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"The Return of Mr. Edwards"
Season 6, Episode 8
#123 overall in Series
Original air date November 5, 1979
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Written by Arthur Heinemann
Directed by Michael Landon
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"The Halloween Dream"
Next episode:
"The King is Dead"

Mr. Edwards has become very wealthy owning a logging empire. When Alicia brings him lunch, she is nearly crushed by a falling tree. Edwards saves her from certain injury, but his legs are crushed. He soon becomes resigned to life as a cripple, prompting Grace to write to her old friends, the Ingalls, to help.

However, neither Charles nor Laura can seem to get Edwards to snap out of his depression, which is taking its toll on the family. On two occasions, Charles has to stop Edwards from trying to commit suicide. Only when Charles pretends to have been injured in a gun accident does Edwards snap out of his deep depression. It isn't long before Edwards is back to his old, irascible self.

Background Information

Mr Edwards (Victor French) returns once again in an episode of Season 8 called Chicago; and again as a series regular in Season 9.



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Special Guest Star



Mr. Edwards (to Charles): Ya know, I was talking to some fella couple months back...from Alpine, New York. Said they got a new invention's called the e-lectric chair...

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