Carrie becomes heartsick for her Pa when Charles and Jonathan take jobs on a telephone crew and must be away for weeks. 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. Ray Bolger returns as the happy-go-lucky-who-turned-bankrupt Toby Noe. He takes Andy fishing and in a friendly manner talks him into owning up to what he did. 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. Originally aired as a 95-minute movie (excluding commercials), when offered in syndication, it is shown either in two parts or in its entirety. "Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow: Episodes 2 & 3". The relationship of Eliza Jane and Harve seems to blossom, but when she tells him she loves him, he reveals he is in love with someone else. Also, the Tompkins' own son bitterly resents their arrival and sets up James for an unjust whipping. Miss Beadle is relieved of her duties as schoolmistress when the town council decide she cannot control the older students. Carrie has also inherited Laura's pigtail hairstyle in light of Laura no longer wearing them, showcasing that she has matured to about the same age as Laura at the start of the series. Eventually, it's all for naught, as Charles loves his baby Grace just the same. Fearing his reaction, Anna had managed to keep secret that she was pregnant and even that she had given birth, but then realized that she could not keep the baby while staying with her father. Both episodes were written by Michael Landon. When Lassiter arrives to claim the town, he finds all the town buildings dynamited, and the townsfolk leave to start new lives elsewhere, as many of them have done before. Includes two timeless holiday favorites from the Ingalls clan: Christmas at Plum Creek" (1974) is the Christmas episode from the first season, and A Christmas They Never Forgot" (1982) is the holiday classic from the eighth season in which the entire extended family is trapped together during a snowstorm and passes the time exchanging stories of Christmases past. Notes: An episode of Bonanza, titled "The Younger Brothers' Younger Brother", had a story with a similar theme to this episode. On Christmas Eve, Miss Beadle releases the kids early to go home, and many get trapped in the storm. Charles just wants to be a spectator and tells his girls that it is the taking part that is important, not the winning. She eventually persuades Charles to help her look for the writer of the note, but instead they find an abandoned baby. Husband Charles Ingalls, his wife Caroline, and their three daughters—Mary, Laura, and Carrie—migrated westward in the 1800s to settle on a farm near the village of Walnut Grove, Minnesota. Mary wins a place in a statewide math competition, but when Charles cannot afford the cost of the trip to Minneapolis for her and Caroline, Laura is pleased to play a role in getting the town council to foot the bill. Anticipating a bumper return from his wheat crop, Charles is devastated when a hail-storm flattens all the crops in the area. However, although she has feelings for Joe, he reminds her of her shiftless and unfaithful ex-husband, and she has plans to marry a successful local businessman. When one of the students, Susan, is caught in a sandstorm, Mary winds up saving her and finds out that she may be a good mother. After Julia Sanderson's death, her three children stay with Grace, with help from Mr. Edwards. Albert spends much time with her and they fall in love. He also gets along well with James and Cassandra, so he decides that he can now offer them a home with him in Minneapolis. The following is a list of episodes for the television show Little House on the Prairie, an … Laura has a heart to heart with the sad clown about Almanzo and discovers the clown is the circus manager! 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. Mrs. Oleson babies the boy, prompting a frustrated Nels to turn to Charles for assistance in rehabilitating Peter, which leads to a reconciliation between Peter and his father. A young orphan boy, Sam, stows away in their wagon and becomes a key player in the search and its happy outcome. Houston, the cantankerous caretaker at the Blind School, tries to help two orphaned boys. Charles takes Mary to Chicago, where he is attending the Grange Convention. While the hunt is on for Busby, Laura must rely on her wits to escape Mrs. Taylor's clutches and help her come to terms with Ellen's death, which she is finally able to accomplish along with help and support from her husband. Young Hester Sue is relieved to find that Santa Claus loves her too! After Laura argues with Mr. Standish, he threatens Charles' job if Laura does one more thing against him or his son. Laura and Mary come back up, but Ellen becomes trapped under the surface; she drowns and dies as a result. 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. Class is dismissed and everyone but Andy and his mom leave, but a moment later, Laura walks back in and speaks up about what Nellie had done to Andy. 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. Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society (SD), Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association Announces LauraPalooza 2019: All Roads Lead to Laura. 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. Soon, Albert and the others find football is not so much fun, and when Ellerbee's single-mindedness endangers Albert's well-being, Charles has to step in. This prevents crops and other items from being sold and traded, and disables the bank, causing financial problems for the entire town. When Dr. Baker is unable to save a patient, he feels it was due to his incompetence and resigns as Walnut Grove's doctor. Dr. Marvin convinces Laura to let Jenny help him with his garden to rehabilitate. 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. 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