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Starring Michael Landon (as Charles Ingalls) & Karen Grassle (as Caroline Ingalls)

Season 7 (NBC) (1980-81)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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NBC Mondays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern

7.1 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
LAURA INGALLS WILDER (Part 1)
22-Sep-1980
Written & Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
James Cromwell .... Harve Miller
Chris Shaffer .... Matt Gray
Almanzo hires his friend from Sleepy Eye, Harv, to help him while he farms the land he just purchased. Eliza Jane falls
in-love with Harv but is to shy to express her feelings. Laura is offered a teaching position out of town. Almanzo
learns he was "boon-doggled" in the land deal and is unable to get justice.

7.2 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
LAURA INGALLS WILDER (Part 2)
29-Sep-1980
Written & Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
James Cromwell .... Harve Miller
Judy Sardo .... Mary Allenby
Edmund Stoiber .... Reverend Hartwig
Kyle Williams .... John Allenby
Alvy Moore .... Storekeeper
Unable to farm the land he just purchased, Almanzo calls off wedding until he can recover his losses. He and Laura have
an argument about her working and Laura decides to leave Almanzo to take the teaching position. Eliza Jane is heart-broken
she learns Harv is leaving because he is in love with someone else. Realizing that she needs a change, Eliza Jane decides
to leave Walnut Grove under the pretense that she and Harv were going to be married. She tells Almanzo to go after Laura
now that he can have the house to himself and Laura can teach in Walnut Grove. Laura and Almanzo wed at the blind school
in Sleepy Eye.

7.3 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
A NEW BEGINNING
6-Oct-1980
Written by John T. Dugan
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
Milton Selzer .... Elija Pattman
John Larch .... Arthur Mahoney
John Dukakis .... Tim Mahoney
Cal Bowman .... Abel Thorn
Harry Carey Jr. .... Sheriff Pike
Med Flory .... Pete Rawlins
Paul Larson .... Sam Pendergast
Scott Garrett .... Hiram
Stuart Nisbet .... Jenkins
John-Clay Scott .... R.J.
Arnold Roberts .... Minister
Al Hopson .... Drunk
Cliff McLaughlin .... Punk #1
Shane Barmby .... Punk #2
Ben Scott .... Punk #3
Jonathan and Andy Garvey move to Sleepy Eye to run a freight business. After having his business robbed more than once,
Jonathan takes matter into his own hands and becomes a deputy sheriff. Andy is beaten up after Jonathan catches the
leader of the teen gang that has been robbing local stores.

7.4 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
FIGHT, TEAM, FIGHT
13-Oct-1980
Written by Don Balluck
Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
James Jarnigin .... Dan Ellerbee
William Traylor .... Pete Ellerbee
Terrence O'Connor .... Sandra Ellerbee
Josh Davis .... Clyde
Ron Doyle .... Referee
A former football star moves back to Walnut Grove and becomes coach of the local football team. His desire to win to
precedes all and places Albert in danger of getting seriously hurt. In the end, the former football star realizes that
there are more important things than winning.

7.5 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
THE SILENT CRY
20-Oct-1980
Written & Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
Dub Taylor .... Houston Lamb
Barbara Beckley .... Mrs. Rooney
George Dickerson .... Mr. Rooney
Ivan Bonar .... Mr. Case
Al Dunlap .... Doc Higgs
David Faustino .... Josh
Elizabeth Hoffman .... Miss Mason
David Hollander .... Michael
Houston takes care of two orphan brothers after they run away when the orphanage wants to separate them. Despite, his
attempts to care for them, Houston is just too old. When it seems as if the brothers might be separated, Houston is able
to movingly convince the adopting parents to take both boys.

