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Season 8

20 Sep. 1979
The Home Front: Part 1
John has been appointed to the local draft board. John convinces a young soldier who went AWOL to return to his unit and the boy is subsequently lost when a troop ship is torpedoed. The boy's father wants revenge. Also, there's bad news about John-Boy.
 
20 Sep. 1979
The Home Front: Part 2
The family members all seem involved in the war effort. John helps with the draft board. A soldier who signed up because of John is killed in the war, and the father wants to take revenge. Bad news about John-Boy.
 
27 Sep. 1979
The Kinfolk
Rose arrives at the Waltons' home with her grandchildren. The grandchildren always cause trouble and get into mischief on purpose. Jim-Bob and Ike build an air raid siren; Jeffrey finds it and causes trouble.
 
4 Oct. 1979
The Diploma
John has to prove he graduated from high school in order to continue getting contracts and security for government contracts. Mary Ellen becomes the nurse for the mountain folk when Nora is called into the service.
 
11 Oct. 1979
The Innocents
The parents who work at Picket's defense plant leave their children in the parking lot while the parents work. Olivia wants to open a day care in Picket's bar room for the workers. Guess who wins? Ike learns to dance.
 
18 Oct. 1979
The Starlet
Film makers film a documentary at Picket's Plant and make Erin the "star". She thinks she might have a future in movies; one of the assistants gives her the truth. The Baldwin sisters host a dinner for the soldiers. Jason helps.
 
25 Oct. 1979
The Journal
John-Boy is still missing, but a publisher has his journal and wants to publish it. It is told from a soldier's point of view. John and Olivia have to decide.
 
1 Nov. 1979
The Lost Sheep
Ashley Longworth Jr returns to the mountain. He proposes to Erin and she accepts. Problems arise when he says he does not want to be married in a church. Serena (Rose's granddaughter) follows Elizabeth all the time.
 
8 Nov. 1979
The Violated
A soldier is sending his wife mail, but getting no replies. Olivia looks into it. Finds some something bad happened to the wife. Corabeth Godsey learns she will receive an inheritance. It is not what she expects.
 
22 Nov. 1979
The Waiting
John-Boy is no longer missing in war. He is in a coma in a hospital in Alexandria. John and Olivia go to see him. Rose is left at home to make the Thanksgiving meal and tries to cheer everyone up.
 
29 Nov. 1979
The Silver Wings
Jim-Bob delivers a package to a woman whose husband is in the war. He helps her around the house and becomes infatuated.
 
13 Dec. 1979
The Wager
A run (on foot) and ride (on horse) race is being held. Mary Ellen and Erin bet two guys that they will win. Elizabeth becomes a taskmaster in training Mary Ellen and Erin. Jeffrey gets a signed picture from a movie star.
 
20 Dec. 1979
The Spirit
Things begin to disappear from stores and homes as it gets closer to Christmas. Jeffrey meets a friend who is there for him when he needs it. He is the man taking things. On Christmas, he meets the Walton family.
 
27 Dec. 1979
The Fastidious Wife
Corabeth tries to sell a book at the store about being a perfect wife. She gives Cindy a book. She tries to follow all the instructions and ends up exhausted. Jeffrey and Serena find a pregnant cat and want to keep her and the kittens.
 
3 Jan. 1980
The Unthinkable
A soldier in Jason's company is Jewish. He tells the Waltons what is happening to Jews by the Nazis. Meanwhile, Elizabeth is getting teased for being such a smart student at school.
 
10 Jan. 1980
The Idol
There is a new teacher at school who is fun and modern. Elizabeth likes her. The teacher is not well, but wants to teach and live. She teaches reproduction and the town is outraged. Cindy and Ben are expecting a baby.
 
17 Jan. 1980
The Prodigals
Jeffrey and Josh steal from Ike's store. Josh gets caught. Ben decides to enlist in the service even though he is exempt due to working at the mill.
 
24 Jan. 1980
The Remembrance
Zadok Walton visits the mountain. He seems eccentric, but turns out he is held in esteem by Boatwright University for his work. He leaves his land to the university. Jason meets Toni, who in later episodes, begins a relationship.
 
31 Jan. 1980
The Inspiration
Mamie Balwin has a cataract, but does not want an operation. Their Papa died on an operating table. Grandma goes to the Baldwins and shows them what it is like to be blind. Elizabeth starts seeing Drew.
 
7 Feb. 1980
The Last Straw
John thinks about giving up the lumber mill when it seems like everything is going wrong. Jeffrey builds a soapbox and enters a race.
 
14 Feb. 1980
The Travelling Man
A former boyfriend and dance partner of Rose's comes to visit. Rose and Stanley Perkins resume their relationship. The open road still calls out to Stanley. Meanwhile, Jeffrey has a new dog who is in the teething stage.
 
21 Feb. 1980
The Furlough
John-Boy is released from the hospital and returns to Walton's Mountain. Ike is arrested for draft evasion.
 
28 Feb. 1980
The Medal
Mary Ellen receives a medal that was awarded to Curtis after he died. A former friend of Corabeth visits; he and Corabeth begin to see each other. Ike is concerned.
 
13 Mar. 1980
The Valediction
Jim-Bob's class is graduating and he has the high grade. He is the valedictorian. His class prepares a graduation ceremony that is fitting for war time. (June 1944)
 

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