This is a comedy episode, in which Nels is kidnapped by a pair of bumbling criminals who demand a $100 ransom, which Harriet refuses to pay. Encountering a steep hill, Charles and Albert (with James and Cassandra in the back of their wagon) descend safely, but Alvin loses control of his wagon which overturns, killing him and Sarah instantly. She introduces lessons in French and art appreciation, and also a dress code, to the consternation of most pupils and many parents. After an incident at the Olesons', Charles becomes very angry with Laura. Meanwhile, with the men away, Caroline organizes the local wives and children to salvage what they can of the wheat, using only their manual labour. Start 7-Day Free Trial. Albert cleverly offers Mrs. Oleson their main beehive for the full amount promised, and she accepts. LHOTP-Pilot Part3. Meanwhile, under Percival's tutelage, Nellie learns to cook and be pleasant to her customers, and when he is about to leave she tells Percival she loves him. Charles later returns and finishes the new kitchen. Albert appears and is welcomed at Mary's party. At the last church service, Mary shares her testimony with the congregation. When he drunkenly causes an accident that nearly kills Albert, Charles angrily tells his old friend to leave town. Adam eventually travels to Minneapolis to take the entrance examinations for law school, but late one night he is assaulted and robbed by hoodlums. Meanwhile, Adam wins a teaching award and must travel to Minneapolis to receive it, but they do not have enough money for the trip. Picking up where the previous season left off, the Ingalls family moves to Winoka, where Mary teaches at a new blind school established by Adam Kendall. Carrie becomes heartsick for her Pa when Charles and Jonathan take jobs on a telephone crew and must be away for weeks. Jeb jumps back into the lake and is able to save her in time, but not before her brain is partly damaged and she is unable to walk, talk, and use her hands normally. Laura and Almanzo clash again over their different aspirations for their marriage, and this is aggravated when Laura comes to believe that Almanzo is having an affair with one of his former girlfriends, Brenda Sue. This initiates a custody battle between McQueen and Mr. Edwards. It is soon discovered that Albert is hooked on morphine, which increasingly causes his behavior to be violent and eventually leads Charles to take drastic measures to help his son withdraw from the drug. I have everything in the world right here in this room!" When the school closes for the summer with no plans to reopen next fall, the teacher, Mrs. Beadle-Simms, and her husband make the decision to leave Walnut Grove. Mar 23, 2015 - Mykites - LIttle house on the prairie episode: Blizzard They manage to convince him that Albert did not make Sylvia pregnant, but Sylvia has run off. The fledgling business quickly becomes the target of robbers, and Jonathan becomes a deputy to support the sheriff in dealing with the villains. Guest stars: Theodore Bikel as Yuli Pyatakov, William Schallert as Snell. Guest Star: Laura has taught Matthew, Jenny and Mr. Edwards sign language and Matthew has become accepted by many of the adults and children of the town. Nonetheless, if Albert did indeed die before becoming a doctor, this would contradict Melissa Gilbert's voice-over statement. In Michael Landon's opening dialogue this TV movie is set in 1896 nine years after the final season but all of the children are one year older. Finally, Albert, Laura, Michele, Miss Plum and the local school children make their annual climb to 'the keepsake tree' at the top of Harper's Bluff, where Laura and Albert place their own keepsake in the box hidden there. Alden to church leadership, but the tables turn when the minister representative (William Schallert) turns out to be her former fiancé, who broke their engagement when unable to commit to serving "both God and marriage". In the end, Kezia stays, as well as Bandit. When Nellie teases Laura about having Albert as a brother, Laura socks Nellie in the eye. An impassioned speech about the freedoms they enjoy inspires the town to go ahead with the celebrations. Ultimately, he chooses to remain in Walnut Grove for his last days, where he spends his time making special memories and receives the offer of a four-year scholarship from the university he had planned on attending. When Charles pays off the tab, Mr. Oleson wonders which of them is richer. Bobbie takes Anna back with him, while her father chooses to stay alone in the woods. While Caroline has to learn how to deal with Harriet Oleson (Katherine MacGregor), the rich part-owner of Oleson's Mercantile, Laura learns how to deal with the Olesons' spoiled daughter, Nellie (Alison Arngrim). A Christmas Eve Prairie Visit by Cheryl C. Malandr... Archive of American Television Interview with Meli... New Survey - Which Christmas Episode Will You Be W... Blizzard - Little House on the Prairie, Season 3. She convinces Doc Baker and the Olesons that she was not responsible, but Albert and Willie work out the truth and foil her plot. Although he recovers temporarily, he then falls seriously ill, causing him to miss the final examinations. Charles talks Albert into joining them. Albert eventually seeks out his estranged father Jeremy, only to stumble upon a freshly-dug grave at his homestead and realize Jeremy has just died, and he has nowhere else to go now. Note: Suzy Gilstrap (age 14 at the time of filming) is a real-life paraplegic as a result of a tree branch falling on her and breaking her back at the age of 11 as she was crouched down feeding some ducks. Jason begins doing odd jobs for an aging woman, Ruthy Leland (Vera Miles). Their relationship appears to be blooming, until they have a serious difference of opinion. This is the final appearance of Matthew Labyorteaux as Albert. Nellie and her mother also have eyes on the handsome young farmer and hope that Nellie's new restaurant and hotel will attract his attention. Meanwhile, Mary is heavily pregnant, and soon gives birth to Charles' and Caroline's first grandson, Adam Charles Holbrook Kendall. Originally aired as a 95-minute movie (excluding commercials), when offered in syndication, it is shown either in two parts or in its entirety. After Joseph gets attacked by bullies, his grandfather has a change of heart and shows up at school to reveal Joseph's father. Nellie and Percival move to New York City to run Percival's family's store after the death of his father. Charles has always wanted a son, and has another chance to get one when Caroline announces she's pregnant. When Mrs. Oleson leaves town for a week on a buying trip for the Mercantile, Nancy again feels that everybody hates her so she gets in being nasty first, including fighting with Cassandra (which has been a counterpart to the past fights between Laura and Nellie). Only when Percival tells her she is pretty does she soften and start to cooperate. The girls keep it a secret, but when Charles has to deal with a racoon raiding the chickens which results one of the chickens getting killed and everyone assumes that it was Jasper, it gives rise to a frightening possibility for Laura and Jack. Sarah eventually grows tired of being told what to do, and stands up to her father. When he finds James and Cassandra, he tells them that they will be going home with him, and they joyfully agree. Charles opens the front door on Christmas morning to find a wall of snow! Joe starts doing odd jobs at the blind school, and he befriends and helps a blind boy called Timothy (Keith Mitchell) who has failed to respond to Hester-Sue. Charles temporarily takes the role as the family man while he tries to sober Harper up, but his touch may have worked too well: Harper's wife and children like Charles better than drunken Brett (who had become that way after his son had died). With Little House on the Prairie shot in California, there weren't many episodes where viewers saw snow--even though Walnut Grove was in Minnesota. Charles copes with his problems until a family picnic in the meadow leads to a serious setback with Charles getting injured after falling out of a tree while attempting to grab their toy kite that got stuck in a branch. the result of the leaves project gives some satisfaction to Laura and Mary. There, Mary meets up with John Jr., who has started a job as a cub reporter for a newspaper. However, the party is threatened when the state taxes are increased to pay for a road construction scheme. Charles takes a maintenance job at a hotel owned by a despotic local businessman, Miles Standish (Leon Charles). In the end, the wedding goes on, with Susan as. One reason for this is that "Blizzard" was originally broadcast in January of 1977 nearly two weeks after Christmas. Movies. Charles explains to Laura that Almanzo acted out of jealousy, which means that he is now returning her feelings for him. Alden; he is arranging a house for him in Walnut Grove. Caroline orders Laura to care for her dog, Jack, before going to town to greet a newcomer, Kezia Horn (Hermione Baddeley), who lives in the ruins of a house. Laura begins teaching at the Walnut Grove school, but Almanzo strongly objects to the idea of her teaching after they are married, insisting that he will provide for them and will not want her to go out to work. Over the years I have read each book Laura Ingalls Wilder has written at least twice. Almanzo refuses to accept this, and tells Laura he plans to leave Walnut Grove and asks her to defy her father and go with him, but she refuses. Guilt-ridden Laura runs to find Bandit and bonds with him. Saved by Hayley Romans. With Caroline and Hester Sue run off their feet at the restaurant, Harriet signs up with a franchise which promises greater efficiency and more profit, and the restaurant is renamed "Mrs. Sullivan's Kitchen". Joe Kagan gives up his farm and moves to Sleepy Eye to work with Jonathan Garvey in his freight business and hoping to persuade Hester-Sue to marry him. Caroline nurses her and sees loathingly to her husband Horace's basic needs until he threatens her with bodily harm after which she lashes back with a fire torch. When the Garveys return home, they find their barn in flames, and Larabee is fingered as the likely culprit. Laura's jealousy leads to her accusing Mary of deliberately encouraging Johnny and they fall out. The children of Walnut Grove pool their money to buy Reverend Alden a birthday gift and entrust Mary with the cash. As part of a school project, Albert becomes pen pals with a girl in Minneapolis named Leslie (Suzy Gilstrap). While out fishing, Laura finds a bottle in the creek with a note inside that reads "Be my friend." Little House on the Prairie: Christmas is a compilation of two Christmas episodes from the long-running television show. Mary becomes bitter over her predicament and having to rely on