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The Waltons

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Rated: All (TV-G)1972 - 19819 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Prime Video Tags: War World War II Psychology Country: America

The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The show is centered on a family in a rural Virginia community during the Great Depression and World War II.The series pilot aired as a television movie entitled The Homecoming: A Christmas Story and was broadcast on December 19, 1971. Beginning in September 1972, the series originally aired on CBS for a total of nine seasons. After the series was canceled in 1981, three television movie sequels followed in 1982, with three more in the 1990s. The Waltons was produced by Lorimar Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution in syndication.The Waltons featuring Ralph Waite and Michael Learned has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Prime Video, available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Google Play, and 2 others. It's a drama and family show with 222 episodes over 9 seasons. The Waltons is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.6 (4,821 votes).

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198 episodes (89%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 The Foundling

S01 E01

Sep 14, 1972
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The Foundling Sep 14, 1972 When a young girl is left on the doorstep of the Walton's home, they take her in. Not Before learning she is deaf after taking her to the doctor. One night while the Walton family listen to the radio John boy takes matters into his own hands when Holly (the deaf girl) runs up to her room crying. He teaches her sign language...or really Sign spelling! This new skill comes in handy when the youngest of the Walton family gets locked by accident in a box in the Haunted House, which later turns out to be the house of which Holly lives!

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Carnival

S01 E02

Sep 21, 1972
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The Carnival Sep 21, 1972 A Carnival troupe comes to Walton's Mountain. When the manager absconds with the money, four members are stranded at the Walton house. They thank the Waltons with a private performance.

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Season 01, Episode 03 The Calf

S01 E03

Sep 28, 1972
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The Calf Sep 28, 1972 The Family cow, Chance gives birth to a healthy calf but John announces that it must be sold to make ends meet. Elizabeth and Jim Bob hide the Calf to save it. John relents and the family keeps the calf.

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Season 01, Episode 04 The Hunt

S01 E04

Oct 5, 1972
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The Hunt Oct 5, 1972 John Boy prepares to go on his first hunt and distress over taking an animals life. During the hunt he saves John's life from an attacking bear. Meanwhile Mary Ellen debates over a new dress or a baseball mitt.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Typewriter

S01 E05

Oct 12, 1972
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The Typewriter Oct 12, 1972 John Boy borrows an antique typewriter from the Baldwin sisters so he can send a story to a magazine. Mary Ellen mistakenly sells it to a junk man, but through diligence, gets it back for her brother.

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Season 01, Episode 06 The Star

S01 E06

Oct 19, 1972
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The Star Oct 19, 1972 When a meteorite falls on the Baldwin's house, Zeb believes his time has come. The Baldwin sisters are hoaxed by their cousin until Zeb and John come to the rescue.

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Season 01, Episode 07 The Sinner

S01 E07

Oct 26, 1972
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The Sinner Oct 26, 1972 The Reverend Matthew Fordwick comes to Walton's Mountain and upsets the family with his strict and forceful preaching. He innocently samples "the recipe," and John helps him to be accepted within the community

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 The Journey

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Sep 13, 1973
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The Journey Sep 13, 1973 Maggie McKenzie would like to see the ocean once more. John-Boy takes her but must miss an important dance. Grandpa helps the children save an injured bird. Earl Hamner makes his only appearance in the series as Maggie's husband. The director of this episode, Harry Harris, who would eventually direct almost 50 episodes, was nominated for an Emmy award.

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Season 02, Episode 02 The Odyssey

S02 E02

Sep 20, 1973
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The Odyssey Sep 20, 1973 John-Boy heads for a mountain retreat and finds an old school mate who is expecting.The baby arrives with John-Boy's help. The mule, Blue makes his first appearance in this episode.

