In the series finale, the town of Walnut Grove is revealed to have been built on land owned by a railroad tycoon. The citizens deal with the loss of their town and lifestyles, and some must decide how best to respond to this explosive event. Written by
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This was the third of three "Little House" telemovie sequels, and the last story to be filmed, but not the last to be broadcast (it debuted during Easter of 1984, while the film made before it, _Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984) (TV)_, would air eight months later, in December of that same year). See more »
The Mesabi Iron Range (which Mr. Lassiter supposedly purchased and contained the town of Walnut Grove) is actually in northeastern Minnesota. Walnut Grove is in southwestern Minnesota. See more »
Rev. Robert Alden:
Dear Lord, We bury a friend today. This town has been our friend. It's made us a family. It's kept us together. Wherever we go in this world, we will always remember Walnut Grove. It'll always be home to us.
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"Little House On The Prairie" Goes Out With A Bang!
"Little House On The Prairie" was one of those rare shows that actually had a final episode for it's original run. Perhaps Michael Landon's long relationship with NBC had something to do with that. The plot is simple. A evil miner takes advantage of the law and buys Walnut Grove forcing the people of the town to take action. James Karen plays the bad guy "Nathan Lassiter" to perfection. At the time Karen did a lot of commercials on television, and after playing "Lassiter" sponsors were afraid to use him as their spokesman. Luckily for us he would go on to find more work in film and television. Michael Landon's writing and direction on this final show was wonderful. He was always able to get a lot out of his actors. Dabbs Greer, who plays "Rev. Alden" should of won the Emmy. His performance is both moving and touching. No doubt Michael Landon had something to do with that. How sad shows like this aren't made anymore.
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