The Waltons: Season 8, Episode 22

The Furlough (21 Feb. 1980)

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John-Boy is released from the hospital and returns to Walton's Mountain. Ike is arrested for draft evasion.



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Episode credited cast:
Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
Eric Scott ...
David W. Harper ...
Ronnie Claire Edwards ...
Earl Hamner Jr. ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeffrey Burton (as Keith Mitchell)
David Cramer ...
Major Gordon


John-Boy is released from the hospital and returns to Walton's Mountain. Ike is arrested for draft evasion.

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Drama | Family | Romance




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21 February 1980 (USA)  »

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While at the army draft office, Ike Godsey's full name is revealed to be "Isaac Aloysius Godsey". But in episode 6.13, "The Celebration", Ike confirms when asked by banker J.J. Brendamore that his full name is "Isaac B. Godsey". See more »


Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] There were many homecomings in my life, but the one I remember best followed a long spell in the hospital during World War Two. A visit home would be the final step in my recovery, and I looked forward to the comfort of those familiar surroundings. I never dreamed that I would bring the war with me, and that it would haunt me, even on Waltons Mountain.
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Carry Me Back To Old Virginny
Written by James Allen Bland
Portion sung by Robert Wightman and John Furey
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