Mr. Edwards arrives back to Walnut Grove harboring some disturbing secrets, namely that his marriage was ruined because of his alcoholism. His inability to stay off the bottle nearly ... See full summary »

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Mr. Edwards arrives back to Walnut Grove harboring some disturbing secrets, namely that his marriage was ruined because of his alcoholism. His inability to stay off the bottle nearly destroys his cherished friendship with Charles when he causes an accident that nearly kills Albert. Charles tells Mr. Edwards to leave Walnut Grove and not come back, leaving Almanzo and Laura as his last hope. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Oleson's Mercantile closes at 2 o'clock in the afternoon on Saturdays. See more »

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During the funeral scene, Carrie Ingalls (portrayed by Lindsay Greenbush) darts her eyes directly at the camera. See more »

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Charles Ingalls: I'd like to ask you to forgive me.
Isaiah Edwards: Me? Forgive you?
Charles Ingalls: I love you, friend. I miss you so...
Isaiah Edwards: I miss you too, Charles.
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Welcome home, Mr. Edwards!
23 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mr. Edwards has returned home, but not under the best of circumstances. After the death of John Jr., he just couldn't face life anymore. He had a serious drinking problem and didn't know how to stop it.

He hid all this from his friends in Walnut Grove. He was welcomed back into their lives, got a job at the meal, and became part of the family. Laura even asked him to be Rose's god-father! But when he and Albert went on an errand in Sleepy Eye, a tragic accident happened while Isiah was drunk. Albert was almost killed!

The truth came out. Alice was divorcing him. Charles didn't want him near his family again. But Laura had a soft spot for Isiah and begged him to stay. Almanzo would make him work hard and earn his keep, but together they could make it happen. A letter from his soon-to-be ex- wife almost ruined everything!

We see the Wilder's in their new home. The timing is a bit unbelievable. Rose is still a newborn baby, yet a lot happened since she was born. She should be a lot older than she really is. A different actress played Grace Edwards, and Carol was played by a different actor. It just didn't feel like the same. Though I'm not happy that the writer's decided to take Mr. Edward's beloved character in this direction, I guess it's the way life happens. Bad things happen to good people.


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