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Season 1

Spencer's Mountain

May/16/1963
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The Homecoming: A Christmas Story

Dec/19/1971
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Guest Stars: Patricia Neal as Olivia Walton | Edgar Bergen as Grandpa Walton | Cleavon Little as Hawthorne Dooley | Dorothy Stickney as Emily Baldwin | Josephine Hutchinson as Mamie Baldwin | William Windom as Charlie Snead | Andrew Duggan as John Walton | Woodrow Parfrey as Ike Godsey | David Huddleston as Sheriff Bridges | Sally Chamberlin as City Lady | Donald Livingston as Claudie Dooley
Director: Fielder Cook

1 :01x01 - The Foundling

Sep/14/1972
When the Walton family finds an abandoned young girl on their doorstep, they soon learn she is deaf and mute. With John Boy’s help, she learns sign language and eventually saves the day when she leads the family to a missing Elizabeth.
Guest Stars: Charlotte Stewart as Ruth Collier | Richard Kelton as Anson Collier | Erica Hunton as Holly Collier | Tammi Bula as Marcia Woolery | G.J. Mitchell as Dr. Don Holloway | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Robert Schoenhut as Bystander
Director: Vincent Sherman

2 :01x02 - The Carnival

Sep/21/1972
The Walton family gets a taste of life outside of the mountain when a group of carnival folk get stranded on the mountain.
Guest Stars: Gino Conforti as Pete Harris | Billy Barty as Tommy | Cindy Eilbacher as Martha Rose Coverdale | Kelton Garwood as Marco | Arthur Peterson as Homer | Jay Ripley as Sam Holden | Barbara Davis as Belle | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges
Director: Alf Kjellin

3 :01x03 - The Calf

Sep/28/1972
After selling their calf Bullet to a neighbor, the family attempts to buy him back to comfort the children and the calf's mother. However, John and Olivia are unable to buy him back because of the high price neighbor wants for him. On top of that, after hearing that Bullet will be slaughtered, Elizabeth and Jim-Bob steal the calf in order to save his life.
Guest Stars: Leonard Stone as George Anderson | Tony Becker as Drew Cutler | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges
Director: Harry Harris

4 :01x04 - The Hunt

Oct/05/1972
Wanting to prove he has what it takes to help provide for his family, John Boy goes with his father and his friends on a hunting trip. However, while out hunting, John Boy doesn't feel comfortable taking the life of the game. At home, Mary Ellen is starting to question her tomboy way of life when she has the chance of buying either a fancy new dress or a catcher's mitt.
Guest Stars: Cindy Eilbacher as Martha Rose Coverdale | Tom Peters as Charlie Sneed | James Nusser as Jake the Junkman | Theodore Wilson as Hawthorne Dooley | David Doremus as G.W. Haynes | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges
Director: Robert Butler

5 :01x05 - The Typewriter

Oct/12/1972
Wanting to submit one of his stories to a magazine, John Boy secretly borrows a typewriter from the Baldwin sisters after Olivia tells him not to. And to make matters worse, not realizing that it is in the shed full junk, Mary Ellen mistakenly sells it to a junk man and ultimately goes on a wild goose chase in order to retrieve it for John Boy.
Guest Stars: John Hawker as Janitor | Robert Shayne as Clerk | Harry Hickox as Junkyard Owner | Elizabeth Harrower as Office Supervisor | George Tobias as Junk Man | Mariclare Costello as Rosemary Hunter | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin
Director: Philip Leacock

6 :01x06 - The Star

Oct/19/1972
After seeing a meteor crash into Walton's Mountain, Grandpa believes that is a sign that his days are numbered and stays in bed waiting for his end. It isn't until he learns that a distant cousin of the Baldwin sisters starts to exploit the meteor crashing into their "recipe" room that ultimately brings out of bed.
Guest Stars: Jack Collins (1) as Col. Henderson | Byron Morrow as Dr. Shackleford | Iggie Wolfington as Cousin Polonius | Cindy Fisher as Nancy | Peter Haas as Mark | Jill Giraldi as Melanie | Mariclare Costello as Rosemary Hunter | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin
Director: Alf Kjellin

7 :01x07 - The Sinner

Oct/26/1972
When the new pastor (Rev. Fordwick) arrives on the mountain, he stays with the Walton’s and starts to lock horns with John Boy regarding his sermons. Instead of the belief of putting the fear of fire and brimstone in the congregation’s heads, John Boy believes that compassion and forgiveness is a better lesson to teach. Eventually, John Boy and Rev. Fordwick come to understand one another and start to respect each other.
Guest Stars: Collin Wilcox as Rev. Ethel Prissom | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin
Director: Philip Leacock
Writer: John Furia

8 :01x08 - The Boy From the C.C.C.

Nov/02/1972
After running away from a C.C.C camp, Gino arrives on Waltons Mountain with a chip on his shoulders, and with the help of the family, he eventually learns to trust others.
Guest Stars: Michael Rupert as Gino
Director: Harry Harris

9 :01x09 - The Ceremony

Nov/09/1972
When a Jewish family arrives on Walton's Mountain after fleeing Nazi Germany, they want to leave everything about their culture and religion behind them. This becomes slightly difficult when Jim-Bob and a friend accidently through a rock through their window. When their son wants to celebrate his upcoming Bar Mitzvah, his father has to overcome his fears of religous persecution in his new country.
Guest Stars: Noah Keen as David Mann | Ellen Geer as Eva Mann | Radames Pera as Paul Mann | Saul Silverman as Rabbi
Director: Vincent Sherman

10 :01x10 - The Legend

Nov/16/1972
After years of hearing stories about Tip, John's friend from the army, he stops by the mountain for a visit. It doesn't take long for the family, mainly Jason and John Boy, to see how flawed Tip is compared to their father's stories of him.
Guest Stars: Jim Antonio as Tip Harrison
Director: Lee Philips

11 :01x11 - The Literary Man

Nov/30/1972
In the middle of filling a large lumber order, John-Boy meets an influencial writer who encourages him to seek all the large stories in life while ignoring his other obligations to his family.
Guest Stars: David Huddleston as A.J. Covington | Victor Izay as Dr. Vance | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges
Director: Philip Leacock

12 :01x12 - The Dust Bowl Cousins

Dec/07/1972
When distant cousins of John's arrive on the mountain, they say that they will be staying long enough to get a letter that tells Job where he could find work. However, after an extended stay, the letter never arrives and the family wears out their welcome with their dishonest ways.
Guest Stars: Warren Vanders as Ham Denby | Jay W. MacIntosh as Cora Denby | Ken Wolger as Job Denby | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker
Director: Robert Butler
Writer: Paul Savage

13 :01x13 - The Reunion

Dec/14/1972
When a relative of the Baldwin sisters attempts to turn their recipe into a successful bootlegging operation, John Boy thwarts his work.
Guest Stars: Denver Pyle as Cousin Homer Lee Baldwin | Adele Clair as Daisy Burgess | Iler Rasmussen as Frank Winston | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin
Director: Jack Shea

14 :01x14 - The Minstrel

Dec/21/1972
While working towards a bonus for finishing a neighbor's apple harvest, the Waltons are worried about Mary Ellen being distracted by a wanderer when she should be helping the family with the harvest, because they might have to forfiet the bonus if they're not on time with the picking.
Guest Stars: Peter Hooten as Jamie | Regis Cordic as Mr. Pickett | Merie Earle as Maude Gormley | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges
Director: Philip Leacock
Writer: John Furia

15 :01x15 - The Actress

Jan/04/1973
When car trouble causes a famous actress to become stranded on Walton's Mountain, she is unable to hide the truth the townspeople that she is penniless. Slightly star struck, the Waltons help her raise some money to help her get to Hollywood to restart her career.
Guest Stars: Dorothy Neumann as Fanny Tatum | Pippa Scott as Alvira Drummond | Ray Sutton as Rex McKay | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin
Director: Vincent Sherman
Writer: William Bast

16 :01x16 - The Fire

Jan/11/1973
After objecting to Miss Hunter teaching his daughter evolution because of how he considers it to go against the teachings of the Bible, Lutie Bascomb threatens her to make her stop her lesson plan. Then after having too much to drink, he decides to teach Miss Hunter a lesson by setting the school house on fire and ultimately dying in the blaze.
Guest Stars: Theodore Wilson as Hawthorne Dooley | Scott McCartor as Beaumont | Lisa Eilbacher as Jeanette | Nancy Jeris as Mother | Laurie Prange as Lois May Bascomb | Richard Bradford as Lutie Bascomb | Mark Montgomery (1) as Addison | Mariclare Costello as Rosemary Hunter | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin
Director: Harry Harris

17 :01x17 - The Love Story

Jan/18/1973
When Jenny Pendleton, an old school friend of John Boy, comes back to the mountain, they fall in love. But when her father and stepmother follow her there, her father is killed in a car accident, she goes back home with her stepmother. While this is going on, Mary Ellen is trying to make a lot of money raising and selling bullfrogs.
Guest Stars: Diane Shalet as Eula Pendleton | Sian Barbara Allen as Jenny Pendleton | Gordon Rigsby as Dave Pendleton | Byron Morrow as Dr. Shackleford | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges
Director: Lee Philips

18 :01x18 - The Courtship

Jan/25/1973
Olivia's uncle Cody, a banker, comes to visit the family on the mountain, with free time thanks to the depression, finds love with the help of John Boy.
Guest Stars: Eduard Franz as Cody Nelson | Danna Hansen as Cordelia Hunnicut | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin
Director: Harry Harris

19 :01x19 - The Gypsies

Feb/01/1973
A family of Gypsies find themselves stranded on Waltons mountain, and John Boy invites them to stay at there house while they are there. While there, the family reluctantly accepts medical help from Grandma when their son ends up getting sick.
Guest Stars: Gregory Sierra as Volta | Celia Lovsky as Zena | Barry Miller (1) as Craska | Karen Kondazian as Franzia | Victor Argo as Zvelei | William Bramley (1) as Matt Beckwith | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges
Director: Harry Harris
Writer: Paul Savage

20 :01x20 - The Deed

Feb/08/1973
As long as the family and their friends can remember, Walton's mountain has always been in the Walton family. However, John or Zeb never took the time to file a deed claiming the property as theirs and now they stand to loose it all. When the family pulls together in order to pay the legal fees needed to register the property, John Boy gets a job off the mountain to do his part.
Guest Stars: Jenny Sullivan as Cissy Brubaker | Randall Carver as Monty Vandenberg | George Tobias as Vernon Rutley | Shirley O'Hara as Mrs. Vandenberg | Garry Walberg as Mr. Guffy | Lew Brown as Mr. Tinker | Robert Karnes as Mr. Moffatt | Russ Grieve as Police Sargeant | Seamon Glass as Bartender | Bob Bralver as Robber #2 | Stan Brown as Ringside Announcer | Bob Stephens (1) as Robber #1 | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker
Director: Vincent Sherman

21 :01x21 - The Scholar

Feb/22/1973
Verdie Grant, a neighbor of the Waltons, has always longed to learn how to read and write. In order to suprise her daughter at her college graduation, she asks John Boy to teach her how - as long as he doesn't tell anyone that she is illiterate. However, Elizabeth finds out about it and manages to spill the beans about it, and when Verdie finds out about it, she thinks John Boy told someone and blames him. Things eventually get straightened out and John Boy and Verdie continue on as teacher and pupil.
Guest Stars: Kerry MacLane as Henry | Royce Wallace as Alice | Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster | Mariclare Costello as Rosemary Hunter
Director: Lee Philips

22 :01x22 - The Bicycle

Mar/01/1973
When John Boy writes letters for the local blacksmith and friend Curtis Norton to send to his mail-order bride, they have some explaining to do when she arrives on the mountain thinking that Curtis wrote the letters. As this is going on, Olivia finds freedom in riding a bicylce around the mountain when she goes to do her errands.
Guest Stars: Ned Beatty as Curtis Nelson | Lou Frizzell as Everett Cooper | Patsy Garrett as Lady | Kathleen O'Malley as Sarah Tyler | Ivy Jones as Ann Harris | Ruth Warshawsky as Martha Sheffield | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | David Doremus as G.W. Haynes | Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster
Director: Alf Kjellin

23 :01x23 - The Townie

Mar/08/1973
After winning a Bible quiz, Sarah, a friend of John Boy, is given permission by her strict mother to go see a movie with him. However, feeling trapped, she makes advances towards John Boy and after being rejected by him, Sarah runs off and tells John Boy that she plans on eloping with a townie.
Guest Stars: Nicholas Hammond as Theodore Albert Claypool Jr. | Kelly Yagerman as Amanda | Sissy Spacek as Sarah Simmonds | Allyn Ann McLerie as Mrs. Simmonds | John Myhers as Theodore Claypool | Bill McLean as Mr. Purdy | Mike McGaughy as Homer | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Mariclare Costello as Rosemary Hunter
Director: Jack Shea

24 :01x24 - An Easter Story (1)

Apr/19/1973
When Olivia develops polio before Easter, the family rallys around her to help in her recovery. As she works towards her goal to walk again by the mountain's Easter Celebration, Olivia hopes that her dedication inspires her children to fulfill the potential dreams.
Guest Stars: Don Collier as Dr. Miller | Victor Izay as Dr. Vance | Joseph Bernard as Snyder | Ann Carol Pearson as Admissions Clerk | Joe Frank Carollo as Tom | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | David Doremus as G.W. Haynes | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin
Director: Philip Leacock

25 :01x25 - An Easter Story (2)

Apr/19/1973
This is the conclusion to the first part of An Easter Story in which Olivia overcomes her polio.
Guest Stars: Ann Carol Pearson as Admissions Clerk | Don Collier as Dr. Miller | Joe Frank Carollo as Tom | Joseph Bernard as Snyder | Victor Izay as Dr. Vance | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | David Doremus as G.W. Haynes | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin
Director: Philip Leacock

Season 2

26 :02x01 - The Journey

Sep/13/1973
Really wanting to take Marcia Woolery to a dance, John Boy has to choose between that and taking elderly neighbor Mrs. Mackenzie to see the ocean one last time. On the homefront, Grandma helps the children nurse a bird back to health.
Guest Stars: Tammi Bula as Marcia Woolery | Linda Watkins as Mrs. Maggie MacKenzie | Victor Izay as Dr. Vance | Chester Jones as Waiter
Director: Harry Harris

27 :02x02 - The Odyssey

Sep/20/1973
As John Boy hikes to a cabin to work on his writing, he discovers an old friend who is expecting a baby and eventually goes into labor. With John Boy's help, she delivers a healthy baby.
Guest Stars: Sissy Spacek as Sarah Simmonds | Allyn Ann McLerie as Mrs. Simmonds | Frances E. Williams as Granny Ketcham | Victor Izay as Dr. Vance
Director: Jack Shea
Writer: Joanna Lee

28 :02x03 - The Separation

Sep/27/1973
Furious at Grandpa for spending the day with the Baldwin sisters in town after paying the family's electricity bill he and Grandma have an arguement and Grandpa moves out and moves in with Ike at his store. They then get back together at a barn dance when the band plays My Wild Irish Rose.
Guest Stars: John J. Fox as Mr. Harper | Ancel Cook as Anker Barnes | William Paterson (2) as Fred Hansen | Ed Call as Electric Company Man
Director: Philip Leacock
Story: Ellen Corby | Teleplay: Richard Carr

29 :02x04 - The Theft

Oct/04/1973
After doing some work for a wealthy widow, John is accused of stealing some expensive silver, especially after he buys new tires for the truck and refusing to say where he got the money for his purchase. The mystery is resolved when Mrs. Clayborne's son admits to selling the silver in order raise money for his mother.
Guest Stars: Davis Roberts as Dewey | Dennis Dugan as Stuart Lee Claybourne | Janit Baldwin as Amelia Claybourne | Noble Willingham as Mr. Denton | Vern Rowe as Dodge Evanhauer | Frederic Downs as Garage Man | Diana Webster as Mrs. Claybourne | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges
Director: Harry Harris

30 :02x05 - The Roots

Oct/11/1973
While doing some fruit harvesting, the Walton children and their neighbor Verdie become friends with a wandering migrant worker and his son. While the man and his son are on the mountain, Jodie wishes that he could have a life of stability with a family and begs his father to stay on the mountain to be around Verdie.
Guest Stars: Erin Blunt as Jody Foster | Hal Williams as Harley Foster | Noble Willingham as Mr. Denton | Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster
Director: Philip Leacock

31 :02x06 - The Chicken Thief

Oct/18/1973
What's John Boy to do when he sees family friend Yancy steal chickens from his neighbor? As he contemplates telling Sheriff Bridges, he learns that Yancy has been helping poor friends have a meal on the chickens, he is arrested for shooting the chicken's owner. However, Yancy is ultimately cleared of the crime when the truth comes out that the owner accidentally shot himself and that Yancy was returning the chickens he was accused of stealing.
Guest Stars: Meg Wyllie as Mrs. Potter | Richard O'Brien (2) as Charlie Potter | Cissy Wellman as Jane Aspen | Merie Earle as Maude Gormley | Charles Kuenstle as Mr. Kilgare | Dorothy Meyer as Mrs. Blankfort | David Moody as Floyd Carter | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges
Director: Ralph Senensky
Writer: Richard Carr

32 :02x07 - The Prize

Oct/25/1973
The county fair has come to Walton's Mountain! For the festivities, Grandma prepares a quilt to enter in one of the competitions and Ben raises and ulitmately sells the pig for the greased contest. Also at the fair, the family runs into Olivia's old beau, a well known and rich politician, who is there campaigning to become the area's Assemblyman.
Guest Stars: Dana Elcar as George Porter | Victor Izay as Dr. Vance | Cindy Eilbacher as Martha Rose Coverdale | Peter Donat as Oscar Cockrell | Louise Lorimer as Grace Patterson | Kathleen O'Malley as Quilt Lady | Patricia Wilson as Jelly Lady | Joella Deffenbaugh as Cake Lady | Queenie Smith as 1st Woman Judge | Angela Greene as 2nd Woman Judge | Charles Kuenstle as 1st Man | Jay Ripley as 2nd Man | Burt Prelutsky as 3rd Man | David Doremus as G.W. Haynes | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges
Director: Philip Leacock
Writer: Dale Eunson

33 :02x08 - The Braggart

Nov/01/1973
When Hobart, a young man that the Walton family befriended when he lived in a boy's orphanage in a nearby town comes back to the mountain, he starts to brag about how he is going to be a world famous pitcher. Everything looks promising for that to come true, until he falls out of a tree house and hurts his arm. However, things work out for him, because he stays and becomes the activity coordinator at the same orphanage he called home when he was younger.
Guest Stars: Moosie Drier as Georgie | Michael McGreevey as Hobart Shank | Tammi Bula as Marcia Woolery | Cindy Eilbacher as Martha Rose Coverdale | Richard X. Slattery as Clyde Harroway | William Wintersole as Dr. Wolfe | Doreen Lang as Mrs. Baker | Christopher Gardner (2) as Sam 'Half Pint' Brady | Brian Culhane as Calvin Fred | Michael Reilly as Iggy | Shawn Shea as Norma Lee | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges
Director: Jack Shea

34 :02x09 - The Fawn

Nov/08/1973
While trying to make money to buy a car to drive when he starts college, John Boy gets a job as a rent collector for a cold-hearted landlord, and almost immediately begin to butt horns due to their beliefs. On the home front, Erin finds an orphaned fawn and begins to take care of it after feeling neglected by the boy of her dreams.
Guest Stars: Charles Tyner as Graham Foster | Matt Clark as Hennessy | Marjorie Eaton as Mrs. Crofut | Jimmy Davila as Harold Beasley | Mary Betten as Mrs. Littlefield | James Jeter as Poacher 1 | Todd Miller (1) as Charlie | Donna Sanders as Beth Ann | Sam Javis as Poacher 2 | James Gammon as Zack Rosswell
Director: Ralph Waite

