The Waltons

Season 3 Episode 7

The Ring

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 17, 1974 on CBS
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Mary Ellen buys a purse second-hand for a dance, finds someone's ring inside, and decides to keep quiet and wear it herself.

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  • The Debutante

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    A fun and slightly tense episode - in a lighthearted kind of way. After recent starring roles for Jim Bob and Olivia, it's Mary Ellen's turn this week, as she gets into a spot of bother after 'borrowing' a ring she finds in a second-hand handbag.

    It's good to see Mary Ellen do something other than sulk, and it's great to see her and John-boy dressed up and out on the town. The college dance is very enjoyable and gives the characters a nice break from chores and dungarees. Good continuity to get Mike West back from 'The First Day'. He's a lot less annoying this time round.

    Martha Rose is good value this week. For once, Mary Ellen gets one up on her when it turns out the little sneak has no date and is at the dance with her brother. Also enjoyed seeing her snitching to Olivia. Teehee!

    Erin gets a strong supporting role this week but the boys have a very quiet time. That said, I did chuckle when they all snuck out of John-boy's room and left him talking to himself. It was also fairly obvious the ring would get lost at some point but I'm glad they found it again. That scene where John-boy's date gets busted climbing through the toilet window is a classic.

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Kathleen Cody

Kathleen Cody

Audrey Butler

Guest Star

Ted Eccles

Ted Eccles

Mike West

Guest Star

Adrienne Marden

Adrienne Marden

Mrs. Breckenridge

Guest Star

Cindy Eilbacher

Cindy Eilbacher

Martha Rose Coverdale

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    • Opening Narration: Sometimes when we were children all the love and attention we got at home just wasn't enough. For each of us there came a time when something from the outside was needed to give us a sense of self-confidence. It was a need of this kind that got my sister Mary Ellen into a lot of trouble, and gave me a whole new way of looking at women.

    • Closing Narration: Our lives are measured not by birthdays, but by the events that fall between them. Mary Ellen's first grown-up dance was a landmark in her passage from girlhood into the beautiful and engaging young woman she was to become. Yet, for a while in her dresser drawer, a reminder of the cocoon from whch she had emerged, there remained a beat-up and much treasured old baseball glove, which she eventually passed on to her brothers.

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