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"Little House on the Prairie" Times Are Changing: Part 2 (1982)

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Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by)
Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) ...
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Original Air Date:
4 October 1982 (Season 9, Episode 2)
Almanzo's brother, Royal, has a serious heart condition. He dies and leaves Jenny devastated. She tries to drown herself so she can go to heaven to be with her poppa. | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Maury Dexter 
Writing credits
Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by)

Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by)

Michael Landon  writer

Produced by
Marvin Coil .... associate producer
Michael Landon .... executive producer
Kent McCray .... producer
Gary L. Wohlleben .... associate producer
Original Music by
David Rose 
Cinematography by
Ted Voigtlander (director of photography) (as Ted Voigtländer)
Film Editing by
John Loeffler 
Casting by
Susan McCray  (as Susan Sukman)
Art Direction by
Walter M. Jefferies 
Set Decoration by
Donald E. Webb  (as Don Webb)
Makeup Department
Lillian Barb .... hair stylist
Lynn F. Reynolds .... makeup artist (as Lynn Reynolds)
Production Management
Miles Middough .... production manager (as Miles S. Middough)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Buck Edwards .... second assistant director
Reid Rummage .... assistant director
Art Department
Glen R. Feldman .... property master
Michael P. Hunter .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Anthony F. Brissinger .... sound recordist
Vince Gutierrez .... sound effects editor
M. Curtis Price .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Luke Tillman .... special effects
Whitey Hughes .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Farmer .... gaffer
Ron Housiaux .... key grip
Kenneth Hunter .... camera operator
Ronald L. Vargas Jr. .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael R. Faeth .... costumer: men
Linda Taylor .... costumer: women
Editorial Department
Edward P. Ancona Jr. .... color consultant (as Edward P. Ancona)
Ann Hagerman .... assistant editor
Kay Suffern .... negative cutter
Music Department
Fred Prior .... music editor
Other crew
Don Balluck .... executive story consultant
Tim Engel .... production controller
Blanche Hanalis .... developed for television by
Duane Toler .... script supervisor
Kevin King .... payroll accountant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Blanche Hanalis  developed for television by
Ande Lamb 

Produced by
Winston Miller .... producer (7 episodes 1974)
Makeup Department
Lynn F. Reynolds .... makeup artist (7 episodes 1982) (as Lynn Reynolds)
Gladys Witten .... hair stylist (8 episodes 1977 and 4 episodes 1981)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Buck Edwards .... second assistant director (episode "Chicago (1981)" and multiple episodes 1982-1983)
Robert Enrietto .... assistant director (7 episodes 1982-1983)
James B. Greer .... second assistant director (6 episodes 1979-1980)
Ronald Martinez .... assistant director (11 episodes 1982-1983) (as Ron Martinez)
Reid Rummage .... assistant director (21 episodes in seasons 6, 8 and 9)
Sound Department
Donna Anderson .... utility sound
Marty Church .... foley mixer
Barry Thomas .... sound recordist (13 episodes 1977) (as Barry D. Thomas)
Bob Herron .... stunts
Chuck Hicks .... stunts
Whitey Hughes .... stunts
Loren Janes .... stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Jack Lilley .... stunt coordinator
George Orrison .... stunts
Neil Summers .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Cardarelli .... key grip (1979-1980)
Ron Housiaux .... key grip (1979-1983)
Kenji Takama .... camera intern
Casting Department
Dottie O'Brien .... extras casting
John O'Brien .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dallas D. Dornan .... costumer: men (17 episodes 1982-1983) (as Dallas Dornan)
Music Department
John Massari .... orchestrator (1980-1983)
Other crew
John T. Dugan .... story consultant (9 episodes 1978)
Bill McCamey .... on-set nurse
Michael Thomas Slifkin .... kid's talent coach (1979-1981)
Shirley Ulmer .... script supervisor
Erika Wernher .... script supervisor (4 episodes 1983)
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

