Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In the conclusion of a two-part story, it takes a near-tragedy for Florida (Esther Rolle) to convince the mother of Larry Baker (Derek Wells) that her son is suffering from a hearing loss. Unable to accompany Larry to the local clinic for a check-up, Mrs. Baker (Bebe Drake) prevails upon Florida to do so. Unfortunately, Larry takes his mom's absence as "proof" that she doesn't care about him -- so he begins making plans to run away from home. (Jimmie Walker [J.J.] does not appear in this episode).