Charles returns to Walnut Grove to try to get the farmers to share their crops. While Albert is at home, he falls in love with Michele. At home, Albert Ingalls begins having very severe nosebleeds and is very tired. When he is taken to a specialist, he finds out that he has a serious and usually terminal blood disease. After finding this news out, he tries to live each day as if it is his last. At the end of the show, Albert and the children climb a tall hill to bury a time capsule. Albert struggles, but makes it up the hill. The show ends without us knowing whether or not Albert survived.