The Waltons

10 Worst Episodes of The Waltons

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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#1 - The Pledge (Season 9 - Episode 3)

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

The episode was rated 6.50 from 12 votes.

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#2 - The Prodigals (Season 8 - Episode 17)


Josh and Jeffrey break into Godsey's store and are in trouble with the law. After being humiliated by a solider in uniform, Ben decides to enlist.

The episode was rated 6.55 from 11 votes.

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#3 - The Last Straw (Season 8 - Episode 20)

When John's equipment breaks down and Jim-Bob breaks his, John decides maybe he has had enough. Jeffrey builds himself a soapbox car sponsored by Godsey's store.

The episode was rated 6.80 from 10 votes.

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#4 - The Festival (Season 6 - Episode 16)


Jason practices his music for a town festival. He finds Josh, Verdie's son, plays the horn. They practice together. The festival organizers do not want Josh. Elizabeth and Aimee Godsey compete for the same boy.

The episode was rated 6.90 from 10 votes.

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#5 - The Journal (Season 8 - Episode 7)

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.

The episode was rated 6.90 from 10 votes.

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#6 - The Nightwalker (Season 5 - Episode 6)


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

The episode was rated 6.94 from 16 votes.

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#7 - The Violated (Season 8 - Episode 9)

Olivia searches for a soldier's wife at the request from the Red Cross. The soldier's wife won't answer her husband's letters. Corabeth expects an inheritance.

The episode was rated 7.00 from 12 votes.

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#8 - The Furlough (Season 8 - Episode 22)


John-Boy returns home physically cured but he still suffers from a loss of memory. Ike gets arrested for draft evasion because he ignores a letter from the Army.

The episode was rated 7.00 from 11 votes.

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#9 - The Pony Cart (Season 5 - Episode 10)

Auntie Martha Corrine Walton comes to Walton's Mountain to visit and soon interupts everybody's life. She and Ben make an old fashioned pony cart and she comes to the realization that she is about to die.

The episode was rated 7.08 from 12 votes.

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#10 - The Wager (Season 8 - Episode 12)


All of Jefferson County watched with wonder when Mary Ellen and Erin decide to venture even farther into a mans world.

The episode was rated 7.09 from 11 votes.

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