Little House on the Prairie

Season 5 Episode 18

The Sound Of Children

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Feb 05, 1979 on NBC
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7.7
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  • There's plenty of sadness in this one and it comes from more than one quarter.

    8.5
    Mary and Adam are overjoyed to learn that they are going to become parents. The idea of grandparenthood is pretty thrilling for Charles and Caroline as well.

    As the time moves along, Mary decides to contact Adam's estranged father whom Adam has not seen in a very long time. Needless to say, Adam is not pleased when his father turns up in Walnut Grove but things improve greatly when it's clear that the older man wishes to make amends to his son and get to know his daughter-in-law and grandchild. Adam is startled when his father wants them both to move to New York and live in luxury with him where Adam will study law.

    Both Mary and Adam are delighted to accept ... or are they? When Mary suffers a heartbreaking miscarriage, Adam's father suddenly has a change of heart and tells Adam that perhaps the move to New York wouldn't be such a good idea after all, making Adam realise that his father only ever wanted to have a sighted grandchild and was not interested in himself and Mary at all. He lies to Mary and tells her that it was he who changed his mind and learns that Mary secretly wanted to stay where she was anyway.
  • Episode about loss, grief and a moving on.

    9.5
    Mary learns she is going to have a baby. She has a hard time trying to tell Adam she is pregnant but finally gets the words out.
    Mary thinks this would be a good time for Adam to get to know his father again, since he is about to become a father himself. so she writes a letter and Adam's father comes for a visit, excited about the news. At first Adam is upset with Mary for inviting his father over, but changed his mind when his father seems to have changed his ways.
    When Mr.Kendall asks Mary and Adam to move to New York with they they accept. Mary tells Adam she will be happy to move to save him from the truth that she really does not want to go because she thinks this is what he wants.
    A broken hearted Eli does not want Mary to leave since she is like a mother to him.
    When Mary miscarries, the truth is learned that Adam's father only the baby to come to New York. Eli goes to a broken hearted Mary and tells her she can pretend to be his Momma.
    Adam saves Mary from the truth that his father only wanted to to move because of their baby. Endearing, loving scene in the end when Mary and Adam realize they still have each other and their school children to care for.
  • Mary discovers she is pregnant and decide it's time for Adam to get closer to his father.

    8.8
    The Ingall’s are filled with joy and excitement when Mary announces she is expecting a baby. With her impending birth, Mary decides it’s time for Adam and his own father to become closer.
    When Adam’s father arrives in Walnut Grove, he offers Adam a job in his prestigious law firm and a chance to move to the city.
    The Kendall’s decide to go to the big city.

    Mary suffers an emotional miscarriage, it is at this time the Kendall’s discover the only reason Adam’s father wanted them to move to the city and be closer to him was for the unborn baby Mary was carrying.

    After the miscarriage Mary and Adam are still going to the city, until Adam discovers his father no longer wants them to move closer to him. Adam saves Mary from this truth, they decide they are happier in Walnut Grove and decide to stay there.

    This episode is filled with emotion; love, loss, happiness and family closeness and values.
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