Touched by an Angel

Season 4 Episode 1

The Road Home (1)

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 21, 1997 on CBS
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The Road Home (1)
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Joe Greene, the long-lost brother of Russell returns speeding recklessly down the highway as Tess, Monica and Andrew follow. When another car pulls in front of Joe, he runs the car off the road and kills a father and son, while saving the youngest son. Lying about the accident to the police, he is then thought to be a "Good Samaritan" and quickly leaves. When he runs out of gas, Andrew arrives as a hitchhiker and offers to give him gas in exchange for a ride to Chicory Creek. Once there, Andrew leaves and the car breaks down. Joe then breaks into the home of Erasmus Jones, not knowing that his family is there. Russell catches him in the kitchen, quickly saying hello by punching him in the face and the whole family is soon awake, marveling at his return. At the hospital, the young boy injured in the wreck clings to his life while Monica acts as a hospital caseworker, comforting the mother, Mrs. Mills. She wants to meet the person who saved her son's life, and she supplies the address to Erasmus's home. While meeting her, Joe lies to her while Russell listens skeptically as Joe refuses to visit the surviving child at the hospital. With the sudden return of his father, Nathaniel is very angry but convinces his father to visit the child when his hopelessly inoperative car suddenly starts. While at the hospital, Monica reveals herself as an angel and Joe flees, taking stolen pharmaceuticals with him. Coming perilously close to another auto accident, he is stopped by Tess who takes Nathaniel and demands that Joe return Monica at the hospital. Upon his return, Monica convinces him to "face the truth and seek forgiveness," and that God wants to save his life. Joe returns to Erasmus's and tells Russell the truth about the accident. Russell becomes enraged and tells him to leave. Joe gathers his things and leaves without telling his mother goodbye. Hattie then blames herself, asking Russell "What could I have done differently?" Claire then enters with a note from Nathaniel explaining that he has left to help his father who needs him more now. While in the back seat of the car he see's his father pops pills and swerving into the night.moreless

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    Richard Thomas

    Richard Thomas

    Joe Greene

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    Celeste Holm

    Celeste Holm

    Hattie Greene

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    Sara Schaub

    Sara Schaub

    Dinah Greene

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    Gerald McRaney

    Gerald McRaney

    Russell Greene

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    Wendy Phillips

    Wendy Phillips

    Claire Greene

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    Ossie Davis

    Ossie Davis

    Erasmus Jones

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