Sylvia Webb was a character in Little House on the Prairie whom Albert fell in love with. In the two part episode, Sylvia (Part One) and Sylvia (Part Two), Sylvia is raped by an unknown assailant and when she informs her father after the attack, he considers her a disgrace to the family and orders Sylvia not to tell anyone. However, Sylvia becomes pregnant in the attack and an eavesdropping Harriet Oleson spreads the rumor that Albert is the father of the baby.
Sylvia decides to run away after her father tells her they are leaving town due to her disgrace. She is once again attacked by her assailant and his mask is torn off, where it is discovered Sylvia’s rapist is the town blacksmith, Irv Hartwig. While trying to escape, Sylvia falls off a ladder and later dies, but not before Albert tells her they will be married.
Sylvia shortly before she passes away