Pit Pony

Season 1 Episode 2

The Light to the Future (Pilot)

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The Light to the Future (Pilot)
Spider beats up Willie, a slightly larger boy. A boy (Angus) and a girl (both smaller than Willie or Spider) are cheering for for Willie. Two larger boys are cheering for Spider. Spider is a pit boy while Willie attends school. The girl, Molly, kicks one of the larger boys with Spider. Willie says he has been training for weeks and is not going to back out. Ned Hall asks Mr. Frawley to put him on the mine face with Allan MacKinnon as his partner. Ned arrives for dinner at Nellie's. He has gotten the job at the face, which is a more dangerous job, but it pays more. Ned says they can get married on Saturday. Nellie says he hasn't even asked. After she sends him outside he asks. Her little sisters Maggie and Sarah chant yes yes yes. Her younger brother, Willie, asks Nellie if she is going to accept. She says she won't be taken for granted. Willie asks who will pay the rent. Nellie says Willie won't have to go back to work in the mine but she won't say yes to Ned just to keep their house. A fiddler practices and a girl step dances. Charley and Jeremiah expound. (do exposition.) It is the miner's picnic. Charley is hiding from the widow MacTavish. Charley does not want to be a judge for the step dancing, saying the he is a singer. But when he sees Mrs. MacTavish coming he grabs the judges badge and ducks under the wooden stage to hide. Willie is going to have his horse Sable compete. When he sees Spider he runs and hides leaving Molly McIntyre and Angus to brush Sable. Angus (who is smaller than anyone) decides to run and hide too. A group of young women are step dancing on the stage in a line. Little girls watch and step dance on the grass. Charley and Willie are both hiding under the wooden stage. Charley is wearing a judges badge and claiming he is judging by listening. (He is still hiding from widow MacTavish.) Anne Harper, the school teacher from Boston, is entering her clam Chowder in the cooking contest. Mrs. MacTavish doesn't think someone from Boston can prepare a good chowder. And people from Boston are hoity toity she tells Nellie. Mrs. MacTavish suggests that Nellie not waste time and grab onto Ned. A woman with a baby, Flora McClure, walks by. Mrs. MacTavish tells Nellie the story of Flora McClure as she tastes the chowders. Flora McClure's husband was killed when his faulty lamp went out and he was crawling back in total darkness by feel back to the rake to be picked up. But he got ran over by the rake since the driver who didn't see him. Now the company has evicted her and her baby, turned them out of her house. And there is another baby on the way. Nellie is worried about...??? the dangerous promotion Ned has taken. Mrs. MacTavish wonders why Nellie hasn't been thrown out of her house. Nellie explains that Ned has been paying the rent. Mrs. MacTavish has selected the best chowder. She takes a second taste. Nellie points out that it is Miss Harper's chowder. Mrs. MacTavish is surprised. Willie and Spider race their horses. The horses are pulling weights (a large set of boards) which drag behind them. Sable takes the lead. Willie is unwilling to use the switch on Sable. Willie drops his switch. Spider switches his horse liberally and passes Willie and wins. Charley sings. (He is ok but a group of people listen.) Mrs. MacTavish says he has the voice of an angel to Miss Harper who agrees. Mrs. MacTavish gives Miss Harper the blue ribbon for her clam chowder and says she must have been taking lessons from a local. As Ned asks Nellie to marry him, Nellie recounts losing her grandfather, brother and father to the pit. (Her father was alive at the end of the movie.) Mrs. McClure walks by and they give her condolences. Flora says they killed him and threw her out of her house. She hates the pit. Ned agrees to go for a farm if that is what Nellie wants. Miss Harper says she is proud of Willie and she gives Willie her blue ribbon. Spider sees and he takes it and rides off. Willie chases him on Sable. Willie grabs the blue ribbon as Sable passes Spider and his horse. Mr. Frawley gives a speech. It is around 1900. The mine is planning to start using electricity as he demonstrates by turning on some lights. Ned proproses again and Nellie says yes.moreless

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Marvin MacDonald

Marvin MacDonald

fiddlers, musicians, or dancers

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Kyle Gillis

Kyle Gillis

fiddlers, musicians, or dancers

Guest Star

Seamus Morrison

Seamus Morrison

Stringy

Guest Star

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