John Boy is on his mid semester break from College and meets a girl in a bookshop, Daisy. He decides to enter a dance marathon as her partner. The marathon is to go for 7 days and Olivia is against it and puts her foot down, telling John Boy that he cannot do it. As she puts it the event is "a trashy thing where people make spectacles of themselves". A defiant John Boy does indeed go ahead with it though, leaving Olivia to realise that John Boy is old enough to be his own person and that it is time to let him go. After three days of marathon dancing though, John Boy has had enough, leaves Daisy to finish the contest with another young man, and returns home with his parents, to Waltons Mountain.
- Deidre Lenihan as Daisy Garner
- Bernie Barrow as Bracket
- Lennie Weinrib as Spanky Logan
- Joyce Jameson as Helen Logan