The Waltons - Season 7

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Episode Guide

  • The Empty Nest (1)
    The Empty Nest (1)
    Episode 1
    9/21/78
    8.4
    Everybody mourns the death of Grandpa Zeb and Flossie Brimmer. John struggles to obtain a huge lumber contract. Mary Ellen and Erin move to Charlottesville, and they get an apartment.
  • The Empty Nest (2)
    The Empty Nest (2)
    Episode 2
    9/21/78
    8.4
    A job offer takes John by surprise. Corabeth and Ike argue over the store's layout. Erin and Mary Ellen find city life taxing.
  • The Calling
    Episode 3
    9/28/78
    6.7
    Jim-Bob falls for the Baldwins' cousin, who is soon to become a nun. Ben unwittingly hires an alcoholic mill hand.
  • The Moonshiner
    Episode 4
    10/12/78
    5.5
    Jason vouches for Boone Walton following his moonshining conviction. Daisy Garner returns to the mountain.
  • The Obsession
    Episode 5
    10/19/78
    6.1
    Mary Ellen abuses prescription drugs to stay awake studying for the nursing exam. Cissy Tucker delivers an ultimatum to Yancy.
  • The Changeling
    The Changeling
    Episode 6
    10/26/78
    2.7
    As her 13th birthday approaches, Elizabeth is caught between her dual desires to remain a girl and become a woman. Jason hosts a radio talk show, giving love advice.
  • The Portrait
    Episode 7
    11/2/78
    1.6
    Erin has conflicting feelings for a morose artist, just returned from Paris, who wants to include her in a mural. Elizabeth and Jim-Bob try to teach a bird to sing.
  • The Captive
    Episode 8
    11/9/78
    7.4
    Elizabeth is slow to take to her brothers' driving lessons. Feeling hemmed in by the unchanging life of Walton's Mountain, Corabeth takes to the bottle.
  • The Illusion
    Episode 9
    11/16/78
    5.0
    Esther Foster returns to Walton's Mountain, dejected over her inability to find a decent job despite a college diploma. The layout of a war honor roll at Ike Godsey's store angers Verdie.
  • The Beau
    Episode 10
    11/23/78
    5.7
    Elizabeth is displeased when a former boyfriend of Grandma's comes calling. Jim-Bob proposes Yancy use his still for fuel instead of moonshine.
  • Day of Infamy
    Episode 11
    12/7/78
    8.4
    As Mary Ellen prepares to move to Pearl Harbor to live with Curtis, the Japanese attack, bringing the country into WWII.
  • The Yearning
    Episode 12
    12/14/78
    7.7
    Elizabeth falls for Walton's Mountain's new minister. Erin helps author memoirs for the Baldwin sisters.
  • The Boosters
    Episode 13
    12/28/78
    8.2
    Ben and Corabeth want to open an auto court. Yancy takes a barbering class by mail, hoping to start his own business.
  • The Conscience
    Episode 14
    1/4/79
    7.4
    Jason has doubts over being able to kill another person, should be have to go to war. Meanwhile, Jim-Bob is all too eager to serve his country.
  • The Obstacle
    Episode 15
    1/11/79
    5.1
    The Waltons help Mike Paxton, a newly handicapped friend of John Boy's, realize being in a wheelchair isn't the end of his life. Jason hopes to use his music skills by joining a band unit in the war.
  • The Parting
    Episode 16
    1/18/79
    6.0
    When a vacation does not help Olivia's fatigue, a trip to the doctor's yields a devastating diagnosis. Jim-Bob wants to prove he's skilled at more than just machinery.
  • The Burden
    Episode 17
    1/25/79
    7.2

    Nearly killed while fixing the car, Jim-Bob decides to become a minister. Elizabeth catches bugs for a school project.

  • The Pin-Up
    Episode 18
    2/8/79
    7.0
    Ben's innocently-taken picture of Erin makes her a popular pin-up girl at Camp Lee. Mary Ellen becomes overly protective of John Curtis.
  • The Attack
    Episode 19
    2/15/79
    8.2
    Following Ike's stress-induced heart attack, the Waltons help run his store, even as Corabeth begs him to sell it.
  • The Legacy
    Episode 20
    2/22/79
    7.7
    Erin and Miss Emily both have eyes for the visiting Ashley Longworth, Jr. Elizabeth wonders if it's time for her to start wearing a bra. The Walton children learn a surprising fact about their father.
  • The Outsider
    Episode 21
    3/1/79
    8.1
    Ben surprises the family with a sudden marriage, who are taken aback by this startling development. Corabeth covets a fountain she remembers fondly from her youth.
  • The Torch
    Episode 22
    3/8/79
    5.0
    An old girlfriend of John's buys the Dew Drop, and still has feelings for him. Godsey's Hall becomes a canteen for soldiers stationed at Camp Rockfish.
  • The Tailspin
    Episode 23
    3/15/79
    7.5
    Jim-Bob sinks into depression when his eyes prevent him from joining the Air Corps. The still recently-widowed Mary Ellen is reluctant to start a social life.
  • Founders' Day
    Episode 24
    3/22/79
    8.0
    The Waltons, Godseys, and Baldwins all seek to prove theirs was the first family to settle on Walton's Mountain. Jason has difficulty completing "Appalachian Portrait," a composition to fulfill his graduation requirements from Kleinberg Conservatory.