Little House on the Prairie

Season 5 Episode 18

The Sound Of Children

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Feb 05, 1979 on NBC

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  • Episode about loss, grief and a moving on.

    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.