Diff'rent Strokes

Season 8 Episode 2

Sam's Missing (2)

Aired Unknown Sep 27, 1985 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Sam's Missing (2)
The Drummonds, desperate to get Sam back, distribute fliers and go on the news to advertise his disappearance; Maggie unravels emotionally; Philip offers a $50,000 reward, which a con artist attempts to claim. Elsewhere, Don Brown increasingly becomes a stranger to his own wife and son, trying to prevent them from learning that Sam was not found but stolen. Finally, Sam rescues a newspaper ad from Don, and risks everything to tell the Drummonds where he is.moreless

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  • perfect

    Sam is tired of living with the man who kidnapped him and he risks everything to tell the Drummonds where he is. Will he be able to or will the man really kill Mr. Drummond and his mom? Find out in this emotional episode.

    A good episode. It was really emotional, and at the ending where Sam is finally back, I cried a little, which is one of the few times a TV show has made me cry (also one of the first times). Good episode, definitely up there as one of my favorites of the show, and as such it gets an A+ as a grade, I think is more than fair.moreless
Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman

Arnold Jackson

Conrad Bain

Conrad Bain

Philip Drummond

Todd Bridges

Todd Bridges

Willis Jackson

Mary Jo Catlett

Mary Jo Catlett

Pearl Gallagher (1982-1986)

Mary Ann Mobley

Mary Ann Mobley

Margaret "Maggie" McKinney Drummond (1985-1986)

Danny Cooksey

Danny Cooksey

Sam McKinney (1984-1986)

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  • QUOTES (1)

    • (Donald has just vetoed his wife's plans to enroll Sam at their sons' school, because - in fact - Sam would be recognized as a missing person. They settle on home-schooling Sam instead. After his wife and son leave the room...)
      Donald Brown: ...You get this straight, Sam: This is your family from now on. Now, stay away from that telephone. You step out of line just once, and - Do you remember what I told you I would do? I will kill your parents, Sam. Do you hear me? DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME?

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