The Best Episodes Directed by Michael Landon

The Lost Ones (2)

#1 - The Lost Ones (2)

Little House on the Prairie Season 7 - Episode 22

The Cooper children go home with Charles, but as they're adjusting, a set of adoptive parents arrive.

star 9.01
61 votes
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Keep Smiling

#2 - Keep Smiling

Highway to Heaven Season 2 - Episode 16

Jonathan is given one of the most emotional assignments he's ever had ... to help his own widow regain her love for life.

star 8.93
11 votes
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The Reincarnation of Nellie (2)

#3 - The Reincarnation of Nellie (2)

Little House on the Prairie Season 8 - Episode 2

Nancy turns out to be worse than Nellie ever was. She even locks another girl in the ice house. The students devise a plan to teach Nancy a lesson. They trick her into being the star in a dunking tank. Also during this episode, Adam and Mary move to New York so that they can earn a living and Hester Sue comes to Walnut Grove to work at the restaurant.

star 8.84
72 votes
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To Bind the Wounds

#4 - To Bind the Wounds

Highway to Heaven Season 2 - Episode 18

Jonathan and Mark help a whole town to remember how a young soldier who was killed in Vietnam touched their lives when the attempts of his father to have a memorial made to commemorate his son are ignored.

star 8.79
10 votes
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Wally

#5 - Wally

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 15

Jonathan and Mark tag along with an elderly street puppeteer who's also an angel - but doesn't know it.

star 8.57
10 votes
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Laura Ingalls Wilder (1)

#6 - Laura Ingalls Wilder (1)

Little House on the Prairie Season 7 - Episode 1

Upon being sold a piece of land, Almanzo is eager to begin building a home for him and Laura. He hires his friend Harv Miller to assist him with his crop. Meanwhile, Laura is offered a teaching job at a faraway school.

star 8.56
92 votes
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The Lost Ones (1)

#7 - The Lost Ones (1)

Little House on the Prairie Season 7 - Episode 21

While making an out-of-town delivery, Albert and Charles meet and travel with the Cooper family. An accident occurs en route with the parents, leaving Charles in charge of their two children.

star 8.55
97 votes
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The Silent Cry

#8 - The Silent Cry

Little House on the Prairie Season 7 - Episode 5

The orphanage in Sleepy Eye faces a difficult situation when two young brothers meet with a potential adoptive family. The younger child refuses to speak and shows symptoms of emotional trauma, so the family is only interested in taking the older child. Rather than be separated, the boys run away to the nearby blind school, where the kindly Houston agrees to help. Although the aging Houston would love to adopt them himself, it creates problems that he cannot handle by himself, so Charles and Jonathan must intervene.

star 8.44
77 votes
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The Inner Limits

#9 - The Inner Limits

Highway to Heaven Season 5 - Episode 11

A young man is considering institutionalizing his brother, who has been completely paralyzed and speechless for many years, against the wishes of their mother who insists that the brother is not vegetative but can truly understand. When Jonathan and Mark prove that far from being mindless the brother does indeed have a brilliant mind locked in his disadvantaged body, the man must confront his guilt and shame as well as the brother he gave up on.

star 8.43
4 votes
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Back To School (2)

#10 - Back To School (2)

Little House on the Prairie Season 6 - Episode 2

When Laura and Nellie get in a fight about the graduation test, Almanzo separates them and takes Laura home with him. When Charles finds out that Almanzo took Laura home with him, Charles goes to Almanzo's place and punches Almanzo because he fears his daughter was being taken advantage of. Laura yells at the fighting pair and tells them that she is no longer a child.

star 8.35
154 votes
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A Dream of Wild Horses

#11 - A Dream of Wild Horses

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 10

Jonathan and Mark are hired to help honor ranch. They must try to convince a grandfather that he is still needed and isn't too old to do anything just because he thinks he is.

star 8.33
6 votes
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Time in a Bottle

#12 - Time in a Bottle

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 15

When a homeless man is arrested for robbery, Jonathan tries to get the man's friend, another homeless man who was a lawyer to defend him. It appears that the D.A. prosecuting the case is taking a hard line because a powerful man wants to get rid of the homeless people.

star 8.33
4 votes
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The Gift of Life

#13 - The Gift of Life

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 25

Jonathan and Mark's latest assignment is to try and get cold hearted businessman R.R. Benson to change his ways. When subtlety fails, Jonathan decides to try the direct approach and tell Benson who he is and why he is here. When Benson refuses to change, Jonathan tells him to read the Bible. And it's during the night that a burglar breaks in and shoots Benson. Later Jonathan and Mark find Benson but he's now a spirit. That's when Jonathan takes him on a tour of his life and what he has done. Upon seeing that Jonathan tells him he's being given the opportunity to relive the last week of his life. And he tries to do the right thing this time.

star 8.21
10 votes
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Sail Away

#14 - Sail Away

Highway to Heaven Season 2 - Episode 22

Jonathan helps a novelist and his son both find inspiration in writing their next books and connecting with each other again.

star 8.19
12 votes
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Birds of a Feather

#15 - Birds of a Feather

Highway to Heaven Season 2 - Episode 6

Out of fear of losing their jobs, workers at a factory ignore ground-water contamination (even though the contamination is making their children sick), and Jonathan must resort to drastic measures to force them to face the facts - but the consequences may be just as fatal to him.

star 8.16
15 votes
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A Father's Faith

#16 - A Father's Faith

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 22

When Jonathan and Mark decide to take some time off, they visit Mark's friends to go fishing. When they arrive, they discover, the son of Mark's friends was in an accident a few years ago and after being taken off life support is still alive and is a convalescent home. And the father spends all his time with his son practically ignoring his wife. And the tension between them causes problems for their daughter who hasn't visited her brother because she was with her brother when he had his accident.

star 8.15
9 votes
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Parents' Day

#17 - Parents' Day

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 21

Jonathan and Mark, as police detectives investigating drug selling in schools, become involved when the son of a famous news anchorman and leading anti-drug proponent learns that his father is a secret cocaine user and informs the police, leading to a cover-up and betrayal of trust by the father.

star 8.14
10 votes
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Laura Ingalls Wilder (2)

#18 - Laura Ingalls Wilder (2)

Little House on the Prairie Season 7 - Episode 2

Almanzo's dreams of building a home do not go as planned, forcing him to postpone the wedding. Laura has a way for them to earn some money, but his rejection of her idea starts a feud between them.

star 8.10
64 votes
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To Die in Darkness

#19 - To Die in Darkness

Bonanza Season 9 - Episode 28

While the others are away, Ben and Candy are lured by an old friend of Ben's to go somewhere. The "friend" traps them in a deep pit. He comes back to give them food, but how long will he be feeling "generous"?

star 8.10
7 votes
Going Home, Going Home

#20 - Going Home, Going Home

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 16

Mark gets a chance to go back in time to tell his grandfather that he loved him. Mark also gets to help his grandfather said his farm for repossession but he must get Mark Jr. to tell his grandfather that he loves him and would rather stay with him.

star 8.10
27 votes
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For the Love of Larry

#21 - For the Love of Larry

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 3

After his owners are trapped at the bottom of a hill in car accident, a precocious dog tries to lead Jonathon and Mark to them.

star 8.10
17 votes
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A Wiser Heart

#22 - A Wiser Heart

Little House on the Prairie Season 8 - Episode 5

Laura goes to visit Eliza Jane because of a literature seminar that is going on in town. Laura has to find a part-time job to pay for meals and other stuff. She ends up hating the job. There is a person who Laura met on the train who begins to like Eliza Jane. Eliza Jane in turn begins to like the professor teaching the seminar and the professor likes Laura. The professor tells Laura that her writing is bad when Laura tells him she is happily married. The man on the train eventually defends Laura's writing. It only takes one punch by the man to get the professor to take off and leave.

star 8.07
76 votes
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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (1)

#23 - He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (1)

Little House on the Prairie Season 6 - Episode 23

Almanzo asks for Laura's hand in marriage. Mr. Ingalls tells Almanzo to wait until Laura was eighteen. Not wanting to wait, Almanzo forces Laura to choose him or respect her father. Laura respects her father's wishes. Almanzo leaves town and causes Laura a lot of heartache. Harriet hires Percival Dalton to help her in the restaurant. Nellie and Percival fall in love and eventually Percival asks Nellie to marry him. Adam's father dies, which means that a new blind school wouldn't be built in Walnut Grove.

star 8.07
118 votes
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A Mother and a Daughter

#24 - A Mother and a Daughter

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 18

Jonathan and Mark's assignment is to reunite a Hollywood actress with her estranged daughter who is writing a book about her life with her mother in a negative way because she was never told the truth about her father. Meanwhile, another angel reveals to Mark that if Jonathan is successful with this assignment it could mean he will be moved up to heaven and Mark isn't happy about the idea of loosing his best friend.

