Previously on "God Friended Me" I have breast cancer, and I am about to undergo treatment.
You think that the God Account could help Ali somehow?
If Alphonse is behind the God Account, then I need to strike a new deal.
I'm not behind the God Account.
We know you hacked "New York Sun.
" Whoever this guy is, he is gone.
Look what he left us.
- Here for the game?
- Then swipe your key.
That queen of hearts that Tze left behind it's an invitation.
So the location for the poker game changes every week?
Yeah, but Adam was able to get the address for tonight.
That's very nice of him.
So we just scan this card and hope for the best?
Well, that's assuming the chip inside the card doesn't have Tze's personal information on it, or worse, his picture.
Yeah, but Tze wouldn't have left it behind unless he knew we could get in.
He wants us at this game.
The question's, why?
If he works for the God Account, what does he want us to find here?
Follow me, please.
Deal in for Player 22.
Enjoy your evening.
Yes, that's me.
Is there is there a problem?
Due for my break.
- We need to talk, now.
Who are you?
You're not Player 22.
I know him.
Where the hell is Aaron Lee?
Tze's real name is Aaron Lee?
Okay, uh, look.
Honestly We have no idea where he is.
How'd you get his card?
- Because he left it for us.
Yeah, right after he cleaned out his apartment and skipped town.
What are you talking about?
He can't be gone.
- We had a deal.
- What kind of deal?
Look, obviously Aaron wanted us to find this game.
Maybe so that we all could meet.
If you tell us what's going on, maybe we could help.
Aaron has a particular skill set.
Yeah, he's a hacker.
What was he gonna do for you?
He was gonna fix something from my past.
In return, I was gonna get him something he needed.
A birth certificate.
I work in the county records office during the day.
He said he needed an original hard copy pulled.
Gave me a name.
- For who?
- I don't know you.
Can you at least tell us why he needed the birth certificate?
All I know is he worked for some mysterious employer online who wouldn't reveal who they were.
Aaron thought he'd figured out their identity.
Okay, whatever Aaron was gonna do for you, I can do it.
But we need the birth certificate that Aaron was after.
I need to make sure you're telling the truth that Aaron skipped town.
How can I contact you?
I have a podcast called "The Millennial Prophet.
" Write a message on my wall, and tomorrow we can meet at a bar called The Honeysuckle Rose.
Miles if Aaron's mysterious employer really is the God Account Then the birth certificate will have the name of whoever's behind it.
Hey, yeah, Dad, I'm on my way to the hospital now.
I just needed to pick up a few items for Ali's first day of treatment.
- Okay, I'll see you soon.
- Watch out, watch out!
- Watch out!
Hey, are you okay?
Hey, hey, are are you okay?
Oh, I'm fine.
I've been waiting to crash into something for the last ten minutes.
Soft grass is the best I could hope for.
- I'm Anna.
- Uh, I'm Miles.
I I take it you don't ride bikes too often, Anna?
Not since I was six.
Fell off and broke my leg.
Been terrified to ride ever since.
So why get back on a bike?
I don't know.
I guess I realized life's too short to be afraid of anything.
Sometimes you gotta throw a helmet on and get back out there.
Are you sure you're okay?
It was nice meeting you.
Uh, I'm Bishop Finer.
This is my son Miles.
I'm Paula, one of the nurses.
The doctor has already ordered Ali's cocktail, so we should be starting in a few minutes.
How you feeling, sweetheart?
Oh, considering we haven't started yet, I'm feeling great.
So what'd you bring me?
"What did you bring me?" Now, what kind of question is that?
This was Mom's Bible.
She brought it with her to every treatment.
There's a passage that became our mantra.
When it came to cancer, she said we had to go Old Testament.
"The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be still.
" Miles, is that a cancer gift bag?
No, I no, I just I got, you know, some magazines I knew you would like, a journal, and a book.
I couldn't do this without you two.
Especially since I'm thirsty.
So could one of you grab me a soda?
Yeah, I I'll get it.
Miles, what are you doing here?
