Little House on the Prairie

NBC (ended 1983)




Episode Guide

    • I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away (1)

      The Ingalls family faces new trials when business slows to a halt at the mill, and a visit with Mary to a specialist reveals devastating news.

    • A Harvest of Friends
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Charles Ingalls has decided to settle his family on the banks of Plum Creek in Walnut Grove, Minnesota. He builds a home for them with his own hands and heads into town immediately to look for work. It is hard enough meeting his financial responsibilities and finding enough time to spend with his family, but the greatest challenge arrives when an unfortunate accident places the Ingalls in jeopardy.moreless
    • Laura Ingalls Wilder (1)
      Laura Ingalls Wilder (1)
      Season 7 - Episode 1

      Upon being sold a piece of land, Almanzo is eager to begin building a home for him Laura. He hires his friend Harv Miller to assist him with his crop. Meanwhile, Laura is offered a teaching job at a faraway school.

    • Back to School (1)
      Back to School (1)
      Season 6 - Episode 1

      As the new school year begins, Nellie receives a surprising graduation present from her mother. Caroline gets a job when Charles is injured and unable to work. A new teacher arrives in Walnut Grove with a handsome younger brother who catches Laura's eye.

    • Times Of Change
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      When Charles gets the opportunity to visit Chicago on business, he hopes to turn it into a romantic getaway for him and Caroline, but he ends up escorting Mary, who longs to visit her fiance John. As father and daughter navigate a city that is very different from their simplistic Walnut Grove, unexpected revelations are on the way for both of them.moreless
    • Christmas at Plum Creek
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      With Christmas approaching and the Ingalls facing a very short supply of shopping money, everyone works hard to make the holidays special. While Mary begins working overtime for the town seamstress, Caroline longs silently for an expensive new stove from the mercantile. Charles raises extra money of his own by reconstructing some wagon wheels, but perhaps the biggest shock of the season comes from little Laura, whose personal sacrifice will reaffirm everyone's understanding of genuine family love.moreless
    • I'll Ride the Wind
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      Adoptive parents Grace and Isaiah Edwards have begun to notice how bright their oldest son John is, and thanks to his writing talent, the boy receives a four-year scholarship to a university in Chicago. Grace is thrilled, but Isaiah would rather have a son to share his farming lifestyle. Furthermore, John and Mary have immediate marriage plans that will not be possible if John decides to follow his ultimate dream. Torn between two worlds, John is forced to make the most difficult decision of his life.moreless
    • The Richest Man In Walnut Grove
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      When the mill closes due to bankruptcy, Charles loses out on two months worth of crucial wages that would have officially cleared his account at the mercantile. With a large bill left unpaid and Harriet Oleson spreading rumors about the Ingalls' financial issues, Charles takes on several odd jobs at once. Mary quits school temporarily to work overtime with seamstress Mrs. Whipple, while Laura does all the chores and assists Caroline with the crops. Despite physical exhaustion and cruel treatment from certain community members, can this family pull together in such a trying time?moreless
    • Back To School (2)
      Back To School (2)
      Season 6 - Episode 2

      Laura decides that becoming a teacher will convince everyone of her maturity, but first she must pass the graduation exam.

    • Laura Ingalls Wilder (2)
      Laura Ingalls Wilder (2)
      Season 7 - Episode 2

      Almanzo's dreams of building a home do not go as planned, forcing him to postpone the wedding. Laura has a way for them to earn some money, but his rejection of her idea starts a feud between them.

    • To Live With Fear (1)
      To Live With Fear (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      After being kicked in the stomach by one of the family's horses, Mary insists that she is fine, but she actually has internal injuries that worsen over time. Unable to be properly treated by Doc Baker, she is hospitalized in Rochester, where she must undergo surgery. As if this weren't stressful enough, Charles and Caroline are in a position where they may not be able to afford the mounting hospital bills.moreless
    • Four Eyes
      Season 2 - Episode 2

      Mary's normally sparkling grades begin to plummet when she can't see the school blackboard.

    • The Pride Of Walnut Grove
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      When Mary qualifies for a state-wide mathematics contest, the town rallies together to help cover the expenses. While Caroline accompanies her oldest daughter on the trip to Minneapolis, Laura delights in the opportunity to step up and take care of her father and younger sister at home.
    • Country Girls
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Laura and Mary are nervous about their first day of school in Walnut Grove, but they are quickly put at ease by the genuine kindness of their new teacher and the majority of their classmates. As the girls focus on their studies, Laura clashes with a mean-spirited girl named Nellie Oleson. Later, when their teacher invites the children's families to a special presentation in the classroom, Laura must come up with her own plan of attack when she realizes that she is not prepared.moreless
    • Town Party, Country Party
      Season 1 - Episode 7

      Laura connects with a sweet, shy classmate named Olga Nordstrom, who was born with a short leg. Both Laura and Charles try to help the girl, but meet opposition with Nellie - and Olga's father.

    • The Gift
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      Reverend Alden's birthday is coming up, and the Sunday School children have raised enough money to purchase a gift. School treasurer Mary is elected to order the gift and present it to the Reverend, but with only $1.67 to spend, it's obvious that they can't afford anything fancy...until Laura coaxes Mary into taking a dangerous gamble to double the money.moreless
    • Blizzard
      Season 3 - Episode 12

      On Christmas Eve, Miss Beadle lets the schoolchildren go home early. This proves to be disastrous as a blizzard has already begun.

    • He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (1)
      He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (1)
      Season 6 - Episode 25

      Almanzo finally proposes, to Laura but Charles insists that they wait two years. Harriet Oleson wants Nellie to be trained to to take over the restaurant, but the hiring of Percival Dalton creates more drama.

    • The Monster Of Walnut Grove
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      On Halloween night, Laura and Mary get permission from their parents to walk into town and pull off a little prank at the mercantile. Laura's imagination runs wild when she peeks into the Olesons' window and witnesses Nels committing an unspeakable crime. Scarred by what she has seen, Laura can't seem to get anyone to believe her.moreless
    • The Award
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      While studying for an optional history examination in the barn one night, Mary accidentally knocks over a reading lamp. After narrowly putting out the fire, a furious Caroline yells at her daughter and forbids her from taking the special test. Later, Mary takes a job at the mercantile to pay for some items damaged in the fire, then makes a decision that could further aggravate her relationship with her mother.moreless
    • He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2)
      He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2)
      Season 6 - Episode 26

      To keep her mind off Almanzo's extended absence, Laura pitches in with Mary and Adam's new blind school in Sleepy Eye. Back in Walnut Grove, Nellie struggles with her feelings for Percival.

    • Going Home
      Season 2 - Episode 22

      Feeling pleased and hopeful about the success of his current crop, Charles is devastated when the elements dash all his dreams.

    • Sweet Sixteen
      Season 6 - Episode 24

      When a school in a nearby town is in need of a temporary substitute, 15-year-old Laura finally gets her start as an teacher. For the first time, Almanzo seems to notice that she is growing up.

    • The Legacy
      Season 8 - Episode 14

      After an acquaintance dies suddenly, Charles is prompted to give up farming in favor of building a legacy on his hand-crafted furniture.

    • The Race
      Season 3 - Episode 4

      Now that her beloved horse Bunny has officially been returned to her, Laura eagerly prepares to enter a local race. Angry and jealous about this, Nellie throws a tantrum until Harriet agrees to buy her an expensive thoroughbred from Sleepy Eye.

    • Bunny
      Season 3 - Episode 3

      Nellie mistreats Laura's horse Bunny, prompting Laura to secret action.

