Episode: 025 | Aired: September 10, 1975
Financial hardship hits the Ingalls after the mill is forced to close and Charles doesn't get his expected pay. While Charles is forced to take multiple jobs and his family pitches in to contribute, Nels admires Charles for having a supportive family.
Episode: 026 | Aired: September 17, 1975
Mary gets new glasses to help her do better in school. Her love for the glasses turns into hate once her classmates begin to humiliate her. Only Miss Beadle can convince her to appreciate the glasses.
Episode: 027 | Aired: September 24, 1975
Laura befriends Ebenezer, the new miserly banker in town. Once he discovers she's the daughter of Charles, Ebenezer thinks she was sent to trick him into giving her father a loan.
Episode: 028 | Aired: October 01, 1975
Walnut Grove's baseball team is sure to win the big game with Mr. Mumford pitching. But when his wife discovers the townspeople betting on the game, she insists her husband not play. Caroline tries to change her mind so people won't lose their money.
Episode: 029 | Aired: October 08, 1975
On a dare from Nellie, Laura ventures into a haunted house - only to discover a nice old man waiting for his dead wife to return.
Episode: 030 | Aired: October 29, 1975
Laura and Grace Snider scheme to get their crushes to ask them to the Spring Dance.
Episode: 031 | Aired: November 05, 1975
Dying widow Julia Sanderson asks Charles to help her find a home for her three children.
Episode: 032 | Aired: November 12, 1975
Charles struggles to find a home for Julia Sanderson's three orphaned children. Reluctantly, he decides to separate them to different families. Mr. Edwards, who has been helping Grace Snider take care of the children in the interim, doesn't want the children to suffer from being separated and realizes he doesn't want to be alone any longer....he asks Grace to marry him and they adopt all three children.
Episode: 033 | Aired: November 19, 1975
Mrs. Oleson, worried that the Ingalls children will beat Nellie and Willie in a leaf-gathering project for school, decides that she and her children will accompany the Ingalls on a campout. The Olesons do not take easily to roughing it.
Episode: 034 | Aired: December 10, 1975
Laura and her friend think theyve discovered gold in a stream. Laura imagines all the things shell be able to do for her family with her wealth. But dreams turn to disappointment when they try to cash in.
Episode: 035 | Aired: December 17, 1975
Mary and her classmates raise money to buy a birthday gift for Reverend Alden. But instead of purchasing the gift, Laura and Mary decide to use the money to invest in another item that's sure to bring more money. To their great dismay, the plan doesn't work.
Episode: 036 | Aired: January 07, 1976
Mr. Edwards tries to encourage his adopted son John to develop a greater interest in hunting. But John is more of a poet and a dreamer than a hunter, and writes Mr. Edwards a letter to explain his feelings. When Mr. Edwards does not respond, John thinks Mr. Edwards doesnt love him. The confusion between the two turns dangerous on a hunting trip.
Episode: 037 | Aired: January 14, 1976
Laura and Nellie compete for the affections of Jason, a new boy in school. Nellie pulls the Walnut Grove version of the three-way calling trick on Laura when she encourages her to talk about her feelings for Jason while Willie records them. Why is Nellie SO MEAN?!
Episode: 038 | Aired: January 28, 1976
Mary has the opportunity to compete in a state math contest but is disappointed when she discovers her family does not have the money to send her. The town council decides to pay all of these costs, since Mary would be representing Walnut Grove.
Episode: 039 | Aired: February 04, 1976
While Charles and the girls are away on a trip, Caroline is injured by a rusty nail. She becomes critically ill and must find a way to treat the infection on her own.
Episode: 040 | Aired: February 11, 1976
Laura, Mary and Mr. Edwardss adopted son, Carl, go along with Charles and Mr. Edwards to a train station, where they find themselves in danger when they wander into a train caboose.
Episode: 041 | Aired: February 25, 1976
Ms. Beadle has trouble maintaining order in the classroom when the older students return to school after harvest. The school board hires a new teacher, Hannibal Applewood, to deal with the problem. Laura quickly becomes the target of his nasty temper.
Episode: 042 | Aired: March 03, 1976
Road trip! Charles and Mr. Edwards get a job delivering explosives along with two other men, Murphy and Henry Hill. While they dont have to deal with any GoodFellas, they do have to cope with road obstructions, bandits, animosity between Murphy (who is white) and Henry (who is black), and the possibility of getting blown up by nitroglycerin.
Episode: 043 | Aired: March 10, 1976
Charles takes a job working for the lovely young widow Thurman in exchange for an expensive set of china for Caroline. To surprise Caroline with the gift, he tells a few white lies. Caroline assumes the worst.
Episode: 044 | Aired: March 17, 1976
The Independence Day celebration is threatened when a property tax increase causes turmoil in Walnut Grove. Yuri, a recent Russian immigrant, loses his property but is still happy to be in America.
Episode: 045 | Aired: March 24, 1976
Its a bittersweet homecoming when a soldier returns from the Civil War haunted, broken and addicted to morphine.
Episode: 046 | Aired: March 31, 1976
Distraught after his crops are ruined by a tornado, Charles decides to move his family back to the Big Woods of Wisconsin.