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Season 02, Episode 03 The Separation

S02 E03

Sep 27, 1973
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The Separation Sep 27, 1973 The family struggles with financial crisis and the electricity is turned off. Grandpa sets out to raise some money but tells no one about his plans. Grandma becomes angry and Grandpa moves out. The bill is paid and the angry grandparents make-up at a barn dance.

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Season 02, Episode 04 The Theft

S02 E04

Oct 4, 1973
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The Theft Oct 4, 1973 A wealthy widow, Mrs Clayborne, accuses John Walton of stealing antiques while working in her mansion. John needed new tires and he hocks his wedding ring to buy them. He refuses to tell anyone where the money came from. The mystery is finally solved when the Clayborne son admits to selling the goblets to raise money for his family.

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Season 02, Episode 05 The Roots

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Oct 11, 1973
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The Roots Oct 11, 1973 Harley Foster and his son Jodie are introduced to the series. Harley roams the countryside doing odd jobs. Jodie has had no formal education. Verdie Grant takes a strong liking to Harley and eventually persuades him to stay on Walton's Mountain.

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Season 02, Episode 06 The Chicken Thief

S02 E06

Oct 18, 1973
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The Chicken Thief Oct 18, 1973 John-Boy accidentally sees a family friend, Yancy Tucker, stealing chickens and must decide whether to turn him in to the sheriff. Yancy has been helping poor friends but is arrested and charged with shooting the chicken's owner. All is resolved when the owner admits to falling and shooting himself.

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Season 02, Episode 07 The Prize

S02 E07

Oct 25, 1973
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The Prize Oct 25, 1973 The Country Fair has come to Walton's Mountain. Grandma has entered a quilt in the competition. Ben sells a pig for the greased pig contest and Olivia's old suitor, now politician, visits the fair.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 The Conflict (1)

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Sep 12, 1974
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The Conflict (1) Sep 12, 1974 Aunt Martha Corinnie Walton's home is in danger by the right-of-way for The Blue Ridge Parkway. All of the Walton clan comes to her aid and try and stop the contractor. During a skirmish with the contractor and deputies, John-Boy gets shot.

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Season 03, Episode 02 The Conflict (2)

S03 E02

Sep 19, 1974
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The Conflict (2) Sep 19, 1974 Aunt Martha Corinnie Walton's home is in danger by the right-of-way for The Blue Ridge Parkway. All of the Walton clan comes to her aid and try and stop the contractor. During a skirmish with the contractor and deputies, John-Boy gets shot.

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Season 03, Episode 03 The First Day

S03 E03

Sep 26, 1974
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The First Day Sep 26, 1974 During John-Boy's 1st day at Boatwright he encounters a variety of new challenges. Back at the Walton home, Jason feels the need to be the oldest and excel at school like John-Boy. All of the other children object to Jason's attitude

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Season 03, Episode 04 The Thoroughbred

S03 E04

Oct 3, 1974
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The Thoroughbred Oct 3, 1974 John-Boy enters Blue the family mule in the annual cross-country race & tries to win Selena Linville's affections.Grandpa had won that race years before

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Season 03, Episode 05 The Runaway

S03 E05

Oct 10, 1974
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The Runaway Oct 10, 1974 Now that John-Boy is at College, Jim Bob feels small and alone. He brings home a guinea pig, a mascot at school. During the night the little creature dies but the rest of the family are too busy with their own activities to spend time with him. Sad and alone after burying it in the woods, Jim Bob runs away.

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Season 03, Episode 06 The Romance

S03 E06

Oct 17, 1974
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The Romance Oct 17, 1974 Olivia enrolls herself in art class at night and her teacher makes romantic advances.Mary Ellen says she wants to be a nurse

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Season 03, Episode 07 The Ring

S03 E07

Oct 24, 1974
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The Ring Oct 24, 1974 Mary Ellen buys a purse. At home she finds there's a pretty amethyst ring inside which she decides to wear at the dance, but she and Erin keep the finding of the ring a secret.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01 The Sermon

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Sep 11, 1975
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The Sermon Sep 11, 1975 Reverend Fordwick asks John-Boy to deliver the Sunday sermon, and Miss Hunter asks Olivia to act as the substitute teacher. It proves to be an interesting experience for both as Reverend Fordwick and Miss Hunter plan their wedding and honeymoon

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Season 04, Episode 02 The Genius

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Sep 18, 1975
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The Genius Sep 18, 1975 John-Boy's Dean asks him to take care of a 16 year old genius college student for the weekend. It seems that Lyle is wonderful with science and math, but woefully lacking when it comes to dealing with people.

