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To See the Light: Part 1 

Following an explosion, Adam regains his sight.



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Episode credited cast:
Charles Ingalls
Caroline Ingalls
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush) (credit only)
Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush) (credit only)
Nels Oleson
Harriet Oleson (as Katherine MacGregor)
Almanzo James Wilder
Steve Tracy ...
Ketty Lester ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manuel Barton


Adam goes to pick up some braille school books at the Freight office. Someone left some highly dangerous nitroglycerin in the way and when he bumps it accidentally it explodes. When he wakes up in the hospital, he can see. Adam becomes interested in law and decides that he wants to be a lawyer. Written by Anonymous

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1 December 1980 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The blasting oil which explodes, causing Adam's injuries, is supplied by "McCray and Co." Kent McCray was the shows producer and Michael Landon's best friend and business partner. See more »


Harriet Oleson: For your information, I'm not fat. I'm large boned!
Percival Isaac Cohen Dalton: Oh?
Harriet Oleson: Yes!
Percival Isaac Cohen Dalton: That would be difficult to determine since your bones are buried so deep beneath the surface.
Harriet Oleson: Nellie, are you going to stand there and let this little thing insult your Mother like that?
Nellie Oleson Dalton: I have to, Mother. He's right.
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Life Changes
11 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

An explosion changed the Kindle family's life forever! Adam is badly injured and in the hospital. Caroline and Charles rush to be with their oldest daughter as she frets about her husband's life. But when Adam wakes up - it turns out things are good...very good! Adam can see! As soon as he's out of the hospital, he takes Mary on a ride to see the vivid country side and to run. But soon he makes more discoveries about the sighted world. He'd wanted to be a lawyer before he lost his sight (I'd say there's a blooper here since I believe he was injured when he was a young child).

Mary begins to feel like Adam's leaving her behind. He takes her to a fancy party and she's left sitting on a bench most of the day. But we soon discover what Adam's dream is. When he tells Mary, she goes along with him fulfilling his dream, but she's still very afraid of what it all means.

Meanwhile, back in Walnut Grove Nellie gets in deep trouble with Percival when he catches her eating ice cream and pickles (pickles with whip cream). After overhearing Percival telling Nellie he doesn't want her to end up fat like Harriet, Harriet goes on a diet. Only the results are really quite humorous!

A two-part episode, I watch it with a bit of sadness knowing that this is the beginning of the end for Mary and Adam as soon they move away from Walnut Grove and leave the show (I believe this is their last season).

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