    • The Campout
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      When Ms. Beadle assigns a leaf-gathering project to her students, Mary and Laura are excited to find all kinds of unique leaves on an upcoming camping trip with the family. Determined to see her own children receive equal opportunities, Harriet convinces her husband to let their famile tag along with the Ingalls'. Although the two families have a difficult time adjusting to this extended period of time together, they gradually come to have a deeper respect for one another--but that doesn't mean that Nellie, Willie, and Harriet won't be traveling home with a less-than-desirable surprise.moreless
    • The In-Laws
      The In-Laws
      Season 7 - Episode 9

      Charles and Almanzo expand their business by delivering goods to Sleepy Eye. After arguing about the quickest way to get there, they decide to make it a race.

    • Founder's Day
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      With a Founder's Day event approaching for Walnut Grove, everyone prepares for a celebration complete with games and heated competition. Everyone in the Ingalls family ends up participating, most notably Charles, who finds an unlikely nemesis in the log-splitting competition.
    • School Mom
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      When Miss Beadle is injured in an accident, Caroline is asked to fill in temporarily at the school. While teaching, Caroline sympathizes with Abel Makay--an older student who is quiet, withdrawn, and reluctant to learn.
    • Doctor's Lady
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      Harriet Oleson's young niece comes to town for a visit and is immediately attracted to Doc Baker. A whirlwind romance follows, despite their significant age difference, and although their friends and family are concerned, they go ahead with an engagement--until an unexpected event leaves them both with a critical choice to make.moreless
    • May We Make Them Proud
      May We Make Them Proud
      Season 6 - Episode 21

      Disaster ensues when Albert and a friend smoke a pipe in the basement of the blind school.

    • The Wisdom Of Solomon
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      An 11-year-old black child named Solomon Henry feels oppressed by his heritage's lack of opportunity in life. He runs away from his mother and older brother to pursue his dream of attending school somewhere. He comes across Charles Ingalls in Mankato, secretly hitches a ride in the back of his wagon, and eventually becomes a guest in the Ingalls home. As he helps out around the farm and goes to school in Walnut Grove, Solomon's optimistic attitude is a true inspiration to the whole family, but he struggles to open up about his real life.moreless
    • Second Spring
      Season 6 - Episode 23

      Fed up with his overbearing wife and his lack of authority over the children, Nels packs up and heads out for an indefinite period of time. While running a mobile mercantile of his own, he stays at a boarding house owned by Molly Reardon, a beautiful Irish woman who shows him the respect and appreciation that he's never had at home.

    • Love
      Season 9 - Episode 10
      Laura's childhood friend, Jane Canfield, comes back to Walnut Grove. Despite her blindness, she develops a fondness for Isaiah Edwards (who is twice her age), and the two gradually fall in love. Jane's vision is restored when she receives the rare opportunity to have eye surgery, and Isaiah is hopeful about building a future with her, but negative input from his friends may turn this into one of the most difficult decisions of his life.moreless
    • The Voice of Tinker Jones
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      When Reverend Alden suggests taking up a collection for a new church bell, tempers flare over how the bell should be financed. Proud Mrs. Oleson wants to donate the money for a large bell and include a plaque with her name on it. Others protest the idea, and both sides threaten to leave the church. As battle lines are drawn, a mute Tinker has another idea to bring the town back together.moreless
    • The Music Box
      The Music Box
      Season 3 - Episode 20

      Laura befriends a timid classmate named Anna, whose excessive stuttering negatively impacts her ability to make friends. Laura stands by the girl's side when she is excluded from Nellie's elite new club, but matters are complicated when Laura is caught stealing Nellie's music box. Nellie agrees not to tell anyone, but she has some ulterior motives of her own that may threaten Laura's friendship with Anna. Terrified of the disappointment her parents will feel if they find out her secret, Laura goes along with Nellie's game--but when it hits a dangerous level, Laura must use her own moral judgment to resolve the problems caused.

    • Ebenezer Sprague
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      When Walnut Grove builds its very first bank, the cold and heartless Mr. Sprague settles in to run it. Charles tries to get on the man's good side right off the bat, but Mr. Sprague has been in the banking business long enough to sniff out these kinds of things, and after refusing to take the bait, he proceeds to turn Charles down flat when he requests an important loan. Meanwhile, Laura forms an unlikely bond with Mr. Sprague at the fishing hole, and against all odds, the two remain blatantly unaware of each other's identity--that is, until fate takes a turn and puts this budding friendship to a harsh test.moreless
    • The Spring Dance
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Laura and Grace Snider are both in low spirits when they are left with no dates for the spring dance. Feeling that Grace is underappreciated by Isaiah Edwards, Caroline uses memories of her courtship with Charles to provide her friend with strategies to make Isaiah jealous. Laura overhears their conversation and applies it to her own experiences--so while Grace devotes her time to "wooing" Doc Baker, Laura poses as Willie Oleson's girlfriend to earn the attention of a boy at school. When their ruthless attempts backfire and the dance draws nearer, Caroline comes up with an idea that just might work better.moreless
    • As Long As We're Together (1)
      As Long As We're Together (1)
      Season 5 - Episode 1

      Poor economic conditions have forced many of Walnut Grove's residents to move elsewhere. Charles and Caroline settle their family in the bustling town of Winoka, where they manage a hotel that's located near Mary and Adam's blind school.

    • As Long As We're Together (2)
      As Long As We're Together (2)
      Season 5 - Episode 2

      Life in Winoka grows increasingly difficult for the Ingalls family as they try to adjust to city life. Meanwhile, Caroline and Alice open a new school in a barn for their children.

    • Little Women
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      As a special school activity, Miss Beadle allows the children to create group skits that they will later perform for their parents. Mary and Laura team up with Nellie and Ginny Clark, a lonely young girl whose widowed mother has been neglecting her daughter's emotional needs. Meanwhile, Willie is having trouble getting the other boys to perform "Tom Sawyer" with him.moreless
    • Home Again (Part 1)
      Home Again (Part 1)
      Season 9 - Episode 16
      In Burr Oak, Iowa, Charles is forced to address Albert's recent criminal behavior. The two of them take a trip back to Walnut Grove, and as Charles reconnects with Laura and his friends, he is hopeful that the experience will straighten out his troubled son, but Albert's issues run deeper than anyone ever imagined.moreless
    • Family Quarrel
      Season 1 - Episode 16

      After having a huge argument with his wife in the mercantile, Nels leaves the house and moves into a hotel room down the street. To the surprise of everyone in the town, the problem worsens, and the town wonders if this is the end for the Olesons.

    • The Faith Healer
      The Faith Healer
      Season 6 - Episode 13

      Reverend Edward Danford, a preacher who works as a "faith healer," holds meetings in Walnut Grove.

    • Home Again (Part 2)
      Home Again (Part 2)
      Season 9 - Episode 17
      A shipment of morphine powders goes missing from Doc Baker's office, and all evidence points to Albert, forcing Charles to accept the real truth about him. As Charles puts up the fight of his life to save his son, Jason Carter has an unusual reason for wanting a pair of eyeglasses.moreless
    • I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away (2)

      Charles brings a sullen Mary to Iowa so that she can study at a school for the blind. In Walnut Grove, financial crisis has come upon the town. The Ingalls and the Olesons and other families are preparing for the possibility that they will have to start a new life elsewhere.

