The Waltons

Season 2 Episode 19

The Gift

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 24, 1974 on CBS
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Jason learns one of life's harshest lessons when friend Seth Turner is diagnosed with leukemia.

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  • Jason finds out that life isn't always fair.

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    In this episode of "The Waltons", Jason learns the harsh truth that life can deal out things to good people that isn't always fair when he finds out his best friend Seth is going to die from leukemia.



    When his friends and family members find out the sad news, each has their own way of dealing with their feelings: his mother wants him to stay in bed and not enjoy what time he has left, Seth wants to enjoy all around him before he dies, his father wants to make his wish of singing with his band come true, and Jason is reluctant to confront his feelings about what is happening. I thought that it was really touching that both John Boy and Grandpa helped Jason deal with what he is feeling and come to terms with his friend's death.



    In this episode, the writing shows the classic Walton family personality of helping out your friends and neighbors and ultimatley helping a member of the family deal with something that is new to them.moreless
Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Wilma Turner

Guest Star

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Seth Turner

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Ken Swofford

Ken Swofford

Red Turner

Guest Star

Rance Howard

Rance Howard

Dr. McIvers

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    • Opening Narration: Living on Walton's Mountain we were always in touch with the motion of life. Growth and change, loss and gain, were natural and were expected. We saw the green leaves turn to gold and then fall to the ground, crumpled and grey. But all of us knew that when spring came again life would renew itself. But one summer we were faced with an unexpected kind of change that made us all wonder if the future was really a thing to look forward to.

    • Closing Narration: As time went on there were other occasions that necessitated our grieving, and I often think that this early brush with total loss made us better able to face those which were to come after.

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