Divorce looms when Nels and his dog storm away from Harriet and the mercantile after the Olesons quarrel over the price of eggs. But the situation only gets more muddled when the townsfolk try to help them reconcile, prompting Harriet to pack her bags and causing some to wonder, a little wistfully, if Walnut Grove wouldn't be more peaceful if the volatile woman left town for good. Written by
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The excessive crying by the men and everyone also led the high school boys of the day to nickname the show "Little Soap on the Prairie" since the next day many girls would excitedly recap the most recent Monday night airing, especially during the Laura/Almanzo on again/off again season. See more
In a previous submission, it is suggested that at the end when Mr. Ingalls says he will have enough time to turn the wagon around, but when Mrs. Ingalls leaves the store, the wagon is facing the same way. If you look closely, when they arrive they are on one side of the store and when Mrs. Ingalls leaves the store, they are on the other side of the door, meaning the wagon was turned and is now facing the opposite direction. See more
Nelson "Nels" Oleson
[to his wife
It would be better off for this whole town if you were locked up in a cage and fed with a stick! You have made life miserable for everyone...
During the ending credits on the DVD of this episode, Laura and Jack are seen skipping down the hill - the same as every other episode in the series. However rather than ending at a freeze-frame of Laura jumping in the air as usual, it instead shows her landing after her jump and swinging her arms, standing proudly. This is the only episode which ends without the freeze-frame. See more
Onward, Christian Soldiers
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by Sabine Baring-Gould
Sung by church congregation See more