He keeps her secret and allows her to be an unrecognizable clown at the circus. So Laura helps the resourceful Albert in an attempt to bring down the bully by creating a papier-mâché, "What Ever Happened to The Class of '56?". Daniel makes good progress, and then he suddenly tells Laura he loves her and tries to kiss her. She blames herself and Laura for her father's death, saying that she should have been told that he was ill. After Reverend Alden assures her that she will see her parents again in heaven, Jenny tries to drown herself to join them, but Jeb conquers his fear of water and dives in and saves her. S5 E4 48m. Almanzo visits her, but their talk turns into another argument. At his trial, there are several surprising developments, including Andy's confession about leaving the lamp by the barn on a windy night, which prompts the judge to throw out the barn burning charge. Laura and Albert temporarily get back at Mrs. Oleson, but she responds by writing a story suggesting Charles fathered Albert outside his marriage. September 29, 2016 By Little House on the Prairie This may contain affiliate links and we may receive a small commission on purchases. Mrs. Oleson realizes how wrong she was and gets the charges dropped against Lou, who gets the job at the bank. However, Dr. Logan proves to be ill-tempered and has no compassion for his patients, prompting Charles to go all out to convince Dr. Baker that he really is a good doctor and that the people of Hero Township need him. Charles and Mary take jobs to obtain gifts for their loved ones, but Laura cannot think of what to give or how to raise money, until she realizes she has something of value in her horse, Bunny, which Nels Oleson (Richard Bull) wants to buy for Nellie. When O'Neil wants to strictly enforce the terms of their deal, threatening the Ingalls' prospects, the businessmen of Walnut Grove, who have seen Charles's willingness to work, come to his aid. Rate. Laura befriends a stranger while out fishing, and is stunned to later discover he is none other than Walnut Grove's new banker. 4. When a tornado hits, Charles loses his wheat crop and the house and farm buildings are badly damaged. There's No Place Like Home Part 1. While Caroline has to learn how to deal with Harriet Oleson (Katherine MacGregor), the rich part-owner of Oleson's Mercantile, Laura learns how to deal with the Olesons' spoiled daughter, Nellie (Alison Arngrim). When boxer Joe Kagan's career seems to be going nowhere, he chooses to continue boxing rather than keep his family with him. Note: The story angle of the constant "unsuccessful" attempts to install a new window was previously done by Michael Landon in a Bonanza episode titled The Flapjack Contest. Almanzo punches the student out of jealousy then thinks he has no chance of Laura falling in love with him. As the townspeople battle to find a way to rescue her, Lars Hanson clashes with the man he blames for the death of the woman he loved. Note: As the episode ends, Michael Landon narrates a flashforward (taken from "The Little House Years"), in which his daughter Shawna Landon is the little girl running into the public library to read Laura Ingalls Wilder's third book, Little House on the Prairie. Then, on a business trip to Sleepy Eye, Charles discovers the truth about Danforth's methods: he performs a schlemiel from town to town with the same three performers in the audience pretending to be disabled, and Reverend Alden is persuaded to stay on. Albert has a dream in which they are mistaken for real Indians and taken to the camp of a tribe which believes Albert is the son of an Indian chief. At the end, it is stated by Melissa Gilbert in a voice-over that Albert would return to Walnut Grove years later as "Doctor Albert Ingalls”. As Long as We're Together Part 2. Almanzo makes a mistake in carrying too much uphill and is forced to unload, then finds his goods absconded by a desperately poor family, while Charles gets the hare-brained idea of leaving the beaten path and driving his horses into a creek and private property, picking up a hitchhiker named Kavendish (. Season 5 Episode 16 48m. Laura looks after the baby, who she names Grace, while Charles tries to find the parents. It is 1876 and Walnut Grove prepares to celebrate the nation's centennial, for which Laura and Mary are making a flag. Helen's birth is indeed a breech and the baby dies. In fact, John Jr. doesn't want to kill animals and prefers reading and writing poetry, but Mr. Edwards is reluctant to accept that and insists they go on a hunting trip. He leaves the lamp by the barn which catches on fire. At the end, Laura reminisces about her father claiming to have reaped a harvest he did not expect: a harvest of friends. Laura's grief becomes anger against Lansford, which makes him go away without warning, but that brings about a change of heart in a repentant Laura. Charles and Almanzo also oppose it, even though they believe in equality and joint ownership in their own marriages. Nellie and Percival move to New York City to run Percival's family's store after the death of his father. An impassioned speech about the freedoms they enjoy inspires the town to go ahead with the celebrations. Almanzo falls ill with diphtheria, and with Laura heavily pregnant, Charles goes to great lengths to help them. The fledgling business quickly becomes the target of robbers, and Jonathan becomes a deputy to support the sheriff in dealing with the villains. Charles and Caroline visit Walnut Grove and are pleased to be able to stay in the 'Little House' when John and Sarah Carter go out of