When a young widow comes to stay in their home, the Walton children learn a hard lesson about how to cope with another person's grief.
When Erin gets involved with a documentary film being made at the Pickett Defense Plant, she is led to believe that can become a star in Hollywood
Harvey tries to put an end to the Gillis Industries takeover. But when Mike continues to play hardball, Louis sees an opportunity to make a name for himself by saving the day.
Jason befriends a mysterious recluse who loves music, and Ben leaves home to look for a job in a defense plant.
John's military security clearance is threatened when it is discovered he did not graduate from high school. Mary Ellen takes over for the county nurse and encounters difficulties with the mountain folk.
The pressure mounts for three of our builders as Arizona Bike Week looms.
He's a killer. He didn't get caught. And he's about to be famous. When the statute of limitations expires on a series of high-profile murders, a handsome and mysterious young man emerges with a tell-all book, taking credit for the crimes. As he seduces the media into following him to book signings and televised debates, the officer who hunted him falls deeper into obsession, and the victims' families plot their own revenge.
With the Walton children growing up, this may be the last Christmas that the entire family can spend together. The family plans a special celebration for Olivia, but a series of disasters keeps everyone away from home. Instead of becoming upset, Olivia feels proud of how her children respond to help her community when they are needed.
When a favorite patient dies, Mary Ellen decides to become a doctor. Meanwhile, the Waltons plan birthday gifts for Jason in France.
Mary Ellen becomes dependent on drugs while preparing for her final exams for nursing school. Sissy wants to divorce Yancy.
The family mourns Grandpa's death--and celebrates his life. John struggles to fill a huge lumber contract, while Mary Ellen and Erin become roommates in Charlottesville. Corabeth opens a tearoom. The family mourns Grandpa's death--and celebrates his life. John struggles to fill a huge lumber contract, while Mary Ellen and Erin become roommates in Charlottesville. Corabeth opens a tearoom.
Pebbles overhears a conversation that makes her think Fred is going to be fired, so she gets a job working for Mr. Slate at the gravel pit to make her father look good.
Jim Bob narrowly escapes death and decides to become a minister. Elizabeth works on a science project that involves collecting insects.
A flash fire demolishes the second floor of the Walton's house and begins a series of events that threatens to destroy the family.A flash fire demolishes the second floor of the Walton's home and starts a series of events that threatens to destroy the family.
Olivia returns to find her family deeply involved in the war effort. When the Satterfields receive news of the death of their son, John is told he can expect to pay this loss with the life of one of his own sons. Jim-Bob is threatened by the father of a man who lost his son in the war--after John approved the boy's draft by the military. But the news that John-Boy has been taken as a prisoner of war in Europe brings the families together in their grief.
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