Tommy's new girlfriend's interest in Walker history bothers the family.
Ricky promises to come through with a date for Derek to take to a big dance, but when the "available" girls are suddenly "unavailable," Ricky's forced into taking drastic action to make good on his word - by posing as the girl of Derek's dreams.
After not finding a date for Derek to take to the big dance, Ricky poses as the girl of Derek's dreams.
Aging circus daredevil Gambini the Great has a hypnotic effect on the children of Walnut Grove, especially Albert and Willie. A tragedy during one of Gambini's stunts will provide a chilling lesson in hero worship.
When Cindy is introduced to the book The Fastidious Wife, she follows its instruction exactly and almost goes into premature labor due to exhaustion.
Encouraged with his dreams of flying, Jim-Bob finds himself in love with a young married woman whose husband is overseas as a pilot in the air corps.
Home on leave from his ship in the South Pacific, Ashley Longworth, Jr. asks Erin to marry him immediately. Erin is thrilled, but begins to have doubts when Ashley tells her he has vowed never to enter a church again.
John and Olivia must make a decision about publishing a manuscript John-Boy wrote while overseas. Jeffrey becomes very attached to the dog, Reckless, which is suffering from old age.
Olivia seeks help from the Pickett defense plant for a day nursery for the children of the defense workers but encounters much difficulty. When Corabeth discovers a perfumed handkerchief in her husband's pocket, she suspects the worst of Ike.
Olivia's cousin Rose arrives for a visit, bringing her two grandchildren--and problems--with her. Ike and Jim Bob build a huge air raid siren.
Kezia, an eccentric lady, lives happily in her house outside of Walnut Grove, but when she neglects to pay her taxes, the property is put up for auction.
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