star 8.07
11 votes
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Dearest Albert, I'll Miss You

#25 - Dearest Albert, I'll Miss You

Little House on the Prairie Season 7 - Episode 8

Albert tries to impress a penpal he figures he'll never see.

star 8.06
73 votes
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A Song for Jason (1)

#26 - A Song for Jason (1)

Highway to Heaven Season 2 - Episode 1

Jonathan and Mark become counselors at Camp Good Times, a summer camp for children with cancer, to help two cancer patients: a frightened little boy with an overprotective mother and an angry teenage athlete who may lose his leg to bone cancer.

star 8.05
16 votes
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Heart of a Teacher

#27 - Heart of a Teacher

When Calls the Heart Season 4 - Episode 5

Elizabeth fights to clear her name and get her job back. Jack gets some troubling news. Wyatt and the railroad continue to make problems for Hope Valley. The children have to deal with a stern new schoolteacher.

star 8.05
344 votes
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Little Girl Lost

#28 - Little Girl Lost

Little House on the Prairie Season 3 - Episode 4

Carrie, having tagged along on Laura and Mary's classroom assignment, falls down a mine shaft, providing an alcoholic ex-miner a chance at redemption.

star 8.03
69 votes
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As Difficult as ABC

#29 - As Difficult as ABC

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 17

Brian Baldwin learns that his hopes of being a college basketball star are dashed when he is diagnosed with cardiac insufficiency. Now he must face another challenge the challenge is that he cannot read. He tries to hide that fact but doesn't hide it very well.

star 8.00
21 votes
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Journey in the Spring (2)

#30 - Journey in the Spring (2)

Little House on the Prairie Season 3 - Episode 7

Lansford leaves because he feels really bad. Once Laura realizes that her grandpa wasn't to blame for the accident, she looks for Lansford and convinces him to come back home.

star 8.00
51 votes
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Basinger's New York

#31 - Basinger's New York

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 13

It's Christmas time and Jonathan and Mark's assignment is to prove to a cynical reporter, who doesn't believe that there's any goodness in the world, that there is.

star 8.00
13 votes
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Remember Me (2)

#32 - Remember Me (2)

Little House on the Prairie Season 2 - Episode 8

The Ingalls' neighbor, the widow Julia Sanderson, finds out that she will die soon. She asks Charles to find a good home for her three children. After Julia dies, Charles has a difficult time finding someone that will take all three of the children.

star 7.99
95 votes
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Hotel of Dreams

#33 - Hotel of Dreams

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 12

Mark and Jonathan work as hotel bellhops to help a millionaire's son (Brian Kerwin) find meaning in his life.

star 7.97
30 votes
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A Christmas They Never Forgot

#34 - A Christmas They Never Forgot

Little House on the Prairie Season 8 - Episode 11

Mary, Adam, Hester Sue, the Wilders, and the Ingalls are all together for Christmas. The snow begins falling and soon they are snowed in by a blizzard. To pass time, several of them tell stories. Laura talks about the Christmas in Kansas when Mr. Edwards came.

star 7.97
53 votes
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The Hunters

#35 - The Hunters

Little House on the Prairie Season 3 - Episode 10

Pa decides to take Laura hunting with him. When Charles and Laura are getting settled down for the night, Laura trips over her dad's gun and sets it off. Charles is badly wounded. Laura runs to get help, but the only person she can find is a blind person, Sam. Since Sam just recently became blind, he knew his way around somewhat. After getting lost a few times, Sam and Laura finally find Mr. Edwards' home. Mr. Edwards gets a doctor, who saves Mr. Ingalls. Thanks to Laura, Sam learned that just because he was blind didn't mean he had to stay at home and do nothing.

star 7.95
56 votes
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The Smile in the Third Row

#36 - The Smile in the Third Row

Highway to Heaven Season 2 - Episode 8

Jonathan is as skeptical as everybody else when the lead actor in a failing Broadway play claims that God is attending the show's performances, sitting in a third-row orchestra seat.

star 7.95
17 votes
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Alone

#37 - Alone

Highway to Heaven Season 2 - Episode 13

A homeless boy wishes that someone would love him and so Jonathan comes to him and offers to make his wish come true. They go to a man whose separated from his wife who refuses to let her see their son. And he also refuses to believe that his son who's confined to a wheelchair is because of something psychological.

star 7.95
16 votes
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A Promise To Keep

#38 - A Promise To Keep

Little House on the Prairie Season 8 - Episode 19

Mr. Edwards' alcoholism, fueled by John Jr.'s violent death, ruins his marriage, and he travels back to Walnut Grove to see solace with his old friends. However, those long-standing friendships are put to the test when an accident, caused by a drunken Mr. Edwards, nearly costs Albert his life.

star 7.95
32 votes
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Love at Second Sight

#39 - Love at Second Sight

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 6

Jonathan and Mark are on their way to their next assignment and meet another angel, Ted, whom Jonathan knows, and they both arrive at their destination. When Ted learns that the subject of his mission is his wife Laura and that it involves pairing her with a guy named Roy; not only does he refuse to do it but he sabotages any chances Roy may have had with her. He then romances her himself but Jonathan steps in and shows what damage he has done and so to fix, he starts acting like a jerk which inspires Roy to tell him to leave Laura alone and their romance begins.

star 7.93
11 votes
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Man's Best Friend (2)

#40 - Man's Best Friend (2)

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 2

Alex finally meets the family of his dreams, those dreams are soon shattered when the turners want to adopt Alex. Alex wants to take Jake with him but the Foster family lives in a place where dogs aren't allowed. In order to make his dream come true Alex runs away with Jake to the family he first fell in love with. Michele and Paul had been hoping to have a baby on their own but soon learn that adoption maybe their best option.

star 7.92
9 votes
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To See The Light (1)

#41 - To See The Light (1)

Little House on the Prairie Season 7 - Episode 10

An accident restores Adam's eyesight.

star 7.90
45 votes
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A Divine Madness

#42 - A Divine Madness

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 8

Jonathan and Mark have started their assignment by meeting with one of the people that Crock Jr. wants to bulldoze, a sweet middle-aged lady named Gwen,who runs a veterinary clinic. Jonathan convinces Gwen to go with him to plead her case before Mr. Crock. Poor Gwen is nearly scared out of her wits when she meets 'King Arthur' and is ranted at for being an invader to his realm. Jonathan very smoothly convinces the man that he is a humble subject of the realm who has accompanied the Lady Guinevere, who wishes to petition her liege. The king promptly knights Jonathan and accepts the petition, stunning the lady again by offering his loving heart to her.

star 7.89
27 votes
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There's No Place Like Home (1)

#43 - There's No Place Like Home (1)

Little House on the Prairie Season 5 - Episode 5

Toby Noe wins a lottery of $5,000 and becomes a man of means. He buys the children a cartload of fireworks, for an annual celebration. Standish dupes Toby into losing all his money using cards and drink at the saloon. Everything comes to a head as the fireworks go off in the saloon. The Ingalls, Olesons, and Garveys get tired of the bustling city life during all this (Nels getting drunk and wins a whole pile of money), and they decide quickly to return to Walnut Grove. The Ingalls take Albert along with them.

star 7.88
63 votes
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The Man Inside

#44 - The Man Inside

Little House on the Prairie Season 5 - Episode 4

Amelia, a new girl that Laura meets in school, is ashamed of her very overweight father. Her father works at the blind school where Mary works. All the blind students like him a lot. They claim that they can see his love. One day, Laura and some other students from school, start making fun of the overweight person, not knowing that they were making fun of Amelia's father. Amelia's father pretends to leave town since his girl is so ashamed of him. He hides out at the blind school. When he is involved in an accident, Amelia reveals to her dad how much she loves him.

star 7.87
57 votes
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The Return of the Masked Rider

#45 - The Return of the Masked Rider

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 4

Jonathan and Mark take jobs working in a local area boxing ring. The owner's grandson, Joey, has a good shot at the local championship fight against the leader of the gang causing the problems. Joey wants to win so that he can give the kids in the neighborhood an honest example to live up to, hopefully to prevent at least a few of them from joining the gangs. In order to ensure his victory, Thumper (the gang leader), kidnaps Joey's grandfather. Joey feels that his hands are tied and he has no choice but to throw the fight. Mark tries to tough talk the gang, figuring on Jonathan's angelic powers to kick their collective ass, but God doesn't see fit to grant Mark's wish and Jonathan gets beat up. He doesn't have any marks to show for the beating, but Jonathan is obviously pretty irritated with Mark over the incident, and can't figure out what he's supposed to do if God won't let him take the direct approach.

star 7.86
35 votes
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The Stranger

#46 - The Stranger

Little House on the Prairie Season 4 - Episode 19

Nels' brother sends his 12-year-old son to Walnut Grove after repeated conflicts at home and school. When Mrs. Oleson interferes in her husband's plans to rehabilitate his nephew, Nels asks Charles to step in and teach the boy some values.

