Little House on the Prairie

Season 5 Episode 13

Blind Journey (2)

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Dec 04, 1978 on NBC
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Blind Journey (2)
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As the journey from the last episode continues, a woman by the name of Hester Sue Terhoun is prepared to help teach at the new school, and she quickly gets into Joe Kagen's good graces - but not Harriet Oleson's. Meanwhile, Adam reveals a dark secret about himself, and issues concerning racism affect everyone.moreless

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  • Mrs. Oleson gets her wires crossed as everyone heads to Walnut Grove.

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    The journey from Winoka to Walnut Grove is long and difficult but it is perhaps hardest on Mrs. Oleson who thinks that the African American woman who will be helping at the school is a member of a well-to-do society family. She is less than impressed when she learns otherwise and takes it out on Joe Kagan who resolutely refuses to allow her to annoy him, try though she might! Her racism is clear for all to see but she seems to be the only one who is bothered by it, along with torrential rain, raging rivers and other 'problems'.



    Adam reveals that he is terrified of water but Mary is able to reassure him that all will be will. It is heartwarming and inspiring when everyone arrives at the new school and settles down for a permanent stay.moreless
Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert

Laura Elizabeth Ingalls/Wilder

Patrick Labyorteaux

Patrick Labyorteaux

Andrew 'Andy' Garvey (1977 - 1981) (as Patrick Laborteaux)

Dabbs Greer

Dabbs Greer

Reverend Alden

Melissa Sue Anderson

Melissa Sue Anderson

Mary Amelia Ingalls/Kendall (1974 - 1981)

Kevin Hagen

Kevin Hagen

Dr. Hiram Baker

Richard Bull

Richard Bull

Nels Oleson

Bill Quinn

Bill Quinn

Conductor

Guest Star

Marcus Chong

Marcus Chong

Samson

Guest Star

Ketty Lester

Ketty Lester

Hester-Sue

Recurring Role

Moses Gunn

Moses Gunn

Joe Kagan

Recurring Role

Don 'Red' Barry

Don 'Red' Barry

Larrabee

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Watch for the scene where Albert holds Pa's pipe in his mouth and gets so sick, he actually turns green. It makes the viewer wonder why he would even want to smoke a pipe in Season 6's May We Make Them Proud, an event that led to the fire at the blind school and caused the death of two people. Apparently, he didn't learn his lesson here.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Adam is sleeping restlessly and then wakes.)
      Adam: No!
      Mary: Adam, everything's alright. I'm right here. We're all safe and sound.
      Adam: Oh Mary. I am so ashamed.
      Mary: There's no need to be.
      Adam: This afternoon, I was so afraid I couldn't even move.
      Mary: Adam, it happens.
      Adam: Being a coward? In front of my wife?
      Mary: Adam, you're not a coward. We all get scared.
      Adam: Before I lost my sight, I went fishing with my father. It was a small stream. Rushing water, rocks all around. I was just jumping from one rock to another, and I slipped. My head hit a rock, and then I was drowning in the dark. And fighting the dark, and fighting the cold. Next thing, I was in bed in the hospital, and a doctor I couldn't see... never would see... he was telling me I'd be just fine. He was a very kind man. He was much too kind to tell me I was going blind. (Adam starts to cry.)
      Mary: Adam, after what you've been through, you have every right to be afraid. Every right to cry. But Adam never, never be ashamed.
      Adam: I love you, Mary.
      Mary: I love you, Adam.
      (They hold each other.)

    • Hester Sue: Just for the record, I have been married once, and I don't plan on being married again. Not to anyone. Not if he was the last man on Earth. But of course you may call me "Hester Sue".
      Joe: (chuckles) Hester Sue, the town you're going to ain't nothin' like St. Louis where there's lots of colored folk. In Walnut Grove, as far as you're concerned, I am the last man on Earth.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This is Ketty Lester's first appearance as Hester Sue, but in Season 4's The Fighter, she did play Joe Kagan's exasperated wife, who ended up divorcing him. This makes the potential Joe/Hester Sue romance in this episode somewhat ironic.

    • We get to hear how Adam lost his sight.

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