35 :02x10 - The Thanksgiving Story (1)

Nov/15/1973
As he prepares to take his scholarship exam for college, and anticipating seeing his girlfriend, Martha Rose, John Boy seems to be on top of the world. However, he soon stumbles, thanks to an injury at the saw mill that leaves him with blurry vision, something he doesn't mention to his family. During his exam, he is unable to finish because of how bad his vision is due to what happen and must have an operation to remedy the problem. And thanks to the persuasion of Miss Hunter and John Boy's family, he is able to retake the exam after his surgery.
Guest Stars: Sian Barbara Allen as Jenny Pendleton | Diane Shalet as Eula Pendleton | Nadyne Turney as Miss Monsell | Victor Izay as Dr. Vance | Rance Howard as Dr. McIvers | Cindy Eilbacher as Martha Rose Coverdale | Claudia Bryar as Nurse Stewart | Ivan Bonar as Dr. Haley | Paul Sorenson as Higgins | Monty Margetts as Teacher | Keith Atkinson as Proctor | Kym Karath as Mabel | David Henesy as Jerry | Teresa Medaris as Fern | David Doremus as G.W. Haynes | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | Mariclare Costello as Rosemary Hunter | Betsee Finlee as Nurse
Director: Philip Leacock
Story: Earl Hamner, Jr. | Teleplay: Joanna Lee

36 :02x11 - The Thanksgiving Story (2)

Nov/15/1973
The conclusion of this episode finds the family not happy about having Thanksgiving without John Boy home to celebrate with them. He then suprises them by being able to come home for the holiday and that he got the college scholarship.
Guest Stars: Sian Barbara Allen as Jenny Pendleton | Diane Shalet as Eula Pendleton | Nadyne Turney as Miss Monsell | Victor Izay as Dr. Vance | Rance Howard as Dr. McIvers | Cindy Eilbacher as Martha Rose Coverdale | Claudia Bryar as Nurse Stewart | Ivan Bonar as Dr. Haley | Paul Sorenson as Higgins | Monty Margetts as Teacher | Keith Atkinson as Proctor | Kym Karath as Mabel | David Henesy as Jerry | Teresa Medaris as Fern | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | David Doremus as G.W. Haynes | Mariclare Costello as Rosemary Hunter | Betsee Finlee as Nurse
Director: Philip Leacock
Story: Earl Hamner, Jr. | Teleplay: Joanna Lee

37 :02x12 - The Substitute

Nov/22/1973
When Miss Hunter has to visit family unexpectedly, the school board hires a young, inexperienced teacher to fill in while she is gone. However, almost immediately the students begin to resent her, because of her strict teaching style. Things continue to go on like this until Olivia steps in to give her some advice about educating the young minds on Walton's Mountain.
Guest Stars: Catherine Burns as Miss Megan Pollard | Kathleen O'Malley as Ethel Richardson | Melanie Freeman as Lucilla Younger | Mariclare Costello as Rosemary Hunter
Director: Lee Philips

38 :02x13 - The Bequest

Nov/29/1973
When Grandma gets a letter saying she will be inheriting some money, she begins to worry and wonder how she will spend it. In the end, she ultimately doesn't receive anything, because that money had to cover bills of the person who bequeathed it to her. While this is going on, Mary Ellen decides that she wants to try being a blonde and tests her hair color on Jim Bob, only the results don't turn out the way she expects.
Guest Stars: Cindy Eilbacher as Martha Rose Coverdale | Ann Carol Pearson as Receptionist | Eunice Christopher as Librarian | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick
Director: Alf Kjellin
Writer: Mort Thaw

39 :02x14 - The Air Mail Man

Dec/13/1973
When a pilot delivering air mail has to make an unplanned stop on Waltons Mountain due to engine trouble, he has to spend a few days there in order to get things fixed before taking off again. While he is there, the pilot's wife tracks him down and the Waltons find out some secrets that he wanted to keep hidden, and ultimately faces. Before he takes off again, to express his thanks, he gives Olivia a surprise plane ride.
Guest Stars: Paul Michael Glaser as Todd Cooper | Julie Cobb as Sue Cooper
Director: Robert Butler

40 :02x15 - The Triangle

Dec/20/1973
When Rev. Fordwick starts to court Miss Hunter, John Boy gets jealous and tries to break up the couple to ease his broken heart.
Guest Stars: Janet Julian as Naomi Atkins | Brad Wilkin as Willie Dempster | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | Mariclare Costello as Rosemary Hunter | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer
Director: Lee Philips

41 :02x16 - The Awakening

Jan/03/1974
As Grandma's birthday comes around, she starts to feel her age as her hearing starts to deteriorate due to an ear infection, and she doesn't want to have it checked out. While this is going on, Mary Ellen meets a college student who she comes infatuated with and tells the boy that she is and is hearbroken when Grandma tells him the truth. In the end, everything gets straightened out and the two are back to normal.
Guest Stars: James Carroll Jordan as Kevin Sturgess | Victor Izay as Dr. Vance | David Doremus as G.W. Haynes
Director: Lee Philips
Writer: Joanna Lee

42 :02x17 - The Honeymoon

Jan/10/1974
It has taken 19 years, but John and Oliva are finally able to go on their honeymoon at Virginia Beach. While they are gone, John Boy and Marcia Woolery have a heart to heart about their relationship.
Guest Stars: Tammi Bula as Marcia Woolery | Greg Mabrey as Bellhop
Director: Jack Shea

43 :02x18 - The Heritage

Jan/17/1974
Would John consider selling the mountain? The thought wouldn't have crossed his mind, but an investor wanting to turn it into a resort gives him something to think about. John had every intention of doing so, until he realizes that his home and his lively hood are more important than the money he would have received from the sale.
Guest Stars: Noah Beery, Jr. as Charlie Harmon | Charles Kuenstle as Ken Lambert | Norman Andrews as Bill Dieter | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer
Director: Harry Harris
Writer: Dale Eunson

44 :02x19 - The Gift

Jan/24/1974
When Jason learns that his friend Seth is dying from leukemia, the rest of the family and his friend help him come to terms of what is happening.
Guest Stars: Ron Howard as Seth Turner | Ken Swofford as Red Turner | Rance Howard as Dr. McIvers | Pat Quinn as Wilma Turner
Director: Ralph Senensky

45 :02x20 - The Cradle

Jan/31/1974
When Olivia finds out she is pregnant, the family is both happy and surprised about the upcoming arrival of the new arrival. However, as time wears on, Elizabeth starts to feel jealous and thinks that Olivia won't love her the same once the new child is born. In the end, Olivia unfortunately miscarries and loses the baby.
Guest Stars: Victor Izay as Dr. Vance | Merie Earle as Maude Gormley | Adrienne Marden as Mrs. Breckenridge | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer
Director: Ralph Senensky
Writer: Joanna Lee

46 :02x21 - The Fulfillment

Feb/07/1974
When the Walton's invite an oprhan to spend some time with them on the mountain, he takes an instant liking to Curtis Norton, a blacksmith. With the child's help, Curtis and his wife are able experience what it's like to be parents and they eventually adopt him.
Guest Stars: Victor French as Curtis Nelson | Ivy Jones as Ann Norton | Tiger Williams as Stevie

47 :02x22 - The Ghost Story

Feb/14/1974
When Ike gives John Boy a Ouija board to take home, the children become very interested with it. Not too long after that, Grandma and Olivia are hesitant to let him keep it in the house, espically when the board spells out the name of the boy that is staying with them saying he is in danger.
Guest Stars: Wilford Brimley as Horace | Kristopher Marquis as Luke | James Gammon as Zack Rosswell
Director: Ralph Waite

48 :02x23 - The Graduation

Feb/21/1974
As John Boy gets ready to graduate, the family saves up to buy him a new suit for the ceremony. However, when the family cow dies, John Boy doesen't feel right keeping the suit and takes it back so the family could use the money to buy a new cow.
Guest Stars: Tammi Bula as Marcia Woolery | Janice Carroll as Saleslady | William Lanteau as Salesman | Theodore Lehmann as Tailor | Casey Morgan as Young man | Gilman Rankin as Henry Cattle | Gaye Nelson as Girl Graduate | Geri Berger as Girl Graduate | Peggy Drier as Girl Graduate | Jeff Cotler as Little Boy | Vicki McCarty as Young woman | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | Mariclare Costello as Rosemary Hunter | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | Robert Clotworthy as Tyler Crofut
Director: Alf Kjellin

49 :02x24 - The Five Foot Shelf

Mar/07/1974
When a traveling salesman talks Olivia into buying a collection of 50 classic books, the family has a hard time getting the books because of how he spent the money that was the down payment on a doll for his daughter.
Guest Stars: Wilford Brimley as Horace | Ancel Cook as Elmer Bob | Ben Piazza as George Reed | Anne Beesley as Little Girl
Director: Ralph Waite
Writer: John Hawkins

50 :02x25 - The Car

Mar/14/1974
When John Boy finds the perfect car to buy so he can drive to school, the owner of the car refuses to sell it to him for the work that he did to clean up his property because it belonged to his dead son. The man ultimately agrees to part with the car when he comes to terms of his son dying.
Guest Stars: Bonnie Bartlett as Martha Rudge | Paul Sorenson as Higgins | Ed Lauter as Hyder Rudge
Director: Philip Leacock

Season 3

51 :03x01 - The Conflict (1)

Sep/12/1974
When Aunt Martha Corinne comes to the Walton's for help keep a road from being built through their property, a fight breaks out between the family and the construction company.
Guest Stars: Mills Watson as Blake | Richard Hatch (1) as Wade | Beulah Bondi as Aunt Martha Corinne Walton | Morgan Woodward as Boone Walton | Lindsay V. Jones as Vera | Bill Erwin as Senator Rogers | Harry Pugh as Slim | Bill Quinn (1) as Senator Burgess | Casey Tibbs as Flagman | Randolph Dobbs as Construction Worker | Paul Fix as Lucas Avery | Edward Rayden as Youngest Boy | Hillard Livingston as Oldest Boy
Director: Ralph Senensky

52 :03x02 - The Conflict (2)

Sep/12/1974
With the conclusion of this episode, Martha Corinne and her family decide to move into the new house offered to them by the Government for using their land for a new highway.
Guest Stars: Mills Watson as Blake | Richard Hatch (1) as Wade | Beulah Bondi as Aunt Martha Corinne Walton | Morgan Woodward as Boone Walton | Lindsay V. Jones as Vera | Bill Erwin as Senator Rogers | Harry Pugh as Slim | Bill Quinn (1) as Senator Burgess | Casey Tibbs as Flagman | Randolph Dobbs as Construction Worker | Paul Fix as Lucas Avery | Hillard Livingston as Oldest Boy | Edward Rayden as Youngest Boy
Director: Ralph Senensky

53 :03x03 - The First Day

Sep/19/1974
As John Boy starts his first day of college, things don't go well for him, especially when he arrives and parks in a faculty parking lot, ultimately getting his car towed. He also becomes the butt of the city students jokes for being a "country boy" and forgets some important registration papers at home. Meanwhile at home, Jason attempts to fill in for John Boy around school and at home. When Miss Hunter sees what Jason is attempting, she tells him to be himself, or he won't be able to live his life the way he was born to.
Guest Stars: Ted Eccles as Michael West | Devon Ericson as Polly Thompson | Dennis Redfield as Michael Paxton | David Ankrum as Hobgood | Jack McCulloch as Crouch | Lawrence Dobkin as Professor Ghote | Mariclare Costello as Rosemary Hunter
Director: Philip Leacock

54 :03x04 - The Thoroughbred

Sep/26/1974
When an annual cross-country race approaches, and John Boy becomes somewhat disappointed to find out that a friend will be racing a thoroughbred, mainly because he was planning on racing his mule Blue. Once he starts to train the mule, the rest of the family enthusiastically help him out and Grandpa gives him some tips on what to do in the race. Not only does John Boy and Blue beat his friend and the thoroughbred, they win the race.
Guest Stars: James Gammon as Zack Rosswell | Glen Gordon (1) as Prof. Foster | Kathleen Quinlan as Selina Linville | Frank K. Janson as Col. Linville | Brendan Burns (1) as Carl Jenson
Director: Harry Harris

55 :03x05 - The Runaway

Oct/03/1974
When Jim Bob feels left out at school because of how Jason and Ben are now hanging out with the older kids, and nobody seems to listen to him at home, he runs away. When John Boy learns that Jim Bob is gone, he goes out to find him and misses a lecture of one of his favorite writers. However, when John Boy finds Jim Bob, John Boy learns why he ran away and also gets a chance to meet that writer.
Guest Stars: Geoffrey Lewis as Elwood Dobbs | Ann Noland as Amy Partridge | Herbert Nelson as Bennett Holmby | Gary Vinson as Sgt. Strong
Director: Harry Harris

56 :03x06 - The Romance

Oct/10/1974
When Olivia starts taking art classes in Charlottesville at the urging of John Boy, she begins enjoying herself and the class, especially when they got to an art gallery. However, when Olivia realizes that the instructor has feelings for her, she stops going to class and eventually has to tell him that on Walton's Mountain is where she belongs and where she wants to be. And while this is going on, Mary Ellen spends some time with a boy who hopes to become a doctor one day. When she tells him that her aspirations are to work in the medical field as well, she is disappointed to find out that he is against it, and so is Grandma.
Guest Stars: David Selby as Joshua Williams | Biff Warren as Don Millman | Iris Korn as Mrs. Hallett | Ysabel MacCloskey as Mrs. Riddle | Roger Price (2) as Mr. Evanston
Director: Ivan Dixon
Writer: Hindi Brooks

57 :03x07 - The Ring

Oct/17/1974
When Mary Ellen is invited to a college dance with one of John Boy's friends, she buys a second-hand evening purse, not knowing there is a valuable ring still inside of it and the previous owner wants it back. When she decides to wear it to the dance, the ring falls off of her hand, but she doesn't realize it until she is back home. When she realizes the ring is gone, John Boy takes her back to the college so she can find it and return it to the woman who owns it. When she returns the ring, Mary Ellen feels bad for the trouble she caused for wearing it to the dance.
Guest Stars: Cindy Eilbacher as Martha Rose Coverdale | Kathleen Cody as Audrey Butler | Ted Eccles as Michael West | Adrienne Marden as Mrs. Breckenridge | Roy Engel as Vernon Rutley | Jason Johnson as Aurthr Jackson | Deborah Newman as Girl Student | Leigh Webb as Tedrow | Alpha Blair as Girl Student | Jay Mckenna as Boy Student
Director: Philip Leacock

58 :03x08 - The System

Oct/24/1974
When John Boy finds a football player at school cheating during a test, he is unsure what to do, turn him in, or receive a failing grade himself. What makes things worse is that another student also sees the player cheat. When John Boy defends the player at a hearing, he is able to help change the system that was currently in place. Meanwhile at home on the mountain, Jason catches Ben smoking, and with the help of Grandpa, is able to assist Ben in kicking the habit.
Guest Stars: Glen Gordon (1) as Faculty Member | Richard Masur as Tom Povich | Jacques Aubuchon as Victor Povich | Dennis Redfield as Council President | Tom Lacy as Dr. Emory | Don Matheson as Coach | Tim Haldeman as Townsend | J. Stewart Taylor as Council Member | Barbara Litsky as Counci Secretary
Director: Harry Harris

59 :03x09 - The Spoilers

Oct/31/1974
When Mr. Ted Hanover, a stockbroker from New York and his family move to the mountain to live a simpler life, his family doesn't like the slower paced life on Walton's Mountain. After conversing with the family for several days, the Walton's find the new family, with the exception of Ted, to be too uptight and snobbish, especially when his children show disrespect to Olivia.
Guest Stars: Linda Purl as Alicia | Barbara Cason as Susan Hanover | David Gruner as Charles | Mark Miller (1) as Ted Hanover
Director: Jack Shea
Writer: Caryl Ledner

60 :03x10 - The Marathon

Nov/07/1974
When John Boy is on spring break, he meets a girl by the name of Daisy in a book store and agrees to be her partner in a week-long dance marathon. When Olivia finds out what he plans on doing, she forbids him from making a fool of him self dancing for so long, but he decides to dance anyway, making Olivia see that John Boy is old enough to make his own decisions. However, after a few days, John Boy has his fair share of dancing, finds a new dance partner for Daisy, and goes back to Walton's Mountain.
Guest Stars: Lennie Weinrib as Spanky | Deirdre Lenihan as Daisy Garner | Brad Trumbull (2) as Radio Announcer | Joyce Jameson as Helen | Ellen Moss as P.M. | Lindsay Workman as Mr. Patterson | Charles Haid as Fred | Bernard Barrow as Bracket | Don Miller as Steve
Director: Ralph Senensky

61 :03x11 - The Book

Nov/14/1974
Feeling like a novice writer because of simpleness of work, John Boy becomes thrilled when Olivia sends his book to be published. However, after he starts bragging about his book becoming published in his class, a letter from the company saying that they'll publish his book for a small price and ultimately tells the truth about his published book on a campus radio program. While this is taking place, Jason becomes "discovered" by Bobby Bigelow, a musician passing through Walton's Mountain, and is ecstatic when Bigelow tells him that the next time his is in the area, Jason has a place in the band.
Guest Stars: Gerald McRaney as Tim Collins | Mayf Nutter as Bobby Bigelow | Paul Jenkins as Prof. Parks | Julie Rogers as Miss Gloria Webb | Gene Massey, Jr. as Mr. Carpenter | Granville Van Dusen as Mr. Andrews | Robert Sorrells as Caspar Tice | Garry Walberg as Mr. Guffy | Kathy Cronkite as Miss Barstow | Bruce Reasman as Mr. Tatlock | Melissa Mahoney as Secretary
Director: Harry Harris

62 :03x12 - The Job

Nov/21/1974
Needing to earn some money to help pay for his education, John Boy takes on a job reading to Ruth a young woman who recently became blind. However, not long after, John Boy finds that Ruth is sabotaging his attempts of drawing her out of her shell. He then gives her a piece of his mind when Ruth rejects a present that Mary Ellen spent a lot of time making, causing her to realize what she has been doing to all the people in her life. Then, when Ruth and her mother go to the mountain to apologize, they get invited to a picnic and Ruth ultimately attempts to save Elizabeth when she falls into a nearby pond.
Guest Stars: Elayne Heilveil as Ruth Thomas | Peggy McCay as Mrs. Thomas
Director: Ivan Dixon

63 :03x13 - The Departure

Dec/05/1974
When deciding he wants a change in his life, John leaves Walton's Mountain to work in a Norfolk shipyard. However, while John is rooming at a boarding house, a fellow boarder feels that he is vying for the attention of the landlady, Mrs. Champion, John starts to get in trouble. Ultimately, a visit from John Boy helps him realize that where John belongs is on Walton's Mountain.
Guest Stars: Joanna Moore as Mrs. Champion | Anne Loos as Hester White | Seamon Glass as Clerk | Jack Garner as Mr. Gary | Colby Haines as Lady #2 | Panos A. Christi as Stavros | Kelly Gilmore as Lady #1 | Bob Bralver as Sailor #1 | Louie Elias as Sailor #2 | Don Bealle as Bartender | Jimmy Don Moore (1) as Donavan
Director: Ivan Dixon
Writer: Joanna Lee

64 :03x14 - The Visitor

Dec/12/1974
Upon hearing that Mason Beardsley, a friend of Grandpa will be coming to the mountain for a visit, the family starts to get things ready for his arrival. When Mason arrives without his wife, he tells everyone that she'll be arriving in a few days, but ultimately she never does. Ultimately, when Mason's son arrives, the Walton's learn that his wife died two years before and he never accepted her death.
Guest Stars: John Beal (1) as Mason Beardsley | Madge Sinclair as Minnie Doze | George Garro as James Lee Beardsley
Director: Ralph Waite

