The Waltons

Season 2 Episode 18

The Heritage

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 17, 1974 on CBS
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As the grandparents' 50th anniversary approaches, an investor talks to John about selling the mountain as a health spa.

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  • The Hot Tub

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    When Zeb pulls his back and goes for a soak in the hot pool (yes, the Waltons apparently have volcanic springs on their land) he and John-boy meet a couple of developers who take a shine to their mountain.

    To be fair, this is a pretty original storyline. It's the first time we've seen the Waltons consider changing their way of life, and I'm glad the writers got them to give it some serious thought. Of course, accepting the offer would have changed the whole premise of the show, so that was never going to happen. Still, John is sorely tempted, and his quandary forms the backbone of the plot. Ralph Waite doesn't appear on the MVP list for the episode but if he did he'd get my vote.

    Interestingly, with all the money on offer, there's no mention of the quarrels which took place in 'The Bequest'. I was also less than impressed with John-boy's speech at the young uns' bedside. How come Jim Bob and Elizabeth are sharing a bed anyway? I thought the girls slept in one room and the boys in another?

    It's also Zeb and Esthers' golden wedding anniversary this week. The party itself is a little silly, but there's a very touching scene up on the mountain when they are recalling their first time together. The way the different generations interact is one of the best things about this show. On most programmes, grandparents are usually just there for a few comedy moments, but not this one. Please keep up the good work.moreless
Norman Andrews

Norman Andrews

Bus Driver

Guest Star

Charles Kuenstle

Charles Kuenstle

Ken Lambert

Guest Star

Noah Beery Jr.

Noah Beery Jr.

Mr. Harman

Guest Star

Nora Marlowe

Nora Marlowe

Mrs. Brimmer

Recurring Role

John Crawford

John Crawford

Sheriff Ep Bridges

Recurring Role

Robert Donner

Robert Donner

Yancy Tucker

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    • Opening Narration: When we were children we never thought of the house we were born in as beautiful, or plain, or anything special, except that it was our home, and was there. But there came a day when we were faced with giving it up. It crept up on us, as so many crises do, through the normal routine of living.

    • Closing Narration: Many years have gone by since that 50th anniversary. My grandparents are no longer alive, and most of us have moved to other places in the world. We go home when we can, and on those occasions our spirits are renewed by the feelings that flood back, the feelings we had as children growing up in that wonderful old house that stands in the shadow of Walton's Mountain.

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