Uh, my sister is starting her first day of chemotherapy.
Tell her to request the heated blankets.
They make all the difference.
I went through chemo a year ago.
I'm I mean, you seem great.
Looks can be deceiving.
I found out recently my cancer came back.
I'm I'm sorry.
Are you When do you when do you start treatment?
- What do you mean?
- It's aggressive.
My odds of beating it aren't great.
I don't wanna spend what time I have left sick from chemo when I could be out running down pedestrians in a park.
That's why you got back on the bike.
Life's too short.
In my case, literally.
What's the point of, uh, terminal illness if you don't have a bucket list, right?
Oh, speaking of which, I am late for my pasta-making course at Del Posto.
Nice seeing you again, Miles.
Yeah, you too.
Did James contact you?
He should be here any minute.
I'm sorry, I was with my dad checking in on Ali.
How'd her first day go?
You know, it's early.
Miles, she is the toughest person I have ever met; she is gonna get through this.
Well, hopefully I can get my new Friend Suggestion to follow suit.
You got a new Friend Suggestion?
Her name is Anna.
She beat cancer a year ago, but it's come back, and she's decided not to get treatment.
Why isn't she getting treatment?
Her cancer is aggressive, and her odds of beating it are low.
She doesn't wanna spend whatever time she has left sick.
Guess I could understand that.
I just have to figure out a way to convince her to go to treatment.
How are you gonna do that?
But she is livestreaming her bucket list and will be at the top of the One World Trade Center - in an hour.
- You know, I've never been up there.
Me neither, but that changes today.
- Miles, sorry I'm late.
Well, you were right.
Aaron's in the wind.
If you can help me, we have a deal.
What do you need me to do?
A few years ago, I was arrested on misdemeanor possession.
I need you to hack into the police department and erase it.
That's a pretty big risk to take for a misdemeanor.
Yeah, he's right.
Why does it matter now?
'Cause I just got engaged.
Her name's Graciela.
We met a year ago and fell in love.
She's here on a work visa, but I assumed once we got married, she'd get her green card.
But turns out, because of my record, Immigration can deny the request.
And she won't be able to stay.
Her visa expires in a week.
I don't know what else to do.
If you can do this for me, I'll get you the birth certificate Aaron was after.
What are you doing here?
I was, uh, checking out your Facebook posts, and I saw that you were gonna be here.
I've never been.
Uh You know what?
It doesn't look so high up.
1,792 feet from the sidewalk to the top of the spiral.
I thought if I memorized a few facts, it might help my crippling fear of being this high up.
Yeah, and how's that going for you?
Wait, so let me get this straight.
Your bucket list are all the things that scare the hell out of you?
As well as some of your traditional go-tos.
Read a famous novel, go on safari, - watch the sun rise.
- You're going on a safari?
Took the tour, bought a cool hat.
I just figure if I face every fear that I've ever had, then facing the big one will be like crossing the last item off my bucket list.
How can I help?
Don't let go.
- Come on.
Wait, wait, wait, whoa.
We're almost there, we're almost there.
You might wanna open your eyes.
Like I said, it's not so high up.
But you have to admit It's an amazing view.
- That was amazing.
Hey, hey, are you okay?
Yeah, just a little light-headed.
I think my heart is still racing.
Okay, let's let's take a second.
Why'd you really come here today, Miles?
Well, you know, it's not every day that a woman with a, uh, bucket list almost hits you on her bike, so I was intrigued.
And I noticed on your Facebook posts you've done most of these on your own.
My friends and family are trying their best to understand my decision not to get treatment, but I thought asking for help on a bucket list was pushing it.
Um, look, do you want some company?
I know we don't know each other, but I think there's a reason why we met, and like you said, life is too short to be afraid of anything.
- All right.
- If you're serious.
What do you think about number 12?
Singing on Broadway?
I didn't say it was gonna be easy.
I'm gonna go rest.
It'll give you time to figure out how to get me on Broadway.
- How did it go with Anna?
I'm going to help her with her bucket list.