65 :03x15 - The Birthday

Dec/19/1974
As Grandpa's birthday approaches, he has a heart attack and is told by the doctor to take it easy, meaning that he will be missing a lecture at John Boy's university about Tahiti. After hearing that, Grandpa starts to lose the will to live, but ultimately he starts to get better when John and John Boy move him into a tent outside under his favorite tree. To make up for missing his birthday, the family make him a birthday cake and John Boy is able to get the slides and notes on the lecture Grandpa missed and show them to the family.
Guest Stars: Rance Howard as Dr. McIvers | Brion James as Henry Ferris Jr.
Director: Ivan Dixon

66 :03x16 - The Lie

Jan/02/1975
When Ben befriends a girl by the name of Nancy, trouble ensues when the girl tells him about how her mother ran away when Nancy was young, and wasn't dead like everyone on the mountain thought. When she tells Ben that she learns her mother lives in Charlottesville, they steal John Boy's car to go see her. Upon their arrival in Charlottesville they find Nancy's mother, and while they're in a diner talking to her, John Boy's car gets hit by another car. When they return home, John Boy gets a visit by the sheriff to find out what happened to his car when the truth comes out and John Boy is able to sort out what happened to everybody involved.
Guest Stars: Susan Blu as Girl | Hersha Parady as Victoria Madden | Rick Militi as Ira | Warren J. Kemmerling as Eustace Madden | Cindy Fisher as Nancy Madden | Don 'Red' Barry as Deputy Sheriff | John Pearce as Waiter | Tom Henschel as Boy | Stuart Lee (1) as Orin | Tim Wade as Man in Car | Peter Neilson as Donny
Director: Jack Shea
Writer: Hindi Brooks

67 :03x17 - The Matchmakers

Jan/09/1975
When John's cousin Corabeth comes to visit the family on Walton's Mountain after the death of her mother, she intends to stay a short time, but after awhile, Corabeth makes herself at home at the Walton's house. However, after a little while, Ike becomes attracted to her, even though they have very different personalities and he ultimately proposes to her. After overcoming a battle of nerves, Ike and Corabeth get married. While this is occurring, Erin feels she doesn't know where she belongs in the family since she is the middle child. In trying to find out about her self, she meets a girl who is self conscience about her looks and Erin ultimately helps her style her hair and be comfortable with herself and ultimately helps the girl win a competition.
Guest Stars: John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | Mariclare Costello as Rosemary Hunter | Jon Locke as Beldon | Lanna Saunders as Mrs. Cook | Audrey Berindey as Rebecca
Director: Jack Shea

68 :03x18 - The Beguiled

Jan/16/1975
When John Boy has a run in with Sis Bradford, a pretty girl in his chemistry class, things between them start off on the wrong foot, especially since he was in his car and had to swerve to miss hitting her, resulting in a tire on his car becoming damaged. They meet up again when they are getting tutored by their chemistry professor to understand the material and Sis ultimately takes John Boy's notes when his back is turned. After she is done looking at John Boy's notes, she then brings them back to him on the mountain, complete with a gift of a new tire for his car. However, once she arrives, she slips John Boy's notes into Danny's backpack, resulting in his father accusing him of stealing it from John Boy. Everything turns out for the best when Jim Bob announces that his friend was innocent, since he saw Sis place the notes in the backpack.
Guest Stars: Willie Aames as Danny | Glen Gordon (1) as Prof Whitley | Beeson Carroll as Tom Comely | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | Darleen Carr as Sis Brandford
Director: Ralph Senensky

69 :03x19 - The Caretakers

Jan/23/1975
After John tells Grandpa that he should take it easy since his heart attack, he and Grandma move out of the house to house sit for a friend. This however comes at a bad time, since John needs help at the mill and ultimately has to hire some help. After this doesn't work out, John goes to the house where Grandma and Grandpa are and ask them to come home and tell them how much they are needed there.
Guest Stars: Britt Leach as Easy Jackson | Dan Priest as Henery Townsend | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer
Director: Ivan Dixon
Writer: Richard Carr

70 :03x20 - The Shivaree

Jan/30/1975
When an orphaned child of an old friend of Olivia comes to the mountain to get married, things don't get off to a good start for Young Olivia and Bob, her fiancé from the city. After a few days on the mountain, Bob tells Young Olivia that he will in no way be apart of a country wedding, due to his misconception of country people. Upon hearing what he had to say, the Walton's decide to call off the Shivaree they planned, but fail to tell Ike and Yancy about the call off. After Olivia calms Bob and tells him about the mountain customs, Young Olivia and Bob get married and are sung to by the Walton’s and their friends.
Guest Stars: Bruce Davison as Bob Hill | Deborah White as Young Olivia | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker | E.J. Andre as Hyder Snow | Lee Philips as Minister
Director: Lee Philips
Writer: Max Hodge

71 :03x21 - The Choice

Feb/06/1975
As Jason's high school graduation approaches, John and Grandpa express their wishes that he join them at the mill, but he would rather attend a nearby music conservatory. Also, at the encouraging words of Miss Hunter, John Boy decides to write a boy about life on the mountain.
Guest Stars: Adrienne Marden as Mrs. Breckenridge | Mons Kjellin as Boy | Mariclare Costello as Rosemary Hunter
Director: Alf Kjellin

72 :03x22 - The Statue

Feb/13/1975
When Grandpa wins a statue donated by the Baldwin sisters from Ike's store, problems arise at home. Upon seeing the statue, Grandma decides to looks like an old girlfriend of Zeb's and demands he get rid of it. After numerous arguments over the statue, Grandpa finally agrees to get of the statue and the family throws it in Drucilla's Pond. Also, upon hearing that a publisher is interested in one of John Boy's stories, the Baldwin sisters ask him to read the story to them, since it is based on the romance between Ashley Longworth and Miss Emily. However, upon learning how the story ends, the sisters become distressed and John Boy changes the ending to make them happy.
Guest Stars: Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer
Director: Ralph Waite
Story: Sumner Long | Teleplay: Earl Hamner, Jr.

73 :03x23 - The Song

Feb/20/1975
While Jason is writing a song that he hopes he can perform with Bobby Bigelow's band, Ben believes the song will be better as a duet. When Ben suggests that Jason sing with Sally Ann, a girl from school he has a crush on. However, as Jason and Sally Ann start singing, they realize they have a lot in common and the young girl misinterprets Jason's feelings for her and thinks he loves her. When Ben catches her kiss Jason, he believes Jason stole his girl, but John Boy helps Ben realize Jason doesn't have feelings for Sally Ann. Ben eventually apologizes to Jason and then goes to a dance with Sally Ann and Jason goes with a girl from school to the same dance.
Guest Stars: Erin Moran as Sally Ann Harper | Mayf Nutter as Bobby Bigelow | James Gammon as Zack Rosswell | Doney Oatman as Betsy | Wilford Brimley as Horace | Britt Leach as Easy Jackson | Mary Jo Catlett as Elvira Roswell
Director: Richard Thomas

74 :03x24 - The Woman

Feb/27/1975
As John and Olivia's 20th wedding anniversary approaches, the children decide to paint a picture of the house and paint themselves in various places in it as a special present to their parents. Meanwhile, John and Olivia decide to commemorate the special day by renewing their vows. Meanwhile, at school, John Boy volunteers to be an escort to Madeline Bennett, a visiting writer, when she comes to speak at the university. Once her speaking engagement is done, a romance between them begins and John Boy decides abruptly to leave school to be with her. However, as he thinks about leaving, John Boy decides against it and stays in school to finish his education.
Guest Stars: Paul Jenkins as Prof. Parks | Sally Kemp as Mrs. Parks | Julie Rogers as Miss Gloria Webb | Kathy Cronkite as Sally Barstow | Gloria Stuart as Saleswoman | Ernie Lively as Railroad Conductor | Jeffrey Winner as Bellhop | Laura Campbell (1) as Madeline Bennett
Director: Harvey Laidman
Writer: Hindi Brooks

75 :03x25 - The Venture

Mar/06/1975
As business starts to pick up for John, Grandpa gets sick and is unable to fill a larger milling order. Trying to fill the order themselves, the Walton boys are unable to do so, and Ike rallies their neighbors to help out.
Guest Stars: M. Emmet Walsh as David Fletcher | John Carter as Walt Callett | Rance Howard as Dr. McIvers | Claudia Bryar as Nurse Stewart | Craig Huxley as Joseph | Herbert Anderson as Mr. Bennett | James Gammon as Zack Rosswell | Celia Bonaduce as Barbara | Jerry Crews as Music Judge
Director: Ralph Waite

Season 4

76 :04x01 - The Sermon

Sep/11/1975
As Rev. Fordwick and Miss Hunter prepare for their upcoming wedding and short honeymoon, Olivia and John Boy prepare to take their places as teacher and preacher while they are gone. While both Olivia and he are nervous, John Boy is concerned that he doesn't know what to speak about. However, as he observes his family and friends during the week, John Boy is able to find the inspiration needed to speak in front of the church congregation.
Guest Stars: Cindy Eilbacher as Martha Rose Coverdale | Basil Hoffman as Prof. Ranney | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | Mariclare Costello as Rosemary Hunter
Director: Harry Harris

77 :04x02 - The Genius

Sep/18/1975
When a dean at Boatwright University becomes concerned with John Boy's physics grade, he has Lyle, a young genius tutor him. When he asks John Boy to take him home for the weekend to experience family life, Lyle and the rest of the Walton's begin disagreeing, especially when the young man expresses his beliefs regarding religion. When the family starts planning a church bazaar to help out a neighbor, Lyle unexpectedly has to help out, resulting in the Walton's learning that he is actually a nice young man with a good sense of humor.
Guest Stars: Dennis Kort as Lyle | George D. Wallace as Dean Beck | Kim O'Brien as Secretary | Tim Haldeman as Student | Alexis Jacks as Little Girl
Director: Harry Harris

78 :04x03 - The Fighter

Sep/25/1975
When a fighter comes to the Walton’s home looking for work, room and board, Olivia and Grandma aren’t happy when they learn he is a fighter. However, their view of him changes when they learn he plans to use his winnings to build a church for his congregation.
Guest Stars: Cleavon Little as James Travis Clark | Russ Grieve as Ring Announcer | Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster | James Gammon as Zack Rosswell | Zachary Charles as Ben Rafferty | Dave Shelley as Sam Mumford | Erin Blunt as Jody Foster | Brett Hadley as Radio Announcer Billy Walker | Jimmy Nickerson as Iron Mike | Charles Picerni as Sparring Partner | Gary Mclargy as Comet Kid | Martin St. Judge as Church Elder
Director: Ivan Dixon
Writer: Andy White

79 :04x04 - The Prophecy

Oct/02/1975
As John's high school reunion approaches, he is reluctant to attend, since he feels that his classmates have become more successful than him. However, when he and Olivia are at the party, he soon finds out that his classmates are envious of how he has a loving wife and family.
Guest Stars: William Phipps as John Martin Renshaw | Lynn Carlin as Eula Mae | Sandra Deel as Rachel | Jeff Cotler as B.C. Graddy Jr. | Deanna Lund as Mrs. Graddy | James Gammon as Zack Rosswell | Beaumont Bruestle as Dr. Porter | James Ray as G. Cleveland Cathcart | Brian Part as Melvin Graddy | Noble Willingham as B.C. Graddy | Nicole Henzel as Ernestine
Director: Harry Harris

80 :04x05 - The Boondoggle

Oct/09/1975
When a journalist comes to the mountain looking to write a guide book of Virginia, John Boy takes him to talk to the Baldwin sisters. However, when some secrets regarding their father come to light, Miss Mamie and Emily are embarrassed and vow to become recluses. Fortunately, upon further investigation, John Boy and the journalist find records clearing Judge Baldwin's name, making the sisters happy.
Guest Stars: Richard McKenzie (1) as Porter Sims | Kevin Lee (3) as Buck | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | David Clarke (1) as Abel Bingley | Derek Triplett as Benny
Director: Ralph Waite

81 :04x06 - The Breakdown

Oct/16/1975
At work and in school, Jason works himself ragged and is ultimately unable to enjoy his hobbies. It is only after several weeks that he decides to slow down in all the work he does. Meanwhile, John Boy finds work at the school library.
Guest Stars: Mayf Nutter as Bobby Bigelow | Ivor Francis as Prof. Hoadley | Jay Robinson as Prof. Thaxton | Doney Oatman as Betsy | Harry Moses as Ralph
Director: Ivan Dixon

82 :04x07 - The Wing-Walker

Oct/23/1975
When John Boy is sent to the local fair to cover the story of a wing-talker, he becomes intrigued with her and invited her to come up to Walton's Mountain to stay with the family for a few days. From that point on, things get emotionally entangled when the girl starts getting flowers and thinks they were sent by John Boy. However, the truth comes out and she learns that Jim Bob is the young man who has a crush on her.
Guest Stars: Tom Bower as Rex Barker | Lee Purcell as Bobbie Strom | John Mitchum as The Announcer | Merie Earle as Maude Gormley
Director: Harvey Laidman
Writer: Andy White

83 :04x08 - The Competition

Oct/30/1975
When John Boy meets a young man studying forestry walking towards Walton's Mountain, he invites him home to talk to John and Grandpa. However, while the young man is at the Walton home, Erin and Mary Ellen develop a crush on him and begin fighting over who should win his affections.
Guest Stars: Michael O'Keefe as Chad | Rance Howard as Dr. McIvers | Dee Anne as Social Worker | Elizabeth Gill as Joleen | Gary Dontzig as Dan | Trish Soodik as Aime
Director: Alf Kjellin

84 :04x09 - The Emergence

Nov/06/1975
With Olivia working as the substitute teacher while Miss Hunter is on her honeymoon, the Walton children find it difficult to share her with the other students. After a few days in class, Olivia starts to help a student that the other children calls slow. Upon learning the reason why he does poorly in class is due to needing glasses, Olivia goes to his parents and persuades them to buy the boy glasses. As this is occurring, John Boy learns that his former girlfriend Marcia has come back to the mountain to sell her father's house to finance her fiancé’s new business.
Guest Stars: Tammi Bula as Marcia Woolery | Cindy Eilbacher as Martha Rose Coverdale | Penelope Sudrow as Annie | Bob Marsic as Samuel Miller | Jackie Earle Haley as Tom
Director: Alf Kjellin
Writer: Hindi Brooks

85 :04x10 - The Loss

Nov/13/1975
When young Olivia comes back to Walton's Mountain after the death of her husband, she asks Olivia and the rest of the family for help to get over her loss. Unsure of how to help the grieving young widow, it isn't until Calico, the family's old cat, delivers a litter of kittens that helps young Olivia come to terms of Bob's death.
Guest Stars: Deborah White as Young Olivia | Bruce Davison as Bob Hill | Vernon Weddle as Dr. Culler
Director: Alf Kjellin
Writer: Joanne Court

86 :04x11 - The Abdication

Nov/20/1975
As John Boy's screenplay is being filmed on Walton's Mountain, an old writing friend of his comes to visit. Following John Boy being fired for wanting to change to speech of the mountain folk in the movie, he is given the opportunity to go to New York. Also discussed in this episode is the Abdication of King Edward the Eight in order to continue his relationship of an American woman.
Guest Stars: Stephen Collins as Todd Clark | George Dzundza as A.J. Covington | Brian Avery (2) as Gordon Ferrell | James Karen as Martin Walters | Walker Edmiston as The Announcer | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | Ellin Gorky as Sylvia Marsh
Director: Harvey Laidman

87 :04x12 - The Estrangement

Dec/04/1975
When the Walton's cousin Vera leaves her husband, she goes to stay with them, telling the family that Wade doesn't love her anymore. Upon learning Vera is with her family, Wade confesses to her that he was only making some extra money running moonshine made by his uncle. After Wade gets arrested for running the shine, he realizes that he and Vera weren't at home in the city and they ultimately move to Walton's mountain, where Wade begins to work for John.
Guest Stars: Richard Hatch (1) as Wade | Lindsay V. Jones as Vera | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Paul Linke as Pete | Tommy Bush (1) as The Worker | John Bellah as Corky | Burton Gilliam as Paulson
Director: Harry Harris

88 :04x13 - The Nurse

Dec/11/1975
When Mary Ellen is sent a letter from the Nursing School at the University of Virginia, she tries to take a test to be let in the program, only to learn she needs to take Chemistry and Algebra to be prepared for the nursing course load. After being turned away, she goes to Nora Taylor, the county nurse, for tutoring in those subjects. When she offers to help Nora with her work in exchange for learning the subjects, Mary Ellen soon sees that becoming a nurse in order to help the folks of the mountain is what she was meant to do.
Guest Stars: Barbara Eda-Young as Nora Taylor | Charlotte Moore (3) as Nurse Jenny Stevens | Jon Lormer as Lait Basham | Ann D'Andrea as Nurse Collins | Tamar Cooper as Essie Basham | Elizabeth Rogers (1) as Nurse Smith | Shannon Terhune as Violet | Stephanie Silver as Joyce
Director: Alf Kjellin

89 :04x14 - The Intruders

Dec/18/1975
Wanting to prove he is a mature adult, Ben decides to moves out and ultimately begins working at a competing lumber mill, only to find out he’s being used to get a lucrative lumber contract from the railroad. Seeing the mistake he made, Ben returns home to help his family win a contract from the railroad.
Guest Stars: Wilford Brimley as Horace | William Lucking as Cobbs | Cal Haynes as Ferris | James E. Brodhead as Store Manager | Hal Riddle as Willis | Karen Purcill as Courtney Wallace | Tom Howard as Parsons | Paul Harper as Grier | Don Freeman (1) as Workman
Writer: Seth Freeman

90 :04x15 - The Search

Jan/01/1976
As Olivia, Elizabeth, and Jim Bob are on their way to visit a friend of Olivia's, car trouble strands them in the woods, where they soon get lost. As a search party is busy looking for them before a storm hits, Erin and Mary Ellen are busy doing house work, waiting to hear news regarding Olivia, Elizabeth, and Jim Bob.
Guest Stars: Helen Craig as Mountain Woman | Robert Sorrells as Older Son | Red Currie as Younger Son | Bill Smillie as First Flagman | Wilford Brimley as Horace | Edmund E. Villa as Second Flagman
Director: Harry Harris
Writer: Paul West

91 :04x16 - The Secret

Jan/08/1976
After being teased by Erin and Ben for not looking like the rest of the family, Jim Bob begins to suspect that he might not be a Walton. As he begins to ask questions on whether he could have been adopted, Jim Bob learns that several people on the mountain remember clearly remember the day he was born and he learns about the difficulties Olivia had while in labor and was never talked about afterwards. To make him feel better, John Boy takes Jim Bob to the county records office so he for himself that he is truly a Walton and to learn about his birth.
Guest Stars: Adrienne Marden as Mrs. Breckenridge | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | Eddie Ryder as The Yo-Yo King
Director: Harvey Laidman

92 :04x17 - The Fox

Jan/15/1976
When John Boy decides to organize a re-enactment of the Battle of San Juan Hill, Grandpa sternly says he will have nothing to do with it, because of how he embellished his old stories of what his duties where in it. However, a special guest to the re-enactment informs Grandpa that he truly was a hero in the battle in his eyes.
Guest Stars: George Chandler as Bob Allerton | Arline Anderson as Elaine Allerton | Merie Earle as Maude Gormley | Frank Ferguson as Allen McCreary
Director: Richard Thomas
Writer: Max Hodge

93 :04x18 - The Burn Out (1)

Jan/22/1976
When a fire breaks out at the Walton's home, the children are scattered around the mountain, staying with their generous neighbors as John, Olivia, and their grandparents rebuild the house.
Guest Stars: Victor Izay as Dr. Vance | Pearl Shear as Zuleika Dunbar | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | Mariclare Costello as Rosemary Fordwick | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | Paul Jenkins as Prof. Parks | Loutz H. Gage as The Man from Wilkes Barre
Director: Harry Harris

