In this episode Olivia is diagnosed with TB and leaves for the sanitarium. Was this written for Michael Learned to leave the show for some reason or was Mr. Hamner's mother sick? Olivia doesn't return for some time.
I watched that one the other day when it was on. My understanding is that it was written as an exit for Mr Learned to leave the show and the rigors of the amount of work it takes for a series. It was sad when the news returned that she was ill. I liked Jim Bob's accordion song he played for her. A great episode.... ZnE
Post by awesomemixtape10 on May 10, 2012 15:31:10 GMT -5
how realistic is that episode? ya think in real life olivia would have left? if she did, wouldnt the family moved to the same town as the hospital? maybe not the whole family-most of them were out of school by that time- but no way Elizabeth stays in waltons mt in real life? does she?
I saw the same episode this week and cried. Although I have see it several times, my first as middle aged and it is interesting to note Michael had a little moment with each of the kids throughout the episode. It was very evident it was painful for all of them as actors.