Little House on the Prairie

Season 6 Episode 6

The Preacher Takes A Wife

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



  • Quotes

    • Dean Harmon: It's been a long time, Harriet.
      Harriet: Yes, it has, Russell. Twenty three years come June 15th, the day that you broke our engagement.
      Dean Harmon: If I had known it was you, I would have sent somebody in my stead.
      Harriet: Still afraid to face realities, Russell?
      Dean Harmon: I thought I was facing reality then, Harriet. As I told you at the time, I believed I could not serve two masters: marriage and the ministry.
      Harriet: I remember. You said you decided that you were already wed to the Church, that your duties would be all consuming, and that it would be "unfair" to me to go ahead with the marriage. Do you think it was "fair" to humiliate me so?
      Dean Harmon: Of course not. It was grossly unfair. It was cruel. But I didn't mean it to be that. As the day approached, I had terrible doubts and fears. It wasn't a question of whether or not I loved you, Harriet, but the question in my mind was, "Could I devote myself to you and to God?" The question was, did I love you or God more? I thought.....I thought I was doing what was best for both of us. I hope it was for you, Harriet. I've met your husband. He seems to be a very fine man.
      Harriet: I'm very proud of my family.
      Dean Harmon: You should be.