7.6 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
PORTRAIT OF LOVE
27-Oct-1980
Written by Michael Landon
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
Madeline Stowe .... Annie Crane
Mariclare Costello .... Helen Crane
Paul Napier .... Sorrell Crane
Jim Antonio .... Victor Crosby
Constance Pfeifer .... Marge Crosby
Ward Costello .... Jeremy Unger
Jeanne Determann .... Mrs. Barnsdale
Richard Neilson .... Malcolm Cole
A local resident of Walnut Grove has a special gift for painting. When her work is publicized, her biological mother,
who abandoned her as a child, tries to reconcile. She still harbors resentments towards her biological mother and refuses
to meet her. In the end, they reach an understanding when the local resident learns that her biological mother was going
blind and abandons her so she might grow up with a better life.

7.7 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
DIVORCE, WALNUT GROVE STYLE
10-Nov-1980
Written by Don Balluck
Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
Tisch Raye .... Brenda Sue Longworth
Patrick Armstrong .... Steven
Eve Brent Ashe .... Olga Tuttle
Gillian Grant .... Susan
Eric Taslitz .... Timothy
Alvy Moore .... Store Keeper
A schoolmate of Laura who fancied Almanzo returns to Walnut Grove. Laura becomes insanely jealous and leaves Almanzo
when she suspects he is having an affair. Boy, is her face red when she learns she's been wrong.

7.8 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
DEAREST ALBERT, I'LL MISS YOU
17-Nov-1980
Written & Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
Olan Soule .... Mr. McGinnis
Suzy Gilstrap .... Leslie Barton
Diane Shalet .... Mrs. Barton
Martin Rudy .... Dr. Marx
Gillian Grant .... Heather
Jamie Seibert .... Timmy
Dorothy Butts .... Maid
Dan Caldwell .... Photographer
Dan Priest .... Conductor
Albert begins to correspond with a pen-pal. He exaggerates about himself in order to impress PP and, in time, falls in-love
with the girl in the letter. What Albert doesn't know is that the pen-pal has also been exaggerating and is actually
confined to a wheelchair. Charles accompanies Albert to surprise the pen pal in-person. When the pen pal does not want to
see him, Albert thinks its because he didn't live up to his letters -- but it's actually because the pen pal didn't live
up to hers. Albert realizes this when he surprises her the next morning. He tells the truth about himself and hope they
could continue an honest relationship as pen-pals.

7.9 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
THE IN-LAWS
24-Nov-1980
Written by Don Balluck
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
Terrence Evans .... Horace Choate
Patricia Herd .... Emma Choate
Don Brenon .... Cooley
Eddie Quillan .... Kavendish
Dan Priest .... Conductor
Almanzo and Charles go into business delivering goods to Sleepy Eye. Each convinced that he has found a quicker route,
they have a contest to see who would be able to reach Sleepy Eye first. Almanzo experiences all sorts of problems with
hills. Charles is unable to cross some private property. Both lose out on the contest and must cook dinner for their wives.

7.10 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
TO SEE THE LIGHT (Part 1)
1-Dec-1980
Written & Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
Clarke Gordon .... Judge
Peter James Griggs .... Jury Foreman
Peter Hobbs .... Atty. Arthur Davis
Patrick Cranshaw .... Manuel Barton
Jo B. Cummings .... Mrs. Davis
Kenneth G. Patterson .... Dr. Raymond
John Otrin .... Orderly
Grant Owens .... Gardner
Sunshine Parker .... Parley
Giselle Seibert .... Marcy
Bruce Stidham .... Customer #1
Dago Dimster .... Boy #1
Diane Hill .... Nurse #1
After being knocked unconscious by an explosion, Adam wakes up able to see again. His regain sight allows his to experience
new things and meet new people. Adam becomes interested in law and decides to become a lawyer. Mary is afraid of losing
Adam but realizes that it is something he really wants.

