I thought the storyline was well written, despite the cinéma vérité or whatever you call that style of shooting. Also, I picked up right away that the spiritual aspect was someone out of scope for a normal episode of this program. Still, I like the way that the mystery is played out, the twist at the end, and even the metaphysical appearance of the kid with the skateboard as the young girl realize that the boy had a crush on her.
Then, I come to IMDb and see everybody trashing the episode, LOL! Well If I were a long term fan of the show, who knows? However, as someone who's never actually watched a single episode I thought it was well done. I did get the MASH connection, but ideas are always recycled here in Hollywood, are they not?