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Season 10, Episode 3 - Aired 02/06/1984
When Charles receives a 4-week paid vacation from his employer, he and Caroline decide to leave the younger children with an aunt and travel back to their beloved Walnut Grove for a visit. They are both delighted to reunite with Laura, her family and their friends, and they even get an opportunity to stay in their old house while John and Sarah Carter are out of town. Unfortunately, what begins as a joyously nostalgic trip down memory lane becomes an unimaginable battle when the Walnut Grove community learns that another man has legal ownership of the land. The coldhearted Mr. Lassiter is willing to let the current residents keep their homes and jobs, but only if they agree to work under his control--a compromise that nobody is about to accept. Armed with rifles, anger, and unprecedented determination, the townspeople take the fight as far as they can, but when Mr. Lassiter uses his upper hand in the matter to force them all out, they reach a unanimous, yet devastating solution to even the score.
Season 10, Episode 2 - Aired 12/17/1983
A trip to Mankato for some Christmas shopping flares into a nightmare when Laura and Almanzo's 2-year-old daughter Rose is kidnapped by Elsa Norris, an emotionally unstable young woman who is grieving the loss of her baby. Elsa brings the little girl home to her husband, and they care for her as their own. Laura, Almanzo, and Mr. Edwards search frantically for Rose and, along the way, are joined by young Samuel, an orphaned runaway who is searching for a family to call his own. Back in Walnut Grove, with his wife away for the time being, Nels jumps at the opportunity to teach his greedy daughter Nancy some important lessons about the true meaning of the season. Jason Carter will stop at nothing to afford a Christmas present for his mother, and John and Sarah do their best to make the holiday special for their boys, who may not have much to open on Christmas morning this year. Lastly, Mr. Montague--who is initially disgusted by the commercialism of Christmas--comes through for his friends when they need it most.
Season 10, Episode 1 - Aired 12/12/1983
Charles is making a business trip from his hometown of Burr Oak, Iowa to Minnesota, and since he will be passing through Walnut Grove, he invites Albert to join him. Father and son pay a visit to college-bound Albert's ideal school for becoming a doctor, and although the tuition is high, it appears that Albert has a chance at a full scholarship. Later, while revisiting the hometown in which he grew up, Albert--who loves being back in his beloved childhood town--takes an interest in a beautiful girl named Michelle. Little Jason Carter longs to lock lips with classmate Amy Bryant, and the town faces crop-related financial issues, prompting Charles to offer his help. Through all the good and the bad, it all gets thrown into perspective when Albert, who has been fatigued and having frequent nosebleeds, visits a specialist and receives some absolutely devastating news that can either make or break the Walnut Grove community as it is known.