... far away from the little house by Plum Creek. Laura and Albert temporarily get back at Mrs. Oleson, but she responds by writing a story suggesting Charles fathered Albert outside his marriage. While they are waiting, Caroline tells the children the story of how she and Charles met, eventually revealing that she learned that he always has a good reason for keeping her waiting. Anticipating a bumper return from his wheat crop, Charles is devastated when a hail-storm flattens all the crops in the area. The Wolves. Directed by Michael Landon. Laura is invited by Eliza Jane to attend a college class on 'Great American Writers' in Arizona, and on the train she meets a man, Mort, who is going to the same class and who takes a liking to Eliza Jane. Charles and Caroline are finding life stressful trying to bring up five children in their crowded house, and Albert is not enjoying being an older brother to James who is having problems trying to fit into the family. While Laura is fishing with her new friend Jonah, they think they have discovered gold. 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. Don't have an account? 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. Jason makes plenty of happy memories with his friend before her death. When Laura arrives home, she finds old Jack dead in the barn. But after more bad news, Mr. Edwards ends up in church where he prays and talks to Rev. Adam reveals to Mary that he is also blind. Laura explains that Mr. Hanson died peacefully a few months later, happy in the knowledge that the town he loved would live on. After her earlier insults, it is what Percival has been waiting for, and they marry the next day. After he steals Charles' pocket watch and strikes his grandfather, Charles offers to help reform Tod by having him work on his farm. Jonathan Garvey has recently inherited some money and has a phone installed as a surprise for his wife. Together, they manage to get Charles to Sam's cabin and then they go out to find medical help. The Olesons hire Percival Dalton to improve the operation of Nellie's failing restaurant and hotel but, even when it is temporarily renamed "Caroline's Restaurant and Hotel", Nellie stubbornly refuses to learn. 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. So Laura seeks him out at the church social, and they share their first kiss on her 16th birthday. Both episodes were written by Michael Landon. However, when the state official returns, he says the funding will only be provided if the new curriculum subjects are those Laura wanted, so Mrs. Oleson steps down and Laura is reinstated as the teacher. Their fathers, who are secretly following them, wind up having to shovel manure in order to sleep in a barn, and then fall off a log bridge. Albert and a friend named Clay experiment with smoking a pipe in the basement and accidentally start a fire, which destroys the building and claims the lives of Alice Garvey and Adam Jr. As they will be away overnight, Laura goes to stay with Mary. Mary is severely injured when a horse kicks her in the stomach while she is putting him away in the barn. When Mr. Webb finds out that Sylvia is still seeing Albert, he grabs his shotgun and goes to the Ingalls' house. Nels goes home where he and Harriet make up. Mrs. Oleson immediately forecloses on the Ingalls farm, but their friends in town come up with a plan to help them keep it. Nellie returns to Walnut Grove, and most of her family try to make it the best visit ever. A crushed Laura prays with the Reverend for Charles to find the strength for them to somehow stay in Walnut Grove. 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. 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. He invites Mary to come with him and teach there as well. Then Sylvia is sexually assaulted in the woods by a masked assailant, but Mr. Webb, fearful of the townspeople's reaction, insists she keep it a secret. 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. The school was to merge with another blind school in Kansas which would not bring their small staff but would still retain their matron, a woman by the name of Mrs. Terhune. When Caroline becomes one of their victims, Charles decides to take action. A talk with her Pa helps her to decide that honesty will be best for both her and Daniel. Although many in Walnut Grove think he's a homicidal maniac who lives in a haunted house, brave Laura Ingalls befriends mysterious hermit, Amos Pike, and soon discovers the truth behind both the rumors and the old man's reclusive life. Jonathan helps Andy resolve his feeling that Mary and Adam are to blame for his mother's death. Mary drops out of the race when she realizes Elmer is the best person for the job. 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. Soon after, a fierce blizzard snows them in, and they all have to stay the night. Then Mr. Edwards returns to Walnut Grove, but he hides that his marriage to Grace has failed because of his relapse into alcoholism. 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. Andre) tells Charles he is too old to take care of them, Charles feels he has a responsibility to find a new home for them. Laura makes the mistake of telling Nellie and Willie, and they have some fun at Laura's expense. 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. In real life, Laura did not start writing the 'Little House' books until she was in her fifties, encouraged to do so by her daughter Rose, who was by then herself a successful journalist and author. Carrie goes along with Laura and Mary when they go out collecting insects for a school project, but Carrie wanders off and falls into an abandoned mine shaft. He insists that Harriet pay for it herself by getting a job, which she does- as a barmaid at Standish's bar. Jobless, Little Lou begins stealing from the Mercantile to support his baby daughter. With Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson. Little House on the Prairie: Season 6. Meanwhile, Laura and Albert get Mrs. Oleson and Nellie to come pick up the hive (just a small nearby log full of bees), not telling them they're actually doing it during the time the bees are the most active and mean, causing them to get attacked on the way home. Just before he is set to go on trial for theft, Nancy falls down a well, and Little Lou is the only one who can reach inside to save her. The regular series was preceded by the two-hour pilot movie, which first aired on March 30, 1974. 