Cissy Tucker, Yancy's young wife, finds that living in the mountains is just far too primitive for her and she takes steps to leave him. Elizabeth goes searching through Judge Baldwin's old law books to find out how Cissy can get her divorce.
Mary Ellen becomes addicted to amphetamines, which she has persuaded Dr David Spenser to let her have. She just wants them for a few days so that she can spend all her time studying to pass her nursing exams. She is longing to join Curt and feels that passing these exams will do the trick. She has a small accident though, which alerts her family that something is wrong and she confesses to taking the pills. Finally she is able to have some much needed rest and passes her exam.
- Joe Conley as Ike Godsey
- Ronnie Claire Edwards as Corabeth Walton Godsey
- Rachel Longaker as Aimee Godsey
- Helen Kleeb as Miss Mamie Baldwin
- Mary Jackson as Miss Emily Baldwin
- Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker
- Deirdre Lenihan as Daisy Garner
- Tom Bower as Curt Willard
- Christopher Woods as David Spenser
- Cissy Wellman as Sissy Walker