The BEST episodes of Little Women (1987)

Every episode of Little Women (1987) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Little Women (1987)!

Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy are four loving March sisters living with their mother in the USA during the Civil War. Their father is a military doctor fighting in the Union Army. After a terrible battle in a neighbour town, the Confederates pass through their town and burn it. Over the ruins of their house the March family also learn that the factory in which their father invested all his money has been burnt too. Homeless and pennyless, the family heads towards Newcord, where the father's aunt lives, hoping for the old lady to help them. The girls try to adjust to their new life, face many hardships, meet new friends and wish to the war to be over at last.

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A Home At Last
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6.00
3 votes

#1 - A Home At Last

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/5/1987

After Anthony hears the March family is trying to find a new home, he takes them to the house his cousin manages. It is octagonal and strange, but they like it.

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The War Draws Closer
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#2 - The War Draws Closer

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/18/1987

As the Rebel army advances toward the March family's hometown, the father returns to the war. On the way home from church in a heavy rainstorm, Beth finds a stray kitten suffering from the weather and nurses it back to health.

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A Heart to Heart Talk
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3 votes

#3 - A Heart to Heart Talk

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/22/1987

Jo and Aunt March take a walk together and visit the harbor. There Aunt March reminisces, telling Jo her wonderful memories, and the sorrow she has endured.

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Invitation To The Dance
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3 votes

#4 - Invitation To The Dance

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/10/1987

Meg and Jo are excited to receive invitations to a party. But Jo has a problem, standing too close to fire has scorched her best dress, and now she has nothing to wear. Mending the dress as well as she can, Jo decides to wear the damaged party gown.

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Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
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3 votes

#5 - Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 5/3/1987

Jo visits Aunt March, who is in bed recuperating from angina. When Jo reads the newspaper to her Aunt, she learns of a very interesting speech made by President Lincoln.

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Meg's First Dance
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#6 - Meg's First Dance

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/26/1987

Meg works as a tutor for the King children from the richest family in town. Meg is thrilled when she is invited to a party they are giving. However, the next day a theft occurs in the household, and Meg is suspected, putting an end to her party plans.

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The Boy Next Door
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#7 - The Boy Next Door

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/19/1987

A grandson comes to stay with Mr. Laurence, who lives next door to the March family. The boy is intrigued by the laughter coming from the March household. The sound is so distracting he cannot study.

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A New Life In A New Town
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#8 - A New Life In A New Town

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/12/1987

A new term begins, and Amy goes to a nearby school. Her teacher is quite strict and does not allow candy in the classroom. Amy, however, shares forbidden treats with her new friends.

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Jo's Civil War Stories
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#9 - Jo's Civil War Stories

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/15/1987

Anthony, the newspaperman, reports his impressions of Jo's novel. What he really wants, however, is to hear her experiences of the war. He admires Jo because she speaks so easily and pleasantly.

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Living With Aunt March
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5.67
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#10 - Living With Aunt March

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/1/1987

Amy and her family must stay with Aunt March until they find a new home of their own. While Mother goes house hunting, the girls help with the housework. It is a busy day!

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Running From The War
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#11 - Running From The War

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/15/1987

Amy and her family spend the night on a small hill. The next morning, they return to their house only to find it burned and destroyed. They must move north to stay with Aunt March in New England.

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The Friendship Pin
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3 votes

#12 - The Friendship Pin

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/8/1987

As the battle becomes more violent, people flee from the town. The March family is finally forced to leave their home.

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The Gift Of Freedom
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#13 - The Gift Of Freedom

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/1/1987

Amy and her sisters shelter John under the floor while Rebel soldiers search for him unsuccessfully. Mother sees him off on his dangerous trip north to safety, supplying him with food and money for the journey. Then the battle begins in earnest.

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The Hidden Guest
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#14 - The Hidden Guest

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/25/1987

The Rebel forces arrive and take control of the town. While looking for a wooden box for the kitten Milky Ann, Jo discovers a runaway slave hiding in the storage shed. His name is John, and he has escaped from the Southern army.

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The March Family
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5.33
6 votes

#15 - The March Family

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/11/1987

The March family, mother, and four daughters make the best of life as their father fights with the Union Army. After a year, the wounded father returns, and the family rejoices. But their family picnic takes an ominous turn when he sights enemy scouts.

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Nice Work If You Can Get It
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3 votes

#16 - Nice Work If You Can Get It

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/8/1987

Jo, who has written plays and stories, begins a novel. She wants it to appear as a serial in a newspaper. She meets with the editor of a local newspaper, but is angered by his lack of interest.

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A Formal Affair
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4.67
3 votes

#17 - A Formal Affair

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/17/1987

Meg and Jo attend a dazzling party. While Meg mingles and dances, Jo leans against the wall, trying to hide the scorched mark on her dress. But her disappointment turns to fun when she meets a shy but engaging young man, Mr. Laurence's grandson Laurie.

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The Worn-out Welcome
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3 votes

#18 - The Worn-out Welcome

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/29/1987

The March children are determined to find a new house but discover that it is not as easy as they had imagined. Jo and Amy go out in a carriage to look without success.

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The Unwelcome Mat
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3 votes

#19 - The Unwelcome Mat

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/22/1987

The family arrives safely in Newcord, but Aunt March fails to meet them. When they arrive at her house, they interrupt her afternoon nap, putting her in ill humor. Instead of a happy family reunion, they must suffer her biting criticisms.

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Laurie Pays The Price
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#20 - Laurie Pays The Price

Season 1 - Episode 45 - Aired 12/6/1987

Meg's mother scolds Laurie for the hurt he caused forging a letter to Meg. To protect Meg's feelings, they agree not to tell anyone. Laurie's grandfather hears about the reprimand, and when Laurie refuses to tell him the details, Laurie is punished.

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The End, And A Beginning
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#21 - The End, And A Beginning

Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired 12/27/1987

With the arrival of spring, the war ends and Father is home to stay. The March's have a party to celebrate Beth's recovery and Meg's engagement. Then Jo sets off for New York with high hopes for a career as a writer.

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The Proposal
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#22 - The Proposal

Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired 12/20/1987

Father is home for the holiday but plans to return to the war as soon as he has fully recovered. The next day, Brooke proposed to Meg, and she joyfully accepts.

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A Very Merry Christmas
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1 votes

#23 - A Very Merry Christmas

Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired 12/13/1987

Though Beth is feeling much better, she must remain indoors, and she longs to play in the snow. Jo and Laurie bring her presents and build a snowman for her. On Christmas Day, Father returns home accompanied by Mr. Brooke.

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The Case Of The Forged Letter
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#24 - The Case Of The Forged Letter

Season 1 - Episode 44 - Aired 11/29/1987

With Beth's recovery, Amy returns home. The sisters are delighted to be back together, but Meg's happiness is clouded by a letter from Mr. Brooke.

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In Search Of A Dream
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#25 - In Search Of A Dream

Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired 11/22/1987

The family rejoices as Beth's health improves. One day Amy meets the newspaperman Anthony, and he sends a message to Jo, telling of an opportunity to pursue a writing career in New York.

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