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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Episode credited cast:
... John Walton, Sr.
... Olivia Walton
... Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
... Jason Walton
... Erin Walton
... Ben Walton
... Jim-Bob Walton
... Elizabeth Walton
... Ike Godsey
... Corabeth Godsey
... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
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... Nurse Corrigan
... Jeffrey Burton (as Keith Mitchell)
... Dr. Banion
... Mrs. Denman
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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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Drama | Family | Romance

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22 November 1979 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Robert Wightman debuted in this episode with character role name, 'John-Boy Walton', replacing Richard Thomas, who much better acted as the eldest Walton son, during the first 6 of 9 seasons, of his contract. See more »

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Narrator: [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.
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