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The Waltons: The Achievement

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.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x25
Airdate: Thursday March 17th, 1977

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Guest Stars
Bettye AckermanBettye Ackerman
As Belle Becker
David HuddlestonDavid Huddleston
As A.J. Covington
Deirdre LenihanDeirdre Lenihan
As Daisy Garner
Tom BowerTom Bower
As Dr. Curtis Willard
Joan TompkinsJoan Tompkins
As Mrs. Herbert
Lynda St. JamesLynda St. James
As Ticket Seller
Maggie MaloolyMaggie Malooly
As Miss Maddocks


Frustrated after not receiving word regard his novel, John Boy travels to New York to find out why he hasn't heard anything yet. Upon his arrival, he soon learns that the publisher is swamped with novels to read, and that his is in a pile on her desk. After much talking, John Boy tries to convince the publisher to read his novel, and knowing that John Boy traveled a long distance, she eventually consents...

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Episode Notes
This episode was Richard Thomas' final appearance as a series regular; the following season, he'd returned several times as a special guest star.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEarl Hamner, Jr.
Executive ProducerEarl Hamner, Jr.
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