CTVA US Drama - "The Waltons" Season 7 (1978-79)

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Season 7 (1978-79)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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################ The Waltons #################
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CBS Thursdays 8:00 PM Eastern
Produced by Rod Peterson

7.1 [--] The Waltons: THE EMPTY NEST (two hour episode)
<prod.> no. 188725 / 21-Sept-1978
Guest Cast:
Michael Conrad .... Matt Sarver
Jay W. MacIntosh .... Betty Lou Sarver
Lou Frizzell .... Joe Murdock
Peggy Rea .... Mrs. Borer
Pearl Shear .... Zuleika Dunbar
Dick Whittington .... Mr. Pringle
Sima Conrad .... The Secretary
The family mourns the death of Grandpa and Flossie Brimmer while John struggles to fill a huge lumber contract.
Mary Ellen and Erin get an apartment in Charlottesville. This episode ends with a moving tribute to Will Geer.

7.2 [--] The Waltons: THE CALLING
<prod.> no. 188701 / 28-Sept-1978
Guest Cast:
Jeanette Nolan .... Sister Scolastica
Mitzi Hoag .... Sister Theresa
Bruce French .... Beau Pauley
Stacey Nelkin .... Mary Frances Conover
Jim-Bob falls in love with the Baldwin's cousin, a young girl who is in a convent preparing to be a nun.
Ben hires a mill hand who turns out to be an alcoholic.

7.3 [--] The Waltons: THE MOONSHINER
<prod.> no. 188703 / 12-Oct-1978
Guest Cast:
Morgan Woodward .... Boone Walton
Deirdre Lenihan .... Daisy (recurring)
Ford Rainey .... Judge
Rachel Longaker .... Aimee Godsey
Brandi Tucker .... Melissa
Boone Walton (Morgan Woodward) returns to the mountain and gets in trouble with the law. He is released in
Jason's custody. Daisy Garner also returns for a visit.

7.4 [--] The Waltons: THE OBSESSION
<prod.> no. 188703 / 19-Oct-1978
Guest Cast:
Cissy Wellman .... Cissy
Tom Bower ........ Dr. Curtis Willard (recurring)
Deirdre Lenihan .... Daisy (recurring)
Alley Mills .... Nancy
Brandi Tucker .... Melissa
Christopher Woods .... David Spencer
Suzanne DeLapp .... The Superintendant
Mary Ellen abuses prescription drugs in an attempt to study long hours for her nurse's exam. Yancy Tucker's wife,
Cissy, has had enough and puts her foot down.

7.5 [--] The Waltons: THE CHANGLING
<prod.> no. 188702 / 26-Oct-1978
Guest Cast:
Patrick Gorman .... Derby
Rachel Longaker .... Aimee Godsey
Russ Marin .... Mr. Larkin
John Perryman .... Telephone repairman
Kathy Ritzke .... 1st Girl
Kelly Louise Lynn .... 2nd Girl
Just before her 13th birthday, Elizabeth becomes reluctant to grow up and creates a poltergeist. Jason gets
a new job as a radio talk show host giving advice to the lovelorn.

7.6 [--] The Waltons: THE PORTRAIT
<prod.> no. 188707 / 2-Nov-1978
Guest Cast:
Jared Martin .... Derek Pembroke
Don Dalesandro .... The Doctor
Lucia Stralser .... The Student
Erin is both attracted and repelled by a brooding artist who just came from Paris. He asks to paint Erin's
portrait as part of a war-time mural on the wall of an old house.

7.7 [--] The Waltons: THE CAPTIVE
<prod.> no. 188705 / 9-Nov-1978
Guest Cast:
Rachel Longaker .... Aimee Godsey
Bronia Wheeler .... Woman
Jim-Bob tries to teach Elizabeth to drive, but Elizabeth is not a quick learner. Corabeth's drinking problem
becomes severe and Elizabeth has to drive Corabeth and Aimee home.

7.8 [--] The Waltons: THE ILLUSION
<prod.> no. 188706 / 16-Nov-1978
Guest Cast:
Joan Pringle .... Esther Grant
Todd Bridges .... Josh
Verdie's daughter, Esther, returns to the mountain disillusioned over having a college degree and unable to land
a meaningful job. Erin helps her find employment at J. D. Pickett's plant.

7.9 [--] The Waltons: THE BEAU
<prod.> no. 188709 / 23-Nov-1978
Guest Cast:
Lisa Lindgren .... Tanya
Arthur Space .... Marcus Dane
A former suitor comes calling on Grandma much to the horror of Elizabeth. Jim-Bob pursuades Yancy to make fuel
in his still instead of moonshine.

7.10 [--] The Waltons: DAY OF INFAMY
<prod.> no. 188710 / 7-Dec-1978
Guest Cast:
Sid Conrad .... Professor
Robin Eisenman .... Cindy
Norman Andrews .... Theatre Manager
Art Gilmore .... Announcer
Bud Hiestand .... Announcer (voice)
Walker Ed .... Announcer (voice)
It's Christmas 1941 and Mary Ellen is planning to go to Hawaii to be with Curt. When the news of Pearl Harbor
arrives, the family learns of Curt's death.

7.11 [--] The Waltons: THE YEARNING
<prod.> no. 188718 / 14-Dec-1978
Guest Cast:
Sean Thomas Roche .... Rev. Andrew March
Elizabeth falls in love with the new minister who is forced out of the parsonage by a skunk. Erin helps the
Baldwin sisters write their memoirs and finds a ring left by Ashley Longworth.

