The Waltons

Season 1 Episode 18

The Courtship

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 25, 1973 on CBS
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  • The Divorcee

    8.5
    Another week, another romance. This time, it's the turn of Olivia's uncle, Cody Nelson. And, this time, we do have a happy ending.

    The story is fairly straightforward: the Waltons introduce Cody to a divorcee named Cordelia Hunnicot and watch with disapproval as love blooms between them. It's helped along by a good performance from Danna Hansen as Cordelia, and by a few unexpected twists and turns.

    As so often with television, the wedding is ridiculously rushed. I'm not a fan of these living room weddings: there are at least two churches in Walton's Mountain so why not use one of those? Still, it was at least far from obvious that Cordelia would say 'yes'.

    The episode takes place against the backdrop of the American government having shut down the banks to stave off a financial crisis. According to a well-known online encyclopedia, this places the episode in the days leading up to 13th March 1933, which is exactly the same time as 'The Typewriter' took place. No sign of said typewriter though. Not even a mention.

    And did anybody else think Uncle Cody looked like Gandalf? I kept expecting him to put on his hat and go riding off on a horse...

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