Little House on the Prairie - Season 5

NBC (ended 1983)




Episode Guide

  • As Long As We're Together (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)

    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.

  • Harriet's Happenings
    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.
  • Barn Burner
    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
  • The Wedding
    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
  • The Cheaters
    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.
  • There's No Place Like Home (1)

    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.

  • There's No Place Like Home (2)
    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
  • Men Will Be Boys
    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.

  • 2/5/79

    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.

  • Fagin
    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
  • Enchanted Cottage
    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 Man Inside
    The Man Inside
    Episode 4

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

  • Blind Journey (2)
    Blind Journey (2)
    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
  • Blind Journey (1)
    Blind Journey (1)
    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
  • Dance With Me
    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 Craftsman
    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
    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.

  • Blind Man's Bluff
    Episode 16

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

  • 3/5/79

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

  • The Odyssey
    The Odyssey
    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.
  • 2/12/79

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

  • The Winoka Warriors

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

  • The Godsister
    The Godsister
    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