Episode Info

The victim of lifelong abuse at the hands of his drunken father, surly 17-year-old Tod Dortmunder (Timothy Wead) comes to live with his grandparents in Walnut Grove. Wasting no time getting into trouble, Tod soon faces a jail term for stealing Charles' watch. Rather than heap more punishment on the battered boy, Charles (Michael Landon) allows Tod to work out his sentence on the Ingalls farm -- where the teenager comes face to face with kindness and affection for the first time in his life.


Sandy Ward
as Bart Slater
Michael Landon
as Charles
Karen Grassle
as Caroline Ingalls
Timothy Wead
as Tod Dortmunder
Sidney Greenbush
as Carrie Ingalls
Merlin Olsen
as Jonathan Garvey
Katherine MacGregor
as Harriet Oleson
Richard Bull
as Nels Oleson
Kevin Hagen
as Dr. Baker
Alison Arngrim
as Nellie Oleson
Jonathan Gilbert
as Willie Oleson
Scottie MacGregor
as Harriet Oleson
Dean Butler
as Almanzo Wilder
Tim Wead
as Tod Dortmunder
Lucy Lee Flippin
as Eliza Jane Wilder
Tod Thompson
as Bartholomew Slater
Matthew Laborteaux
as Albert Quinn Ingalls
Dabbs Greer
as Rev. Alden
Linwood Boomer
as Adam Kendall
Malcolm Atterbury
as Brewster Davenport
Richard Donat
as Joe Dortmunder
Wendi Turnbaugh
as Grace Ingalls
Brenda Turnbaugh
as Grace Ingalls
Harry Pugh
as Jenkins
Gene Dynarski
as Jedediah
Susan French
as Virginia Davenport
Todd Thompson
as Bartholomew 'Bart' Slater, Jr.
Mary Hamill
as Edna Dortmunder
Clyde Harper
as Gambler
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