9. Little House on the Prairie: “The Last Farewell”
WTF? Walnut Groves explodes.
For over 10 years, the world watched as the Ingalls family tackled farm life in the late 1800s on Little House on the Prairie.
Ruined crops, Typhus and the Lake Kezia “monster” are just some of the dangers that faced Charles Ingalls and family during their 184 episodes on the air. Although, nothing would prepare the Ingalls for what awaited Walnut Grove in the final episode – when the residents decided to blow up the town.
In the series finale of Little House on the Prairie, the residents learn that a railroad tycoon, Nathan Lassiter, held the deed to their beloved township. When Lassiter brings Union soldiers to force the residents from their homes, the town decides to send him a message by setting off explosives in every building and declaring that while he may own the land, he cannot have the town.
As the episode ends, Rev. Alden says, “Did you hear that? Walnut Grove did not die in vain.”
You can watch Walnut Grove’s final moments below.