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Season 04, Episode 03 The Fighter

S04 E03

Sep 25, 1975
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The Fighter Sep 25, 1975 Young prize fighter James Travis Clark from Richmond arrives on Walton's Mountain looking for work. He lives in the Walton's barn while training for his next fight. Grandma and Olivia are upset with the whole idea until they find out that James is a minister.

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Season 04, Episode 04 The Prophecy

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Oct 2, 1975
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The Prophecy Oct 2, 1975 Father and son struggle with personal crisis: John approaches his 25-year high school reunion regretting he is not a greater success; and John-Boy fears he will never be able to make a living as a writer.

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Season 04, Episode 05 The Boondoggle

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Oct 9, 1975
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The Boondoggle Oct 9, 1975 Porter Sims, a reporter from New York, comes to get material for a guide book on Virginia. John-Boy takes him to see the Baldwin sisters who allow him to look through the late Judge Baldwin's private papers. These reveal that their father was accused of treason for harboring Yankee soldiers during the Civil War. Deeply shocked and hurt, they decide not to leave their house ever again.

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Season 04, Episode 06 The Breakdown

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Oct 16, 1975
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The Breakdown Oct 16, 1975 Jason is attending Klineberg Conservatory while playing with the Haystack Gang & the Sunrise Gospeleers. He is not doing too well and decides to slow down. John-Boy takes a new job in Boatwright's library.

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Season 04, Episode 07 The Wing-Walker

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Oct 23, 1975
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The Wing-Walker Oct 23, 1975 John-Boy is doing a story on a female wing-walker who is performing at the local fair. He invites her to stay at the Walton home. Jim Bob is soon madley in love with the flyer. Maude Gormley gives Mytrle the goat to the Waltons.

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Season 5

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Season 05, Episode 01 The First Edition

S05 E01

Sep 23, 1976
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The First Edition Sep 23, 1976 The first edition of The Blue Ridge Chronicle is published by John-Boy. He publishes a story about Ben and it makes his mother mad.

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Season 05, Episode 02 The Vigil

S05 E02

Sep 30, 1976
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The Vigil Sep 30, 1976 Mary Ellen, aspring nurse, makes a diagnosis about Grandma's illness which almost costs Grandma her life.

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Season 05, Episode 03 The Comeback

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Oct 7, 1976
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The Comeback Oct 7, 1976 Jason gets news that his scholarship has been cancelled. Jason begins to hang out at the Dew Drop Inn. He is trying to interest Red Turner, a musician, into making a come back since his son's death.

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Season 05, Episode 04 The Baptism

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Oct 14, 1976
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The Baptism Oct 14, 1976 John refuses to visit the tent meeting or get baptised, even with the presence of a famous evangelist.

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Season 05, Episode 05 The Fire Storm

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Oct 21, 1976
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The Fire Storm Oct 21, 1976 John-Boy tries to keep the community updated about the news in Europe sohe decides to print excerpts about Hitler's Mein Kampf in his paper. A great outcry ensues and the town is torn apart over the issue of publishing unfavorable items in the Blue Ridge Chronicle.

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Season 05, Episode 06 The Nightwalker

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Oct 28, 1976
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The Nightwalker Oct 28, 1976 A unknown person prowls through the night on Walton's Mountain. Godsey's Hall is open up by Ike Godsey & Jason decides to have a dance for the community

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Season 05, Episode 07 The Wedding (1)

S05 E07

Nov 4, 1976
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The Wedding (1) Nov 4, 1976 Mary Ellen surprises her parents saying that she and Dr. David Spencer are getting married. At the same time the family makes preparations, Dr. Curt Willard arrives and complicates matters.

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Season 6

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Season 06, Episode 01 The Hawk

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Sep 15, 1977
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The Hawk Sep 15, 1977 A young minister comes and causes some uneasiness within the congregation

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Season 06, Episode 02 The Stray

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Sep 22, 1977
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The Stray Sep 22, 1977 Strange foorprints & a stringer of catfish lead the Waltons to find 12 year old Josh a runaway in the barn hiding.He attaches himself to John immediately

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Season 06, Episode 03 The Recluse

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Sep 29, 1977
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The Recluse Sep 29, 1977 Jason and Fern Lockwood,a recluse who shares his love of music but she is timid and finds life threatening . Ben goes to Norfolk and looks for work and comes back home to help an overworked father

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Season 06, Episode 04 The Warrior

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Oct 13, 1977
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The Warrior Oct 13, 1977 An old man, his grandson,and two Indians come to Walton's Mountain saying there are sacred burial grounds where the barn is built.

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Season 06, Episode 05 The Seashore

S06 E05

Oct 20, 1977
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The Seashore Oct 20, 1977 The Waltons have an encounter with a strange English girl while on a small vacation at the Baldwin sister's beach cottage. Ben stays home alone expecting to live the life of a carefree bachelor.

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Season 06, Episode 06 The Volunteer

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Oct 27, 1977
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The Volunteer Oct 27, 1977 After Erin says no to the marriage proposal of G.W. Haines, he joins the Army. Erin visits G.W. at Camp Lee Army Base despite her father's reluctance.

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Season 06, Episode 07 The Grandchild (1)

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Nov 3, 1977
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The Grandchild (1) Nov 3, 1977 Mary Ellen Gives birth to the Waltons 1 st grandchild a boy name John Curtis Williard

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Season 7

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Season 07, Episode 01 The Empty Nest (1)

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Sep 21, 1978
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The Empty Nest (1) Sep 21, 1978 Everybody mourns the death of Grandpa Zeb and Flossie Brimmer. John struggles hard to fill a huge lumber contract and Mary Ellen & Erin move to Charlottesville and they get an apartment.

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Season 07, Episode 02 The Empty Nest (2)

S07 E02

Sep 28, 1978
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The Empty Nest (2) Sep 28, 1978 2nd part The Waltons and the rest of the townspeople think of Grandpa and Flossie Brimmer.

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Season 07, Episode 03 The Calling

S07 E03

Oct 12, 1978
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The Calling Oct 12, 1978 Jim-Bob meets the Baldwin's cousin, a young girl who is in a convent preparing to become a nun. Ben hires a mill hand who turns out to be an alcoholic.

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Season 07, Episode 04 The Moonshiner

S07 E04

Oct 19, 1978
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The Moonshiner Oct 19, 1978 Boone Walton comes back to Walton's mountain and gets in trouble with the law. Boone gets released in Jason's custody. Daisy Garner also comes back to Walton's Mountain to visit.

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Season 07, Episode 05 The Obsession

S07 E05

Oct 26, 1978
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The Obsession Oct 26, 1978 Mary Ellen gets prescription drugs and abuses them in order to study long hours for her Nurse's exam. Cissy Tucker Yancy Tucker's wife has had enough and she puts her foot down.

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Season 07, Episode 06 The Changeling

S07 E06

Nov 2, 1978
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The Changeling Nov 2, 1978 Just before Elizabeth's 13th birthday, she becomes reluctant to grow up and creates a poltergeist. Jason starts a new job as a radio talk show host giving advice to the lovelorn.