star 7.86
59 votes
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Terror at 2:00

#47 - Terror at 2:00

Bonanza Season 12 - Episode 23

A racist and his henchmen steal a Gatling gun, with plans to massacre everyone -- including the Cartwrights -- involved in a peace treaty signing between the U.S. Army and the Paitues in Virginia City. The man's hope is that the tragedy will spark another war and eventually lead to the genocide of all Native Americans.

star 7.86
5 votes
Aloha

#48 - Aloha

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 20

A Hawaiian singer learns to overcome self-pity after being disabled in a truck accident.

star 7.86
5 votes
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A Dolphin Song For Lee (2)

#49 - A Dolphin Song For Lee (2)

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 22

A teen aged girl goes through an operation, that may not be successful. Mark helps Her fulfill Her dream of saving the dolphins.

star 7.86
6 votes
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A Most Precious Gift

#50 - A Most Precious Gift

Little House on the Prairie Season 4 - Episode 20

Charles and Caroline are going to have another baby. Caroline constantly refers to the baby as he. Caroline delivers the baby sooner than expected causing Charles to be the doctor. The baby ends up being a girl, Grace.

star 7.85
56 votes
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The Collection

#51 - The Collection

Little House on the Prairie Season 3 - Episode 1

Reverend Alden gets sick while collecting donations. Caleb Hodgekiss, an ex-convict, helps the Reverend by giving him a place to stay and volunteering to get the donations from Walnut Grove. Caleb poses as a friend of the Reverend so that he might get donations which he initially planned to keep for himself.

star 7.81
64 votes
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A Harvest of Friends

#52 - A Harvest of Friends

Little House on the Prairie Season 1 - Episode 1

The Ingalls settle on the banks of Plum Creek in Walnut Grove. To get the farm set up, Charles must take on several jobs at once. He promises one person that if he didn't get the job done in the specified time, the person could have his oxen.

star 7.81
568 votes
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Divorce, Walnut Grove Style

#53 - Divorce, Walnut Grove Style

Little House on the Prairie Season 7 - Episode 7

Newlyweds Laura and Almanzo have been bickering more than usual lately, and it escalates when Laura suspects Manly of unfaithfulness.

star 7.79
83 votes
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One Fresh Batch of Lemonade (2)

#54 - One Fresh Batch of Lemonade (2)

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 7

One day, while showing off for some friends by riding his skateboard and hanging on to his friend's speeding car, another car comes around a blind corner from the opposite direction and is not able to swerve out of the way in time to avoid hitting Deke. The next time we see the young man, he is in the hospital where both of his legs have had to be amputated below the knee. Feeling bitter and resentful toward everyone, Deke drives away everyone who tries to visit with him. He seems intent on simply sulking and bemoaning his fate until the day he dies. Fortunately, this is where Jonathan steps in to help. He has taken the job of physical therapist at the hospital, but it's easy to see that it's really Deke's mental and emotional state that he's there to work on. With the willing help of a quadriplegic patient named Scotty, a shy fellow student named Eleanor, and a young gymnast (Bart Connor) who is the boy who crippled Deke, Jonathan sets out to restore Deke's faith in himself. There is

star 7.79
31 votes
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A Song of Songs

#55 - A Song of Songs

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 16

James Earl Jones stars as Gabe Wilson, an old friend of Mark's and down-and-out jazz pianist who tries to re-build his life after suffering a heart attack. Gabe reconnects with an old flame named Ellie, a God-fearing widow who is having problems trying to relate to her daughter, Vanessa, the vocalist in a rock band. When Gabe tries to encourage Vanessa to pursue her dreams, he unwittingly strains the not-so-harmonious mother-daughter relationship even more. After Vanessa runs away without leaving a note, Ellie lashes out at Gabe, telling him that God made him blind to make him pay for his sins (he had become blind after a drunk driver struck his vehicle years earlier). It is up to Jonathan to reunite Ellie and Vanessa and set them both straight.

star 7.79
13 votes
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Come Let Us Reason Together

#56 - Come Let Us Reason Together

Little House on the Prairie Season 7 - Episode 13

When Percival's parents, Benjamin and Edna, arrive for a visit, Harriet and Benjamin clash miserably over their grandchild's religious upbringing.

star 7.78
54 votes
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Popcorn, Peanuts and CrackerJacks

#57 - Popcorn, Peanuts and CrackerJacks

Highway to Heaven Season 2 - Episode 7

Jonathan and Mark have to try and help a team that can never seem to win a single game and give a former baseball star the glory he once knew some 40 years ago.

star 7.78
16 votes
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To See The World

#58 - To See The World

Little House on the Prairie Season 1 - Episode 23

Johnny Johnson leaves to "see the world" and Mr. Edwards goes along with him to keep him out of trouble. Johnny meets up with a girl who is able to trick him out of a lot of money. Mr. Edwards talks to this girl to try to have her convince Johnny to go back home.

star 7.78
86 votes
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Highway to Heaven (1)

#59 - Highway to Heaven (1)

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 1

In this, the pilot movie for the series, we meet Jonathan Smith walking slowly down a lonely road toward an unknown destination. He flags down a passing truck and asks for a ride from the old man driving. The man refuses and drives on, only to have his truck engine blow before he gets more than a few yards down the road. Jonathan obligingly does a little quick mechanic work on the vehicle and tells him to have a nice day. The man hastily changes his mind and offers a ride. With this scene, the theme of the entire series is set into motion. Stangers help strangers, people do good for one another, the forgotten and lonely are given a new purpose in life, and the world becomes just a little bit better place. In this case, Jonathan's destination is a retirement home called Havencrest, where he takes on the recently vacated job of handyman. It seems no one wants the job because the home is on the verge of being sold out from under the residents, leaving most of them nowhere to go.

star 7.78
92 votes
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Fagin

#60 - Fagin

Little House on the Prairie Season 5 - Episode 7

Laura feels ignored and left out when Charles spends all of his time with Albert and the calf given to Albert. Albert runs away after overhearing Charles and Caroline talking about Laura not feeling that she is part of the family anymore. Laura takes Albert's calf to the fair and wins first place. She dedicates the award to Albert. Albert, who is secretly hiding and watching the show, comes out when he hears Laura's heartfelt words.

star 7.78
53 votes
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Highway to Heaven (2)

#61 - Highway to Heaven (2)

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 2

In this, the pilot movie for the series, we meet Jonathan Smith walking slowly down a lonely road toward an unknown destination. He flags down a passing truck and asks for a ride from the old man driving. The man refuses and drives on, only to have his truck engine blow before he gets more than a few yards down the road. Jonathan obligingly does a little quick mechanic work on the vehicle and tells him to have a nice day. The man hastily changes his mind and offers a ride. With this scene, the theme of the entire series is set into motion. Stangers help strangers, people do good for one another, the forgotten and lonely are given a new purpose in life, and the world becomes just a little bit better place. In this case, Jonathan's destination is a retirement home called Havencrest, where he takes on the recently vacated job of handyman. It seems no one wants the job because the home is on the verge of being sold out from under the residents, leaving most of them nowhere to go. L

star 7.77
84 votes
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To See The Light (2)

#62 - To See The Light (2)

Little House on the Prairie Season 7 - Episode 11

With his vision restored, Adam is eager to fulfill his dream of becoming an attorney. Meanwhile, Mary is divided in her enthusiasm about his prospects.

star 7.76
38 votes
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To Run And Hide

#63 - To Run And Hide

Little House on the Prairie Season 4 - Episode 7

When Doc Baker is unable to save a patient of his, he believes that he is unhappy being a doctor. He finds a new doctor for the town. Doc Baker stays on when he realizes that the new doctor really doesn't care about his patients.

star 7.76
53 votes
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Journey in the Spring (1)

#64 - Journey in the Spring (1)

Little House on the Prairie Season 3 - Episode 6

Charles' father, Lansford Ingalls, doesn't want to live after his wife dies. Charles brings his father to Walnut Grove to help him out. When Laura's horse gets hurt, she blames her grandpa.

star 7.76
60 votes
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We Have Forever (2)

#65 - We Have Forever (2)

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 18

As a mortal human being Jonathan is still angry with God for not letting him go heaven to see Jane one last time. Meanwhile Jennifer has fallen in love with Jonathan and now must help him understand that he will always have Jane in his heart regardless of the job he chooses. Jennifer suddenly finds a letter from Jane and as a way of saying goodbye to him he understands that until his job is finished they will always have forever.

star 7.75
6 votes
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Man's Best Friend (1)

#66 - Man's Best Friend (1)

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 1

Jenny's dog Jake runs away after chasing a cat. Jonathan and Mark find the dog and take him over to the orphanage to help cheer up the kids. They use Jake to play with the kids and try to get Alex to become active again. They soon learn that Alex is afraid that if he touches anything it will be taken away from him.

