Adam is officially a lawyer, but his client prospects are slim.
Nels Oleson is humiliated when he sees his estranged sister Annabelle as "the fat lady" in a traveling circus that comes to Walnut Grove. Meanwhile, Laura is unhappy when Almanzo begins dating a rude young woman named Christy.moreless
Mary begins to see a bright light every time she stands in front of a window, fueling hope that she may recover her sight.
Adam's father arrives in town upon hearing from Mary that she and Adam are expecting their first child. The prospect of a new grandchild adds hope that Adam's strained relationship with his father might be restored.moreless
Troubled by his parents' quarreling, a young boy finds solace in performing stunts.
Reverend Alden offers Mary her first temporary teaching position in a small, rural community. Mary is unprepared for the mysterious gloom that hangs over the children, and the leading citizen who opposes education.moreless