    • The Long Road Home
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      Charles, Mr. Edwards, and two other men take a job that involves handling and transporting explosives. They must deal with many things along the road, including prejudice.
    • Remember Me (1)
      Remember Me (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      After Doc Baker gives ailing widow Julia Sanderson a disheartening health prognosis, the woman scrambles to find a home for her three young children. She enlists Charles' help to find just the right couple, and when it appears that she will not survive long enough to finish the job, Julia asks Charles to make the final decision. Meanwhile, Mary and Laura, who rescued some newborn puppies after someone dumped them in the creek, have a responsibility of their own: to find adequate homes for the three adorable pups.moreless
    • Remember Me (2)
      Remember Me (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Immediately following Julia's emotional funeral, Charles begins working to honor her final request. As John, Carl, and Alicia board temporarily with Mr. Edwards and Grace, Charles is approached by a few potential adoptive parents, and he is opposed by many--including his cherished daughter Laura--when he makes a controversial decision about the children's futures.moreless
    • Harriet's Happenings
      Harriet's Happenings
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      When Harriet Oleson's cousin Sterling Murdock comes to town, he brings his newspaper business with him. Everyone is initially excited about this, but trouble ensues when Murdock gives gossipmonger Harriet her own column - and allows her the freedom to write whatever she wants.
    • The Lord is My Shepherd (1)
      The Lord is My Shepherd (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      The Ingalls family appears to be officially complete when Caroline gives birth to a beautiful little boy, but trouble strikes when Charles Jr. falls gravely ill. Jealous of the baby's place in her father's heart, Laura refuses to pray for her brother, which leaves her with a heavy burden to bear when fate takes an ugly turn.moreless
    • The Lord is My Shepherd (2)
      The Lord is My Shepherd (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      Convinced that she is responsible for her brother's death, Laura runs to the mountains in the middle of the night. Atop the mountain with her is Jonathan, a kindly old man who helps her reaffirm her relationship with God as she comes to terms with her guilt. Meanwhile, Charles and Mr. Edwards search frantically for her, but with so many miles separating them, it will take a miracle to reunite them.moreless
    • The Raccoon
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      Feeling guilty for accidentally breaking Laura's beloved china doll, Mary brings home a baby raccoon to smooth things over with her sister. Charles is hesitant to allow Laura to keep the animal, but he decides that it would be all right to make a temporary adoption--a choice that he lives to regret.moreless
    • 100 Mile Walk
      100 Mile Walk
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Delighted with his beautiful new wheat crop, Charles is in a position to buy new dresses for his daughters, a warm coat for Caroline, and maybe even some new boots for himself--not to mention an ideal team of horses that the family's newfound financial position can now afford. It all sounds like a dream come true, but the Ingalls receive a shocking wakeup call when a harsh hailstorm destroys the entire crop. Determined to make it through this difficult time, Charles heads off to find some work, and along the way he encounters two fellow husbands and fathers in the same situation as he. While Caroline, the girls, and the other women of Walnut Grove do some important work of their own in Walnut Grove, Charles and his new friends accept jobs that offer good pay and dangerous consequences.moreless
    • Barn Burner
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      Trouble erupts when a local farmer, who is hateful and bigoted, refuses to set a fair price for wheat, since black farmers would be entitled to the same price. The whole thing escalates when the farmer assaults Jonathan's young son and is later accused of setting fire to the Garveys' barn.moreless
    • At The End Of The Rainbow
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      While fishing in a stream, Laura and a friend discover something shiny in the water. Believing that it is gold, Laura and Jonah take many secret trips to this spot to gather it all. Laura fantasizes about all the wonderful things she can afford for her family, but when she and Jonah haul their findings to the bank, they are both heartbroken and humiliated to learn that it is only "fool's gold." Laura feels that she has disappointed the people she loves, but Charles has an important lesson to teach her about what he and Caroline really value in their children.moreless
    • A Matter Of Faith
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      Caroline decides to stay home while Charles takes the kids on a trip. She thinks she is going to have some peaceful time to herself until a minor scratch on her leg flares into a major infection. Alone and with no immediate help available, Caroline turns to the Bible for comfort, only to stumble across the words "If thy leg offends thee, cut it off..."moreless
    • A Christmas They Never Forgot
      Season 8 - Episode 11

      Mary, Adam, Hester Sue, and the Wilders all make a special visit to Charles and Caroline's for Christmas Eve. An unrelenting blizzard prevents everyone from heading home after dinner, but they all pass time by recalling Christmases of personal significance in their lives.

    • The Wedding
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      Adam proposes to Mary, and they plan a wedding in Winoka. Charles and Caroline cannot afford to send the whole family to the event, so they are forced to make the trip by themselves. All seems to be going great until Mary, who fears that she and her Adam can never be proper parents, calls the whole thing off.moreless
    • Wilder And Wilder
      Season 6 - Episode 22

      Almanzo and Eliza Jane get a visit from their kid brother Perley Day, but after a few days with him, they quickly remember why the boy has been so estranged from the family over the years.

    • Here Come The Brides
      Here Come The Brides
      Season 4 - Episode 12

      Nellie Oleson falls in love with a pig farmer, to the horror of her mother.

    • May I Have This Dance?
      Season 9 - Episode 21
      Laura receives an unexpected inheritance from an ailing friend, which promises huge changes for the Wilder family. Meanwhile, young Willie is finally ready to graduate and propose to his girlfriend, if only he can find the courage to tell his parents that he doesn't wish to attend college.
    • Money Crop
      Season 1 - Episode 21

      A college-educated farmer named Joe Coulter moves to Walnut Grove with his wife, who is expecting a child. Joe tells the Walnut Grove-area farmers of a new hybrid of corn that would produce good crops, to which the farmers are very enthused, and he even agrees to collect everyone's money and take the trip out to Minneapolis to purchase the corn for everyone. After a fateful accident on the way home, Joe is unable to return on time, and while several of the men in town turn against both Joe and his emotionally strained wife, each member of the Ingalls family does their part to defend the Coulters' honor in the face of such confusion.

    • Crossed Connections
      Crossed Connections
      Season 6 - Episode 15

      A telephone line is set up in Walnut Grove. With Harriet Oleson in charge of the switchboard, calamity ensues.

    • The Cheaters
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      Now that she is the new teacher in Walnut Grove, one of Alice Garvey's biggest worries is her son Andy, who is currently her weakest student. Alice reluctantly agrees to let Nellie Oleson tutor him, but this ends up being a grave mistake.
    • Troublemaker
      Season 2 - Episode 17

      Miss Beadle is asked to resign when she is unable to handle certain students. The school board hires a man in her place with rigid ideas of discipline.

    • Growin' Pains
      Growin' Pains
      Season 8 - Episode 3

      The Ingalls' growing household is a little crowded for James, who feels hurt by Albert's rejection.

    • There's No Place Like Home (1)
      There's No Place Like Home (1)
      Season 5 - Episode 5

      Living in Winoka has become nearly intolerable for the Ingalls family, but Charles is reticent to leave because of poor prospects back in Walnut Grove.

    • The Silent Cry
      The Silent Cry
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      The orphanage in Sleepy Eye faces a difficult situation when two young brothers meet with a potential adoptive family. The younger child refuses to speak and shows symptoms of emotional trauma, so the family is only interested in taking the older child. Rather than be separated, the boys run away to the nearby blind school, where the kindly Houston agrees to help. Although the aging Houston would love to adopt them himself, it creates problems that he cannot handle by himself, so Charles and Jonathan must intervene.moreless
    • There's No Place Like Home (2)
      There's No Place Like Home (2)
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      As everyone prepares to return home, Charles realizes that just one thing is missing - a young orphan named Albert who has what it takes to complete their family. All are thrilled to be back in Walnut Grove, but there's a lot of work to be done, and one of the town's most beloved residents has lost the will to live.moreless
    • His Father's Son
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Isaiah and Grace Edwards are both delighted with their new family, but trouble soon begins between Isaiah and his oldest adopted son John. Isaiah does not understand the boy's interest in books and poetry, and he would much prefer a son with whom he could farm and hunt. That clearly is not the kind of life John enjoys, but Isaiah keeps pushing it, and when the two go on a hunting trip together, the unthinkable occurs, placing their entire relationship on the line.moreless
    • Journey In The Spring (1)
      Journey In The Spring (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 7

      In the wake of his mother's death, a devastated Charles travels to Wisconsin with the intention of taking his grieving father back to Walnut Grove. Meanwhile, with Thanksgiving approaching, Mary and Laura aren't quite sure how to tell Carrie the truth about the turkey which she picked out for Charles to buy.

    • The Reincarnation of Nellie (2)
      The Reincarnation of Nellie (2)
      Season 8 - Episode 2

      Nels and Harriet's newly adopted daughter Nancy seems to be the reincarnation of Nellie - except for one thing: Nancy is worse than Nellie.