star 7.75
7 votes
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Friends

#67 - Friends

Highway to Heaven Season 2 - Episode 24

Jonathan and Mark are substitute teachers in a high school where a lesson on true friendship is underscored by Jonathan's assigning an ostracized overweight girl to tutor a brash baseball star in danger of flunking out of school.

star 7.75
10 votes
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One Winged Angels

#68 - One Winged Angels

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 15

Jonathan has a tough time on this particular assignment. He is supposed to get Libby and earl to fall love with each other but Jonathan runs into one problem before he can accomplish the assignment he falls in love with Libby. Mark tells Jonathan that God may have wanted Jonathan to fall in love again so he wouldn't lose touch with what it's like to be a human being and feel how painful falling in love can be.

star 7.75
23 votes
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As Long As We're Together (1)

#69 - As Long As We're Together (1)

Little House on the Prairie Season 5 - Episode 1

Poor economic conditions cause the Ingalls to move closer to Mary. Mary is now teaching at the blind school. The Ingalls move to be closer to Mary, where she helps teach the younger blind students. Laura catches an orphan, Albert, stealing from their hotel. Charles becomes friends with Albert and invites him to Mary's birthday party.

star 7.74
71 votes
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The Music Box

#70 - The Music Box

Little House on the Prairie Season 3 - Episode 19

Laura befriends a new girl, Anna, who stutters and has a hard time making friends. A jealous Nellie starts an elite club and although she invites Laura, she leaves Anna out. While at the Olesons, Laura steals one of Nellie's music boxes.

star 7.73
46 votes
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The Wedding

#71 - The Wedding

Little House on the Prairie Season 5 - Episode 9

Adam finally asks Mary to marry him. She begins having second thoughts when her parents starting talking about being grandchildren and how hard it was to keep track of Mary when she was little. Mary begins to wonder if she could take care of a child. A blind child gets caught in a dust storm and is found by Mary and Adam. After this, Mary realizes that she has nothing to worry about. They get married by Reverend Alden.

star 7.73
52 votes
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Sylvia (2)

#72 - Sylvia (2)

Little House on the Prairie Season 7 - Episode 18

Albert's girlfriend's pregnancy brings chaos into both their lives.

star 7.73
38 votes
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I Was a Middle Aged Werewolf

#73 - I Was a Middle Aged Werewolf

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 5

During Halloween night, Jonathan helps a little boy get over his fears.

star 7.73
7 votes
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Heavy Date

#74 - Heavy Date

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 23

Jonathan and Mark have an interesting assignment as they try to give Gary and Alice a new direction in their lives. As Gary begins to fall in love with Alice he soon discovers a secret that suddenly makes him a father. Alice makes plans to give up her baby for adoption but as the birth of the baby gets closer she begins to have second thoughts about giving the baby up.

star 7.73
11 votes
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The Fighter

#75 - The Fighter

Little House on the Prairie Season 4 - Episode 10

People in Walnut Grove are betting on a big boxing match in town. Mr. Ingalls does not know that he will be fighting an extremely sick person. That's why Charles is surprised in the ring when he is able to defeat his opponent so quickly. After his opponent collapses, he is brought to Doc Baker. Doc Baker is able to save him but warns him that he needs to stop fighting.

star 7.72
47 votes
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A Mother's Love

#76 - A Mother's Love

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 13

Four boys whose parents just died recently are informed by the social worker assigned to their case, that the younger children will be placed in different foster homes. The elder brother decides to take them away and take care of them himself; he will find a job while the others go school.

star 7.71
7 votes
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A Dolphin Song For Lee (1)

#77 - A Dolphin Song For Lee (1)

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 21

A young teen aged girl is dying, and has one more chance for a life saving operation. She has one dream that she would like to fulfill, in case She doesn't make it.

star 7.71
6 votes
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We Have Forever (1)

#78 - We Have Forever (1)

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 17

Jonathon gets a 'feeling' while he and Mark are driving towards their next job. He goes to the hospital to find his wife is near death and was calling for him. After she passes away Jonathon believes that he will no longer be working for the 'boss' and will go to be with his wife. To the answer of lightning and thunder he finds out otherwise and becomes enraged. He is then stripped of his 'stuff' and has to live as a mere mortal.

star 7.71
5 votes
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One Fresh Batch of Lemonade (1)

#79 - One Fresh Batch of Lemonade (1)

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 6

One day, while showing off for some friends by riding his skateboard and hanging on to his friend's speeding car, another car comes around a blind corner from the opposite direction and is not able to swerve out of the way in time to avoid hitting Deke. The next time we see the young man, he is in the hospital where both of his legs have had to be amputated below the knee. Feeling bitter and resentful toward everyone, Deke drives away everyone who tries to visit with him. He seems intent on simply sulking and bemoaning his fate until the day he dies. Fortunately, this is where Jonathan steps in to help. He has taken the job of physical therapist at the hospital, but it's easy to see that it's really Deke's mental and emotional state that he's there to work on. With the willing help of a quadriplegic patient named Scotty, a shy fellow student named Eleanor, and a young gymnast who is the boy who crippled Deke, Jonathan sets out to restore Deke's faith in himself.

star 7.69
27 votes
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Bunny

#80 - Bunny

Little House on the Prairie Season 3 - Episode 2

Nellie falls off of Bunny and pretends to be paralyzed. Mrs. Oleson blames Laura for this and wants to destroy Bunny.

star 7.67
70 votes
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Plane Death

#81 - Plane Death

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 14

Mark hopes that he and Jonathan don't have assignment so they can visit Charlie Down who worked on the police force with Mark. What was supposed to be a happy time with a friend turned into finding out why he went missing for five days. Charlie down worked with border enforcement to try and stop drugs. Mark and Jonathan soon discover where Charlie is they find out that Jack Harm shot Charlie because he found cocaine in a model airplane.

star 7.67
29 votes
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The Banker and the Bum

#82 - The Banker and the Bum

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 20

Jonathan tries to help a candidate for mayor learn to be nice but gets more than he bargained for when Melvin rich decides to stay rich. Jonathan then has Willie the waiver change places with Melvyn rich to see what it would be like if the each lived different lives.

star 7.65
25 votes
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Gold Country (2)

#83 - Gold Country (2)

Little House on the Prairie Season 3 - Episode 22

A heavy rain has been falling in Walnut Grove for two months, and it shows no signs of stopping. Farmers like Charles fear that their families will go hungry, and after reading an article in the newspaper, they take a 400-mile journey with their wives and children for a temporary new life in Gold Country. Things start out pretty well when Charles and Isaiah dig up some gold, but Laura and Carl get a completely different perspective from a new friend that they meet near their camp site. Meanwhile, Caroline opens and teaches a school in a tent, right in the middle of town, but it proves to be a less-than-ideal learning environment for everyone.

star 7.65
47 votes
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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2)

#84 - He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2)

Little House on the Prairie Season 6 - Episode 24

Laura helps Adam and Mary set up a new blind school in Sleepy Eye to try to get her mind off of Almanzo. Almanzo gets very sick.

star 7.64
118 votes
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Jonathan Smith Goes to Washington

#85 - Jonathan Smith Goes to Washington

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 11

Jonathan persuades an influential United States senator to restore severe Congressional budget cuts dealing with health-care, but when the senator suffers a fatal heart attack on the Senate floor, the assignment seems doomed to failure.

star 7.64
10 votes
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Sylvia (1)

#86 - Sylvia (1)

Little House on the Prairie Season 7 - Episode 17

Albert's budding romance with a young girl is complicated when it is discovered that she is expecting.

star 7.63
41 votes
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The Lake Kezia Monster

#87 - The Lake Kezia Monster

Little House on the Prairie Season 5 - Episode 19

Mrs. Olesen forecloses on the lakefront property of Kezia, and she, Nellie and Willie cause no end of grief for the elderly recluse. Laura, Andy and Albert hatch a "get even" plan by claiming a monster lives in the lake.

star 7.63
43 votes
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Amazing Man

#88 - Amazing Man

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 7

Mark and Jonathon are sent to help a little boy overcome the sudden death of his father. Stevie deals with his grief through his favorite superhero, Amazing Man. Jonathon and Mark help his mother realize that grief is a normal reaction and help the family begin to heal.

star 7.62
7 votes
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No Beast So Fierce

#89 - No Beast So Fierce

Little House on the Prairie Season 8 - Episode 12

James makes friends with Gideon Hale, a young boy who stutters. However, the budding friendship is damaged when Gideon overhears James making fun of him. A wolf that follows James and Charles on a delivery trip may hold the key for bringing Gideon out of his shell.

star 7.62
34 votes
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The Hero

#90 - The Hero

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 20

Joe Mason is a Vietnam Vet who is trying to get the VA to help him pay expensive dental work but because his condition is not related to his military service, he is denied.

star 7.62
12 votes
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Back To School (1)

