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The Waltons

The Waltons

CBS 1972

In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, during the Great Depression, the Walton family makes its small income from its saw mill on Walton's Mountain. The story is told through the eyes of John Boy, who wants to be a novelist and go to college. The saga follows the family through depression and war, through growing up, school, courtship, marriage, employment, birth, aging, illness and death.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Waltons

The Waltons - S7E1

#1 - The Empty Nest


Season 7 - Episode 1

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.

The episode was rated from 17 votes.

The Waltons - S2E20

#2 - The Fulfillment


Season 2 - Episode 20

The Waltons bring home an 8 year boy named Stevie who is an orphan so he can experience a family setting. Stevie meets Curtis Norton a blacksmith and an immediate bond occurs. Curtis and his wife take in the boy.

The episode was rated from 24 votes.

The Waltons - S2E16

#3 - The Honeymoon


Season 2 - Episode 16

Olivia and John go on a late honeymoon at Virginia Beach while John-Boy & Marcia Woolery try to come to an understanding in their relationship.

The episode was rated from 20 votes.

The Waltons - S3E22

#4 - The Song


Season 3 - Episode 22

Sally Ann Harper has eyes for Jason but Ben falls in love with her. Grandpa and John enter a billiard competition at Ike's store

The episode was rated from 16 votes.

The Waltons - S2E19

#5 - The Cradle


Season 2 - Episode 19

Olivia finds out she is pregnant and the children set out to make her and the baby a variety of presents. Elizabeth is jealous because she thinks because she is the youngest that her Mom will not love her the same way or will never have any more time for her. In the end Olivia loses the baby

The episode was rated from 26 votes.

The Waltons - S6E3
#6 - The Recluse
Season 6 - Episode 3

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

The episode was rated from 10 votes.
The Waltons - S4E10
#7 - The Loss
Season 4 - Episode 10

Olivia Hill, Olivia's young cousin, returns to Walton's Mountain to grieve the sudden death of her husband. The family attempts to cheer her up. It does not work until Elizabeth's cat, Calico, gives birth to kittens.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.
The Waltons - S2E10
#8 - The Thanksgiving Story
Season 2 - Episode 10

Thanksgiving time on Walton's Mountain means a turkey shoot, a school play about early settlers, and the big meal. One year it also included a rekindled love affair and a life-threatening accident. John-Boy anticipates a visit from his girlfriend and is pending a college scholarship exam. He has an accident in the sawmill and his vision is blurred. He is unable to finish his test and eventually must undergo surgery.

The episode was rated from 28 votes.
The Waltons - S5E11
#9 - The Best Christmas
Season 5 - Episode 11

The 11 members of the Walton family are together for Christmas This would be the last time that all of the Waltons would be together

The episode was rated from 14 votes.
The Waltons - S2E5
#10 - The Roots
Season 2 - Episode 5

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.

The episode was rated from 24 votes.

Last updated: jun 02, 2021



I watched this show every week when it originally aired and just finished watching all the series again. What a great show! Brings me back to those simpler day of my youth.

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