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John-Boy is no longer missing in war. He is in a coma in a hospital in Alexandria. John and Olivia go to see him. Rose is left at home to make the Thanksgiving meal and tries to cheer everyone up.
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's farewell, to the show, as Olivia Walton. Olivia Walton was not in the final thirty-six of the 213 total episodes. See more
[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
Joy and tragedy walked hand in hand during the dark days of World War Two. When good news came it always seemed to be tinged with sadness. The words "your son is alive" were too often followed by the phrase "he is badly injured". When those words came to my family it meant that the long wait was not over, it had just begun.