When Percival's parents visit Walnut Grove for the birth of Nellie's baby, Percival reveals that his real name is Isaac Cohen, much to Harriet's consternation. At the train station, the children's curiosity takes them too far and they find themselves in a runaway caboose. When Miss Beadle is injured and ordered to rest by Doc Baker, Caroline is invited by the school board to take over as substitute teacher of the Walnut Grove School. His boss, an unscrupulous professional wrestling promoter persuades Jonathan to compete for a large money prize in his shady wrestling competition in Mankato, duping him into facing the current champion Hans. Laura goes to Sleepy Eye to help Mary and Adam get the new blind school ready. Then Rev. Charles and the girls go on a camping trip, with Caroline planning to join them later. Mr. Edwards, and later, Almanzo and John, become mixed up with the criminal activities of a bumbling gang of outlaws. Albert and Bart get into a fight and Almanzo steps in after coming out of Oleson's and seeing what is happening. Charles and Mr. Edwards set off on a race against time to prevent a head-on collision with another train. Charles talks Albert into joining them. When Nellie gives birth, she unexpectedly has twins, a girl and a boy, so Nellie and Percival agree to raise their son Benjamin as Jewish and their daughter Jennifer as a Christian. Everyone enters the church singing. Meanwhile, Nels and Percival are both concerned about their wives' eating habits. Mrs. Oleson finds an old Walnut Grove Bearer Bond and, claiming that she is owed over $14,000 in unpaid interest, uses it to have the town renamed Olesonville. A new girl in town, petite but buxom Sylvia Webb (Olivia Barash), gets some unwelcome attention from the older boys at school, but her father and Mrs. Oleson both accuse her of leading the boys on. Charles finds out the whole story and tells Laura. When his family and friends question if he is losing his grip on reality, Charles takes James away into the woods, and builds a shelter and a stone altar. So he invites Laura to a church social and is taken aback when she says she'll think about it. With Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson. Due to economic problems, the Ingalls, Olesons and Garveys leave Walnut Grove and settle in … Mary is severely injured when a horse kicks her in the stomach while she is putting him away in the barn. Adam and Mary decide to leave the blind school in the care of Hester-Sue, and they return to Walnut Grove, where Adam opens a law firm of his own. Nellie returns to Walnut Grove, and most of her family try to make it the best visit ever. (This episode features one of the first looks at the softer side of Nellie's personality.). Mary, who has recently gone blind, is sent to a blind school in Iowa, where she meets Adam Kendall. In flashback: the day they met, Charles' troubles in school, and their first dance. As a result, he has to travel away from home to find work and make some money, and meets up with Jack (Don Knight) and Jacob. Little House on the Prairie is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (207 episodes). Despite the tough long hours of arduous work on top of his own farm work. The man's ruse is exposed once he is seriously injured at the school. Albert appears and is welcomed at Mary's party. Albert is unofficially adopted in this episode. Charles and Jonathan unexpectedly win the freighting contract, but, as they celebrate and make big plans, they realize that it would involve them not seeing their families for long stretches of time, so they refuse the contract. Soon after, Laura walks into Andy's house and catches him red-handed stealing his mom's test while the parents are away at Sleepy Eye to shop. Mrs. Oleson spreads the news around the town, suggesting that Albert is the father. Nels' cousin sends his 12-year-old son, Peter, to Walnut Grove after the boy's behavior grows unmanageable. During his long walk, Charles meets Jack Peters 'powder monkey', a flamboyant hard rock miner who recommends Charles for the well-paying but dangerous job, part of a 2-man hole drilling team needed to hand-set blasting charges in a rock quarry. She does not feel the same but, when she sees Almanzo with yet another lady-friend, she considers seeking consolation with Daniel. Pete begrudgingly resigns to making football practice less severe, after nearly destroying his marriage and family life. When the school board fails to back her, Miss Wilder fears she will have to leave, and Almanzo tells Laura he will be leaving with his sister. He is now wealthy, having finally hit a big gold strike, and a donation to pay for a new roof for the church makes him popular in town. Laura grows jealous when Charles starts giving more attention to Albert. This is a comedy episode, in which Nels is kidnapped by a pair of bumbling criminals who demand a $100 ransom, which Harriet refuses to pay. However, Harriet overhears a secret from Alice Garvey's past regarding a hidden divorce and broadcasts it, which causes problems for the Garveys and sends Jonathan on a quest to Minneapolis to find Alice's ex-husband, a failed gambler who was in prison for a failed bank robbery. 