Season 2

The Richest Man in Walnut Grove



Synopsis:
When Hanson has to close down the mill, Charles is not able to pay the money he owes to the mercantile. But the family decides to all help out.
Carrie moments:
Most of the scenes with Carrie in this episode show that she is starting to become a big girl:
- Carrie helps Pa milk the cow, and proudly carries the milk back to the house, and tells the others what she’s done. However she does not want Laura to teach her how to clean the chicken coop.
- When riding in the wagon Carrie is now usually sitting between Ma and Pa instead of on Ma’s lap.
- Carrie is helping out on the farm: she works really hard trying to remove some weeds - she finally succeeds but ends up falling backwards on the grass - but is still smiling! Later she is helping them with the rocks.


Four Eyes


Synopsis:
Mary starts having trouble in school, and Miss Beadle says she might have to repeat a year. But then Pa notices she has trouble seeing, and he takes her to an eye doctor to get glasses.
Carrie moments:
- When Pa says it’s report card day, Carrie says she didn’t get one (since she’s not in school yet).
- Carrie is helping Ma feed the chickens.

Haunted House


Synopsis:
When Laura, on a dare, goes into a house where Mr. Pike - who Mrs. Oleson says is a maniac - lives, she becomes friends with him. He turns out to be a grumpy but kind and sad old man.
Carrie moments:
- Carrie is drawing a picture of Jack.

In the Big Inning


Synopsis:
Walnut Grove is getting ready for another baseball game against Sleepy Eye, and they fear they will loose, as usual. But then they discover a new pitcher.
Carrie moments:
- Carrie asks Pa if she can play baseball too, but as usual she’s told she has to wait until she’s a little bigger. However, Carrie is not discouraged that easily, so she goes after Pa and Laura insisting that “Carrie play baseball too!”
- Looks like Carrie got a new toy! Look at that beautiful horse and wagon she’s playing with at the table.
- Keep your eyes on Carrie during the baseball game. At first she’s sitting between Ma and Mrs. Oleson, but then you can see Carrie and Ma talking, and Carrie goes off to join Mary and Laura. But the next second Carrie is sitting between Ma and Mrs Oleson again, only to a little later be with Mary and Laura again. This happens several times, and at least one time Carrie just disappears.
- When first Laura, and then Mary, calls “Strike him out”, Carrie does too.
- At the end of the game Caroline is holding Carrie’s hand when the commotion starts. Then Caroline leaves her to go to Charles, and later it looks like Mrs. Foster has picked up Carrie, and brings her over to Charles.

The Camp-Out


Synopsis:
The Ingalls family are going on a camping trip, which will also give Mary and Laura the chance to find leaves for a school project. When Mrs. Oleson hears about that, she decides her family is going camping to - with the Ingalls family!
Carrie moments:
- Carrie gets candy from Mr. Oleson at the mercantile.
- An advantage with being the youngest - while the others have to walk, Carrie gets to sit on Pa’s shoulder.
- Carrie is playing with some really big pinecones. Later she’s playing with Laura and Jack.
- Watch Carrie’s expression when Mary is helping Willie put on that lotion for poison ivy.

The Spring Dance


Synopsis:
Laura can’t get Henry to ask her to the spring dance, and widow Snider is having the same problem with Mr. Edwards. They both decide to take Caroline’s advice, and make the “men” jealous…
Carrie moments:
- Carrie and Mary decide to beat the others home, and take off running.
- At the party Carrie is dancing with a little blond boy (played by brother Clay) (Laura reveals earlier in the episode that she taught Carrie how to dance).

Remember Me (2 parts)


Synopsis:
When widow Sanderson finds out she is dying, she realises she must find a new home for her children John jr, Carl and Alicia. But she makes Charles promise her to find them a home, if she is not able to find one before she dies.
Carrie moments:
- When walking to town with her sisters, the Sandersons and widow Snider, Carrie is told to wait for Ma, while all the others children go off to school.
- Carrie seems to be getting along great with Alicia - look at how much fun they are having together, when everyone is playing at the picnic!
- Carrie is happily announcing that she’s going to play “dollies” with Alicia, to first Pa and later Mr. Edwards.

Ebenezer Sprague


Synopsis:
Walnut Grove gets a bank - and an unfriendly banker named Mr. Sprague. But Laura, not knowing who he is, becomes friends with him.
Carrie moments:
- Carrie is helping Ma with the yarn - and it looks like she’s getting rather bored with it! Just like any kid would after a while.
- At the end, Carrie is sitting in Mr. Sprague’s lap.

At the End of the Rainbow


Synopsis:
Laura and her friend Jonas discover gold in the creek! But they decide to keep it a secret until they have gotten all the gold out of the creek.
Carrie moments:
- Carrie is watching Ma peel peaches. Maybe she’s hoping for a taste?
- Looks like Carrie is fixing her doll’s hair, while she’s sitting in Ma’s lap in the rocking chair.
- In Laura’s dream of being rich, Carrie is wearing a beautiful white dress, and has her hair curled.

