CTVA US Drama - "The Waltons" Season 2 (1973-74)

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Season 2 (1973-74)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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CBS Thursdays 8:00 PM Eastern
Produced by Robert L. Jacks

2.1 [--] The Waltons: THE JOURNEY
<prod.> no. 186331 / 13-Sep-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Cast:
Tammi Bula .... Marcia Woolery
Victor Izay ...... Dr. Matthew Vance (recurring)
Chester Jones .... Waiter
Linda Watkins .... Mrs. Mackenzie
Maggie McKenzie would like to see the ocean once more. John-Boy takes her but must miss an important dance.
Grandpa helps the children save an injured bird. Earl Hamner makes his only appearance in the series as Maggie's
husband. The director of this episode, Harry Harris, who would eventually direct almost 50 episodes, was nominated
for an Emmy award.

2.2 [--] The Waltons: THE ODYSSEY
<prod.> no. 186337 / 20-Sep-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Jack Shea
Guest Cast:
Sissy Spacek .... Sarah Jane Simmons
Allyn Ann McLerie .... Widow Simmons
Frances E. Williams .... Granny Ketchum
John-Boy heads for a mountain retreat and finds an old school mate who is expecting. The baby arrives with
John-Boy's help. The mule, Blue, makes his first appearance.

2.3 [--] The Waltons: THE SEPARATION
<prod.> no. 186339 / 27-Sep-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest Cast:
Ed Call .... Electric Company Man
Ancel Cook .... Anker Barnes
John J. Fox .... Mr. Harper
William Paterson .... Fred Hansen
The family struggles with a financial crisis and the electricity is turned off. Grandpa sets out to raise some
money but tells no one about his plans. Grandma becomes angry and Grandpa moves out. The bill is paid and the
angry grandparents make-up at a barn dance. This story was provided by Ellen Corby.

2.4 [--] The Waltons: THE THEFT
<prod.> no. 186336 / 4-Oct-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Cast:
Janit Baldwin .... Amelia Claybourne
Frederic Downs .... Garage Man
Dennis Dugan .... Stuart Lee Claybourne
Davis Roberts .... Dewey
Vern Rowe .... Dodge Evanhauer
Diana Webster .... Mrs. Claybourne
Noble Willingham .... Mr. Denton
A wealthy widow, Mrs. Clayborne, accuses John Walton of stealing antiques while he was working in her mansion.
John needed new tires and he hocked his wedding ring to buy them. He refuses to tell anyone where the money came from.
The mystery is finally solved when the Clayborne son admitts to selling the goblets to raise money for his family..

2.5 [--] The Waltons: THE ROOTS
<prod.> no. 186345 / 11-Oct-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest Cast:
Hal Williams .... Harley Foster (recurring)
Erin Blunt .... Jody Foster (recurring)
Noble Willingham .... Mr. Denton
Harley Foster and his son Jodie are introduced to the series. Harley roams the countryside doing odd jobs. Jodie has had
no formal education. Verdie Grant takes a strong liking to Harley and eventually pursuades him to stay on Walton's Mountain.

2.6 [--] The Waltons: THE CHICKEN THIEF
<prod.> no. 186344 / 18-Oct-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest Cast:
Charles Kuenstle .... Mr. Kilgare
Dorothy Meyer .... Mrs. Blankfort
David Moody .... Floyd Carter
Richard O'Brien .... Charlie Potter
Cissy Wellman .... Jane Aspen
Meg Wyllie .... Mrs. Potter
John Boy accidently sees a family friend, Yancy Tucker, stealing chickens and must decide whether to turn him in
to the sheriff. Yancy has been helping poor friends but is arrested and charged with shooting the chicken's owner.
All is resolved when the owner admits to falling and shooting himself.

2.7 [--] The Waltons: THE PRIZE
<prod.> no. 186335 / 25-Oct-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest Cast:
Dana Elcar .... George Porter
Peter Donat .... Oscar Cockrell
Cindy Eilbacher .... Martha Rose Coverdale (recurring)
Victor Izay .... Dr. Matthew Vance (recurring)
Louise Lorimer .... Grace Patterson
Kathleen O'Malley .... Quilt Lady
Joella Deffenbaugh .... Cake Lady
Patricia Wilson .... Jelly Lady
Queenie Smith .... 1st Woman Judge
Angela Greene .... 2nd Woman Judge
Charles Kuenstle .... 1st Man
Jay Ripley .... 2nd Man
Burt Prelutsky .... 3rd Man
The County Fair has come to Walton's Mountain. Grandma has entered a quilt in the competition.
Ben sells a pig for the greased pig contest and Olivia's old suitor, now a politician, visits the Fair.

