Little House on the Prairie

Season 8 Episode 5

A Wiser Heart

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Nov 02, 1981 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • This episode marks the first of Laura's somewhat strained relationship with her new sister-in-law, Eliza Jane, who is clearly bitter over her own unhappy life and eager for control. This attitude is revealed here for the first time (remember that Eliza Jane was very quiet and self-sacrificing in Season 7's "Laura Ingalls Wilder"), and she only gets worse in Season 8's two-parter Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow.