While Murphy and Mae are gone, the kids talk Moses into letting a gambler temporarily use the school as a gambling house, in exchange for a percentage of the profits and a piano. When Mr. Rodman finds out, he becomes enamored with gambling. When he loses his mothers savings, he reports the gambling hall to the gambler's mother, who heads a group that want to remove gambling houses. As this group heads to Gold Hill, along with a returning Murphy and Mae, a split decision will lead to either Moses getting caught or him hiding what has transpired.
Did You Know?
When visiting houses away from Gold Hill, a number of scenes were the same "house" with and without other things such as green grass, picket fence, etc. This house was built in a polygon shape, with different looks on each side. The house that Ms. Hansen is renting in THE HEIR APPARENT is the exact same side that Ruby Dobbins lives in, when Amos Perry visits her, in GRADUATION. The only difference is the white picket fence and trellis have been removed THE HEIR APPARENT. Another side of the house was used in the episodes EIGHTY-EIGHT KEYS TO HAPPINESS and THE SPY as Mr. Rodman's mother's house. See more
In the beginning of the episode, Jenny approaches the back of the wagon with a frown, listening to the piano. Once she is directly behind the wagon and touches the piano, she smiles. Moses and Fr Murphy are BEHIND her talking about how this is the first time they have seen her smile, yet they can't see her face. See more