Little House on the Prairie

Season 8 Episode 17

Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow (1)

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Feb 15, 1982 on NBC
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Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow (1)
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The Wilders' marriage is put to a severe test when Almanzo, who is recovering from diphtheria, does not take proper care of himself and ends up having a severe stroke. The friction between husband and wife is aggravated by an unexpected visit from Eliza Jane.

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Dean Butler

Dean Butler

Almanzo James Wilder (co-star prior to season 7)

Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert

Laura Elizabeth Ingalls/Wilder

Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman

James Cooper/Ingalls (1981 - 1982)

Kevin Hagen

Kevin Hagen

Dr. Hiram Baker

Matthew Laborteaux

Matthew Laborteaux

Albert Quinn Ingalls (1978 -1982)

Missy Francis

Missy Francis

Cassandra Cooper/Ingalls (1981 - 1982)

Bill McLennan

Bill McLennan

Mr. Walsh

Guest Star

Eddie Quillan

Eddie Quillan

Old Timer

Recurring Role

Sam Edwards

Sam Edwards

Mr. Anderson

Recurring Role

Lucy Lee Flippin

Lucy Lee Flippin

Eliza Jane Wilder

Recurring Role

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