Little House on the Prairie: Season 5, Episode 6

There's No Place Like Home: Part 2 (16 Oct. 1978)

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The Ingalls, Garveys, Olsens, and Albert get back to Walnut Grove to find it run down and in shabby condition. Lars Hansen found Walnut grove over 50 years ago, and now that it is in this ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Harriet Oleson (as Katherine MacGregor)
Andrew 'Andy' Garvey (as Patrick Laborteaux)


The Ingalls, Garveys, Olsens, and Albert get back to Walnut Grove to find it run down and in shabby condition. Lars Hansen found Walnut grove over 50 years ago, and now that it is in this poor condition, and he suffered a stroke, he is much like the town--on its last leg. The Ingalls and the Garveys go to the farms around town to let everyone know of their plans to fix the town up to restore it to its former glory. Written by Anonymous

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The final screen appearance of Karl Swenson. See more »


Laura Ingalls: Pa doesn't seem so happy about going home.
Caroline Ingalls: It's not where he's going that's bothering him. It's what he's leaving behind.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Joy to the World
Lyrics by Isaac Watts (1719)
Music by Lowell Mason (1836)
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The Ingalls make a life changing decision.
12 May 2006 | by (California - Film Capitol of the World) – See all my reviews

For some time now, (previous episodes starting with As Long as We're Together), the Ingalls family has lived and worked in the town of Winoka. The town, and all of it's enterprise is owned by the grasping and mean Mr. Standish (Leon Charles).

Toby Noe (Ray Bolger), the town character, who has purchased fireworks to give the town a real Independence Day celebration and then lost them in a game to greedy Mr. Standish has set the stage for a surprising chain of events.

Meanwhile, Charles and Caroline have become so unhappy with life in Winoka they have discussed returning to Walnut Grove, although they know that it will be extremely difficult to pick up where they left off and to convince the other towns folk to return.

When a tragic fire burns the hotel and the fireworks Mr. Standish has taken from the hapless Toby Noe, the die is cast and the Oleson's and Garvey's also decide to leave Winoka.

Saying goodbye to their daughter Mary, a teacher at the blind school, and her future husband Adam, they pack their things in their wagon and prepare to return to Walnut Grove.

Disappointed, Charles has held up the departure, hoping they would be joined by the young orphan he has befriended, (Matthew Laborteaux), he discovers that the lad has gone back to living under the stairs, where he first found the boy. With his heart almost breaking, Charles says goodbye to Albert and boards his wagon. Now Albert Quinn, who has no one in the world, is faced with a decision that is surprisingly tough for him to make.

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