181. TIMES ARE CHANGING (Part One)
September 27, 1982
The Ingalls have moved to Iowa in hopes of a better life and the Carters now reside in the Ingalls’ old house. It’s a tough good-bye for Charles who is leaving his Little House on the Prairie in care of another family.
Laura also says good-bye when she leaves the school in the care of a new teacher, Etta Plum, and stays home to take care of her baby Rose.
Royal Wilder, Almanzo’s older brother, and his daughter, Jenny, visits Walnut Grove. We learn that Royal is terminally ill with a heart condition, and is dying, leaving Almanzo and Rose with the possibility of raising Jenny after Royal’s death.
Comment: This Royal Wilder is completely different from the one who appeared previously. The series title becomes LITTLE HOUSE: A NEW BEGINNING.