While out of town to buy horses, Charles Ingalls boards with Brett Harper, a man who is emotionally withdrawn from his unhappy family and trying to lose himself in work and whiskey, blaming himself for the accidental death of his oldest son in a riding accident four years earlier.
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This episode was a near-direct reworking of one from Michael Landon's earlier series, Bonanza, titled "A Dream to Dream" (a line uttered several times over the course of the show). See more
When Leslie reminds Brett about the picnic, a modern light fixture is clearly seen in the ceiling over her left shoulder. In addition, numerous modern electrical outlets are seen as Charles walks through the house. See more
I've never met the man but he has a reputation for fair dealing. That's why I don't trust him.
Well, folks with good reputations can cheat from you a lot easier than folks with bad reputations. You understand?
Sort of, yeah.