    • The Empire Builders
      Season 9 - Episode 9
      Having a railroad built to pass directly through Walnut Grove sounds like a wonderful idea for many town residents, particularly since it would increase the size and popularity of the area. Others are concerned that it would destroy their quiet, simplistic lifestyle, and when they decide to fight it, lives are threatened.moreless
    • I Do, Again
      Season 7 - Episode 20

      When Laura announces her pregnancy, Caroline believes that she herself is also expecting--until Doc Baker confirms it is menopause.

    • Journey In The Spring (2)
      Journey In The Spring (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Although he is still struggling with his wife's death, Lansford adjusts well in Walnut Grove and bonds with everyone in the family, especially Laura. Unfortunately, another tragedy threatens to tear them all apart just when things are really starting to look up.
    • Haunted House
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Laura goes into a haunted house when Nellie dares her to do it. She becomes a friend of the old man that lives there, Mr. Pike. She finds out that he is waiting for his wife to return. After Laura learns that Mrs. Pike died years ago, she helps Mr. Pike cope with the death of his wife.moreless
    • Meet Me At The Fair
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      The Ingalls and Oleson families are spending the day at a county fair, and there is plenty of fun and excitement in store for everyone. While sparks fly between Mary and a smooth-talking balloonist, Caroline and Harriet face off in a pie-baking contest, and Charles and Nels enter a gritty competition of their own. As for Laura, she wastes all her spending money in a surprising way, and Carrie faces serious danger when Laura fails to supervise her.moreless
    • Plague
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      When the owner of the Feed & Seed begins selling corn meal at half the price Hanson is charging for flour, the townspeople snap up the bargain. Soon, however, an outbreak of typhus threatens the populace. Charles, Doc Baker and Rev Alden set up a makeshift hospital at the church as Doc Baker searches desperately for the source of the contagion.moreless
    • The Reincarnation of Nellie (1)
      The Reincarnation of Nellie (1)
      Season 8 - Episode 1

      Percival takes over the family business when his father dies, which means that he and Nellie will remain in New York permanently. Distraught by the news, Harriet falls into a depression.

    • Goodbye, Mrs Wilder
      Season 7 - Episode 16

      Laura resigns from her teaching position when she is forced to integrate French and art appreciation into the curriculum. Mrs. Oleson takes over the position.

    • I Remember, I Remember
      Season 4 - Episode 16

      On the evening of their anniversary, Charles is stuck in the middle of nowhere with a broken wagon wheel. While Caroline and the girls wait at home--with a special celebration dinner all prepared--Caroline passes the time by reminiscing with her daughters about her youthful beginnings with Charles.

    • The Rivals
      Season 4 - Episode 14

      Charles and Jonathan leave Walnut Grove on a profitable business trip. Meanwhile, Laura develops a crush on a classmate.

    • For The Love of Nancy
      Season 8 - Episode 9
      A new student named Elmer joins the class in Walnut Grove, and while he is a sweet kid who gets along well with the other children, the students can't help but snicker over his obesity. Essentially clueless about the person she really is, Elmer can't take his eyes off the beautiful Nancy, who agrees to be his girlfriend as a malicious effort to satisfy her own ulterior motives. While he is originally good-natured about the fat jokes, Elmer finally makes a drastic choice of his own after enduring too much verbal torment from Nancy.moreless
    • The Talking Machine
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      Nellie and Laura both begin clamoring for the affections of a boy at school. Angered when Jason indicates a preference for Laura over her, Nellie attempts to sabotage their relationship by using her brand-new talking machine as a malicious tool for blackmail.
    • Author! Author!
      Season 6 - Episode 14

      When Mary's pregnancy is announced, Caroline's parents arrange a visit to witness the birth of their great-grandchild. Unfortunately, when her mother dies en route, Caroline is left to deal with her father Frederick, whose world now feels empty and meaningless.

    • The Collection
      Season 3 - Episode 1

      When Reverend Alden falls ill while collecting donations for a struggling town, he is taken in by an ex-convict named Caleb Hodgekiss and his loving wife. Caleb consent to help by visiting Walnut Grove.

    • Men Will Be Boys
      Season 5 - Episode 10

      Exasperated by Albert's and Andy's attitudes toward school and personal care, Charles and Jonathan present them with a wager that hinges on their return to Sleepy Eye and back - all by themselves.

    • The Werewolf Of Walnut Grove
      The Werewolf Of Walnut Grove
      Season 6 - Episode 17

      A school bully causes so much trouble that Miss Wilder decides to resign. Laura and Albert take it on themselves to intervene.

    • The Sound Of Children
      Season 5 - Episode 18

      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.

    • Little House On The Prairie - Pilot Movie
      When the Big Woods of Wisconsin becomes a difficult spot for hunting, Charles Ingalls reluctantly decides to move his family to Kansas's more open and fertile land. Leaving their beloved relatives proves to be devastating, but the resiliency of the Ingalls spirit reigns supreme as they head out in their covered wagon. Along the way, Charles falls in love with the lush openness of the Indian Territory, and he quickly settles there with his wife and three young daughters. A kindly man named Isaiah Edwards helps Charles build a house, and Laura develops an instant fondness for him, but Caroline takes longer to accept his gruff nature. Joyous times are mixed with sad ones as the family deals with wolves, Christmas celebrations, Indian encounters, new births, fires, and above all, the unnerving realization that maintaining a stable, permanent homestead is not as easy as it looks, especially when they have decided to place their footprints on Native American soil.moreless
    • Fagin
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      Charles brings home a baby calf for aspiring farmer Albert, who is delighted to take care of the animal and enter it in the upcoming county fair. As Charles and Albert's relationship starts to really resemble the bond between a father and son, Laura feels threatened and doubts her place in the family.moreless
    • The Election
      The Election
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      When it comes time to elect a new classroom president, Mary and Nellie are first to compete for the position. To even things out a bit, the boys strategically elect a shy, mentally delayed classmate named Elmer Dopkins. The trouble is, Elmer's overprotective father is fully aware of the boys' ulterior motives, but how far can a parent go to protect their bullied child?moreless
    • Enchanted Cottage
      Season 5 - Episode 21

      Mary begins to see a bright light every time she stands in front of a window, fueling hope that she may recover her sight.

    • The Bully Boys
      Season 3 - Episode 10

      The folks of Walnut Grove have no idea what they're in for when the three Galender brothers settle in. While the oldest two run up large bills at the mercantile and the mill, the youngest boy causes big problems at school.

    • The High Cost Of Being Right
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      Jonathan Garvey is convinced that he has a great crop coming up, but as he is celebrating with his family at the dinner table, a fateful fire burns their entire barn down. With all their plans destroyed, Alice has a plan to help them get back on their feet, but Jonathan's pride threatens their marriage.moreless
    • The Last Farewell

      Charles and Caroline decide to leave their younger children with an aunt and visit Walnut Grove. What begins as a nostalgic trip down memory lane turns into disaster as the town learns that a slick businessman has legal ownership of the land, and he is prepared to take it over for his own financial gain. Now, the entire community must come together to put up the fight of their lives and defend their home.

    • The Family Tree
      The Family Tree
      Season 6 - Episode 3

      Albert struggles with his identity when Miss Wilder assigns the students a family tree project. To complicate matters, his biological father shows up.

    • If I Should Wake Before I Die
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Amy Hearn is an elderly Walnut Grove resident whose children don't seem to be trying hard enough to visit her. In an act of desperation, Amy decides that staging her own funeral is the only way to see them again, but it's a scam that she can't pull off by herself...moreless
    • The Man Inside
      The Man Inside
      Season 5 - Episode 4

      Laura befriends a classmate who is ashamed of her obese father.

