|"And we know that in all things God
works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose."
~~ Romans 8:28, NIV
Welcome to one of those oddly timed newsletters that come out
mid-week because I got thrown off schedule. ;-) I
expect to send the next one on August 11th and then be back at
our usual every other Sunday pattern but for now... bring on the
Back in JABB 382, I listed reasons to be glad that Season 8 of Touched
was headed to DVD. Well, now, it's here! So you'll
find reasons others are looking forward to watching the DVDs
below. But since I pretty much already did that with my own
reasons, I wanted to do something else. The challenge is
this... imagine you could say only one sentence to Andrew during
or after the events of each Season 8 episode. What would you
say? Below are my choices (unless otherwise noted). If
you would like yours added here, please email me and I'll be happy
to add em between now and the next newsletter. It could be
sweet, serious, or just plain swoony. So...
Holy of Holies
"You are now officially my second favorite guy to have gone
hiking around Jerusalem!"
The Perfect Game
"Please, please, please tell me about how ya got your baseball
The Birthday Present
"Ecclesiastes never sounded so good."
"Ya wanna dance?"
From Nicole T.:
"So, Andrew, since your mind just doesn't automatically go to
spike heels and lip gloss when thinking of angels, is it bad
that mine goes to leather jackets and toolbelts?" ;)
"I am so sorry this hurts you... but I'm so glad you were
Famous Last Words
"You are NOT and never will be a 'lousy angel' no matter what
that man says!"
Most Likely To Succeed
"You were one of my favorite parts of high
"I would definitely rather cuddle up to you in that lovely, soft
sweater than rave with that dude wearing alien antennae..."
When Sunny Gets Blue
"You're not anonymous
to me and never will be."
A Winter Carol
The Last Chapter
"Hullo, Dr. McLoveliness!"
"YOU are beautiful."
The Blue Angel
"I'd still love ya even if you were a
Secrets and Lies
"Finally... a reason to love bangs."
The Princeless Bride
"Exactly what are you trying to do to me
with a green sweater AND a leather jacket!?!"
Hello, I Love You
"Hello, I love you."
Minute by Minute
The Bells of St. Peters
"So... you're, like, totally way better looking than the angels
in that painting."
The Impossible Dream
"So glad you have that pocket watch from your Daddy..."
For All The Tea in China
"Where are you!?!"
"I love you, I love you, I love you..."
Cindy's Favorite Season 8
Episodes and Why
(in no particular
Chutzpah- I'm fascinated with the
Holy of Holies- I love the Indy Jones theme and, this was
also the very last episode I watched *before* I found out that
John had passed away. I literally watched this episode then got
on the internet and went to the John Dye Homepage to see if it
had been updated...and it had...only, not the way I was hoping.
Most Likely to Succeed- For no particular reason just the
story line...thought John looked great too...
A Winter Carol- I like how they dealt with 9/11.
Minute by Minute- Very powerful episode and I really liked
how Andrew dealt with his assignment.
Heaven's Portal- I thought Gloria was adorable, and I like
John's look and how Andrew treated Gloria-kinda stern but
Ship in a Bottle- I thought this was a powerful episode
The Princeless Bride- Again John looked great! And,
it helped me to put the 'dream wedding' idea to rest for good.
For All the Tea in China- Love Angela Lansbury and I
really liked the theme. John wasn't in it enough, tho.
Angels Anonymous- I loved that story line
Manhunt- One of my all time favorites I have to
watch this one when I get to feeling sorry for myself concerning
marriage. It helps me get my thoughts back into perspective.
Famous Last Words- I've always thought this was a powerful
episode and that John had a very strong part in it. I love
how he played Andrew's part.
The Birthday Present- Very powerful ep but, hard for me to
watch due to the child abuse element.
The Perfect Game- I like the 'flashback' episodes
especially if they deal with real historical issues.
When Sunny Gets Blue- Also a powerful episode concerning
The Impossible Dream- A powerful episode as well and hits
close to home about being afraid to pursue dreams.
Then my NOT like list:
Forever Young- At first I didn't like it because of the
abuse of the young girl...just hits too close to home for me as
a teacher. But, then, watching the family suffer after her
loss...that is hard for me to watch as well, cuz I've gone
through that too much lately too...and felt like I was on the
brink of losing it. So, powerful, but, it's one of my least
liked eps out of all the seasons.
from Nicole T.:
I'm looking forward to being able to watch "A Winter Carol",
one of the only 2 TBAA episodes I've never seen (along with
The Christmas Watch)! And, of course, being able to watch the
full episodes and not having any cut scenes!
This newsletter is dedicated to John for
bringing such beauty to his portrayal of Andrew in all his
seasons. Somehow 7.5 seasons was all at once not
enough and just perfect. May he know how much those
years prepared so many of us for the life to come and the
life that is now.
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