Miss Beadle is relieved of her duties as schoolmistress when the town council decide she cannot control the older students. When Adam returns, saying they were refused the funding, Charles finds a good use for the reward money he has received for the recapture of the convicts. Based on the "Little House" series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the TV series was notorious for emotionally charged episodes that often left viewers in tears.. RELATED: 12 Children's Movies That Will Make You Cry Kezia speaks to Laura about how the dog only wants to love her, and how she also wants to love others but hasn't been accepted. 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. Charles helps Tod face and then let go of his past, and he comes to realize the importance of needing someone in his life as he makes peace with his grandparents. Things begin to fall apart when Harve reveals he is in love with someone else although Eliza pretends that they are still involved. This prevents crops and other items from being sold and traded, and disables the bank, causing financial problems for the entire town. Note: The episode title is a play on the 1970s series Love, American Style. An excited Laura recruits Albert to help her fix up Mr. Edward's old shack for Mary and Adam to live in. Jobless, Little Lou begins stealing from the Mercantile to support his baby daughter. Laura becomes frustrated with Jack and gives up trying to take the foxtails out of his ears. During a horse-buying trip to Sleepy Eye, Charles meets up with Brett Harper, one of the state's best horse breeders. Meanwhile, Mrs. Flannery, a childless elderly friend of Laura's, passes away after gifting her big house to Laura and Almanzo, who set about turning it into a boardinghouse, and Willie and Rachel move in as their first boarders. After Julia Sanderson's death, her three children stay with Grace, with help from Mr. Edwards. Camp resident Helen Andruss is due at virtually the same time as Louisa and she and her husband Sherman are distraught over the possibility of a breech birth - an almost always fatal condition at the time. When Reverend Alden (Dabbs Greer) asks for donations for a bell for the church building, Mrs. Oleson announces that she and her husband will donate a large bell, along with a plaque with their names on. As they unveil the plaque, Adam says "May we make them proud.". Despite the tough long hours of arduous work on top of his own farm work. Gilbert is currently married to actor Timothy Busfield. Caroline sees it in the store window on her way to the hat shop. Adam travels with Hester-Sue, Caroline and Harriet to Redwood Falls to apply for state funding for the blind school. The men realize that they were wrong about Busby, and Laura later gives Busby a picture book. 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. The two men bond while fishing and their wives try to improve their relationship, but the children continue to clash. Mr. Edwards has become prosperous owning a logging business. Meanwhile, despite Charles' best efforts, Caroline cannot stop thinking about the children. As they all sing a hymn, Miss Peel accepts the hand of friendship that Mary offers to her. The whole family pitches in to help: Mary sews to earn money while Laura does her chores as well as her own, Caroline helps with the farm work, and Charles toils at two jobs. Fortunately, a friend he has made allows him to stay at his house and be attended by his doctor. He takes Andy fishing and in a friendly manner talks him into owning up to what he did. Anna is reunited with her baby, telling Laura she will keep the name Grace. Their disagreement grows to the point where they intend to divorce. The judge initially decides to have Matthew placed in a mental hospital for his protection, but after a heartfelt and tearful speech by Mr. Edwards, he allows Matthew to stay with him in Walnut Grove as long as he keeps it quiet. Instead, she falls for the flattery of Cass, a balloonist and Patrick's worldly employer. The Last Farewell Fan Vid by BostonChick06. Season 9, Episode 26. He starts to take over her newspaper, demand that she and the family move back to New York City, and causes other problems for Sarah and the rest of her family in their own personal lives. Laura offers to teach sign language to a deaf boy, Daniel, and his widowed father. Note: Suzy Gilstrap (age 14 at the time of filming) is a real-life paraplegic as a result of a tree branch falling on her and breaking her back at the age of 11 as she was crouched down feeding some ducks. 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. Mary drops out of the race when she realizes Elmer is the best person for the job. Out of 205 episodes, he directed 90 of them, including the two-hour pilot, the final episode, and additionally TV movies Little House Years and Little House: The Last Farewell . S9 E3 48m. Rev. Together, they manage to get Charles to Sam's cabin and then they go out to find medical help. Charles and Mr. Edwards, and later Albert, against Charles' orders, set out to track down the villains. Charles and Almanzo also oppose it, even though they believe in equality and joint ownership in their own marriages. The adventures of the Ingalls Family continue in Season Two of “Little House on the Prairie”. 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. 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. Before going to a Halloween party at Nellie's dressed up as Indians, Albert and Laura take a nap because they will be staying up late. But after more bad news, Mr. Edwards ends up in church where he prays and talks to Rev. The girls keep it a secret, but when Charles has to deal with a racoon raiding the chickens which results one of the chickens getting killed and everyone assumes that it was Jasper, it gives rise to a frightening possibility for Laura and Jack. Meanwhile, Laura becomes depressed when she goes to ask Almanzo to the circus, only to find out that he is already taking a rude, snobby and snooty young woman named Christie, for whom she has been mending a dress. One of the older students, Abel McKay (. He gets a ride with Mr. Edwards on a delivery trip to Mankato, and gets involved with a poker game and a dance hall girl. Meanwhile Charles has problems with the corruption he witnesses at the Grange meetings. 