    • Mr. Edwards' Homecoming
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      While Charles is traveling in Mankato, he meets up with a drunken Mr. Edwards and encourages his longtime friend to return with him to Walnut Grove. Isaiah adjusts quickly with the Ingalls, bunks in the barn, and even lands a job at the mill. Caroline has the "opposites attract" theory in mind when she sets him up with the shy and reserved Grace Snider, and sure enough, the two of them quickly develop a relationship. The whirlwind romance is soon threatened, however, when Grace discovers a painful truth about her new love interest.moreless
    • For My Lady
      Season 2 - Episode 19

      Charles agrees to do some work for a wealthy, attractive widow, which triggers suspicion in Caroline.

    • A Most Precious Gift
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      Charles and Caroline are thrilled to be expecting their fifth child, but Caroline causes anxiety for both herself and Charles by becoming obsessed with delivering a son. Meanwhile, Carrie believes she is going to be a mommy when she brings some some dead eggs and attempts to hatch them herself.
    • Ma's Holiday
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Charles is preparing for a business trip to Mankato, and he wants to turn it into a romantic getaway for him and Caroline. They leave the girls in Mr. Edwards' care, but things don't go quite as planned for anyone involved.
    • The Wolves
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      Laura and Andy come across an injured female wolf and her pups. When they bring them back to the Garveys' barn, Jonathan reluctantly agrees to let them stay until Doc Baker nurses the mother back to health. As the town gradually finds out what's going on, they are concerned that more wolves will show up, threatening their families and livestock.moreless
    • The Lost Ones (2)
      The Lost Ones (2)
      Season 7 - Episode 22

      The Cooper children go home with Charles, but as they're adjusting, a set of adoptive parents arrive.

    • The Lost Ones (1)
      The Lost Ones (1)
      Season 7 - Episode 21

      While making an out-of-town delivery, Albert and Charles meet and travel with the Cooper family. An accident occurs en route with the parents, leaving Charles in charge of their two children.

    • Stone Soup
      Season 8 - Episode 13

      Charles and Almanzo jump at an opportunity to make money taking a delivery to Arizona, although it means being away from home for an extended time. Meanwhile, a pregnant Laura struggles to keep her newly planted orchard alive during a severe drought.

    • To Live With Fear (2)
      To Live With Fear (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      While Caroline stays with Mary, Charles sets out with Mr. Edwards to find work and send money back to the hospital. They eventually accept a mining job that involves building a tunnel for a railroad. Sick with fear over his daughter's illness, Charles disregards his own safety and faces serious danger.moreless
    • Darkness Is My Friend
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      On a dark and stormy night, Laura is sleeping over at the blind school and spending some quality time with Mary. Trouble strikes when they open the door for a trio of escaped convicts, threatening their lives and all the children in the school.
    • Blind Journey (2)
      Blind Journey (2)
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      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
    • A New Beginning
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      Jonathan and Andy Garvey move to Sleepy Eye in a quest to rebuild their lives. Jonathan decides to become a deputy sheriff to clean up the town of crime, but his job is a dangerous one that ultimately threatens his young son.
    • The Return Of Nellie
      Season 9 - Episode 8
      The Olesons are absolutely thrilled to learn that Nellie is returning home for a visit, but Nancy is not too pleased about sharing the spotlight. Tension flies as Nellie receives all kinds of attention from everyone in town, and despite Nellie's efforts, Nancy refuses to build any relationship with her older sister. Nancy's resentment and loneliness prompt her to run away to the woods, where she gets lost and faces serious danger.moreless
    • The Last Summer
      Season 9 - Episode 19
      When young Jason Carter accepts his first job as an assistant to an aging woman in Walnut Grove, he just wants to earn some money and buy his mother a birthday gift. However, as Jason spends more time with Ruthy Leland, he learns the incredible power of friendship, as well as the painful lessons that sometimes come with it.moreless
    • Blind Journey (1)
      Blind Journey (1)
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      Former fighter Joe Kagen settles in Walnut Grove and would like to attend Sunday services, but the color of his skin is off-putting for certain community members. As all this is going on, Mary and Adam's school building in Winoka is sold to someone else, prompting them to move their school elsewhere. Miraculously, there is a place in Walnut Grove that can belong to them, but with no money for transportation, they must all make the journey by foot.moreless
    • The Handyman
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Charles begins building a kitchen onto the back of the house, but a sudden business trip leaves him unable to complete the job. This brings a charismatic handyman named Chris into their midst, and while Charles is away, the man bonds with Caroline and the girls. Needless to say, this causes several rumors to sweep around town, and nobody is more affected than Mary, who fears that Chris may be breaking their family apart.moreless
    • Sins Of The Fathers
      Sins Of The Fathers
      Season 9 - Episode 13
      Sarah Carter's estranged father Elliot shows up unexpectedly with painful news. As the man plans an extended visit and causes trouble throughout town, it becomes evident why he was separated from his daughter's family for so many years. Over time, Sarah must come to terms with the fact that she never really had a healthy relationship with her father, and time is running out to fix it.moreless
    • Uncle Jed
      Season 8 - Episode 15

      James and Cassandra's uncle, who wanted nothing to do with the children following their parents' deaths, arrives unexpectedly in Walnut Grove and takes an interest in them. But it turns out he's interested in custody of them as well.

    • The Little House Years (2)
      The Little House Years (2)
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      At Thanksgiving, the Ingalls family share stories of their favorite memories. Contains flashbacks of LHOTP's greatest episodes.
    • Look Back to Yesterday

      Charles and Albert make an unexpected visit to Walnut Grove, and they are both thrilled to be back. Unfortunately, the town faces tremendous financial difficulties, just as college-bound Albert receives some devastating news of his own. Elsewhere, little Jason Carter longs to kiss a little girl at school.

    • Whisper Country
      Season 4 - Episode 15

      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.

    • No Beast So Fierce
      Season 8 - Episode 12

      A young boy with a stuttering problem is befriended by James.

    • The Little House Years (3)
      The Little House Years (3)
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      At Thanksgiving, the Ingalls family share stories of their favorite memories. Contains flashbacks of LHOTP's greatest episodes. At the end of the episode, Laura comments she hopes to write a book about her special memories.
    • The Little House Years (1)
      The Little House Years (1)
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      At Thanksgiving, the Ingalls family share stories of their favorite memories. Contains flashbacks of LHOTP's greatest episodes.
    • Bless All the Dear Children

      Two-year-old Rose Wilder is kidnapped while she, Laura, Almanzo, and Mr. Edwards are doing some Christmas shopping in Mankato. As the adults go on a frantic search for her, someone unexpected comes into their midst. Back in Walnut Grove, Nels has a plan to teach his greedy daughter Nancy some important lessons about the true meaning of the season, and the Carters--who cannot afford presents for their two children--have a rough Christmas ahead of them.

    • The Creeper of Walnut Grove
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      Laura and Andy are determined to find out who has been robbing the mercantile and stealing food from people. The "Garvey and Ingalls Detective Agency" is officially in business, but it ultimately causes more harm than good.
    • To See The Light (2)
      To See The Light (2)
      Season 7 - Episode 11

      With his vision restored, Adam is eager to fulfill his dream of becoming an attorney. Meanwhile, Mary is divided in her enthusiasm about his prospects.

    • A Child With No Name
      Season 9 - Episode 18
      With the birth of a beautiful baby boy in the spring, it appears that Laura and Almanzo's family is now complete. However, when the infant dies for no apparent reason, a distraught Laura blames Doc Baker, who spent days insisting that their son was perfectly healthy. Quickly alienated by the entire Walnut Grove community, his tainted reputation forces him to consider moving his practice elsewhere.moreless
    • To See The Light (1)
      To See The Light (1)
      Season 7 - Episode 10

      An accident restores Adam's eyesight.

