The Waltons

Season 2 Episode 15

The Triangle

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 20, 1973 on CBS
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  • The Essay

    8.5
    This hour is a bit bland if the truth be told, but it does see the start of Matthew and Rosemarys' relationship so I guess some good comes of it. The romance in question begins as Rosemary is helping John-boy put the finishing touches to an essay, and John-boy is none too thrilled. It seems Matthew is not the only one bearing a torch for Miss Hunter.

    To be truthful, it's a bit of a rubbish love triangle. Surely, for it to be a triangle, the woman has to be interested in both the blokes? This is just a schoolboy crush. Still, John Ritter helps bring it to life. His smile is amazing. They should definitely enter him in a grinning contest.

    Ben gets a slightly creepy bodybuilding subplot. It's a little weird to see him flexing and posing at such a young age (Eric was only fourteen at the time), but the writers do come back to the topic of him wanting to be bigger later in the series so fair play. I laughed out loud when Erin clambered across the roof to try and spy on him.

    The acting is pretty tidy this week, though Richard does look a little embarrassed when John-boy confesses his schoolboy crush. I can understand that. Seriously, who the hell writes an essay about their teacher?

    Pick of the bunch: Rosemary Hunter (Mariclare Costello)

    Alternate title: The Torch

    Score: 8.3