The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Volunteer 

GW Haines proposes to Erin. She says no. GW joins the army. Meanwhile, Rover, the family peacock, is in heat and making a lot of noise.

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Episode credited cast:
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John Walton, Sr.
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Olivia Walton
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The Grandfather
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Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
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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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Elizabeth Walton
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Ike Godsey
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The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
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Lou
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Abel Bingley
Channing Clarkson ...
Ernie
David Doremus ...
George William 'G.W.' Haines
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GW Haines proposes to Erin. She says no. GW joins the army. Meanwhile, Rover, the family peacock, is in heat and making a lot of noise.

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Drama | Family | Romance

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27 October 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

This episode has it's history a bit out of order. The preceding episode featured a girl whose father had died during the evacuation of Dunkirk. This episode has John commenting on the radio news and mentioning how the French place a lot of store in the Maginot line. See more »

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Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] In 1939, when the threat of war hung over our country, it seemed to me that our lives altered much in the same way that winds moved down Waltons Mountain, changing sharply sometimes, but more often gentling us so gradually that it took a length of time to show the change had come about at all
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