When Nellie falls off the horse and appears to be seriously injured, Mrs. Oleson blames Laura and wants Bunny to be destroyed, so Laura takes Bunny and hides him. When Annabelle visits the Blind School, Nels' shame is still apparent. Laura's jealousy leads to her accusing Mary of deliberately encouraging Johnny and they fall out. The former Walnut Grove residents continue to adapt to life in Winoka. On Christmas Eve, Miss Beadle lets the schoolchildren go home early.This proves to be disastrous as a blizzard has already begun. As Lassiter walks off in defeat, Reverend Alden loudly proclaims that Walnut Grove did not die in vain, prompting a huge celebration. His wife announces that she is pregnant, and the child, Jenny, appears in season nine ("...A New Beginning"). 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). Laura, unaware of the danger, visits the Edwards' home and helps nurse her friend back to health. This season is also known as Little House: A New Beginning. Then, on a business trip to Sleepy Eye, Charles discovers the truth about Danforth's methods: he performs a schlemiel from town to town with the same three performers in the audience pretending to be disabled, and Reverend Alden is persuaded to stay on. When Charles' mother passes away, he travels to Wisconsin and persuades his father, Lansford Ingalls (Arthur Hill), to go back with him to Walnut Grove. A Matter of Faith (Season 2 Episode 15) Not wanting to delay the family camping trip, Ma sends Pa off with the girls, promising to join them later. "Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow: Episode 1". Laura feels the first stirrings of attraction to a boy named Jimmy Hill (Chris Petersen) with whom she has previously enjoyed playing baseball and going fishing, but he does not respond in the same way. Guest stars: Theodore Bikel as Yuli Pyatakov, William Schallert as Snell. Nels goes home where he and Harriet make up. Laura becomes frustrated with Jack and gives up trying to take the foxtails out of his ears. 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. Mrs. Oleson reports Rev. He also gets along well with James and Cassandra, so he decides that he can now offer them a home with him in Minneapolis. "Christmas at Plum Creek" comes from the first season, and "A Christmas They Never Forgot" from the eighth season. Charles and Joe travel to Winoka to help with the move, and they are astonished when Mrs. Oleson arrives at Winoka to accompany them and thereby meet and impress Mrs. Terhune, whom she thinks is a wealthy socialite from, Mrs. Oleson is disappointed when she discovers that Mrs. Terhune is not an elite society lady from, Albert takes a job as apprentice for Isaac Singerman (, Mary and Adam discover they are having a baby. Andy confesses in front of the entire class and Mrs. Olesen (who walked in on the class and is on the school board and insists on offering an award to the best student, whom she presumes will be her daughter Nellie). 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. Movies. They're snowed in. Milo, no longer constrained to throw fights, decides to show Jonathan what he's really getting into and takes his place in the championship bout to prevent his boss from raking in easy money, ironically causing Harriet to more than double the church fund, much to Nels's dumbfounding. Mrs. Oleson finagles a job writing a column for the fledgling newspaper, and soon pens scandalous stories about the residents of Hero Township. When it seems all is lost for the livery school, help comes from an unexpected place in the form of one of Adam's blind students. Adam's father (, Mary suddenly thinks she is able to see light, and everybody has hopes that she might soon recover her sight. Mr. Oleson is out of town on a buying trip, and Mrs. Oleson attempts to swindle the children by only offering them 15 cents a pound. The Ingalls, Oleson, and Garvey families are all set to return home. Carrie wanders off, falls asleep inside a hot-air balloon basket and wakes up to find herself flying. Charles refuses to accept Doc Baker's prognosis that James will not recover, because he believes God has told him James will be healed. However, while in Walnut Grove, Albert starts suffering from serious nosebleeds and exhaustion and is soon diagnosed with leukemia. The Ingalls and other townspeople make various attempts to get them to settle their differences. It is 1876 and Walnut Grove prepares to celebrate the nation's centennial, for which Laura and Mary are making a flag. A major customer goes bankrupt, so Hanson closes the mill and cannot pay Charles two months' back pay, which means Charles cannot pay off their large tab at the Mercantile. The Olesons get themselves invited onto the Ingalls family campout, after Nellie complains that it will give Laura and Mary an advantage for the school holiday project of leaf-collecting. Just before he is set to go on trial for theft, Nancy falls down a well, and Little Lou is the only one who can reach inside to save her. Charles confronts