Opening Narration: On Walton's Mountain we treasured our neighbors, everyone knew everyone else, and we shared together in the joys and the sorrows of the people around us. We were all deeply alarmed when we learned that Miss Mamie Baldwin had developed an infection—one that might forever confine her within her home.
Closing Narration: After Miss Mamie consented to the operation, my grandmother returned to Buckingham County to take care of her sister Angie. When Miss Mamie's eyesight was restored she later said that she had stood at her father's portrait and had seen a look of approval that she had never known to be there.
The German episode title is "Die Operation".