The series returns after a three month hiatus. Before this episode airs, Michael Landon makes an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson to promote the show. It's decision time for NBC, and Landon is hoping to get renewed for a sixth season. Unfortunately, the episode does not fare well in the ratings, and NBC puts the program on hiatus once more. Soon afterward an announcement is made about its cancellation, even though there are a batch of episodes that are still unaired.