94 :04x19 - The Burn Out (2)

Jan/22/1976
With the conclusion of this episode, the Walton children are able to come back to the rebuilt house, happy to be together again.
Guest Stars: Victor Izay as Dr. Vance | Mariclare Costello as Rosemary Fordwick | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | Paul Jenkins as Prof. Parks | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker | Pearl Shear as Zuleika Dunbar | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer
Director: Harry Harris

95 :04x20 - The Big Brother

Jan/29/1976
Upon dropping off John and Olivia off at a bus station, John Boy comes across Muffin, a young girl who ran away from home. After taking her to Walton's Mountain, the family learns that she is only trying to raise money to get her con man grandfather out of jail.
Guest Stars: John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Vicki Schreck as Muffin Maloney | Bert Conway as Nifty Mulligan
Director: Ralph Waite

96 :04x21 - The Test

Feb/05/1976
When Olivia starts making dresses for the Baldwin sisters to make some money after some milling equipment breaks, her sewing skills get noticed by a woman who owns a dressmaking shop. Once Olivia gets offered a full time job, she gets the close friendships of other women that she has been looking for. However, when the owner of the shop talks about expanding the business and have Olivia manage the new shops, she decides that the place she truly wants to spend her time at is at home.
Guest Stars: Abby Dalton as Stella Lewis | Merie Earle as Maude Gormley | John Wheeler as Leonard Gormley | James O'Connell as Ed Knightly | David Clarke (1) as Abel Bingley | Nancy Gallant as The Waitress
Director: Harvey Laidman

97 :04x22 - The Quilting

Feb/12/1976
After Grandma arrives home from visiting a sick friend, she immediately starts planning Mary Ellen's quilting, a custom that announces when a young lady is ready to accept gentlemen callers. However, when Mary Ellen finds out what Grandma has planned, she refuses to partake in the custom, which causes a rift between her and Grandma. It isn't until when John Boy explains Grandma's intentions of planning the quilting that Mary Ellen finally agrees to attend the gathering.
Guest Stars: Merie Earle as Maude Gormley | David Doremus as G.W. Haynes | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker | Art Gilmore as The Radio Host
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

98 :04x23 - The House

Feb/19/1976
When Grandma finds out that the old Whitley house is about to be demolished, she teams up with the Baldwin sisters to help save it so all the community can use it for various functions. However, not realizing that Grandma wants to save the house, Grandpa is in favor of tearing down the house and salvaging some of the better lumber from the house, resulting in a huge argument between the couple. To make matters worse, John Boy has to write an editorial for his school paper about whether or not the house should be saved. Ultimately, Grandma and Grandpa mend their fences and the Whitley house gets remodeled.
Guest Stars: Jay Robinson as Prof. Thaxton | Sherry Hursey as Felicia | Robert Sorrells as Mr. Wheeler | Jane Lambert as The Secretary | Rusty Keller as Hollis
Director: Harvey Laidman

99 :04x24 - The Fledgling

Feb/26/1976
After a nearby newspaper decides to shut down, John Boy is given the chance by his old boss to start his own paper on Walton's Mountain.
Guest Stars: Billie Bird as Mrs. Cox | Paul Jenkins as Prof. Parks | Walter Brooke as Mr. Johnson | Virginia Gregg as Mrs. Butterworth | Eddie Firestone as Rudyard Davis | Dennis Redfield as Michael Paxton | Lucille Benson as Tillie Shanks | Michael J. McDonough as Boyd | Ted Jordan as The Carpenter | Norman Andrews as Man #1 | Beth Peters as Woman in Line | F. William Parker as Man #2
Director: Harry Harris

100 :04x25 - The Collision

Mar/04/1976
When Selina Linville, an old flame of John Boy's, comes back to Walton's Mountain, the two start going together. However, things aren't the same between them, especially when Selina calls John Boy a coward when he won't go with her to write about the Spanish Civil War. Things ultimately get better when John Boy speaks his mind and tells Selina that he's already fighting a war, a war against the depression and asks her to stay on the mountain and transfer to Boatwright University. Also, while this is going on, Elizabeth feels that her new friend Ariel is always bragging about what beautiful things she has to make her feel jealous. However, when Elizabeth learns that Ariel is an orphan and lives with her aunt, she isn't mad and still wants to be friends with her.
Guest Stars: Eduard Franz as Colonel Linville | Kathleen Quinlan as Selina Linville | Doreen Lang as Meg Phillips | Virginia Capers as Vesper Oakes | Karen Teitelman as Ariel "Effie" Robins
Director: Richard Thomas

Season 5

101 :05x01 - The First Edition

Sep/23/1976
When John Boy finds the perfect stories to put in the first edition of his paper, the family is worried about the repercussions the backlash could have on the individuals involved and ask him to not print them. When he and his family reach a compromise regarding the stories, John Boy publishes his first edition of The Blue Ridge Chronicle. Also, Ike and Corabeth learn they are unable to have children of their own after Corabeth announces she is pregnant.
Guest Stars: Michael J. McDonough as Joe | Brad Rearden as Chuck | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Hal Riddle as Mr. Lowenthal | Conrad Janis as Graham Thornbury | Meegan King as Louise | Laird Fenwick as Tucker | Rick Meyer (1) as Wally
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

102 :05x02 - The Vigil

Sep/30/1976
After Dr. Vance announces his intention of leaving Walton's mountain because of being unable to pay his taxes, Grandma gets sick with an acute appendicitis and ultimately needs an operation. While she is in the hospital, Mary Ellen feels bad for misdiagnosing Grandma's symptoms. After Erin is hired as a switchboard operator, she and her boss are able to track down Dr. Vance to take him to the hospital to tend to Grandma, who eventually makes a full recovery. After that, Dr. Vance realizes that the citizens of Walton's Mountain need a doctor and ultimately decides to stay where he is.
Guest Stars: Robert S. Woods as David Spencer | Victor Izay as Dr. Vance | Dee Carroll as Mrs. Vance | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Sheila Allen (2) as Fanny Tatum
Director: Harry Harris

103 :05x03 - The Comeback

Oct/07/1976
When Jason learns that his scholarship at Kleinberg Conservatory will be cancelled due to budget cuts, he is forced to get a job at the Dew Drop Inn, much to the displeasure of Olivia and Grandma. While at work one night, Jason meets Red Turner, the father of his old friend who died when both boys were younger. When Jason learns that Red left the music industry after Seth died, he tries his best to get him to start singing again. When Red agrees to sing again, Jason is able to get the Dew Drop Inn to be the venue for his comeback.
Guest Stars: Merle Haggard as Red Turner | Pat Quinn as Wilma Turner | Cissy Wellman as Sissy | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker | Jay Robinson as Prof. Thaxton | Logan Field as Tom | Dorothy Shay as Thelma | Jillian Lieder as The Student
Director: Harvey Laidman
Writer: Seth Freeman

104 :05x04 - The Baptism

Oct/14/1976
When a well known evangelist comes to the Mountain to lead the annual revival, Olivia hoped that upon hearing his sermon, her children, mainly Ben, and John will decide to become baptized. As things wear on, Olivia begins to understand why John has never gotten baptized and becomes happy when Ben decides to get baptized with Yancy in the river.
Guest Stars: John Karlen as Reverend Ezekiel Henshaw | Cissy Wellman as Sissy | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | Judy Motulsky as Woman Convert | Ellen Nickles as Texas
Director: Ralph Waite
Writer: Andy White

105 :05x05 - The Fire Storm

Oct/21/1976
When John Boy prints excerpts of Hitler’s book in his newspaper, Reverend Fordwick leads a revolt and decides on burning books printed in German. However, when John Boy and Mrs. Brimmer show him that one of the books he plans on burning is a Bible, Reverend Fordwick realizes that his actions were wrong and soon apologizes for acting in haste. Meanwhile, Erin enters a beauty pageant and unfortunately doesn't win something which she blames John Boy for. Also, while working in the hospital, Mary Ellen meets an intern whom she falls in love with.
Guest Stars: Jason Wingreen as Nat Clayton | Robert S. Woods as David Spencer | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | Art Gilmore as Newsreel Announcer | Pearl Shear as Zuleika Dunbar | Barry Cahill as Buck Vernon | Don Carter as Vandal #1 | Jennifer Rogers as Florabelle Tait | Larry Hayden as Vandal #2
Director: Ralph Senensky

106 :05x06 - The Nightwalker

Oct/28/1976
When Ike decides to have a dance in the hall he would like to renovate, a prowler almost makes him call off his plans.
Guest Stars: Gary Tomlin as Lorin | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Peggy Webber as Eva Hadley | Ralph Henley as Eddie the Drummer | Brian Longley as Lou the Saxaphone Player | Larry McNeeley as Tex the Banjo Player
Director: Harvey Laidman
Writer: Paul West

107 :05x07 - The Wedding (1)

Nov/04/1976
After Mary Ellen and David Spencer announce their engagement, the Walton's scramble to throw an engagement party for the couple, only to have it crashed by Curt Willard, the new county doctor. After butting head when it comes to treating the residents on the mountain, Mary Ellen soon finds herself attracted to the bachelor doctor, leaving her to question her feelings for her fiancée.
Guest Stars: Peter Brandon as Dr. Spencer | Robert S. Woods as David Spencer | Kaiulani Lee (1) as Miss Nora | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker | Debbie Gunn as Patsy Brimmer | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Art Gilmore as The Radio Announcer | David Doremus as G.W. Haynes | Jean Howell as Mrs. Spencer | Russ Marin as Mr. Bradley | Molly Dodd as Miss Lynch | Glenn Robards as The Chairman | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

108 :05x08 - The Wedding (2)

Nov/04/1976
In the conclusion of the previous episode, Mary Ellen is unable to overcome her feelings toward Curt and decides to marry him, instead of David.
Guest Stars: Robert S. Woods as David Spencer | David Doremus as G.W. Haynes | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | Dorothy Shay as Thelma | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

109 :05x09 - The Cloudburst

Nov/11/1976
Looking for a way to make the payment on his printing press, John Boy reluctantly sells his meadow, only to learn the company plans on mining the mountain for gold ore. Meanwhile, Mary Ellen fears she failed herself and Curt when she is unable to help him perform a tachometry on Martha Rose Coverdale. She then is able to redeem herself by delivering Rosemary and Rev. Forwick's baby.
Guest Stars: Cindy Eilbacher as Martha Rose Coverdale | Ron Hajek as Russell Travis | Mariclare Costello as Rosemary Fordwick | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | John Carter as Mr. Shelby | William Bryant (1) as Lyle Carter | Shirley Slater as Woman in Congregation | Dennis Cross as Man in Congregation | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard
Director: Harry Harris

110 :05x10 - The Great Motorcycle Race

Nov/18/1976
After Ike turns to Jim Bob to fix his motorcycle, he is on Cloud Nine to find to learn that he can ride the bike whenever he feels like it. When Jim Bob learns of a motorcycle race that he plans on entering, Olivia isn’t thrilled about her youngest son’s plans, but eventually lets him race. Meanwhile, after learning they are unable to have their own children, Ike and Corabeth learn they are next in line to adopt a baby. However, when they are unable to adopt a newborn, they instead decide to adopt a young girl named Aimee.
Guest Stars: Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | Lewis Charles as Eddie Stoker | Eileen Mcdonough as Patsy Brimmer | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard
Director: Richard Thomas
Writer: John Joseph

111 :05x11 - The Pony Cart

Dec/02/1976
When Aunt Martha Corinne comes to visit the family, they soon become upset when she demands they do things around the house her way. When Olivia learns of Aunt Martha Corinne's domineering ways, she subtly suggests she goes home to deal with her problems. Before John Boy takes her home however, Martha Corinne asks him to take her to the old homestead so she can visit the grave sites of their deceased family members. While there however, she has a small heart attack and is soon taken back to the Walton home, so she can be around family when she dies. Upon arriving back home, Martha Corinne becomes interested in the Pony Cart Ben is making and offers to paint the cart for him when he is done building it.
Guest Stars: Patrick Skelton as Tom Wheeler | Beulah Bondi as Aunt Martha Corinne Walton
Director: Ralph Senensky

112 :05x12 - The Best Christmas

Dec/09/1976
As the Walton's prepare for Christmas, John and Olivia fear that it might be the last one they have together as a family. However, bad weather soon puts a hamper on their plans to spend the holiday together; with Grandma and Grandpa being stranded in Charlottesville, John and Jason helping Rev. Fordwick fix the church roof, and John Boy trying to help Miss Fanny and her niece out of the freezing river, with Curt and Mary Ellen arriving to help out. After everything is cleared up, everyone, with the exception of Grandma and Grandpa, are able to arrive home late in the night on Christmas Eve. It isn’t until they come through the door early Christmas morning, does Olivia declare this to be the family’s best Christmas holiday she can remember.
Guest Stars: Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | Merie Earle as Maude Gormley | Paul Jenkins as Prof. Parks | Hal Williams as Harley Foster | Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker | Debbie Gunn as Patsy Brimmer | John Hiestand as Radio News Announcer | Lisa Lyke as Jo Ellen | Sheila Allen (2) as Fanny Tatum | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

113 :05x13 - The Last Mustang

Dec/16/1976
When Sheriff Bridges begins campaigning to be re-elected, Glen Oldfield, an outsider comes to the mountain, intent on giving the sheriff some competition for the job. It doesn’t take long for the new man to begin charming the residents to make the sheriff fear that they will forget how faithfully he has served the county and how good a job he has done while in office. It is John Boy who soon discovers the newcomer’s intention of using the office of sheriff as a stepping stone into the State Assembly and then publishes the story in his paper; causing the man to lose the election to Sheriff Bridges. Meanwhile, Grandpa soon gets in his own argument when a store owner catches a wild mustang, intent on selling it that Zeb accuses him of chasing the animal off Walton land.
Guest Stars: John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | John Fink as Glen Oldfield | Wayne Heffley as Carl Miontner | Arthur Malet as Prof. Ainsley | Alan Fudge as Arlo Jessup | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin
Director: Walter Alzmann

114 :05x14 - The Rebellion

Dec/23/1976
When Olivia becomes bored of how she is living her life, she wants to change her look; she decides to let Corabeth perm her hair. Thinking that she looks good after leaving Ike’s store, Olivia soon arrives home and when the family sees her new hair do, begins laughing and ultimately hurting her feelings. However, seeing that Olivia truly wants to do something different than what they do everyday, John takes her to a hotel in a nearby town for a little vacation. Meanwhile, when Grandma learns that Reverend Fordwick plans on letting Zelda Maynard play the church organ on Sundays, she becomes furious and threatens to change religions unless he withdraws his offer to Zelda. Grandma soon calms down and agrees to share the organ playing.
Guest Stars: Audrey Christie as Zelda Maynard | Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick | Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard
Director: Harvey Laidman

115 :05x15 - The Ferris Wheel

Jan/06/1977
When Elizabeth begins having nightmares and to sleepwalk, the family starts to worry something might be wrong with her. They soon discover Elizabeth’s nightmare is of being stuck on a Ferris wheel, and is unable to get off. It doesn’t take long for John Boy to realize the root of her dream was when the carnival was in town, when Elizabeth got lost and was found in the river by the family. It is only with the help of the family that Elizabeth is able to remember what happened that day, and everyone learns she witnessed a carnival worker hiding some jewelry he stole from the Baldwin sisters, which they are able to recover. Meanwhile, Ben is having his own problem when he realizes that Erin and Jim Bob are taller than he is. Trying to find a way to grow a few inches, he decides to buy a pair of shoes that are guaranteed to help his height problems.
Guest Stars: Deborah Richter as Darlene Jarvis | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Dave Shelley as Wilbur Dawes | Jeff Maxwell as Used Car Salesman | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

116 :05x16 - The Elopement

Jan/13/1977
When Chad Morgan, an old beau of Erin arrives on the mountain, he surprises the Walton's when he tells them about purchasing some property to build a house on so he can marry Erin. Feeling that Erin is too young to get married at 16, John and Olivia try to dissuade her from accepting Chad’s proposal. Not listening to what they’re saying, the couple soon decides to elope. However, while they are on their way to the Justice of the Peace, Erin realizes that she doesn’t want to leave her family to get married like this, and soon asks him to bring her back home. Meanwhile, as Ike and Corabeth get ready to visit some relatives in a nearby town, they have Jason tend to the store while they are away. Leaving specific instructions behind not to give credit to strangers stopping in, Jason soon learns Maude Gromley wasn’t able to purchase on credit as well, only after selling her some flower seeds and paint. When Maude learns of the predicament Jason is in, she sends some of her paintings to the store in hopes of selling them to settle her bill.
Guest Stars: Michael O'Keefe as Chad | Merie Earle as Maude Gormley | Hank Stohl as The Radio Announcer | David Hooks as Andrew Farrell | Ruth Manning as Mrs. Farrell | David Clark (1) as Abel Bingley
Director: Harry Harris
Writer: Hindi Brooks

117 :05x17 - John's Crossroad

Jan/20/1977
With little work coming in the mill, money soon becomes tight, forcing John to take a government job in an office in Charlottesville. It doesn’t take long for John to find out working in an office isn’t for him, especially when he learns the employees are to work quietly at their desks and that they have to stay until the boss leaves. As John is trying to cope with his new job surroundings, Olivia tries to get used to him working in the city, and Grandpa not having Grandma around, especially when he thinks the children don’t want his company. When Elizabeth becomes interested in going along with Grandpa on his adventures, Olivia isn’t thrilled, and quickly tells Grandpa not to encourage Elizabeth to continue acting like a tomboy.
Guest Stars: William Phipps as Mel Parsons | Christopher Gardner (2) as Lucas Farnham | Donald Moffat as Mr. Morgan | Tom Howard as Clint Davis | Kenneth Tigar as Clem Beal | Daniel Levans as Kyle Jeffers | Patch MacKenzie as Mavis Crawford | Betty Jinnette as Miss Anges | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard
Director: Richard Thomas

118 :05x18 - The Career Girl

Jan/27/1977
After Erin graduates from high school, she soon realizes that she doesn't know what to do with her life, unlike Jason, Mary Ellen and John Boy. Frustrated at the thought of being labeled by the family as “the pretty one”, Erin soon finds her the perfect career path to follow: while looking for a typewriter for John Boy to use to type his novel on, Erin soon finds one in working condition at a business school and offers to work as a receptionist and book keeper as payment of the typewriter. When John Boy realizes she is working at the school, he tells her that office work is what she is best suited for and soon makes a deal for her tuition with the person in charge so Erin can attend school there.
Guest Stars: Sheila Allen (2) as Fanny Tatum | Mariclare Costello as Rosemary Fordwick | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | Billie Bird as Shirley | Alice Hirson as Jane Stephens | Donald Hotton as Eli Carr | Ted Jordan as Sturgeon Connors | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard
Director: Harry Harris

119 :05x19 - The Hero

Feb/03/1977
While researching how the Jefferson County "Doughboys" arrived home after World War One for his paper, John Boy discovers Sheriff Bridges was awarded several medals for his actions overseas. However, when John Boy asks for an interview, the sheriff is reluctant to answer his questions, since he doesn’t consider himself a hero, and because he doesn’t want to remember the killings and his lives being lost. Upon doing more research into the sheriff’s time in the military, John Boy is able to find an old flame of his who was an ambulance driver in the war, and ask her to visit the man. When she arrives, Sarah soon gets reacquainted with him. Meanwhile, the Walton’s Mountain Honor Day festivities begin and Ben makes a special memorial for his uncle Ben.
Guest Stars: Lynn Carlin as Sarah | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Eileen Mcdonough as Patsy Brimmer | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer

