How do you help a dead guy?
That's what Miles, Cara, and Rakesh tried to figure out on God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 8.
The God account could have easily suggested Alfie Collins instead of the late Sal, but there wouldn't be any mystery about that, nor would our trio of detectives find all the breadcrumbs that made this story so worthwhile.
Like Miles said, "you never know where a good story might go."
The God account led them to Sal's estate sale where they found the picture of him and young Alfie with "Matthew 6:21" written on the back.
Though they initially thought it was a bible verse, Cara's sleuthing skills revealed that Matthew was the name of Sal's boat, and "621" was the combination to safe harboring a book written by Sal about all the things he wished he could have said to his stepson, Alfie.
Miles: They send me a friend suggestion when I'm talking about them, they're probably listening to us right now.
Nia: Yeah, it's 2018. Our phones are listening to all of us.
Permalink: Yeah, it's 2018. Our phones are listening to all of us. Added: November 18, 2018 There is never a shortage of feel-good moments on God Friended Me, and I think it's because, at the end of the day, despite whatever case they are dealing with, the show is about family.
The God account has mended Miles' broken family and now, he's set out to mend other broken families.
While I like to pride myself on seeing the outcome before it happens, I did not see any of this coming.
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I never expected pregnant Blair from the elevator incident to be tied to Alfie, but I knew that there had to be more to her story considering the God account doesn't have simple suggestions.
The realization that Blair was actually carrying Alfie's child was jaw-dropping.
And the realization that Alfie distanced himself because he feared he'd be a bad father to the baby was probably the most emotional moment of the whole series.
Alfie's fear is understandable, but as someone who has personal experience with a terrible father, I can attest that the lesson is knowing what kind of parent you shouldn't be.
Miles nailed the elevator pitch on multiple occasions, but urging Alfie to go to the hospital by saying, "or you can wait thirty years to write a book about how you wish you had," drove his point home perfectly.
Some people just need a push in the right direction, and Miles is there to give them that push.
We're only eight episodes in but Miles has a strong grasp on how the God account works, and it's awesome to see how committed he is to it.
When you grow up thinking a parent didn't love you, it kind of becomes a part of who you are. I used the pain just like Alfie did to motivate myself, prove myself.
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