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"The Matchmaker" January 9, 1975
Cousin Corabeth Walton comes to the mountain from Doe Hill, where she had nursed her mother until she died a month ago. She says that she is only going to stay a few days and came only to visit her kin. Ike Godsey takes her over to the Walton's house. She promptly installs herself in John Boy's room, taking down all of his things and re-drecorating the room to her liking.
Grandma hates the fact that Corabeth doesn't offer to help with the chores, and that she invited the Baldwin sisters for tea. Olivia, John, Zeb, Grandma and John Boy sit down secretly and try to figure out how to get Corabeth out of the house.
Meanwhile, Ike confides to John that he likes Corabeth. John says that he's never seen Ike in love before and invites him over to the house for dinner. At dinner, and later alone on the porch with Corabeth, Ike doesn't say a word. Corabeth says she has a headache as an excuse to get away from him.
Ike then invites Corabeth, John and Olivia out to dinner at a French restaurant. Before the dinner, Ike asks John Boy for advice on what to say. John Boy gives Ike a book of quotations so he can figure out what to say himself.
At dinner, Ike says some of the quotations out of the blue and no one can figure out why he is saying them. Corabeth doesn't even pay attention to him, but watches John and Olivia dance. Ike confides in her that he is lonely and Corabeth wonders out loud why some people (John and Olivia) are so lucky.
At the Walton house, Ike proposes to Corabeth and she accpets. Then she runs upstairs in hysterics. John goes over to the store the next day asking if Ike knows what he's in for. Ike says that anything is better than the life he's living, even though he can do what he wants when he wants. He says that he is lonely and wants to share his life with someone.
Ike shows Olivia and Corabeth around where he lives. Corabeth looks extremely uncomfortable and excuses herself. She then decides to pack up and leave. Olivia talks to her and eventually tells her that good marriages cna be built upon the simple fact of needing one another. Corabeth decides to go through with the marriage.
The morning of the wedding, Ike comes over to talk to John. Ike talks about wanting to cancel the wedding because maybe he does like the life he's been living. Being able to play cards until all hours, eating what he wants when he wants to, and sleeping without pajamas are things that he doesn't know if he'll be able to give up. John tells him that change is good and that Ike is just having cold feet.
Corabeth and Ike then get married, after Grandma and Olivia make sure Corabeth has "something old, something new, etc."
"The Shivaree" January 30, 1975
Ike and Yancy get into trouble by kidnapping Bob Hill on his wedding night, a custon called the shivaree.
"The Sermon" September 11, 1975
When John Boy is asked to deliver the Sunday sermon, Corabeth starts to tell people that she thinks he isn't qualified to perform the task.
"The Genius" September 18, 1975
John Boy's genius friend insults the Godseys by insinuating that Ike is trying to take people's money with his "one-armed bandit" machine.
"The Burnout" January 22, 1976
When the Walton house burns down, Elizabeth comes to stay with the Godseys for a while. Elizabeth refuses to do much of anything with them, despite Corabeth and Ike's efforts to make Elizabeth comfortable. When the time comes for Elizabeth to go home, she tells John Boy that she is refusing to go back home and wants to stay with Godseys.
"The First Edition" September 23, 1976
When Olivia and Grandma stop by the store, they discover that Corabeth has been acting strange lately. She takes the women into the living room and confides to them that she thinks she is pregnant. Grandma decides that Corabeth is too old to have a baby. After the Waltons leave, Corabeth finally decides to tell Ike.
When John comes into the store a few days later, Ike starts to tell John that he and Corabeth fall asleep trying to think up names for the baby.
Later, John finds Corabeth walking down the street with a suitcase in her hand. When he offers to take her back to the store, Corabeth asks him to drive her to his home instead. When Olivia asks her what is the matter, she tells her that she had a false pregnancy and that the doctor told her that she cannot have any children. Ike knocks on the front door of the house and asks to see Corabdeth, but she refuses to see him.
The next morning, John sees that Ike spent the night on the porch so that he could be close to his wife. Olivia finally persuades Corabeth to see Ike by telling her that he needs her. Ike goes up to see Corabeth and tells her that he'd rather have a barren Corabeth than no Corabeth at all.
