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Charles travels to Chicago to comfort his grief-stricken friend, Mr. Edwards, after young newspaper reporter John Jr. dies in what seems to be a tragic street car accident. When John's boss... See full summary »

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Michael Landon

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Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by), Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) | 2 more credits »
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Michael Landon ... Charles Ingalls
Karen Grassle ... Caroline Ingalls
Melissa Gilbert ... Laura Ingalls Wilder
Rachel Lindsay Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush) (credit only)
Sidney Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush) (credit only)
Richard Bull ... Nels Oleson
Dean Butler ... Almanzo James Wilder
M. Emmet Walsh ... Callahan
Gene Ross ... Drummond
Chez Lister Chez Lister ... B.J. Jackson
Victor French ... Isaiah Edwards
Lillian Adams ... Mrs. Baxter
John C. Becher John C. Becher ... Mr. Golden
John Lawrence John Lawrence ... Jake Schultz
Frances E. Williams Frances E. Williams ... Mrs. Jackson
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Charles travels to Chicago to comfort his grief-stricken friend, Mr. Edwards, after young newspaper reporter John Jr. dies in what seems to be a tragic street car accident. When John's boss reveals that he was about to publish a story about business corruption, Charles and Mr. Edwards become suspicious and soon realize that John Jr. was marked for murder. With the help of the newspaper publisher, they track down who may have wanted to silence John Jr. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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TV-PG
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English

Release Date:

23 November 1981 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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In one scene, when Charles and Mr. Edwards are near the trench, if you look at the background behind them, you can see the front and side of the building/set that would someday be the exterior of the Daily Planet in "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." See more »

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Goodbye, John Jr.!
14 November 2013 | by mitchrmpSee all my reviews

John Junior is remembered best as Mary Ingalls' first boyfriend. I really liked him, that is until the episode where he breaks poor Mary's heart! And though he's the star of this episode, we never see him. Sadly, he has been killed in an apparent wagon accident. Mr. Edwards (glad to see him back!) is so distraught he wants Charles to go with him.

I'm not going to give away the story of this one, but it's a pretty surprising turn of events and in the end justice is served. I will say, though, that this is a turning point in Mr. Edwards' life. If you don't know, he returns later this season in quite a surprising way. I don't like that the story went this route, and I don't like that they changed Grace to a different character. I liked the regular Grace much better. But things don't bode well for Mr. Edwards.

Anyway, this is a pretty emotional story so consider yourself warned.


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