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The Driver
Season 2, Episode 204
Air date October 14, 1995
Written by Glenn Berenbeim
Directed by Tim Van Patten
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  • Guest Star: Vanessa Bell Calloway
  • In this episode, Leo asks Monica if she is married. Her answer is "No" because she is an angel, but Leo was not aware of that whatsoever.


SummaryEdit

When a reporter is asked to cover the hit and run of a baseball star, her guilt overcomes her and she contemplates suicide. When all else fails, Tess sends Monica to help the high-powered reporter to clear up her faults.

Extended PlotEdit

Monica is the new producer for high-powered television reporter Debra Willis. Although her signature tag line is “As my mother always said…” in reality Grace Willis is an icy perfectionist whom Debra could never please while growing up. After hitting a teenager in her car, Debra flees the scene of the accident. Her old buddy, Leo is the detective assigned to investigate the hit-and-run case. When the victim is identified as high school baseball star Bobby Garcia, Debra ends up reporting on her own crime because Mrs. Garcia admires the reporter’s respect for her mother.

While donating blood for Bobby, Debra’s arms reveal the scars from a teenage suicide attempt. As evidence starts to point in her direction, Debra turns to her mother for help but is instead criticized. Feeling she has no other choice, she again considers suicide until Monica reveals herself. Learning that she has the right to be less than perfect, Debra turns herself in to the police and will survive the ordeal with the love and support of her boyfriend, George.