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 Charles' mother passes away, he travels to Wisconsin and persuades his father, Lansford Ingalls (Arthur Hill), to go back with him to Walnut Grove. After Jack dies suddenly of a heart attack on the return trip, and after which his farm is sold and his nameplate casually tossed into the kindling by the new owner, Charles decides he wants to do something to be remembered for. Meanwhile, Charles, Jonathan Garvey, and the rest of the town of Walnut Grove have another problem as the whole township is threatened by an escalation of a dispute between The Grange and the railroads. Meanwhile, Charles gives Albert a different lesson in cheating...cheating within the heart, as he is trying to barely pass or make just fair/satisfactory grades in school to be more popular. Laura and Almanzo clash again over their different aspirations for their marriage, and this is aggravated when Laura comes to believe that Almanzo is having an affair with one of his former girlfriends, Brenda Sue. After Jonathan wins a rigged preliminary bout, many of the residents of Walnut Grove bet on Jonathan to win the final, including Mrs. Oleson who risks the money entrusted to her as treasurer for the church. The Ingalls, Oleson, and Garvey families are all set to return home. Meanwhile, the late Mr. Hanson had willed his large house to the church in Walnut Grove. Travelling with them are a black man (, To buy Caroline a new set of china, Charles secretly takes a woodworking job for an attractive young widow (. 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. However, her late-night studying causes a fire in the barn, resulting in Caroline forbidding her to take the examination, but Mary decides to take the test anyway. Eventually, the husbands, led by Charles, decide that they can support the petition, and marital peace and harmony is restored. Ledoux safely delivers the baby, but angrily decides he will never be accepted in the town and plans to leave. When Grace Snider falls ill, Laura and Mary persuade Mr. Edwards to stay and look after the girls, but he discovers that they, and especially Carrie, can sometimes be hard work. Charles and Caroline manage The Dakota Hotel; Nels and Jonathan Garvey are working in the saloon; and Alice Garvey starts a school in a livery stable since the public school burned down and the only other school in town is an expensive private academy. 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. Caleb Hodgekiss, an ex-convict, finds him and takes him to his house where his wife takes care of him. Contains flashbacks of LHOTP's greatest episodes. a law to allow married women to own property, "USFL scrambling for radio and TV coverage", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Little_House_on_the_Prairie_episodes&oldid=997611342, Lists of American drama television series episodes, Lists of American Western television series episodes, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, After the sudden death of her dear friend, 80-year old "Miss Amy" Hearn (. It is 1876 and Walnut Grove prepares to celebrate the nation's centennial, for which Laura and Mary are making a flag. When Michael Landon decided to leave the show, it got this new name, the focus was put on the characters of Laura and Almanzo, and more recurring characters were added. The Ingalls family (apart from … 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.The show is a full-colour version of Laura Ingalls Wilder's series of Little House books. S4 E2 48m. When Albert and Andy boast they can become self-sufficient, Charles and Jonathan decide to take them on a camping trip to put that claim to rest. Directed by Victor French. Little House: A New Beginning was followed by three TV movies released between 1983 and 1984. A widowed circus man and young father named Little Lou (Billy Barty) makes a promise to his wife to quit the circus and move to Walnut Grove to try to make a living after his wife dies during childbirth. Eventually, Laura and the other school children scheme together to play a trick on Nancy at the school's charity bazaar and seem to succeed in teaching her a lesson. Meanwhile, the whole of the township of Walnut Grove is threatened by an escalation of the dispute between The Grange and the railroads. Having learned that Almanzo is working in Sleepy Eye, Caroline suggests Laura go there to help set up the new blind school, but she runs into opposition from the grouchy caretaker who holes himself up in the building and the irascible rent collector. Then the townspeople learn that a land development tycoon, Nathan Lassiter (James Karen), has acquired title to all the land in Hero Township, which they had believed to be homesteading land. He completes the sale of their homestead to the Carter family from New York, and is given a farewell party by his friends. Guilt-ridden Laura runs to find Bandit and bonds with him. After an incident at the Olesons', Charles becomes very angry with Laura. John Carter is the new town blacksmith and his wife Sarah starts a newspaper, the Walnut Grove Gazette. 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