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The Lost Ones: Part 1 

After their parents are killed in an accident, Charles finds himself in charge of two young children.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Charles Ingalls
... Caroline Ingalls (credit only)
... Laura Ingalls Wilder (credit only)
... Mary Ingalls Kendall (credit only)
... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush) (credit only)
... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush) (credit only)
... Jonathan Garvey
... Andrew 'Andy' Garvey (as Patrick Laborteaux)
... Albert Quinn Ingalls
... Alvin Cooper
... Sarah Cooper
Ivan Bonar ... Mr. Case
... James Cooper
Melissa Francis ... Cassandra Cooper (as Missy Francis)
... Jed Cooper


Charles and Albert are driving an extra wagon for the Cooper family and the Cooper kids are riding with them. Unfortunately, The Coopers' wagon has a terrible accident and both of their parents die. Charles takes the kids on to their uncle who they were all going to live with but he lives in a mining community and can't take care of two kids and keep earning a living. (It would've been different if their parents were still alive.) So, Charles takes the kids home with him until he can find a place for them to live. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

4 May 1981 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This is Merlin Olsen's final appearance as Jonathan Garvey. From here, he would go on to star in the short-lived Michael Landon-produced series, Father Murphy. See more »


James Cooper: [to Charles] Mr. Ingalls?
Charles Ingalls: Yeah, son?
James Cooper: Couldn't Cassandra and I come and live with you?
Charles Ingalls: I'm afraid not, son.
James Cooper: Why?
Charles Ingalls: Well, if you saw my house, you wouldn't ask that. It's kind of small; way too small for the family I've got.
James Cooper: Cassandra and me, we wouldn't take up much space. And we'd be real good about our chores. I mean, when she gets better.
Charles Ingalls: You don't know how much I wish I could say yes.
James Cooper: Please. I don't want to go on that train.
Charles Ingalls: I'm sorry, son.
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Things are changing!
25 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is another one of those change of LHOTP feel...

Other then a short appearance at the beginning of the first episode of Season 8, we have already seen the last of Mary and Adam (oh, and a special Christmas episode). Jonathan and Andy are making their last appearance in this episode as well. He never goes away just never appears on the show again. Actually, I believe he left to go start "Father Murphy." And we see the edition of two to the Ingalls' Family household.

I have mixed feelings on this one. I really like Albert, so I'm okay with them taking him in. He and Charles just seemed to click. But this seems to be just a bit too much. Charles falls for these two orphaned children and keep seem to give them over to strangers. He risks his life and Albert's by pulling the wagon on the tracks, having faith the train would stop in time. As the first part of this episode ends, he makes a promise to the kids that he will find them a home.

At the same time, I can see why Charles takes them in. Two little kids like that really do need a good family and people who will love them. That's all Charles really wants for them. And I can't blame him much after what Albert tells him about the orphanage. It's a good episode, but James and Cassandra didn't change the show for the better!

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