Murdoch about his newspaper, but his complaints fall on deaf ears. Refusing to leave until James recovers, Charles prays to God for a miracle. Overhearing that his daughter is ashamed of him, the man tells his family that he got a job out of town, but instead sleeps in a storeroom in the blind school, where he works. When Miss Beadle is injured and ordered to rest by Doc Baker, Caroline is invited by the school board to take over as substitute teacher of the Walnut Grove School. A despondent Charles decides to move the family back to Wisconsin, and he agrees a sale to an elderly couple who had owned the property previously. Previously, Caroline had scratched her leg on a piece of baling wire, and the minor scratch turns into a serious infection. Watch all episodes with Peacock Premium . As they unveil the plaque, Adam says "May we make them proud.". When Charles pays off the tab, Mr. Oleson wonders which of them is richer. Charles and Mary take jobs to obtain gifts for their loved ones, but Laura cannot think of what to give or how to raise money, until she realizes she has something of value in her horse, Bunny, which Nels Oleson (Richard Bull) wants to buy for Nellie. When Albert and Andy boast they can become self-sufficient, Charles and Jonathan decide to take them on a camping trip to put that claim to rest. Anna is reunited with her baby, telling Laura she will keep the name Grace. When heavy rains make it impossible to plant their crops, the Ingalls and Edwards families head west to pan for gold. Later at the circus, Nels announces [as the ring master] to all in attendance that Annabelle is his sister and how proud he is of her. While the hunt is on for Busby, Laura must rely on her wits to escape Mrs. Taylor's clutches and help her come to terms with Ellen's death, which she is finally able to accomplish along with help and support from her husband. After her earlier insults, it is what Percival has been waiting for, and they marry the next day. After exploring various possibilities, Charles is persuaded by Albert to take the children back to Walnut Grove to search for a foster family there. Nancy quickly causes trouble at the school in Walnut Grove, but Laura has already worked out that Nancy is another Nellie. A long time ago, drunken Joe Dortmunder abuses his wife and son, before finally storming out of his house and getting into a fight with the local dock foreman, who shoots and kills him in self-defense. Charles assumes Jack knew his time was coming and decided to spare everyone the sadness of watching him die, but Laura feels guilty about neglecting him. As construction of the new school for the blind is progressing, Adam gets the news that his father has died, and when he and Laura go to New York they learn that his father's entire estate has been wiped out by his heavy debts and cannot now finance the new school building. Almanzo makes a mistake in carrying too much uphill and is forced to unload, then finds his goods absconded by a desperately poor family, while Charles gets the hare-brained idea of leaving the beaten path and driving his horses into a creek and private property, picking up a hitchhiker named Kavendish (. Charles takes her to an optometrist and she initially appears to need a stronger lens, but the vision still worsens a few days later. Andy also does pretty well on the final on his own with a higher grade than Nellie. Unable to compete in the professional circuit, he travels to small towns and takes challengers for money. He has become so attached to the Ingalls family that he asks Charles to adopt him. Landon did, however, stay on as executive producer, and wrote and directed occasional episodes as well. Charles and Caroline travel to Joannaville for the wedding (without the children, because it would be too much to pay for the train tickets). Back at the school. After Julia Sanderson's death, her three children stay with Grace, with help from Mr. Edwards. As part of a school project, Albert becomes pen pals with a girl in Minneapolis named Leslie (Suzy Gilstrap). But what will happen if Nancy does not get the attention she normally gets? Later, a gift from Albert to Mary awakens her memory of the fire and the loss of her baby, and her screams frighten Albert into running away. Initially, Matthew is angry that his parents abandoned him as a baby, but, after learning why they did it and receiving a gift of his late mother's Bible, Mr. Edwards helps him to decide to leave town to live with his father. Charles and Caroline visit Walnut Grove and are pleased to be able to stay in the 'Little House' when John and Sarah Carter go out of town. Houston hides the boys, and they become attached to him and he wants to adopt them, but is told that would not be possible for him. Over the years I have read each book Laura Ingalls Wilder has written at least twice. Both sides attempt to unbalance the game in their own favor. However, the first of the post-series movies, "Little House: Look Back to Yesterday", features Albert's diagnosis with a fatal