Little House on the Prairie

Season 6 Episode 6

The Preacher Takes A Wife

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Oct 22, 1979 on NBC

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  • Harriet Olsen... one-time candidate for preacher's wife?!?

    Besides the cutesie romance between the aging Alden and his wrinkled-but-fiesty lover, one of the best features of this episode is observing an old flame of Harriet's, who was/is a MINISTER no less! The question posed in my mind by this episode was: did Harriet become who she was and the hard-nosed character whom we all knew and loved to hate because of this broken engagement some 20 years ago? Would she have been a kinder, gentler soul if not for the bitterness caused by a dashed heart and upended dreams? hm-m-m-m-m...

    Also love the fact that, typical of Harriet, she incites scandal by proposing there is something indecent going on between the Reverend and his Lady. Imagine! Reverend Alden, beloved and kindly confidante, softspoken and meek minister, the spirit and wisdom of Walnut speculated to be an unrestrained reprobate and the horny hound dog of Hero Township! Harriet should be amazed to believe that these two antiques could even accomplish something like that!