Little House on the Prairie: Season 5, Episode 18

The Sound of Children (5 Feb. 1979)

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Adam Kendall is more than a little surprised when wife Mary's letter to his estranged father announcing her pregnancy brings the man to Walnut Grove. But it soon appears that the ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philip Abbott ...
Giles Kendall
Christopher Bowman ...
Michelle Downey ...
Ketty Lester ...


Adam Kendall is more than a little surprised when wife Mary's letter to his estranged father announcing her pregnancy brings the man to Walnut Grove. But it soon appears that the anticipation of a sighted grandson and not a change of heart towards his blind son may be the reason for the elder Kendall's visit. Written by shepherd1138

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5 February 1979 (USA)  »

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Mary Ingalls Kendall: Adam, I'm going to have a baby
Adam Kendall: Okay, don't start without me
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Sound of Children
9 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a sweet story about what being a parent is all about. Mary learned this lesson the hard way, but she learned that she was already a mother. She had a school full of children that she loved and cared for. One particular little boy pulls at my heart-strings. We met him a few episodes ago when he traveled with Joe Kagen to Walnut Grove. This time he told Mary that he wanted to be her little boy.

The story focuses on Mary. She discovers she and Adam are expecting their first child. I think it's funny when Caroline orders Dr. Baker not to say anything to Charles - she wanted to find just the right moment to tell him - then she runs out of the office and announces it in the street. So funny!

Caroline gives Mary some pretty bad advice when she tells Mary to go behind Adam's back and contact his father. Personally, I think Mary should have gotten the facts before she just rushed in and stuck her nose where it didn't belong, but then that's just me...When Adam's father does arrive, he woos everyone with his sweetheart attitude, but then shows his true colors after Mary miscarries. It's very sad how some parents behave so selfishly...

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