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The Waltons: The Obsession

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.

Episode Info
Episode number: 7x5
Airdate: Thursday October 19th, 1978

Director: Gwen Arner
Writer: Juliet Packer

Guest Stars
Brandi TuckerBrandi Tucker
As Melissa Garner
Christopher WoodsChristopher Woods
As Dr. David Spencer
Cissy WellmanCissy Wellman
As Sissy
Deirdre LenihanDeirdre Lenihan
As Daisy Garner
Helen KleebHelen Kleeb
As Mamie Baldwin
Marshall Reed (2)Marshall Reed (2)
As John Curtis Willard
Mary JacksonMary Jackson
As Emily Baldwin
Michael Reed (3)Michael Reed (3)
As John Curtis Willard
Robert DonnerRobert Donner
As Yancy Tucker
Tom BowerTom Bower
As Dr. Curtis Willard
Alley MillsAlley Mills
As Nancy
Suzanne DelappSuzanne Delapp
As The Superintendent
Other Episode Crew

CreatorEarl Hamner, Jr.
Executive ProducerEarl Hamner, Jr.
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