That is a extremely morbid plan of attack.
It is a great way to get to know her, and maybe I'll find something I can use to convince her to get treatment.
And you know what?
It actually doesn't feel morbid when she talks about it.
She has an incredible outlook on everything.
Could you, uh, pull up her Facebook page?
What are we looking for?
I don't know.
A friend or a close family member who can help me convince her to go back to treatment.
Hey, any luck on figuring out how to help James?
Well, Rakesh isn't gonna hack into the police department, but it turns out we know who the arresting officer was.
- It was Ray.
- You're kidding.
No, I'm gonna give him a call, see if he can help.
I appreciate you two doing this.
Uh, hearing what Anna went through with chemo and knowing what Ali is gonna be up against.
But I thought you said her first day went well, though, right?
- What is it?
I guess I'm just struggling with how to help Ali through this.
I mean, Ali and my dad have always had a special bond through their faith.
And with everything Ali is about to go through, it's just gonna get stronger.
And I don't know what else I can offer beyond magazines and trips to the vending machine.
Speaking of faith, you said you wanted to know if there was someone - who could get through to Anna.
Turns out she's a member of Harlem Episcopal.
I mean, at least she used to be.
I need to talk to my dad.
- Dad, you got a sec?
What's going on?
I got a new Friend Suggestion today.
Her name is Anna Combs.
She used to be a member of Harlem Episcopal.
Mm-hmm, that's why I'm here.
She had cancer a year ago.
She beat it, but it's come back more aggressive.
But she's decided not to get treatment.
- I see.
- I thought, you know, maybe you could talk to her, convince her to go.
Um Two years ago, Anna lost someone close to her and was experiencing a profound crisis of faith.
Well, she wouldn't give any specifics, but I tried to counsel her, tried to bring her back.
Uh, she lost her faith and left the church.
Now, I've been around the God Account long enough to know how it works.
- What do you mean?
- This woman lost her faith.
What if the God Account sent you her name so that you could find a way to give it back to her?
To restore her faith when she needs it the most?
To save her life, you're telling me I'm supposed to help her find God?
So your dad thinks this is about restoring Anna's faith?
- Pretty much.
- What do you think?
Well, I don't think faith is going to save her life, but whatever happened two years ago was clearly traumatic.
Maybe she's still being affected by it.
So you think whatever caused her to lose her faith is now playing into her decision not to get chemo?
Maybe, but could you check her social media page and see if there's anything on there that stands out - from two years ago?
- Let me look into it.
Hey, while he's checking that, any luck reaching Ray?
Yeah, hopefully he'll have an idea on how we can help James.
And once we get that birth certificate, maybe we'll have a name of who's behind the God Account.
Hey, Miles, I think I found something.
Anna posted a memorial two years ago for a woman named Kate Winters.
My dad said she lost someone close to her.
Maybe it was Kate.
I have to go meet with Anna.
I'll tell you if I find anything.
I'll let you know what Ray says.
Well, if it isn't two of my favorite people in the city.
One, for sure.
It's good seeing you again, too, Ray.
- Thanks for coming.
- Look, we need your help.
- Yeah, I figured.
It seems you guys only call whenever you need help.
That that's not true.
- Kinda is.
- Hey, where's Miles?
I assumed this was God Account business.
Yeah, he's helping a Friend Suggestion while we look into something bigger.
Ja Wait, I remember him.
I arrested this guy, like, a few months before I retired.
What's this about?
James has a document that might contain the name of who's behind the God Account.
But he wants his arrest erased in exchange for handing it over.
And I assume you're the one who'll be doing the erasing.
I would never do something like that, Ray.
That's why we called you.
We were hoping you could help us with it.
Well, I don't see how.
You know, my partner and I pulled him over for running a light.
We were just gonna give him a warning, but we smelled weed in the car.
And James, I mean, he copped to possession right on the spot even though it was clearly his brother's, so His brother's?
What what do you mean?
Well, his younger brother was in the car with him.
