The Waltons

Season 8 Episode 22

The Furlough

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 21, 1980 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When John-boy greets his family at the bus stop, he claims not to know who John Curtis is.  Yet, in both The Return and The Revelation, the two of them were shown spending time together.

  • Quotes

    • Opening Narration: There were many homecomings in my life, but the one I remember best followed a long spell in the hospital during World War Two. A visit home would be the final step in my recovery, and I looked forward to the comfort of those familiar surroundings. I never dreamed that I would bring the war with me, and that it would haunt me, even on Walton's Mountain.

    • Closing Narration: I had come home to plant a part of my tass that was missing. There was an ache in my heart for my friend Stewart, but I had finally confronted the past, and accepted its cruelty.

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