Original air date: 10/11/1982 Runtime: 48:21 min. Harriet comes across a bearer's bond that apparently requires everyone in town to pay her $10,000 each. She makes it clear that she isn't going to take their money from them, but she has always dreamed of turning Walnut Grove into "Olesonville."
Original air date: 10/18/1982 Runtime: 48:19 min. A man named Mr. Stark learns that because of his family's debt, they will be evicted from their home. Personal issues with his wife and daughter push him over the edge, so he shoots them both and takes off. The men of Walnut Grove try to track him down.
Original air date: 10/25/1982 Runtime: 48:18 min. Lou becomes the single father of a baby girl when his wife dies in childbirth. He abandons his job and looks for something that would allow his daughter to live normally. Lou ends up in Walnut Grove and forms a friendship with John Carter.
Original air date: 11/01/1982 Runtime: 48:18 min. A traveling side-show features the "Wild Boy of the North" as its main attraction. No older than about nine years old, the child escapes and seeks shelter with the Wilders. With Doc Baker help, they find some unsettling truths about this "wild boy."
Original air date: 11/15/1982 Runtime: 48:22 min. The Olesons are thrilled to learn that Nellie is returning home for a visit, but Nancy is not pleased. Tension flies as Nellie receives attention from everyone in town, and despite Nellie's efforts, Nancy refuses to build any relationship with.
Original air date: 11/22/1982 Runtime: 48:17 min. Having a railroad built to pass directly through Walnut Grove sounds like a wonderful idea for many town residents, but many are concerned that it would destroy their quiet, simplistic lifestyle, and when they decide to fight it, lives are threatened.
Original air date: 01/03/1983 Runtime: 48:21 min. Dr. Marvin Haynes has been practicing in Walnut Grove, but his failing eyesight prevents him from renewing his license. Meanwhile, Jenny Wilder suffers physical and speech impairments and Marvin reclaims his sense of self-worth by helping her recover.
Original air date: 01/10/1983 Runtime: 48:19 min. Sarah Carter's estranged father Elliot shows up unexpectedly with painful news. As the man plans an extended visit and causes trouble throughout town, it becomes evident why he was separated from his daughter's family for so many years.
Original air date: 01/17/1983 Runtime: 48:19 min. The Older Brothers is a gang that used to have a notorious reputation. First they hold up Mr. Edwards but end up losing the money. When they realize that there is a reward being offered for their capture, they turn themselves in for the money.
Original air date: 01/24/1983 Runtime: 48:19 min. After substituting for Etta Plum at Walnut Grove's school, Laura realizes that being a housewife is not enough for her restless spirit. She begins writing a book of anecdotes about her life on the prairie, and has a real chance at getting it published.
Original air date: 02/07/1983 Runtime: 95:04 min. Charles is forced to address Albert's recent criminal behavior. But Albert's issues run deep. A shipment of morphine goes missing from Doc Baker's office, and all evidence points to Albert, forcing Charles to accept the real truth about him.
Original air date: 02/14/1983 Runtime: 48:19 min. With the birth of a baby boy, Laura and Almanzo's family is now complete. However, when the infant dies, a distraught Laura blames Doc Baker. Quickly alienated by the entire Walnut Grove community, his tainted reputation forces him to consider moving.
Original air date: 02/21/1983 Runtime: 48:21 min. When young Jason Carter accepts his first job as an assistant, he just wants to earn some money and buy his mother a birthday gift. However, as Jason spends more time with Ruthy Leland, he learns the incredible power of friendship, and painful lessons.
Original air date: 03/07/1983 Runtime: 48:23 min. On his way back from Sleepy Eye, Isaiah Edwards meets up with a dying old man, whose last request is for Isaiah to take care of his 3-year-old Blanche. It isn't until later that Isaiah realizes that this "little girl" is actually an orangutan!
Original air date: 03/14/1983 Runtime: 48:22 min. Laura receives an unexpected inheritance, which promises huge changes for the Wilder family. Willie is finally ready to graduate and propose to his girlfriend, if only he can find the courage to tell his parents that he doesn't wish to attend college.
Original air date: 03/21/1983 Runtime: 48:21 min. Mr. Montague, a renowned author who is undergoing research for his next book, moves in with Laura and Almanzo. Meanwhile, Mr. Edwards faces a moral dilemma when Philip Rogers - the biological father of his recently adopted son Matthew - shows up.