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Season 07, Episode 07 The Portrait

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Nov 9, 1978
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The Portrait Nov 9, 1978 Erin is both attracted and repelled by a brooding artist who is here from Paris. As part of a war-time mural on the wall of an old house the artist asks to paint Erin's portrait.

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Season 8

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Season 08, Episode 01 The Home Front (1)

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Sep 20, 1979
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The Home Front (1) Sep 20, 1979 John serves on the local draft board. A young soldier he drafted has been killed and the boy's Dad threatens John & Jim-Bob. The family receives word that John-Boy is missing in action.

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Season 08, Episode 02 The Home Front (2)

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Sep 20, 1979
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The Home Front (2) Sep 20, 1979 John serves on the local draft board. A young soldier he drafted has been killed and the boy's Dad threatens John & Jim-Bob. The family receives word that John-Boy is missing in action.

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Season 08, Episode 03 The Kinfolk

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Sep 27, 1979
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The Kinfolk Sep 27, 1979 Rose arrives for a visit which is extended with Serena and Jeffery, her grandchildren. Jim-Bob and Ike Godsey build an air raid siren big enough for Richmond.

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Season 08, Episode 04 The Diploma

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Oct 4, 1979
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The Diploma Oct 4, 1979 Mary Ellen subs as the county nurse. John tries to prove to the army that he really did graduate from high school. John can not find his diploma so he takes another test.

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Season 08, Episode 05 The Innocents

S08 E05

Oct 11, 1979
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The Innocents Oct 11, 1979 Olivia says the mountain needs a day nursery for children of defense plant workers. Corabeth thinks that Ike has a girlfriend when she sees Rose teaching him to dance.

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Season 08, Episode 06 The Starlet

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Oct 18, 1979
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The Starlet Oct 18, 1979 The film company comes to Walton's Mountain and Pickett plant is used for a war-time documentary. Erin is convinced by the director that she has potential in Hollywood.

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Season 08, Episode 07 The Journal

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Oct 25, 1979
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The Journal Oct 25, 1979 A publisher asks permission from John and Olivia about printing the new book that John-Boy wrote in Europe. Jeff does not want Reckless put to sleep after Reckless becomes sick.

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Season 9

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Season 09, Episode 01 The Outrage (1)

S09 E01

Nov 27, 1980
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The Outrage (1) Nov 27, 1980 Harley Foster and John have a delivery out of town. They have to deal with prejudice first hand when Harley gets arrested for an old crime. John goes and sees President Roosevelt for a pardon.

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Season 09, Episode 02 The Outrage (2)

S09 E02

Nov 27, 1980
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The Outrage (2) Nov 27, 1980 Cont for part 1

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Season 09, Episode 03 The Pledge

S09 E03

Dec 4, 1980
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The Pledge Dec 4, 1980 Mary Ellen feels inadequate as a nurse to help Mountain folk. Against the Dean's advice, Mary Ellen applies for medical school.

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Season 09, Episode 04 The Triumph

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Dec 18, 1980
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The Triumph Dec 18, 1980 With the war drawing to a close, Jason and a young man in his squad deal with the question of killing. Ike and Corabeth face problems with the Ration Board.

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Season 09, Episode 05 The Premonition

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Dec 25, 1980
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The Premonition Dec 25, 1980 Cindy has bad dreams about Ben, who becomes a POW. John-Boy falls in love with a french girl in Paris who runs a book shop.

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Season 09, Episode 06 The Pursuit

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Jan 1, 1981
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The Pursuit Jan 1, 1981 Jim-Bob's ex-girlfriend comes to Walton's Mountain saying that Jim-Bon is the father of her baby. In the Pacific, Ben is still a POW.

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Season 09, Episode 07 The Last Ten Days

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Jan 8, 1981
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The Last Ten Days Jan 8, 1981 Ben is taken on an unexpected trip by his captor who turns Ben in to the American forces. Toni is seriously courted by Jason.

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