Albert has fallen in with the wrong crowd so Charles quits his job and takes him home to Walnut Grove. Unfortunately, part of Albert's problem is that he has gotten addicted to morphine and... See full summary »

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Albert has fallen in with the wrong crowd so Charles quits his job and takes him home to Walnut Grove. Unfortunately, part of Albert's problem is that he has gotten addicted to morphine and he steals some from Doc Baker so the problems persist. Written by Anonymous

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Michael Landon returns to the series to make his final appearance as Charles Ingalls( other than the seperate TV movie specials which later concluded the story) and is billed as "special guest star". Interestingly, although the episode is about her son, Albert's , problems with petty crime and drugs,Caroline (Karen Grassle) does not appear at all and is only referred to. See more »

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Charles Ingalls: Albert, what you want and what's going to be are two entirely different things.
Albert Quinn Ingalls: I won't go!
Charles Ingalls: You'll do what I say!
Albert Quinn Ingalls: And if I don't?
Charles Ingalls: If you don't, then I'll ask Mr. Gibson to change his mind and press charges against you.
Albert Quinn Ingalls: You'd do that?
Charles Ingalls: I'd have to do that. I am not going to sit back and watch you destroy your life and your Mother's and Mine. I'm not going to do that. You're not the only one in this family. You're hurting all of us and I'm not going to let it happen anymore.
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Sister morphine
8 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

This might be the only episode in the House saga (with the eventual exception of " May we make them proud") which is "barely for the whole family".Second part includes scenes which are almost unbearable:Albert (Laborteaux) was not one of my favorite characters,by a long shot,being too perfect and too straight (I 'd always liked Willie Oleson best) ,but here he steals the show ;it is his best episode by such a wide margin that it is hard to think of another one (maybe " may we make them proud" ).Albert's struggle with morphine is so realistic you often feel like looking away.

Charles Ingalls -who returns in the series where he's been replaced by the bland M.Carter- is no longer the sturdy man with a big white smile and strong shoulders.Her hair is white and he seems jaded,disheartened .In the first sequences ,he seems to have lost his legendary self-confidence .Landon gives a moving portrayal,almost always on the verge of tears.

The question the friends of the little house will always ask themselves:what has become of Albert?Laura's voice over tells us about Albert's return as a doctor in Walnut Grove;but in "look back to yesterday" ,one of the final films ,he is terminally ill.Generally people think that a miracle happened.


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