The Waltons

Season 5 Episode 22

The Long Night

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 24, 1977 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • The sign outside Charlottesville Community Hospital spells the city's name 'Charlottsville'.

    • When John, Sr. and Grandpa head to the hospital to "bring Grandma home," Grandpa is wearing a dark shirt under his overalls, but when they return home without Grandma he is wearing a blue and white checkered shirt.

    • Amy Godsey and Elizabeth find a wish flower. When Elizabeth asks Amy what she wished, you can see Kami Cotler lip-syncing the answer.

  • Quotes

    • Opening Narration: It has always seemed to me that 1938 was the springtime of my life. I was engrossed in completing my novel and as the words poured out I felt as if the whole world was unfolding. It was a time of rising hope, not only for me, but for my grandfather.

    • Closing Narration: Grandpa's quiet vigil so moved the hospital staff that he was eventually allowed to sit with her again in her room. But until that time, he came every evening to the bench where he could see her lighted window.

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