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The Waltons: The Hostage

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.

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x21
Airdate: Thursday May 28th, 1981

Guest Stars
Helen KleebHelen Kleeb
As Mamie Baldwin
John CrawfordJohn Crawford
As Sheriff Ep Bridges
Mary JacksonMary Jackson
As Emily Baldwin
Alfred HopsonAlfred Hopson
As Rance Crooks
Debbie LyttonDebbie Lytton
As Sissy Crooks
Fran RyanFran Ryan
As Eula Mae Moonie
Gary GrubbsGary Grubbs
As Job Moonie
Mary WickesMary Wickes
As Cousin Octavia


When Mary Ellen is tending to a dying man in the mountains, she becomes surprised to learn that he plans to leave his house to his neighbor Job and allow him to marry his 14 year-old granddaughter Sissy; even though marrying a minor is illegal...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorEarl Hamner, Jr.
Executive ProducerEarl Hamner, Jr.
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