The Waltons (1972–1981)
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The Grandchild 

Mary Ellen gives birth to the Waltons' first grandchild, John Curtis Willard. However, Cassie, a lonely and superstitious teenage neighbor whose premature baby girl was stillborn, believes ... See full summary »

Director:

Ralph Senensky

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Claire Whitaker | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Ralph Waite ... John Walton, Sr.
Michael Learned ... Olivia Walton
Will Geer ... The Grandfather
Judy Norton ... Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
Jon Walmsley ... Jason Walton
Mary Beth McDonough ... Erin Walton (as Mary Elizabeth McDonough)
Eric Scott ... Ben Walton
David W. Harper ... Jim-Bob Walton
Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton
Joe Conley ... Ike Godsey
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Corabeth Godsey
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Bower ... Dr. Curtis Willard
Frank DeVito Frank DeVito ... The Drummer
Robert Donner ... Yancy Tucker
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Storyline

Mary Ellen gives birth to the Waltons' first grandchild, John Curtis Willard. However, Cassie, a lonely and superstitious teenage neighbor whose premature baby girl was stillborn, believes John Curtis was sent to replace her own baby and she kidnaps him. It is up to Olivia to gently explain to Cassie that someday Cassie will have another baby, but that John Curtis is really Mary Ellen's. Written by afsnowbird

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Trivia

When Flossie (Nora Marlowe) tells Elizabeth (Kami Cotler) that she will be having bad dreams, Elizabeth says "Not about a Ferris wheel, I hope!" In the episode "The Ferris Wheel" in the previous season, Elizabeth was having recurring nightmares about being on a Ferris wheel. See more »

Goofs

Mary Ellen's "newborn" son looks to be at least 2 months old. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Waltons: A Decade of the Waltons (1980) See more »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1977 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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