Opening Narration: When I was a boy I dreamed of what I would make of my life when the time came to leave the mountain. My journey took me to New York City where I became reporter for a press service, began work on my second novel and fell in love. I knew that the days of my life would be played out elsewhere, but as always, the events that took place on the mountain would shape and change the rest of my life.
Closing Narration: Ahead of me lay all the fabled cities of the world. I was to come to know London, Paris, New York, and Rome as intimately as I knew the small Virginia towns. I would walk the streets of the great cities of Europe, visit their monuments and museum and come to know their people. And with every step, the shadow of Daisy would walk beside me.
The German episode title is "Heiratspläne", meaning "Marriage Plans".
This episode marks Richard Thomas's final appearance on The Waltons, although he did return for all three of the reunion movies in the mid-1990s.