Touched by an Angel

Season 2 Episode 21

The Quality of Mercy

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 27, 1996 on CBS
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Joel Redding is a former soap-opera star who is coming to terms with middle age and life after television. He, his wife Sally and son Marshall have moved to a small town trying to regain a semblance of normal family life. While helping with a college theatre's fund raiser, Monica, Tess and Andrew witness tension between Joel and Marshall. Matters are further complicated when the aging actor initiates an affair with one his teenage ingenues. During one of Joel's extracurricular trysts, Sally slips while hanging a picture and seriously injures herself. Marshall finds his mother, calls for help, and gets her to the hospital. After authorizing the doctor to perform a risky surgical procedure, the teen rails at his father when he finally returns from his rendezvous. Tess reveals herself to the guilt-ridden husband, admonishing him to be faithful to his wife and son and admits he didn't quit the show, but was fired because of his age. Marshall is still reluctant to forgive until Monica's revelation that he must see his father as a man, rather than a hero to be worshipped. Sally's successful, the production is a triumph, and the family is reunited.moreless

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    Della Reese

    Della Reese

    Tess (Series 1-9)

    Roma Downey

    Roma Downey

    Monica (Series 1-9)

    John Dye

    John Dye

    Andrew (Series 2-9)

    Marsha Warfield

    Marsha Warfield

    Bebe Manero

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    Harley Cross

    Harley Cross

    Marshall Redding

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    Stephanie Faracy

    Stephanie Faracy

    Sally Redding

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