Another excellent hour! John Ritter is superb as young Reverend Fordwick. He does come across as a bit of a caricature, but I guess there really were people like that in those days. A very likeable character though.
The drunken vicar sequence also featured in the Spencer's Mountain film so I'm guessing was in the original novel. Both times, the vicar seemed completely oblivious that he was drinking alcohol. How can you preach against something if you don't even know what it is? Great television nonetheless.
Miss Prissom was hilarious. I'm guessing her name was a pun on 'prissy'. What was she supposed to be anyway: some kind of non-conformist nun? Brilliant! On the more serious side, we see John and Olivia's religious differences cause some real problems for the first time, although all is forgiven by the end of the episode.
This is the first time we see Jason play the piano. In fact, this is the first time we see him do anything other than run around the yard or eat dinner. You'd expect there to be all kinds of storylines around a fifteen-year old boy but instead he gets seldom a line. Come on guys, at least give the bloke a subplot!