The Gift


Synopsis:
The Sunday-School children have collected money to buy Reverend Alden a birthday present - a new bible. But Laura doesn’t think the one they can afford is special enough, and convinces Mary to spend the money on medicine that they will sell in order to make more money.
Carrie moments:
- Episode does not contain many scenes with Carrie…

His Father's Son


Synopsis:
Mr. Edwards is worried that John Jr is only interested in reading, and wants John Jr to be more like him. So he decides to give him an expensive rifle for his birthday, but John Jr is not interested in hunting, and could never kill an animal.
Carrie moments:
- Episode does not contain many scenes with Carrie…

The Talking Machine


Synopsis:
Laura’s got her eye on Jason, and helps him with his experiments. But Nellie also likes him, and does her best to steal him away from Laura.
Carrie moments:
- Episode does not contain many scenes with Carrie…

The Pride of Walnut Grove



Synopsis:
Mary gets the highest grade in the whole district on a mathematics test, and is going to Minneapolis to take another test. But when Charles says he can’t afford to send her, the town decides to sponsor her.
Carrie moments:
- When Laura goes to sit by the fireplace, Carrie follows her and sits down, in the exact same style.
- Laura is taking care of Carrie, and just like with Mr. Edwards Carrie proves to sometimes be a handful for Laura. While being an angel when Laura reads her a bedtime story (it‘s easy to see how great these girls get along - they really do seem like sisters), Carrie runs of when Laura tries to dress her in the morning, and later plays with the eggs and manages to break a lot of them!

A Matter of Faith



Synopsis:
The family has planned a trip to a pig farm, but Caroline decides to stay home alone to do some baking for a church bazaar. But a small scratch on her leg, becomes more and more infected…
Carrie moments:
- Carrie breaks a jar of jam, and says Jack made her spill it.
- Carrie is hurrying outside to get aboard the “Ingalls train”.
- She doesn’t look too happy to be eating outside in the rain - but who would?
- Carrie seems to be having a great time at the pig farm, and says she wants to take the piglet home with her. When told she can’t do that, she asks what will happen to him when he has grown up. Luckily the pig farmer is able to tell her a nice “story” about what will happen.
- Carrie is happily playing with her Pa and sisters.
- When Charles leaves the girls with the Reverend and Mrs. Foster, the Reverend picks her up. Later at home, Carrie has fallen asleep in his lap.

The Runaway Caboose

Synopsis:
When Charles and Mr. Edwards go on a trip to Springfield Mary, Laura and Carl decides to go with them, to learn all about trains.
Carrie moments:
- EPISODE WITHOUT CARRIE

Troublemaker


Synopsis:
Worried that Miss Beadle will not be able to cope when the harvest is over and the older boys come to school they decide to bring in a new teacher. Mr Applewood turns out to be very strict, and right from the start he decides that Laura is a troublemaker.
Carrie moments:
- Carrie is helping Ma with the dishes - look how proud she looks!

The Long Road Home


Synopsis:
When Charles and Mr. Edwards find out they won’t be able to get much money for their crops, they decide to take a dangerous freight job.
Carrie moments:
- The girls have made Ma a birthday cake - and it looks like Carrie has tasted the frosting!

For My Lady


Synopsis:
Charles make a deal with the widow Thurmond: he will re-do the woodwork on one of her doors as a trade for her old, but still beautiful, set of dishes. But Charles decides to keep it a secret, and soon both Caroline and the girls are getting suspicious - as is Mrs Oleson.
Carrie moments:
- Carrie says she likes icicles.
- When Ma and Carrie meet Mr. Hanson he picks her up right away, and asks how she is.
- Carrie is setting the table - all by herself.
- While Ma is showing the girls her new blouse, Carrie climbs up a few steps on the ladder.

Centennial


Synopsis:
The people of Walnut Grove are looking forward to the Centennial - a celebration of the 100th birthday of the United States of America. But when everyone gets letters about increased taxes they are no longer in any mood to be celebrating their country.
Carrie moments:
- Carrie is sitting by the fireplace, playing with her doll.
- She’s excitedly watching the fireworks at the Centennial.

Soldier's Return


Synopsis:
Mrs. Whipple’s son Granville returns home after 12 years. But he’s plagued by nightmares and a morphine addiction.
Carrie moments:
- Laura is putting Carrie to bed, we never see Carrie.
- When Pa and Granville are playing to the Ingalls family and Mrs Whipple, Carrie first looks a little sad, but soon she’s smiling, clapping along to the music.
- Carrie is sitting on the ladder, playing with her doll, but comes up to the table to look at Mary’s instrument, just like the others. Then she leaves with Laura.

Going Home


Synopsis:
When the crop is ruined by a tornado, Charles decides it’s time for them to leave Walnut Grove and go back home to the Big Woods - even though Caroline and girls want to stay.
Carrie moments:
- Caroline - and then Charles - carries Carrie to the side house, when the tornado comes.
- Carrie is crying at the sight of the dead calf.



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