After the Garveys' grain-filled barn burns down and leaves them with no crop to sell, proud Jonathan refuses to accept help from anyone, even his wife Alice, and their marriage is put to ... See full summary »

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Mary Ingalls (credit only)
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Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush) (credit only)
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Andrew 'Andy' Garvey (as Patrick Laborteaux)
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After the Garveys' grain-filled barn burns down and leaves them with no crop to sell, proud Jonathan refuses to accept help from anyone, even his wife Alice, and their marriage is put to the test when neither half of the stubborn couple will consider the other's solution to the problem. Written by shepherd1138

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14 November 1977 (USA)  »

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This episode was originally written for the Edwards family. But since Victor French had decided to leave for another show, writer Don Balluck changed the script to make it about the Garveys. See more »

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Caroline Ingalls: Men will never learn how to shop. Charles went to the Mercentile yesterday and bought so much stuff that I'll never be able to use it...
Alice Garvey: Caroline, close friends should never try to lie to one another. I can use. Thank you.
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Regarding the Garveys
1 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though we've met the Garveys in passing before this episode, we really get to see them perform now. I think this episode does a great job setting up the characters, and this isn't the last time we see tension between men and wife. They do overcome any storm that comes their way, but unfortunately their story does not have a happy ending in a future episode a couple seasons away...

A simple spark from a fire is what started the whole divorce proceedings in this episode. Words spoken and actions taken in the heat of the moment almost kills this marriage. But an unexpected occurrence puts the family back on the straight and narrow.

Mary and Carrie are surprisingly missing from this episode. We don't even get a glimpse of them. This doesn't bode well for the Ingalls' scenes, especially since a couple of them take place at night and at school.


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