After finding a number of bottles containing messages, including a photograph, from a mysterious girl, Laura finds an abandoned baby. Laura takes the child in and cares for it like it was her own, not knowing it belongs to a timid young woman with an abusive father. Written by
Did You Know?
Melissa Gilbert actually had a cast on her arm throughout the entire episode, compliments of an ice skating accident that occurred shortly before the episode was filmed. Unless you are aware of it beforehand, you probably don't even notice that Laura is wearing thick shawls, wrapping blankets around her whole body, or having the camera show only her head and shoulders throughout the episode. In previous interviews, Gilbert has joked that the one time her character had the opportunity to hold a baby for pretty much the whole episode, she couldn't even really hold her - the baby just kind of rested on her cast. See more
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