7.12 [--] The Waltons: THE BOOSTERS
<prod.> no. 188714 / 28-Dec-1978
Guest Cast:
Pearl Shear .... Zuleika Dunbar
Llynn Storer .... Man #1
Gordon Hodgins .... Man #2
Against John's advice, Ben talks the townspeople into opening an auto court. Yancy Tucker goes into business for
himself by taking a mail-order barbering class.

7.13 [--] The Waltons: THE CONSCIENCE
<prod.> no. 188711 / 4-Jan-1979
Guest Cast:
Hal Bokar .... Sgt. Gates
David Hunt Stafford .... Lt. Billy Streeter
Wayne Northrop .... Jeb
Sean Michael Rice .... Bert
Edwin Owens .... Drill Sergeant
Jason has second thoughts about military service and considers being a conscientious objector much to Ben's dismay.
Jim Bob gets a military tattoo.

7.14 [--] The Waltons: THE OBSTACLE
<prod.> no. 188717 / 11-Jan-1979
Dennis Redfield .... Mike Paxton
An old friend of John-Boy's, Mike Paxton, is confined to a wheel chair and believes there is no hope for the future.
Through the help of the family he comes out of his shell.

7.15 [--] The Waltons: THE PARTING
<prod.> no. 188712 / 18-Jan-1979
Booth Colman .... Dr. Caldwell
Neva Patterson .... Aunt Kate
Ellis Rabb .... Window washer
Barbara Tarbuck .... Saleslady
Olivia and John are both tired and she suggests a vacation, but the vacation did not help her and she visits a doctor.
She is diagnosed with tuberculosis and must go to a sanitarium.

7.16 [--] The Waltons: THE BURDEN
<prod.> no. 188716 / 25-Jan-1979
Guest Cast:
Ivor Francis .... Professor Hoadly
Nolan Leary .... Rev. Bradshaw
Kip Niven .... Lt. Clarke Oler
Tony Moran .... Tinker
Michael Sheehan .... News Announcer
Jim Bob escapes serious injury when a car jack slips and the car falls on him. He says he saw bright lights and
decides to become a minister.

7.17 [--] The Waltons: THE PIN-UP
<prod.> no. 188721 / 8-Feb-1979
Guest Cast:
Carol Jones .... Jo Ann
David Hinton .... Pfc.
Kevin Lee Miller .... Pvt. Charles Wallace
Kip Niven .... Lt. Clarke Oler
Christopher Woods .... David Spencer (recurring)
Ben enters a casual photograph of Erin in a contest and wins first place. Suddenly, and to John's dismay, she finds
herself the center of attention and the official pin-up girl of Camp Lee.

7.18 [--] The Waltons: THE ATTACK
<prod.> no. 188723 / 15-Feb-1979
Guest Cast:
Lew Brown .... Ed Whipple
Stanley Grover .... Bill Snyder
Kenny Marquis .... Clarence
Christopher Woods .... David Spencer (recurring)
The pressures and shortages of war-time shop-keeping cause Ike to have a heart attack. The Walton children pitch
in and keep the store open in Ike's absence.

7.19 [--] The Waltons: THE LEGACY
<prod.> no. 188722 / 22-Feb-1979
Guest Cast:
Jonathan Frakes .... Ashley Longworth Jr.
Ashley Longworth Jr., bearing a striking resemblence to his father, appears at the Baldwin house, and is courted by two
suitors: Miss Emily Baldwin and Erin Walton. Story by Michael Learned.

7.20 [--] The Waltons: THE OUTSIDER
<prod.> no. 188720 / 1-Mar-1979
(No Guest Cast Details)
Ben arrives home in the middle of the night with his new bride, Cindy. They set up housekeeping in the shed, but
the early days of marriage are not easy until Grandma steps in.

7.21 [--] The Waltons: THE TORCH
<prod.> no. 188724 / 8-Mar-1979
Produced by Rod Peterson; Directed by David Wheeler.
Guest Cast:
Dorothy Tristan .... Callie May Jordan
Christopher Carroll .... Sergeant
Wyatt Knight .... Soldier #1
Daniel Zippi .... Soldier #2
One of John's old flames, Cally May, arrives and buys the Dew Drop Inn. The children try to protect their father
from her attention. Ike, Cindy and Elizabeth turn Godsey Hall into a canteen for the soldiers of Camp Rockfish.

7.22 [--] The Waltons: THE TAILSPIN
<prod.> no. 188727 / 15-Mar-1979
Guest Cast:
Barry Cahill .... Buck Vernon
Kevin Geer .... Chuck Turner
Jerry Hoffman .... Dr. Canfield
John Lawrence .... Deputy
Jim Bob fails an eye exam and can't join the Air Corps. He decides to run-off and join the Army.

7.23 [--] The Waltons: FOUNDER'S DAY
<prod.> no. 188719 / 22-Mar-1979
Guest Cast:
Dean Jagger .... Professor Bowen
John Dayton .... Music Student
Hank Stohl .... Radio Announcer
Jason struggles desperately with his music professor (Dean Jagger) to meet the course's requirements of an original
composition. He composes "Appalachian Portrait". While he plays the piece, Earl Hamner presents a poignant narrative
on the Blue Ridge, nature, and the Walton family.

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