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The Waltons

Season 2 Episode 1

The Journey

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 13, 1973 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Maggie McKenzie would like to see the ocean once more. John-Boy takes her, but must miss an important dance. Grandpa helps the children save an injured bird.

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  • The Last Waltz

    A brilliant start to the second season. Once again, John-boy proves what a star he is when he agrees to drive his Grandma's friend to the seaside for her wedding anniversary. This means missing his date with Marcia Woolery, but given this is the first time we've seen the little tease since the first episode, it comes as no great loss.

    It's a touching tale, and guest actress, Linda Watkins, puts in a heartfelt performance as the ailing Maggie Mackenzie. That said, it did take me several scenes to work out she was trying to do a Scottish rather than an Irish accent. Yes, it was obvious Maggie was going to die once she'd seen the sea for the last time, but it was still sad, especially when she gave John-boy her wedding gift on her death bed.

    Jim Bob is missing this week. This is the first time we've been without a member of the main cast. No explanation is given, and the rest of the family carry on as if nothing's happened. I guess that's the advantage of having a large brood: you can afford to lose a few along the way.

    Can I just say John-boy looked very fit in his long socks and half-length trousers. There, I said it.moreless
Linda Watkins

Linda Watkins

Mrs. Mackenzie

Guest Star

Chester Jones

Chester Jones


Guest Star

Tammi Bula

Tammi Bula

Marcia Woolery

Guest Star

Victor Izay

Victor Izay

Dr. Vance

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Opening Narration: Growing up in a family as large and as close as mine, made it hard to realize that there were many people who lived in loneliness and solitude. However, the realization of that sad truth also brought me close to a remarkable woman, and sent me on a journey that I was to remember for the rest of my life.

    • Closing Narration: Some people are drawn to oceans, and others to the shimmering sands of deserts. Others feel only at home on land that flows beside a river. My people were drawn to mountains, and there on Walton's Mountain we were to share the fun and excitement of growing up together, the boundless love of our mother and father and a daily exploration of many of the wonders that lie in the human heart!

  • NOTES (3)