Grandma returns from the hospital but the family does not let her do anything. (Ellen Corby recovered enough from her stoke to return to the series.) An overweight boy is interested in Elizabeth. (This is Will Geer's last episode.)
Did You Know?
This was Will Geer
's final appearance of the show. He died before production of season 7 began. The first episode of that following season, The Waltons: The Empty Nest
(1978), was dedicated to Geer's memory, and would feature a story line dealing directly with the death of Grandpa Walton in the series. Coincidentally, Geer's last appearance in this episode also marked the first appearance by Ellen Corby
's return, since her devastating stroke following the episode, The Waltons: The Elopement
(1977), when she lost a majority of her power of speech and the use of one side of her body, but would be featured occasionally even into the production of the movies after this famous epic series itself, was canceled. See more
Mary Ellen Walton
[Mary Ellen is going to show Grandma John Curtis for the first time when she realizes he needs to be changed
John Curtis! Now is a fine time to give in to your biological urge!
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Words by Joseph M. Scriven
(as Joseph Scriven) (1855)
Tune CONVERSE by Charles Crozat Converse
(as Charles C. Converse) (1868) See more