Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 21, 1994
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network

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

5x06 Beautiful Dreamer

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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 Harold played by Chris McKenna
Laura 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

Tess: God can make a hero out of you, if you let Him.
Monica: I believe your faith in God a long time ago prepared you to leave this world and meet your Creator. But until that day comes, God wants to reward your faithfulness by giving you some new measure of peace, now.
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.

Mistakes/Goofs

  • 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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