Having failed to defeat his claim on legal grounds and even with guns against an army cavalry unit, the townspeople are inspired by Laura to vent their anger at what they see as an injustice, and they decide upon a drastic plan of action. "Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow: Episodes 2 & 3". Charles first locates the young father, Bobbie, and together they find the mother who is his beloved, Anna. A traveling minister is planning a surprise for Rev. When Mr. Webb finds out that Sylvia is still seeing Albert, he grabs his shotgun and goes to the Ingalls' house. Laura's grief becomes anger against Lansford, which makes him go away without warning, but that brings about a change of heart in a repentant Laura. Mary went into shock after the death of her son. Nellie finds out that she is pregnant, which comes as a shock to her mother. However, Harriet overhears a secret from Alice Garvey's past regarding a hidden divorce and broadcasts it, which causes problems for the Garveys and sends Jonathan on a quest to Minneapolis to find Alice's ex-husband, a failed gambler who was in prison for a failed bank robbery. Mary needs more surgery, something that weighs heavily on Charles' mind as he feverishly works to earn enough money for his daughter's surgery. Ebenezer Sprague (Ted Gehring), the banker, is also said to leave Walnut Grove in the wake of the town going bankrupt. Laura and Mary come back up, but Ellen becomes trapped under the surface; she drowns and dies as a result. "Christmas at Plum Creek" comes from the first season, and "A Christmas They Never Forgot" from the eighth season. Meanwhile, Mary and John are discovering they have feelings for each other. A blog dedicated to Laura Ingalls Wilder, her famous children's books, and the shows based on them. I have everything in the world right here in this room!" His wife announces that she is pregnant, and the child, Jenny, appears in season nine ("...A New Beginning"). Then an obesely overweight boy, Elmer, joins the school and is teased by his classmates, but he is a bright student and Nancy exploits his attraction to her. Meanwhile, back in Winoka, the school for the blind's building was sold from under them to Mr. Standish who planned to move the destroyed saloon and hotel there. Sylvia's father decides that they must leave Walnut Grove. Hester Sue's ex-husband, Sam Terhune, comes to Walnut Grove claiming he has reformed himself from his drinking and gambling and asking for a second chance with her. For the second installment, which aired in season 3, the Ingalls faced a blizzard on Christmas Eve. Almanzo's elder brother Royal and his wife Millie visit Walnut Grove, and they leave their two young sons in the care of Almanzo and Laura, while Royal and his wife go away on a vacation. He leaves the lamp by the barn which catches on fire. 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. But later, one of his tables with his 'CI' mark is bought as a prized antique at an auction approximately 100 years later in the then present day (1982). Despite the tough long hours of arduous work on top of his own farm work. When he gets the opportunity to take the entrance test for law school, Adam studies with such commitment that he neglects his teaching duties, and is unaware of Mary's misgivings. Edwards, feeling responsible, uses his own money to finance various schemes to persuade the teenage boy to return home. The Ingalls family and friends remember Christmases past while snowbound on Christmas Eve. It is 1876 and Walnut Grove prepares to celebrate the nation's centennial, for which Laura and Mary are making a flag. Sarah Carter's imposing father visits Walnut Grove. 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 fantasizes about her family being very, very rich - and the Olesons being dirt-poor. 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. 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. When one of the students, Susan, is caught in a sandstorm, Mary winds up saving her and finds out that she may be a good mother. Guest star: Leslie Landon as Pam, the other dishwasher. The outlook for the town is bleak. However, Dr. Logan proves to be ill-tempered and has no compassion for his patients, prompting Charles to go all out to convince Dr. Baker that he really is a good doctor and that the people of Hero Township need him. Charles and Almanzo also oppose it, even though they believe in equality and joint ownership in their own marriages. During the episode May We Make Them Proud, Adam Jr, the son of Adam Kendall and Mary Ingalls Kendall, died in a fire at the school for the blind. The promise of becoming rich is realized by only a lucky few, which leads to ill-feeling, lawlessness and even deaths. With Jonathan as coach, Albert and the livery school's football team challenge the private academy's undefeated football team. After Jonathan wins a rigged preliminary bout, many of the residents of Walnut Grove bet on Jonathan to win the final, including Mrs. Oleson who risks the money entrusted to her as treasurer for the church. However, as they appear before the judge, Charles helps them realize that their love for each other is more important than their differences, and they are reconciled. However, on the wedding day, some surprise visitors show up, and Hester Sue sadly realizes that, despite his good intentions, Sam has not changed. 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. While he is stricken with medical problems, a fight with Charles Ingalls ends his career. Elsewhere, Caroline and Mrs Oleson find they are rivals, Nels and Charles join forces to enter a donkey-riding contest, and Laura quickly loses all her spending money and then has trouble trying to stay with both Carrie and Bandit. While in Mankato, Charles encounters a drunken Mr. Edwards in the midst of a bar fight and takes him back to Walnut Grove. 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