When the family cow, Chance, gives birth to a healthy calf, John has to sell it to make ends meet; but when Elizabeth and Jim-Bob start to suspect something is wrong with the calf's new owner, they try to save it. This is a good episode and very well written. It was sweet when Jim-Bob and Elizabeth run off with the calf and John and John-Boy go out looking for them.
All the scenes from "The Fawn" with Erin and the orphaned fawn Lancelot.
I always liked this closing narration form "The Runaway".
John-Boy: I often remember Jim-Bob saying to my father, "It's OK, next time I'll make you listen." I wish that it were in the power of all children to say that to their parents, and to know that indeed they would be heard, as we were in those wonderful days on Walton's Mountain.
In the pilot movie, The Homecoming, John Walton has gotten Christmas presents for everyone, and has a big pad of writing paper for John-Boy. In a welcome aversion to the Fantasy-Forbidding Father stereotype, John notes that he doesn't know about John-Boy's prospects as a writer, but if that is the calling he wants to pursue, then he wants his son to be the best he can be.