Touched by an Angel (1994) s02e18 Episode Script

Lost and Found

1 Craig, are you okay? Craig, honey, can you hear me? Craig? ( Gasps ) Oh.
You looking for somebody? Uh, yes my son.
He's eight.
He has on a red cowboy hat.
He's been in there for a few minutes.
There's nobody else in there.
Well, sure there is.
Believe me, lady.
There's nobody else in there.
What are you talking about? Craig! ( Screaming ): No! ( Phone ringing ) TESS: Center for Missing Children.
May I help you? Yes, we are.
Yes, Amy Mileo is still missing.
Oh, she would be about seven now.
Are you saying you think you've seen her? What school bus? Oh, Tess Uh-huh.
I never realized.
Where was that? Oh, no, honey, you did the right thing.
Let me connect you with the person in charge of the case.
Ann, line two, the Mileo case.
I can't even imagine which one is my assignment.
They they all need an angel.
And there's been an angel assigned to every case on the outside.
Your work is here on the inside.
MAN: Listen up, everybody.
Frank's got something to say.
I just got a call from St.
Louis PD.
Our lead panned out.
Marcy Goldblatt has been found safe and sound in a van on I-70.
( Cheering ) TESS: That's Frank Champness.
He used to be a great police detective, but he left the force and he works here now as an investigator.
Here's one for our side.
( Cheering ) Now let's make it happen again.
TESS: Frank is a driven man on a job that's never done.
Because there's always another child to find, and the faces of those children haunt him, and that can be very hard on a soul.
And that's where I come in? Well, he's more vulnerable than ever now, and we're here to protect him.
Protect him from what? I don't know yet.
Frank, this is Monica, the new rookie.
Welcome aboard.
Thank you.
Look, I've got to make some calls, so why don't you two go grab a bite and I'll show Monica around when you get back.
Julie will cover for you.
Hello.
How are ya? ( laughing ) Well, good-bye.
Oh, have a great time in Bermuda.
And good luck with that job interview.
Ah, elevators are such a great place for meeting people, Tess.
Why can't they see that? Well, people are suspicious.
They don't know when you're going to steal their money or their car or or Or their souls.
TESS: Speaking of the devil.
Kathleen what's she doing here? TESS: I don't know, baby.
But there's always a fallen angel around the next corner, trying to start trouble for somebody.
You just keep your assignment and let that evil thing go.
♫ When you walk down the road ♫ ♫ Heavy burden, heavy load ♫ ♫ I will rise ♫ ♫ And I will walk with you ♫ ♫ I'll walk with you ♫ ♫ Till the sun don't even shine ♫ ♫ Walk with you ♫ ♫ Every time, I tell you I'll walk with you ♫ ♫ Walk with you ♫ ♫ Believe me, I'll walk with you.
♫ All the volunteers work closely with local law enforcement agencies, as well as the FBI.
We have the advantage because we only do one thing: Find missing kids.
Well, that's what I want to do.
( Yawning ): Oh, boy, excuse me.
Out late last night, huh, partner? New girlfriend.
Ah It's about time you had something besides this.
We work with various online services and maintain a data bank on missing kids.
Within minutes of an abduction, we can fax almost simultaneously to hundreds of police departments across the country.
Don't the police do that? They don't have the capabilities.
We have state-of-the-art equipment here that gives us a leg up.
Uh, Frank, line four.
Don, line five.
Thank you.
( Clears throat ) Andrew? Hey, baby.
Take a look at this.
This is so incredible.
All right, this is a picture of a child that's been missing for about two years, okay? Now obviously he's grown.
So we don't know what he looks like now.
This computer can actually age-progress his photograph to give us an idea of how he looks today.
Wow.
All you do is, you take his photograph, scan it through the computer, along with pictures of his parents, taken at, you know, approximately the same age and and unfortunately it takes forever So Maybe we can hurry this along a little bit.
Wow.
Time's very important around here.
So now you're moonlighting as a computer technician, huh? Andrew? Yes? What are you doing here? It's my shift.
Look at this.
This Ooh, I love computers.
Your shift? Yeah.
You know, this is the toughest assignment that an angel of death can get.
Sitting around here, waiting to get the word.
It's too hard.
But I thought you liked being an angel of death.
Oh, no, I do.
I do.
Sometimes, you know, the getting there But attending the murder of a child So we take shifts.
So how about those computers, huh? Your assignment is on the move.
Computers.
( Scoffs ) Give me a fine quill pen and hand-pressed parchment any day.
How long has he been missing? Okay.
Frontenac Mall? Yeah, I heard you.
We'll be right there.
Wait up, Frank.