    • The Love of Johnny Johnson
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      When a new boy named Johnny Johnson arrives at school for the first time, Laura is immediately smitten. Johnny is a friendly boy--if not a bit scatterbrained--and although he is oblivious to Laura's crush on him, he certainly makes it clear that he is interested in Mary. Even though Mary does not share the same feelings, the "love triangle" is enough to cause tension between the sisters.moreless
    • The Third Miracle
      The Third Miracle
      Season 6 - Episode 4

      When Adam wins a prestigious teaching award, he and Mary travel by stage to accept the honor.

    • Hello and Goodbye
      Season 9 - Episode 22
      Mr. Montague, a renowned author who is undergoing research for his next book, moves in with Laura and Almanzo at their newly implemented boarding house. He proves to be quite an interesting and unexpected addition to the Walnut Grove community. Meanwhile, Mr. Edwards faces a moral dilemma when Philip Rogers--the biological father of his recently adopted son Matthew--shows up to reclaim the boy.moreless
    • Alden's Dilemma
      Season 9 - Episode 11
      When a minister named Reverend Hale passes through Walnut Grove, he earns Reverend Alden's respect by making a generous donation to the Church, and he is quickly accepted by the congregation as a strong and efficient speaker. As Reverend Hale's popularity increases, Reverend Alden fears that he is being pushed away by his own community, and Mr. Edwards suspects trouble after catching Reverend Hale spending some private time with Laura and Sarah. Meanwhile, John and Almanzo head off to San Francisco on a business trip, and the danger and bustle of the big city present an exasperating string of events that these two country men are not prepared for.moreless
    • Sylvia (1)
      Sylvia (1)
      Season 7 - Episode 17

      Albert's budding romance with a young girl is complicated when it is discovered that she is expecting.

    • Sylvia (2)
      Sylvia (2)
      Season 7 - Episode 18

      Albert's girlfriend's pregnancy brings chaos into both their lives.

    • He Was Only Twelve (1)
      He Was Only Twelve (1)
      Season 8 - Episode 21
      Tragedy strikes when James, who is traveling with Charles, Albert and Mr. Edwards to Sleepy Eye--is shot during a brutal bank robbery. When James slips into a coma, Charles goes with Mr. Edwards and Albert to track down the criminals and bring them to justice.
    • The Runaway Caboose
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      Mary, Laura, and Mr. Edwards' adopted son Carl long to get a first-hand look at the kinds of trains they learn about in school, but accompanying their fathers on an upcoming business trip would mean missing school for a day. The kids eventually con their parents into letting them go, and when everything is finally settled, the five of them head off on their way. While messing around on a caboose at the train station, the children are in for the ride of their lives when it detaches from the rest of the train and runs loose. With the caboose going increasingly faster, and another train coming full-speed in the opposite direction, it's up to Charles and Mr. Edwards to save their children.moreless
    • Little Girl Lost
      Season 3 - Episode 5

      Carrie tags along for a school assignment, but Mary and Laura fail to keep a close eye on her. Their little sister wanders off and falls into an underground mine shaft.

    • Portrait Of Love
      Season 7 - Episode 6

      16-year-old Annie Crane is a rising artist in Walnut Grove, where she lives with her adoptive parents. When her talent lands her an exhibition in the city, the advertisement draws the attention of her biological mother.

    • Make A Joyful Noise
      Season 7 - Episode 15

      Former boxer Joe Kagan moves to Sleepy Eye to help with the maintenance of the blind school while Adam and Houston are out of town. Joe is still in love with Hester Sue, but she is being courted by another man.

    • Survival
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      Charles decides to bring Caroline and the children along for a springtime trip to Mankato, but on the way back, they must seek shelter from a vicious blizzard. They locate a deserted cabin that allows them to build a fire and shack up for the time being, but problems ensue when Charles must go hunting to feed his family. The unforgiving weather threatens Charles' life, but just as he is near death, he finds help from a very unlikely source. Back at the cabin, Caroline and the girls receive a surprise visit from an American marshall, whose deep-rooted hatred has him on a vengeful mission.moreless
    • Fred
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      After working temporarily for some neighbors, Laura decides to take their problematic billy goat instead of money. The neighbors are thrilled to have "Fred" off their hands, but now the Ingallses are forced to deal with him - and he's not exactly the ideal family pet.
    • Marvin's Garden
      Season 9 - Episode 12
      Dr. Marvin Haynes has been practicing in Walnut Grove, but his failing eyesight prevents him from renewing his license, leaving him angry and depressed over the loss of his career. Meanwhile, Jenny Wilder suffers physical and speech impairments after a swimming accident, and Marvin reclaims his sense of self-worth by helping her recover.moreless
    • Once Upon A Time
      Season 9 - Episode 15
      After substituting for Etta Plum at Walnut Grove's school, Laura realizes that being a housewife is not enough for her restless spirit. She begins writing a book of anecdotes about her life on the prairie, and after she wins a contest, she has a real chance at getting it published - but of course, there's a catch.moreless
    • My Ellen
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      A trip to the swimming hole with Mary and Laura sets the stage for tragedy when a fierce undercurrent takes 11-year-old Ellen Taylor's life. As the girl's mother withdraws in denial, she blames Laura for the accident and alienates everyone around her. With Eloise now disconnected from the entire Walnut Grove community, Laura attempts to cheer her up with a home visit and some flowers, but the woman's emotionally unstable condition puts Laura in some real danger.moreless
    • Child of Pain
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      When a young boy named Graham Stewart arrives at school every day with various bruises, nobody has the courage to do anything until his alcoholic father almost kills him in a drunken rage. The Walnut Grove community is reluctant to help, but Caroline encourages them to do it for the child's sake. While Graham boards with Caroline and the girls, Charles moves in with John to help him become sober. Information is gathered from both sides about John's genuine (and somewhat unconscious) feelings for his son.moreless
    • Quarantine
      Season 3 - Episode 14

      When Doc Baker is assisting with an outbreak of mountain fever in a nearby town, Mr. Edwards helps and inadvertently passes the disease to his daughter Alicia.

    • Blind Justice
      Season 7 - Episode 19

      Adam is officially a lawyer, but his client prospects are slim.

    • A Faraway Cry
      Season 8 - Episode 20

      Caroline receives a letter from an old friend, living in a miner's camp where there's been an outbreak of influenza, who is summoning her for help.

    • Centennial
      Season 2 - Episode 20

      Everyone in Walnut Grove is excited about the upcoming 100th birthday of the United States of America, and to commemorate the occasion, the town is planning a community picnic, complete with games, fireworks, and a brand-new flagpole.

    • Welcome To Olesonville
      Season 9 - Episode 3
      While cleaning out a home in Walnut Grove that she recently purchased, Harriet comes across a bearer's bond that apparently requires everyone in town to pay her $10,000 each. She makes it clear that she isn't going to take their money from them, but she has always dreamed of turning Walnut Grove into "Olesonville," and just in case anyone objects, she has the perfect threat to wave in their faces.moreless
    • To See the World
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      Johnny Johnson leaves to "see the world" and Mr. Edwards goes along with him to keep him out of trouble. Johnny meets up with a girl who is able to trick him out of a lot of money. Mr. Edwards talks to this girl to try to have her convince Johnny to go back home.moreless
    • The Stranger
      Season 4 - Episode 19

      A man sends his troubled son to Nels Oelson for the summer. Nels enlists the help of Charles Ingalls to get to the heart of the boy's behavior.

