The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Hostage 

One of Mary Ellen's mountain patient dies, leaving his young teen to the helping hand. Mary Ellen intervenes because she is so young. He kidnaps Elizabeth until he gets the girl.

Director:

Herbert Hirschman

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Marjorie Fowler

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Jon Walmsley ... Jason Walton
Judy Norton ... Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
Mary Beth McDonough ... Erin Walton
Eric Scott ... Ben Walton
David W. Harper ... Jim-Bob Walton
Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton
Joe Conley ... Ike Godsey
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Corabeth Godsey
Leslie Winston ... Cindy Brunson Walton
Mary Jackson ... Emily Baldwin
Helen Kleeb ... Mamie Baldwin
Robert Wightman ... John-Boy Walton
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Crawford ... Sheriff Ep Bridges
Gary Grubbs ... Job Moonie
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Storyline

One of Mary Ellen's mountain patient dies, leaving his young teen to the helping hand. Mary Ellen intervenes because she is so young. He kidnaps Elizabeth until he gets the girl.

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Plot Keywords:

kleptomania | kidnapping | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Mamie Baldwin: [after the chandelier crashes to the floor] Oh! Oh! Sister, we could have been killed.
Emily Baldwin: Are you sure we weren't?
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