While Charles and Caroline are visiting Walnut Grove, the townspeople learn that a land development tycoon has acquired title to all the land in Hero Township. They are inspired by Laura to vent their anger at this injustice.
When the police finds a necklace with some criminal, a detective remembers that it was missing evidence in a murderer case many years ago. So it turns out that Jeff Hayes, sentenced to ... See full summary »
In the series finale, the town of Walnut Grove is revealed to have been built on land owned by a railroad tycoon. The citizens deal with the loss of their town and lifestyles, and some must decide how best to respond to this explosive event.Written by
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The first building to be dynamited was the boarding house by Almanzo, followed by Mr. Edwards blowing up the saw mill, Mr. Oleson blowing up the mercantile, Doc Baker blowing up the post office and his office, and Willie blowing up the Restaurant/Hotel. See more »
The Mesabi Iron Range (which Mr. Lassiter supposedly purchased and contained the town of Walnut Grove) is actually in northeastern Minnesota. Walnut Grove is in southwestern Minnesota. See more »
"Little House On The Prairie" Goes Out With A Bang!
"Little House On The Prairie" was one of those rare shows that actually had a final episode for it's original run. Perhaps Michael Landon's long relationship with NBC had something to do with that. The plot is simple. A evil miner takes advantage of the law and buys Walnut Grove forcing the people of the town to take action. James Karen plays the bad guy "Nathan Lassiter" to perfection. At the time Karen did a lot of commercials on television, and after playing "Lassiter" sponsors were afraid to use him as their spokesman. Luckily for us he would go on to find more work in film and television. Michael Landon's writing and direction on this final show was wonderful. He was always able to get a lot out of his actors. Dabbs Greer, who plays "Rev. Alden" should of won the Emmy. His performance is both moving and touching. No doubt Michael Landon had something to do with that. How sad shows like this aren't made anymore.
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