    • A Wiser Heart
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      When Eliza Jane invites Laura to Arizona for a summer literature course that features Ralph Waldo Emerson, Laura is thrilled to accept. Once there, she finds a part-time job to help cover her expenses, and things are going fine until an unusual love triangle forms between Eliza Jane, Laura, and a professor from the seminar.moreless
    • To Run And Hide
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      After miscarrying two babies, Beth Novack is thrilled to be experiencing a healthy pregnancy, but when her loving husband takes a dangerous tumble from the roof one afternoon, she becomes a widow within 24 hours. Devastated that he could not save his patient, Doc Baker decides to retire from doctoring and pursue a farming career. Obviously, his shoes are very difficult to fill, which the community quickly learns when his replacement, Doctor Logan, arrives in town.moreless
    • The Fighter
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      Fourteen years after being abandoned by his wife and son, a famous boxer named Joe Kagen passes through Walnut Grove. When a fighting match goes horribly wrong, Doc Baker and the townspeople learn that the ailing man, who sacrificed his family for his career, will only survive if he agrees to never enter the boxing ring again. It is a difficult decision, and ultimately, it is one that he cannot make by himself.moreless
    • The King Is Dead
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      Jonathan Garvey is tricked into believing that he is a good wrestler in order to scam the local residents of Walnut Grove, who stand to lose a lot of money on the rigged match. Mrs. Oleson is betting heavily too - with the church funds - for which she is treasurer. An aging former legend has to prove to Jonathan that he has been set up before all his friends lose their bets.moreless
    • Silent Promises
      Silent Promises
      Season 6 - Episode 20

      Eager to sharpen her teaching skills and seem more grown-up, Laura volunteers to tutor a deaf teenager named Daniel,.

    • Dance With Me
      Season 5 - Episode 17

      While coming home from a business trip, Charles and Jonathan run into former Winoka buddy Toby Noe, whom Charles invites to return with them to Walnut Grove.

    • The Inheritance
      Season 4 - Episode 18

      When Charles learns that he's inherited the estate of a wealthy uncle, the Ingalls family find themselves on the brink of a new way of life.

    • The Aftermath
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      Jesse and Frank James hide out in Walnut Grove. The people of Walnut Grove find out who they really are when bounty hunters come looking for them.
    • The Craftsman
      Season 5 - Episode 15

      Lonely after his grown son moves back east to start a life of his own, a widowed old craftsman named Isaac Singerman hires Albert Ingalls as his apprentice. As the two work together and become close friends, Albert feels the effects of antisemitism.

    • Mortal Mission
      Season 5 - Episode 23

      Two men make a profit by selling tainted meat to the Walnut Grove community. As sickness sweeps through Walnut Grove, the victims are confined to the blind school, and with time running out to help them, Charles and Jonathan go out to retrieve some medicine.

    • Wave of the Future
      Season 8 - Episode 10

      Harriet is pressed to transform the Walnut Grove restaurant into a chain called "Mrs. Sullivan's." Meanwhile, Charles is left to gather the slack at home with Caroline so in-demand as one of the cooks.

    • The Preacher Takes A Wife
      The Preacher Takes A Wife
      Season 6 - Episode 6

      Reverend Alden begins spending time with a single woman his age. Their budding relationship is threatened by gossip from Harriet.

    • Dark Sage
      Season 8 - Episode 4

      When Doc Baker's workload becomes too much for one person, he requests a new graduate to help him. He gets more than he expected when the new arrival turns out to be black.

    • Times are Changing (2)
      Times are Changing (2)
      Season 9 - Episode 2
      As Royal attempts to cling to the final days of his life, he asks Almanzo and Laura to keep his illness a secret from Jenny. The 10-year-old is distraught when the inevitable occurs, and she resents her aunt and uncle for hiding the truth from her. Jenny slips into a silent depression, and while Laura and Almanzo decide that it's best to give her space, that proves to be a grave mistake. Meanwhile, young Jeb Carter harbors a secret that is increasingly difficult to hide from his family and friends.moreless
    • Fight Team Fight!
      Season 7 - Episode 4

      A former football star settles back into his childhood town of Walnut Grove with his wife and son. His zealous coaching is in conflict with Laura's schooling, and his interest in Albert's talent alienates his own son.

    • Times are Changing (1)
      Times are Changing (1)
      Season 9 - Episode 1

      Tired of being low on money all the time, the Ingalls decide to pursue a more promising life in Iowa. Their beloved house on Plum Creek is sold to a blacksmith, his wife, and their two young sons.

    • Chicago
      Season 8 - Episode 8
      Charles travels to Chicago to comfort a deeply grieving Mr. Edwards, whose son John Jr. had died in a tragic accident. But that grief soon gives way to rage when it becomes apparent John Jr.'s death was no accident. Charles and Mr. Edwards enlist the aid of the editor of the newspaper where John Jr. worked to uncover the truth.moreless
    • Be My Friend
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      While playing near the creek, Laura finds a note inside a bottle that simply reads "Be my friend." She begins searching for new messages each day, and before long, this "friend" starts sending more than just letters, which prompts Charles to get involved.
    • The Angry Heart
      The Angry Heart
      Season 6 - Episode 16

      A boy abused by his alcoholic father is now an angry teenager. Arriving in Walnut Grove, his grandparents find they can no longer handle him, and invoke Charles' help.

    • Divorce, Walnut Grove Style
      Season 7 - Episode 7

      Newlyweds Laura and Almanzo have been bickering more than usual lately, and it escalates when Laura suspects Manly of unfaithfulness.

    • Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow (1)

      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.

    • Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow (2)

      Laura's anticipation of the birth of her first child is tainted by Almanzo's increasingly bitter attitude towards his debilitating health, as well as the possibility that they might lose their home. Eliza Jane's solution to their problems complicates everything.

    • The Wild Boy (1)
      The Wild Boy (1)
      Season 9 - Episode 6
      A traveling side show, run by Dr. Joshua McQueen, features the "Wild Boy of the North" as its main attraction. No older than about nine years old, the child escapes and ultimately seeks shelter with the Wilders. With the help of Doc Baker, they find some unsettling truths about this "wild boy."moreless
    • Circus Man
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      The Ingalls receive a midnight visit from Will O'Hara, a traveling circusman who, with his irresistably charming demeanor, persuades Charles to let him set up in front of their home. Whether he's pulling eggs out of people's ears or proudly toting around his congrilla, O'Hara's tricks are all in good fun--until he introduces a slew of "magic powders" that supposedly heal a variety of illnesses. When O'Hara's little theory nearly costs an appendicitis-stricken Mrs. Oleson her life, Charles asks him to leave town--only to track him down again in the wake of a family crisis.moreless
    • The Wild Boy (2)
      The Wild Boy (2)
      Season 9 - Episode 7
      Matthew's life has taken a complete turn, thanks to the love and support of so many people in Walnut Grove, and he is now living happily with Mr. Edwards. The trouble is, a certain someone has called McQueen back to town, and the man will do anything to get the child back, even if it means a long and tedious court case.moreless
    • Blind Man's Bluff
      Season 5 - Episode 16

      Troubled by his parents' quarreling, a young boy finds solace in performing stunts.

    • Rage
      Season 9 - Episode 4
      A man named Mr. Stark learns that because of his family's debt, they will be evicted from their home. Personal issues with his wife and daughter push him over the edge, so he shoots them both and takes off. The men of Walnut Grove frantically try to track him down, but they don't realize that he hasn't even left town, and his emotionally unstable condition puts Laura's family in great danger.moreless
    • Second Chance
      Season 8 - Episode 16

      Sam Terhune arrives in Walnut Grove looking for work, and finds favor with all of the townsfolk - except for his ex-wife, Hester Sue.

    • A Promise To Keep
      Season 8 - Episode 19

      Mr. Edwards has returned to alcohol to soothe the pain of his deceased son, and his wife takes the other children and leaves him. Laura wants Mr. Edwards to be godfather to her baby, but the alcoholism threatens to ruin this as well.

    • Oleson Versus Oleson
      Oleson Versus Oleson
      Season 7 - Episode 12

      A female activist arrives in Walnut Grove to encourage the men to share equal property rights with their wives. After getting into a huge fight about it with her husband, Harriet Oleson goes to live at the hotel. Caroline decides to follow Harriet's lead.

    • Annabelle
      Season 6 - Episode 5

      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.

    • Castoffs
      Season 4 - Episode 1

      Laura is devastated to find her beloved dog dead in the barn. Charles brings home a stray named Bandit to curb his daughter's pain, but Laura refuses to bond with the new dog. Meanwhile, the Walnut Grove townspeople have mixed reactions to the idea of welcoming an eccentric new woman into their community.

