The Wing Walker
John-Boy meets a handsome young college man who is walking towards Waltons Mountain. As he is studying forestry and is researching the forestry on Waltons Mountain, John-Boy naturally invites him to come home with him and speak to his father and grandfather about their lumber business. While the student is there both Mary Ellen and Erin develop quite a crush on him and a competition ensues, each one trying to win his affections. Tempers fly as each girl feels that they are the one who should win Chad's attentions.
- Michael O'Keefe as Chad Marshall
- Gary Dontzig as Jim Persie
- Dee Anne as Ida Persie
- Unknow as Jennifer Persie
- NOTE: Michael O'Keefe returned to reprise his role as Chad during season 5, "The Elopement".