Opening Narration: Like most adages, it is tried and true that 'fate makes our relatives, choice makes our friends,' and it calls to mind a time when a relative of Corabeth Godsey swept through Walton's Mountain like an autumn hurricane leaving both destruction and alike in her wake. All of this took place during a difficult period for Elizabeth, who was entering womanhood but was feeling at times like a lost and lonesome child.
Closing Narration: It was a time of discovery for both families, that it is possible to choose relatives as friends. Corabeth and Orma Lee, and Elizabeth and her brothers and sisters, found out that the family fabric gave from time to time, but the mending always made it stronger.
The German episode title is "Die Versöhnung", meaning "The Reconciliation".
Alternate title: "The Beneficiary"