November 13, 1998
Genre(s): Drama, Mystery, Fantasy
Media mogul Bill Parrish is approaching his 65th birthday, and it turns out that his name is about to be called up yonder. However, the angel of death decides that this time, he would like to delay his mission for a while. He offers Bill a delay in his death date in exchange for serving as his guide to the mortal realm, which includes Bill's lovely daughter, who Joe finds irresistible. Despite his dreary calling, Joe is a good and kind being, particularly when he is housed in this particular form. He becomes close to several of Bill's friends and relatives and learns who genuinely cares about him, and he begins to plot various ways of letting the dying man depart the world in peace.