120 :05x20 - The Inferno

Feb/10/1977
When John Boy wins a newspaper contest, he has the opportunity to cover the landing of the Hindenburg and interview a German immigrant for his newspaper. However, when he and the other onlookers attempt to save the passengers of the airship, John Boy soon realizes that he is unable to find the words to form an article to put in the paper. While this is happening, Curt finds that his new family is severely cutting into the time alone he would like to spend with Mary Ellen. When John and Olivia share that when they were first married, that they had the same problem, they suggest placing a potted plant outside their door to signify time they would like to spend alone. Mary Ellen and Curt soon go home to try this idea out to see if it can work for them.
Guest Stars: Jack Ging as Stuart Henry | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | Tom Maier (1) as Joe the Bartender | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard
Director: Harry Harris

121 :05x21 - The Heartbreaker

Feb/17/1977
Curt's sister comes to visit and soon drops a bombshell that she left her husband to pursue a singing career. When Jason stops by to meet Vanessa one day, a friendship is soon forged between them, thanks to their shared interest in music. When she is singing one night with Jason's band at the Dew Drop Inn, a well known singer arrives with his manager and decides to leave with them, ultimately breaking Jason's heart. Also, seeing that the circulation of The Blue Ridge Chronicle isn't growing, Ben and John Boy decide to print some of Grandpa's stories inside the paper.
Guest Stars: Wilford Brimley as Horace | Linda Purl as Vanessa | Dorothy Shay as Thelma | Llynn Storer as Man on Bus | Victor Arnold as Joe Martin | J.S. Johnson as Lou Rhymer | Paul Weaver as J.D. Waters | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard
Director: Ralph Waite
Writer: Seth Freeman

122 :05x22 - The Long Night

Feb/24/1977
After spending too much time missing Grandma, Grandpa decides it is time for her to come home, even though her doctors advise against it. When he and John arrive back home without Grandma, he soon becomes depressed and the family works to get his spirits back up. Meanwhile, Corabeth advises Aimee not to spend time with Elizabeth, when all she wants to do is play with the other children on the mountain instead of being turned into a proper young lady.
Guest Stars: Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | Art Gilmore as Poetry Pantry Announcer | Lynne Wood as Hospital Receptionist | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard
Director: Harry Harris

123 :05x23 - The Hiding Place

Mar/03/1977
When Hilary, a relative of the Baldwin sisters comes to the mountain, John Boy gets excited at the opportunity of getting her opinion on what Hitler’s actions in Germany, since she lives over there and is married a German business owner. However, he soon becomes frustrated when Hilary refuses to answer any of his questions. It soon appears that the reason why she refuses to be interviewed for John Boy’s paper is because of how she was running from the violence that Hitler’s troops are starting. Soon realizing that she can’t run from what is happening in Europe, Hilary decides to return to her husband in Germany to face the violence head on.
Guest Stars: Jean Marsh as Hilary Baldwin von Kleist | Walker Edmiston as Franklin Roosevelt and Edward R. Murrow | Joe Cala as Newscaster | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin
Director: Walter Alzmann

124 :05x24 - The Go-Getter

Mar/10/1977
After having an argument with John Boy, Ben becomes a used car salesman. While he is successful at his job, the family begins to question his techniques, especially after selling Mrs. Brimmer a broken-down car. Realizing what he did was wrong, Ben soon quits and helps Jim Bob fix her car. Meanwhile, Sarah comes back to Walton's Mountain and with Olivia's help, sets out to get Sheriff Bridges to marry her.
Guest Stars: Lew Brown as Mr. Jarvis | Melody Thomas Scott as Darlene Jarvis | Jeff Cotler as Fester | Lynn Carlin as Sarah | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | Don Keefer as Arnie Shimerdy | Brian Malone as The Usher
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

125 :05x25 - The Achievement

Mar/17/1977
When John Boy goes to New York to find out if his novel was lost en route to the publishing house, he soon learns that it is in a pile of unread manuscripts. John Boy then is successful in convincing the publisher to print his book. When he returns to Walton's Mountain, John Boy informs his family about his novel being published, and that he plans on moving to New York to begin working on his next manuscript.
Guest Stars: Bettye Ackerman as Belle Becker | Deirdre Lenihan as Daisy Garner | Maggie Malooly as Miss Maddocks | David Huddleston as A.J. Covington | Joan Tompkins as Mrs. Herbert | Lynda St. James as Ticket Seller | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard
Director: Harry Harris

Season 6

126 :06x01 - The Hawk

Sep/15/1977
After hearing on the radio that England is at war with Germany, Olivia, Corabeth, and Sarah Bridges are called upon to select a new minister to replace Rev. Fordwick, for the Walton’s Mountain Church. Upon arriving at Boatwright University to interview several seminary students, Olivia and Sarah decide to give Hank Buchanan, a young minister with a rebellious nature a chance. However, upon his arrival on the mountain, gossip begins to spread like wildfire that he made advances toward Erin and that he enjoys playing cards, does Hank have to defend his actions and assure his congregation that he is indeed a man of God while enjoying the same things his new neighbors do.
Guest Stars: Lynn Carlin as Sarah | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker | Dorothy Shay as Thelma | Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | Sheila Allen (2) as Fanny Tatum | Wilford Brimley as Horace | Hank Stohl as The Radio Announcer | Art Gilmore as Newsreel Announcer | Peter Fox as Rev. Hank Buchanan | George D. Wallace as Dean Beck | David Frankham as Neville Chamberlain | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard
Writer: Andy White

127 :06x02 - The Stray

Sep/22/1977
When the family finds Josh, a young Negro boy, hiding in their barn, they soon learn that he walked to Virginia from North Carolina. While trying to figure out what to do with Josh, John and Olivia decide to let him stay with them temporarily, and soon discover how much they enjoy having the young man around. As time wears on, when the family realizes that Josh needs to be around other “colored” individuals, John reluctantly brings him to an orphanage for other Negro children. However, Josh soon returns to the Walton’s and gets into trouble with some of the older kids on the mountain. It was at this point that John and Olivia turn to Verdie and Harley for help in placing the young man with a loving family.
Guest Stars: Kin Shriner as Town Boy #2 | Todd Bridges as Josh | Jonas Agee as Town Boy #1 | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster | Ketty Lester as Mrs. Thomas | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard
Director: Harry Harris

128 :06x03 - The Recluse

Sep/29/1977
When Jason makes a delivery to a reclusive woman for Ike, he soon befriends her when she admits to a love of music. It doesn’t take long for Jason to learn she withdrew from life on Walton’s Mountain after her fiancé died and then shares his story about how he lost a good friend after he got sick to help Fern deal with her loss and to help her go back into the everyday life on the mountain. Meanwhile, when Ben finds himself without a job when Mr. Jarvis closes down his used car lot, he goes to Norfolk, looking for work. However, when John begins losing orders at the mill due to lack of help, Grandpa goes to find Ben and bring him home to help with the mill work.
Guest Stars: Lew Brown as Mr. Jarvis | Linda Marsh as Fern Lockwod | Britt Leach as Easy Jackson | Llynn Storer as Worker | Eric Lawson as Shop Foreman | Joseph Butcher as Anson Adams | Carol-Ann Williams (1) as Ben's Girlfriend | Walker Edmiston as Farmer | Hatsuo Uda as Worker | Robyn Pohle as Anson's Girlfriend | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard
Director: Walter Alzmann
Writer: Seth Freeman

129 :06x04 - The Warrior

Oct/13/1977
When an elderly Indian and his grandson arrive at the Walton's home, seeking help in their search for an ancient Indian burial ground before he dies, Grandpa helps them search for the rock that will tell them where it is. They soon return; informing the Walton’s that the ground they are searching for is located under the family’s barn. However, when John refuses to the old man’s request to tear down the barn, he takes matters into his own hands and attempts to burn down the barn and is ultimately arrested. When he becomes ill during the trial, John and the other Walton men decide to search under the barn and find that the man was telling the truth, but not before he passes away.
Guest Stars: Richard Eastham as Judge Parrish | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Thomas Bellin as Public Defender Cross | Ernest Esparza Iii as Matthew Teskigi | Jerado Decordovier as Grandfather Joseph Teskigi
Director: Ralph Senensky
Writer: Joanne Court

130 :06x05 - The Seashore

Oct/20/1977
When the Baldwin sisters decide to open up their cottage near the sea for the military to use, John and the family, minus Ben, go see what kind of work needs to be done. Upon their arrival at the cottage, they find it already in use by Lisa, a young college student, who soon reveals to the family that she left college, to get away from the memories of her father; who was killed in battle. Meanwhile, back on at home; Ben is trying to have a romantic afternoon with his girlfriend, only have their time together constantly interrupted.
Guest Stars: Melody Thomas Scott as Darlene | Arthur Franz as Chief Moresdale | Michael Richardson as Dittenberger | Robert Gooden as Flaherty | John Hiestand as The Radio Announcer | Vickery Turner as Lisa Cooper | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

131 :06x06 - The Volunteer

Oct/27/1977
After spending a lot of time with G.W., Erin is uncertain of her feelings for him. While the rest of the family accepts him as one of their own, she only considers G.W. a friend. Things get a little sticky for her when G.W. asks her to marry him. After turning down his proposal, Erin is still confused about her feelings and tries to talk things through with him, only to be informed that he enlisted in the army; causing some of the family to think his actions where due to Erin turning him down. However, after G.W. invites Erin to spend the weekend with him at the base, they are able to sort through their feelings and remain good friends.
Guest Stars: David Doremus as G.W. Haynes | Merie Earle as Maude Gormley | Hank Stohl as The Radio Announcer | Wendy Rastattar as Judy | Kevin Scott Allen as Lou | David Clarke (1) as Abel Bingley | Nadyne Turney as Lady Customer | Channing Clarkson as Ernie
Director: Philip Leacock

132 :06x07 - The Grandchild (1)

Nov/03/1977
As Mary Ellen's delivery date approaches, friends and family are abuzz with plans: the Baldwin sisters are planning a baby shower; Elizabeth takes it upon herself to choose baby names, and Curt and Olivia are trying to persuade her to have the baby in a hospital. Not long after their conversation, Mary Ellen and Curt go deliver a Cassie’s baby, who delivered stillborn. Not believing what they are telling her, Cassie begins making Mary Ellen uncomfortable by telling her several mountain superstitions that caused her to lose her baby, a feeling that she continued to have during her baby shower. At home not long afterward, Mary Ellen goes into labor and delivers a baby boy. Not long after, John Curtis is discovered missing from his crib, leaving the family frantic to find him.
Guest Stars: Merie Earle as Maude Gormley | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker | Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer | David Hooks as Ab Hineman | Beth Raines as Cassie
Director: Ralph Senensky

133 :06x08 - The Grandchild (2)

Nov/03/1977
In the conclusion of the episode, Curt, with the help of Olivia soon track down John Curtis, who was kidnapped by Cassie. After being persuaded by Olivia, she soon gives the baby back to Mary Ellen. Meanwhile, looking to earn more money, Jason begins to play piano for a vaudeville show, not realizing it realizing the main star is a stripper, leaving his mother and Grandma mortified. However, that job opened the door for a new position for him: accompanying a group of Gospel singers.
Guest Stars: Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | Peter Fox as Rev. Hank Buchanan | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker | Beth Raines as Cassie
Director: Ralph Senensky

134 :06x09 - The First Casualty

Nov/10/1977
When Curt receives news that he has been called up for active duty in the army, Yancy decides to do his part and join up as well, and decides to let Ben tend to his animals while he is away. After he marries his sweetheart, Yancy soon goes down to the recruiting office to join up, only to be turned down for having flat feet. Meanwhile, as Erin is spending time with her boyfriend G.W., she learns that he is reluctant to go back to the base and begins to fear he joined up to make her proud. However, things get hard for Erin when Mary Ellen arrives home from seeing Curt at the base with news G.W. died in a training accident, and that he left her his land; stating that is in good hands.
Guest Stars: David Doremus as G.W. Haynes | Dorothy Shay as Thelma | Cissy Wellman as Sissy | Wilford Brimley as Horace | Art Gilmore as The Radio Announcer | Peter Fox as Rev. Hank Buchanan | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker | Jean Allison as Louise Haines | Lin McCarthy as Mr. Haynes | David Dotson as Mickey | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard
Director: Harry Harris
Writer: Andy White

135 :06x10 - The Battle of Drucilla's Pond

Nov/17/1977
As the war in Europe comes closer to home, the residents of Walton's Mountain have to get used to the Army setting up camp near Drucilla's Pond to practice their war maneuvers.
Guest Stars: Alice Hirson as Jane Stephens | Merie Earle as Maude Gormley | Kevin Scott Allen as The Soldier | Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | Dorothy Shay as Thelma | Joe Cala as The Sergeant | Jeffrey Reese as The Sentry | Michael Sullivan (1) as Pvt. William "Billy" Lance | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard
Director: Philip Leacock

136 :06x11 - The Flight

Dec/01/1977
When Jim Bob meets a runaway named Joe Douglas, they become fast friends after finding out they have the same interests. One day, when Jim Bob brings Joe by the house, John learns from the young man that he is all alone since his father joined the military. Despite not believing Joe’s story, John lets him stay at the house with the family. Eventually Jim Bob and the rest of the family learn that Joe ran away from a nearby orphanage and has a sister in a foster home. It is after learning of their story that Sheriff Bridges and his wife decide to adopt Joe and his sister. As this is going on, Elizabeth forms an unexpected friendship with Maude Gormley when her goat decides to move in with the old woman.
Guest Stars: John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Merie Earle as Maude Gormley | Lynn Carlin as Sarah Bridges | Peter Miner as Joe Douglas | Dan Priest as Harrison Bixby | Jerry Crews as Ed Larkin | Michelle Stacy as Claire
Director: Ralph Waite

137 :06x12 - The Milestone

Dec/08/1977
Irritated with life on the mountain, Olivia decides to go visit her aunt Kate. While there, the women realize the reason why Olivia is acting the way she is a result of her going through menopause. Before a bad storm hits the mountain, Jason decides to go get Olivia to take her home. Meanwhile, when Olivia refuses to sign some forms allowing Jim-Bob to get a job, he resorts to forging his mother’s signature. However, when Jim-Bob thinks that the reverend caught him in the act, Jim-Bob agrees to work for him to keep Olivia from finding out.
Guest Stars: Peter Fox as Rev. Hank Buchanan | Louise Latham as Aunt Kate | Jim Henaghan as Mr. Clinton
Director: Philip Leacock

138 :06x13 - The Children's Carol (1)

Dec/15/1977
As the residents of Walton's Mountain gets ready for Christmas, the war in Europe continues to take its toll on several members of the Walton family when they take in a brother and sister who lost their parents during the air raids in London. During Olivia’s attempts to make the children open up about their experiences in London, her own children are trying to cope with their own problems that have arisen since the start of the war.
Guest Stars: Dorothy Shay as Thelma | Jeff Cotler as Pip Wrayborn | Peter Fox as Rev. Hank Buchanan | Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster | Kate Edwards (2) as Allison | Ivy Bethune as The Landlady | Sally Boyden as Tess Wrayburn | Edwin Owens as Sgt. Grimes | Steve Eastin as Airman | David Cramer (1) as Allen Timmons | Judith Sharon Morton (1) as Mrs. Rumsen | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin |
Uncredited: John Phillip Dayton as Airman Driver
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

139 :06x14 - The Children's Carol (2)

Dec/15/1977
The episode ends when Pip and Tess receive a Christmas surprise when Jim Bob contacts his friend in London and learn their mother is alive. After learning their mother will be joining them soon in the U.S., Pip and Tess celebrate Christmas with the Walton’s and their friends.
Guest Stars: Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster | Jeff Cotler as Pip Wrayburn | Peter Fox as Rev. Hank Buchanan | Dorothy Shay as Thelma | Edwin Owens as Sgt. Grimes | Sally Boyden as Tess Wrayburn | Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | Dinah Ann Rogers as Mrs. Wrayburn | Steve Eastin as Airman | Ivy Bethune as The Landlady | Kate Edwards (2) as Allison | David Cramer (1) as Allen Timmons | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

140 :06x15 - The Celebration

Dec/22/1977
After John realizes the family is almost out of debt, he decides to try and get a large order to finally pay off his bills. After he tells the family that if they pitch in to help make the loan payments faster, plans is made for a party to commemorate the event. Meanwhile, as the Walton’s are almost out of debt, Ike decides to get a loan to purchase refrigerators to sell on the mountain. However, things don’t go as he plans since the mountain residents don’t need them, and the bank then demands he pay back his loan. As a result, John decides to go back into debt to help Ike out of his dilemma. Elsewhere, Maude, Mary Ellen, and Corabeth take it upon themselves to find the perfect girl for Rev. Buchanan to marry and are soon surprised at seeing him going out with Marcia Woolery.
Guest Stars: Tammi Bula as Marcia Woolery | Peter Fox as Rev. Hank Buchanan | Wilford Brimley as Horace | Merie Earle as Maude Gormley | Jack Manning as Joe Brendamore | Hal Riddle as Track Superintendent
Director: Gwen Arner

141 :06x16 - The Rumor

Jan/05/1978
When Mrs. Brimmer’s family comes to Walton’s Mountain for a visit, Elizabeth begins to keep a journal on the goings on of the area. However, upon their arrival, the family hears in the news about the German invasion of Normandy, and Elizabeth’s imagination begins to run wild that the Brimmer’s are spies for the German military. As a result of her suspicions, Sheriff Bridges leads a group of men to speak to Mrs. Brimmer’s brother-in-law about the accusations against his family. Things soon get straightened out when he tells the men that before accusing someone of such acts, they should have more evidence that what a little girl believes to be true.
Guest Stars: John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Barry Cahill as Buck Vernon | Hal Bokar as Fisk | Tasha Zemrus as Katrina Brimmer | Ellen Blake as Marta Brimmer | John Hiestand as The Radio Announcer | Chris Anders as German Voice | Larry J. Blake as Charley | Mathew Anden as Willie Brimmer
Director: Ralph Waite

142 :06x17 - Spring Fever

Jan/12/1978
As the Walton family is busy with spring cleaning chores, Miss Emily rushes to the Walton’s one day, frantic that Grandpa helps her rid a beloved rose bush of aphids before it dies. However, when he arrives at their house, Grandpa finds that their grandfather clock has stopped working as well; and soon learns that Miss Mamie has taken what happened as a sign that this will be the last spring she will experience. While his words of encouragement to the woman don’t help lift her from her depression, an invitation to the Walton family annual picnic helps her find the joy she once had with her life. As this is happening, Ben and Jim-Bob begin to see each other as rivals, and try to impress each other’s girlfriend, only to come to blows.
Guest Stars: Debbie Gunn as Patsy Brimmer | Heather Trotten as Ruby Davis | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard
Director: Richard Chaffee

143 :06x18 - The Festival

Jan/26/1978
As Olivia and Verdie talk about the challenges her son Jody will face while in the Navy, Jason befriends Verdie’s other son Josh when he hears the boy playing a trumpet outside the Dew Drop Inn. After inviting Josh inside to play with him Jason finds that he is a talented musician they soon become friends. When Jason learns from Erin that he has an audition to play at the local Spring Festival, he soon asks Josh to accompany him so they have a chance to play together. However, fearing that Josh won’t be allowed to play with Jason due to his skin color, Verdie and Harley are reluctant to let him go. It is only after Jason promises to look after Josh during their audition that he is allowed to go. Elsewhere, Elizabeth becomes interested in a new boy at school.
Guest Stars: James Bond III as Josh Foster | Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster | T.K. Carter as Jodie Foster | Hal Williams as Harley Foster | Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | Steve Shaw as George Simmons | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard
Director: Gwen Arner

