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To See the Light: Part 1 

Following an explosion, Adam regains his sight.


Michael Landon


Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by), Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Landon ... Charles Ingalls
Karen Grassle ... Caroline Ingalls
Melissa Gilbert ... Laura Ingalls Wilder
Melissa Sue Anderson ... Mary Ingalls Kendall
Rachel Lindsay Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush) (credit only)
Sidney Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush) (credit only)
Richard Bull ... Nels Oleson
Katherine MacGregor ... Harriet Oleson
Alison Arngrim ... Nellie Oleson Dalton
Dean Butler ... Almanzo James Wilder
Steve Tracy Steve Tracy ... Percival Isaac Cohen Dalton
Merlin Olsen ... Jonathan Garvey
Peter Hobbs ... Atty. Arthur Davis
Linwood Boomer ... Adam Kendall
Kenneth Patterson Kenneth Patterson ... Dr. Raymond (as Kenneth G. Patterson)


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) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Percival Isaac Cohen Dalton: Now, maybe your father doesn't care that your mother's fat, but I don't want you following in your mother's footsteps!
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Life Changes
11 October 2013 | by mitchrmpSee 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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