Vera, a cousin by marriage of the Walton family, has left her husband Wade, and she and her baby take refuge in the Walton home. She feels that Wade is ignoring her and no longer wants to be married to her. City life, she claims doesn't suit either of them, although they have tried to make it work. She is afraid that Wade is seeing other women. In actual fact Wade is trying to make some extra money by running moonshine for his uncle, Grandpa Boone. He gets arrested and then realises that neither he nor Vera really should be in the city and so tries to make a go of it by working at the Walton mill.
- John Crawford as Sheriff Bridges
- NOTE: Vera and Wade were first seen in the Season 3 opening episode, The Conflict.