When John decides that he needs a change in his life, he decides to seek some adventure by leaving Waltons Mountain to work in a Norfolk shipyard. Whilst in Norfolk, John is staying at a boarding house run by Mrs. Champion. Unfortunately there is another man there who feels that John is vying for the attentions of Mrs. Champion and he causes problems for John. When John doesn't arrive home for the weekend, John Boy drives over to look for him and John finally decides that he is better returning to Waltons Mountain, where he truly belongs.
- Anne Loos as Hester White
- Jimmy Don Moore as Damon Donovan
- Joanna Moore as Mrs Lara Sue Champion
- Panos Christi as Stavros