For every moment of darkness that the show has, Princess Sarah has others that will have you cheering wildly.
- The Magic. Sarah, who has almost died of a fever, wakes up to find that her dream of a warm room and food has come true — and this gives her and her friend Becky the strength to go on. We later learn that Sarah's mysterious benefactor was her next-door neighbour, Mr. Carrisford, who felt sorry for her though he did not yet know who she was.
- In the next-to-last episode, Miss Minchin — believing that Sarah has run to the neighbour's home to complain about her — angrily sets out to bring her back. After being told to her dismay that Sarah is once more a heiress, the neighbours (Mr. Carrisford and his solicitor) deliver the coup de grace by asking her to speak to Sarah in person. Cue Sarah descending the steps wearing a sumptuous gown decorated with diamonds, and accompanied by Donald and Janet Carmichael, their mother, and Ram Dass. Miss Minchin can only blurt out "Sa-Sarah... diamond princess..." before utterly collapsing.
- Amelia Minchin — portrayed throughout the series as kindly, but weak and ineffectual — giving her domineering elder sister, Miss Minchin, the smackdown in the second last episode, completely reversing the dynamic in their relationship.
- The closing scene, where Sarah's friends bid her goodbye as her ship leaves for India — including Peter and all his friends who helped her out at some of her lowest moments, calling out "Come back soon, Mistress!"
- Sarah telling Miss Minchin outright in the face that she never was kind to her and that the seminary was never a home for her when she is being accused of arsoning the stable.