Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In the conclusion of a two-part story, the Ingalls, Olesons, and Garveys, disillusioned with life in the "big city" of Winoka, have packed up and returned to Walnut Grove. Alas, the community has fallen into an appalling state of disrepair in their absence. With nowhere else to go, the returning families set about the task of rebuilding their beloved home town. This episode marks the final series appearance of Karl Swenson (Lars Hanson), who passed away in October of 1978.