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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    • Giles: (after the miscarriage) How's Mary?
      Adam: Well, that's what I wanted to talk to you about. Before she...before all this happened, we planned to tell you that we decided to take you up on your offer.
      Giles: Oh, well, don't worry about that. I wouldn't expect you to go now.
      Adam: Well, I thought so too, at first, but I'm beginning to think that the best thing for Mary would be a complete change.
      Giles: You mean, you're still thinking about going?
      Adam: The sooner, the better. I just can't stand to see her suffer like this.
      Giles: Yeah, well, Adam, um, there's more to think about than Mary's feelings. Law school is very difficult, even under the best of circumstances.
      Adam: Well, I've never been afraid of hard work.
      Giles: Well, it's just that there are other things to consider.
      Adam: (long pause) What things?
      Giles: Well, your wife, for one thing. New York can be a very lonely place.
      Adam: Mary will make new friends.
      Giles: But she'll be leaving her family here.
      Adam: I'm her family, and so are you.
      Giles: Well, I, I haven't got time to socialize. I'm very busy. Very.
      Adam: You know, all of a sudden, I'm hearing things that you didn't mention before. If you're having second thoughts, just say so.
      Giles: I'm not having second thoughts! It's just--
      Adam: It's what? You didn't think we had any problems before Mary lost the baby. Well, why now, Father? Why now? (long pause) It was the child, wasn't it? All this time, and it was the child. Answer me. You answer me, Father!
      Giles: All right, yes! Yes.
      Adam: (feels Giles' suitcase on the bed) Leaving so soon?
      Giles: Well, I've got to get back to court. It's a big case. It's a very big case. The stage leaves at 3:30. I was gonna come tell you, Adam.
      Adam: It's all right. I understand. (moves toward the door, looks back) You still can't stand to look at me, can you? Good bye, Father. (leaves)

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