Over the emotional objections of Abigail, John Adam and his son endure turbulent seas and an encounter with the British Navy to join Ben Franklin on a diplomatic mission to Paris. But Ben cannot restrain John's abrasive personality which is even less well suited to Paris than Philadelphia.
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The episode won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special. See more
In Episode 3, a camera is reflected in the carriage window glass during a close-up of young John Quincy Adams just before his departure for Russia. Even the lettering (reversed in the reflection but readable) of the camera's make and model are clearly visible: ARRIFLEX 35. See more
[Referring to Quincy
I shall rely on your judgment as to a proper school for him.
Why, all of Paris is school, Master Adams, the young man need only avail himself of the lessons.
Written by Rob Lane See more