The Waltons: Season 2, Episode 16

The Honeymoon (10 Jan. 1974)

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Olvia and John finally get a chance to take their postponed honeymoon to Virginia Beach.

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Needing a change from the everyday routine, Olivia vents her frustrations one day. To make it up to her John proposes that they take the honeymoon trip they never had and spend a few days at the beach. Since Granma already had a previous commitment, it is left up to Grandpa to supervise the children while Olivia and John are away. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com

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Grandpa sells a 2 cent coin to Ike for $20. Highly unlikely that this coin was worth more than a dollar or two seventy-five years ago. See more »

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Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] Growing up on Waltons Mountain during the Great Depression, we learned early to concentrate on the essentials of life. With many of the necessities so hard to come by, we had little money to squander on extravagances. But there came a time when my father decided another kind of survival was important and, to nourish the human spirit, it was necessary to indulge in extravagance.
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TITLE: HONEYMOON ORIGINAL AIRDATE: January 10, 1974 WRITER: John McGreevey DIRECTOR: Jack Shea

PROLOGUE: "Growing up on Walton's Mountain during the great Depression, we learned early to concentrate on the essentials of life. With many of the necessities so hard to come by, we had little money to squander on extravagances. But there came a time when my father decided another kind of survival was important, and to nourish the human spirit it was necessary to indulge an extravagance."

SYNOPSIS: When Olivia finds that, none of the children are doing their part to help with the chores she stages a sit down strike. She states that she wants better working conditions, no more excuses, and a little cooperation. When Grandma comes downstairs, she is amazed to find the children doing a variety of chores on the main floor. John feels that Olivia needs something more help around the house. After 19 years of marriage and 7 kids she deserves to finally go on her honeymoon. Olivia goes through her treasure truck, pulls out her wedding dress, and tries on her traveling dress. Meanwhile, Marcia Woolery won't give John-Boy an answer about going to the school picnic. She is worried about when John-Boy goes to University in the fall. He'll be too busy going to school to think about her. Later when they go for a walk up the mountain to talk about their relationship she tosses his class ring back at him and in the commotion she pushes John-Boy away causing him to fall down from the peak they are standing on and dislocating his shoulder. When she meets him at his place after the accident, she announces that she has her new boyfriend Tyler Croffit to think about now. When Mary Ellen learns about Luther Burbank, a pioneer botanist she tries to cross breed a watermelon with a cucumber. In the end, it ends up being just a weed. Just when it seems like the trip might become a reality things start to go wrong, Grandma announces that she has to leave when they go away to chaperon the children's choir at the state competition for the Reverend. The engine for the sawmill then seizes up which will cost $15 to repair. Yet everyone still wants them to go on their honeymoon. The children round up their savings of $1.72 and Grandpa Sells his coveted 1864 two-cent piece to Ike for $20.

QUESTIONS: What did reckless chase into the house? Why did the Walton clan sleep in the barn? What happens to John and Olivia while on their way to from home?

EPILOGUE: "My fondest memories are not of those special outings or unusual occasions. What I like best to recall is the quiet moment at the very end of an ordinary day, when we drifted off to sleep, secure in the shelter of our home, and of our parents' love."

MY THOUGHTS: Back when I was growing up I did not have that kind of love going around my house. My stepfather was an alcoholic and didn't have time for his family or my mother. Watching this episode made think how much fun it would be to have a family like that. I give this episode 9 weasel stars.


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