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Seventh Season (1980-1981)

128. Laura Ingalls Wilder [2 parts]
129. A New Beginning
130. Fight, Team, Fight
131. The Silent Cry
132. Portrait of Love
133. Divorce, Walnut Grove Style
134. Dearest Albert, I'll Miss You
135. The In-Laws
136. To See the Light [2 parts]
137. Oleson versus Oleson
138. Come, Let Us Reason Together
139. The Nephews
140. Make a Joyful Noise
141. Goodbye, Mrs. Wilder
142. Sylvia [2 parts]
143. Blind Justice
144. I Do, Again
145. The Lost Ones [2 parts]

128. Laura Ingalls Wilder [2 parts] 09/22/80, 09/29/80
Almanzo purchases some land and hires Harv, a friend of his, to help him in the field. Almanzo soon learns that he was tricked into buying the land. He is unable to get any justice. This causes Almanzo to call off the wedding until he gets back on his feet. Laura gets a teaching position, but Almanzo doesn't want her to work. Laura decides to take the position anyway. Eliza Jane falls in love with Harv, but is afraid to tell him how she feels. Eliza Jane is devastated when she finds out Harv has somebody else in his life. Since Eliza Jane doesn't want to see Almanzo and Laura break up, she decides to leave and tells Almanzo to chase after Laura to tell her that she could teach in Walnut Grove. Laura and Almanzo then get married at the blind school.

129. A New Beginning 10/06/80
The Garveys move to Sleepy Eye to run a business. After being robbed several times, Jonathan decides to become a deputy sheriff to clean up the town of crime. When Jonathan catches a teen gang leader, Andy gets beaten up.

130. Fight, Team, Fight 10/13/80
A former football star moves back to Walnut Grove. He agrees to become coach of the football team. His goal is to win at all costs. This kind of thinking puts Albert in great danger. Towards the end of the show the football coach starts to realize that winning isn't everything.

131. The Silent Cry 10/20/80
Houston, an old man, takes care of two runaway orphans. The orphans were running away because the orphanage wants to separate them. Houston talks to the adopting parents and convinces them to take both of the kids.

132. Portrait Of Love 10/27/80
A blind person has a talent for painting. Her work is so good, it soon gets publicized. The person's biological mother comes and tries to make up for what happened in the past. Only after the blind person learns that her mother abandoned here so that she could have a better life did she agree to see her mother.

133. Divorce, Walnut Grove Style 11/10/80
A friend of Laura begins liking Almanzo. Laura begins suspecting the worse. She goes so far as leaving him when she suspects he is having an affair. Laura later learns that Almanzo can love no one but her.

134. Dearest Albert, I'll Miss You 11/17/80
Albert begins writing more frequently to a pen pal of his. He tries to impress the girl he is writing to. The girl also does the same thing. Albert falls in love with her and goes to see her one time. This girl is very reluctant. Albert thinks that she doesn't like him until he sees her in a wheelchair. Both of them promise to continue writing to each other, but this time they would only tell the truth in their writings.

135. The In-Laws 11/24/80
Almanzo and Mr. Ingalls expand their business by delivery goods to Sleepy Eye. Both of them believe they know the quickest way to get there. They even place a bet...Whoever got to Sleepy Eye first before 1 o'clock had to cook the other family dinner. Both of them experience problems almost right from the start. Both of them end up making it there after the designated time. The husbands are forced to cook their wives dinner, but that doesn't go so well either.

136. To See The Light [2 parts] 12/01/80, 12/08/80
Adams gets knocked unconscious by an explosion. He wakes up being very excited. He is able to see again. Adam begins studying to become a lawyer. Mary starts to feel that she is losing her husband. When Adam goes to Minneapolis to take his entrance exam, he is held up and beaten. When he wakes up, he realizes he has missed to exam. Mary talks to the proctor and convinces him to allow Adam to retake the exam. Adam does so well on the exam that he gets a big scholarship to go to law school.

137. Oleson Versus Oleson 01/05/81
A town referendum comes up on giving fair property rights to married women. Mrs. Ingalls is in favor of it, but her husband strongly opposes it. She believes in it so strongly that she gets the other women to join up with her and leave their husbands. All of the women do it, but Laura is one of the most reluctant ones. The husbands soon find out that they need their better half. They vote the referendum through.

138. Come, Let Us Reason Together 01/12/81
Percival's parents decide to pay a visit. Mrs. Oleson and Mr. Percival don't hit it off so well. Mrs. Oleson is strongly against Mr. Percival's idea of raising Nellie's child as a Jew. An agreement is finally reached between the two. A girl would be Christian and a boy would be Jewish. Nellie ends up having twins, a boy and a girl.

139. The Nephews 01/19/81
Almanzo's brother, Royal, leaves his two kids with the Wilders while he and his wife are on vacation. Laura and Almanzo have their hands full taking care of these boys.

140. Make A Joyful Noise 01/26/81
Joe Kagan moves to Sleepy Eye to help at the blind school. He begins to fall in love with Hester Sue. However, she is planning to marry someone that has a more promising future. One day Hester Sue hears Joe comforting one of the blind students. Hearing this makes her decide not to marry the other person.

141. Goodbye Mrs. Wilder 02/02/81
Mrs. Oleson wants Laura to add several courses to her school curriculum, including art appreciation and French. Since Laura believes that the kids don't need to know these subjects, she quits. Mrs. Oleson is the person who takes over as teacher. The school board finally tells Mrs. Oleson that a rural farming community does not need to teach these subjects. After this, Laura gets her old job back.

142. Sylvia [2 parts] 02/09/81, 02/16/81
Albert falls in love with a schoolgirl, Sylvia. Her father disapproves of her seeing anyone. Albert and Sylvia secretly see each other. After Sylvia gets raped by someone, her father tells her to keep it a secret. Albert gets heartbroken when he finds out that Sylvia is pregnant. Soon, he talks to Sylvia and learns the truth about the pregnancy. Sylvia's father soon decides to move away from Walnut Grove. Albert helps Sylvia to run away so she wouldn't have to leave. When Albert goes to pick up some things for Sylvia, he unknowingly tells the rapist where Sylvia was. The rapist goes after her. The rapist is shot, but not before Sylvia is badly hurt.

143. Blind Justice 02/23/81
Adam and Mary move back to Walnut Grove so that Adam can start a law practice there. Adam's first case involves a person who has been swindling people in Walnut Grove. Adam believes the person is innocent until he finds out the truth. Adam convinces the jury to have pity on this man who was just trying to help out his family before he dies.

144. I Do, Again 03/02/81
Caroline believes she is going to have another child. She is crushed when Doc Baker tells her that she will never have any more children. To cheer his wife up, Mr. Ingalls takes her back to her hometown for a vacation. While they are in town, both of them renew their wedding vows.

145. The Lost Ones [2 parts] 05/04/81, 05/11/81
Charles and Albert travel with the Cooper family while on a delivery. A serious accident occurs while the Coopers are going down a steep hill. The Cooper parents are killed. Charles tries to find Cassandra and James a new home. When he can't find anyone to take them both in, he feels he has to send them to an orphanage. After thinking about this idea some more, Charles decides to take care of the kids himself for a short period. Reverend Alden eventually finds someone to take in the kids. However, this family just wants them to work. When Cassandra and James run away, their adoptive father doesn't even go to look for them. When Charles finds the kids, he tells them that he will adopt them if they could stand the house being more crowded. They happily agree to stay with the Ingalls.

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