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Saving Grace Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

13 Episodes 2007 - 2007

Grace Hanadarko (Holly Hunter) is a hard-living, self-destructive detective in Oklahoma City who begins a gradual spiritual awakening in the first season of this gritty crime drama. In the opener, she's involved in a drunken-driving accident that leads to an encounter with a tobacco-spitting angel named Earl (Leon Rippy). Throughout the season, Grace's department and police examiner Rhetta Rodriguez (Laura San Giacomo), who is Grace's best friend, investigate various major crimes, while Grace deals with her family's connection to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and accepting Earl's guidance.

Episode 1


Mon, Jul 23, 2007 60 mins

Grace launches an investigation when a 10-year-old girl vanishes. Elsewhere, the hard-living, self-destructive detective's spiritual awakening begins, as do her encounters with an angel, when she's involved in a fatal drunken-driving accident.

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Episode 2

Bring It On, Earl

Mon, Jul 30, 2007 60 mins

Grace and the team investigate the murder of an oilman, using Lt. Yukon's troubled brother as an informant. Meanwhile, Grace sets out to prove her mettle by challenging angelic Earl to a wrestling match; and Ham discovers Grace's romantic past with Butch.

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Episode 3

Bless Me Father, for I Have Sinned

Mon, Aug 6, 2007 60 mins

A maid materializes as the prime suspect in the murder of a manager of a seedy hotel. But religious and political complications ensue when a local priest offers her a safe haven via the right of sanctuary. Meanwhile, Grace gradually comes to accept the recurring presence of the angel Earl in her life.

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Episode 4

Keep Your Damn Wings off My Nephew

Mon, Aug 13, 2007 60 mins

Grace must protect a devoutly religious young man (Marshall Allman) who is the only witness to a murder and is set to testify at trial. The case becomes more complicated when vicious death threats hound the witness, prompting Grace to bring him into her home. Meanwhile, Grace has unsettling visions involving her nephew Clay (Dylan Minnette).

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Episode 5

Would You Want Me to Tell You?

Mon, Aug 20, 2007 60 mins

Grace's team combs for clues in the vanishing of a bull statue. Among the suspects: a testy ex-wife, a peeved artist and an employee who was injured during the statue's installation. Meanwhile, Grace's eccentric aunt (Frances Fisher) arrives for a salute to Grace's father, a hero during the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Betty Hanadarko: Jessica Walter.

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Episode 6

And You Wonder Why I Lie

Mon, Aug 27, 2007 60 mins

Grace investigates an ever-twisting case involving the slaying of a reporter who was working undercover as a prostitute. Elsewhere, Earl confronts Grace about her chronic lying---something that could even jeopardize her friendship with Rhetta.

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Episode 7

Yeehaw, Geepaw

Mon, Sep 3, 2007 60 mins

Grace heads an investigation when a body is discovered in a shallow grave in an apparent Native American burial ritual. She seeks insight from her Native American grandfather (August Schellenberg), but grows concerned when he displays signs of Alzheimer's disease.

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Episode 8

Everything's Got a Shelf Life

Mon, Sep 10, 2007 60 mins

The squad's effort to hunt down a killer results in the death of a well-regarded policeman, a tragic turn-of-events that causes Grace and her colleagues to confront their own mortality issues. Meanwhile, death-row inmate Leon, granted time with his son, mulls over the boy's possible adoption by the mother's new boyfriend.

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Episode 9

A Language of Angels

Mon, Sep 17, 2007 60 mins

A case turns personal for Grace when the murder of a young woman is chillingly reminiscent of a crime 11 years earlier. Meanwhile, Rhetta continues her quest to learn more about the otherworldly Earl by collecting physical items the angel leaves behind. This is the final new episode until early 2008.

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Episode 10

It's Better When I Can See You

Mon, Dec 3, 2007 60 mins

Grace investigates a possible negligent homicide involving a bus accident that resulted in the deaths of three children, but the case takes a backseat when multiple tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma City. Stormy Grace serves as a first responder during the crisis and helps a trapped twister victim (Mary Kay Place), who's aptly named Dorothy. Meanwhile, Rhetta gets trapped in the morgue; and Leon considers becoming a Muslim.

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Episode 11

This Is Way Too Normal for You

Mon, Dec 10, 2007 60 mins

Grace's investigation of a deadly drive-in robbery swirls around a man with Down syndrome and a home for the mentally challenged. Elsewhere, a romance blooms between Grace and the atheistic son of her voyeuristic neighbor.

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Episode 12

Is There a Scarlet Letter on My Breast?

Mon, Dec 17, 2007 60 mins

A murder trial results in the arrival of a big-gun Los Angeles defense attorney, whose work may bring to light the team's potentially sloppy investigative work, not to mention the muck of their personal lives---including Grace's lusty dark side. Meanwhile, Ham considers disclosing to Grace his heretofore hushed feelings for her; and Grace is slated to attend her nephew's dawning confirmation.

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Episode 13

Taco, Tulips, Duck and Spices

Tue, Dec 18, 2007 60 mins

In the first-season finale, burning questions are raised when a charred vehicle is discovered. Found inside the car: photos of Grace's sister, Paige, which compel Grace to snoop into her sibling's life. Meanwhile, physical clues left by Earl could reveal a shocking truth from Grace's past.

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