Yeah, he had some priors, mainly drug-related, and another strike would've meant jail time.
So James took the fall.
If we talk to his brother, maybe we can convince him to own up to it.
Well, that's a big if.
He'd be admitting to a crime.
All right, let me run him through the system, see where he is these days.
Thank you, Ray.
I promise next time it'll be a social call.
Don't get my hopes up.
There's something I wanna talk to you about.
But first Are you serious?
Am I gonna sing in a Broadway show tonight?
You know I'm dying, right?
You really wanna tease a dying girl?
Your list said, "Sing on Broadway.
" Well, you're on Broadway.
So are you gonna do it or not?
You're pretty clever.
You know that, Miles?
This is crazy.
- We're on the sidewalk.
- Go for it.
I'm not super familiar with "West Side Story," but I did see the Carole King musical "Beautiful" - a few weeks ago.
- All right, let's hear it.
Tonight you're mine Completely You give your love So sweetly Tonight The light of love Is in your eyes But will you love me Tomorrow?
That was incredible!
I'm not Carole King, but I'll take the compliment.
That felt amazing.
Thank you, Miles.
So how's your family handling your sister's treatment?
I know how hard it can be on everyone.
No, yeah, yeah.
It's pretty good.
Um, my mom died when were kids, so it's just my dad and my sister.
He's a reverend well, he used to be, before he was elected bishop.
Oh, my God.
You're Miles Finer.
I can't believe I didn't put it together.
I used to attend Harlem Episcopal.
Which means your sister's Ali.
I didn't really know her well, but I liked her.
So you said you wanted to talk to me about something?
Yeah, I do.
I saw the memorial you posted for Kate Winters on your Facebook page.
She died around the same time you left Harlem Episcopal.
I've been questioning my faith for a while before Kate.
I worked as a counselor at a crisis hotline.
You know there are gonna be people that you can't help.
You just never realize how many.
After a while, I started to question how a benevolent God could allow so much suffering.
If God wasn't gonna help people, how could I?
- People like Kate?
When Kate called in, I told myself this was it.
This was the person I was going to help.
I threw out the rules, I gave her my cell, friended her on Facebook.
We become close.
She felt like a little sister I was responsible for.
She couldn't reach me one night The next day, I found out she took her own life.
I wanted to reach out to her parents but what was I gonna say?
"Sorry I let her die"?
Hey, no, no, no.
It's not your fault, okay?
She took her own life.
I told her I would be there for her.
That's something I've had to accept and deal with.
Yeah, but I don't think you have.
Maybe that's why you won't get treatment.
You you think what?
I have some sort of death wish?
I don't want to die, Miles.
Okay, then why not fight?
Because the only thing that terrifies me more than dying is realizing in my final moments that I'd wasted the time that I have left.
Die with nothing but a list of regrets.
I thought you understood.
I'm gonna finish this on my own.
Anna, I - Hey.
What are you doing here?
I came for services.
I'm the bishop's daughter.
I can go to more than one church at a time.
Listening to Dad preach is just something I needed right now.
I get that.
Well, Dad's doing his post-church rounds, but he told me about Anna.
I remember her from Harlem Episcopal.
She lost someone very close to her a few years ago.
She blames herself for their death.
You think that has something to do with her not getting treatment?
I did, but when I brought it up, she was adamant it doesn't.
Well, maybe you should take her at her word.
You think this is about restoring her faith too.
How do you know it isn't?
Because faith isn't going to save her life.
And I have to believe that that's what the God Account wants me to do.
Faith isn't just about facing death, Miles.
It's also about embracing life.
Maybe if she gets her faith back, she'll remember that and want to fight for it.
I reached out to James's brother.
- He should be here any minute.
- Thanks, Ray.
Look, I really appreciate your help.
Hey, so, uh You know I listen to Miles's podcast, right?
You wanna fill me in on why you two broke up?
- It's complicated.
- I can handle complicated.
Um, well The God Account told Miles that he needed to give up love and walk alone.
Until we find out who's behind this, we agreed that helping people is more important than anything else.
