Grandma is reunited with a sweetheart she hasn't seen in 50 years.
After the Pearl Harbor attack, the family awaits word on Mary Ellen's husband, who is stationed there.
Elizabeth experiences her first crush, on the local minister.
Though John opposes the idea, profit-minded townsfolk rally around Ben's plan to start a motel.
Three escaped convicts seek shelter in the school for the blind.
Laura teaches sign language to a deaf friend.
Jonathan's wife and Mary's baby die in a fire at the school for the blind accidentally set by Albert.
Almanzo's younger brother arrives, and Charles hopes Laura might fall for someone closer to her age.
A suffragist informs Mike shes a Woman of the Year nominee, Hank cleans up his act when his grandmother visits.
Sullys method of handling conditions on the reservation displeases the Indian Superintendent, Emma is roughed up by a customer.
An ebullient painter comes to town, where she tries to hide her unfortunate condition: she has leprosy.
When Cloud Dancing takes the blame for shooting a soldier, Sully insists he be tried by the Indians.
Mikes mother and sisters arrive with a doctor to help with Mikes imminent delivery, Sgt. OConnor gets orders to move the Indians to different reservations.
After finding an injured Sully deep in the woods, Mike goes into labor.
Sully boards a train with newly freed Cloud Dancing, but robbers are also aboard.
While Mike tries to juggle work and child-care responsibilities, Colleen prepares to leave town after shes accepted to college.
A baby dies while under Mikes care, and the parents sue her for malpractice.
Colleen returns from Denver in the company of a dazzling singing star who wows the town.
Tragedy strikes Mexican-American newlyweds who purchase the ranch near the homestead, Robert E and Grace consider adopting Anthony.
Sully is offered a job in the new Yellowstone National Park, Matthew and Emma reach a turning point.
While Jake and Preston campaign for mayor, Sully elects to rescue an Indian being held prisoner by the Army.
An ailing miner turns out to be Jakes father, who abandoned his family years ago.
The thought of having to kill makes Jason hesitate to enlist for military service.