"In the late summer of 1889", Almanzo and Laura's newborn son dies overnight from no obvious cause at only a week old. 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. The promise of becoming rich is realized by only a lucky few, which leads to ill-feeling, lawlessness and even deaths. When Laura arrives home, she finds old Jack dead in the barn. 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". With help from Charles, Jonathan catches the ringleaders, but then Andy is beaten up by the gang, and the repercussions lead to a violent and tragic outcome. They vacate their home and farm without even putting it up for sale, since no one would buy it anyway considering the shape Walnut Grove is in. It is up to the townspeople to rebuild Walnut Grove and rekindle the spirit of both the town and Mr. Hanson. She falls into depression, so Charles, himself heartbroken upon learning that he will never have the chance of another natural son, takes Caroline on a trip to Wisconsin for the wedding of the son of an old friend, and there they decide to renew their own wedding vows. The next day for the final exams, Mrs. Garvey forces Nellie to remove her jacket she uses to hide cheat sheets. The campaigner is called Elizabeth Smith, which was also the name of a real-life advocate and financial supporter of the women's rights movement in the nineteenth century. Mary decides to 'lose' her glasses, until she sees Miss Beadle's handsome boyfriend. En route, they stop at the University of Minnesota where Albert plans on pursuing his medical endeavors; they then reunite with family and old friends in Walnut Grove. Nellie has been mis-treating Bunny, who was Laura's horse until she sold it to Mr. Oleson (in "Christmas at Plum Creek"). The Oleson and Ingalls families travel to a fair, where Mary hopes to spend time with a boy, Patrick. He takes on as his first client a man accused of fraud, after the failure of a land investment deal resulted in many of the citizens of Walnut Grove losing their money. 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. Edwards, feeling responsible, uses his own money to finance various schemes to persuade the teenage boy to return home. Albert soon falls in love with a long-time friend called Michele Pierson, and Charles starts a cooperative with the local farmers in order to compete with the large farms. Albert appears and is welcomed at Mary's party. Mrs. Olesen is upset and Mrs. Garvey reveals why Nellie's final exam was so much lower than her other work. However, after a talk with her father, she goes back with Charles, and at a church meeting Mary takes on her opponents, and it emerges that Miss Peel cannot read, which is why she misquotes the Bible. When she sees the change in Timothy, she calls off her wedding, and tells Joe there might be a chance for them yet. Charles explains to Laura that Almanzo acted out of jealousy, which means that he is now returning her feelings for him. Seeing her anger, Almanzo is inspired to pitch in and help rebuild the house. After Albert overhears Charles and Caroline talking about Laura's jealousy, Albert runs away, leaving Laura to take care of Fagin for the fair. Toby sets out to win her heart, but she is determined to keep him at arm's length. When Charles reluctantly has to take over the cooking at home, he gets together with Nels to work on a plan to release Harriet from her contract and get things back to normal. 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. Along the way, he takes lodgings in Tracy and meets a beautiful Irish woman named Molly. Milo, no longer constrained to throw fights, decides to show Jonathan what he's really getting into and takes his place in the championship bout to prevent his boss from raking in easy money, ironically causing Harriet to more than double the church fund, much to Nels's dumbfounding. Harriet becomes very depressed, and Doc Baker suggests she and Nels adopt, but it takes a visit from Cassandra to revive Harriet's spirits. In denial, Charles does not tell his daughter until a few days before she wakes up and finds, to her horror, she is completely blind. However, the eye doctor discovers that Mary is only experiencing a rare condition in which her senses perceive the heat in sunlight as light [now known as, When many Walnut Grove townsfolk, including Laura, Albert and Adam, become seriously ill after eating, Laura and Albert's friend from school Dylan-(. 