7.11 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
TO SEE THE LIGHT (Part 2)
8-Dec-1980
Written & Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
Donald Hotton .... Professor Mayfield
Donald Petrie .... Alan Barton
Sid Conrad .... Doctor
Peter Forster .... Gray
Anne Hall .... Miriam
Giselle Seibert .... Marcy
Brian Loeb .... Man #1
Troy Melton .... Man #2
Dago Dimster .... Boy #1
Kate Williamson .... Nurse #2
Adam studies very hard for the entrance exam to law school. While in Minneapolis to take the exam, he is mugged and beaten.
When he regains consciousness, he learns he has missed the exam. Mary is able to convince the proctor to make an exception
for Adam. Taking advantage of the opportunity, he does well enough to get a scholarship to law school.

7.xx [Special] Little House On The Prairie:
THE LITTLE HOUSE YEARS (3hr. episode)
22-Dec-1980
A retrospective featuring scenes from memorable episodes.

7.12 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
OLESON VERSUS OLESON
5-Jan-1981
Written by Chris Abbott
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
Kay Howell .... Elizabeth Smith
Robert Balderson .... Man #2
Jaye Durkus .... Man #3
There is a town referendum on defining fair property rights for married women. Though her marriage is fair. Caroline
fiercely supports the referendum so other women are treated fairly. When the men of the town are reluctant to support it,
Caroline convinces the women to leave their husbands. Unable to fend for themselves, the men realize that women were indeed
equal partners in their relationship and vote to pass the referendum.

7.13 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
COME, LET US REASON TOGETHER
12-Jan-1981
Written by Carole & Michael Raschella
Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
E.M. Margolese .... Benjamin Cohen
Bea Silvern .... Edna Cohen
Dan McBride .... Mr. Reilly
Percival's parents come to Walnut Grove for a visit. A culture clash develops when Percival's father insist that Nellie's
child follow the Jewish faith. After much shouting, an understanding is reached in which a male child would be raised
Jewish and a female child, Christian. To the delight of all, Nellie has twins, a boy and a girl.

7.14 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
THE NEPHEWS
19-Jan-1981
Written by Chris Abbott
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
Woody Eney .... Royal Wilder #1
Aileen Fitzpatrick .... Millie Wilder
Rossie Harris .... Rupert Wilder
Ham Larson .... Myron Wilder
Almanzo's brother, Royal, goes on a vacation with his wife and leaves his two rambunctious boys with the Wilders. The boys
get into lots of mischief causing Laura and Almanzo much frustration.
Comment: Breaking continuity, a completely different Royal Wilder will appear later in the series.

7.15 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE
26-Jan-1981
Written by Kathleen McGhee-Anderson
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
Moses Gunn .... Joe Kagan
Mel Stewart .... Hertzell Lundy
Keith Mitchell .... Timothy
Starletta DuPois .... Freda
Randy Gray .... Wayne
Simeon Holloway .... Minister
D. White .... Gideon
Joe, a farmer from Walnut Grove, moves to Sleepy Eye and helps at the blind school. Fancied by Hester Sue, he attempts to
win her affections. However, Hester Sue has plans to marry someone a mortician who has a more secure future than Joe. While
at the blind school, Joe is able to help one the blind students deal with his disability. And that show of character
convinces Hester Sue not to go through with her wedding.

7.16 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
GOODBYE MRS. WILDER
2-Feb-1981
Written by Don Balluck
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
Cletus Young .... Cole Parker
Dennis Dimster .... Ralph Parker
Walker Edmiston .... Mr. Stohler
Gillian Grant .... Hildy
Patrick Armstrong .... Jed
Terry Wagner-Otis .... Waif
After being pressured by Harriet Oleson to make unreasonable changes to the school curriculum, Laura quits her job. Harriet
takes over as teacher and tries to teach French and art appreciation. Though admirable, Harriet is told by the school board
that the new studies weren't really suitable for a small farm community. Much to the delight of the school children, Laura
returns to her job.

