Little House on the Prairie/Mortal Mission

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Mortal Mission
Season 5, Episode 23
Airdate March 12, 1979
Production Number 5023
Written by John T. Dugan
Directed by William F. Claxton
Produced by William F. Claxton
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Mortal Mission is the twenty-third episode of the fifth season of Little House on the Prairie, and the one hundred thirteenth episode overall.

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

Richard Bull (Nels Oleson), Katherine MacGregor (Harriet Oleson), Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson), Jonathan Gilbert (Willie Oleson), Merlin Olsen (Jonathan Garvey), Hersha Parady (Alice Garvey), Patrick Laborteaux (Andy Garvey), Matthew Labyorteaux (Albert Quinn Ingalls), Linwood Boomer (Adam Kendall), Kevin Hagen (Dr. Hiram Baker)

Guest Stars: Matt Clark (Seth Berwick), Jerry Hardin (Hank Slade), Ketty Lester (Hester-Sue Terhune)

Co-Starring: Charles Parks (Virgil Fenton), Peter Kilman (Garth Fenton), Carolyn Conwell (Bess Slade), Bradley Greene (Nate Berwick)

Featuring: Dan Priest (Stationmaster), Richard Lockmiller (Rawlings), David Rode (Ethan Slade), Vince Tortell (Thomas) Ruth Foster (Melinda Foster)

Uncredited: Wendi & Brenda Turnbaugh (Grace Ingalls)


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