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.
#2 – The Illusion
Season 7 – Episode 8
Ester Verdie’s daughter comes back to Walton’s Mountain disillusioned over having a college degree & unable to land a meaningful job. Erin helps her find a job at J.D. Pickett’s plant.
The episode was rated from 8 votes.
#3 – 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.
#4 – 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.
#5 – Day of Infamy
Season 7 – Episode 10
Christmas 1941. Mary Ellen says she will be going to be with Curt in Hawaii. News from Pearl Harbor comes and the Waltons are told that Curt is dead.
The episode was rated from 9 votes.
#6 – 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.
#7 – 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.
#8 – 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.
#9 – 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.
#10 – 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.