PBS prefaces its rebroadcast of all 39 series episodes (originally aired on NBC) with this new episode in which a 60-year-old Lilly recalls to her 13-year-old grandson a horrifying incident that happened during her final days as the Bedfords' housekeeper.
Lawyer Forrest Bedford struggles to raise a family amid the civil-rights strife of the 1958 South, aided by Lily, a lack housekeeper who comes to work in the opener to find Forrest prosecuting a young white for a bus accident that killed three black; and
Loved this show, LOVED it, was still young when it was on and the joy of tuning into this other world every week was a delight. It was life, ups and downs, Sam Waterston was wonderful as the father and Lily was exceptionally good. Loved how it highlighted differences. Not ashamed to say that when Sam Waterstone's character is catching up with Lily in the last ep, I cried and cried. That's not a spoiler, btw, I laughed as well, it was a wonderful episode. Very sad it was the last one, though.
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