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.

Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Mary Todd Lincoln played by Christine Healy
Calvin played by Mitchah Williams
David Herold played by Chris McKenna
Laura Keane played by Angela Bettis
John Wilkes Booth played by Reg Rogers
Abraham Lincoln played by David Selby
Sam played by Paul Winfield
Edwin M. Stanton played by Jesse Bennett

Episode Quotes

Andrew: What you have done was not ordained by God; what you have done, is murder a human being in cold blood. And yet by the grace of that same God there is still time for you to trade that - shame, for mercy.
Sam: Well, this may not be the most famous building in Washington, D.C. But it might just be the most important.
Tess: One man pulled the trigger, and broke every heart in America.


  • 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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