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Season 9

Look Back to Yesterday

Dec/12/1983
Charles returns to Walnut Grove to find out that Albert has blood disease that almost always results in death.
Guest Stars: Victor Izay as Thomas Hall | Erik Holland as Gunnar Lindstrom | Shonda Whipple as Amy Bryant | Lois Hall as Secretary | Robert Balderson as Doctor | Robert Miles (2) as Townsman #2 | Matthew Laborteaux as Albert Ingalls | Charles Cyphers as Zack Taylor | Henry Brandon as Otis Wagner | Jack Lilley as Townsman #1 | Sherri Stoner as Rachel Brown Oleson | Robert Casper as Sherwood Montague | James T. Callahan as Doctor Houser | Cooper Huckabee as Vance Reed | Melora Hardin as Michele Pierson
Director: Victor French

The Last Farewell

Feb/06/1984
The Ingalls find out that Walnut Grove is being bought by a miner. They decide to blow up the town since they are being forced to leave.
Guest Stars: Rod Colbin as Davis | Alvy Moore as 1st Mayor | Bill McLennan as 2nd Mayor | Ron Meszaros as Customer | Steve Rumph as Arnie | Gary Pagett as Turner | Karen Grassle as Caroline Ingalls | Dennis Robertson as Drew Coleson | Roger Torrey as Colonel Arthur Forbes | James Karen as Nathan Lassiter | Robert Casper as Sherwood Montague | Sherri Stoner as Rachel Brown Oleson | Ruth Foster (1) as Mrs. Foster | Alex Sharp as Henchman | Jack Lilley as Stagecoach Driver | Diane Kennerly as Girl
Director: Victor French
Writer: Chris Abbott

Bless All the Dear Children

Dec/17/1984
Rose is kidnapped by a woman who wants a child of her own.
Guest Stars: Kate Williamson as Nurse | Hank Kendrick as Sheriff #1 | Joel Graves as Sam | Robert L. Lee as Ticket Agent | Richard Armstrong (1) as Sheriff #2 | Jack Dunlap as Sheriff #3 | Garin Bougié as Butcher Boy | Stephen Roberts as Dr. Langley | Colin Hamilton as Mr. Dodsworthy | J.S. "Joe" Young as Beggar | Ruth Foster (1) as Mrs. Foster | Jack Lilley as Stagecoach Driver | Robert Casper as Sherwood Montague | Patricia Pearcy as Elsa Norris | Robin Clarke (1) as Patrick Clark | Harvey Vernon as Mr. Baker |
Uncredited: Ike Eisenmann as Erich Schiller
Director: Michael Landon

186 :09x01 - Times are Changing (1)

Sep/27/1982
The Ingalls sell their home and leave Walnut Grove, and Laura quits teaching to stay home with Rose.
Guest Stars: Nicholas Pryor as Royal Wilder | Richard Lilley as Man #1
Director: Maury Dexter

187 :09x02 - Times are Changing (2)

Oct/04/1982
Royal, Almanzo's brother, wants his brother and Laura to take care of his daughter, Jenny, because he is dying. Jenny tries to kill herself, upset by her father's death.
Guest Stars: Nicholas Pryor as Royal Wilder
Director: Maury Dexter

188 :09x03 - Welcome To Olesonville

Oct/11/1982
After Harriet finds a Walnut Grove bearer bond while cleaning Lars Hanson’s home, she demands that if the town doesn’t change its ways to suit her family; then they will have to pay her over $14,000. However, Harriet gets a surprise when one of the town founders comes into Walnut Grove during the town’s first mayoral election with the intent of having his bond being paid off before hers.
Guest Stars: Doc Livingston as Farmer #1 | Clyde Harper as Pig Farmer | Thomas Murphy as Farmer #2 | Norma Ransom as Maddy Sutherland | Charles Lane as Jess Moffet | Carl Pitti as Dance Caller | Ruth Foster (1) as Mrs. Foster | Elmore Vincent as Floyd | Sam Edwards as Mr. Anderson | Lew Ayres as Lem McCary | Noni White as Elsie Moffet
Director: Maury Dexter

189 :09x04 - Rage

Oct/18/1982
Mr. Stark tries to kill his wife and daughter after going bankrupt. He somehow gets in the Wilder house, and mistakes Laura and Jenny for his wife and daughter.
Guest Stars: Kurt Smildsin as Tracy | J. Edward McKinley as Phillips | Michele Marsh as Constance Stark | Robert Loggia as Thomas Stark | Ronnie Scribner as Randall Page | Tammy Lauren as Elizabeth Stark
Director: Maury Dexter

