Over the emotional objections of Abigail, John Adam and his son endure turbulent seas and an encounter with the British Navy to join Ben Franklin on a diplomatic mission to Paris. But Ben cannot restrain John's abrasive personality which is even less well suited to Paris than Philadelphia.
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The episode won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special. See more
Thomas Jefferson is seen with John Adam and his wife witnessing the first manned hot air balloon flight on November 21, 1783, in Paris, France, but Jefferson was in America at the time and did not arrive in Paris for the first time until 1784. In fact his entire presence there with John Adams prior to 1784 is fictitious. See more
[Angrily to Adams
What are you thinking of? A good diplomat, Mr. Adams, observes much, acts little, and speaks softly!
Written by Rob Lane See more