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Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (1983)

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.

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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 Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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12 December 1983 (USA)  »

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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 »

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If they are implying that Albert dies; then why at the end of the episode wherein Albert's addiction is being addressed Laura said that Albert came back a doctor. See more »

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Jason Carter: You heard her! She wouldn't kiss me if I was the last boy on earth!
Jeb Carter: You believe that?
Jason Carter: You think she was lying?
Jeb Carter: Of course she was.
Jason Carter: Yeah...
Jeb Carter: Sure. All you gotta do now is wait for the rest of us to die.
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wasn't walnut grove blown up?
18 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm just catching the last part of this movie; I've never seen it before, although I'm a fan of the series. I'm just curious--are they all back in Walnut Grove? In the last episode of the series, the townspeople blew up all the buildings in Walnut Grove because some men (not sure who they were) claimed that they owned the town, so everyone refused to hand over what they built, and blew everything up. So did they all move back there and re-build? I'm just wondering what happened. Was it explained in the beginning? And Albert didn't die, right? Also in one of the last episodes, Laura said in her narration that Albert returned to Walnut Grove years later as "Dr. Albert Ingalls."


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