If you want to learn, you've got to keep up.
We really got a break here.
Usually, we get all our information secondhand.
Uh, I guess I'll go see what's what.
Are you all right? Yeah, fine.
There's the mother.
How can you tell? FRANK: I've seen that look a thousand times.
White Plains PD.
Brought us in as soon as they got the call.
It's pretty much the way they ran it down on the phone.
The father's on his way.
No indications, really, of a family abduction.
They gave us the okay to talk to the mother.
Let's do it.
Mrs.
Cooper? I'm Don Dudley.
This is Frank Champness and Monica.
We're with the Center for Missing Children.
Oh, my God.
He's really gone, isn't he? Mrs.
Cooper, are you up for answering some hard questions? Yes, I think I am.
Did you see the janitor go in? Yes.
Did you see anyone else go in? I don't know.
People were coming and going.
I wasn't watching.
I was just waiting.
It's my fault, isn't it? No.
It happens in malls all across the country.
Don't blame yourself or you won't be any help.
Do you have a recent photograph of Greg? We just picked some up this morning.
This will be fine.
Call me anytime, day or night.
I'm going to find your son, Mrs.
Cooper.
That's a promise.
REPORTER: Three-year-old Brian Grayson disappeared two weeks ago.
REPORTER 2: Investigators have failed to locate the three-year-old Grayson child, who was abducted from the REPORTER: It's been ten years since Brian Grayson was last seen here So you two worked so well together, you decided to become partners? Please, enough already.
You've got my whole life story.
Here.
Take these forms and get them copied and get them to a case manager, okay? All right.
I'll be right back.
Can I get a word? What the hell's going on with you? What? Making a promise? What are you going to do if you can't make good on it? I will.
Oh, you will? I see.
And where does the center fit in? We walked away without getting half the information we need.
Back off, man.
Just back off.
Something's going on with him.
He never drops the ball.
Maybe that's why he can't keep his mind on the job.
But who can blame him? That's the new girlfriend.
Tell my man his angel's here.
Kathleen is Frank's new girlfriend? I know, baby.
The battle just took a turn for the worse.
Well, Miss Monica, we meet again.
Kathleen, I wish I could say I was happy to see you.
Somebody's happy to see me.
( Frank laughs ) Hi.
Hi.
Look.
This is exactly like the rug my grandfather had.
How did you find this? KATHLEEN: Well, I remembered how you described it, and when I saw it in the window, I just had to get it for you.
Do you like it? This is the nicest thing anybody's ever done for me.
Let's go see how it looks in your place.
MONICA: Um, excuse me, Frank.
I still have some questions about Haven't you had enough of this depressing job for one day? We just found a child this morning in St.
Louis.
I think that's inspiring.
And I bet you got 17 calls about missing children since lunch.
Am I right? How many, Tess? ( laughs ) Isn't she amazing? I think maybe you're psychic or something.
( laughs ) Uh, Frank, you were going to show me how to use the database.
But it's 6:00.
Look, we just got a new case.
The trail is still hot.
Go.
What do you mean, go? I mean go.
I'll cover tonight.
Get your head on straight.
You take the first shift in the morning.
Let's go.
( Both laughing ) DON: Come on, rookie.
This won't take long.
The computer almost runs itself.
Mm.
Talk about going to the devil.
I can't believe it.
Happens every day.
Where do you think we ought to put it? In front of the couch, silly.
That new girl, Monica She's very pretty.
Uh-huh.
She has a crush on you, you know.
What are you talking about? Women have radar.
We know these things.
It's obvious the way she follows you around.
The way she looks at you.
She didn't even want you to leave tonight.
No way.
We just met.
I've seen this before, Frank.
She'll happen to get assigned to all your cases.
Start doing little things for you.
Making excuses for coming to your door.
And then when you don't give her the attention she wants, she starts throwing little tantrums and Oh, that's nice.
Undermining you on the job.
And then the whole office is falling apart.
You know, I think you're starting to get a little jealous.
I'm thinking of you.
Not me.
Besides, she can't cook you a dinner like I can.
Why don't you go take a hot shower, relax? I'll start cooking.
You're too good to be true.
( Grunts ) Too good to be true.
( Doorbell rings ) The water is taking longer and longer to heat up.
( Doorbell rings ) Monica? Hello.
I'm really sorry to bother you, but we can't find that photograph of Craig Cooper.
You know, the one his mother gave you.
I, um I think you put it in your jacket pocket.
Oh, and, uh, I found this outside the door.
I guess you must have dropped it.
Wow.
It's from the IRS.
Hmm.
Thank you.
Come on in.
Here you go.