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. Charles takes her to an optometrist and she initially appears to need a stronger lens, but the vision still worsens a few days later. Having failed to defeat his claim on legal grounds and even with guns against an army cavalry unit, the townspeople are inspired by Laura to vent their anger at what they see as an injustice, and they decide upon a drastic plan of action. Harriet becomes very depressed, and Doc Baker suggests she and Nels adopt, but it takes a visit from Cassandra to revive Harriet's spirits. When the lawyer returns after winding up the estate, he explains to Charles that, because of Uncle Ned's eccentric and profligate lifestyle, his whole estate was eaten up by debts and legal costs, and all that is left is a box containing worthless Confederate banknotes. Mr. Edwards decides that Blanche needs to live in a zoo. 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. Mary and Laura begin their first day of school at Walnut Grove and meet their school teacher, Miss Beadle (Charlotte Stewart). 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. 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. 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. While in Mankato, Charles encounters a drunken Mr. Edwards in the midst of a bar fight and takes him back to Walnut Grove. In Burr Oak, Iowa, Charles gets a promotion as a purchasing agent, and he takes Albert with him on a buying trip to Minnesota. 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. "Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow: Episodes 2 & 3". Andy, though, does improve his grades abruptly by cheating, but Laura sees him doing so during a test. Nels takes a job at the saloon and they move into the rooming house next door, all of which are also owned by Standish. However, on the wedding day, some surprise visitors show up, and Hester Sue sadly realizes that, despite his good intentions, Sam has not changed. Doc Baker agrees to help and Charles goes with him, but they are opposed by a group of citizens who have memories of relatives and neighbors who were killed by Indians and want to take revenge and attack them. After an incident at the Olesons', Charles becomes very angry with Laura. It is up to the townspeople to rebuild Walnut Grove and rekindle the spirit of both the town and Mr. Hanson. When Annabelle visits the Blind School, Nels' shame is still apparent. This causes Quinn to tell him he can stay with the Ingalls, which confirms to Albert that his father does not love him as Charles does. Notes: This is the first appearance of Royal Wilder. Meanwhile, in Walnut Grove, Nels tries to get Nancy to contribute to the Olesons' Christmas but later regrets it; Jason tries to earn money for gifts with a Christmas tree delivery service which nobody wants; and Mr. Montague tries to avoid all the seasonal customs but ends up saving the Carters' Christmas. A new school year in Walnut Grove begins with a new teacher, Miss Eliza Jane Wilder as Alice Garvey stepped down from being the teacher at the end of the school year. After another argument, Laura breaks their engagement. In flashback: the day they met, Charles' troubles in school, and their first dance. While staying with Charles and his family, Lansford begins to form a special relationship with Laura, and this is strengthened when he tells Laura that she was named after her grandmother, Lansford's wife. Little House: The Last Farewell ( 785 ) IMDb 8.1 1 h 35 min 1984 NR Newly restored and remastered for optimal sound and picture quality, "The Last Farewell" will delight all "Little House on the Prairie" fans. However, this final match strains elderly Milo's heart, and he dies after the match concludes with his victory and his pride restored. Edwards, feeling responsible, uses his own money to finance various schemes to persuade the teenage boy to return home. The finale is iconic for an incredibly Bittersweet Ending that hits very hard because it quite literally erases the presence of the main setting of Walnut Grove. Meanwhile Almanzo and Mr. Carter travel to San Francisco for the Grange with a series of humorous adventures including the culture shock of a Japanese hotel, bathhouse, and eating with chopsticks, getting arrested after a false accusation by the very old lady who pick-pocketed them, and sneaking home aboard a dingy cattle car with a single apple to split. While Laura is fishing with her new friend Jonah, they think they have discovered gold. Alden finds a family who agree to take in the orphans, but the husband, Isaiah Tompkins, is a harsh man who works the children to exhaustion, resulting in Laura warning them that they are failing at school. Also, the Tompkins' own son bitterly resents their arrival and sets up James for an unjust whipping. Laura and Albert temporarily get back at Mrs. Oleson, but she responds by writing a story suggesting Charles fathered Albert outside his marriage. This leads to Charles punching Almanzo and Laura running off, before Charles finds out what really happened. Mary soon becomes convinced that her Ma and Chris are becoming romantically involved, and she freely expresses her opinions. While out hunting, Charles finds some more victims, so, having been exposed, he joins Doc Baker and Reverend Alden, quarantined in the church, which is set up as a makeshift hospital. Miss Beadle and Doc Baker discover that a boy in school named Graham Stewart gets beatings from his alcoholic father John (, A university-educated farmer named Joseph Coulter (, While returning from a spring family trip to Mankato, the Ingalls receive a twofold warning from a Federal Marshal (. Guest Star: The telephone comes to Walnut Grove when Harriet Oleson buys the local franchise, and, as the switchboard operator, Harriet listens in on all the phone conversations. The former Walnut Grove residents continue to adapt to life in Winoka. At the same time, Caroline gets an invitation to the 25th anniversary reunion party of her school class of 1856 in the same city, so Charles and Caroline travel there together. However, the party is threatened when the state taxes are increased to pay for a road construction scheme. Unfortunately, Harriet has not read the small print in the contract, and the onerous conditions result in everyone's life becoming even more busy. Patrick helps to rescue her, and Mary finally chooses him over Cass. I started watching Little House on the Prairie when it first aired and I was just a little girl. James Karen. The original episodes of Season Two aired from September 10, 1975, to March 31, 1976. At the end of the episode, Charles drives Mary to the blind school where she will spend the next few months. Laura and Almanzo's daughter Rose is baptized and Mr. Edwards becomes her godfather. 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