Dan Gordon — Writer
Jonathan and Mark take jobs working in a local area boxing ring. The owner's grandson, Joey, has a good shot at the local championship fight against the leader of the gang causing the problems. Joey wants to win so that he can give the kids in the neighborhood an honest example to live up to, hopefully to prevent at least a few of them from joining the gangs.
In order to ensure his victory, Thumper (the gang leader), kidnaps Joey's grandfather. Joey feels that his hands are tied and he has no choice but to throw the fight. Mark tries to tough talk the gang, figuring on Jonathan's angelic powers to kick their collective ass, but God doesn't see fit to grant Mark's wish and Jonathan gets beat up. He doesn't have any marks to show for the beating, but Jonathan is obviously pretty irritated with Mark over the incident, and can't figure out what he's supposed to do if God won't let him take the direct approach.Read More
One day, while showing off for some friends by riding his skateboard and hanging on to his friend's speeding car, another car comes around a blind corner from the opposite direction and is not able to swerve out of the way in time to avoid hitting Deke. The next time we see the young man, he is in the hospital where both of his legs have had to be amputated below the knee. Feeling bitter and resentful toward everyone, Deke drives away everyone who tries to visit with him. He seems intent on simply sulking and bemoaning his fate until the day he dies. Fortunately, this is where Jonathan steps in to help. He has taken the job of physical therapist at the hospital, but it's easy to see that it's really Deke's mental and emotional state that he's there to work on. With the willing help of a quadriplegic patient named Scotty, a shy fellow student named Eleanor, and a young gymnast who is the boy who crippled Deke, Jonathan sets out to restore Deke's faith in himself.Read More
One day, while showing off for some friends by riding his skateboard and hanging on to his friend's speeding car, another car comes around a blind corner from the opposite direction and is not able to swerve out of the way in time to avoid hitting Deke. The next time we see the young man, he is in the hospital where both of his legs have had to be amputated below the knee. Feeling bitter and resentful toward everyone, Deke drives away everyone who tries to visit with him. He seems intent on simply sulking and bemoaning his fate until the day he dies. Fortunately, this is where Jonathan steps in to help. He has taken the job of physical therapist at the hospital, but it's easy to see that it's really Deke's mental and emotional state that he's there to work on. With the willing help of a quadriplegic patient named Scotty, a shy fellow student named Eleanor, and a young gymnast (Bart Connor) who is the boy who crippled Deke, Jonathan sets out to restore Deke's faith in himself.
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Jonathan and Mark have started their assignment by meeting with one of the people that Crock Jr. wants to bulldoze, a sweet middle-aged lady named Gwen,who runs a veterinary clinic. Jonathan convinces Gwen to go with him to plead her case before Mr. Crock. Poor Gwen is nearly scared out of her wits when she meets 'King Arthur' and is ranted at for being an invader to his realm. Jonathan very smoothly convinces the man that he is a humble subject of the realm who has accompanied the Lady Guinevere, who wishes to petition her liege. The king promptly knights Jonathan and accepts the petition, stunning the lady again by offering his loving heart to her.Read More
Martin Lamm is waiting to hear that his script will become a movie, checking with the front desk clerk frequently to see if any mail has arrived for him. None ever does.
Martin's friend, Joey,nails a poster on a pole asking for an ""angel"" in the sense Martin needs one: someone with the money to help him turn his script into a movie. Jonathan and Mark respond to the poster, not knowing what kind of angel Joey is looking for.
While Jonathan and Mark are finding out what kind of angel Joey is looking for, a man named Petros arrives with the poster in his hand. He loves the script and and wants to make the movie. Petros at first scoffs at Martin's idea of using people from the neighborhood as actors in the movie, but Jonathan suggests they might find a star among the amateurs, save money and help people at the same time.Read More
Brian Baldwin learns that his hopes of being a college basketball star are dashed when he is diagnosed with cardiac insufficiency. Now he must face another challenge the challenge is that he cannot read. He tries to hide that fact but doesn't hide it very well.Read More
In the conclusion of a two-part story, wealthy horse breeder Mr. Armstrong (Stephen Elliott) is still dead set against the romance between his playboy son Garth (John Hammond) and the daughter of Armstrong's head trainer MacGill (Noble Willingham). It is up to angel-in-training Jonathan Smith (Michael Landon) to smooth out the course (or in this case, the bridal path) of true love. Complications ensue when the young couple elopes -- with Garth unaware that his sweetheart is suffering from cancerRead More
Mark asks God to make Jonathan a cop for while. After 40 years Jonathan becomes human only to realize only to realize the harsh realities of being a policeman. Also Jonathan helps a police officer rid himself of his guilt after shooting a teenager while the teenager had an empty gun.