You know, I actually knew Abby long before we started dating.
Cops and social workers tend to cross the line, but uh, it wasn't until years later until it fell into place.
- What are you trying to say?
Good or bad, love has a lot to do with timing.
You should trust if Miles is the one, it will happen when it happens.
Uh, Detective Nicolette?
It's just Ray now.
You must be David.
This is Cara.
Uh, she's one of the folks trying to help your brother.
Um, Ray told me that this is about Graciela, right?
I mean, James won't come out and say it, but I know he's worried her green card will be rejected because of the arrest.
That's why we called you.
He was the one who covered for you, wasn't he?
I'm not a cop anymore.
Yeah, I I had two strikes, so James took the fall.
You want me to come clean.
I want you to help James.
And what happens if I do?
The DA could charge you.
Might do some jail time.
The way James stepped up for me, it turned my life around.
I owe him so much.
But I can't go to jail.
I have a little girl now.
And I can't do that to her.
I-if it were anything else I'm sorry.
I guess whoever's behind the God Account is gonna stay a mystery.
No, it it can't, okay?
We need to find out who is behind it.
Miles's sister is sick.
We're hoping whoever's behind all of this can help her somehow.
That's why Miles can't walk away.
Why you two can't be together.
Let me see what I can do, yeah?
What do you want, Miles?
I am just here to apologize.
Look, I'm sorry for not telling you what this is all about.
Why I know you can beat this.
- Okay, I'm gonna move seats.
- Wait, wait, wait, wait.
There's something I have to show you.
Look, I know this is gonna sound crazy, but there's someone on Facebook calling themselves God who sends me Friend Suggestions for people who need help, and I help them.
I don't understand.
You think you've been friended by God to help people?
Okay, clearly it's not God.
I mean, look, I know how it sounds.
- You sure?
- Look, listen.
It's not about what the God Account is, it's about what the God Account does, and every single person thought they had a problem that couldn't be fixed.
Like Ben and his son Max.
They were living in their car.
Or a window washer named Miguel, whose daughter needed a kidney transplant to survive.
You were really able to help all these people?
And the God Account is never wrong, but I just need you to trust me.
I don't know if I can.
I called Kate's parents and asked if they would sit down with you.
- Because your bucket list is about facing your fears.
And what happened to Kate that night, you haven't faced that.
But I think if you do, Anna, you would change your mind about getting treatment.
And if I don't?
If you don't then we will cross off every item on your list, and I will never bring it up again.
- Thank you.
And thank you for seeing us.
You said this had something to do with our daughter.
Anna worked as counselor at a crisis hotline two years ago.
Kate called in one night.
We got to talking.
You could tell how special she was right away.
I felt this connection to her.
Promised myself I was going to help her.
We became friends online.
I even gave her my cell phone so she could always reach me.
- Did she call you that night?
- She tried.
But I didn't see it.
Your daughter's gone because I wasn't there when she needed me the most.
It's my fault, and I don't know how you could ever forgive me, but I just need you to know that I'm s-sorry.
- I'm so sorry.
- It wasn't your fault.
- It was.
Kate struggled with depression her entire life.
The truth is, it's no one's fault.
Not ours, not yours.
Not even Kate's.
You don't need our forgiveness, Anna.
There's nothing for us to forgive.
You need to forgive yourself.
Thank you for being there for our daughter.
You were right, Miles.
I needed to make my peace with what happened.
But it hasn't changed my mind.
In fact, I'm more at peace with my decision now than ever.
Wait, I don't understand.
I was just angry.
At myself, at God.
Being angry was just easier than facing the pain of what had happened.
That was the one item on my bucket list I didn't have the courage to write down, because I didn't think I could ever cross it off.
But now that I have, I realize I never lost my faith.
It just took you to remind me of that.
Now I'm not scared of anything.
- Not even dying.
- Hey, Anna, I Tomorrow's the last item on my list.
I hope you'll be there.
Even after meeting with Kate's parents, Anna still doesn't want to go back to treatment?