Look, you didn't have to come over yourself.
We've got runners to do that type of thing.
Oh, I don't mind.
( laughs ): Well, I, uh I suppose I should be going.
Suppose you should.
I'll see you tomorrow.
Thank you.
Gee, she showed up sooner than I thought.
Don't say I didn't warn you.
Every chance she gets, she does something to try to hurt Frank, even if he doesn't know it.
I just don't understand why she does it.
It makes no sense.
Trying to make sense out of evil will only give you a headache, Miss Wings.
Evil is for evil's sake, period.
Its goal is chaos and destruction.
ANDREW: Well, all I know is you cannot let Frank Champness get pulled down.
I can't tell you how many times I've been standing by, ready to go, and Frank just gets there, just in time.
I don't know how he does it.
Sure you do.
The miracle is there's no more evil in the world than there is.
Mmm, mmm.
Chicken paprikash.
Pumpernickel bread, Greek salad.
All my favorites.
Maybe you are psychic.
Frank, I want to apologize for snooping earlier.
I overreacted.
No, I shouldn't have done it, and well, I just feel so comfortable with you.
I don't want to keep any secrets from you.
But I understand if there are things that No.
It's hard for me to let anyone get close.
Now, I guess I figured that love just wasn't in the cards for me.
But I wasn't counting on you.
( Sighs ): I started keeping a scrapbook when I first was assigned to Missing Children.
There's so many of them.
Sometimes we find them before anything bad can happen, and sometimes we don't.
So, I started cutting the articles out of the paper and pasting them in this book.
Successes and failures.
Hmm.
Then I never look at 'em again.
I guess it's like I'm cutting the darkness out of me and locking it away.
Mm.
The things you've seen.
The horrors these children have endured.
The guilt you must feel when you're too late.
I really worry about you, Frank.
You need some rest, though.
I'm going to go clean the kitchen and go home.
No.
I want you to go straight to bed and get some sleep.
It feels good having someone looking after me.
That's what I'm here for.
( Thunder crashing ) ( clanging ) FRANK: If only I would have gotten here sooner.
( yells ) ( panting ) ( knocking ) Yeah, yeah, I'm coming.
( Ticking ) This better be Are you all right, baby? Fine.
Why? I-I, um I had a premonition.
It was cold and dark.
There were bodies.
I-I thought it might have something to do with you.
It did.
Come in.
I feel a little foolish waking you up so early.
Please don't.
I was glad to get out of that dream.
Besides, you know, I can get to the office a little early.
It's amazing that my little premonition was about a dream you were actually having.
I guess we have a real connection.
I guess we do.
And since that one was so on target What? I see this bright red.
If you see bright red today, you should reach out and grab it.
I'm supposed to grab bright red? If you don't, something terrible will happen.
And there's something else.
You know that little boy? I see him with animals.
Animals? Mm.
What kind of animals? Lions, tigers, bears.
Oh, my.
( Chuckles ) ( panting ) Oh! Oh! ( Panting ) Something red.
She did it again.
Oh, good morning.
Good morning.
Good morning.
Lions, tigers and bears.
The circus.
Monica, I just got a lead on the Cooper kid.
I'm going to check it out.
Well, I'll go with you.
No, no, no.
I need you here.
Page me if anything comes up.
( Phone rings ) WOMAN: Center for Missing Children.
( elevator bell dings ) TESS: Where have you been? Following my lead.
Well, we got a call from somebody who said that they saw Craig Cooper downtown.
Well, why didn't you page me? We tried to, 11 times.
So I finally woke Don from a dead sleep and sent him instead.
( Phone rings ) Hello, Center for Missing Children.
Uh, yes, Don.
What happened? ( Sighs ) All right.
Yes, all right, I'll tell him.
( Sighs ) Don didn't get there in time.
They found Craig's cowboy hat, but nothing else.
KATHLEEN: You can't find them all, Frank.
I, uh, I've been looking all over for you.
Look, Monica, I know a lot of women come to this city expecting to meet the right guy, but this isn't the time, and I'm not that guy.
Meet a guy? Oh.
Oh, no, that's not why I'm here.
I have all the love I need in my life.
I'm here, Frank, because I respect you and the work that you do.
Well, lately, I haven't done anything that deserves respect.
Now, you mustn't blame yourself.
Oh, mustn't I? Well, who should I blame You? Don? Well, if you must lay blame, then blame the evil.
It's not you who loses them, but evil who takes them.
"Evil"? Like Satan, like the devil? Yes, he exists.
And he's working every day of every month of every year to destroy what is good in this world.
Look, Monica, I know you mean well.