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. When a tornado hits, Charles loses his wheat crop and the house and farm buildings are badly damaged. After being nursed back to health by Charles, Joe decides to stay in Walnut Grove and make a new living as a farmer. Sales dry up and Charles decides that his greatest legacy will be his children. The Oleson and Ingalls families travel to a fair, where Mary hopes to spend time with a boy, Patrick. But for one particular family, it will not be a merry Christmas. 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. 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. Expanded episodes (90 minutes to 2 hours) have been indicated as such; many of these may not currently be shown in determined areas due to their length. Daniel makes good progress, and then he suddenly tells Laura he loves her and tries to kiss her. Sarah's father eventually sees the error of his ways and lets Sara and her family stay in Walnut Grove. However, his impassioned intervention on behalf of the boys produces a change in Josh which changes the minds of the couple previously wanting to adopt only Michael, and they agree to take Josh too. The husband in the family that gives Mary accommodation has the same harsh beliefs and is also hostile towards Mary. Eventually, it's all for naught, as Charles loves his baby Grace just the same. Andy, though, does improve his grades abruptly by cheating, but Laura sees him doing so during a test. 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. However, this final match strains elderly Milo's heart, and he dies after the match concludes with his victory and his pride restored. In the end, the wedding goes on, with Susan as. Charles refuses to accept Doc Baker's prognosis that James will not recover, because he believes God has told him James will be healed. 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. Charles buys Albert a calf for the upcoming county fair, which Albert names Fagin. Nellie finds out that she is pregnant, which comes as a shock to her mother. The resulting nerve damage means Mary's vision cannot be saved, and she will soon go blind. Mrs. Oleson refuses to send her children to school in a barn. Charles goes to the school and poses as Doc Baker, and he manages to overcome the villains. The school's latest project is to create a "family tree" documenting the history of the pupils' families, which causes Albert to remember his own dark past. After an incident at the Olesons', Charles becomes very angry with Laura. When Standish refuses to give Charles a pay advance, he sells his fiddle to get enough money for the hat without telling Caroline. Initially against it, Charles is persuaded by the girls and Caroline to let them keep it and Laura names him Jasper. 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. To encourage him to stay, Charles gets him a job at Hanson's Mill, while Caroline quietly sets him up with widow Grace Snider. Charles later returns and finishes the new kitchen. So Laura runs away from home and climbs a mountain, where she prays to God that she should take the place in Heaven of her baby brother so that the baby may come back to life. But Caroline fears how Charles will react if the baby is a girl, especially after Mrs. Beadle-Simms has a boy herself. When Sylvia and her father refuse to explain, Albert comes under suspicion. In her place, they appoint Hannibal Applewood (, When a bumper harvest causes a huge fall in the price of their wheat, Charles and Mr. Edwards take very well-paid jobs freighting highly explosive blasting oil for railroad construction. 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. However, this causes Mary to worry she will let down the whole town if she fails to win, but her return to Walnut Grove dispels her fears. She enrolls them at the Winoka Prep School, much to Mr. Oleson's dismay. At the very last minute, Mr. Edwards makes a monumental decision: he marries Grace - and they take on all three children. An impassioned speech about the freedoms they enjoy inspires the town to go ahead with the celebrations. Caroline sees it in the store window on her way to the hat shop. Episode Recap Little House on the Prairie on TV.com. 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. Albert joins the team and is inspired by Ellerbee's stirring pep talks about teamwork, responsibility and doing your best. Charles and Jonathan compete against another team to win a freighting contract. 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. Royal's wife believes a parent should never say 'No' to a child, and their boys' constant mischief tries the patience of Almanzo and Laura, who are determined to adopt a different parenting style with their own children. While in Mankato, Charles encounters a drunken Mr. Edwards in the midst of a bar fight and takes him back to Walnut Grove. Trying to start a new life after Alice's death, Jonathan moves to Sleepy Eye and buys a freight business. Mr. Oleson is out of town on a buying trip, and Mrs. Oleson attempts to swindle the children by only offering them 15 cents a pound. Ledoux safely delivers the baby, but angrily decides he will never be accepted in the town and plans to leave. 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