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The Yearning 

A new minister joins the community at Walton's Mountain. Elizabeth helps him settle in, and begins to fall for him. Erin helps the Baldwin sisters with their memoirs.

Director:

Nell Cox

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Juliet Law Packer (as Juliet Packer)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Ralph Waite ... John Walton, Sr.
Michael Learned ... Olivia Walton
Ellen Corby ... Esther Walton (credit only)
Judy Norton ... Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
Jon Walmsley ... Jason Walton
Mary Beth McDonough ... Erin Walton
Eric Scott ... Ben Walton
David W. Harper ... Jim-Bob Walton
Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Corabeth Godsey
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Jackson ... Emily Baldwin
Helen Kleeb ... Mamie Baldwin
Marshall Reed Marshall Reed ... John Curtis Willard
Michael Reed Michael Reed ... John Curtis Willard
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A new minister joins the community at Walton's Mountain. Elizabeth helps him settle in, and begins to fall for him. Erin helps the Baldwin sisters with their memoirs.

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Drama | Family | Romance

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Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] There's a fine moment in our lives when we are young and innocent and our hearts first awaken to the mystery and pain of love. At such a time we can give our love freely, without fear of hurt or pain. The arrival of a new, young minister in town caused my father to witness such an awakening in the heart of my sister, Elizabeth.
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By the Beautiful Sea
(uncredited)
Written by Harry Carroll and Harold Atteridge
Portion sung by Kami Cotler and Sean Roche in his car
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A little sappy, a little sweet
23 July 2018 | by barlowralphSee all my reviews

The Yearning is one of those Waltons episodes that kind of just sits there. Rabid fans like myself love the characters and the development of life on Waltons Mountain, but sometimes the episodes are less than great-not often, but it happens. In this episode, 13-year-old Elizabeth gets a crush on a young minister. I guess they were going for a bit of comic relief with the skunk-in-the-parsonage storyline, but it was only mildly amusing. The sub-plot involving Erin and the Baldwin ladies was a little better. The redeeming part of this episode was at the end, where Miss Emily discovers an unexpected treasure, and Daddy & Elizabeth have a wonderful moment. All in all, a watchable episode, but not really one of the better ones.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1978 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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