Opening Narration: It was a time when our family world seemed to be in constant motion. The movement of people to and from the mountain contrasted sharply with the serenity we had known there for so many years. Perhaps because we were so close to it we didn't recognize the certain signs that an old era was ending and a new day we couldn't even envision was in its dawning.
Closing Narration: It was not the end of a dream for Ben, the world was out there if he ever decided to go and find it, but he had discovered another world just as important, and it consisted of Cindy and Virginia and hard work done with love and pride. It was a vast and fulfilling world, right there on the mountain, and nobody understood that better than our father.
This would be Ralph Waite's last appearance on the show till the reunion movies.
The German episode title is "Große Pläne", meaning "Big Plans".