#91 - Back To School (1)

Little House on the Prairie Season 6 - Episode 1

The school's new teacher is Ms. Wilder. Laura falls in love with Ms. Wilder's brother Almanzo. Laura is crushed when Nellie invites Almanzo over for dinner. Laura gets even with Nellie by volunteering to cook dinner for them. Laura adds some hot spices to the chicken and since Nellie had said that she had cooked the meal, Almanzo stays away from Nellie.

star 7.61
126 votes
A Match Made in Heaven

#92 - A Match Made in Heaven

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 19

Jonathan helps Mark's Cousin Diane find romance in an unlikely place. Diane begins to fall in love with a quadriplegic lawyer named Scotty who is surprised at how fast the romance seems to be going. When they go out on a date to eat dinner they hit a snag.

star 7.60
18 votes
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With Love, the Claus

#93 - With Love, the Claus

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 12

It's Christmas time and Jonathan and Mark's latest assignment is to try and get two divorce parents who are bickering and using their son as a pawn against each other to stop and start being parents.

star 7.57
5 votes
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The Reincarnation of Nellie (1)

#94 - The Reincarnation of Nellie (1)

Little House on the Prairie Season 8 - Episode 1

Percival and Nellie go to New York so that Percival can run the family business now that his father has died. Mrs. Oleson gets very depressed because of Nellie leaving. The Olesons decide to adopt a girl to take the place of Nellie. While they are in Sleepy Eye, they find a girl that looks almost exactly like Nellie when she was young.

star 7.55
81 votes
A Special Love (2)

#95 - A Special Love (2)

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 2

Now that Diane and Scotty want to have children they decided to adopt Todd but learn that his natural parents don't want anyone to adopt him. Todd's natural parents were told some years ago that they had to put him out for adoption because he his handicapped.

star 7.54
12 votes
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The Craftsman

#96 - The Craftsman

Little House on the Prairie Season 5 - Episode 15

A story about bigotry. Albert becomes an apprentice of an old Jew, Isaac. The people in school call Albert a Jew-lover and beat him up. Albert learns a sense of pride from Isaac. Albert and Isaac become the best of friends.

star 7.54
49 votes
Gold Country (1)

#97 - Gold Country (1)

Little House on the Prairie Season 3 - Episode 21

After having their crops destroyed, the Ingalls leave Walnut Grove to try their luck at striking it rich. After being at the gold mines for a while, the Ingalls realize that greed has been poisoning their minds. They leave to go home instead of looking for more gold.

star 7.53
55 votes
He Was Only Twelve (1)

#98 - He Was Only Twelve (1)

Little House on the Prairie Season 8 - Episode 21

While Mr. Edwards, Charles, and James are in Sleepy Eye, James gets shot during a bank robbery. James, who is in a coma, is taken to the hospital. While James is in the hospital, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Ingalls, and Albert look for the bank robbers. They find them and bring them to justice. Charles continues to believe that James will get better.

star 7.53
35 votes
Sweet Sixteen

#99 - Sweet Sixteen

Little House on the Prairie Season 6 - Episode 22

Laura gets the opportunity to be a temporary teacher for a nearby town. Almanzo drives her to the school. Laura realizes in this episode that Almanzo also has feelings for her. Their romance steps up another degree in this episode.

star 7.50
111 votes
Another Song for Christmas

#100 - Another Song for Christmas

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 13

Jonathan and Mark become involved in their own version of Dickens' classic "Christmas Carol" ... only their "Scrooge" is a heartless used car salesman.

star 7.50
21 votes
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Barn Burner

#101 - Barn Burner

Little House on the Prairie Season 5 - Episode 20

It all starts when a local farmer, who is hateful and bigoted, refuses to set a fair price for wheat, since black farmers would be entitled to the same price. The whole thing escalates when the farmer assaults Andy and is later accused of setting fire to the Garvey's barn.

star 7.50
103 votes
Change of Life

#102 - Change of Life

Highway to Heaven Season 2 - Episode 15

After he and Jonathon are assigned to protect the famous actress Linda Blackwell, Mark and the actress switch bodies to see what the other has to go through. Sam Quigley is an old friend of Mark who likes Linda, but is afraid to tell her. When Mark and Linda switch bodies, Sam isn't sure that Linda is the Linda he likes.

star 7.46
12 votes
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Normal People

#103 - Normal People

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 19

Jonathan and Mark's next assignment takes them to a halfway house for people who were confined to mental facilities but released because they're no longer deemed a danger to society, though not yet fully rehabilitated. The other members of the neighborhood don't want them there because of their past condition, but when they meet each other they begin to realize their humanity.

star 7.46
12 votes
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The Wolves

#104 - The Wolves

Little House on the Prairie Season 4 - Episode 5

Charles and Caroline go away and leave Mary in charge. Laura and Andy find some baby wolves.

star 7.46
89 votes
Hello and Farewell (1)

#105 - Hello and Farewell (1)

Highway to Heaven Season 5 - Episode 2

Jonathan helps Commander Michaels deal with flashbacks of Vietnam as well as try to convince her to go to therapy. Mark deals with his fear of flying.

star 7.44
7 votes
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Whose Trash Is It Anyway?

#106 - Whose Trash Is It Anyway?

Highway to Heaven Season 5 - Episode 1

Mark and Jonathan join the campaign of a friend of Mark, whose highly honest. But his less than honest opponent is doing what he can to smear him.

star 7.44
8 votes
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Castoffs

#107 - Castoffs

Little House on the Prairie Season 4 - Episode 1

When Laura's dog, Jack, dies, her Pa gives her a new dog, Bandit, after the dog follows him home. Although the dog seems very friendly to Laura, Laura doesn't want it. When Laura later visits Aunt Kezia, a lonely women, she realizes that she really loves Bandit.

star 7.40
76 votes
Catch a Falling Star

#108 - Catch a Falling Star

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 9

A movie star is stranger to his own kids.

star 7.39
30 votes
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The Legacy

#109 - The Legacy

Little House on the Prairie Season 8 - Episode 14

Charles beings making tables so that he could pass on a legacy. While he is at this, Albert begins taking care of the farm. Charles gets very upset when someone steals his design and starts producing the tables in large quantities. Charles soon realizes that memories of his family is a lot more important.

star 7.38
35 votes
The Right Thing

#110 - The Right Thing

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 23

A former jogger still grieving over the loss of his wife's death sees no reason to live again. So Harry is put into a nursing home even though Matt's father doesn't agree with the plan. Harry gets the chance to fill his wife's wish to go Hollywood.

star 7.37
17 votes
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The People Next Door

#111 - The People Next Door

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 4

When a black family tries to move next door to a successful doctor in an exclusive community, Jonathan and Mark must help the doctor confront a secret he's kept from everyone, including his own family.

star 7.36
9 votes
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He Was Only Twelve (2)

#112 - He Was Only Twelve (2)

Little House on the Prairie Season 8 - Episode 22

When Charles refuses to admit that James will likely never recover from his gunshot wound, he leaves Walnut Grove with his adopted son. He builds an altar in the woods and hopes that God will bring a miracle.

star 7.36
39 votes
To Touch the Moon

#113 - To Touch the Moon

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 3

Jonathan counsels a young runaway (Tony La Torre) and a widow (Carrie Snodgress) with a terminally ill son (Barret Oliver).

star 7.34
66 votes
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Help Wanted: Angel

#114 - Help Wanted: Angel

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 10

Martin Lamm is waiting to hear that his script will become a movie, checking with the front desk clerk frequently to see if any mail has arrived for him. None ever does. Martin's friend, Joey,nails a poster on a pole asking for an ""angel"" in the sense Martin needs one: someone with the money to help him turn his script into a movie. Jonathan and Mark respond to the poster, not knowing what kind of angel Joey is looking for. While Jonathan and Mark are finding out what kind of angel Joey is looking for, a man named Petros arrives with the poster in his hand. He loves the script and and wants to make the movie. Petros at first scoffs at Martin's idea of using people from the neighborhood as actors in the movie, but Jonathan suggests they might find a star among the amateurs, save money and help people at the same time.

star 7.33
25 votes
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The Devil and Jonathan Smith

#115 - The Devil and Jonathan Smith

Highway to Heaven Season 2 - Episode 5

Jonathan recruits a con artist's help after Jabez Stone tricks Mark into selling his soul in order to save a little boy's life, but The Devil has another agenda - acquiring the soul of an angel.

star 7.33
20 votes
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Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow (2)

#116 - Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow (2)

Little House on the Prairie Season 8 - Episode 18

Almonzo, bitter at his apparent life-crippling illness, nearly gives up on life, despite the birth of little Rose. His attitude nearly drives Laura to consider leaving her husband. A tornado that destroys the farmstead may hold the key to both of their futures.

star 7.33
46 votes
Mr. Edwards' Homecoming

#117 - Mr. Edwards' Homecoming

Little House on the Prairie Season 1 - Episode 4

While Charles is in Mankato, he runs into Mr. Edwards and invites him to come to Walnut Grove. Caroline tries to match Mr. Edwards up with Grace Snider, but instead she just ends up in the way since Mr. Edwards is able to charm Grace all by himself. Although there are a couple problems that must be overcome, things turn out for the best in the end.

star 7.33
273 votes
Crossed Connections

#118 - Crossed Connections

Little House on the Prairie Season 6 - Episode 12

The telephone comes to Walnut Grove, and Mrs. Olesen is hired as the switchboard operator. She takes advantage of her responsibilities to engage in her favorite pastime: gathering gossip. It will have a very damaging effect on the Garveys' marriage when she learns about Alice's hidden past.

star 7.29
136 votes
A Song for Jason (2)

#119 - A Song for Jason (2)

Highway to Heaven Season 2 - Episode 2

Camp Good Times is helping both Gary and Curtis in different ways, but Jason may have lost his will to keep going when his best friend is rushed to the hospital and his father still refuses to deal with Jason's illness.

star 7.29
13 votes
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Dance with Me

#120 - Dance with Me

Little House on the Prairie Season 5 - Episode 17

Toby Noe turns up again after the Ingalls, Garveys and Olesons decided to leave the town Standish owned (episode 93, There's No Place Like Home (1)). He makes an immediate impact, stirring things up, especially with Amanda. Laura and Albert do some matchmaking for the upcoming dance.

star 7.28
42 votes
A Special Love (1)

#121 - A Special Love (1)

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 1

Jonathan and Mark taken interest in Todd who has no desire to be in Special Olympics because he feels he can't do anything. Tries to convince Todd to get into Special Olympics to prove to himself that he can do things. Scotty and Diane learn whether they can have children or if they will have to adopt children. Diane learns her fate and it decides to adopt children but Scotty is against adoption because he wants to have a baby that looks like him and can run and play.

star 7.27
10 votes
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The Odyssey

#122 - The Odyssey

Little House on the Prairie Season 5 - Episode 24

Albert and Laura leave home to run away with their friend, Dylan. Dylan, who is dying from leukemia, wants to achieve his life long dream of seeing the Pacific Ocean. Mr. Ingalls catches up with the children, but when he finds out what is going on, he helps them get to the ocean.

star 7.26
30 votes
Freedom Flight

#123 - Freedom Flight

Little House on the Prairie Season 4 - Episode 13

An Indian boy comes to Walnut Grove trying to get help for his sick father. The people of Walnut Grove become very hostile toward the Indians. Thanks to Mr. Ingalls' help the Indians are able to escape.

star 7.26
47 votes
The Legend of Black Jake

#124 - The Legend of Black Jake

Little House on the Prairie Season 8 - Episode 7

Nels is kidnapped by two crooks. The crooks try to get Mrs. Oleson to pay ransom for her husband, but she refuses to. This makes Mr. Oleson upset and causes him to help the crooks. The kidnappers aren't very lucky. After kidnapping several different people, the crooks decide that they need to try another line of work. They leave without hurting any of the kidnapped people.

star 7.26
38 votes
The Lord is My Shepherd (1)

#125 - The Lord is My Shepherd (1)

Little House on the Prairie Season 1 - Episode 13

Caroline becomes pregnant. Shortly after the baby is born, he becomes ill.

star 7.25
142 votes
Heaven Nose, Mister Smith

#126 - Heaven Nose, Mister Smith

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 23

Jonathan has to stop an angel who's back on Earth and intent on breaking up his son's marriage. To stop him, Jonathan must enlist aid of a special kind.

star 7.25
2 votes
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As Long As We're Together (2)

#127 - As Long As We're Together (2)

Little House on the Prairie Season 5 - Episode 2

Charles even sells his fiddle to buy Mary a gift. At the party, Mary gives Pa his fiddle back. Laura gives Mary a card. Mary is so proud of Laura writing the letter in braille. Almost everyone is in tears, including Mrs. Oleson, when Mary announces that she has nothing to wish for, since she has everything that she could possibly want.

star 7.24
66 votes
Whisper Country

#128 - Whisper Country

Little House on the Prairie Season 4 - Episode 15

Mary eagerly accepts a teaching job in a backwoods community, only to face the sternest test of her career and life when she meets the community's leader: an elderly woman who is totally against education but has concealed a shameful secret.

star 7.23
55 votes
My Ellen

#129 - My Ellen

Little House on the Prairie Season 4 - Episode 3

A mother is in deep denial over her daughter's death in a tragic drowning. To comfort herself, she kidnaps Laura, hoping she will take her late daughter's place.

star 7.22
57 votes
All That Glitters

#130 - All That Glitters

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 14

When a major fire threatens a neighborhood, Jonathan and Mark (in the guise of priests) re-open an abandoned church as a shelter, and one of the people who take shelter there is a hustler also disguised as a priest who has found a briefcase containing $1 million and needs a place to hide from the hoods who lost it

star 7.20
9 votes
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A Child of God

#131 - A Child of God

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 18

Jonathan and Mark try to reunite a father and daughter who hadn't seen each other in years because of the daughter had a child from own without a husband. Now Jonathan has a difficult task of trying to convince the father that he doesn't have a lot of time to get to know his daughter Marsha because she is terminally ill.

star 7.19
20 votes
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Love and Marriage (2)

#132 - Love and Marriage (2)

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 8

star 7.17
10 votes
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The Brightest Star

#133 - The Brightest Star

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 21

Jonathan and Mark help a young actress not to be so controlling around other's. Laurie soon tells Mark and Jonathan that she never wanted to be the star. She only wanted to continue acting and let someone else be the star.

star 7.13
15 votes
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Love and Marriage (1)

#134 - Love and Marriage (1)

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 7

Jonathan and Mark taken a couple back in time to help them understand what life would of been like had they not met each other 49 years earlier. Clarence and rose are about to divorce each other because they have fallen out of love.

star 7.12
14 votes
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Playing For Keeps

#135 - Playing For Keeps

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 6

Jonathan tries to reunite a father who is a comedian with his son the actor by getting therm to star in a community theater play about an estranged father and son. But the comedian's antics quickly make his son go crazy.

star 7.11
7 votes
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The Last Assignment

#136 - The Last Assignment

Highway to Heaven Season 2 - Episode 17

Jonathan assists a misguided angel who has been trying to get his wings for 200 years.

star 7.09
9 votes
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Thoroughbreds (2)

#137 - Thoroughbreds (2)

Highway to Heaven Season 1 - Episode 25

In the conclusion of a two-part story, wealthy horse breeder Mr. Armstrong (Stephen Elliott) is still dead set against the romance between his playboy son Garth (John Hammond) and the daughter of Armstrong's head trainer MacGill (Noble Willingham). It is up to angel-in-training Jonathan Smith (Michael Landon) to smooth out the course (or in this case, the bridal path) of true love. Complications ensue when the young couple elopes -- with Garth unaware that his sweetheart is suffering from cancer

star 7.08
11 votes
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Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow (1)

#138 - Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow (1)

Little House on the Prairie Season 8 - Episode 17

The Wilders' budding marriage is put to its first major test when Almonzo, soon after recovering from an illness, is felled by a stroke.

star 7.07
41 votes
The High Cost Of Being Right

#139 - The High Cost Of Being Right

Little House on the Prairie Season 4 - Episode 9

After Mr. Garvey's barn burns to the ground with the crops inside, his wife, Alice, takes a job at the post office. Mr. Garvey opposes this believing that a man should be able to support his family. He is ready to get a divorce until he realizes what his stubborn pride was doing to his family.

star 7.05
52 votes
The Torch

#140 - The Torch

Highway to Heaven Season 2 - Episode 21

The son of a Nazi death camp survivor clashes with a Neo Nazi who disputes the Holocaust with tragic results.

star 7.00
8 votes
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Hello and Farewell (2)

#141 - Hello and Farewell (2)

Highway to Heaven Season 5 - Episode 3

Commander Michaels continues to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder she also discovers she has son who came in to the emergency room do to a motorcycle accident. David wants to meet his biological mother but makes his adoptive parents worry about the meeting.

star 7.00
2 votes
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The Reunion

#142 - The Reunion

Highway to Heaven Season 5 - Episode 5

It's Mark's high school reunion. His aging comrades from high school must come to terms with the fact that they're not the young popular people that they used to be.

star 7.00
4 votes
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Goodbye, Mr. Zelinka

#143 - Goodbye, Mr. Zelinka

Highway to Heaven Season 5 - Episode 8

Mr. Zelinka is a beloved teacher who is forced to retire because he has reached the retirement age of 70. The school board president feels that he's teaching responsibilities are too much for him. The students of Lincoln High School plan a birthday party and retirement party as well. They feel their efforts go down hill when their teacher doesn't want to attend the party because of the retirement notice he received. The students gathered together to form a petition to stop their teacher from retiring but face a big battle when they try to present their petition before the president of the school board who has no intention of changing his mind or listening to what the students have to say.

star 7.00
4 votes
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What Ever Happened To The Class Of '56?

