Gimme a Break!

Season 1 Episode 13

Nell Goes Home

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Aired Unknown Feb 11, 1982 on NBC
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As the Chief is getting ready to leave for an assignment in New York, Samantha is mad that she can't go fishing with a male friend of hers due to the fact that he will not be around to watch them. After he leaves, Nell gets a call from her mother telling her that her father had a heart attack. Nell takes Samantha back home to Alabama to visit her family. At her house, Nell is told by her mother that her father doesn't want to see her. However, Samantha is sad for the way she treated the Chief because he wouldn't let her go fishing. Nell decides she'll see her father even though he doesn't want to see her. In his room, he acts the way he did to Nell when she was younger, and doesn't mind that he is dying. He still doesn't forgive Nell for running away when she was 16. In the end, Nell's father dies, and at his funeral, Nell is told to read the eulogy that her father wrote. He actually was happy that she came home to him after all those years. Nell sings "Amazing Grace" as the Chief walks in and Samantha hugs him and tells him she loves him.

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  • Amazing

    10
    This episode is pure GOLD. I love any episode where Nell gets to sing and in this one she sings a touching version of Amazing Grace. I do get annoyed that through the episode Samantha is always crying about some stupid fight she and her own father had...meanwhile Nell\'s is DEAD. I wish Nell had said, \"Uhh...honey. This is not about you.\"
Dolph Sweet

Dolph Sweet

Chief Carl Kanisky [ seasons 1-4 ]

Lauri Hendler

Lauri Hendler

Julie Kanisky Maxwell [ seasons 1-5; episodes 113-114 ]

Nell Carter

Nell Carter

Nellie Ruth "Nell" Harper

Kari Michaelson

Kari Michaelson

Katie Kanisky [ seasons 1-5; episodes 113-114 ]

Lara Jill Miller

Lara Jill Miller

Samantha "Sam" Kanisky [ seasons 1-6]

Hank Rolike

Hank Rolike

Reverend Harper

Guest Star

Robyn Hastings

Robyn Hastings

Marie

Guest Star

Harrison Page

Harrison Page

Robert

Guest Star

Don Sherman

Don Sherman

the Cab Driver

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    • Nell goes to Alabama to see her dying father, yet, in the first episode, Nell tells the Chief her father died a miserable old man.

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    • Samantha unknowingly gives Nell the courage to go upstairs and see her dying father, after Samantha talks about her experience of not getting to tell her dying mother that she loved her. Samantha was sad, but manages to help Nell.

    • In this episode, we learn that Samantha didn't get to say goodbye to her mother in the hospital before she died because the doctors said Samantha was too young to see her mother and tell her that she loved her.  Samantha was angry  about this because she loved her mother alot.

    • This is the second appearance for actor Harrison Page. He previously appeared as Bob in the episode "A Good Man Is Hard To Find". He'll appear several more times in the series, as reporter Hamilton Storm.

    • Hilda Haynes, who plays Nell's mother in this episode is actually Nell Carter's real-life mother.

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