144 :06x19 - The Anniversary

Feb/02/1978
With their 25th Anniversary around the corner, John and Olivia go to great lengths to keep each other in the dark as to what their presents a surprise to each other. Also planning something special for John and Olivia are their children; who are organizing a surprise party for them. However, when the big day comes, the kids are the ones getting a surprise when John and Olivia fail to come back home from having their anniversary photo taken. Realizing where they could be, Grandpa rounds up the kids and soon finds John and Olivia dancing in the gazebo he made for her. Meanwhile, Mary Ellen and Curt begin having marital problems, due to their time spent apart. However, the couple is able to spend quality time together when Curt is able to come to the party.
Guest Stars: Christopher Woods as Dr. David Spencer | John Perryman as Telephone Serviceman | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard
Director: Walter Alzmann

145 :06x20 - The Family Tree

Feb/09/1978
Wanting to learn about her family history, Verdie turns to Jason for help. Unsure of what to do, he turns to Grandpa for advice. It is when the trio arrives at the county courthouse they receive some shocking information regarding Verdie's great-grandparents that ultimately result in her finding the closure she was looking for.
Guest Stars: Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster | Hal Williams as Harley Foster | Daniel Petrie as Arnold Kevin | Amzie Strickland as Courthouse Clerk | Vernon Washington as Church Sexton | Davis Roberts as Frank Nelson | Paulene Myers as Mrs. Nelson | William Washington as The Unwin's Gardener | Ernestine Barrier as Estelle Unwin
Director: Lawrence Dobkin
Story: Thomas Hood, Joyce Perry | Teleplay: Thomas Hood

146 :06x21 - The Ordeal (1)

Feb/16/1978
After Elizabeth gets hurt when she is pinned under a pile of logs Jim Bob and Ben failed to tie down in the truck, Mary Ellen has to inform the family that a specialist has to operate on Elizabeth. Once she is out of surgery and the family learns that Elizabeth could have nerve damage in her legs, Jim Bob decides to run away, because of how guilty he is to have caused her accident, but decides to stay after Jason tells him that he should stay at home since Elizabeth will still love him no matter what.
Guest Stars: Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | Dorothy Shay as Thelma | Julie Gibson as Evelyn Winfield | Virginia Gregg as Ada Corley | Richard Sarradet as Dr. Jamison
Director: Lawrence Dobkin
Writer: Paul West

147 :06x22 - The Ordeal (2)

Feb/16/1978
The episode concludes with Elizabeth returning home from the hospital, unable to walk, even with braces on her legs. However, with some encouraging words from Jim Bob at school, Elizabeth is able to start walking again and soon makes a full recovery.
Guest Stars: Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | Dorothy Shay as Thelma | Julie Gibson as Evelyn Winfield | Virginia Gregg as Ada Corley | Richard Sarradet as Dr. Jamison
Director: Lawrence Dobkin
Writer: Paul West

148 :06x23 - The Return (1)

Mar/16/1978
When John Boy learns from Olivia about how bad the job situation is on Walton’s Mountain, he promptly returns to write an article regarding what’s happening. Upon his arrival home, John Boy sets up a meeting with Mr. Guthrie, the owner of a local mine to discuss the possibility of reopening the mine to give the men on the mountain jobs. When things are arranged to repair the mine to make it safer, a cave-in occurs; leaving many men trapped underneath the rubble and John Boy looking for people to help save them.
Special Guest Stars: Richard Thomas as John Boy Walton |
Guest Stars: Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster | Hal Williams as Harley Foster | Peter Fox as Rev. Hank Buchanan | Deirdre Lenihan as Daisy Garner | Llynn Storer as Burt | Britt Leach as Easy Jackson | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Sheila Allen (2) as Fanny Tatum | Walter Brooke as Mr. Johnson | Dorothy Shay as Thelma | Lloyd Nolan as Cyrus Guthrie | John Perryman as Merle | Ed Deemer as Man at Bus Depot | Helen Page Camp as Allie | Sandy Kenyon as Willis | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard
Director: Harry Harris

149 :06x24 - The Return (2)

Mar/16/1978
In the conclusion of this episode, feeling left out while the younger men are repairing the mine, Grandpa works for an elderly couple and Erin finds a new job taking care of a single father’s children while he is at work. Meanwhile at the caved-in mine, John Boy is able to gather the families of the trapped men together in order to rescue their loved ones.
Special Guest Stars: Richard Thomas as John Boy Walton |
Guest Stars: John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Walter Brooke as Mr. Johnson | Hal Williams as Harley Foster | Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster | Dorothy Shay as Thelma | Sheila Allen (2) as Fanny Tatum | Britt Leach as Easy Jackson | Llynn Storer as Burt | Peter Fox as Rev. Hank Buchanan | Lloyd Nolan as Cyrus Guthrie | Sandy Kenyon as Willis | Helen Page Camp as Allie | John Perryman as Merle | Don Tuche as Mr. Preston | Rick Beckner as James R. Dolworth | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard
Director: Harry Harris

150 :06x25 - The Revelation

Mar/23/1978
When John Boy and Daisy go out after one of her theatre performances, he proposes marriage to her, which she accepts after some hesitation. As the happy couple gets ready to go to Walton’s Mountain to share their happy news and prepare for the wedding, John Boy gets a job offer to write for the Stars and Stripes newspaper in London. While he thinks about the job at home, Daisy begins to reveal her past to John Boy and the rest of the family. Wanting Daisy to work out her problems with her mother before they get married, he soon takes her to her mother’s house. While there, John Boy discovers that Daisy had a daughter and that her mother has been raising her. At this point, Daisy decides to stay with her mother to raise her daughter; giving John Boy the opportunity to take the writing job in London.
Special Guest Stars: Richard Thomas as John Boy Walton |
Guest Stars: Deirdre Lenihan as Daisy Garner | Walter Brooke as Mr. Johnson | Rachel Bard as Mrs. Garner | Steve Shaw as George Simmons | Tommy Leonetti as The Piano Player | Will Parker as The Reporter | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard
Director: Gwen Arner

151 :06x26 - Grandma Comes Home

Mar/30/1978
As Grandma comes home after stroke, she finds that everyone is treating her like an invalid, making her unhappy. Ultimately, Grandpa learns the reason why she is so happy all the time and then puts her back in her place, making Grandpa happy when she called him an "old fool". Meanwhile, Elizabeth is having problems of her own when a boy at school starts having feelings for her, and Olivia tells her that while he may be overweight, that doesn't matter, what is inside is what counts.
Guest Stars: Ken Marquis as Clarence | Peter Fox as Rev. Hank Buchanan | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard
Director: Ralph Senensky

Season 7

152 :07x01 - The Empty Nest (1)

Sep/21/1978
Following the death of Grandpa, John confides in Olivia that the house isn’t the same with him gone, especially now that Erin and Mary Ellen have moved into an apartment in Charlottesville. Meanwhile, Ben begins growing a moustache like Grandpa’s, believing that it will garner him some respect. He soon begins helping John fill a large lumber that will help out paying a loan that was taken out by Grandpa to pay Grandma’s medical bills. While at Ike’s, he and Corabeth begin arguing over the use of the back room; since he wants to keep his pool table there and she would like to open a tea room in its space. During their discussion, Olivia walks in and soon is given a gift from Mrs. Brimmer’s niece and begins reminiscing with Corabeth about the time spent with their deceased friend. Meanwhile, at their apartment in Charlottesville, Mary Ellen and Erin begin to wonder what their family is doing at home.
Guest Stars: Lou Frizzell as Joe Murdock | Jay W. MacIntosh as Betty Lou Sarver | Michael Conrad as Matt Sarver | Pearl Shear as Zuleika Dunbar | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Dick Whittington as Mr. Pringle | Peggy Rea as Mrs. Boren | Sima Conrad as The Secretary | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin
Director: Philip Leacock

153 :07x02 - The Empty Nest (2)

Sep/21/1978
In the conclusion, Jim Bob fixes up a jukebox hoping to sell it to Mrs. Dunbar for her rooming house while Ben is successful in filling the large lumber order. Elsewhere, John is able to convince other small lumber mills to form a co-op so they can compete against the larger companies, while Ike and Corabeth compromise on the use of the back room in the store. In Charlottesville, a surprise visit from Erin’s drunken boss leads the girls to return to the Mountain. The family then heads up to Grandpa’s grave to commemorate his birthday and then think back to events that happened while he was still alive.
Guest Stars: Lou Frizzell as Joe Murdock | Jay W. MacIntosh as Betty Lou Sarver | Michael Conrad as Matt Sarver | Peggy Rea as Mrs. Boren | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Dick Whittington as Mr. Pringle | Sima Conrad as The Secretary | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin
Director: Philip Leacock

154 :07x03 - The Calling

Sep/28/1978
When Mary Francis, the Baldwin sister’s young cousin comes to stay with them for a while, she soon befriends Jim Bob when he is able to get the kite she was flying out of a tree. Not long after that happens, they begin dating. As soon as Corabeth learns about the new romance, she becomes shocked, because Mary Francis is not a Baptist and will soon be joining a Catholic convent. It doesn’t take long for Mary Francis to begin to doubt if she is making the wrong decision. However, all it takes is a visit from two nuns from the school she will be attending to make Jim Bob see that Mary Francis’ calling is just like his dream of becoming a pilot and accepts the girl’s decision to become a nun. Meanwhile, when Ben hires a new worker to help out at the mill, he soon finds that the man is an alcoholic and has to let him go when he attempts to destroy the mill.
Guest Stars: Mitzi Hoag as Sister Theresa | Jeanette Nolan as Sister Scholastica | Stacey Nelkin as Mary Francis Conover | Bruce French as Beau Pauley | Peter Fox as Rev. Hank Buchanan | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin
Director: Gwen Arner

155 :07x04 - The Moonshiner

Oct/12/1978
Upon his arrival on the mountain, Boone Walton gets in trouble by selling some bootleg whiskey. After Jason pays his fine and promises to keep an eye on the elderly man, Boone begins working at the mill after his sentence gets suspended. Upon his arrival at the Walton home, Boone comes to the rescue of the Baldwin sisters when they loose the recipe of their Recipe. However, it doesn’t take long for the old man to wear out his welcome, since Boone makes a still on one part of the mountain and comes home one night drunk with Jason. While this is going on, Daisy, John Boy’s old fiancée, comes to the mountain to return his ring. However, when Corabeth learns that her daughter Melissa came with Daisy, she refuses to let Aimee play with her, calling the girl a “love child.”
Guest Stars: Morgan Woodward as Boone Walton | Ford Rainey as The Judge | Deirdre Lenihan as Daisy Garner | Brandi Tucker as Melissa Garner | Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

156 :07x05 - The Obsession

Oct/19/1978
Wanting to pass her nursing exams in order to spend more time with Curt, Mary Ellen persuades David to give her some “pep pills” to help her stay awake long enough to study. However, she soon becomes addicted to them and eventually has an accident, prompting her to ask for help to overcome the addiction. When she passes the exam to become a registered nurse, Curt arrives at her graduation ceremony to surprise her. Meanwhile, tiring of life on the mountain, Yancy’s wife turns to Elizabeth for help in filing a divorce. Elsewhere, Jason sets up a swing for Melissa to play on at Daisy’s home.
Guest Stars: Alley Mills as Nancy | Deirdre Lenihan as Daisy Garner | Brandi Tucker as Melissa Garner | Christopher Woods as Dr. David Spencer | Cissy Wellman as Sissy | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Suzanne Delapp as The Superintendent | Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin
Director: Gwen Arner

157 :07x06 - The Changeling

Oct/26/1978
It’s Elizabeth’s 13th birthday and strange things begin happening on the mountain. When Corabeth suggests that the events are caused by a poltergeist, John and Olivia quickly shoot down that idea, but begin suspecting that Elizabeth is controlling the odd things. Things soon reach a fever-pitch at her birthday party after Aimee tells a ghost story, and when a scared Elizabeth tells her parents that she is frightened of growing up, do things calm down. While this is happening, Jason gets a job at a nearby radio station as “Cousin George,” a radio personality who gives out advice to people who write about their problems. However, after realizing he has no experience in handing out advice about love problems, he soon gets fired.
Guest Stars: Russ Marin as Mr. Larkin | Patrick Gorman as Denby | Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | John Perryman as Telephone Repairman | Kathy Ritzke as First Girl | Kelly Louise Lynn as Second Girl
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

158 :07x07 - The Portrait

Nov/02/1978
When Erin meets a young painter who recently came home from the war, she becomes restless with her life on Walton’s Mountain. After meeting Derek, Erin’s family and neighbors find him to be a puzzling individual with his distrusting behavior. As they grow closer, Derek calls Erin by his old girlfriend’s name, causing her to run, confused by his words. It doesn’t take long for Erin and the rest of the mountain to learn about him; after Derek gives Corabeth some paintings as collateral for goods in the store, she, Olivia, and Mary Ellen see how depressing they are. Mary Ellen soon learns that he is a psychiatric patient from a veteran’s hospital who refused medical treatment and then left. When she arrives home to tell the family about what they learn Erin is gone. When they find her with Derek, he breaks down and tells them what he saw in the war and soon goes back to the hospital. Elsewhere, Elizabeth and Jim Bob purchase a canary to give to Grandma as a pet, but are unable to make it sing.
Guest Stars: Jared Martin as Derek Pembroke | Don Dalesandro as The Doctor | Lucia Stralser as Student | Janine Franklin as Singer
Director: Ralph Senensky
Writer: John Dunkel

159 :07x08 - The Captive

Nov/09/1978
Wanting to learn how to drive, Elizabeth turns to her brothers to be her teacher. However, when John tells her she can drive with a responsible adult in the car; Jim Bob, Ben, and Jason soon begin yelling at her for getting into trouble. John is further upset when Elizabeth goes driving with the Baldwin sisters and ultimately runs over the family vegetable garden. Meanwhile, Corabeth has become unhappy with her life on Walton’s Mountain and begins wishing for things to be like they were in Doe Hill. When her friends and family begin noticing how erratic her behavior is, they are unaware of Corabeth’s growing alcohol problem and get a surprise when she opens a dance studio in Rockfish. The truth comes out when Elizabeth gets caught by John and Olivia driving Aimee and Corabeth home.
Guest Stars: Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Bronia Wheeler as The Woman | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin
Director: Ralph Waite
Writer: Ray Cuneff

160 :07x09 - The Illusion

Nov/16/1978
As Ike displays his Roll of Honor, a list Walton’s Mountain men who are serving in the military, Verdie notices that the black men aren’t listed near the names of the white men, but fails to voice her displeasure in the arrangement of the names. Her displeasure mounts when Corabeth suggests that the black women on the mountain should form their own Ladies Auxiliary to show their support for the troops, and she mentions that they are already doing their part for the war effort. Elsewhere, Erin runs into Verdie’s daughter Esther when she is on her way home from J.D.’s plant. After working there for a few days, Erin finds working conditions difficult and soon suggests to J.D. that Esther would make the perfect personnel director, except he is hesitant to hire her because of her color. After the girls persuade him to hire her, Verdie confronts Ike and asks him to put her son’s name in its rightful spot or take it off the Roll of Honor all together.
Guest Stars: Todd Bridges as Josh | Joan Pringle as Esther Grant | Lewis Arquette as J.D. Pickett | Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster
Director: Walter Alzmann

161 :07x10 - The Beau

Nov/23/1978
When an old beau of Grandma comes to visit, he passes on his condolences about Grandpa’s death. The two then begin getting close again, having shared similar experiences in losing loved ones and having health problems and start dating, much to Elizabeth’s shock. When he begins making plans to begin a life with Esther, she tells that while enjoying his company; she doesn’t want to leave her life and family on the mountain. While this is going on, Corabeth tells Jim Bob that the government plans on starting a gasoline rationing program. Thinking of ways to have cars run on something other than gas, he teams up with Yancy to distill alcohol that is safe to fuel cars with.
Guest Stars: Lisa Lindgren as Tanya Bowman | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker | Arthur Space as Marcus Dane
Director: Gwen Arner

162 :07x11 - Day of Infamy

Dec/07/1978
As Christmas is approaching Walton’s Mountain in 1941, Mary Ellen is getting ready to go to Pearl Harbor to be with Curt. However, her plans are put on hold when news is broadcasted on the radio that Pearl Harbor was attacked. Not know whether Curt died in Hawaii, Mary Ellen and the rest of the family head home to wait for news. In the meantime, Olivia becomes worried when the boys begin talking about what branch of the service they would like to join once American joins the war. Upon hearing that President Roosevelt declared war on Japan for the attacks, Verdie arrives at the Walton’s to tell them that Jody was still alive, that he only was injured in the attacks. Unfortunately for Mary Ellen, Jim Bob arrives with a telegram to inform her about Curt’s death. While this is happening, Ben goes on his first date with Cindy, much to the displeasure of Olivia.
Guest Stars: Robin Eisenman as Cindy | Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Sid Conrad as The Professor | Walker Edmiston as Announcer | Art Gilmore as Announcer #3 | Norman Andrews as Theater Manager | Bud Hiestand as Announcer #2
Director: Harry Harris
Writer: Paul Savage

163 :07x12 - The Yearning

Dec/14/1978
When Andrew March, the new minister on the mountain moves into his house, he finds a skunk living under the floorboards. After getting sprayed by his unexpected visitor, Rev. March moves in with the Walton’s while his house airs out. During his stay however, Elizabeth develops a crush on him and soon writes him a love letter, and signs it “E”. Upon reading the letter, Andy thinks Erin wrote it, and soon discovers that the girl who has feelings for him is Elizabeth. After talking with him, Elizabeth soon becomes ashamed of her actions when Andy doesn’t share the same feelings. Meanwhile, the Baldwin sisters turn to Erin for help in turning their father’s journals into a novel and hopefully a movie starring Katherine Hepburn and Bette Davis. However, as they read the journals, Miss Emily learns that her beau Ashley Longworth wrote a letter to her, but was hidden by her papa. Furious at what was done, Emily decides to take down his picture. In doing so, she finds the letter and a ring to commemorate their first kiss.
Guest Stars: Sean Thomas Roche as Rev. Andy March | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin
Director: Nell Cox (1)

164 :07x13 - The Boosters

Dec/28/1978
When Ben begins making all the decisions regarding the mill, John becomes upset with him. However, once John gives Ben a piece of his mind, Ben takes offense and moves into Zuleika Dunbar's boarding house and decides to start up a business venture with Ike and Corabeth. While they are able to acquire a loan to open a string of guest cottages to house workers of a nearby factory, the war department informs them that due to the war, their project can’t proceed. Not to be discouraged, Ben decides to move the cottages from the original location and when they are able to get tenants, he goes back to work with John at the mill. As this is going on, Yancy makes up his mind to get a barbering degree, but nobody is willing to be his first client.
Guest Stars: Pearl Shear as Zuleika Dunbar | Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker | Llynn Storer as Man #1 | Gordon Hodgins as Man #2 | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin
Director: Harry Harris

165 :07x14 - The Conscience

Jan/04/1979
With John Boy stationed in London as a reporter for the Stars and Stripes newspaper, Jim Bob and Ben begin talking about their desire to join the military. However, when they are told by John why they can’t join up, Jim Bob goes to town to get an Air-Core tattoo. When John and Olivia find out about, they aren’t too thrilled and tell him he has to live with the decision of getting it and their feelings for the rest of his life. Meanwhile, as his graduation draws closer, Jason begins to feel the pressure to join up. Not happy at the contemplation of killing another person, he goes to the recruitment office to learn about becoming a conscientious objector. After being taunted by some guys who walk into the office and later by at home by Ben, Jason turns to John for advice and then decides to finish college and then join the army.
Guest Stars: Wayne Northrop as Jeb | Edwin Owens as Drill Sergeant | Hal Bokar as Sgt. Gates | David Hunt Stafford as Lieutenant Billy Streeter | Sean Michael Rice as Bert
Director: Gwen Arner

