept the charity offer. Jeremy leads Emily off to Nashville (and Operation Smile) anyway by stowing away on Albert's pick-up. Albert is actually transporting stolen goods elsewhere, when Tess intercepts the entire crew. She confronts Albert and redirects their journey across state via a balloon. Monica reveals herself to Ginger, she is angry that she assumes her daughter is a punishment from God, she should know that Emily is a great gift. In the end, Ginger gratefully allows Emily to receive treatment.moreless

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  • Interesting Episode, But A Cut Below the Rest

    I know that Season 2 wasn't the best ever for Touched by an Angel, but this episode is just OK to me. It's the first one I wanted to watch right when my Season 2 DVD came mainly because I had never seen it before. Of course, I love every single episode of Touched by an Angel, this one included, but it just wasn't the best one ever made. I probably didn't like it as much just because the whole "stripper" vibe made the episode seem a little bit out of place. Roma Downey shines, as usual, and this episode is one that you need to watch if you're a die-hard fan of the series. Since I am a die-hard fan, that's where the 9 rating came from.moreless

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