The Waltons

Season 6 Episode 10

The Battle of Drucilla's Pond

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 17, 1977 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When John and Olivia are in the barn with Chance, they reminisce about the time John sold her calf to a farmer back in Season One.  But the cow they are talking about died at the end of Season Two, and the one they have now is a different beast altogether.  The writers seem completely unaware of this.

  • Quotes

    • Olivia: (gazing through the window above the kitchen sink) Have you ever really seen the view from this window?
      John: I've been looking out that window all my life.
      Olivia: The trees, the mountains. I'm going to paint it from this very angle. The composition's just right.
      John: Why paint it? You can stand there washing your dishes and look at it.

    • Opening Narration: While the war in Europe continued to spread, a deceptive calm lay over Walton's Mountain. In this 'quiet before the storm' our mother turned to painting, losing herself in it as if somehow she could preserve those tranquil days forever.

    • Closing Narration: No one of us on Walton's Mountain could possibly foresee that the world was about to go up in flames. Mama's paintings became a lasting link to what was, a reminder that through changes and turmoil, some things do endure.

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