7.17 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
SYLVIA (Part 1)
9-Feb-1981
Written & Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
Richard Jaeckel .... Irv Hartwig
Royal Dano .... Mr. Hector Webb
Olivia Barash .... Sylvia Webb
Carl Pitti .... Man #1
Terry Nani .... Boy #1
Bradley Greene .... Boy #2
Albert falls in-love with Sylvia, a girl from school. When she is raped, her father becomes shamed and keeps it a secret.
When Albert finds out Sylvia is pregnant, he thinks she has doesn't love him. Later, he learns the truth about her pregnancy
and vows to take care of her and her baby despite her father who has become very protective and suspecting.

7.18 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
SYLVIA (Part 2)
16-Feb-1981
Written & Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
Richard Jaeckel .... Irv Hartwig
Royal Dano .... Mr. Hector Webb
Olivia Barash .... Sylvia Webb
Terry Nani .... Boy #1
Bradley Greene .... Boy #2
Albert's love, Sylvia, is troubled when her father has become cold and distant because he thinks she has shamed him. She
runs away but is found by Albert. Seeing her unhappiness at home, he promises run away with her. When Albert goes into town
for supplies, he unknowingly reveals her location to the rapist who then goes after her. The rapist is stopped but not
before Sylvia is fatally injured.

7.19 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
BLIND JUSTICE
23-Feb-1981
Written by Carole & Micahel Raschella
Directed by Maury Dexter
Guest Cast:
Dub Taylor .... Houston Lamb
John Zaremba .... Judge Adams
Peter Hobbs .... Atty. Arthur Davis
William Bramley .... Jed Finley
James E. Brodhead .... William Sykes
Barbara Collentine .... Edna Mills
Jeff Corey .... Edgar Mills
Don Brenon .... Jury Foreman
Peter James Griggs .... Bailiff
Vivian Brown .... Secretary
Marion Scherer .... Blonde
After graduating from law school, Adam and Mary move back to Walnut Grove to start a law practice. Unfortunately, his first
case is defending a land dealer accused of swindling the residents of Walnut Grove. Despite the animosity, Adam believes
his client to be innocent...until he discovers otherwise. However, Adam is able to convince the jury and town to be
sympathetic when he explains his client is a terminally ill man trying to provide for his family in any way he could.

7.20 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
I DO, AGAIN
2-Mar-1981
Written by Don Balluck
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
William Benedict .... Reverend Lyman
James Gallery .... Ed Poulsen
Duane LaDage .... Henry Poulsen
Sarah Miller .... Eunice Poulsen
Steven Spencer .... Richard Poulsen
Dolores Albin .... Ada Phipps
Hugh Warden .... Amos Phipps
Robin Harlan .... Myra Louise
Caroline is devastated when she learns she can no longer have children. Charles takes her on a trip back to her home town
hoping that will cheer her up. At her old house, Charles proposes to Caroline again and they renew their vows.

7.21 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
THE LOST ONES (Part 1)
4-May-1981
Written by Don Balluck
Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
E.J. André .... Jed Cooper
M.E. Loree .... Sarah Cooper
George McDaniel .... Alvin Cooper
Herb Armstrong .... Halstead
Ivan Bonar .... Mr. Case
Elizabeth Hoffman .... Miss Mason
Dan Priest .... Conductor
While on a delivery, Charles and Albert travel with the Cooper family. When the Cooper parents are killed, Charles tries
to find a home for their kids, James and Cassandra. Exhausting his leads, Charles has no choice but to send them to
an orphanage. At the last moment, he changes his mind and decides to let James and Cassandra stay with temporarily.

7.22 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
THE LOST ONES (Part 2)
11-May-1981
Written by Don Balluck
Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
Randy Norton .... Seth Tomkins
Barbara Tarbuck .... Beth Tomkins
Len Wayland .... Isaiah Tompkins
James and Cassandra Cooper come to Walnut Grove to stay with the Ingalls. With Caroline's help, Cassandra comes out of
her shocked state. Reverend Alden is able to find the children a home. However, their adoptive father is cold and uncaring
and that prompts them run away. Charles is able to find them and decides to adopt the children himself. The little house
becomes a little more crowded.

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