When the police officer holds people hostage the father of the slain teenager tells why there were no bullets in see the gun his son was carrying.Read More
Mark runs over a girl and overwrought with guilt, he is approached by a man named Jabez Stone, who offers to let the girl live if Mark gives his boss, the Devil, his soul. Mark signs a contract thinking that it's a con or something. But when the girl lives Mark turns to Jonathan but Jonathan says that there are rules about interefering with another entity even if it's the Devil. Mark's only hope is for them to get the contract. Jonathan enlists the aid of a grifter named C.J. Barabbas to help them. Only problem C.J.'s amoral. Now he approaches Stone and tells him of what Jonathan is planning, on the night that Stone's boss is suppose to take possession of Mark, Jonathan puts his plan in action but is caught and arrested. And Stone has the contract and his boss arrives and they go to Mark and when Stone opens the contract he is shocked to discover it isn't the contract. It seems that Barabbas' duplicity was all part of the plan. Jonathan who has the real contract, then destroys it savinRead More
After he and Jonathon are assigned to protect the famous actress Linda Blackwell, Mark and the actress switch bodies to see what the other has to go through. Sam Quigley is an old friend of Mark who likes Linda, but is afraid to tell her. When Mark and Linda switch bodies, Sam isn't sure that Linda is the Linda he likes.Read More
A man's son has been MIA in Vietnam since 1968. When his remains are found, no one in his town comes to his funeral. He then tries to establish a scholarship in his son's name but the people who don't want to be reminded of the war, don't want to be a part of it. But Jonathan invades their dreams and reminds them of how much his son has done for them, like the man whose place he took in the draft and he didn't have to, the son of the town banker whose life he saved, and so on. After the scholarship for his son is established, Jonathan tells him that it's time for him to thank God, so Jonathan places him in an old bomber plane and it takes off, with Jonathan with him. Along the way Jonathan vanishes and his son appears and they go on together.Read More
Jonathan and Mark taken interest in Todd who has no desire to be in Special Olympics because he feels he can't do anything. Tries to convince Todd to get into Special Olympics to prove to himself that he can do things.
Scotty and Diane learn whether they can have children or if they will have to adopt children. Diane learns her fate and it decides to adopt children but Scotty is against adoption because he wants to have a baby that looks like him and can run and play.Read More
Now that Diane and Scotty want to have children they decided to adopt Todd but learn that his natural parents don't want anyone to adopt him. Todd's natural parents were told some years ago that they had to put him out for adoption because he his handicapped.Read More
Jonathan informs a man, Mr. Clancy that his son who died in Vietnam fathered a child. Now he is still hurting over losing his son, that he doesn't want them. But nevetheless brings them over. Now the boy is being shook down by some bullies who want his lunch money. Now the man's anger reaches it's boiling point and he throws them out. Jonathan then informs him of what his grandson has been going through. He goes out there to tell them to stop shaking him down. They try to rough them up but Jonathan gives a little bit of power to fight back. Later the man and his grandson finally reconcile.Read More
When a major fire threatens a neighborhood, Jonathan and Mark (in the guise of priests) re-open an abandoned church as a shelter, and one of the people who take shelter there is a hustler also disguised as a priest who has found a briefcase containing $1 million and needs a place to hide from the hoods who lost itRead More
James Earl Jones stars as Gabe Wilson, an old friend of Mark's and down-and-out jazz pianist who tries to re-build his life after suffering a heart attack.
Gabe reconnects with an old flame named Ellie, a God-fearing widow who is having problems trying to relate to her daughter, Vanessa, the vocalist in a rock band. When Gabe tries to encourage Vanessa to pursue her dreams, he unwittingly strains the not-so-harmonious mother-daughter relationship even more.
After Vanessa runs away without leaving a note, Ellie lashes out at Gabe, telling him that God made him blind to make him pay for his sins (he had become blind after a drunk driver struck his vehicle years earlier).
It is up to Jonathan to reunite Ellie and Vanessa and set them both straight.Read More
Birdy Belker a mystery writer gets to meet the man of her dreams. She meets Roger bolt who was slain in 1968. Jonathan grants birdy's wish to actually meet the man she writes about. She said learns that meeting the man she writes about isn't all it's cracked up to be.Read More
Jonathan and Mark's latest assignment is R.R. Benson, a cold and heartless businessman, who is polluting the oceans, maintains apartments which are below living standards, just to name a few. When he proved to be a tough nut to crack, Jonathan decides to take the direct approach and reveal to Benson that he is an angel and at the rate he is going he won't make it to heaven. But Benson is still unmoved, and the last thing Jonathan tells him is to read the Bible. That while sleeping a burglar breaks into Benson's home and shoots him. Benson runs into Jonathan asking him what happened, Jonathan shows him that he is a spirit and that he died. Jonathan shows him exactly the kind of life that he's been leading and how it affects others, and how people really feel about him like his girlfriend, who has another guy and who is planning a palimony suit. Jonathan then takes him back to his office and tells him that his ""boss"" is giving him the opportunity to relive the final week of his life. HeRead More
It's Christmas time and Jonathan and Mark's latest assignment is to try and get two divorce parents who are still bickering and using their son as pawn against each other to stop and start being parents. They go and work for the father who is a lawyer. They bring their son to a department store and there the new store Santa is upset at the store for promoting toy guns, and when the boy tells Santa what he wants, he tells him that he can't be sure if he can give that. Later the store throws him out cause of his bellowing. He later goes back and is arrested, Jonathan offers to defend him, and the boys father sees this as an opportunity to get back at his wife who is the store's counsel. While in jail the Santa manages to lift the spirits of some of the people he meets there including one of the guards. Mark thinking that if he really is, ""the Claus"", why doesn't he just whisk himself out of here. But saying that it would not be a good message for the children says he won't, they will havRead More