166 :07x15 - The Obstacle

Jan/11/1979
When Mary Ellen and Erin arrive home with a letter from John Boy, they see Ben and Ike practicing an act for their USO audition. In the letter, John Boy is concerned about his friend Mike, who was sent home after being injured in Europe and hasn’t replied back to any of his letters. Upon learning that Mike has been transferred to a hospital in Richmond, Mary Ellen goes to visit him to learn about his condition. When she finds him in a wheelchair and that he is ready to go home, she invites him to Walton’s Mountain to stay with her family while he builds up his confidence. After helping around the house and mill, Mike’s self-esteem takes a beating when J.D. won’t hire him since he’s in a wheelchair, but can have a job when he begins to walk again. With the help of the Walton’s, Mike is able to regain the use of his legs and goes back for his job, much to the surprise of J.D.
Guest Stars: Dennis Redfield as Michael Paxton | Lewis Arquette as J.D. Pickett | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard

167 :07x16 - The Parting

Jan/18/1979
With all the work John has been doing away from home, Olivia has become worried about his health, since he is always tired. After looking to spend more time with John since he now travels so much, Jason suggests Olivia go along with him on his next trip. While they are gone, John becomes worried when Olivia becomes flushed and suggests they go to her aunt Kate’s doctor in nearby Alberene. When they return home her check-up, Kate shows up to break the bad news that Olivia has tuberculosis and needs to be taken to a sanatorium to treat it. Meanwhile, after cleaning out Zuleka’s attic Jim Bob comes home with an according, determined to learn how to play it while Grandma teaches Elizabeth how to cook
Guest Stars: Neva Patterson as Aunt Kate | Booth Colman as Dr. Caldwell | Barbara Tarbuck as Sales Lady | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Ellis Rabb as Window Washer
Director: Harry Harris

168 :07x17 - The Burden

Jan/25/1979
After Olivia left home, John has become increasing worried about how Jim Bob has been running with the wrong crowd. He soon gets into trouble with Corabeth when he almost runs her down. When she goes over to the Walton’s to give John a piece of her mind, Jim Bob overhears her complaints and attempts to defend what happened by saying his car had no breaks. After John orders him to fix the breaks, he gets trapped under the car when it falls off the jack that Jim Bob placed it on, and he is able to escape injury. At this point, he takes what happened as a sign that God wants him to change his ways, so he decides to become a preacher. However, when he finds out how much schooling has to be done in order to get a degree, he changes his mind. When John and Grandma find out what is causing Jim Bob to think this way, they soon have a heart-to-heart talk with him.
Guest Stars: Ivor Francis as Prof. Hoadley | Nolan Leary as Rev. Brandshaw | Tony Moran as Tinker | Michael Sheehan as The News Announcer
Director: Harry Harris

169 :07x18 - The Pin-Up

Feb/08/1979
When Mary Ellen returns to work following Curt’s death, John and the others begin taking care of John Curtis while she is gone. Mary Ellen soon becomes extremely overprotective of him when the son of an old friend dies after accidentally dies when she was out of the room. After that, Mary Ellen abruptly decides to stop working again to watch John Curtis round the clock. Meanwhile, Ben is taking some candid photos of life around the mountain and soon takes a picture of Erin with skimpy shorts on. After having the roll developed, Ike suggests he send the photos in to the Charlottesville newspaper. Forgetting about the picture of Erin, the pictures are sent into the contest and that one wins, leaving John and Olivia furious at what they see it. When some officers at the nearby army base invite Erin to a dance, John is hesitant to let her go, but eventually consents. It is after Erin leaves for the dance that Mary Ellen and John discover John Curtis is missing, and soon find him on a rope bridge.
Guest Stars: Carol Jones as Jo Ann | Christopher Woods as Dr. David Spencer | David Hinton as The Private | Kip Niven as Lt. Clark Oler | Kevin Lee Miller as Private Wallace | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard
Director: Larry Stewart

170 :07x19 - The Attack

Feb/15/1979
While the war in Europe is raging on, Ike has become increasingly worried about the food shortages happening in his store due to rationing. As a result, he has a heart attack and is given advice by Dr. Spencer to relax if he expects to make a full recovery. However, Corabeth to become extremely concerned about Ike going back to the store and having another attack that she decides to sell it so they can move into a cottage near the ocean. In the meantime, Jason and the other Walton kids take it upon themselves to keep Ike’s store open for him while he is in the hospital. One of the things that Ben and Jim Bob do is make molasses out of the sorghum that grows to replace the short supply of sugar. After Ike and Corabeth return to the mountain, they are impressed at the job the kids did and ultimately decide to stay on the mountain.
Guest Stars: Christopher Woods as Dr. David Spencer | Merie Earle as Maude Gormley | Lew Brown as Ed Whipple | Stanley Grover as Bill Shyder | Ken Marquis as Clarence
Director: Harry Harris

171 :07x20 - The Legacy

Feb/22/1979
As Erin helps the Baldwin sisters write their memoirs, they begin discussing how much space should be devoted to Miss Emily’s old beau Ashley Longworth. After she goes home after hearing their discussion, Erin has a run-in with a naval man who splashes some mud on her dress. It is after he apologizes that he goes over to see the Baldwin’s, giving the sisters a shock when they see his face. When Erin arrives the next day, she quickly learns that the man is Ashley’s son and that he came to give Miss Emily a letter written by his father years ago. Meanwhile, Elizabeth is experiencing some growing pains, since she isn’t sure if she wants to grow up or stay a kid. At this point, John talks to Olivia on the phone about how Elizabeth is feeling, and she soon sends her daughter a special gift to help her feel better.
Guest Stars: Jonathan Frakes as Ashley Longworth Junior | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin
Director: Gwen Arner
Story: Michael Learned | Teleplay: Bill Parker (1)

172 :07x21 - The Outsider

Mar/01/1979
When Ben arrives home in the early hours of the morning with Cindy, he surprises the family when he tells them that they got married in Maryland. Their surprise increases when Cindy chimes in to say that she is looking forward to being in such a large family, since she is an only child. The next morning, John tells Ben that he should call Olivia right away before she hears the news from someone else. After John and the rest of the family throw a celebratory dinner, Cindy and Ben begin having problems. After he tells her that she shouldn’t spend the money that her father sends her and a few other minor things, Ben announces that he and Cindy are breaking up. All it takes is some advice from Grandma to get the newlyweds back on track, with Ben agreeing to respect Cindy and Cindy acknowledging that it is alright for Ben to voice his opinion on how to decorate their home. Elsewhere, when Corabeth learns of an old fountain from Doe Hill is for sale, she is able to convince Ike to buy it for her.
Director: Philip Leacock

173 :07x22 - The Torch

Mar/08/1979
When Jason learns that the owner of the Dew Drop has sold the business, he becomes concerned about losing his job. However, once he meets Callie May, the new owner, his concerns are moved to other things: such as her intentions of stealing John away from Olivia when the children discover they dated for a while before John and Olivia got married. Callie then has a change in heart after a talk with Ike and meeting the rest of the Walton family and stops pursuing John. Meanwhile, Cindy, Elizabeth, and Erin help Ike transform his hall into a canteen for the soldiers at Camp Rockfish to relax at.
Guest Stars: Christopher Carroll as The Sergeant | Dorothy Tristan as Callie May Jordan | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Daniel Zippi as Soldier #2 | Wyatt Knight as Soldier #1
Director: David Wheeler
Writer: Rod Peterson

174 :07x23 - The Talespin

Mar/15/1979
When Jim Bob is flying a paper airplane that he made out of a graded assignment, it lands near John. When he sees the poor grade that Jim Bob received on it, John tells Jim Bob that he isn’t happy to learn that he is failing English and doing as bad in his other subjects as well. When Elizabeth suggests that he go ask Corabeth for help, which Jim Bob reluctantly does. Unfortunately, things continue to go bad for Jim Bob when he gets stopped by a sheriff when he runs a stop sign and learns that his license recently expired. When he takes a vision test in order to get it back, Jim Bob discovers he needs glasses to help correct his vision. At this point, Jim Bob decides to quit school to join the army. However, when Corabeth talks with John about him, Jim Bob insults her, causing John to angrily sign the papers Jim Bob needs to join up. However, when Jim Bob is on his way to the recruitment office, he finds Corabeth on the side of the road with a flat tire. When he stops to help out, they have a heart to heart that causes Jim Bob to return home and go back to school. Also, an old friend of Curt comes to visit Mary Ellen and they soon realize they enjoy one another’s company.
Guest Stars: Kevin Geer as Chuck Turner | Barry Cahill as Buck Vernon | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Jerry Hoffman (1) as The Deputy
Director: Walter Alzmann

175 :07x24 - Founders' Day

Mar/22/1979
As Jason struggles to complete his composition for his final exam, his family continually interrupts his work. When he goes to the Baldwin’s home in an attempt to find peace and quiet, the sisters are having a discussion about who should be entrusted with the recipe after they’re gone. At this point, they suggest the mountain should organize a celebration to honor the pioneers who first came to the mountain. Things get sticky when the sisters and Ike find documents that show each of their ancestors were the first to settle on Walton’s mountain, causing Ike and the Baldwin’s to want change the name of the mountain. Luckily, things get settled when Grandma brings out an old family journal showing once and for all that the Walton’s were the first to arrive on the mountain. After this, the Baldwin’s decide to have the celebration at the Walton home. Meanwhile, when Jason is able to finish his musical piece, his professor isn’t thrilled that it has a mountain sound to it. The professor then changes his mind on it when he arrives for the celebration and praises Jason for the job he did on it.
Guest Stars: Dean Jagger as Professor Bowen | John Phillip Dayton as Music Student | Hank Stohl as The Radio Announcer | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin
Director: Ralph Waite

Season 8

176 :08x01 - The Home Front (1)

Sep/20/1979
When Olivia comes back to Walton's Mountain from Arizona, where she was recovering from TB, the family begins filling her in on what has been going on around the mountain when a neighbor receives bad news about his son.
Guest Stars: Todd Susman as Ted Lapinsky | Lewis Arquette as J.D. Pickett | Glenn Withrow as Tommy Satterfield | Don Matheson as Sergeant Barnes | Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | George DiCenzo as Calvin Satterfield | Eunice Christopher as Mrs. Satterfield | Jeanne Campise as Pearl
Director: Harry Harris

177 :08x02 - The Home Front (2)

Sep/20/1979
In the conclusion to the episode, Calvin Wakefield, attacks Jim Bob in retaliation to what happened to his son, Jason gets promoted to Sergeant for getting his recruits in gear, Jim Bob helps Aimee see how bad she has been acting since coming back from boarding school, and the Walton’s get both good news and bad news; Ben and Cindy are pregnant, and they learn John Boy is MIA.
Guest Stars: Todd Susman as Ted Lapinsky | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | Lewis Arquette as J.D. Pickett | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | George DiCenzo as Calvis Satterfield | Glenn Withrow as Tommy Satterfield | Eunice Christopher as Mrs. Satterfield | Don Matheson as Sergeant Barnes | Jeanne Campise as Pearl
Director: Harry Harris

178 :08x03 - The Kinfolk

Sep/27/1979
When Olivia's cousin Rose and her grandchildren come to live with the Walton's, John and the kids soon learn that that Serena and Jeffery are somewhat mischievous. However, when Rose informs them about how the children's father used to abuse them and she took them away from that life the Walton's soon agree to let them stay on permanently at the house.
Guest Stars: Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard
Director: Philip Leacock

179 :08x04 - The Diploma

Oct/04/1979
Upon the news of Nurse Nora being called to service in the Army, Mary Ellen takes over her job until a replacement is hired. As she begins her rounds, Mary Ellen soon learns that the backwoods people are reluctant to let her treat them. Only after Mary begins to grasp their ways, do the people finally let her treat their ailments. Meanwhile, John has to prove to the Army that he graduated from high school to keep his lumber contract in place.
Guest Stars: Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Les Lannom as Sweet Billy | Lane Bradbury as Ronie Cotter | Madeleine Taylor Holmes as Grandma Floyd | Leon Fricke as Lieutenant Eller | Tamar Howard as Lady | Rick Slyter as Sam | Joseph Justice as The Guard
Director: Gwen Arner

180 :08x05 - The Innocents

Oct/11/1979
When Olivia and Cindy learn that there is no day care center for the children of J.D.'s women employees, they ban together with his workers in order to use his tavern during the day. Meanwhile, wanting to surprise Corabeth for their anniversary, Ike asks Rose to teach him how to dance, only to have Corabeth think he is cheating on her.
Guest Stars: Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | Lewis Arquette as J.D. Pickett | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Gordon Hodgins as Mr. Miller | Kerry Shear as Mrs. Kass | Jennifer Moskow as Ana Mae Kass | Kimberly Woodward as Bernice Swanson | Tony LaTorre as Charlie | Charles Parks as Mr. Swanson | Jason Semeleng as Elwin
Director: Gwen Arner

181 :08x06 - The Starlet

Oct/18/1979
After a film company makes a movie at J.D.'s plant, Erin soon decides to move to Hollywood to become a movie star. However, after learning that the film's director had no intention of keeping Erin's part in his film, Erin stays home, and is depressed about hearing the bad news. Meanwhile, the Baldwin sisters decided to help out the nearby soldiers by inviting them into their home for a home cooked meal.
Guest Stars: Lewis Arquette as J.D. Pickett | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Les Lannom as Sweet Billy | Jerry Gatlin as The Camera Operator | Charles Hallahan as Asst. Director Baker | David Cramer (1) as G.I. Joe | Henry Darrow as Barry Stone
Director: Philip Leacock

182 :08x07 - The Journal

Oct/25/1979
As they are waiting on news of John Boy, Olivia and John are confronted by his publisher asking for permission to print his current manuscript. After some hesitation, they ultimately agree to let the publishing house print their son's work. Meanwhile, Jeffrey has to come to terms of the family dog's death.
Guest Stars: Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Richard Venture as Paul Henshaw | Diana Douglas (1) as Mrs. Denman | Lillah McCarthy as Miss Fisk
Director: Philip Leacock

183 :08x08 - The Lost Sheep

Nov/01/1979
When Ashley Longworth Junior comes back to Walton's Mountain, Erin finds that he has changed since the last time he came to visit. Upon learning that he is an atheist, he and Erin's relation begins to falter, but eventually finds its footing again. Meanwhile, Elizabeth is getting tired of Serena always following her around and tells her about it.
Guest Stars: Jonathan Frakes as Ashley Longworth Junior | Elise Caitlin as Emma Jean Small
Director: Walter Alzmann

184 :08x09 - The Violated (1)

Nov/08/1979
When John and Olivia go to the Red Cross office to see if John Boy has been found yet, one of the workers asks them to go check on the wife of a soldier overseas. When they arrive at the couple's house, they find she has been attacked and are able to get her husband home on leave to be with her. When Ike learns that Corabeth will be inheriting a large amount of money, he is able to convince her to invest it war bonds instead of on frivolous items. Later, John and Olivia get word from the Red Cross that John Boy has been found and will be taken to a hospital in Alexandria to take care of his injuries.
Guest Stars: Jordan Clarke as Son Slater | Antoinette Stella as Darcy Thatcher | Diana Douglas (1) as Mrs. Denman | John Steadman as Joe Bascomb | Macon McCalman as The Deputy | Kelly Ward as Frank Thatcher | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard
Director: Walter Alzmann

185 :08x10 - The Waiting (2)

Nov/22/1979
While staying on in Alexandria to be near John Boy, Olivia begins volunteering with the Red Cross. It doesn't take long before she befriends a wounded soldier in John Boy's room. When Olivia's friend is hesitant to visit with him, she soon arrives to see him. When John comes back to Alexandria to celebrate Thanksgiving with Olivia, John Boy begins showing signs of improvement.
Guest Stars: Morgan Stevens as Sam | Diana Douglas (1) as Mrs. Denman | Regis Cordic as Dr. Banion | K Callan as Nurse Corrigan | Robert Wightman as John-Boy Walton
Director: Philip Leacock

186 :08x11 - The Silver Wings

Nov/29/1979
When Jim Bob befriends a young woman whose husband is overseas while delivering her mail, he soon falls in love with her, only to have his feelings go unrequited. However, not wanting to loose Jim Bob’s friendship, they apologize for their actions and agree to stay friends, and Jim Bob is able to comfort her when she learns her husband died overseas. Meanwhile, while she goes out to earn a merit badge in the children’s group she and Jeffrey joined, Serena becomes lost in the woods, only to be found by John.
Guest Stars: Patsy Rahn as Betsy Randolph | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Louis Odell Burton as Buddy Russell
Director: Stan Lathan

187 :08x12 - The Wager

Dec/13/1979
When Mary Ellen and Erin are heckled by two male co-workers at the plant, they decide to enter a Run and Ride race to prove that women have the ability to succeed in a grueling race. Ultimately wagering that they won't come in last, Mary Ellen and Erin finish the race second and are able to collect on their bets by J.D. and the co-workers. Meanwhile, Jeffrey becomes heartbroken when he learns that a movie star he likes doesn't sign her own autographed photos.
Guest Stars: Lewis Arquette as J.D. Pickett | Mitch Carter as Sam Barker | Jonathan Banks as Jeb Sanders | Cathy Worthington as Jessica Marlowe | Jerry Hoffman (1) as Feed Store Clerk
Director: Gwen Arner
Story: Claylene Jones | Teleplay: E.F. Wallengren

188 :08x13 - The Spirit

Dec/20/1979
The Christmas season arrives on Walton's Mountain with a stranger and a rash of petty thefts. The Baldwin sisters attempt to reach out to the young man, only to have him run off when John arrives at the sisters' home. However, when Jeffrey comes across him in the woods, they soon become friends and he tells Jeffrey about Christmas traditions in Europe, causing Jeffrey to ultimately invite him to the Walton home for a Christmas celebration. When John and the rest of the family learn that he is an escaped POW who is half German, the family is hesitant to let him in, but John still invites him in, remembering the kindness the German fishermen showed John Boy after he was shot down in Europe.
Guest Stars: Ned Bellamy as Paul | Gordon Hodgins as Man #1 | Llynn Storer as Man #2

189 :08x14 - The Fastidious Wife

Dec/27/1979
As Ben begins spending more time working at the mill and less time with her, Cindy begins to feel that Ben doesn't love her now that she's pregnant. After talking to Corabeth one day, she is given a book to read on how to become the perfect wife. However, after she begins following the book's suggestions, Cindy soon collapses from exhaustion, putting her health and the baby's life at risk. It is only after she is put on bed rest for a week does Cindy tell Ben how she was feeling and the couple begins to talk about things between them. Meanwhile, Jeffrey and Serena find a pregnant cat and ask John if they can keep her and the one kitten they were unable to give away.
Guest Stars: Frederic Downs as Dr. Lewis | Zachary Lewis as Ned | Denise Latella as Sue Ann
Director: Gwen Arner

190 :08x15 - The Unthinkable

Jan/03/1980
When Jason and his friend Ted come home for the weekend, Ted soon finds out that his grandfather was killed in a European concentration camp. After learning that, Ted soon has to come to terms with what happened and decides to request a transfer to Europe to fight the hate that killed his grandfather on the front line. Meanwhile, Elizabeth has to find a way to overcome her friends teasing her for getting good grades.
Guest Stars: Todd Susman as Ted Lapinsky | Melvin F. Allen (1) as Master Sgt. Barnes | Erica Hunton as Lucille | Mary Oedy as Flo
Director: Ralph Waite

191 :08x16 - The Idol

Jan/10/1980
When Elizabeth meets the new school teacher, they soon become best friends, only to have Elizabeth not believe anything Hazel has to say when she learns the truth that she is dying from a brain tumor. As some of the younger school children begin talking about childbirth, Hazel decides to hold a special class to teach them, as well as their parents the truth on the subject, much to the horror of Corabeth. Meanwhile, as Ben fears becoming a father, Cindy goes into labor and delivers a girl.
Guest Stars: Susan Krebs as Hazel
Director: Gwen Arner

