September 21, 1978 12:00 am
Everybody mourns the death of Grandpa Zeb and Flossie Brimmer. John struggles hard to fill a huge lumber contract and Mary Ellen & Erin move to Charlottesville and they get an apartment.
September 21, 1978 12:00 am
2nd part The Waltons and the rest of the townspeople think of Grandpa and Flossie Brimmer.
September 28, 1978 12:00 am
Jim-Bob meets the Baldwin's cousin, a young girl who is in a convent preparing to become a nun. Ben hires a mill hand who turns out to be an alcoholic.
October 12, 1978 12:00 am
Boone Walton comes back to Walton's mountain and gets in trouble with the law. Boone gets released in Jason's custody. Daisy Garner also comes back to Walton's Mountain to visit.
October 19, 1978 12:00 am
Mary Ellen gets prescription drugs and abuses them in order to study long hours for her Nurse's exam. Cissy Tucker Yancy Tucker's wife has had enough and she puts her foot down.
October 26, 1978 12:00 am
Just before Elizabeth's 13th birthday, she becomes reluctant to grow up and creates a poltergeist. Jason starts a new job as a radio talk show host giving advice to the lovelorn.
November 2, 1978 12:00 am
Erin is both attracted and repelled by a brooding artist who is here from Paris. As part of a war-time mural on the wall of an old house the artist asks to paint Erin's portrait.
November 9, 1978 12:00 am
Jim-Bob tries to teach Elizabeth to drive. Corabeth 's drinking problem becomes severe and Elizabeth has to drive Aimee and Corabeth home.
November 16, 1978 12:00 am
Ester Verdie's daughter comes back to Walton's Mountain disillusioned over having a college degree & unable to land a meaningful job. Erin helps her find a job at J.D. Pickett's plant.
November 23, 1978 12:00 am
Grandma's ex-boyfriend comes calling on Grandma much to the horror of Elizabeth. Jim-Bob persuades Yancy Tucker to make fuel in his still instead of moonshine.
December 7, 1978 12:00 am
Christmas 1941. Mary Ellen says she will be going to be with Curt in Hawaii. News from Pearl Harbor comes and the Waltons are told that Curt is dead.
December 14, 1978 12:00 am
Elizabeth falls in love with the minister when he is forced out of the parsonage by a skunk. Erin is helping the Baldwin sisters write their memoirs and Erin finds a ring that was left by Ashley Longworth.
December 28, 1978 12:00 am
Ben talks the townspeople into opening an auto court against John's advice. Yancy Tucker goes into business for himself.
January 4, 1979 12:00 am
Jason has second thoughts about joining the military service and considers becoming a Conscientious Objector much to Ben's dismay. Jim-Bob gets a military tattoo.
January 11, 1979 12:00 am
Mike Paxton, John-Boy's old friend, 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.
January 18, 1979 12:00 am
John and Olivia are both tired so Olivia suggests a trip, but the vacation does not help Olivia. Olivia sees a doctor and is told she has TB and must go to a sanitarium.
January 25, 1979 12:00 am
After a car jack slips and falls and Jim-Bob escapes serious injury, Jim-Bob decides to become a minister.
February 8, 1979 12:00 am
Ben enters a casual picture of Erin in a contest where she wins 1st prize. She finds herself the center of attention and the official pin-up girl of Camp Lee to John's dismay.
February 15, 1979 12:00 am
Ike has a heart attack because of the pressures and shortages of war-time shop-keeping. The Walton children pitch in and help keep Ike's store open in his absence.
February 22, 1979 12:00 am
Ashley Longworth Jr, who bears striking resemblance to his dad, comes to the Baldwin home and is courted by Miss Emily and Erin.
March 1, 1979 12:00 am
Ben comes home in the middle of the night with his new wife Cindy and they set up housekeeping in the shed. The early years of marriage aren't easy until Grandma steps in.
March 8, 1979 12:00 am
Cally May, John's ex-girlfriend, comes to Walton's mountain and buys the Dew Drop Inn. John and Olivia's kids try to protect John from Cally May's attention. Ike, Cindy and Elizabeth turn Godsey's hall into a canteen for soldiers from Camp Rockfish.
March 15, 1979 12:00 am
Jim-Bob can not join the Air Corps because he fails the eye exam. Jim-Bob decides to run off and join the Army.
March 22, 1979 12:00 am
Jason tries desperately with his music professor to meet the course's requirements of an original composition. He composes Appalachian Portrait while he plans the piece.