The Waltons

Season 9 Episode 19

The Heartache

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 14, 1981 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Although credited, Ronnie Claire Edwards does not appear this week.  This is the first episode she has missed since The Family Tree (6x20).

  • Quotes

    • Opening Narration: There was a growing independence in our family as we grew older. With the years we became more individual, often holding firm and differing opinions, approaching life from diverse directions. But let joy or sorrow come to one, it always came to us all-to be faced, to be shared, to be experienced together. When the Waltons needed to be a family we came together as one.

    • Closing Narration: The road behind them had been rocky and uneven, but we all felt the road ahead for Rose and Stanley would be in the best of repair, paved as it would be with joy at each other, sharing with friends their unfailing good humor and laughter. And for our family, when joy came to one it came to us all.

  • Notes

    • The German episode title is "Die Liebe ist eine Himmelsmacht", meaning "Love's Made in the Heavens".

  • Allusions