2.8 [--] The Waltons: THE BRAGGART
<prod.> no. 186334 / 1-Nov-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Jack Shea
Guest Cast:
Michael McGreevey .... Hobart Shank
Tammi Bula .... Marcia Woolery
Brian Culhane .... Calvin Fred
Cindy Eilbacher .... Martha Rose Coverdale (recurring)
Christopher Gardner .... Sam 'Half Pint' Brady
Shawn Shea .... Norma Lee
Richard X. Slattery .... Clyde Harroway
Doreen Lang .... Mrs. Baker
Moosie Drier .... Georgie
Michael Reilly .... Iggy
William Wintersole .... Dr. Wolfe
Hobart Shank, a teen-age orphan, returns to the Walton home while John attempts to get him a contract as a
professional baseball pitcher. He falls out of the treehouse and breaks his arm losing his chance at fame.
The role of Hobie is played by author John McGreevey's son, Michael.

2.9 [--] The Waltons: THE FAWN
<prod.> no. 186343 / 8-Nov-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Ralph Waite
Guest Cast:
Marjorie Eaton .... Mrs. Grofut
Charles Tyner .... Graham Foster
John-Boy secures the position of rent collector for a hated landlord while Erin, who is disappointed by her
knight in shining armour, nurses an orphaned fawn back to health.

2.10 [--] The Waltons: THE THANKSGIVING STORY (two-hour episode)
<prod.> no. 186355 / 15-Nov-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest Cast:
Sian Barbara Allen .... Jenny Pendleton
Claudia Bryar .... Nurse Stewart
Cindy Eilbacher .... Martha Rose Coverdale (recurring)
Keith Atkinson .... Proctor
Ivan Bonar .... Dr. Haley
David Henesy .... Jerry
Rance Howard .... Dr. McIvers
Victor Izay .... Dr. Matthew Vance (recurring)
Kym Karath .... Mabel
Teresa Medaris .... Fern
Diane Shalet .... Eula Pendleton
Paul Sorenson .... Higgins
Nadyne Turney .... Miss Monsell
Monty Margetts .... Teacher
As Thanksgiving approaches, John-Boy anticipates a visit from his girlfriend and his pending college scholarship exam.
He has an accident in the sawmill and his vision is blurred. He is unable to finish his test and eventually must
undergo surgery.

2.11 [--] The Waltons: THE SUBSTITIUTE
<prod.> no. 186342 / 22-Nov-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Lee Philips
Guest Cast:
Catherine Burns .... Miss Pollard
An inexperienced but brilliant young substitute teacher wrecks havoc in the Walton's Mountain School. Because of her
insecurity, she refuses advice from anyone until olivia steps in.

2.12 [--] The Waltons: THE BEQUEST
<prod.> no. 186340 / 29-Nov-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Alf Kjellin
Guest Cast:
Cindy Eilbacher .... Martha Rose Coverdale (recurring)
Eunice Christopher .... Librarian
Ann Carol Pearson .... Receptionist (as Anne Carol Pearson)
Grandma receives news that she has inherited $250. She decides to share her wealth only to find that she will
actually receive nothing. Mary Ellen experiments with being a blonde and uses Jim-Bob as a test case.

2.13 [--] The Waltons: THE AIRMAIL MAN
<prod.> no. 186347 / 13-Dec-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Robert Butler
Guest Cast:
Julie Cobb .... Sue Cooper
(Paul) Michael Glaser .... Todd Cooper
An airmail pilot, due to engine trouble, lands his plane in the Walton's meadow. With the help of John, the plane
is repaired and Olivia receives a surprise birthdat present, a plane ride.

2.14 [--] The Waltons: THE TRIANGLE
<prod.> no. 186338 / 20-Dec-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks
Directed by Lee Philips
Guest Cast:
Janet Johnson .... Naomi Atkins
Brad Wilkin .... Willie Dempster
John-Boy experiences heart ache when his teacher, Miss Hunter, begins a courtship with Reverend Fordwick.