But I don't believe in evil.
I believe in evil people, but evil as some intelligent force? Uh-uh.
Bottom line: Craig Cooper is missing because I screwed up.
I can't believe this is happening again.
Again? Brian Grayson.
Three years old, and already a Brewers fan.
He disappeared in a mall in Milwaukee.
I was a rookie cop.
I had this idea of being a hero Finding Brian, and personally placing him in his mother's arms.
So, I held out.
I got two leads, but instead of giving one to another cop who could follow up, I tried to cover them both myself.
The first lead didn't pan out.
By the time I got around to the second one, it was too late.
Brian was gone.
15 years later, I'm still looking for him.
Evil? If evil does exist, it's not some outside force.
It's inside me.
No, Frank.
That's not true.
( Girl sobbing ) ( sobbing continues ) ( sobbing continues ) Please, Frank, help me! ( sobbing ) MAN: Hello.
Are you an angel? Yes, I am.
I prayed for you to come.
I know.
God heard you, and He sent me.
I miss my mommy and daddy.
I know you do, honey.
And they really miss you, too.
And someday, you'll all be together again in a new home.
But you get to go there first.
Here we go.
You can't have him.
And who's going to stop me? You have rules to play by, Monica.
Angels must not interfere with a human's free will.
Well, I don't play by the rules.
His will is already mine.
You've already lost.
It's not me you're fighting, Kathleen.
It's God.
And I don't think I'd count Him out just yet, if I were you.
May I help you? No.
I mean, I You trying to make up your mind whether to go upstairs or not? How did you know? Oh, I know a lot of things.
I know that you're the janitor from the mall.
And you think you might be able to help find that missing boy.
I don't know.
I feel kind of dumb.
What if, what if I'm wrong? "If" is the saddest word in the history of language.
For instance If I had gone down to those detectives, and told them what I know, could that little boy have been saved? You hang onto that "if" long enough, it can eat a hole right into your heart.
But let it go.
Tell people what you know, whether it sounds dumb or not, and then that little word has no more power over you.
It's up to you.
I guess I'll go up.
I'll go with you.
And so the guy asks, "You ever meet a real cowboy?" in this really quiet voice.
I should have known what was going on.
There's no way you could have known that, Ryan.
I just wish that I remembered sooner.
A lot of people recall details later.
What's important is that you're here now.
So, you didn't see the guy's face? No, sir.
Okay, well, thank you.
If you remember anything else, give us a call.
He did that.
Did what? That thing she just did.
It was a woman.
Dressed like a man.
Was there anything else? Anything at all that was unusual No matter how small? Well, there were some tags in the trash, like, from new clothes, I don't know.
I figured it was probably shoplifters, or something.
Do you remember what store they were from? Kelly's Men's Store.
They have this little shamrock on their tags.
I'm on it.
You did real good.
Yeah.
Hello? FRANK: Check over here.
Craig! CRAIG: I'm in here! Craig! We'll have you out in a minute, Craig.
Hold this.
Evelyn is on the way.
You've been a very good boy.
Your mom's going to be here soon.
So, we found him, Tess.
And the police have already caught the lady kidnapper.
Oh, that was no lady, angel girl.
It's funny, I'm surprised it wasn't Kathleen.
Oh, no, no.
That's not her style.
She's more interested in the bigger picture.
Craig! Mommy! ( Sobbing softly ) Oh, thank you! Oh, God, thank you.
Hey, puppy.
See you around.
Oh, my God.
Brian Grayson, three years old, and already a Brewers fan.
( echo ): Brewers fan.
I had this idea of being a hero.
( echo ): Hero.
15 years later, I'm still looking for him.
( echoing ): I'm still looking for him still looking for him.
Frank, what's wrong? You look like you've seen a ghost.
Somebody broke into my apartment.
No, don't.
No! The place was a mess.
I'm telling you the place was a mess.
I'm really worried about you, Frank.
What is wrong with this thing? Dudley, I need to So, there are just five more numbers here that we really should Who do you think you are? You just couldn't leave well enough alone, could you? I told you I made a mistake, and you had to spread it around, didn't you? Kathleen warned me about you.
She warned you about me? But it's Kathleen you should be Just stay away from me, lady.
You got a real problem.
Lay off, Frank.
If anybody's got a problem, it's you.
Oh, so now you're investigating me? What? If you didn't trust me, you should have come to me instead of going behind my back.
As of right now, our partnership is over.
What's the matter with you?! Why won't you help me, Frank? It's all your fault.
Find me, Frank.
It's all your fault, Frank.
It's all your fault, Frank.
What's that face on you, baby? I should have gone after him.