49 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

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Continuity: At the end when Jeb swims out next to Nancy, her hair and bonnet are dry. When Jeb then reaches up to dunk Nancy, her hair and bonnet are soaking wet.See more »
Laura Ingalls Wilder:If you loved them like you say you do, you'd never do anything like this. To hurt them like this. Jenny, your parents loved you more than anything else in the world. They wanted you to have everything... everything... Your own family, children, their grandchildren! But because of your self-pity, you'd deny them everything?
Jenny Wilder:That's not true!
Laura Ingalls Wilder:Yes it is. You talk about God and love? God put you on this earth for a reason, just like all of us. You're strong and healthy and you should get down on your knees and thank God for what you got. But instead you just throw it all away. And you nearly caused an innocent boy to loose his life.
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Stand By Your Family!, 25 November 2010
Author: ExplorerDS6789 from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

We begin on the local children Willie, Nancy, Jason, Jenny, and the rest going swimming, but Jeb was reluctant. Why? He couldn't swim and was afraid to learn, but he didn't want it to get out. But because of Nancy's constant pestering, Jeb just had to try and prove her wrong. Well, his attempt at diving into the water from a tree failed, resulting in a broken arm. Jeb's first attempt at trying to impress the women. Not bad; Royal was feeling better so he decided to take Jenny on a picnic. He wanted Jenny to be happy in Walnut Grove, and needless to say, she was. Well another misguided forecast resulted in a downpour on the Wilders' picnic and as they dashed back to the house, Royal suddenly keeled over from a heart attack. They managed to get him back home where he and Jenny have one more tender moment, and then...Royal Wilder was gone, and Jenny was absolutely crushed. For days on end, she was distant. Didn't talk to anybody, or want to be around anybody. But one Sunday, she did agree to accompany Almanzo and Laura to church where, following the service, she has a talk with Reverend Alden. They discuss Heaven and the reverend assures Jenny that when her time comes, she would be reunited with her father, and her mother, and others loved ones long passed on. Sadly, she took his message the wrong way, for as soon as she got home, she refused an invite for a picnic and instead made out, of all things, a suicide note.

Before Jenny could carry out her misdeed, Jeb and Jason Carter drop by to show her one of Jeb's homing pigeons and gives it to her in hopes that she'll send an "air mail" his way. En route home, Jeb realizes he forgot to give Jenny the accompanying cylinder for the message, so he goes back to find the house empty. Fortunately he discovered her suicide note and ran off to the pond where he knew she might be. Sure enough, he got there just in time to see Jenny trudging out into the middle of the pond. A sudden rush came over the boy as he jumped into the water, swam out and rescued Jenny. Alright, Jeb! Naturally you'd think the little girl would be grateful for this boy risking his own life to save her, right? Nope, she actually wanted to die. But thankfully Laura finally stepped up and put Jenny in her place, letting her know who she hurt in all this, and it wasn't just herself. And so, from that day on, Jenny Wilder was good as new: she returned to school, and afterwords, she went swimming with Jeb and the others. Of course, Nancy doesn't resist the urge to tease Jeb about his fear of swimming, but he sure does prove her wrong, and even proves that beyond the shadow of a doubt that Nancy Oleson really is all wet...literally. So now it's official: Jeb Carter kicks ass.

Great finish to this gripping two-part drama. Shannen Doherty and Lindsay Kennedy really took center stage and showed real talent in conveying their characters' emotions and feelings. Nicholas Pryor was a very convincing Royal as well, and finally, Melissa Gilbert really shined as Laura trying so hard to reach out to Jenny, and when she gave her that speech towards the end, that really drove it home. The Carters and Jenny are here to stay, and we're very glad to have them. It's too bad the series didn't run longer so we could see this new generation of kids grow up. So, watch both parts of "Times Are Changing" and enjoy Little House: A New Beginning for what it is: a good season.

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