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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:22 am

I guess the reason I saw it as Caroline getting ready to cut the leg off just below the knee, is because she put a tourniquet on her leg and tightened it up as much as she could.......if she was just going to drain the infection, there wouldn't be any use for the tourniquet or that HUGE knife she had, she could've used one of her sewing needles to drain it. As she happened to start the cut to possibly take off the leg, she collapsed and the infection drained at that time....She wasn't in her right mind from the infection anyway, and she kept reading from the Bible to cut it off......Wink



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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:25 am

That's how I took it when I saw the episode. But then, I can tend to be rather literal. I haven't seen the episode in a long time, but it seems to me that just opening the wound wouldn't have caused Caroline to be as afraid as she was. I know it would hurt a lot - but I really don't think that just opening the wound would have made her act the way she did just as she took the knife to her leg. I think she was delirious, and really was planning on cutting off her leg, but passed out before it got that far. Having a high fever, and a LOT of infection can do strange things to a person's mind.


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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:36 am

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This episode REALLY scared me when I was a little girl! It was very frightening to me as a little girl, to see an adult so afraid, especially Ma. And I hadn't read any of the books or seen the rest of the series, even though I was watching re-runs - so I wasn't sure she was going to live. I remember very vividly being VERY frightened by this episode. But it was extremely well done.


~ I don't want to go through the motions. I don't want to go one more day without Your all consuming passion inside of me.
I don't want to spend my whole life asking, "What if I had given everything, instead of going through the motions?"  ~

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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:19 pm

I gotta watch the end of the episode again ...
I just remembered the scene in "Love's Enduring Promise" when that boy asks for a big knife because he's going to take the infection of Missi's Pa's leg....

The camera effects were pretty good on this episode and it really makes you look through the eyes of Caroline and feel scared

I remember one scene when it's raining and there is loud thunder... the camera is moving all around the house and makes the little house look so big and empty and scary...


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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:43 pm

The worst parts were when camera showed all the objects inside the little house, totally blurred and moving, as Ma was seeing them. I still have goosebumps thinking about these moments! Think she was totally alone, far from the closer of her neighbors, without phone and any contact with people just to say how bad she was feeling...Awful! affraid

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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:47 pm

I gotta say, Reverend Alden went away too quick when he went to pick up the pies! lol
I mean... I would have at least looked through the window.... it didn't have any curtains... so it was easy to look to make sure Caroline was really gone lol


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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:01 pm

Didn't She have the Shutters Close?


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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:28 pm

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Didn't She have the Shutters Close?

No. If you look at the 2nd pic... you can see the sunlight hitting her face from the window...

I think I remember her throwing something which made her break part of the glass on the window... but it was too late... the reverend was already up the road... Blue


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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:09 pm

I thought the same thing, Carol! I'd have looked in the window. It's very much a small town thing, too. If it's a REALLY small town, and someone you know, you just pop the door open a bit and call in "Yoo-hoo!" or something similar. If the door happens to be locked - which would be unusual during the daytime - I'd certainly look in the window.


~ I don't want to go through the motions. I don't want to go one more day without Your all consuming passion inside of me.
I don't want to spend my whole life asking, "What if I had given everything, instead of going through the motions?"  ~

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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:50 pm

Savannah wrote:
I thought the same thing, Carol! I'd have looked in the window. It's very much a small town thing, too. If it's a REALLY small town, and someone you know, you just pop the door open a bit and call in "Yoo-hoo!" or something similar. If the door happens to be locked - which would be unusual during the daytime - I'd certainly look in the window.


Hey Savannah Thats The Same thing Trixie Belden Once Said to Honey Wheeler grinsmiley

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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:54 pm

You're right, Jacob!! I'd forgotten that!


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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:55 pm

in Which book was it? Probally The First One Right? Cause i don't have the secon one and i have't read it either


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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:58 pm

I'm pretty sure it's in the first book. ACK! You don't have the second book? If I can find a copy of it, I'll send you that. You HAVE to know how they find Jim!


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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:16 pm

Oh Sorry i have 2nd one i don't have the 3 one The Gate House Mystery where they discover the Club House


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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:15 pm

I watched this last night. She wakes up, while the Rev. and Mrs. Foster are talking, and then crawls over to the window, opens the shutters, with a great deal of effort, grabs the rolling pin, and then breaks the window panes. :fyi: :o)





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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:08 am

This was another good one -- full of suspense. I liked the visual effects, e.g. blurring the picture to make it appear as Caroline might be seeing it.


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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:48 pm

This is a very moving episode. I love how Karen was featured, and how the story was written so well for her.

I can't imagine going through what Caroline went through. Very scary, but her faith held her. This is one of my favorite suspense episodes, though I always know the outcome. LOL!

The girls are so pitiful when they're sitting outside and worrying about Caroline. Bless their hearts. Blue





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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Sun May 18, 2008 8:17 pm

Vanesa wrote:
The worst parts were when camera showed all the objects inside the little house, totally blurred and moving, as Ma was seeing them. I still have goosebumps thinking about these moments! Think she was totally alone, far from the closer of her neighbors, without phone and any contact with people just to say how bad she was feeling...Awful! affraid

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gotta say we are really lucky to have cell phones, phones, ect if we are in trouble.. i mean that was a freaky esp i don't know what i would of done if i was her..
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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Mon May 19, 2008 1:56 pm

A great episode as far as Karen Grassle was concerned. She portrayed such a range of emotions so well. I can remember watching this the very first time back in the 70's and my heart was pounding as I too thought Caroline was going to cut her leg off! Gripping stuff.




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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:10 am

i find this a very sad episode ....Charles is so obviously broken at the thought of losing his wife...he even struggles to help his children thru the ordeal.....i must say though be hard not to open your eyes with handsome Michael Landon kneeling beside your bed lol
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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:09 pm

This was one of my favorite episodes to watch. Karen Grassle was great in the episode. So were the other cast members. So breath taking and moving.
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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:17 pm

I was very frightened thinking that Caroline would REALLY take away her leg! Watching this episode you can really feel almost the same she feel...Her wild looks when the fever was going up by the action of the infections, are really scaring. She was frightened and she makes you feel frightened too .Karen Grassle is a great actress and I'm amazed that we couldn't see her in more films and TV shows...It's a shame. Blue

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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:14 pm

I thought she actually cut her leg off when I saw it. I was waiting to see her in the next episode to see how she'd be. lol
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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:51 pm

I really thought she was gonna cut off her leg too..very dark esp..sad..but it all works out in the end tho.....happy ending..
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PostSubject: Re: "A MATTER OF FAITH"   Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:28 pm

This episode freaked me out when I was little as I was positive she was going to cut off her leg! The filming and the lightning also added to the scariness.

I had to laugh at Charles's taking the wire off the wagon. That wire was holding the boards together!


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