Touched by an Angel (season 3)

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The third season of the American dramatic television series Touched by an Angel aired CBS from September 15, 1996 through May 18, 1997, spanning 29 episodes. Created by John Masius and produced by Martha Williamson, the series chronicled the cases of two angels, Monica (Roma Downey) and her supervisor Tess (Della Reese), who bring messages from God to various people to help them as they reach a crossroads in their lives. They are frequently joined by Andrew (John Dye), the angel of death. A season set containing all of the episodes of the season was released to Region 1 DVD on August 31, 2004.[1]

The episodes use the song "Walk With You", performed by Reese, as their opening theme.

Episode list[edit]

Series # Episode # Title Director Writer Original Airdate
036 01 "Promised Land" Michael Schultz Martha Williamson September 15, 1996 (1996-09-15)
The angels help the Greene family begin a cross-country trip so that they can help other people along the way.
037 02 "A Joyful Noise" Peter H. Hunt Katherine Ann Jones September 21, 1996 (1996-09-21)

Monica helps a child psychiatrist recover from a traumatic event that is influencing his ability to treat young patients.

Guest Stars: Olympia Dukakis and Dwight Schultz
038 03 "Random Acts" Tim Van Patten R.J. Colleary
Martha Williamson
September 22, 1996 (1996-09-22)

A disillusioned teacher questioning his twenty year career endures a violent encounter with a former student.

Guest Star: John Ritter
039 04 "Sins of the Father" Tim Van Patten Debbie Smith
Danna Doyle
September 29, 1996 (1996-09-29)
Monica interviews a young gangbanger on death row while Andrew tries to prevent his younger brother from following in his footsteps.
040 05 "Written in Dust" Peter Hunt Ken LaZebnik October 6, 1996 (1996-10-06)
An archaeologist gets a surprise visit from his grandfather while on a dig at a Navajo excavation site.
041 06 "Secret Service" Bethany Rooney Kathleen McGhee-Anderson October 13, 1996 (1996-10-13)
Monica poses as a secret service agent and serves as a chief rival to an ambitious female agent.
042 07 "Groundrush" Peter Hunt Burt Pearl October 27, 1996 (1996-10-27)
Monica believes her assignment, the owner of a small aviation company, is innocent when arrested by the FBI.
043 08 "The Sky is Falling" Victor Lobl Glenn Berenbeim November 3, 1996 (1996-11-03)

Monica is hired to attend to a recently widowed senior and they recall the night she and Tess met during the first radio broadcast of Orson Welle's 'The War of the Worlds'.

Guest Star: Estelle Getty
044 09 "Something Blue" Terrence O'Hara Susan Cridland Wick
Jennifer Wharton
November 10, 1996 (1996-11-10)
The angels serve as wedding coordinators and help a young couple face a sobering medical news on their wedding day.
045 10 "Into the Light" Victor Lobl R.J. Colleary November 17, 1996 (1996-11-17)

A man with a heart condition and criminal past has a near-death experience and realizes he must change his ways after befriending a young teen girl with cystic fibrosis.

Guest Star: Kirsten Dunst
046 11 "Homecoming (1)" Peter Hunt Martha Williamson
William Schwartz
November 24, 1996 (1996-11-24)
A female drug-addict and street walker enters a halfway house administered by Tess and turns out to have a connection to the Greene family.
047 12 "The Journalist" Tim Van Patten Ken LaZebnik December 1, 1996 (1996-12-01)
An investigative reporter runs a report on an elderly couple with foster children, but it turns out her information came from a dubious source. Now Monica and Andrew, with angel Sam, must help fix the damage.
048 13 "The Violin Lesson" Peter Hunt Glenn Berenbeim December 22, 1996 (1996-12-22)
The son of a violin maker comes home for Christmas to reveal a devastating secret.
049 14 "Forget me Not" Michael Schultz Burt Pearl January 12, 1997 (1997-01-12)
The angels help a librarian and her daughter deal with the mother's overprotective personality and her difficult medical diagnosis.
050 15 "Smokescreen" Victor Lobl Christine Pettit
Rosanne Welch
January 19, 1997 (1997-01-19)

A lawyer returns home to defend a tobacco company, but when he discovers who he's facing, he must decide what is the right thing to do.

Guest Stars: Kadeem Hardison and Holly Robinson Peete
051 16 "Crisis of Faith" Peter Hunt William Schwartz February 2, 1997 (1997-02-02)

A simple assignment turns into a crisis when a devoted preacher is overwhelmed with guilt after being involved in fatal car accident.

Guest Star: Chad Everett
052 17 "Angel of Death" Tim Van Patten Glenn Berenbeim February 9, 1997 (1997-02-09)
A magician, who calls himself the 'Angel of Death', tries to perform a dangerous trick and is haunted by a tragic memory from his childhood.
053 18 "Clipped Wings" Robert J. Visciglia Jr. R.J. Colleary February 16, 1997 (1997-02-16)

The fallen angel Kathleen returns to ruin Monica's performance evaluation.

Guest Stars: James Earl Jones and Abe Vigoda
054 19 "Amazing Grace (1)" Victor Lobl Martha Williamson February 23, 1997 (1997-02-23)

Tess visits the Greene family to take the eldest son Josh on an assignment.

Guest Stars: Al Jarreau , Lou Gossett Jr. , Jenifer Lewis Lynn Whitfield and Loretta Devine
056 21 "Labor of Love" Jim Johnston Susan Cridland Wick March 9, 1997 (1997-03-09)

A pediatrician surprises her husband on a flight to Paris, but discovers a secret with huge ramifications.

Guest Star: Priscilla Presley.
057 22 "Have You Seen Me?" Stuart Margolin Pamela Redford Russell March 16, 1997 (1997-03-16)
A boy discovers a picture of his younger brother on the back of a milk carton.
058 23 "Last Call" Gene Reynolds Ken LaZebnik March 30, 1997 (1997-03-30)
Monica is tasked to give a miracle to someone in a bar.
059 24 "Missing in Action" Tim Van Patten Rosanne Welch
Christine Pettit
April 13, 1997 (1997-04-13)
Monica transforms into an 80-year old woman and is assigned to an elderly army veteran living in a retirement home.
060 25 "At Risk" Victor Lobl Kathleen McGhee-Anderson April 27, 1997 (1997-04-27)
The angels serve in a work program at a juvenile detention center and try to help a troubled teen.
061 26 "Full Moon" Tim Van Patten Glenn Berenbeim May 4, 1997 (1997-05-04)
A wife and husband deal with the news that her former attacker is about to be paroled from prison.
062 27 "An Angel by Any Other Name" Gabrielle Beaumont Burt Pearl May 10, 1997 (1997-05-10)
A woman is dismayed to learn that three people with Down syndrome move into a group home next door to her. When she tries to evict them however, she discovers a shocking secret about one of them.
063 28 "Inherit the Wind" Michael Schultz R.J. Colleary May 11, 1997 (1997-05-11)

After his father's death, a spoiled son is angered when he learns he must go on a mission before receiving his inheritance. Hoping to show him the meaning of hard work, Monica accompanies him.

Guest Stars: Bill Cosby and Keb "Mo".
064 29 "A Delicate Balance" Tim Van Patten Jennifer Wharton May 18, 1997 (1997-05-18)

The angels try to help a gifted gymnist, who has an overbearing mother who focused more on her then her neglected son, who ends up in a serious situation. The family is also hiding the trauma of losing their father, which has caused them to be despondent.

Guest Star: Nadia Comaneci.


  1. ^ "A Touch of Encouragement Store". CBS Home Entertainment. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 

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