192 :08x17 - The Prodigals

Jan/17/1980
After breaking a piece of equipment that belongs to John, Jeffrey thinks of a way to make some money to replace it, only to get into trouble with Ike and John. Meanwhile, Ben is getting restless staying at home while his brothers and friends are fighting in the war, especially after a soldier gives him a hard time for not enlisting. After talking it over with Cindy and John Boy, Ben decides to enlist in with the Seabees in the Navy.
Guest Stars: James Bond III as Josh Foster | Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster | Macon McCalman as The Deputy | Christopher Metas as Private
Director: Stan Lathan

193 :08x18 - The Remembrance

Jan/24/1980
When Cousin Zadok Walton comes to the mountain looking for Grandpa, the family comes to believe he plans on spending the rest of his life there before passing away. They soon learn that Zadok plans on leaving Boatwright University his apple growing techniques and will be receiving an honorary degree for his generous contribution. Meanwhile, Jason soon meets a new sergeant on the base and thanks to his music, they soon become friends.
Guest Stars: Lisa Harrison as Antoinette "Toni" Hazelton | Woody Chambliss as Cousin Zadok Walton | Llynn Storer as The Lounger | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Ross Elliott as Colonel Usselbury | Harry Basch as Harrington | John Furlong as Bohemian | Ivor Francis as Dean Beck

194 :08x19 - The Inspiration

Jan/31/1980
When Miss Mamie learns she could lose her sight to cateracts if she doesn't have an operation, John enlists the help of Grandma to talk her into having the operation. She soon is able to convince the sisters that Mamie should have the operation and eventually returns to her sister's home in Buckingham County. Meanwhile, Elizabeth becomes interested in a boy at school, only to learn that his friend has feelings for her.
Special Guest Stars: Ellen Corby as Grandma |
Guest Stars: Tony Becker as Drew Cutler | Philip Linton as Steve Prince | Arthur Hanson as Dr. Canfield | Rebecca Perle as Norma | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin
Director: Ralph Waite

195 :08x20 - The Last Straw

Feb/07/1980
Having to hire some help at the mill to get caught up on the workload, John eventually has to fire Easy after he breaks Jim Bob's arm and some of the mill equipment. After some old mill equipment breaks down in the middle of filling an order, John goes out drinking with Ike and then falls into Drucilla's Pond. Realizing what he was doing was wrong, John then resolves to fix his milling equipment, only to see that his friends and competitors are helping get everything fixed. Meanwhile, Jeffrey is building a car to race in the All American Soap Box Derby.
Guest Stars: Victor Izay as Dr. Vance | Britt Leach as Easy Jackson | Lewis Arquette as J.D. Pickett | Bob Hastings as Carl | Ted Gehring as Joe Murdoch
Director: Harry Harris

196 :08x21 - The Traveling Man

Feb/14/1980
While at Ike's store one day, Rose meets an old dancing partner from Baltimore and ultimately renews her friendship with him. The two eventually fall in love and plan on getting married, but Rose calls it off so he can take his dream job in California. Meanwhile, Jim Bob is having a problem of keeping Jeffrey's dog out of his clothes and decides to move into the barn's hayloft.
Guest Stars: William Schallert as Stanley Perkins

197 :08x22 - The Furlough

Feb/21/1980
When John Boy comes home on furlough, he is having trouble remembering what happened the night of his plane crash. It is only when he looks at a model plane Jim Bob made that he is able to remember that night. Meanwhile, Ike gets called up for active duty. Thinking it is a mistake; Ike misses the date he is supposed to go for his physical and is ultimately arrested. When John shows up at the military office to help Ike out, they soon learn that a clerical error in Ike’s birthday is the reason why the U.S. Government wants Ike serving in the military.
Guest Stars: Michael Thoma as Mr. Truby | Stephen Keep as Bragdon | John Furey as Stewart | Diane Stilwell as Nan Bennett
Director: Harry Harris

198 :08x23 - The Medal

Feb/28/1980
When a Hispanic soldier Curt saved arrives on Walton's Mountain, he is met with prejudice by some soldiers stationed at a nearby Army base. Upon learning that he knew Curt at Pearl Harbor, Mary Ellen invites him to stay at the Walton home for a few days, and they eventually fall in love. Meanwhile, Corabeth crosses paths with an old beau and reminisce about old times before he goes overseas to fight in the war. After spending some time with him, Corabeth realizes just how much she loves Ike and eventually tells him so.
Guest Stars: Jordan Charney as Roger Westerby | Enrique Castillo as Eddie Ramirez | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges
Director: Walter Alzmann
Writer: Rod Peterson

199 :08x24 - The Valediction

Mar/13/1980
As Jim Bob and his classmates get ready for their graduation ceremony, he and the other boys surprise their parents by signing up for Military service. Meanwhile, Erin gets a letter from Ashley Longworth Jr., informing her about his marriage to an English woman.
Special Guest Stars: Ellen Corby as Grandma |
Guest Stars: Tony Becker as Drew Cutler | Gary Imhoff as Roland Piper
Director: Harry Harris

A Decade of the Waltons

May/22/1980
A look back on the first eight seasons of The Walton's, the Walton family reminisces about the important events of their lives while preparing for Grandma's birthday.
Guest Stars: Nancy Jameson as Herself | Earl Hamner, Jr. as Himself | Doris Hamner as Herself | Bill Hamner as Himself | Clifton Hamner as Himself | James Hamner as Himself

Season 9

A Wedding on Walton's Mountain

Feb/22/1982
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Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain

May/09/1982
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A Day of Thanks on Waltons Mountain

Nov/22/1982
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Guest Stars: Kristine DeBell as Jane

A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion

Nov/21/1993
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A Walton Wedding

Feb/12/1995
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A Walton Easter

Mar/30/1997
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200 :09x01 - The Outrage (1)

Nov/27/1980
On Walton's Mountain, Harley Foster, a co-worker of John's, is suspected of being an escaped convict who killed a man years before. In the following days, several problems ensue for Harley and John, but things turn out well, with President Roosevelt signing a pardon for Foster before he died. Also on the mountain, Ike and Corabeth are arguing over her wanting to work as a real estate agent, and Cindy is disappointed with the Walton girls for not letting help out around the house.
Guest Stars: Dick Sargent as Chief | Tony Becker as Drew Cutler | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Lisa Harrison as Antoinette "Toni" Hazelton | Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster | Hal Williams as Harley Foster | Jordan Suffin as Norman
Director: Philip Leacock

201 :09x02 - The Outrage (2)

Nov/27/1980
The episode concludes with the residents of Walton's Mountain paying tribute to the late President Roosevelt when the train carrying him comes through the nearby train station.
Guest Stars: Dick Sargent as Chief | Tony Becker as Drew Cutler | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Lisa Harrison as Antoinette "Toni" Hazelton | Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster | Hank Stohl as The Radio Announcer | Hal Williams as Harley Foster | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Jordan Suffin as Norman | Jason Moses as Josh Foster
Director: Philip Leacock

202 :09x03 - The Pledge

Dec/04/1980
After the death of Sweet Billy, Mary Ellen decides to go back to school to become a doctor. After being discouraged by her college advisor to take classes in another field, Mary Ellen gets some advice from Sweet Billy's sister to not give up on her dream. Meanwhile, the other Walton women get prepared for Jason's birthday party.
Guest Stars: Laurence Lau as Young G.I. | Tony Becker as Drew Cutler | Richard Lineback as Sweet Billy | Dennis Robertson as Dean Clifford | Chip Frye as Charley | Bucklind Beery as Dr. Hollison | Dick Christie (1) as Sgt. Carey | Ellen Geer as Ronie
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

203 :09x04 - The Triumph

Dec/18/1980
In Germany, Jason and his men come across a young soldier who is able to translate for them when they come across a German Soldier shooting at them. Ike and Corabeth get in trouble with ration board for giving more groceries to the Baldwin sisters. A happy Jim Bob comes home to tell the family about the war being over in Germany.
Guest Stars: Jordan Suffin as Norman | Dana Gladstone as Lusco | Marc McClure as Willis | Davis Roberts as The Farmer | Eldon Quick as Parsons | Jack McCulloch as Jackson | Ken Wright as Slate
Director: Philip Leacock

204 :09x05 - The Premonition

Dec/25/1980
While waiting for Ben to come from Japan, Cindy has a premonition something bad happens to him and later finds out that Ben was taken prisoner by the Japanese military. As he is working in Paris, John Boy finally agrees to write an article about how dangerous land mines are. After deciding to stay in Paris after being discharged from the service, he changes his mind after learning about Ben becoming a POW.
Guest Stars: Jordan Suffin as Norman | Woody Eney as Major Sawyer | Ed Call as Sgt. Norton | Patrick Skelton as Soldier | Roger Etienne as French Man | Danielle Aubry as French Woman | Anita Jodelsohn as Simone

205 :09x06 - The Pursuit

Jan/01/1981
When Jim Bob arrives home unexpectedly with a girl named Kathy following not far behind, they soon learn that she is pregnant with Jim Bob’s child. Not believing Kathy is telling the truth; John has a talk with her and voices his concerns. After the truth comes out, Jim Bob and Kathy agree to remain friends. In Japan, Ben is being a handful for his captors who ultimately put him in solitary confinement.
Guest Stars: Jordan Suffin as Norman | Lisa Harrison as Antoinette "Toni" Hazelton | Jennifer Jason Leigh as Kathy | Dane Witherspoon as Clint | Jerry Hoffman (1) as Lt. Saunders | Richard Molnar as Billy | Ken Michelman as Cpl. Bergstrom | Ted Noose as Master Sergeant Bruner | Hatsuo Uda as Corporal | Frank Catalano as Augie | Jerry Fujikawa as Camp Commander
Director: Philip Leacock

206 :09x07 - The Last Ten Days

Jan/08/1981
As Jason and Toni, and Elizabeth and Drew are having relationship problems, the war with Japan ends when President Truman dropped a pair of bombs on major Japanese cities. While the Walton family celebrates the good news, Ben calls home to let them know about his safe return home very soon.
Guest Stars: Tony Becker as Drew Cutler | Lisa Harrison as Antoinette "Toni" Hazelton | Jordan Suffin as Norman | Sab Shimono as Corporal Kiyono | James Saito as Sergeant | Walker Edmiston as Radio Announcer

204 :09x08 - The Move

Jan/15/1981
After Ben returns home from the war, he begins making plans for Cindy and his future. Wanting to go to school to become an engineer, Ben's dreams are soon dashed when John expresses his desire to make him a partner at the mill. While he is deciding what to do, Olivia gets a relapse of her T.B. and has to move to Arizona. Upon hearing John's plans of selling the mill in order to be with Olivia in Arizona, Ben decides to give up his dreams to run the mill, in order to keep the business in the family.
Guest Stars: Lewis Arquette as J.D. Pickett | Dan Frazer as Col. Brunson | Ed Couppee as Captain Bennett | Len Wayland as Mr. Gentry
Director: Harvey Laidman

208 :09x09 - The Whirlwind

Jan/22/1981
Coming home to visit the family from the Army base, Jim Bob gets a ride from Jonesy, a man passing through the mountain. After having an accident, he stays with the Walton’s as Jim Bob fixes his car. During this time the stranger and Mary Ellen fall in love, only to have their relationship put on hold by the news that Curt may still be alive in Florida. Meanwhile, Jason buys the Dew Drop Inn, and thanks to help of his family and Corabeth, is able to re-open the place with rousing success.
Guest Stars: Pamela McMyler as Betty Howell | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Richard Gilliland as Arlington Wescott Jones III
Director: Nell Cox (1)

209 :09x10 - The Tempest

Feb/05/1981
As Mary Ellen is in Florida, she and Curt realize things are no longer the same between each other. While she is gone, Jonesy decides to stay on Walton's Mountain and is ultimately given Erin's job at J.D.'s plant. However, upon realizing Erin is doing Jonesy's work for him, she gets hired back and Jonesy is ultimately hired as a professor at Boatwright University.
Guest Stars: Scott Hylands as Curt Packard/Willard | Pamela McMyler as Betty Howell | Lewis Arquette as J.D. Pickett | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Richard Gilliland as Arlington Wescott Jones III

210 :09x11 - The Carousel

Feb/12/1981
Upon her father's death, Cindy learns she was adopted as a child. Wanting her daughter to know her biological grandmother, she and Ben soon begin searching for her mother. Eventually, Cindy and Ben are successful in finding her mother, and are happy when she tells them she would like to keep in touch with her daughter and family. Meanwhile, Drew stays with the Walton's while his parents are gone for a few weeks.
Guest Stars: Edward Bell (1) as Mr. Nichols | Anita Dangler as Mrs. Foley | Bill Erwin as Dr. Grover | Penelope Windust as Bernadine | Tony Becker as Drew Cutler

211 :09x12 - The Hot Rod

Feb/19/1981
After being discharged from the Air Core, Jim Bob and his friend Jody come back to Walton's Mountain and start rebelling against the life they lived while in the Army. However, after Jody got in an accident, the boys realize that the lives they were living were dangerous and ultimately open up a garage to fix the vehicles of their neighbors. Meanwhile, the Baldwin sisters get an unwelcome visit from a Government employee, telling them to dismantle their recipe machine.
Guest Stars: Tom Williams (1) as Mr. Winthrop | Charles R. Penland as Jody Foster | Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster | Herb Armstrong as Cafe Owner | John Carter as Deputy Walt Hendrix | Jason Moses as Josh Foster | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin
Director: Bob Sweeney
Writer: Scott Hamner

212 :09x13 - The Gold Watch

Feb/26/1981
After an old beau of Rose comes to Walton's Mountain unexpectedly, his friends soon learn that he spent time in a mental institution. When his sister finds out where he is, Stanley and his friends are able to convince her to stay in the area, where he finds a job at a local newspaper. Meanwhile, a country music singer recently hired at the Dew Drop Inn begins hitting on Toni, much to the displeasure of Jason.
Guest Stars: William Schallert as Stanley Perkins | Carolyn Coates as Elvira Perkins | Terry Burns as Dr. Martin | Lisa Harrison as Antoinette "Toni" Hazelton | Curtis Credel as Johnny Calico | Virginia Peters as The Angry Woman | Rex Benson as Mr. Cuthbert | George Strattan as Customer | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin
Director: Walt Gilmore

213 :09x14 - The Beginning

Mar/05/1981
When Tom, the new minister arrives on the mountain, he calls the residents to arms to fix up the run-down church. Meanwhile, when Jason mentions Toni is Jewish one night, a big argument erupts inside the Walton home when the couple discusses getting married. However, thanks to Ben, the family becoming divided about Jason and Toni's relationship, resulting in the couple breaking up. Things soon get patched up, thanks to the help of the new minister and Toni soon accepts Jason's marriage proposal.
Guest Stars: Kip Niven as Rev. Tom Marshall | Lisa Harrison as Antoinette "Toni" Hazelton | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

214 :09x15 - The Pearls

Mar/12/1981
When Elizabeth beings to feel neglected at home, she decides to go to Arizona to visit with her parents. However, when the rest of the family finds out her plans, Jason is able to convince her to stay home until Olivia is feeling better. Meanwhile, as Corabeth goes back home to visit a dying relative, her younger sister comes to Walton's Mountain, where she and Ike begin to hit it off.
Guest Stars: Ronnie Claire Edwards as Orma Lee | Taylor Lacher as Vern Billy Stalcup | Rand Hopkins as Taxi Driver | Llynn Storer as Bus Station Announcer | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin
Director: James Sheldon
Writer: Mary Worrell

215 :09x16 - The Victims

Mar/19/1981
As Erin talks with a friend of hers on a phone, her family soon learns that Laurie’s husband has become abusive since returning from the war. It is only after Kenny barricades himself inside his house that he realizes he needs help to overcome what he saw while serving in the Military, and agrees to go to a VA hospital to seek the help he needs. Meanwhile, thanks to some help from Ike, Jim Bob goes into the army surplus business.
Guest Stars: Carol Jones as Laurie Ellis | Ben Andrews as Kenny Ellis | Michael J. McDonough as Deputy Ernie Allen | Archie Lang as Buck Vernon | John Carter as Deputy Walt Hendrix
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

216 :09x17 - The Threshold

Apr/02/1981
Looking to keep Zuleika Dunbar away from her boyfriend Stanley, Rose begins to take desperate steps to keep him happy. Meanwhile, John Boy is given the opportunity to teach television courses at Boatwright University, only if the board of directors agrees to the new program.
Guest Stars: Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | William Schallert as Stanley Perkins | Pearl Shear as Zuleika Dunbar | Ivor Francis as Dean Beck
Writer: Scott Hamner

217 :09x18 - The Indiscretion

May/07/1981
After finding a letter addressed to Ike from another woman, Corabeth fears the worst and ultimately leaves her husband. However, they soon work things out and ultimately patch things up. Meanwhile, Elizabeth is facing her own relationship problems with Drew, with him suggesting they spend the night together to celebrate their anniversary.
Guest Stars: Tony Becker as Drew Cutler | Victoria Carroll as Nina Sue | Alvy Moore as Frank Sims | Dana Craig as Deputy Bull
Director: James Sheldon

218 :09x19 - The Heartache

May/14/1981
When Stanley proposes to Rose, she happily accepts. But when she begins suffering from heartburn, she goes to the doctor and finds out that she has a heart condition that requires medication, Rose soon calls off their engagement. Heartbroken, Stanley leaves the mountain, but eventually comes back and with the help of Ike, he is able to persuade Rose to ultimately get married to him. Meanwhile, Cindy begins to work in nearby Charlottesville, only to realize how much she misses being around to see her daughter grow up.
Guest Stars: Corinne Camacho as Mrs. Bassett (as Corinne Michaels) | Kip Niven as Rev. Tom Marshall | William Schallert as Stanley Perkins | Ken Sansom as Dr. Cole | Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard | Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin

219 :09x20 - The Lumberjack

May/21/1981
When a lumberjack comes to Walton's Mountain looking to help Ben with his business, things don't go as planned during their meeting. However, when the lumberjack meets Erin, they soon develop feelings for each other. When she learns that he is the son of a large lumber mill owner and they don't get along with each other, she is able to help both father and son are able to work past their problems and begin talking to one another again. Meanwhile, Ike and Jim Bob are able to unearth a dumping ground of illegal radioactive waste.
Guest Stars: Morgan Stevens as Paul Matthews Northridge | Richard Eastham as Mr. Wesley Northridge | Lew Horn as Mr. Franklin | Vivian Brown as Roxie | Robert Dryer as Tom Hurley
Director: Harvey Laidman
Writer: Carol Zeitz

220 :09x21 - The Hostage

May/28/1981
When Mary Ellen learns that a dying mountain man has allowed a nearby man to marry his 14 year-old granddaughter, she decides to take the girl home to keep her safe, only to have the neighbor kidnap Elizabeth. Upon finding rescuing her from Job, Elizabeth helps him from receive a light sentence. Meanwhile, as this is occurring, the Baldwin sisters are excited when a favorite cousin comes to visit.
Guest Stars: Mary Wickes as Cousin Octavia | Gary Grubbs as Job Moonie | Fran Ryan as Eula Mae Moonie | Debbie Lytton as Sissy Crooks | Alfred Hopson as Rance Crooks | John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin

221 :09x22 - The Revel

Jun/04/1981
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.
Guest Stars: Bettye Ackerman as Belle Becker | Robert Rockwell as Clayton Anderson | Lew Palter as Personel Man | James Ingersoll as Mike O'Brien | Treva Frazee as Landlady | Robert Ackerman (1) as The Bartender | Ted Jordan as Man in the Bar | Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin | Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin
Director: Harry Harris
Writer: Scott Hamner
Warning: The Waltons guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Family
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 14, 1972
Ended: August 20, 1981
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