others for basic needs. Fearing his reaction, Anna had managed to keep secret that she was pregnant and even that she had given birth, but then realized that she could not keep the baby while staying with her father. Laura, unaware of the danger, visits the Edwards' home and helps nurse her friend back to health. However, his experiences with the people of Walnut Grove, especially Mary, bring about a change of heart. The former Walnut Grove residents continue to adapt to life in Winoka. At his trial, there are several surprising developments, including Andy's confession about leaving the lamp by the barn on a windy night, which prompts the judge to throw out the barn burning charge. Edwards, feeling responsible, uses his own money to finance various schemes to persuade the teenage boy to return home. Andre) tells Charles he is too old to take care of them, Charles feels he has a responsibility to find a new home for them. Sales dry up and Charles decides that his greatest legacy will be his children. Charles and Albert go on a delivery run for Jonathan Garvey, and they travel with the Cooper family (parents Alvin and Sarah, 11-year-old James and 8-year-old Cassandra) who are on their way to join Alvin's Uncle Jed on a gold claim. Laura suggests she take the teaching position in Radnor to help them earn money for a new farm, but Almanzo still objects and postpones the wedding. Anna is reunited with her baby, telling Laura she will keep the name Grace. Mrs. Oleson wants Blanche killed, but Mr. Edwards devises a plan to trick them into thinking Blanche is dead. Laura explains that Mr. Hanson died peacefully a few months later, happy in the knowledge that the town he loved would live on. While they are waiting, Caroline tells the children the story of how she and Charles met, eventually revealing that she learned that he always has a good reason for keeping her waiting. Although Laura started a family, she joined the Ingalls for Christmas. An aging doctor (Ralph Bellamy) is losing his sight and knows he will soon have to retire. But they have different ideas about what will be best for Almanzo. In fact, John Jr. doesn't want to kill animals and prefers reading and writing poetry, but Mr. Edwards is reluctant to accept that and insists they go on a hunting trip. Also in reality, the state of Minnesota passed a law to allow married women to own property in their own name in 1869, and after 1874 they could own a trade license. The railroad is coming to Walnut Grove, and with it the promise of jobs and economic growth. However, she is even more surprised when the man accuses her of being kind to him to secure a loan Pa wants to make. However, as they return through Sleepy Eye, Laura spots an old courthouse building available for rent. Grace writes to the Ingalls asking for their help. When they attend the court offices, Albert meets Mr. Quinn alone and feigns blindness in front of him. However, her late-night studying causes a fire in the barn, resulting in Caroline forbidding her to take the examination, but Mary decides to take the test anyway. However, although she has feelings for Joe, he reminds her of her shiftless and unfaithful ex-husband, and she has plans to marry a successful local businessman. Laura and Carl come across an ex-miner who has seen the ill-effects of the search for gold and lives like a hermit. When Tod has repaid his debt and prepares to leave for San Francisco, Charles gives him a gift for his hard work: a blue shirt; but it triggers his horrible memories of abuse from his father and he angrily rips it up. Charles and Caroline uncharacteristically (and somewhat unwillingly) run up a large debt at the Oleson Mercantile. Charles is badly injured in an accident at the mill and has to take time off work while he recovers, so Caroline takes the post of cook at Nellie's restaurant, where Nellie has refused to do the cooking. After Albert overhears Charles and Caroline talking about Laura's jealousy, Albert runs away, leaving Laura to take care of Fagin for the fair. The Ingalls family and friends remember Christmases past while snowbound on Christmas Eve. She has accepted her condition and is ready to go on with her new life with Adam in Winoka. After Rose recovers, Laura acknowledges that she had been wrong and that Doc Baker is a good doctor, and she persuades him to stay. The Olesons hire Percival Dalton to improve the operation of Nellie's failing restaurant and hotel but, even when it is temporarily renamed "Caroline's Restaurant and Hotel", Nellie stubbornly refuses to learn. When Laura announces that she is expecting a baby, Caroline says that she is also. People clean and repair their homes as well as town buildings. "Christmas at Plum Creek" comes from the first season, and "A Christmas They Never Forgot" from the eighth season. To raise money, Albert gets a job with the town's blacksmith (Richard Jaeckel). On Christmas Eve, Miss Beadle releases the kids early to go home, and many get trapped in the storm. Charles and Caroline are finding life stressful trying to bring up five children in their crowded house, and Albert is not enjoying being an older brother to James who is having problems trying to fit into the family. Nellie tells everyone in the kitchen at the restaurant that she caught Almanzo kissing Laura, and Charles hurries to Almanzo's house to "beat Almanzo Wilder within an inch of his life". 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