The Waltons

Season 4 Episode 4

The Prophecy

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 02, 1975 on CBS
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  • One of those situations where a potential for something great is lost in the process.

    5.7
    This episode, at its core, is an examination of hopes and dreams through the characters of both John-Boy and his father. John-Boy must address the situation that writing may not give him all he wants in life and father once again finds little comfort in his existence. There is a remarkable scene where the camera follows John and his son talking and discussing their disapointments and their hopes in life. It was great writing. Unfortunately the writer decided that a class reunion with more stereotypes than you could ever ask for as well as an 'It's a Wonderful Life' ending where everyone touts John's life and his accomplishments as the resolution. It's decent but contrived and far less interesting had they just taken the time to examine these themes more completely but deadlines don't allow such things.
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