What happens if you go
into a coma, wake up five years later and discover you've lost everything that
mattered to you? When we open STEVE (Brad Whitford) is celebrating the opening
of he and his partner MATTHEW's (David Morin) architectural firm. Then his son
falls off the roof, but is miraculously unhurt. Monica caught him, and unseen to
the family, she also examines an angel key chain. This causes Steve to take his
second car, a dumpy little model, and he's thrown out in an accident.
When Steve wakes up, five years have passed, and
we learn that his wife BONNIE (Jane Kaczmarek) has fallen in love with Matthew.
Thinking he was a permanent vegetable, she's divorced Steve. Steve's house looks
completely different, even his dog doesn't remember him. Steve reacts in rage,
he breaks up Bonnie and Matthew's impending nuptials. Monica meanwhile feels so
badly about causing all this trouble that she steps away from her assignment. AL
(Brenda Vaccaro) is dispatched to talk sense into her. What is revealed is that
Steve had carried on a legacy of abuse: there was a wooden spoon that he had
been beaten with and he had been beating his son with. When he finally confronts
this secret, he's able to forgive himself, let go of his rage and let Bonnie get
on with her life.