Little House on the Prairie

10 Best Episodes of Little House on the Prairie - Season 4

Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 26, 2023.

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Little House on the Prairie - S4E13

#15 - Freedom Flight (Season 4 - Episode 13)

An Indian boy comes to Walnut Grove trying to get help for his sick father. The people of Walnut Grove become very hostile toward the Indians. Thanks to Mr. Ingalls' help the Indians are able to escape.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 39 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S4E10

#14 - The Fighter (Season 4 - Episode 10)


People in Walnut Grove are betting on a big boxing match in town. Mr. Ingalls does not know that he will be fighting an extremely sick person. That's why Charles is surprised in the ring when he is able to defeat his opponent so quickly. After his opponent collapses, he is brought to Doc Baker. Doc Baker is able to save him but warns him that he needs to stop fighting.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 35 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S4E18

#13 - The Inheritance (Season 4 - Episode 18)

When Charles learns that he's inherited the estate of a wealthy uncle, the Ingalls family find themselves on the brink of a new way of life.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 45 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S4E6

#12 - The Creeper of Walnut Grove (Season 4 - Episode 6)


Things are being stolen in Walnut Grove. Laura and Andy try to figure out who's the crook. They end up getting a lot of people mad at them, including Mr. Ingalls, especially after his hair turns green.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 49 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S4E8

#11 - The Aftermath (Season 4 - Episode 8)

Jesse and Frank James hide out in Walnut Grove. The people of Walnut Grove find out who they really are when bounty hunters come looking for them.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 42 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S4E1

#10 - Castoffs (Season 4 - Episode 1)


When Laura's dog, Jack, dies, her Pa gives her a new dog, Bandit, after the dog follows him home. Although the dog seems very friendly to Laura, Laura doesn't want it. When Laura later visits Aunt Kezia, a lonely women, she realizes that she really loves Bandit.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 64 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S4E5

#9 - The Wolves (Season 4 - Episode 5)

Charles and Caroline go away and leave Mary in charge. Laura and Andy find some baby wolves.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 49 votes.

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#8 - Times Of Change (Season 4 - Episode 2)


After going to Chicago for the first time, Charles and Mary are very disappointed in what life in the city is really like.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 65 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S4E7

#7 - To Run And Hide (Season 4 - Episode 7)

When Doc Baker is unable to save a patient of his, he believes that he is unhappy being a doctor. He finds a new doctor for the town. Doc Baker stays on when he realizes that the new doctor really doesn't care about his patients.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 43 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S4E19

#6 - The Stranger (Season 4 - Episode 19)


Nels' brother sends his 12-year-old son to Walnut Grove after repeated conflicts at home and school. When Mrs. Oleson interferes in her husband's plans to rehabilitate his nephew, Nels asks Charles to step in and teach the boy some values.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 49 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S4E22

#5 - I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away (2) (Season 4 - Episode 22)

Charles and Caroline sign Mary up for the blind school in Iowa. At first, Mary is very reluctant to learn anything at the school. However, after being with her teacher, Adam Kendall, for a while, she turns her outlook on life around. Mary is such a great student that Adam asks her to help her teach at a blind school with him.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 30 votes.

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#4 - A Most Precious Gift (Season 4 - Episode 20)


Charles and Caroline are going to have another baby. Caroline constantly refers to the baby as he. Caroline delivers the baby sooner than expected causing Charles to be the doctor. The baby ends up being a girl, Grace.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 47 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S4E17

#3 - Be My Friend (Season 4 - Episode 17)

When Laura is playing along a creek, she finds a bottle with a note in it. The note read, "Be my friend." Laura convinces Pa to help her look for the person who sent the note. They end up finding a baby. Charles then searches for the parents of the child. The baby belongs to teen parents. The reason the mother left the baby for the Ingalls to find was because her dad was opposed to her being with the guy she conceived the child with. The young parents take the baby and try things again.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 38 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S4E21

#2 - I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away (1) (Season 4 - Episode 21)


Mary falls in love with Seth. When Mary's eyesight starts to get worse, Charles takes her to a specialist. He is devastated when the specialist tells him that Mary will lose her sight. Charles is unable to tell Mary for a while that she is going blind. When Mary does go blind, the whole family suffers.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 50 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S4E4

#1 - The Handyman (Season 4 - Episode 4)

Charles must take a delivery to Mankato immediately and is unable to finish the addition to his house. Caroline hires a handsome man, Chris, to finish the house. Mary suspects that her Ma and Chris are falling in love.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 52 votes.

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