blood disease (presumably leukemia) before being able to achieve a degree in medicine. She blames herself and Laura for her father's death, saying that she should have been told that he was ill. After Reverend Alden assures her that she will see her parents again in heaven, Jenny tries to drown herself to join them, but Jeb conquers his fear of water and dives in and saves her. The Oleson and Ingalls families travel to a fair, where Mary hopes to spend time with a boy, Patrick. Dr. Marvin convinces Laura to let Jenny help him with his garden to rehabilitate. When Mrs. Oleson makes a large cash donation, they also agree to name the new school after her. When Larabee leaves, Andy gets a lamp and begins looking for his mom and dad. Whether Albert's death actually took place is controversial because Albert is still alive, though seriously ill, at the end of the movie; most assume that Albert's death did happen off-screen. Mary is severely injured when a horse kicks her in the stomach while she is putting him away in the barn. Almanzo falls ill with diphtheria, and with Laura heavily pregnant, Charles goes to great lengths to help them. The man's ruse is exposed once he is seriously injured at the school. When Laura and Mary go skinny-dipping with their friend, Ellen Taylor (Mia Bendixsen), some perverted boys come by to get a glimpse. Laura has a serious talk to Willie about responsibility, which he takes seriously, particularly after Laura (now five months pregnant) collapses from heat stroke trying to save the orchard during a heatwave. When nobody has time for her, Carrie creates an imaginary friend named Alyssa, and the two have wonderful adventures together. At the orphanage in Sleepy Eye, Harriet's wish is realized when she finds a young girl named Nancy who reminds her of Nellie and of Harriet herself as a child. 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. Charles is in trouble with Caroline after forgetting their wedding anniversary. While Charles and Mr. Edwards are away for three weeks on a delivery trip for Mr. Hanson, Mary is enthralled by the prize to be awarded for the best score in an extra-credit examination, a Webster's Dictionary. But they have different ideas about what will be best for Almanzo. Meanwhile when Jon finds out that Charles was fitting Olga with specially adaptive shoes, he goes to the Ingalls house to confront him, and the two of them begin to physically attack each other; suddenly the fight abruptly comes to a stop when Jon tearfully sees his daughter happily playing with the other children. Mary drops out of the race when she realizes Elmer is the best person for the job. When Sylvia and her father refuse to explain, Albert comes under suspicion. Laura offers to teach sign language to a deaf boy, Daniel, and his widowed father. Despite a friendly welcome from the Ingalls, other citizens are indifferent or openly hostile, while Doc Baker gives his new assistant only menial tasks. Later on the television show, Mary and Adam moved to New York after Adam regained his […] While at Nellie Oleson's birthday party, Nellie pushes Laura and hurts her ankle. Husband Charles Ingalls, his wife Caroline, and their three daughters—Mary, Laura, and Carrie—migrated westward in the 1800s to settle on a farm near the village of Walnut Grove, Minnesota. Their disagreement grows to the point where they intend to divorce. Charles and Laura travel to visit, and after Laura seems to revive Edwards' old spirit, he suggests a hunting trip for the three. En route to Minneapolis, Mary, Adam and another woman are involved in a serious stagecoach accident due to a faulty wagon wheel. Caroline hires a handsome young handyman named Chris Nelson (Gil Gerard) to complete the job. The Ingalls family and friends remember Christmases past while snowbound on Christmas Eve. Then, when the Ingalls girls have their own party with their friends from school, Laura exacts her revenge on Nellie. This devastates Caroline, who has tried to birth a surviving true male heir for Charles and fears she is worthless to him now because this is now impossible. Laura is unfairly blamed in a conflict with Miles Standish's son, which only serves to increase Charles' dislike of Winoka. His boss, an unscrupulous professional wrestling promoter persuades Jonathan to compete for a large money prize in his shady wrestling competition in Mankato, duping him into facing the current champion Hans. When Mrs. Olesen finds out Nellie had been cheating, a funny ending happens as she chases Nellie out of the schoolhouse with the other kids as well as Mrs. Garvey getting the last laugh. Then the townspeople learn that a land development tycoon, Nathan Lassiter (James Karen), has acquired title to all the land in Hero Township, which they had believed to be homesteading land. A traveling minister, Jacob Danforth, comes to Walnut Grove on a 'healing' crusade and attracts a large attendance at his meetings where some people make miraculous recoveries. 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