Little House on the Prairie

Season 3 Episode 13

I'll Ride the Wind

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Jan 10, 1977 on NBC

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  • John (adoptive son of Grace and Isaiah) must make a decision between college and life as a farmer married to Mary.

    As in as earlier episode (I believe it was the one regarding John's clash with his adoptive father over hunting), John discusses marriage with Mary. Given her tender age, it's hard to believe that the Ingalls would approve, even when "Pa" agrees to age 15 as an acceptable age! Melissa Sue Anderson was only fourteen at the time this episode aired, and although she looks very young, her maturity is amazing. I don't think someone that age can fake that; even an actor! This episode really touches upon the inevitability of change in life, as well as the way we are torn between various possibilities. Most importantly, it illustrates how love must ultimately be unselfish.