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Season 4

11 Sep. 1975
The Sermon
The reverend and teacher get married. Olivia is asked to be the substitute teacher and John Boy is asked to preach the sermon.
 
18 Sep. 1975
The Genius
John-Boy's dean asks him to take care of a 16-year-old genius college student for a weekend. The genius is gifted in all academic areas, but woefully lacking in social graces. He ends up helping in a play and is able to join in family fun.
 
25 Sep. 1975
The Fighter
A prize fighter (Cleavon Little) arrives searching for work, living and training in the Waltons' barn. Some are put off by his fighting, but he wants to build a church in the community. Loses fight but community helps to build the church.
 
2 Oct. 1975
The Prophecy
John's 25th high school reunion is being planned; he thinks he is not successful, but at the reunion, everyone thinks he is the winner. John-Boy fears he will never make a living as a writer. Jim-Bob makes a profound comment.
 
9 Oct. 1975
The Boondoggle
A traveling reporter visits the mountain to write story about Judge Baldwin. What he finds upsets the Baldwin sisters and disturbs the community. The report digs for more information and finds the truth which is much better.
 
16 Oct. 1975
The Breakdown
Jason spends too much time playing with a band. His school work, music lessons, and health begin to suffer. Comes to understanding with band. John-Boy gets a part-time job in a library; the librarian wants him to choose it as a profession.
 
23 Oct. 1975
The Wing-Walker
Jim-Bob falls in love with a wing-walker. John-Boy writes an article about her. She takes a lot of risks. Maude Gormley gives her goat, Myrtle, to the Waltons. They give her a rocking chair.
 
30 Oct. 1975
The Competition
Mary Ellen and Erin both fall for a forestry student. He is there to study the trees on Walton's Mountain. Erin and the forestry student date.
 
6 Nov. 1975
The Emergence
Marsha, John-Boy's old girlfriend, returns to sell her family home at the urging of her fiance. Wedding plans end when the fiance realizes the home is in debt. Olivia helps a disadvantaged student get glasses.
 
13 Nov. 1975
The Loss
Cousin Olivia, who married on the mountain in The Shivaree episode, returns to Walton's Mountain following her husband's sudden death. Family cat has kittens and dies giving birth. Elizabeth and Cousin Olivia both have to heal.
 
20 Nov. 1975
The Abdication
King Edward VIII abdicates the throne and the Waltons follow the story. Meanwhile, a movie production team is in town and John-Boy reconnects with a friend who's part of the production crew. John-Boy is offered a job.
 
4 Dec. 1975
The Estrangement
The family helps Vera Walton and her husband, Wade, navigate a rough patch in their marriage. She cannot get used to the city and he is too used to it. He has fallen into the criminal element.
 
11 Dec. 1975
The Nurse
Mary Ellen is eager to begin nursing school, but is unhappy to learn that she lacks the education in algebra and chemistry needed to enter.
 
18 Dec. 1975
The Intruders
Ben is upset at how he is treated at the mill. He gets a job at another lumber company, not realizing they are competing for the same jobs. Grandpa uses his smarts to get one over the competing lumber company. Ben returns to the mill.
 
1 Jan. 1976
The Search
Olivia and Elizabeth take a car trip; Jim-Bob is forced to also go. They have car trouble. Elizabeth wanders off. Olivia and Jim-Bob find her but by now, all are lost. Jim-Bob uses his skills to keep everyone safe till they are found.
 
8 Jan. 1976
The Secret
Jim-Bob wonders if he is adopted because he does not look like other family members. No one wants to talk about his birth. Eventually the truth comes out as to what happened when he was born.
 
15 Jan. 1976
The Fox
Ben starts to hunt animals for their skins to sell for profit. Meanwhile, the Rough Riders are holding a reunion. Grandpa, for all his talk about charging up the hill with Teddy Roosevelt, does not want to attend.
 
22 Jan. 1976
The Burnout
John-Boy smokes a pipe and Grandpa leaves a heater plugged in and turned on. A fire breaks out, burns most of the house. John-Boy loses his completed novel to save Erin. John-Boy, Grandpa, and Erin all feel miserable.
 
29 Jan. 1976
The Big Brother
John-Boy sees a young innocent looking girl who appears to be traveling alone. He takes her home. She seems to fit in, but Grandpa sees through her.
 
5 Feb. 1976
The Test
Olivia gets a job in the city as a dressmaker. She enjoys it but soon realizes she misses the family too much. Maude Gormley isn't adjusting well to life in a retirement home and returns to the mountain.
 
12 Feb. 1976
The Quilting
Mary Ellen resists joining in on a quilting when she reaches the marrying age. This hurts Grandma's feelings.
 
19 Feb. 1976
The House
An old abandoned home is condemned. Grandpa wants the wood and Grandma wants to save the house - it was where he and she first kissed. She is upset, but feels better when Grandpa saves the stained glass window.
 
26 Feb. 1976
The Fledgling
John-Boy wants to buy a printing press to start his own newspaper. Works hard to earn money for the down payment.
 
4 Mar. 1976
The Collision
Selena Linville returns. She talks to John-Boy about the rebellion in Spain.
 

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