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 (. There is no Audience Score because there are not enough user ratings at this time. Almanzo agrees, and he and Laura are married at the Blind School in Sleepy Eye, which happens to be the same day as Adam and Mary's anniversary. Mr. Edwards decides that Blanche needs to live in a zoo. When Caroline becomes one of their victims, Charles decides to take action. When Charles is unable to find someone to adopt all three children, he has to make the difficult decision to place them in separate homes. S4 E5 48m. Milo Stavropoulis is a former Greek champion wrestler forced to become a jobber in order to pay for his ailing wife Anna's continued medical treatment. Almanzo's brother, Royal, arrives with his daughter, Jenny, and with a devastating secret: he is terminally ill and the true reason he is visiting Walnut Grove is to give Jenny a chance to get to know Laura and Almanzo, who will become her adoptive parents. Jeb jumps back into the lake and is able to save her in time, but not before her brain is partly damaged and she is unable to walk, talk, and use her hands normally. The Ingalls can't make ends meet so they move to the city to find work. Laura keeps the secret from his parents, but tells her dad, Charles. When the Garveys return home, they find their barn in flames, and Larabee is fingered as the likely culprit. Caroline, Almanzo, Laura and Hester Sue recall Christmas memories from when they were children. Laura continues to remind her grandfather Lansford of his deceased wife, and their relationship continues to grow. However, the tribe moves on, except that Charles hides the tribe leader at his farm while he recovers. When Annabelle visits the Blind School, Nels' shame is still apparent. "Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow: Episode 1". The adventures of the Ingalls Family continue in Season Nine of “Little House on the Prairie.”The original episodes aired from September 27, 1982, to March 21, 1983. Initially, Matthew is angry that his parents abandoned him as a baby, but, after learning why they did it and receiving a gift of his late mother's Bible, Mr. Edwards helps him to decide to leave town to live with his father. Little House on the Prairie Season 1 Episode ... - Dailymotion After Nellie talks with Miss Beadle, she and Luke run away to have a very short-lived marriage (about 10 minutes). This season is also known as Little House: A New Beginning. Nellie and Percival move to New York City to run Percival's family's store after the death of his father. Sarah eventually grows tired of being told what to do, and stands up to her father. 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. When Mr. Webb finds out that Sylvia is still seeing Albert, he grabs his shotgun and goes to the Ingalls' house. Charles decides to surprise Caroline with a romantic holiday in Mankato for just the two of them. However, Laura persuades him to stay, and he works on the farm with Almanzo and sobers up. Carrie becomes heartsick for her Pa when Charles and Jonathan take jobs on a telephone crew and must be away for weeks. Also in reality, the state of Minnesota passed a law to allow married women to own property in their own name in 1869, and after 1874 they could own a trade license. The movie was originally intended to air in December 1983 but was not aired until December 1984, 10 months after the official series finale. He then finds that his own estranged son is now trying to become a boxer. However, the party is threatened when the state taxes are increased to pay for a road construction scheme. However, its wild instincts surface and Jasper bites Laura and Jack, and runs away. In the episode, Leslie says she is "captain of the basketball team", even though that sport would not be invented for another ten years. 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. When Caroline finds out the truth, she prepares for a showdown with Mary, but there is another surprise in the offing for her, and mother and daughter are reconciled. A lawyer visits to tell Charles that he is the heir to the extensive estate of his late Uncle Ned, who owned a business— Ingalls Carriage Company —and a large house in St Louis. When Doc Baker makes an impassioned plea at the next church service and is supported by the congregation, Dr. Ledoux decides to stay. The initially angry and violent reaction from the townsfolk changes when the full story emerges at his trial. 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. Laura looks after the baby, who she names Grace, while Charles tries to find the parents. They find that some of their old classmates have become financially prosperous, and are on the other side of the proposal by the Grange. Charles and a friend, Jack Prescott, deliver some tables, hand-made by Charles, to a store in Minneapolis, for which Charles makes a few "as a hobby". When the friends finally take it to the bank for safe keeping, Mr. Sprague delivers some very unwelcome news. 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. Mrs. Oleson demands that the sheriff make sure Blanche is dead this time, but the ape hides in a tree until the arrival of the zookeeper, who convinces the sheriff and Mrs. Oleson to let Blanche live. This is the final appearance of Matthew Labyorteaux as Albert. She enrolls them at the Winoka Prep School, much to Mr. Oleson's dismay. However, the old man rejects Joseph because he feels angry and ashamed that his daughter married an Indian. The sick are treated while the storehouse containing the cornmeal is burned to the ground. Mrs. Oleson spreads the news around the town, suggesting that Albert is the father. 