The Waltons - Season 3

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Episode Guide

  • The Conflict (1)
    The Conflict (1)
    Episode 1
    9/12/74
    7.7
    Aunt Martha Corinne Walton's home is in the proposed right-of-way for the Blue Ridge Parkway. All of the Waltons come to her aid and try and stop the contractor. During a skirmish with the contractor and deputies, John-Boy gets shot.
  • The Conflict (2)
    The Conflict (2)
    Episode 2
    9/12/74
    7.7
    Aunt Martha Corinne Walton's home is in the proposed right-of-way for the Blue Ridge Parkway. All of the Waltons come to her aid and try and stop the contractor. During a skirmish with the contractor and deputies, John-Boy gets shot.
  • The First Day
    Episode 3
    9/19/74
    9.9
    During John-Boy's first day at Boatwright he encounters a variety of new challenges. Jason feels the need to try to replace John-Boy.
  • The Thoroughbred
    Episode 4
    9/26/74
    9.2
    John-Boy enters Blue, the family mule, in an annual cross-country race that Grandpa had won years before.
  • The Runaway
    Episode 5
    10/3/74
    8.4
    After the school's pet guinea pig dies while in Jim-Bob's care, he runs away.
  • The Romance
    Episode 6
    10/10/74
    7.5
    Olivia enrolls herself in an art class at night, and her teacher makes romantic advances. Mary Ellen is rebuffed by her boyfriend and grandmother when she expresses a desire to become a doctor.
  • The Ring
    Episode 7
    10/17/74
    8.1
    Mary Ellen buys a purse second-hand for a dance, finds someone's ring inside, and decides to keep quiet and wear it herself.
  • The System
    Episode 8
    10/24/74
    8.8
    John-Boy defends a fellow student against a charge of an honor system violation. Grandpa finds Ben smoking cigarettes.
  • The Spoilers
    Episode 9
    10/31/74
    6.8
    The Hanovers, newly arrived from New York City to Walton's Mountain, are divided over whether to stay or move back to the big city.
  • The Marathon
    Episode 10
    11/7/74
    7.7
    In Scottsville, John-Boy enters a dance marathon with Daisy Garner, a girl he just met, leading to Olivia realizing her eldest son really is growing up.
  • The Book
    Episode 11
    11/14/74
    9.4
    John-Boy finds out that a collection of his short stories will be published and Jason secures a gig on the harmonica with Bobby Bigelow and the haystack gang. The children repair a row boat.
  • The Job
    Episode 12
    11/21/74
    7.4
    John-Boy gets a job reading to a reclusive, young blind woman who is hostile towards him and the world in general.
  • The Departure
    Episode 13
    12/5/74
    8.1
    John seeks work in a Norfolk shipyard because he feels that life has passed by him. Grandpa refuses to acknowedge a toothache.
  • The Visitor
    Episode 14
    12/12/74
    7.2
    Zeb's old friend returns to Walton's Mountain without his wife. Elizabeth has an imaginary friend.
  • The Birthday
    Episode 15
    12/19/74
    8.2
    Grandpa's birthday is shadowed by a heart attack the day before, and he feels like he's not recovering.
  • The Lie
    Episode 16
    1/2/75
    7.5
    Ben goes to Charlottesville to take a young girl to meet her mother, and John-Boy's truck—which Ben took without permission—ends up involved in a hit-and-run.
  • The Matchmakers
    Episode 17
    1/9/75
    8.3
    Corabeth Walton, a cousin of the Waltons, comes for visit, and Ike Godsey is instantly taken with her. Erin feels left out as the middle daughter.
  • The Beguiled
    Episode 18
    1/16/75
    7.2
    John-Boy encounters a sassy, but unprincipled, girl whose selfish ways cause hard feelings and suspicion toward Danny, Jim Bob's friend.
  • The Caretakers
    Episode 19
    1/23/75
    8.1
    Grandpa and Grandma feel left out and move to house-sit for Henry Townsend. John hires a careless hand to work the mill.
  • The Shivaree
    Episode 20
    1/30/75
    7.0
    Wedding plans for the daughter of a friend go awry when the mountain custom of kidnapping the groom gets out of hand.
  • The Choice
    Episode 21
    2/6/75
    9.6
    John wants to expand the mill and call it Walton and Sons, but Jason wants to study music and tries for a scholarship. John-Boy is told he should write a novel.
  • The Statue
    Episode 22
    2/13/75
    9.6
    Grandpa wins a raffle, with the prize a statue that looks just like an old girlfriend. A publisher expresses interest in John-Boy's story about an old romance of Miss Emily's.
  • The Song
    Episode 23
    2/20/75
    9.9
    Ben's girlfriend singing with Jason leads to a jealous feud. Grandpa and John enter a billiard competition at Ike's store.
  • The Woman
    Episode 24
    2/27/75
    7.7
    John and Olivia make plans for their 20th wedding anniversary, as the children prepare a special gift. John-Boy falls in love with a famous writer visiting Boatwright University.
  • The Venture
    Episode 25
    3/6/75
    9.7
    John's catching pneumonia while trying to build a mill extension himself sees John-Boy and Jason contemplating giving up their dreams to help.