Albert Quinn Ingalls wants to be a doctor. But soon he discovers that he is fatally ill. He decides to spend the rest of his life in Walnut Grove. Meanwhile children from school are preparing for their traditional climbing of the mountain.
After production ended on the long-running "Little House on the Prairie" series, three made-for-TV movies helped wrap up the series. The first of these, "Look Back to Yesterday," depicts Albert's heroic battle with an ultimately fatal illness. Albert interviews at the University of Minnesota, where he plans to study medicine. Albert (unbeknownst to anyone else) suffers from unexplained nosebleeds and is always tired. His family later finds out about the nosebleeds, and a physician from Mankato informs Charles the symptoms point to a deadly form of leukemia, and that Albert has a short time to live. Albert adamantly states his wishes to live out what may be his final days in Walnut Grove; he falls in love with childhood friend Michelle Pierson (who also plans to attend the University of Minnesota to study education) and spends many of his hours with his beloved sister, Laura. Laura, however, is in denial that her brother will soon die, and wants her equally-beloved brother to rest. ... Written by
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As with the season nine, two part episode "Home Again", which dealt with Albert's drug addiction, this special TV movie, once again, does not feature Caroline (Karen Grassle) at all, even though her son is dying of cancer! See more »
At the top of the mountain, Amy is holding hands with Miss Plum when Jason comes to take a spot between them so that he can kiss Amy. In several subsequent shots, Amy is holding hands with Miss Plum, while Jason waits to take his spot between them. See more »
What's wrong with you people? What's happened to all of you?
Just who are you to ask that kind of question?
My name's Albert Ingalls. The man who's trying to help you is my father.
Well, that don't make you something special. Go on back to the big city with your old man. We don't need no kid not grown telling us what for. Come back in ten years when you're a man!
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I'm glad somebody else noticed the inconsistent story line too. I asked my wife, "How could he be dead if he came back to Walnut Grove as a doctor later?" Other than that one error, I love this look back at a time before the American people were spoiled and soft, and knew the importance of God and country, hard work, and REAL hard times. Patriotism and unity were the American stronghold. It's sad to think that there may be no more Michael Landons or Victor Frenchs' in Hollywood, to remind us of who we are and how we got here.
I never get tired of Little House, or many of the old re=runs from the golden days of TV.
I was sure that Mathew Labeatereaux would go on to become a renown adult actor, but I called that one wrong. What happened to him?
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