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Little House on the Prairie Season 8 Episodes

22 Episodes 1981 - 1982

Episode 1

The Reincarnation of Nellie: Part 1

Mon, Oct 5, 1981 60 mins

When Nellie moves to New York, Mrs. Oleson seeks a "replacement." First of two parts. Michael Landon, Karen Grassle. Oleson: Richard Bull. Nancy: Allison Balson. Case: Ivan Bonar.

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Episode 2

The Reincarnation of Nellie: Part 2

Mon, Oct 12, 1981 60 mins

Conclusion. The Olesons' adopted daughter Nancy schemes to gain the lead in the school pageant. Mrs. Oleson: Katherine MacGregor. Oleson: Richard Bull. Willie: Jonathan Gilbert. Laura: Melissa Gilbert.

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Episode 3

Growin' Pains

Mon, Oct 19, 1981 60 mins

The strain of five youngsters living in one house takes its toll on James (Jason Bateman). Michael Landon, Matthew Laborteaux. Caroline: Karen Grassle.

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Episode 4

Dark Sage

Mon, Oct 26, 1981 60 mins

Doc Baker is apprehensive when his new associate arrives. Dr. LeDoux: Donald James Marshall. Charles: Michael Landon. Mattie LeDoux: Marlene Warfield. Alden: Dabbs Greer.

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Episode 5

A Wiser Heart

Mon, Nov 2, 1981 60 mins

Laura's stay in Arizona is soured by her failure to land a tutoring job. Laura: Melissa Gilbert. Almanzo: Dean Butler. Eliza Jane: Lucy Lee Flippin.

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Episode 6

Gambini the Great

Mon, Nov 9, 1981 60 mins

Albert tries to duplicate the stunts of an aging daredevil (Jack Kruschen). Michael Landon, Karen Grassle. Anna: Gloria Manos. Mrs. Oleson: Katherine MacGregor.

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Episode 7

The Legend of Black Jake

Mon, Nov 16, 1981 60 mins

Oleson is kidnapped by two bumbling crooks, and Mrs. Oleson (Katherine MacGregor) refuses to pay the ransom. Michael Landon. Max: Todd Susman.

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Episode 8

Chicago

Mon, Nov 23, 1981 60 mins

Charles joins Isaiah Edwards in Chicago to claim the body of Isaiah's adopted son, reported killed in a street accident. Michael Landon. Callahan: M. Emmet Walsh. B.J. Jackson: Chez Lister.

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Episode 9

For the Love of Nancy

Mon, Nov 30, 1981 60 mins

Nancy takes advantage of an obese new student who adores her. Oleson: Richard Bull. Willie: Jonathan Gilbert. Laura: Melissa Gilbert.

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Episode 10

Wave of the Future

Mon, Dec 7, 1981 60 mins

Mrs. Oleson contracts for a franchise with a restaurant chain. Major Guffey: Laurie Main. Charles: Michael Landon. Oleson: Richard Bull.

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Episode 11

A Christmas They Never Forgot

Mon, Dec 21, 1981 60 mins

Snowbound on Christmas Eve, the Ingalls recall Christmases past. Hester Sue: Ketty Lester. Caroline: Karen Grassle. Isaiah: Victor French. Laura: Melissa Gilbert. Charles: Michael Landon.

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Episode 12

No Beast So Fierce

Mon, Jan 4, 1982 60 mins

A wild dog and a new boy with a stammer take a liking to James (Jason Bateman). Michael Landon, Karen Grassle. Gideon Hale: Peter Billingsley. Albert: Matthew Laborteaux. Braden Hale: Dennis Howard.

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Episode 13

Stone Soup

Mon, Jan 18, 1982 60 mins

A pregnant Laura struggles alone to save a newly planted orchard from drought. Willie: Jonathan Gilbert. Albert: Matthew Laborteaux. Caroline: Karen Grassle. Almanzo: Dean Butler.

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Episode 14

The Legacy

Mon, Jan 25, 1982 60 mins

Charles leaves the farm to pursue a career as a cabinetmaker. Caroline: Karen Grassle. Sven Johanssen: Robert Boon. Albert: Matthew Laborteaux. Jack Prescott: Claude Earl Jones.

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Episode 15

Uncle Jed

Mon, Feb 1, 1982 60 mins

A granduncle pressures James and Cassandra to live with him. Michael Landon, Karen Grassle. James: Jason Bateman. Cassandra: Missy Francis. Judge: Wiley Harker.

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Episode 16

Second Chance

Mon, Feb 8, 1982 60 mins

Hester-Sue's former husband claims he has reformed his drinking and gambling ways and wants a reconciliation. Hester-Sue: Ketty Lester. Charles: Michael Landon. Caroline: Karen Grassle.

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Episode 17

Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow: Part 1

Mon, Feb 15, 1982 60 mins

The Wilders are looking forward to their firstborn---then hail destroys the crop and a stroke fells Almanzo. First of two parts. Laura: Melissa Gilbert. Almanzo: Dean Butler. Charles: Michael Landon. Eliza Jane: Lucy Lee Flippin.

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Episode 18

Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow: Part 2

Mon, Feb 22, 1982 90 mins

Conclusion. Laura is injured in a tornado, while Almanzo remains paralyzed. Laura: Melissa Gilbert. Eliza Jane: Lucy Lee Flippin. Charles: Michael Landon. Caroline: Karen Grassle.

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Episode 19

A Promise to Keep

Mon, Mar 1, 1982 60 mins

Isaiah Edwards returns to Walnut Grove a heavy drinker. Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert. Albert: Matthew Laborteaux. Alden: Dabbs Greer.

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Episode 20

A Faraway Cry

Mon, Mar 8, 1982 60 mins

Doc Baker and Caroline help a woman about to give birth in an influenza-ridden camp. Baker: Kevin Hagen. Louisa: Ruth Silveira. Caroline: Karen Grassle. Charles: Michael Landon. Horace: Calvin Bartlett.

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Episode 21

He Was Only 12: Part 1

Mon, May 3, 1982 60 mins

When James is injured during a bank robbery, Charles and Mr. Edwards set out after the outlaws. First of two parts. Coy: Chris Hendrie. Edwards: Victor French. Charles: Michael Landon. Lawrence: John Dennis Johnston.

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Episode 22

He Was Only 12: Part 2

Mon, May 10, 1982 60 mins

Conclusion. Neglecting family and work, Charles prays for a miracle to save the comatose James (Jason Bateman). Old Man: Don Beddoe. Charles: Michael Landon. Edwards: Victor French. Caroline: Karen Grassle.

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