190 :09x05 - Little Lou

Oct/25/1982
Mrs. Oleson tries to keep Lou Bates, a little person who has recently lost his wife in childbirth, from getting a job.
Guest Stars: Steve M. De France as Customer | Susan French as Mrs. Bates | Billy Barty as Lou Bates | Ruth Foster (1) as Mrs. Foster | Sam Edwards as Mr. Anderson | Patty Maloney as Alice Bates

191 :09x06 - The Wild Boy (1)

Nov/01/1982
The people of Walnut Grove try to rescue a boy who cannot speak when they see him apart of a carnival show.
Guest Stars: Angel Cook as Farmer #1 | Steve M. De France as Farmer Tom | David Hooks as Luther | Anthony Zerbe as Doctor Joshua McQueen | Jonathan Hall Kovacs as Matthew Rogers
Director: Michael Landon

192 :09x07 - The Wild Boy (2)

Nov/08/1982
Mr. Edwards is hiding the boy, but is ordered by a judge to put him in a mental hospital.
Guest Stars: David Hooks as Luther | Walter Brooke as Judge Simpson | Anthony Zerbe as Doctor Joshua McQueen | Jonathan Hall Kovacs as Matthew Rogers
Director: Michael Landon

193 :09x08 - The Return of Nellie

Nov/15/1982
Nellie comes back to Walnut Grove, making Nancy run away.
Guest Stars: Ruth Foster (1) as Mrs. Foster | Alison Arngrim as Nellie Oleson
Director: Maury Dexter
Writer: Don Balluck

194 :09x09 - The Empire Builders

Nov/22/1982
A company come into build a new railroad through walnut grove. They need the Carter's land to do it.
The community come together to stop the building of the rail road
Guest Stars: Bob Terhune as Herb | David Wiley as Business Man | Charles W. Young as 1st Thug | Robert Balderson as Lester | Rod McGaughy as 2nd Man | Steve Jesse Starr as Express Manager | James L. Kelly as Foreman | R.L. Tolbert as Hank | Chuck Hicks as Big Arnie | James O'Sullivan as Stewart Hobson | Dan McBride as 1st Man | Stephen Elliott (1) as Hollingsworth | Taylor Lacher as Harlem Wilkins | Ross Elliott as Lawyer | Hugh Warden as Ticket Agent | Leroy Sweet as Collins
Director: Joseph Pevney
Writer: Larry Jensen

195 :09x10 - Love

Nov/29/1982
When a former student from Walnut Grove’s Blind School returns to town, she and Mr. Edwards soon hit it off. After learning that Jane will be undergoing a surgery to restore her sight, Mr. Edwards starts to worry that she won’t want to be with him after she discovers the difference in their ages.
Guest Stars: Frederic Downs as Storekeeper | Justin Bayly as Boy | M.E. Loree as Woman | Lorrie Blower as Nurse | Walker Edmiston as Dr. Vanderan | Jill Schoelen as Jane Canfield | Elmore Vincent as Floyd
Director: Victor Lobl

196 :09x11 - Alden's Dilemma

Dec/06/1982
When a new minister comes to town, Mr. Edwards believes that he is out to get Reverend Alden's job and to turn the heads of the married women in town, especially those of Laura and Sara. Meanwhile, John and Almonzo run into some bad luck while going to a Grange meeting in San Francisco.
Guest Stars: Chikae Ishikawa as 1st Japanese Girl | Tom Spratley as Hotel Clerk | R.L. Tolbert as Stage Driver | Saachiko as 2nd Japanese Girl | Kellye Nakahara as Japanese Woman | Thomas Murphy as Customer | Richard Kennedy as Policeman | Ken Scott as Guard | Rodney Kageyama as Agishi | Professor Toru Tanaka as Japanese Sumo | Margaret Wheeler as Old Woman | David Huffman as Reverand Addison Hale
Director: Maury Dexter
Writer: Don Balluck

197 :09x12 - Marvin's Garden

Jan/03/1983
Jenny almost drowns in a swimming accident. Dr Marvin helps Jenny with her recovery and in returns she helps him too.
Guest Stars: Victor Izay as Dr. Jenkins | Jon Lormer as Mr. Thoms | Helen Kleeb as Miss Conley | Ralph Bellamy as Dr. Marvin Haynes

198 :09x13 - Sins of the Fathers

Jan/10/1983
Sara Carter's father turns up in walnut grove after the death of his wife. He wants Sara and her family to go back west with him. Mrs Oleson writes a story in the local newspaper which has dire consequences to a local resident.
Guest Stars: Sheila Larken as Linda McAndrews | John McLiam as Elliot Reed | R.L. Tolbert as Stage Driver
Director: Victor French

199 :09x14 - The Older Brothers

Jan/17/1983
The older brothers get out of Jail, and are looking for an easy way to make money. Mr Edwards is caught up with them.
Guest Stars: Ross Sherman as Man | Geoffrey Lewis as Cole Younger | Timothy Scott as Lonnie Younger | Harry Middlebrooks as Frank James | Raymond Guth as Stage Guard | Owen Bush as Hotel Manager | Sunshine Parker as Sheriff | Ruth Foster (1) as Mrs. Foster | Carl Pitti as Stage Driver | Robert Donner as Bart Younger
Director: Victor French

200 :09x15 - Once Upon a Time

Jan/24/1983
Laura goes to Minnesota with her book, in the hope that it will be published.
Guest Stars: Ron Doyle as Bellman | Patrick Waddell as Holmes | Casey Erickson as Young Man | Albert Lord as Waiter | Kay Howell as Secretary | John Bennett Perry as Russel Matthews | Shawna Landon as Girl in the Library | Ruth Foster (1) as Mrs. Foster | William Prince as Mr. Broxton | Ralph Manza as Hugo
Director: Maury Dexter
Writer: Don Balluck

201 :09x16 - Home Again (1)

Feb/07/1983
Charles is working in the city, he is having to work late nights to make ends meet, a policeman comes to the shop to inform him that Albert has been caught stealing from a shop again. After a chat with the owner of the shop he is willing to let Albert away with it if Charles gets him help.
Guest Stars: Michael Griswold as Sergeant Bates | Colin Drake as Mr. Hawkins | Jon M. Benson as Officer | Shonda Whipple as Tami | Jason Tucker as Stuart Bayless | Gavin Mooney as Officer Coogan | Jonathan Hall Kovacs as Matthew | Hugo Stanger as Zeb Colie | Georgia Schmidt as Abel Colie | Charles Tyner as Mr. Janes | Claude Earl Jones as Mr. Gibson | Matthew Laborteaux as Albert Ingalls
Director: Michael Landon

202 :09x17 - Home Again (2)

Feb/07/1983
Charles confronts Albert over his problem and wants to help himt. Albert runs away after a confrontation at the school and Charles, Mr Edwards and Doc Baker go looking for him.

203 :09x18 - A Child With No Name

Feb/14/1983
After Laura and Almonzo's son dies, a grieving Laura blames Doc Baker, causing the rest of the town to turn their backs on him. However, when Rose comes down with small pox, Laura reluctantly lets the doctor treat the baby.
Guest Stars: R.L. Tolbert as Stage Driver | Elmore Vincent as Floyd
Director: Victor French
Writer: Don Balluck

204 :09x19 - The Last Summer

Feb/21/1983
A former visitor returns to Walnut Grove for her final summer. She strikes a bond with young Jason Carter whilst he helps get her summer house back to livable conditions.
Guest Stars: Eric Christmas as Dewey | Vera Miles as Ruthy Leland
Director: Maury Dexter

205 :09x20 - For The Love of Blanche

Mar/07/1983
Mr. Edwards is on a trip home when he meets Buffalo Bill. Shortly after meeting Buffalo Bill dies and asks Mr Edwards to look after his 3 year old girl Blanche who soon causes trouble. Mrs Oleson and Nancy take a disliking to Blanche.
Guest Stars: Don Michaelson as Mr. Paine | Don Collier as Sheriff | Ruth Foster (1) as Mrs. Foster | Elmore Vincent as Old Man | Eddie Quillan as Buffalo Bill | Strawberry The Ape as Blanche
Director: Michael Landon

206 :09x21 - May I Have This Dance?

Mar/14/1983
As he gets ready to graduate, Willie surprises his parents by telling them that he has no intention of going to college. Instead, he wants to stay in Walnut Grove, run the restaurant, and marry his sweetheart Rachel Brown.
Guest Stars: Jack Ging as Mr. Brown | Sherri Stoner as Rachel Brown | Ruth Foster (1) as Mrs. Foster | Barbara Townsend as Mrs. Flannery (Mae)
Director: Victor French
Writer: Chris Abbott

207 :09x22 - Hello and Goodbye

Mar/21/1983
After an old friend passes away, Laura and Almonzo are surprised to learn that she willed them her home. Not wanting the large house to go to waste, Laura decides to turn it into a boarding house and soon discovers that a world famous author would like to rent a room. Meanwhile, Mr. Edwards is thrown for a loop when Matthew’s father arrives in Walnut Grove, looking to be apart of his son’s life.
Guest Stars: Robert Darnell as Philip Rogers | Robert Casper as Sherwood Montague | Bob Ulrich as Customer | Peter Kwong as Employee | Jim Lau as Proprietor | Sherri Stoner as Rachel Brown | Ruth Foster (1) as Mrs. Foster | Jack Lilley as Stage Driver | Jonathan Hall Kovacs as Matthew Rogers
Director: Michael Landon
Writer: Don Balluck
Warning: Little House on the Prairie (1974) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Family
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 11, 1974
Ended: March 21, 1983
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