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He Was Only Twelve: Part 2 

James continues to linger in a coma, weeks after being shot during a bank robbery in Sleepy Eye. Charles refuses to believe his son is virtually dead and, as the weeks pass, becomes ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Landon

Writers:

Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by), Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Landon ... Charles Ingalls
Karen Grassle ... Caroline Ingalls
Melissa Gilbert ... Laura Ingalls Wilder
Rachel Lindsay Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Sidney Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Richard Bull ... Nels Oleson
Dean Butler ... Almanzo James Wilder
Jason Bateman ... James Cooper Ingalls
Melissa Francis Melissa Francis ... Cassandra Cooper Ingalls (as Missy Francis)
Wendi Turnbaugh Wendi Turnbaugh ... Grace Ingalls
Brenda Turnbaugh Brenda Turnbaugh ... Grace Ingalls
Kevin Hagen ... Dr. Hiram Baker
Dabbs Greer ... Reverend Robert Alden
Matthew Labyorteaux ... Albert Quinn Ingalls
Don Beddoe ... Old Man
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James continues to linger in a coma, weeks after being shot during a bank robbery in Sleepy Eye. Charles refuses to believe his son is virtually dead and, as the weeks pass, becomes verbally abusive to his family and friends. Unable to deal with mounting pressure by the others to let James die in peace, Charles leaves home and takes his adopted son with him. In the woods, Charles builds an altar and prays to God for a miracle. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1982 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Last show broadcast under the "Little House on the Prairie" title. See more »

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Charles Ingalls beard looks real at first with the appropriate graying. In the ending it's definitely fake and black. See more »

Quotes

Charles Ingalls: God isn't going to let my son die.
Dr. Hiram Baker: What happened in Sleepy Eye had nothing to do with God! It was a bank robbery. Your son happened to be there at that moment. There's no one to blame except the man who shot him.
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He was only twelve part 2
28 July 2006 | by babyblue04002See all my reviews

James survived the operation after getting shot in a bank robbery yet is in a coma. Charles is convinced that James will come out of the coma even though everyone else doubts it, Charles also thinks James can understand him even though doc backer told him its not possible. Charles ends up taking James out to the woods to go camping to maybe help him come out of the coma where Charles finds out that James can understand him when he said "James look at me" which resulted in James moving his eyes toward Charles and smile a bit, but he cannot move or talk. Charles is reading the bible to James when he comes across a part of it where it says "Thou shall not build me a shrine out of silver nor gold, but a shrine of stones" So Charles builds the stone shrine prays and hopes and ends up getting the miracle he hoped for.


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