Sep. 21, 1994
60 min.
CBS TV Network

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Touched by an Angel » Season 5
Touched by an Angel - 05x06 Beautiful Dreamer

5x06 Beautiful Dreamer

First Aired: Oct. 25, 1998 on CBS
Summary: Tess, posing as a schoolteacher, tries to help a child who wants to become a hit man by telling him the story of Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth.

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Episode Quotes

Andrew: It's over?
Sam: For him, yes. But there's still something left to be done. But that requires a different *kind* of angel. [glances aside; Andrew follows his gaze to Lincoln] I know it usually happens right away, but - the Father had a purpose. And he has new work for *you*, Andrew.
Andrew: An Angel of Death? [Sam pats his shoulder and smiles] I'd be honored... Hello, Abraham. My name's Andrew.
Calvin: [quoting Booth] What was the bitter end like?
Tess: Are you sure you wanna know? It might change your career plans.
John Wilkes Booth: You have avenged nothing. You have achieved nothing, except for the wrath of God. And even now God offers you a choice. You can choose - forgiveness, and peace. Or separation from Him, forever.


  • Goof (anachronisms): When Booth and the men in the bar are singing Beautiful Dreamer, they are accompanied by a banjo played in the three finger or "Scruggs" style. This is extremely unlikely, as that style was not popularized until the mid-1940s. It's much more likely it would have been played in a plectrum, or strumming style.
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