Oh, if anything, finding her faith has only strengthened her resolve.
- You okay?
- No, not really.
But how are things going with James?
Uh, actually, we have some good news.
Good, I could use some.
You guys wanted to see me?
Sorry, I needed a cold one.
Take a seat.
You remember me?
You were the officer who pulled me over five years ago.
Ray Nicolette, and lucky for you, I just happen to be friends with these Good Samaritans.
So Ray did some digging, and it turns out the governor passed a new law allowing certain convictions of misdemeanor possessions to be expunged from your record in cases where the arresting officer is willing to agree there were extenuating circumstances.
And after I talked with your brother yesterday and he went on about what a great influence you've been in his life, I filed the paperwork.
Once it's processed, it'll be like your arrest never happened.
Which means your fiancÃ©e should be issued a green card, no problem.
I honestly don't know what to say.
- Say thank you.
- Yes, thank you, thank you!
Um Here's the birth certificate Aaron wanted.
Hope it helps.
I need to go tell her the good news.
Cory Smith, born 1982 in New York Presbyterian Hospital.
I've never heard of a Cory Smith.
Uh, mother's name, Marsha Smith, um What?
The father's name is Alphonse Jeffries.
Judging by the way you three just reacted, I'm assuming that name means something.
- So who's Alphonse?
- We were convinced that Alphonse was behind the God Account.
Someone who checked every box, but denied knowing anything about it.
So either Alphonse has no idea his son is behind the God Account Or he lied to us.
He went to find someone to get heated blankets.
See what you started?
Hey, hey, don't blame me.
You can thank Anna for that.
What happened, Miles?
Anna spoke to the family of the girl who died.
And you and Dad were right.
It was about restoring her faith.
Everything went the way it was supposed to go.
Except she still doesn't wanna go back to chemo.
And she told me having her faith back only made her more at peace with her decision.
I know how hard it is for you to accept that.
But the gift you've given her she needed it.
You know, Ali I don't know how to be here for you.
- What do you mean?
- Your faith and Dad's faith is going to give you the strength to fight.
And I wanna fight with you.
But I don't know how.
Which is why I am trying so hard to figure out who's behind the God Account.
You think whoever's behind the God Account can somehow help me through this?
Well, Ali, I have to do something.
Otherwise, the only thing I can offer you are magazines.
You have faith, Miles.
Faith in your family, in your friends.
Most importantly, you have faith in people in the most extraordinary way.
Just be here for me.
That's all you have to do.
Just be here.
Is Anna here?
Miles, of course.
Anna told me all about you.
Is she here?
I'm sorry, Miles, but, uh Anna passed away in her sleep last night.
Wait, wait, no, that's that's not possible.
I I was just with her.
Look I know she was sick, but she she had time.
She told me she had months.
No, the doctors gave her weeks.
A month, at most.
Last night, her heart just gave out.
I'm sorry, Miles.
Tomorrow I'm crossing the last item off my bucket list.
It's a simple one, but that's why I saved it for last.
Sometimes it's the simple things that are the most profound reminders of what's important.
Hey, guy, check this out.
Like love, how it can heal the past or give us hope for the future.
Knowing no matter what happens, we don't have to fight alone.
Because faith isn't just about religion.
It's about realizing we're all in this together.
It's easy to forget how connected we all are.
It's easy to feel scared, or lost, or angry.
But that's not the same thing as losing faith.
And sometimes it takes meeting someone new to remind us of that That it's never too late to find the faith we've lost.
Hey, are you okay?
Are you cold?
- Thank you for inviting me.
- Thank you for coming.
You know, seeing the sun rise was the last item on Anna's list.
I figured I'd cross it off for her.
How are you holding up?
Honestly I'm not sure.
Like, I I get how important Anna's faith was, I do.
But why would the God Account send me Anna's name if it knew it was gonna end up like this?
Maybe it's not just about restoring Anna's faith.
Maybe the God Account wanted you to know that it's never too late.
That faith will be there if you ever need it.