Touched by an Angel

Season 1 Episode 1

The Southbound Bus

7
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 21, 1994 on CBS
8.9
out of 10
User Rating
23 votes
1

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
The Southbound Bus
AIRED:
Tess guides Monica on her first assignment as a case worker after being promoted from search and rescue. On the southbound bus, she befriends David Morrow, a young boy who tells her that his mother and sister died in a car accident. After helping David fend off some bullies, Monica escorts him home. There she meets his father, Nick a police detective who is looking for a live-in nanny. Monica is hired on the spot, but soon has a chance encounter with Adam, the Angel of Death, who informs her that although David's sister, Katie died of crib death, his mother is very alive. Confronting the child with his untruth, Monica learns that his guilt-wracked mother left home afterwards and hasn't returned. She promises to bring his mother home and sets out to find her in Hewitt, leaving David is Tess's care. In a seedy cafe, Monica befriends two waitresses, and mistakes one of them as David's mother. She arranges a meeting between Ruth Ann and Nick, which backfires when the police officer recognizes the waitress as a wanted fugitive. The angel appeals to Ruth Ann to stop running, but she refuses to turn herself in. Returning to the cafe, Monica discovers the other waitress, Christine, is actually David's mother and reveals herself in an effort to persuade the women to return to her family. But Christine blames herself for Katie's death and refuses. In anguish, Monica prays for guidance and returns to David and Nick to deliver the bad news. The child is crushed, and Tess admonishes Monica for mishandling of the assignment. While Nick is outside comforting his son, Christine drives up in her red Cadillac, Monica's revelation convinced her to return home, thus reuniting the family. In gratitude Christine gives the angel's her car, which Tess gladly accepts.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Wednesday
No results found.
Thursday
No results found.
Friday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Monica is an angel who has just been promoted from Search and Rescue to case work and this is her first assignment.

    9.5
    Monica is told by Tess that her first job is to stay close to a young boy named David who lost his mother and his baby sister in a car crash a year ago. Monica soon learns that David's sister actually died of crib death and that his very much alive mother ran away because she blamed herself for the baby's death.

    Meanwhile, David and his father are both suffering without her and Monica takes it upon herself to find Christine and reunite the family. This she does but messes up enough along the way to make Tess angry with her and have her questioning herself and her ability as a caseworker.

    A terrific opening episode where we saw some special effects which were quite different to those of later seasons. We also saw how the team came into possession of their fantastic red car!moreless
Linda Hart

Linda Hart

Christine Morrow

Guest Star

Wendy Phillips

Wendy Phillips

Ruth Ann Russell

Guest Star

Mark Metcalf

Mark Metcalf

Nick Morrow

Guest Star

Charles Rocket

Charles Rocket

Adam

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

More
Less