Twice in a Lifetime

Season 1 Episode 22

Sins of Our Father

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 17, 2000 on Ion Television
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Sins of Our Father
17-year old Sam Ryder finds out from a milk carton that someone is looking for him and his sister Angel and wonders if it is their mother. He confronts his father who reiterates his story that his mother was a dangerous drug addict and that he took the kids 12 years ago for their own good. Within a week, he is killed in an accidental shooting.

After seeing that his sister has never been happy or even smiled since she lost her mother, Sam forgoes his trip to heaven and asks Judge Othniel for an opportunity to go back and help her. The judge sends Sam back as a green-haired transfer student in order to convince himself to come clean with Angel and to have the courage to hear the full truth about his parents.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • (on Sam ending a phone call to a child find group before he found out if his mother was still alive)
        Judge Othniel: Well, you hung up before you could know for sure.
        Mr. Jones: Well, you can't consider that a trike against him, can you? I mean, your Honor, thee is a big one that says 'Honor thy Father.'
        Judge Othniel: Oh, one of the biggest. Right up there with 'Honor thy Mother.'

      • (tinkering with a broken clock)
        Judge Othniel: You know, this clock is an absolute mess. But I'm going to fix it if it takes me an eternity. It has the most beautiful chime you've ever heard; so delicate, like the sound of children's laughter. There is no more beautiful sound in the universe than that.

      • (after meeting himself)
        Kirk: I saw it in my face, I was so afraid.
        Mr. Jones: Never helps anything you know.
        Kirk: What?
        Mr. Jones: Fear. Gotta let go of it. Not your friend.

    • NOTES (0)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Robert De Niro
        Refers to the famous American actor, director, and producer.

      • Private Idaho
        Is likely a reference to the 1991 film My Own Private Idaho which was written and directed by Gus Van Sant and starred River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves. The film is loosely based on Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1.