This week, we have a train to catch! Mr. Edwards adopted son Carl is a real idiot and endangers the life of his family’s farm animals, Laura, Mary and himself (twice) because he is the absolute WORST. Laura is kind of a liar, and Mary is… well… a pushover. Mr. Edwards and Charles are on a race against time to save the lives of their children and several other train passengers, and we get several action-packed scenes worthy of a low-budget Indiana Jones film.
Julie explains to us why Independence Day is her least favorite holiday. We spend the last 10 minutes talking about food. Amy reveals some of her biggest life regrets. That’s about it.
Cryability for this episode
We will not be dropping an episode today due to graduations, deaths in families, upcoming births, and moving days. We will be back to our regularly scheduled programming next Tuesday with "The Runaway Caboose."
Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Ingalls clan gives Ma a weekend to herself so she can bake pies and nearly die of an infection. If not for the brave antics of the family cow and Ma’s feverish (mis)interpretation of the scriptures, she just might have.
Amy and Julie get into it again about what is really happening in this episode, and Marissa questions faith in general. We find a few historical inaccuracies and talk in depth about our own disgusting wound stories (so you might want to skip the last 10-15 minutes if you are squeamish.)
Special thanks to our nurse researchers Courtney Schuman and Nicole Ellsworth for answering our many questions.
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Walnut Grove’s star student Mary Ingalls qualifies to represent her town at a math competition in the big, swanky city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Laura struggles with feelings of resentment towards her sister who seems to do everything perfectly while Mary suffers under the immense burden of maintaining her “perfect” status in the eyes of her hometown.
Amy, Julie, and Marissa discuss the psychology behind coming in second place, test anxiety, and the importance of white noise machines.
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