Well, Kathleen is working Frank over pretty good.
But you cannot make a man pull back unless he wants to.
So when she's pushed him too far, he'll be ready for a little backup.
And you just be ready.
Hey.
Rough day in angel world? ( Sighs ): Frank needs help.
But Tess wants me to wait.
I can't just sit here and do nothing if Frank's in trouble.
So what's that? An unsolved case of Frank's.
He thinks that he made a mistake and that's why the wee boy was never found.
He's been tortured by it for years.
Wait.
Stop the presses.
Let me tell you what.
You go get me the old case file on this.
And remember, family photographs help.
Andrew, I don't know about this.
Tess doesn't want me to do anything until Frank is ready.
Yeah? Well I'm doing something.
No, I'm doing something.
You're watching.
You're always like this.
All right, here we go.
You know this is going to be a long shot, don't you? I mean this child's been missing for more than 15 years.
( Computer beeps ) Does that help? RADIO: Brian Grayson was first reported missing in 1980 and has not been seen since, and it is generally known that it is all Frank's fault.
Frank, it's your fault.
It's all your fault.
GIRL: It's all your fault, Frank.
It's your fault.
It's all your fault, Frank.
It's your fault.
It's all your fault, Frank.
It's your fault.
It's all your fault, Frank.
It's your fault.
It's all your fault, Frank.
( Voices overlapping ) It's all your fault, Frank.
( Children pleading ) Help me.
Help me, Frank.
It's your fault.
It's all your fault, Frank.
It's all your fault, Frank.
Help me, Frank.
It's all your fault.
It's all your fault.
It's all your fault.
It's your fault.
It's all your fault.
It's your fault.
It's all your fault, Frank.
It's all your fault, Frank.
It's all your fault.
It's all your fault.
It's all your fault.
It's your fault.
It's all your fault.
( voices overlapping ) Stop.
( Voices quiet down ) ( sobs softly ) God, please.
Help me.
Monica? I am an angel sent by God to help you.
An angel? My God.
She's just your hallucination, Frank.
Your job has finally pushed you over the edge.
Kathleen? I am an angel.
I care about you, Frank.
And you can't take the pressure of this job anymore.
You've done enough good deeds for one lifetime.
It's time to take care of yourself.
What a perfect plan.
To destroy a man who repairs broken families.
I don't believe this is happening.
It's not.
You're losing your mind.
No, you're fighting for your soul, Frank.
Right here.
Think.
When did all these terrible things start happening to you? When did the nightmares begin? No.
Kathleen loves me.
No, Kathleen has shown you a poor imitation of love, but if you look at her with the light of God, then you will see her for what she truly is.
Oh, come on.
Don't be ridiculous.
Look at her, Frank.
You can't find them all, Frank.
And they will pay for your mistakes.
Don't listen to her.
The pain, the terror of those children will be on your shoulders.
God has abandoned them.
No, never.
I'm telling you the truth.
She's telling you lies, Frank.
God, please help me.
Who's telling the truth? Come on, baby.
You said so yourself.
I'm too good to To be true.
Get out.
What was she? She used to be an angel, but she traded the power of love for the love of power, but her power over you has just been broken.
That was close.
She almost stopped you from doing what you were born to do, Frank: To save the children.
I don't I don't save them.
I want to win every time.
God doesn't expect you to win every time, Frank.
He loves you.
And you should use that love to give you the strength to keep going.
What about the children? Some of them you will carry back home in your arms.
And the others, He will carry home in His.
Trust Him.
And let go of anyone or anything that tries to hold you back.
The boy you've been looking for Brian He's alive.
And look who he grew up to be.
Thank you.
Yes, ma'am.
He said he's been fascinated with shopping malls ever since he can remember.
I guess now we know why.
Well, he looks just like your Brian, only 15 years older.
No, no.
Don't thank me.
We work as a team here.
Okay.
Your mother wants to speak to you.
Hello? I do.
I do remember.
No, they just told me you were a dream.
I love you, too Mom.
I always did.
Let's give him some privacy.
It's good to have you back, partner.
It's good to be back.
I want to thank you.
I'm not sure why, but something tells me you had a hand in all this.
Back to work.
I don't know what to say.
Just never lose hope.
There's always a battle going on that you can't see.
We lose our children to something more terrible than bad luck and it isn't luck that saves them.
TESS: I have only one question.
I told you.
Where did this grownup picture of Brian come from? Oh, um well, Tess, you see.
I cannot tell a lie.
I did help Andrew to make it even though you told me to do nothing, but Andrew.
Good thinking.
What? Put that time to good use.
Well, you know, it's a team effort.