"The Angry Heart"
Season 6, Episode 13
#127 overall in Series
Series: Little House on the Prairie
Network/Country: NBC
Original air date December 17, 1979
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Written by Del Reisman
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest starring: Timothy Wead, Susan French, Malcolm Atterbury
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Previous episode:
Crossed Connections
Next episode:
The Werewolf of Walnut Grove

17 year old Tod Dortmunder is sent to Walnut Grove by his mother. He is to live with his grandparents, who delight in taking him in. But Tod becomes violent and ends up hitting his grandfather.

After a picnic at the Ingalls, Charles' watch goes missing, and it is found out that Tod has stolen it. The grandparents don't know what to do and turn to Charles for help. Charles gets the boy to work for him to pay off the debt, and as the boy is about to leave, Charles gives him a blue shirt as a present, and the boy's reason for his violence is revealed.


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