Opening Narration: A chill settled on Walton's Mountain that first autumn after the conclusion of the Second World War. Mary Ellen had been caught up in a whirlwind love affair that seemed certain to add a new member to the family. But a storm was brewing to the south, a storm that ended her romance and called her to a distant part of the country in search of a man she believed to be dead.
Closing Narration: Mary Ellen leaned heavily on Jonesy for support during those first few months after her trip to Florida. But her greatest source of strength was John Curtis, the little boy she and Curt had brought into the world in the waning hours of a simpler era.
The German episode title is "Abschied für immer", meaning "Goodbye Forever".
Scott Hylands takes over the role of Curtis Willard from Tom Bower.