John-Boy returns to Walton's Mountain to write about the failing economy and lack of jobs. He talks Mr Guthrie into opening the old mine. As the menfolk are in the mine, it collapses. John makes a decision about working at a defense plant.

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Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
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Erin Walton (as Mary Elizabeth McDonough)
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John-Boy returns to Walton's Mountain to write about the failing economy and lack of jobs. He talks Mr Guthrie into opening the old mine. As the menfolk are in the mine, it collapses. John makes a decision about working at a defense plant.

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16 March 1978 (USA)  »

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The character Nurse Nora Taylor appeared in this episode her third, and final incarnation in the series, played by actress Nancy Priddy. Nurse Nora was originally played by Barbara Eda-Young in season 4, episode 13, "The Nurse", and then by Kaiulani Lee, in season 5, episodes 1 and 2 "The Wedding". See more »

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John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr.: [as Grandpa Walton rides off in a huff on Blue, the mule] Now where do you suppose he's goin'?
John Walton, Sr.: All I know is I keep hurtin' his feelins'.
John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr.: Fathers are kinda hard to raise, aren't they?
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