Little House on the Prairie: Season 9, Episode 22

Hello and Goodbye (21 Mar. 1983)

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The father of Matthew Rogers, the mute boy Mr. Edwards has been caring for, arrives to reclaim his son. A heartbroken Edwards moves in to Laura's new boarding house, where newlyweds Willie ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Harriet Oleson (as Katherine MacGregor)
Allison Balson ...
Stan Ivar ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Casper ...
Robert Darnell ...
Philip Rogers
Ruth Foster ...
Jonathan Hall Kovacs ...
Matthew Rogers


The father of Matthew Rogers, the mute boy Mr. Edwards has been caring for, arrives to reclaim his son. A heartbroken Edwards moves in to Laura's new boarding house, where newlyweds Willie and Rachel Oleson, and eccentric Englishman Sherwood Montague have also taken up residence. Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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Sherwood Montague: [after reading Nancy's essay, for which she got a D] Your Miss Plum was very generous in giving you a passing grade.
Nancy Oleson: You hate me, too!
Sherwood Montague: Not yet, but if I spent some more time with you, I'm very sure it could develop into that.
Nancy Oleson: I'm gonna kill myself!
[runs upstairs]
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Bitter Sweet
30 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the final episode of Little House on the Prairie. Three movies were later made featuring some of the regular cast, but this definitely marks the last episode of the beloved show.

In this episode, we meet Mr. Montigue. He is a famous author and rather...strange. He thinks he's perfect and really doesn't mind hurting other's feelings. Telling the truth is always his belief, no matter what. He will appear in a couple of the made-for-TV movies.

Willie is now happily married and still blissful. They are obviously in their honeymoon stage. The scene in the bedroom is probably the most explicit scene leading to sex in the entire nine seasons of the show!

Another man is also on the stage. He's Matthew Rogers' father. Isaiah wants to hate him, but as he hears the story and as he watches Matthew read his mother's Bible, Isaiah knows there's only one choice that can be made.

We will no longer see Harriet Oleson. She does not return in the movies. I believe Willie is in the last movie.

Farewell, our beloved characters! Until I watch you again.

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