When Isaiah Edwards loses his will to live after a crippling logging accident, a letter to Walnut Grove from his worried wife, Grace, brings Charles and Laura back to the big woods to try to help their old friend.

Director:

Writers:

(developed for television by), (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
...
Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
...
...
...
Townsman
...
Shorty
...
Vince Tortell ...
Thomas
Edit

Storyline

When Mr. Edwards severely injures his legs saving Alicia from a potentially deadly accident, he becomes very morose about his condition. Grace calls in Charles and Laura to help her husband snap out of his deep depression. However, it is a task that is easier said than done because Mr. Edwards is determined to kill himself. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG
Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

5 November 1979 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Victor French left Little House between 1977 and 79. He starred as a small town cop in the Tv show Carter Country. After the series ended, he returned to little house on the prairie, French was surprised when Michael Landon agreed to his returning as Edwards. This is his first episode as Edwards, episode 8 of Season 6, then in Episode 8 of Season 8, taking up the role again full-time in episode 19 of Season 8. See more »

Goofs

While the electric chair was introduced in New York in 1890, information given in previous episodes shows that this takes place in at least 1891. In season 5's There's No Place Like Home: Part 2, Lars Hanson told Doc Baker he had settled there and founded Walnut Grove 50 years ago. A sign shown at the end says Lars founded the town in 1840, which would put The Return of Mr. Edwards in 1891 or later. See more »

Quotes

Laura Ingalls: No matter where they are or what they're doing, women always end up in the kitchen.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hi, Mr. Edwards!
22 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's so good to see the return of Mr. Edwards. It seems the family's done well since leaving Walnut Grove about two years ago or so. Though Carl is missing from this episode, I think we can assume Mr. Edwards' bitterness over the accident that left him crippled (temporary, so it seems)sent him away. When Charles and Caroline learn how emotionally crippled Mr. Edwards is, Laura and Charles head for a visit. The reunion is bitter sweet. Mr. Edwards makes everyone more upset.

But suddenly he has a change of heart. He comes to the dinner table acting cheerful, though nobody questions the personality change that's suddenly occurred. If we thought he was cheerful before, he's double now.A Always a bad sign, but Charles and Laura take him on a hunting trip. There we learn what's really going on. Mr. Edwards wants to kill himself - put everyone out of their misery. Can Charles convince Isiah to live?

This is a good episode that helps us remember why we love Mr. Edwards so much. Though he doesn't do his laugh, we do get to hear his Ol' Dan Tucker song.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?