town. However, she only has eyes for their class professor, but he causes problems between the two women when he propositions Laura. However, the party is threatened when the state taxes are increased to pay for a road construction scheme. Charles is elected to represent the farmers of Hero Township at a Grange convention in Milwaukee to consider a proposal that farming machinery should be bought directly from manufacturers, saving money for the farmers. An aging doctor (Ralph Bellamy) is losing his sight and knows he will soon have to retire. Ebenezer Sprague (Ted Gehring), the banker, is also said to leave Walnut Grove in the wake of the town going bankrupt. This devastates Caroline, who has tried to birth a surviving true male heir for Charles and fears she is worthless to him now because this is now impossible. Willie graduates and his mother expects him to go on to college, but Willie has fallen in love with his girlfriend Rachel Brown, and wants to marry and take over the running of the family's restaurant. Eventually, Nels tells Molly he is married and that they cannot see each other anymore. After Caroline complains about the small size of her kitchen, Charles decides to build an addition onto the house, but after starting the work he has to leave to take a rush delivery to Mankato. Annie's birth mother realizes who she is and tries to arrange a meeting, but Annie refuses, embittered by memories of being abandoned by her as a child. S6, Ep1. The Carter family moves into The Little House on Plum Creek. Caroline hires a handsome young handyman named Chris Nelson (Gil Gerard) to complete the job. In its original NBC telecast, Bless All the Dear Children ranked 18th of 65 programs in the weekly Nielsen ratings, with an 18.2 rating and 27% share of the audience. With Jonathan as coach, Albert and the livery school's football team challenge the private academy's undefeated football team. While he is stricken with medical problems, a fight with Charles Ingalls ends his career. Having to use a crutch and fearing he is crippled for life and will be a burden to his family, he falls into severe depression. To encourage him to stay, Charles gets him a job at Hanson's Mill, while Caroline quietly sets him up with widow Grace Snider. The Olesons surprise the Ingalls and Garvey families when they move to Winoka as well. Notes: The opening credits, which have previously continued to describe the now-married Mrs. Nellie Dalton as "Nellie Oleson", now simply refer to her as "Nellie". Adam's father (, Mary suddenly thinks she is able to see light, and everybody has hopes that she might soon recover her sight. In Burr Oak, Iowa, Charles gets a promotion as a purchasing agent, and he takes Albert with him on a buying trip to Minnesota. Deciding she wants to speed up becoming an adult, Laura tells her Pa to stop calling her 'Half-Pint', and asks to take her graduation exam early. 5. After the funeral, Ellen's grief-stricken mother blames Laura for the tragedy and rebuffs the efforts of several people to cheer her up. When Charles' mother passes away, he travels to Wisconsin and persuades his father, Lansford Ingalls (Arthur Hill), to go back with him to Walnut Grove. Carrie wanders off, falls asleep inside a hot-air balloon basket and wakes up to find herself flying. Joe Kagan gives up his farm and moves to Sleepy Eye to work with Jonathan Garvey in his freight business and hoping to persuade Hester-Sue to marry him. Charles copes with his problems until a family picnic in the meadow leads to a serious setback with Charles getting injured after falling out of a tree while attempting to grab their toy kite that got stuck in a branch. Laura has a crush on a new boy in school named Johnny Johnson, an older student in her class (Mitch Vogel) but Johnny only wants to be her friend, while he is romantically attracted to Mary who has no interest in him. While Charles and Mr. Edwards are away for three weeks on a delivery trip for Mr. Hanson, Mary is enthralled by the prize to be awarded for the best score in an extra-credit examination, a Webster's Dictionary. The following is a list of episodes for the television show Little House on the Prairie, an American Western drama about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota from the 1870s to the 1890s. Caroline shares with them a 'womanly wile' she used on Charles to get his attention, but when Laura and Grace try it the consequences are not what they had hoped for. A traveling minister, Jacob Danforth, comes to Walnut Grove on a 'healing' crusade and attracts a large attendance at his meetings where some people make miraculous recoveries. When it's time to make a wish and blow out the candles, everyone is brought to tears when Mary says, "I have nothing to wish for! When a new girl arrives in school who looks like a rival, Laura decides she must compete for him by giving up her 'tom-boy' behaviour and becoming more like Nellie. TVG. Charles is in trouble with Caroline after forgetting their wedding anniversary. On Charles' and Caroline's anniversary, Charles is stuck on the road in the rain with a broken wagon wheel, making him late home for their celebration meal. They arrive with Hester Sue and join the family with Laura and Almanzo. Rage. But they have different ideas about what will be best for Almanzo. There's No Place Like Home Part 2. Almanzo proposes to Laura, who accepts, but Charles insists that they should not marry until Laura is eighteen. James is shot and critically wounded, and the doctor tells Charles that the injuries are potentially fatal. Laura is tricked into adopting a "unique" billy