- 4 Seasons
Grace Hanadarko is an Oklahoma City Detective who smokes and drinks a lot. After a long night of drinking she hops in her Porsche to go home and accidentally runs over a pedestrian and killing him. In desperation, she puts up her hands and asks for help from God and ends up meeting her "last-chance" Angel. When he appears before her he unfolds his wings and introduces himself as Earl. Grace is a little surprised that an angel is right in front of her. Earl explains to Grace she must change her behavior or she will be sent to straight to Hell. She has to change soon which is why Earl was sent as a last resort. She agrees to change and give herself to God. Earl suddenly disappears as well as the pedestrian she had hit as if nothing had happened. Later, Grace discovers that there is still blood on her shirt from the accident. She takes the shirt to a friend of hers in forensics to have it analyzed. Grace wants to find out who the victim was. When the results come back she is surprised to find that the victim was another person who had been frequently visited by Earl. He also happened to be an inmate on death-row. Grace herself is a very kindhearted and generous person, but is being visited by Earl due to her self-destructive acts. He keeps urging her to seek help to correct her ways. Not only does she smoke and drink an awful lot, she also sleeps around and has one night stands, which include some of her co-workers. Besides that, she devotes a lot of her time to her very young nephew, whom she loves very much. The show follows Grace as she tries to fix her mistakes and self-destructive ways while getting numerous visits from Earl. Through each crime scene and murder investigation, she believes it is what she should do to redeem herself and turn herself over to God. Though this show does have some religious content , it does not point out certain religions.