Ron reads a letter to the boys that Garth will remain a VISTA volunteer and his brother Keith will take charge of the ranch. This upsets the boys and Mikey takes off with Lassie. A storm related fire...
Jon Provost left the series after seven seasons because he tired of playing the role of Timmy. This made it necessary to fire the rest of the human cast. The cast speculated that either Provost or new star Robert Bray wanted too much money. But Provost did not want to continue playing a naive child into his teenage years. See more »
Near the closing credits' conclusion, Lassie lifts her paw up as though she were saying goodbye to the viewers. See more »
This is my favorite version of Lassie as well. I watched all the re-runs on the Animal Planet channel until I had seen them all. Tommy Rettig was a talented young actor; it's a shame he passed away. It's too bad they don't make classic TV programs like this one anymore.
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