When John Boy goes to New York to find out the status of his book, he runs into bad luck and an old friend. When his publisher gives him some money to get back to home, John Boy begins to have a new look about the way he was living his life. Meanwhile, the Baldwin sisters begin planning a party to gather their old friends from finishing school.
Recaps9x22: The Revel recap
: As John Boy heads to New York City to find out how his new book is doing, his editor tells him the publisher doesn't plan to print it, since there are too many books like his in publication... read more.9x21: The Hostage recap
: When Mary Ellen is tending to a dying man in the mountains, she becomes surprised to learn that he plans to leave his house to his neighbor Job and allow him to marry his 14 year-old granddaughter Sissy; even though marrying a minor is illegal... read more.9x20: The Lumberjack recap
: When a young man by the name of Paul stops by the lumber mill to discuss business with Ben, things don't go as plan when he suggests Ben purchase his lumber because of how much better it is treated than he already uses. Offended by Paul's suggestion, Ben soon asks that he leave. However, when Paul is at Ike’s store, he soon runs into Erin, and they ultimately hit it off and she invites him home for lunch. During lunch, John Boy believes he looks familiar and realizes that he new Paul from a picture the Stars and Stripes magazine while they were in the Army. Realizing Paul’s father is the owner of a large lumber company, John Boy soon suggests that he tell the truth to Erin about who he really is, but is hesitant to do so... read more.9x19: The Heartache recap
: When Stanley asks Rose to get married, she readily accepts his proposal. However, after she begins to have heartburn problems and is checked out by a doctor, Rose calls off the engagement. Upon hearing the news, Stanley soon leaves the mountain, heartbroken. It is only after Ike tells him about Rose's heart condition that he comes back to Walton's Mountain and persuades Rose to get married to him... read more.9x18: The Indiscretion recap
: When Corabeth is cleaning a neglected part of the store, she soon finds a letter to Ike, written by a woman named Pamela. Fearing the worst, she soon packs her bags, with the intention of leaving Ike. After she arrives at the Walton home to stay for a while, Corabeth soon files divorce papers, citing adultery on Ike's part. Ike ultimately tells her the truth about that and other letters that Pamela wrote to him, thanking him for the kindness he showed her. After this, Corabeth decides to come home and ultimately forgives Ike... read more.