A candidate for sheriff showers the Waltons with largess to gain John-Boy's paper as a mouthpiece.
Grandma threatens to quit the church when she is asked to share the organ-playing.
As the annual carnival approaches, Elizabeth has recurring nightmares of being trapped on a runaway Ferris wheel.
Erin is determined to marry, but her parents insist she finish school first.
Charles tries to find a home for two children orphaned by a wagon accident.
Charles and Caroline are uneasy about the couple who agree to adopt James and Cassandra Cooper.
When Nellie moves to New York, Mrs. Oleson seeks a "replacement."
Doc Baker is apprehensive when his new associate arrives.
Laura's stay in Arizona is soured by her failure to land a tutoring job.
Albert tries to duplicate the stunts of an aging daredevil.
Oleson is kidnapped by two bumbling crooks, and Mrs. Oleson refuses to pay the ransom.
Charles joins Isaiah Edwards in Chicago to claim the body of Isaiah's adopted son, reported killed in a street accident.
Nancy takes advantage of an obese new student who adores her.
Mrs. Oleson contracts for a franchise with a restaurant chain.
Snowbound on Christmas Eve, the Ingalls recall Christmases past.
A wild dog and a new boy with a stammer take a liking to James.
A pregnant Laura struggles alone to save a newly planted orchard from drought.
Charles leaves the farm to pursue a career as a cabinetmaker.
A granduncle pressures James and Cassandra to live with him.
Hester-Sue's former husband claims he has reformed his drinking and gambling ways and wants a reconciliation.
Isaiah Edwards returns to Walnut Grove a heavy drinker.
Doc Baker and Caroline help a woman about to give birth in an influenza-ridden camp.
John immediately dislikes his boss at the job he's taken to help pay Grandma's hospital bills.