    • Dearest Albert, I'll Miss You
      Season 7 - Episode 8

      Albert tries to impress a penpal he figures he'll never see.

    • The Hunters
      Season 3 - Episode 11

      Laura convinces her father into letting her accompany him on a hunting trip, but an accident happens.

    • The Return of Mr Edwards
      The Return of Mr Edwards
      Season 6 - Episode 11

      Isaiah Edwards narrowly saves his daughter Alicia from a falling tree, but is seriously injured in the process. His immobility sends him spiraling into depression.

    • Someone Please Love Me
      Season 5 - Episode 22

      While out of town for the purchase of some new horses, Charles stays at the home of a wealthy but dysfunctional family.

    • What Ever Happened To The Class Of '56?

      Charles and Caroline take a trip to Milwaukee for a school reunion. Although they are excited to mingle with old friends, they are disappointed to learn what has really become of their former classmates.

    • Gold Country
      Gold Country
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      A heavy rain has been falling in Walnut Grove for two months, and it shows no signs of stopping. Farmers like Charles fear that their families will go hungry, and after reading an article in the newspaper, they take a 400-mile journey with their wives and children for a temporary new life in Gold Country. Things start out pretty well when Charles and Isaiah dig up some gold, but Laura and Carl get a completely different perspective from a new friend that they meet near their camp site. Meanwhile, Caroline opens and teaches a school in a tent, right in the middle of town, but it proves to be a less-than-ideal learning environment for everyone.moreless
    • The Odyssey
      The Odyssey
      Season 5 - Episode 24
      A 12-year-old boy named Dylan has leukemia and has only been given a few weeks to live. His only dream is to see the Pacific Ocean, and when his overprotective mother is too afraid to take him, Laura and Albert decide to help him get there.
    • The Lake Kezia Monster
      Season 5 - Episode 19

      When an eccentric old woman loses her home, Laura and Albert intervene.

    • In The Big Inning
      Season 2 - Episode 4

      It's time to play ball in Walnut Grove! After losing badly the previous year, the team knows that they need to find a more reliable pitcher than Nels Oleson, and Jebediah Mumfort's golden arm seems to be heaven-sent as he is immediately placed on the team. Everything is going beautifully until Walnut Grove becomes overly confident of their ability to win it all, and bets are made, prompting Mr. Mumfort's no-nonsense wife to forbid him from playing amidst such silly gambling. She is a woman who fiercely holds her ground with this, but Mr. Mumfort is a talent that the team cannot afford to lose, so they must pull together to make the betting concept seem more appealing to Mrs. Mumfort.

    • Come, Let Us Reason Together
      Season 7 - Episode 13

      When Percival's parents Benjamin and Edna arrive for a visit, Harriet and Benjamin clash miserably over their grandchild's religious upbringing.

    • Injun Kid
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      Spotted Eagle, the young son of a recently killed Sioux Indian, moves to Walnut Grove with his Caucasian mother Amelia. Amelia's father grudgingly agrees to let them stay with him, but Jeremy--who is ashamed that his daughter married a Native American--ostracizes the child and refuses to call him by his preferred name, then forces Amelia to lie about both her marriage and her son. Tension flies as the Ingalls girls become Spotted Eagle's only friends at school, and because kids are often threatened by someone who's different, poor Spotted Eagle endures harsh treatment from his most insensitive classmates--which might be somewhat bearable if he could at least form a relationship with the grandfather he loves.moreless
    • Soldier's Return
      Season 2 - Episode 21

      Mrs. Whipple is beside herself with excitement when her only son returns home. But Granville is wrestling with demons from his days in the war.

    • Freedom Flight
      Season 4 - Episode 13

      An American Indian arrives in Walnut Grove with his tribe, seeking medical attention for his ailing father. Doc Baker provides his best treatment for the Chief, but when certain community members to refuse to let them stay in town temporarily, Charles proposes a secret plan with Doc Baker to keep the tribe safe.

    • The Nephews
      Season 7 - Episode 14

      Almanzo gets suckered into watching his brother Royal's two bratty boys.

    • The Legend of Black Jake
      The Legend of Black Jake
      Season 8 - Episode 7
      While traveling in his wagon one afternoon, Nels Oleson is captured by two rather dimwitted crooks, who are itching for gold that Nels doesn't have with him. Believing that Nels is their one shot at making it big, the men send two ransom letters back to Harriet, who blatantly refuses to take the bait (even when threatened with her husband's life). Now that their options are running out, an angry Nels decides to help the guys get their money, but that means putting on a mask and assisting to kidnap his own wife, along with several other people from Walnut Grove. The race is on to get these crooks what they want before they hurt anyone, all while Charles and Almanzo hatch a plan of their own to stop the madness.moreless
    • The Winoka Warriors
      The Winoka Warriors
      Season 5 - Episode 3

      Albert challenges a local football team to a game, and everyone gets in the spirit of the heated competition.

    • Gambini The Great
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      In the wake of a frightening near-death experience, ruthless daredevil "Gambini the Great" agrees with his wife's advice to retire, but when his oldest son refuses to carry on the family business, Gambini disowns him, then chooses to maintain the position until his younger son is old enough to take over. The next stop for Gambini's act is Walnut Grove, and as they practice in town, Willie and Albert are both influenced by the shocking stunts that they witness. Albert's thoughtless disregard for his own safety prompts Charles to take action, but nothing can stop Gambini from making his own decisions for his family, and as the night of the big show draws near, everyone is about to learn a painful lesson.moreless
    • Little Lou
      Season 9 - Episode 5
      A kindly dwarf named Lou becomes the single father of a baby girl when his wife dies in childbirth. To honor her dying wish, he abandons his job as a circus performer and looks for something that would allow his daughter to live normally. Lou ends up in Walnut Grove and forms a friendship with John Carter, who nearly lands him a position at the bank...until someone interferes and creates even bigger problems for Lou.moreless
    • He Was Only Twelve (2)
      He Was Only Twelve (2)
      Season 8 - Episode 22
      As James lies in a coma at the Ingalls house, Charles increases the distress of his family by denying the child's impending death. Angry that nobody--not even Doc Baker--offers any hope for James' recovery, Charles takes his son away to the mountains, where he builds a temple and prays fiercely for a miracle.moreless
    • The Halloween Dream
      The Halloween Dream
      Season 6 - Episode 7

      Laura and Albert are excited to dress up as Indians for Nellie Oleson's Halloween party. Caroline insists they take a nap first, which leads to Albert having an extended nightmare.

    • The Godsister
      The Godsister
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      Charles and Jonathan take a job on a telephone crew that is working in southern Minnesota, which requires them to be away from home for several weeks. As they gain success and earn more money than expected, they must decide if the job is worth keeping for the long term. Back in Walnut Grove, little Carrie, who misses her father and craves attention, creates an imaginary friend to pass the time.moreless
    • For The Love Of Blanche
      Season 9 - Episode 19
      On his way back from Sleepy Eye, Isaiah Edwards meets up with a dying old man, whose last request is for Isaiah to take care of his 3-year-old Blanche. It isn't until later that Isaiah realizes that this "little girl" is actually an orangutan! Most of Walnut Grove is happy to welcome Blanche into their community, but the trouble starts when Harriet Oleson gets involved.moreless
    • The Older Brothers
      Season 9 - Episode 14
      The Older Brothers is a gang that used to have a notorious reputation. First they hold up Mr. Edwards but end up losing the money. Then they try to get ransom money for Mr. Edwards, but that doesn't go very well, because when Almanzo and John Carter try to pay the ransom, the sheriff mistakes or rather accuses them of being the Older Brothers, so he puts them in jail. When they realize that there is a reward being offered for their capture, they turn themselves in for the money, but they are in for a surprise.moreless