* HeartwarmingInHindsight: After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the 80s, Creator/PattyDuke would spend the rest of her life working as an advocate for mental healthcare, not unlike how Helen Keller would spend her life as an advocate for the physically disabled.
* IronWoobie: Annie and Helen
* {{Narm}}: Inga Swenson’s performance as Kate Keller can sometimes be a little too melodramatic to take quite seriously.
* StoicWoobie: Kate continues to hope that Helen can be made well, despite disappointment after disappointment.