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The Waltons

Season 1 Episode 13

The Reunion

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 14, 1972 on CBS
8.6
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Episode Summary

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The Waltons help the Baldwin sisters prepare for a family reunion, but the sisters' unscrupulous cousin Homer Lee puts a kink in the plans. Meanwhile, Mary Ellen stands up to a bully hassling Jim-Bob.

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  • The Bootleg Cousin

    9.0
    Not for the first time, the Baldwins are hoodwinked by one of their dastardly cousins who want to make off with their famous recipe. Rather than pinch the machine, however, this latest kinsman steals a wagonful of jars and flogs them to a beauty therapist. (Yes, I did mean to type 'beauty therapist').

    It was kind of obvious nobody would turn up for the Baldwins' reunion, but it was sad nonetheless. Luckily, the Walton rent-a-crowd is on hand to save the day. Interestingly, they will use this exact same scenario for the series finale, complete with all the returned invitations.

    I do love seeing Grandpa drunk. Will Geer looks as if he is made for the role. John-boy looked suitably awkward watching from the doorway. Top marks all round. Ep's position is also tricky: he has to tread a fine line between upholding the law and being a friend to the Waltons. Classy performance from John Crawford.

    I thought they might have made more of Mary-Ellen's playground fight, but it didn't go anywhere at all. That fat kid was right though: Jim Bob's shirt did look like a blouse.moreless
Helen Kleeb

Helen Kleeb

Miss Mamie Baldwin

Ellen Corby

Ellen Corby

Grandma Esther Walton

Mary Jackson

Mary Jackson

Miss Emily Baldwin

Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas

John-Boy Walton

Judy Norton

Judy Norton

Mary Ellen Walton

Eric Scott

Eric Scott

Ben Walton

Denver Pyle

Denver Pyle

Homer

Guest Star

Adele Claire

Adele Claire

Daisy Burgess

Guest Star

Iler Rasmussen

Iler Rasmussen

Frank Winston

Guest Star

John Crawford

John Crawford

Sheriff Ep Bridges

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • Opening Narration: Walton's Mountain had been in our family for generations, a silent witness to all the bright and wonderful days I knew as a boy. If mountains remember events, then surely it must treasure as I do the memory of that day during the Depression when my sister Mary Ellen got into a fight after school... and the events that followed.

    • Closing Narration: When we were living through them we called them bad times and thought that we were poor. Only after we had all grown up were we to realize what good times they had been and how very rich we were. Often, in memory, I return to that house and to the echoes of those voices.

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