Strange things are occurring at the Walton home. The family uses a Ouija board to ask questions about the happenings. A small boy staying at the home is to leave to meet his father. Things happen to prevent this.

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John-Boy Walton
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John Walton, Sr.
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Olivia Walton (as Miss Michael Learned)
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Esther Walton
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The Grandfather
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Mary Ellen Walton
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Jason Walton
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Erin Walton (as Mary Elizabeth McDonough)
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Ben Walton
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Jim-Bob Walton
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Elizabeth Walton
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Ike Godsey
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The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
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Horace Brimley
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Zack Rosswell (as Jim Gammon)
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Strange things are occurring at the Walton home. The family uses a Ouija board to ask questions about the happenings. A small boy staying at the home is to leave to meet his father. Things happen to prevent this.

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14 February 1974 (USA)  »

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While sitting on Ike Godsey's front porch, Horace Brimmer calls his fellow loafer "Mike" Roswell, but Roswell's first name in the series is otherwise consistently stated as "Zack". See more »

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Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] I suppose at one time or another, in the course of our lives, many of us have experienced an event or occurrance which could not be explained and, at the same time, was shrugged off as a coincidence or a trick of the mind. I remember a series of such events and, even today, many years later, I still can't help wondering just how much of it was coincidence. It all started one afternoon in late fall...
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Again no Drama
24 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

TITLE: THE GHOST STORY ORIGINAL AIRDATE: February 14, 1974 WRITER: Nigel McKeand DIRECTOR: Ralph Waite

PROLOGUE: "I suppose at one time or another in the course of our lives many of us have experienced an event or occurrence which could not be explained, and at the same time was shrugged off as a co-incidence or a trick of the mind. I remember a series of such events, and even today many years later I still can't help wondering just how much of it was co-incidence. It all started one afternoon in late Fall..."

SYNOPSIS: The Walton's are watching Luke for Tom Enright who is looking for work in Richmond. He has been watching after his son Luke since Allison his wife passed away 5 years ago. John-Boy stops by Ike's to see if there is a letter from Luke's dad. Inside he finds Ike and the Baldwin sister's consulting a Spirit Board to see whether they should order their Mason jars from Ike at full retail when they can get them elsewhere at wholesale prices. Ike asks John-Boy if he will take the board home, as it has been distracting foe his business having it at the store. Ike's dog Charity has had puppies and they are all spoken for except the runt of the litter. Elizabeth asks if she can have it. During dinner, John-Boy tells Grandpa about the Baldwin's and the spirit board. After dinner the children play with the board but Olivia and Esther are wary of it. Later that night Jason and John-Boy play with it in John-Boy's bedroom. The board spells out Luke's name when they ask it if it has a message for someone. Later Olivia tells how an unexplainable event happened at Luke's birthday a few years ago after his mother has passed away. People at the party said that they felt Allison's presence and could smell violets, her favorite flower. After the party, a wild violet was found in the house even though it was the middle of February.

QUESTIONS: Why did Jason and John-Boy continue to consult the board in secret? Who did the board have a message for? What did they miss?

EPILOGUE: "There are forces in our lives that we can understand and explain, there are others that mystify and confuse us, but who is there to say that the strong bond of love that existed between a mother and her child had to be severed by death. For love is a force that lives, without beginning, without end. An energy brings sustenance and nourishment to the human spirit. Of all endowment, the ability to love is the most ennobling and such is its mystery that the power of love can be felt beyond death, beyond time."

MY THOUGHTS: Again another episode that didn't have that much action or drama. I give this episode 5 weasel stars.


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