"Psalm 151," the 100th episode of the popular series Touched by an Angel
, is a thousand-hankie watching delight. At moments it's overly sentimental and as sweet as treacle, but at the same time the viewer will find it as irresistible as chocolate cake. This episode guest stars Wynonna Judd, who surprisingly has an amazing screen presence, and Celine Dion, who should definitely keep her day job as a singer. It's Monica's (Roma Downey) 100th heavenly assignment with the help of Tess (Della Reese). They've been brought to the house of a terminally ill boy, who has several birthday wishes he wants to fulfill. He has little time left, and needs all of his wishes to happen before he goes, and it's up to our sympathetic angel duo to help the little boy make his final dreams come true.
Also included on this tape is the first episode of the series, "Southbound Bus," which shows Monica's first assignment. Fans of the TV show will enjoy seeing this episode again, as it examines the origin of the characters, and they'll also see, in comparison to the rest of the episodes, how much the characters have grown. Newcomers to the series will have the wonderful opportunity to experience a heavenly introduction to Monica and Tess. The angels' first assignment is to help a rather angry and lost little boy; his mother ran away after her baby died, leaving her little boy and husband behind. The little boy is determined to find his mother again and to bring her home. With the help of Monica and Tess this may just happen. --Samantha Allen-Storey