goat, named Fred, but he quickly becomes unpopular when he helps himself to the Ingalls family's crops and exhibits a particularly unpopular behaviour. It is up to the townspeople to rebuild Walnut Grove and rekindle the spirit of both the town and Mr. Hanson. Afterwards, Mary is in deep shock and denial that her baby has gone, so Adam goes to New York City to find specialist help for her and to look for a new teaching post. Nancy quickly causes trouble at the school in Walnut Grove, but Laura has already worked out that Nancy is another Nellie. However, Laura persuades him to stay, and he works on the farm with Almanzo and sobers up. Mrs Olesen meanwhile was awarding a blue ribbon to the best student that she expected to be her daughter Nellie, but Albert wins it instead. Charles is seriously injured while on a hunting trip with Laura. In Season Four of “Little House on the Prairie,” we experience a great many exciting adventures with the Ingalls. While in Mankato, Charles encounters a drunken Mr. Edwards in the midst of a bar fight and takes him back to Walnut Grove. Both of them fabricate stories about themselves to appear more attractive to the other: Albert postures as a tall athlete, while Leslie portrays herself as a ballerina and hides her paraplegia which confines her to a wheelchair. Rate. In the end, the wedding goes on, with Susan as. Rate. Little House on the Prairie. S5 E5 48m. Then an obesely overweight boy, Elmer, joins the school and is teased by his classmates, but he is a bright student and Nancy exploits his attraction to her. Laura and Carl come across an ex-miner who has seen the ill-effects of the search for gold and lives like a hermit. Caroline responds to a plea for help from a childhood friend, Louisa Beckwith, by travelling with Doc Baker to a mining camp where there is an outbreak of influenza. Albert spends much time with her and they fall in love. At Mary's surprise birthday party, she reveals that her "gift" from Charles and Caroline is not the hat, but her Pa's fiddle, and Mary says that the best birthday present she could have is hearing Pa play. Ultimately, he chooses to remain in Walnut Grove for his last days, where he spends his time making special memories and receives the offer of a four-year scholarship from the university he had planned on attending. Meanwhile, Laura has a crush on schoolmate Jason and, with Albert's counsel, tries to get him to notice her. Fagin. Larabee's wife, as a result of his hatred of many people, takes their sons and leaves him. Later he comes in while one of her students is showing her how flexible the rib cage is, and thinks that the student is kissing Laura. Then Charles reminds Caroline of what actually happened when she tried it on him, and she changes her advice to Laura and Grace, with a happier outcome. Mary soon becomes convinced that her Ma and Chris are becoming romantically involved, and she freely expresses her opinions. In Season 9 of “Little House on the Prairie”, change is in the air! Start 7-Day Free Trial. Meanwhile, Nels and Percival are both concerned about their wives' eating habits. Albert is officially adopted in this episode. En route to Minneapolis, Mary, Adam and another woman are involved in a serious stagecoach accident due to a faulty wagon wheel. Nellie tells everyone in the kitchen at the restaurant that she caught Almanzo kissing Laura, and Charles hurries to Almanzo's house to "beat Almanzo Wilder within an inch of his life". However, as they appear before the judge, Charles helps them realize that their love for each other is more important than their differences, and they are reconciled. Then Rev. Nels goes home where he and Harriet make up. Eliza Jane falls in love with Harve Miller (James Cromwell), a friend of Almanzo's who has come to live in Walnut Grove. Elsewhere, Caroline and Mrs Oleson find they are rivals, Nels and Charles join forces to enter a donkey-riding contest, and Laura quickly loses all her spending money and then has trouble trying to stay with both Carrie and Bandit. But Albert and Andy prove their worth, hiking for miles through woods to find a comfortable bed and meal in Sleepy Eye during a downpour. Sylvia's father decides that they must leave Walnut Grove. Nels brokers a truce between Benjamin and Harriet with the suggestion that a boy should be raised in the Jewish faith and a girl should be raised as a Christian. The situation is saved by a popular mute coppersmith, 'Tinker' Jones (Chuck McCann), who enlists the help of the local children in making their own bell. A female campaigner for the equal rights of married women comes to Walnut Grove, looking for signatures on a petition to be submitted to the state legislature. Charles confronts Murdoch about his newspaper, but his complaints fall on deaf ears. Season 3 aired from September 27th, 1976 through April 4th, 1977 and led viewers on many adventures with the Ingalls family. When the Garveys' barn burns down and they lose their entire harvest, Alice wants to take a job at the post office to bring in some money, but Jonathan believes that it is a man's role to support his family and forbids it. After losing two previous pregnancies to miscarriage, Louisa is once again pregnant and desperately ill, with a cruel husband who hates children and only sees wives as someone to cook and clean. While she is climbing up a hillside, her old glasses fall out of her pocket and the lenses magnify the sunlight and soon start a fire, which acts as a signal for Charles and Jonathan, who are searching for them. 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