Little House on the Prairie/I'll Be Waving as You Drive Away (1)

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I'll Be Waving as You Drive Away (1)
Season 4, Episode 21
Airdate March 6, 1978
Production Number 4021
Written by Carole Raschella and
Michael Raschella
Directed by William F. Claxton
Produced by William F. Claxton
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I'll Be Waving as You Drive Away (2)
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I'll Be Waving as You Drive Away (1) is the twenty-first episode of the fourth season of Little House on the Prairie, and the eighty-ninth episode overall.

Starring: Michael Landon (Charles Ingalls), Karen Grassle (Caroline Ingalls), Melissa Gilbert (Laura Ingalls), Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary Ingalls), Lindsay Sidney Greenbush (Carrie Ingalls)

The Town: Dabbs Greer (Reverend Robert Alden), Kevin Hagen (Dr. Hiram Baker), Katherine MacGregor (Harriet Oleson), Karl Swenson (Lars Hanson)

Guest Stars: Ford Rainey (Dr. Burke), Merlin Olsen (Jonathan Garvey)

Co-Starring: Robert Kenneally (Seth Barton)

Featuring: Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson), Jonathan Gilbert (Willie Oleson), Patrick Laborteaux (Andy Garvey), Hersha Parady (Alice Garvey), Peter Haas (Paul), Jennifer Factor (Jenny)

Uncredited: Wendi & Brenda Turnbaugh (Grace Ingalls), Jeffrey the Dog (Bandit)


Plot Overview

When Mary visits the eye doctor, Charles is told by the doctor that due to the nerve damage in her eyes, Mary will go blind, but Charles doesn't tell her right away and a few days later, Mary wakes up and discovers that she is completely blind.


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