2.15 [--] The Waltons: THE AWAKENING
<prod.> no. 186346 / 3-Jan-1974
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Lee Philips
Guest Cast:
James Carroll Jordan .... Kevin Sturgess
Victor Izay .... Dr. Matthew Vance (recurring)
The two faces of age are keenly felt by Grandma, who is confronted by "old age" as she prepares for her 68th birthday,
and young Mary Ellen whose tender 14 years poses an impossible barrier between her and a college student who lays
claim to her heart.

2.16 [--] The Waltons: THE HONEYMOON
<prod.> no. 186352 / 10-Jan-1974
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Jack Shea
Guest Cast:
Tami Bula .... Marcia Woolery
Greg Mambrey .... Bellhop
John and Olivia go on a belated honeymoon to Virginia Beach while John-Boy and Marcia Woolery try to come to
an understanding intheir relationship.

2.17 [--] The Waltons: THE HERITAGE
<prod.> no. 186351 / 17-Jan-1974
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Cast:
Noah Beery Jr. .... Charlie Harmon
Norman Andrews .... Bill Dieter
Charles Kuenstle .... Ken Lambert
John is approached by an investor to sell the mountain as a tourist center. The offer is generous and John is
tempted until he realizes what their home means to the family.

2.18 [--] The Waltons: THE GIFT
<prod.> no. 186341 / 24-Jan-1974
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest Cast:
Ron Howard .... Seth Turner
Ken Swofford .... Red Turner
Seth Turner, (Ron Howard), has a fatal disease and learns that he has just one year to live. Jason learns to deal
with one of life's hardest lessons, the death of a close friend.

2.19 [--] The Waltons: THE CRADLE
<prod.> no. 186354 / 31-Jan-1974
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest Cast:
Adrienne Marden .... Mrs. Breckenridge (recurring)
Victor Izay .... Dr. Matthew Vance (recurring)
Olivia learns that she is expecting and the children set out to make her and the baby a variety of presents.
Unfortunately, she loses the baby.

2.20 [--] The Waltons: THE FULFILLMENT
<prod.> no. 186349 / 7-Feb-1974
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Nick Webster
Guest Cast:
Victor French .... Curtis Norton
Ivy Jones .... Ann Norton
Tiger Williams .... Stevie
The family brings home an eight year old orphan child, Stevie, so the boy can experience a family setting. Young
Stevie meets blacksmith Curtis Norton and an immediate bond occurs. Eventually Curtis and his wife take in the boy.

2.21 [--] The Waltons: THE GHOST STORY
<prod.> no. 186353 / 14-Feb-1974
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Ralph Waite
Guest Cast:
A. Wilford Brimley .... Horace Brimley (recurring)
James Gammon .... Zack Rosswell
Kristopher Marquis .... Luke
Olivia and Grandma have misgivings over the children playing with a Ouija board, but the children continue playing
with the board and try to "speak to the spirits."

2.22 [--] The Waltons: THE GRADUATION
<prod.> no. 186350 / 21-Feb-1974
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Alf Kjellin
Guest Cast:
Tammi Bula .... Marcia Woolery
Robert Clotworthy .... Tylon Crofut
Gilman Rankin .... Henry Cottle
Janice Carroll .... Saleslady
Jeff Cotler .... Young Boy
Peggy Drier .... Girl Graduate
Vicki McCarty .... Young Woman
Casey Morgan .... Young Man
Gaye Nelson .... Girl Graduate
John-Boy prepares to graduate from high school in a new suit of clothes. The cow dies, and John-Boy returns the
clothes to buy another cow and he graduates in Grandpa's old suit.

2.23 [--] The Waltons: THE FIVE FOOT SHELF
<prod.> no. 186332 / 7-Mar-1974
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Ralph Waite
Guest Cast:
Ben Piazza .... George Reed
Ancel Cook .... Elmer Bob
A. Wilford Brimley .... Horace (recurring)
Anne Beesley .... Little Girl
George Reed, a travelling salesman, entices Olivia to buy a five foot collection of books known as The Harvard Classics.
He uses her down payment to buy his daughter a doll.

2.24 [--] The Waltons: THE CAR
<prod.> no. 186357 / 14-Mar-1974
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest Cast:
Bonnie Bartlett .... Martha Rudge
Ed Lauter .... Hyder Rudge
John-Boy needs a car to travel to and from college and makes a deal with Hyder Rudge. As John-Boy works at the Rudge
home for the car, the man hides the auto and refuses to sell it to John-Boy because it belonged to his dead son.

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