Upon Helen's return to the Keller household, she quickly reverts back to her old ways. At dinner, she throws her napkin to the floor several times and seems to be testing her parents and Annie to see just how much she can get away with. When Annie attempts to remove her from the dining table, Helen throws a grand tantrum, tossing a pitcher of water at Annie. Hauling Helen out to the pump to refill the pitcher, Annie lets the water tumble over Helen's hands as she fingerspells w-a-t-e-r. Suddenly, as though a lightbulb goes on inside, Helen tries to say 'water,' although it comes out 'wa...wa.' Realizing that Helen has just made the connection between the fingerspellings and the word for an object, Annie excitedly nods, 'Yes!' Helen dashes from object to object, asking its name -- ground...pump...tree...step...bell. The Kellers come out on the porch...mother...papa...and Annie tells them, 'She knows!' After many hugs, Helen pokes Annie, asking for her name. Annie spells out t-e-a-c-h-e-r. Helen pats the pocket on her mother's dress, asking for the keys she put there. Helen takes the keys and offers them to Annie, a sign that Helen is finally willing to welcome Annie as her teacher. In the final scene, just before bedtime, Helen comes into Annie's room and kisses her cheek. They rock together for a while, as Annie spells out i-l-o-v-e-h-e-l-e-n.