#144 - What Ever Happened To The Class Of '56?

Little House on the Prairie Season 6 - Episode 15

Mr. and Mrs. Ingalls travel to a farmers convention. They want to meet up with some of their old friends. Charles tries to convince the small farmers to stand up to the larger farms. Caroline is ready to go home when she finds out that several of her friends are unhappy with the way their lives have turned out. The Ingalls are more than happy to go back home.

star 6.93
105 votes
The Godsister

#145 - The Godsister

Little House on the Prairie Season 5 - Episode 14

In this episode starring twins Lindsey and Sidney Greenbush, Charles takes a job on a telephone crew that is working in southern Minnesota, which requires him to be away from home for several weeks. Carrie, heartsick for her Pa and craving attention, only manages to get into everybody else's way, so the lonesome tyke creates an imaginary friend, Alyssa, to ease the pain.

star 6.92
48 votes
The Hunter

#146 - The Hunter

Bonanza Season 14 - Episode 16

In what turned out to be the series finale, Little Joe is making a delivery for Ben when he meets Bill Tanner, a psychotic killer that is posing as a soldier he has killed. His delivery wagon stolen and sans supplies, food or water, Joe -- whom Tanner has called his "prey" -- tries to evade the well-stocked madman, who takes sadistic pleasure in his role as a predator.

star 6.91
9 votes
Chicago

#147 - Chicago

Little House on the Prairie Season 8 - Episode 8

Charles travels to Chicago to comfort a deeply grieving Mr. Edwards, whose son John Jr. had died in a tragic accident. But that grief soon gives way to rage when it becomes apparent John Jr.'s death was no accident. Charles and Mr. Edwards enlist the aid of the editor of the newspaper where John Jr. worked to uncover the truth.

star 6.83
69 votes
Man to Man

#148 - Man to Man

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 10

Jonathan and Mark try to get a father and son to get to know each other again before Gary loses his father due to leukemia. Jonathan tries to make these tycoons live life to the fullest and not work so hard.

star 6.83
10 votes
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In With the 'In' Crowd

#149 - In With the 'In' Crowd

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 11

Jonathan and Mark go to school undercover to try and find out who is responsible for selling illegal drugs that killed a student.

star 6.83
5 votes
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May We Make Them Proud (1)

#150 - May We Make Them Proud (1)

Little House on the Prairie Season 6 - Episode 18

Albert's careless disposal of smoking materials in the basement of the School for the Blind causes a fire that kills Alice and his nephew, Adam Jr. Albert, Mary and Jonathan all have trouble dealing with the events and the resulting grief.

star 6.83
105 votes
Fight Team Fight!

#151 - Fight Team Fight!

Little House on the Prairie Season 7 - Episode 4

A former football star settles back into his childhood town of Walnut Grove with his wife and son. His zealous coaching is in conflict with Laura's schooling, and his interest in Albert's talent alienates his own son.

star 6.81
44 votes
A Night to Remember

#152 - A Night to Remember

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 17

Mark and Jonathan help Danny and Kate overcome their height issues as they get ready for prom.

star 6.77
11 votes
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Forever (2)

#153 - Forever (2)

Bonanza Season 14 - Episode 2

Little Joe learns of the tragic and savagely brutal circumstances of Alice's death and is determined to bring her killers to justice. While a good part of this episode focuses on the pursuit of the thugs that killed Alice, what made this episode was a moving scene where Ben comforts Joe over the death of his new wife. Sitting in the smoldering ruins of what was Joe's new home, Ben (who rarely gets emotional) and the ever-emotional Joe really grieve for Alice ... and in a way, this was their way to grieve the death of series star Dan Blocker.

star 6.73
8 votes
Code Name: FREAK

#154 - Code Name: FREAK

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 9

Jonathan is working as a teacher at a college. And the focus of his assignment is a young boy genius who's accepted to college. The boy feels like an outcast. His roommate is a guy who's on an athletic scholarship. When his roommate has trouble in a class, he's asked to help get him a copy of a test. But when it's found out what happened, things get out of hand.

star 6.73
10 votes
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Ghost Rider

#155 - Ghost Rider

Highway to Heaven Season 3 - Episode 24

Birdy Belker a mystery writer gets to meet the man of her dreams. She meets Roger bolt who was slain in 1968. Jonathan grants birdy's wish to actually meet the man she writes about. She learns that meeting the man she writes about isn't all it's cracked up to be.

star 6.73
10 votes
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Cindy

#156 - Cindy

Highway to Heaven Season 2 - Episode 4

A modern-day Hollywood retelling of the Cinderella story, only this aspiring actress Cindy wants to be accepted for who she really is and not the Eliza Doolittle her well-meaning dad wants to transform her into.

star 6.72
41 votes
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Darkness Is My Friend

#157 - Darkness Is My Friend

Little House on the Prairie Season 6 - Episode 16

Some escaped convicts take refuge at the blind school during a stormy night. Laura and Mary are held captives there. One of the convicts tells Laura to go get a doctor. Laura goes and gets her Pa. Pretending to be the doctor, Charles is able to disarm the convicts.

star 6.69
95 votes
Fight for Your Life

#158 - Fight for Your Life

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 3

Jonathan and Mark train Morty to be a price-fighting boxer. His brother Jerry is hiding a dangerous secret from him. Jerry is servicing his brother as a trainer/manager in the hope of paying off some debts.

star 6.67
7 votes
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Country Doctor

#159 - Country Doctor

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 14

A small town Doctor is in bad health but he can't afford to retire and there is no one else to take his place.

star 6.67
5 votes
For The Love Of Blanche

#160 - For The Love Of Blanche

Little House on the Prairie Season 9 - Episode 20

Mr. Edwards and the residents of Walnut Grove make friends with an orangutan. But the friendship and the fun-loving primate's life may be short-lived when Nancy and Mrs. Olesen cause trouble.

star 6.66
84 votes
May We Make Them Proud (2)

#161 - May We Make Them Proud (2)

Little House on the Prairie Season 6 - Episode 19

Albert, Mary and Jonathan - all deeply impacted by the fire at the School For the Blind - continue to deal with their emotions. Charles helps Jonathan realize that his alcoholism has taken a toll on his son, Andy, while Mary snaps out of her shock when she hears the melody of the music box Albert had purchased for her as a gift. But Mary's initial panic soon becomes Albert's when he finally understands his carelessness caused the fire that killed her baby and best friend's mother. Albert runs away, leading Charles and a reformed Jonathan to frantically search for the lad.

star 6.64
95 votes
The Squeaky Wheel

#162 - The Squeaky Wheel

Highway to Heaven Season 5 - Episode 7

A former war vet lost His legs in the war. He later on realizes that even though He's handicapped, He still has a lot to offer.

star 6.60
4 votes
The Third Miracle

#163 - The Third Miracle

Little House on the Prairie Season 6 - Episode 4

Adam wins a prestigious award. Laura and Albert give the Christmas money they had made from collecting honey, to Adam and Mary to go on a trip to receive the award. The stagecoach is involved in a very serious accident.

star 6.59
85 votes
Forever (1)

#164 - Forever (1)

Bonanza Season 14 - Episode 1

Little Joe has finally found true love - the beautiful Alice Harper. The two have a wonderful courtship and very soon, the two are engaged. Unlike past relationships the Cartwright brothers have had, this time, Joe makes it to the altar. All appears well, as Joe and Alice start their new life together in their new home ... until one day Joe is out. Alice's indolent brother owes money to a ruthless businessman and has not yet paid, so they find Alice instead. When she can't pay the debt, they brutally kill her and burn Joe's house down.

star 6.58
10 votes
The King Is Dead

#165 - The King Is Dead

Little House on the Prairie Season 6 - Episode 9

Jonathan is tricked into believing that he is a good wrestler. Jimmy Hart tricks Jonathan into believing this just to make money off of Jonathan. The local region is betting heavily including many residents of Walnut Grove who stand to lose a lot of money. Mrs. Oleson is betting heavily too, with the church funds, which she is treasurer for. Milo has to prove to Jonathan that he has been set up. In the end, Jonathan has Milo (the wrestler he beat in round one), take his place in the wrestling ring.

star 6.58
67 votes
Home Again (2)

#166 - Home Again (2)

Little House on the Prairie Season 9 - Episode 17

When Albert continually breaks the law, Charles takes him out of the big city and back to Walnut Grove. Albert doesn't change in Walnut Grove because he is addicted to morphine. Charles finally forces Albert to stop using morphine. He stays with Albert while he goes through withdrawal. Thanks to Charles, Albert is no longer addicted to morphine. We find out at the end of the show that Albert will become Dr. Albert Ingalls.

