The Waltons

Season 3 Episode 18

The Beguiled

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 16, 1975 on CBS
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John-Boy encounters a sassy, but unprincipled, girl whose selfish ways cause hard feelings and suspicion toward Danny, Jim Bob's friend.

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  • The Trickster

    9.5
    Jim Bob's friend, Danny, likes to do tricks. He's constantly nicking stuff and putting it back. So, when John-boy's college notebook goes missing, the blame falls naturally on him, getting Danny and Jim Bob into all kinds of trouble. However, the real thief turns out to be John-boy's latest love interest: a cocky student named Sis. It doesn't sound much, but it's a really well-plotted story that has you rooting for young Danny all the way through.

    Jim Bob's mate is a breath of fresh air. Guest actor, Willie Aames, is fantastic and he really brings his character to life. He and David Harper have a great dynamic and it's a shame we never see him again. More Jim Bob stories please!

    By contrast, John-boy's love interest is possibly his worst yet. Yet again, he gets involved with a brazen, self-obsessed woman. Although I cringed almost every time Sis opened her mouth, I have to hand it to the writers for their consistency. She makes a great villain.

    The scene in the yard just before Sis shows up is brilliant. First up, Elizabeth takes out Grandma with a tyre, then Ben takes out a hanging basket with his catapult. I'm not sure what Ben was thinking aiming at something right above his parents' heads, but it's great fun to watch.

    John-boy's little dance at the beginning though? Probably enough said.

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Darleen Carr

Darleen Carr

Sis Bradford

Guest Star

Beeson Carroll

Beeson Carroll

Tom Comley

Guest Star

Willie Aames

Willie Aames

Danny

Guest Star

Nora Marlowe

Nora Marlowe

Mrs. Brimmer

Recurring Role

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    • Opening Narration: When I recall the young years on Walton's Mountain I remember the pleasure of ordinary events, and the ordinary people who shaped them. But there were other times when neither the events nor the people were ordinary, and our lives were altered for a time.

    • Closing Narration: Those were not the last mistakes Jim Bob and I were to make, though we were truly ahead of the game, because our parents and grandparents gave us decent rules to live by, and decent examples to follow, and gave us, too, their love and understanding hearts.

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