The Waltons: Season 9
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Good night, Waltons. For nine inspired and inspiring seasons (from 1972 to 1981), the Walton family became America's family. Viewers' hearts were captured by the story of John and Olivia Walton, their seven children, Grandpa and Grandma as they faced the Depression and World War II with not much more than a love of the land and the rock-solid support of one another. This elegiac final season is the ideal capstone to the Emmy®-honored and beloved series. After enduring terrifying dangers in Europe and the Pacific, the Walton boys gratefully return to Walton's Mountain after the war ends. But peace brings new challenges and new beginnings. And for many of the family, young and old, it brings new love. Share the final goodnight with The Waltons.]]>
Things start off powerfully with the two-part "The Outrage," in which John Sr. leaps to the defense of an African-American employee, Harley (Hal Foster), who has been living under an assumed name since escaping a chain gang years before. Never a show to back off from issues of discrimination, The Waltons: The Complete Ninth Season, tackles gender bias (Mary Ellen is turned down for admission to medical school, while Erin is one of many women on Walton's Mountain who lose their jobs to returning veterans) and anti-Semitism (Jason's wonderful girlfriend Toni, played by Lisa Harrison, causes a stir when everyone discovers she's a Jew). Meanwhile, John-Boy falls in love with a Parisian bookseller who encourages him to write an article about stray land mines, though his true destiny as a writer leads him back to his roots. Ben, too, is full of ambition following the war, eager to attend engineering college but needed at the family mill after John Sr. leaves. Jason takes over the Dew Drop Inn and finds a way to make a go of it with Toni's help. Rose rediscovers love again when her dance partner, Stanley (William Schallert), returns, albeit as an emotional wreck. (The Rose-Stanley storylines in season nine are among the sweetest episodes.) In a strange development, Mary Ellen's allegedly late husband turns up, a very different and darker personality than he was before. Other new and recurring characters continue to add color and texture to the show, most notably Ike (Joe Conley) and Corabeth Godsey (Ronnie Claire Edwards), the Baldwin sisters (Helen Kleeb, Mary Jackson), and newcomer Rev. Tom Marshall (Kip Niven), who starts off a firebrand and ends up a civilizing influence over the aforementioned anti-Semitic tensions. --Tom Keogh
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The season begins in the spring of 1945, and all the Walton men--save John--are fighting the war. Ben is captured by the Japanese forces, Jason has to deal with the question of killing another man, and John-Boy (played by Robert Wightman) falls in love with a French girl.
Back at home, Mary Ellen discovers a need for a doctor on the mountain and is determined to become one, while facing a great deal of opposition. Ike and Corabeth are investigated by the rations board, and a new minister comes to the mountain. Jim-Bob is frantic when a girl back home claims to have his baby, Cidny finds that she has been adopted, and the series ends with John-Boy going back to New York.
The following is an epidode list for this final season:
1. The Outrage (1)
2. The Outrage (2)
3. The Pledge
4. The Triumph
5. The Premonition
6. The Pursuit
7. The Last Ten Days
8. The Move
9. The Whirlwind
10. The Tempest
11. The Carousel
12. The Hot Rod
13. The Gold Watch
14. The Beginning
15. The Pearls
16. The Victims
17. The Threshold
18. The Indiscretion
19. The Heartache
20. The Lumberjack
21. The Hostage
22. The Revel
While the show ended in 1981, it would continue in 6 made-for-TV-movies from 1982-1997, moving from the characters from the forties and into the sixties. In these TV movies, Richard Thomas returns as John-Boy and Michael Learned is back as Olivia, while Ellen Corby makes a few appearances as Grandma. Hopefully, Warner Brothers will release these 6 TV movies, as it would be great to own the entire Walton legacy on DVD.
The prequel movie "homecoming" is here BUT what about the remaining 6 post tv movies ?
I Hope they will be released too SOON so that we can have OUR COMPLETE WALTONS DVD COLLECTION.
The second half of season nine shows the return to typical Walton fare. There are two wonderful episodes on the character of Stanley Perkins, Rose's flame, and these are thoughtfully and tastefully done. "The Beginning" is the story of Jason's future wife, Toni, whose Jewish heritage presents a problem for the Walton family. "The Victims" is a "dark" episode about troubled men returning from World War II.Read more ›
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Great! It's a little strange with the changes to the cast but the stories are still interesting. I will miss the Walton family!Published 3 months ago by s. mckee
I watch all the seasons a lot, thank you to the seller for selling them cheap and available. I love mine.Published 4 months ago by Abbie Abismo
These videos are classics. I watched this show growing up as a kid and I loved it. It's so nice to be able to watch a show that I loved as a kid. It's a wholesome, clean show. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Angie N.
I love the Waltons series, but this season just isn't the same as key actors leave the setting. Not to say that it is bad, which it isn't, but we all end up missing the mother and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Matt the IT guy
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