196. HOME AGAIN (Two hour episode)
February 7, 1983
Now living in the big city, Charles has to deal with Albert’s consistent trouble with the law. He decides to bring Albert back to Walnut Grove hoping that will help. However, Albert’s attitude does not change and we learn it is because he is addicted to morphine. Suspicions of morphine addition from Doc Baker prompts Charles to confront his son. Despite promising to stop using, Albert continues to abuse morphine and becomes violent. Charles forces Albert to stop and must watch him suffer through extreme withdrawal pains. Albert survives the ordeal and is no longer addicted. With the support of his family, he fights the desire to start again.
Comment: It is revealed the Albert goes on to medical school and returns to Walnut Grove as Dr. Albert Ingalls.