star 6.58
62 votes
Gambini The Great

#167 - Gambini The Great

Little House on the Prairie Season 8 - Episode 6

In an episode about hero worship, Charles and Nels share deep concerns over an aging circus performer's influence on the children of Walnut Grove. Particularly since some of them - Albert and Willie in particular - have tried some of the daredevil's more dangerous stunts, with mixed results.

star 6.57
61 votes
The Return of Mr. Edwards

#168 - The Return of Mr. Edwards

Little House on the Prairie Season 6 - Episode 8

After an accident where a tree falls on him, Mr. Edwards is injured and can't walk properly and feels like he is only half a man. Charles and Laura visit him, where Mr. Edwards seems to come out of his dark mood at seeing Laura. Charles, Mr. Edwards and Laura go on a hunting trip, where Mr. Edwards has deadly intent on his mind. Charles then resorts to a serious tactic to help his friend.

star 6.48
82 votes
Home Again (1)

#169 - Home Again (1)

Little House on the Prairie Season 9 - Episode 16

When Albert continually breaks the law, Charles takes him out of the big city and back to Walnut Grove. Albert doesn't change in Walnut Grove because he is addicted to morphine. Charles finally forces Albert to stop using morphine. He stays with Albert while he goes through withdrawal. Thanks to Charles, Albert is no longer addicted to morphine. We find out at the end of the show that Albert will become Dr. Albert Ingalls.

star 6.45
66 votes
All the Colors of the Heart

#170 - All the Colors of the Heart

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 8

Frank Reilly wants to get his sight back but soon realizes that the procedure the doctor wants to perform will do him no good. Meanwhile Scotty is just about to lose his sight and isn't sure what his future will be like without sight. Before he loses his sight he must learn to do things as a blind person would do. Frank and Scott must help each other realize that even though both of their dreams are ending they still have their own futures to find.

star 6.33
4 votes
Why Punish the Children?

#171 - Why Punish the Children?

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 9

Jonathan and Mark see if they can change reforms that only allow mothers in prison to see their kids behind a glass wall. Market and Jonathan have trouble convincing the warden that the present policy needs to change to allow mothers in prison to see their kids without a glass wall. During the night one of the warden's children is scared and begins screaming for her father only to find out that the father can't touch his own child to comfort her.

star 6.25
6 votes
The Wish

#172 - The Wish

Bonanza Season 10 - Episode 23

Hoss spends his two-month vacation helping a black family get their farm in shape, and dealing with racism in the neighboring town.

star 6.20
8 votes
The Whole Nine Yards

#173 - The Whole Nine Yards

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 24

A chauvinistic coach doesn't want a female wide receiver on his junior-high football team.

star 6.00
3 votes
The Silent Bell

#174 - The Silent Bell

Highway to Heaven Season 5 - Episode 4

A pastor must follow a church council's decision to fire most of the staff at the school because they're not Christian.

star 6.00
3 votes
Merry Christmas from Grandpa

#175 - Merry Christmas from Grandpa

Highway to Heaven Season 5 - Episode 13

On Christmas Eve, Jonathan allows three powerful people to foresee the consequences of their actions: an energy magnate, a farmer and the President.

star 6.00
9 votes
Choices

#176 - Choices

Highway to Heaven Season 5 - Episode 9

A Vietnamese couple has come back to the states from Singapore to try and take their sons back. Mr. and Mrs.Trong find it somewhat difficult to be able to just take their sons back after 12 years of living in America. The Hawkins were led to believe that Mr. and Mrs.Trong died in an internment camp 12 years ago but soon learn that the Vietnamese couple did survive and have come back to have a promise fulfilled nearly 12 years ago. Jonathan Mark must see if they can let the boys stay in the United States with the Hawkins and released from a promise made 12 years ago.

star 6.00
5 votes
It's a Dog's Life

#177 - It's a Dog's Life

Highway to Heaven Season 5 - Episode 12

Thinking Jonathan has turned into a dog, Mark embarks alone to unite a young runaway with his family.

star 6.00
2 votes
Summer Camp

#178 - Summer Camp

Highway to Heaven Season 5 - Episode 10

After suffering major burns in a freak accident, a top fashion model and actress becomes a counselor at a summer camp for blind children run by Jonathah and Mark's blind friend Frank.

star 6.00
3 votes
Hello and Goodbye

#179 - Hello and Goodbye

Little House on the Prairie Season 9 - Episode 22

Mr. Montague stays at the Wilder boarding house while he is at Walnut Grove researching for a book that he is writing. Matthew Roger has a hard decision to make when his biological father shows up. Matthew decides to leave Mr. Edwards and go with his father. Mr. Edwards moves into the boarding house so he wouldn't be lonely anymore.

star 5.96
64 votes
The Stillness Within

#180 - The Stillness Within

Bonanza Season 12 - Episode 24

Blinded by an explosion, Joe wallows in self-pity, and at first resists the efforts of a woman trying to teach him to live without sight, not knowing she is also blind.

star 5.89
7 votes
Don't Cry, My Son

#181 - Don't Cry, My Son

Bonanza Season 13 - Episode 7

The wife of Virginia City's new doctor leaves him, after their son dies in childbirth. The doctor snaps and abducts another woman's baby.

star 5.88
6 votes
It's a Small World

#182 - It's a Small World

Bonanza Season 11 - Episode 14

A prejudiced Virginia City banker spurns Ben's recommendation of a recent widower (with an infant daughter to raise) for a bank teller's job because he's a midget. The midget, a former circus performer, steals money from the bank to support his daughter.

star 5.80
3 votes
Back to Oakland

#183 - Back to Oakland

Highway to Heaven Season 4 - Episode 16

As part of the latest assignment, Mark returns to Oakland to become a police officer again and is reunited with his old partner, but things are not the way he left it when he finds his old beat has become a storm of racial hatred.

star 5.75
6 votes
The Halloween Dream

#184 - The Halloween Dream

Little House on the Prairie Season 6 - Episode 7

Albert's imagination starts to get the better of him when he dreams that he and Laura are taken by Indians.

star 5.75
73 votes
The Younger Brothers' Younger Brother

#185 - The Younger Brothers' Younger Brother

Bonanza Season 13 - Episode 23

A comic tale of mistaken identity, as Hoss (and eventually Ben and Joe) are held in connection with a series of road gang robberies by the bumbling Younger Brothers.

star 5.43
5 votes
Decision at Los Robles

#186 - Decision at Los Robles

Bonanza Season 11 - Episode 24

Ben and Joe stop in Los Robles for a couple of beers and a night's rest. Ben sees the town boss, John Walker, bullying the saloon waitress, and he comes to her defense. When Ben steps outside of the saloon, Walker shoots him in the back. Badly wounded, Ben shoots back, killing Walker just before he falls unconscious. While Joe keeps a vigil at Ben's bedside, the priest tells him Los Robles had always been ruled unquestionably by John Walker and his son Jed. Now Jed will certainly want revenge. Sure enough, he tells Joe if he doesn't hand Ben over in 24 hours, he will kill every citizen in Los Robles, one an hour. To complicate matters more, Walker's foreman, Garth, deliberately tells Jed that Ben shot his father in the back, in hopes that Joe will kill Walker, so he can run the Walker ranch. When Joe tries to mobilize a few citizens to fight Walker and his army of men, he finds a town full of cowards. The biggest coward of all is the doctor. He purposely left the bullet in Ben's back, hoping that he'd die within 24 hours. Jed and Garth make final plans to blow up Los Robles with dynamite, unless Joe surrenders Ben to him.

star 5.33
4 votes
Dead Wrong

#187 - Dead Wrong

Bonanza Season 11 - Episode 11

While in Sunville on business for the Ponderosa, the town's storyteller, Salty – who has a talent for grossly exaggerating his tales – identifies Hoss and Candy as outlaws Big Jack (Hoss) and Sid (Candy). After a frustrating endeavor of convincing Salty of their real identities, Candy and Hoss get him to help stage "Big Jack's" death in a gunfight, unaware that the real Big Jack and Sid are in Sunville and plan to take advantage of the townsfolks' distraction to rob the bank.

star 5.29
5 votes
The Sound of Sadness

#188 - The Sound of Sadness

Bonanza Season 14 - Episode 11

A lonely old man opens his home to two orphan boys but runs into bureaucratic opposition when attempting to adopt them.

star 5.25
2 votes
He Was Only Seven

#189 - He Was Only Seven

Bonanza Season 13 - Episode 22

A 7-year-old boy is killed after he walks into a bank during a robbery by the ruthless Springer gang. Joe and Jamie help the boy's angrily grieving grandfather track down Springer.

star 5.20
3 votes
The Love Child

#190 - The Love Child

Bonanza Season 12 - Episode 9

A dying woman and her son are rejected by her father because she had a child out of wedlock.

star 3.67
1 votes