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. "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: Episode 1", "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: Episode 2", At the suggestion of Jonathan Garvey, who has more business than he can cope with, Charles and Almanzo agree to start their own freight business from Walnut Grove to Sleepy Eye, and they decide to call it 'Ingalls and Wilder'. After Laura talks with Caroline, who understands that she is in love with Almanzo, Laura makes up with her Pa and tells him he can still call her "Half-Pint". Meanwhile, back in Walnut Grove, many are forced to consider the real possibility of having to start a new life elsewhere as the town's economy erodes and work becomes scarce. 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. Charles and Almanzo also oppose it, even though they believe in equality and joint ownership in their own marriages. 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. Daniel makes good progress, and then he suddenly tells Laura he loves her and tries to kiss her. Meanwhile, Laura and Andy use the Confederate money to decorate the inside walls of their new clubhouse. Nels then plots his own escape and his revenge upon Harriet, which gets out of hand when it leads to several other members of the community also being kidnapped. 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. Charles takes Mary to Chicago, where he is attending the Grange Convention. Eventually, Nels tells Molly he is married and that they cannot see each other anymore. 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 Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson. Unable to summon help, she is about to succumb to her illness, but she is inspired by a passage in her Bible to perform a painful procedure, which later impresses even Doc Baker. Jeremy says that while in Walnut Grove, Spotted Eagle will be called Joseph Stokes. In order to stay quiet about Laura's crime, Nellie demands that Laura abandon her new friend Anna (Katy Kurtzman), who has a stutter, and join her new club. ... far away from the little house by Plum Creek. Meanwhile, Mary and John are discovering they have feelings for each other. Back in Walnut Grove, little Carrie, who misses her father and craves Charles and Jonathan take a job on a … With Nellie graduating, Laura (now 15) also meets Eliza's brother Almanzo (in his late 20s), who has a remarkable effect upon her, and she is overjoyed when Almanzo tells her they should have nicknames just for each other: "Manly" and "Beth". 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. This initiates a custody battle between McQueen and Mr. Edwards. Ray Bolger returns as the happy-go-lucky-who-turned-bankrupt Toby Noe. Albert struggles with feelings of guilt, while Jonathan Garvey starts to drink alcohol, blaming God for his wife's death. The 1st Annual Charity Picnic is held at The Harriet Oleson Institute for the Advancement of Blind Children to raise funds to extend the building. Albert joins the team and is inspired by Ellerbee's stirring pep talks about teamwork, responsibility and doing your best. However, the first of the post-series movies, "Little House: Look Back to Yesterday", features Albert's diagnosis with a fatal blood disease (presumably leukemia) before being able to achieve a degree in medicine. 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. Charles and Caroline uncharacteristically (and somewhat unwillingly) run up a large debt at the Oleson Mercantile. In Michael Landon's opening dialogue this TV movie is set in 1896 nine years after the final season but all of the children are one year older. Guest stars: Theodore Bikel as Yuli Pyatakov, William Schallert as Snell. 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! However, on the wedding day, some surprise visitors show up, and Hester Sue sadly realizes that, despite his good intentions, Sam has not changed. Everyone enters the church singing. Louisa gives birth to a healthy baby boy but then dies in childbirth. 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. He flies into a terrible rage and shoots his wife and daughter, and takes off. Almanzo's wandering younger brother, Perley Day, comes to stay, and Charles hopes Laura's feelings will shift to him, until it emerges that he is a troublemaker who doesn't care about injuring a horse, only winning bets. Notes: An episode of Bonanza, titled "The Younger Brothers' Younger Brother", had a story with a similar theme to this episode. Nancy tricks her new brother Willie into locking a classroom rival in the ice-house all night. 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. Ledoux safely delivers the baby, but angrily decides he will never be accepted in the town and plans to leave.