"The Baptism" October 14, 1986
When a famous preacher comes to town for the annual revival, Corabeth becomes inspired and is baptised.
"The Nightwalker" October 28, 1976
Ike clears out the room next to the store and opens "Godsey's Hall."
"The Wedding" November 4, 1976
When Mary Ellen and Grandma are in the store trying to find thread that matches Grandma's wedding dress, Corabeth comments on how it used to be fashionable for a young woman to be married in her grandmother's dress. During the wedding rehearsal, Corabeth takes over. One of the Waltons calls her a drill sargeant behind her back.
At the dance, Corabeth helps take in and count the money for the new clinic to be put on the mountain.
"The Cloudburst" November 11, 1976
On John Boy's advice, Ike and Corabeth almost sell their 12 acres to a developer.
"The Great Motorcycle Race" November 18, 1976
Ike and Corabeth decide that they will try and adopt a baby boy. One day, the call comes into the stroe that there is a baby ready for them. Ike and Corabeth hurridly leave to go get their baby. When the Godseys stop by the Walton house, they introduce the family to their new 10 year-old daughter, Aimee. ("Spelled the French way," says Corabeth.) They explain that the mother of the baby decided at the last moment not to put him up for adoption. As they were leaving, they happened to see Aimee sitting sadly in her room and decided then and there to adopt her. Both of Aimee's parents were killed in an accident at sea.
When the Godseys finally get home, they show Aimee her new home. Ike and Corabeth offer to get Aimee anything she wants.
Later, Corabeth walks to the Waltons and tells Grandma that she doesn't know what is wrong, but she can't do anything right with Aimee. Aimee starts to tell Elizabeth that the Godseys don't like her, her room is for a baby, and Ike is always acting goofy. Elizabeth tries to tell Aimee that the room is for a baby, but they adopted Aimee instead. Aimee begins to feel unwanted and decides to run away.
When Ike and Corabeth find out that she's trying to run away, Corabeth tells Aimee that they *had* wanted a baby, but when they saw her at the orphanage, they wanted Aimee instead. When Aimee tells Corabeth that she was putting on airs, Corabeth says that it is because she comes from a family where they did not express their feelings easily and that she doesn't know how. Aimee then hugs the crying Corabeth and calls her mama.
"The Best Christmas" December 9, 1976
This is Aimee's first Christmas with the Godseys and Aimee helps decorate with Corabeth. Elizabeth remarks that Aimee is probably going to get everything she wants, and Aimee sadly agrees. Unfortunately, the viewers never find out why Aimee doesn't look excited at that point.
"The Rebellion" December 23, 1976
Olivia goes through this mid-life crisis and she wants to change her image and wants to do something with her hair. Meanwhile, Corabeth opens a beauty parlour in the spare bedroom of the store and she convinces Olivia to get a perm put in her hair. She tells Olivia that she has had "extensive" training in this area, so Olivia agrees to it. Of course, Corabeth doesn't know the first thing about putting a perm in someone's hair and of course, the thing turns out real bad, Olivia's hair becomes real frizzy and curly. Anyway, Grandma is in the store shopping around, she does not know what's going on in the back room and then she smells something burning. Olivia comes out with this awful hairdo, and Grandma says "Good Lord!" Corabeth, on the other hand, thinks it is wonderful and says something like she should try that with her own hair. Eventually, Olivia turns to Verdie Foster for help in straightening out the mess. But Verdie says that the only way to get rid of it is to put a turban around her head until it has grown out.
"The Long Night" February 24, 1977
Aimee is not allowed to do anything which is not "feminine and domestic," which means she is not allowed to romp around with her friend Elizabeth. Elizabeth comes to the store one day wanting to play with Aimee, but Aimee has to have her music appreciation hour and cannot play with Elizabeth. Olivia questions Corabeth's parenting ideas and Corabeth replies that she is strictly following her child rearing book. Olivia tells Corabeth that the book isn't Aimee's mother, Corabeth is.
When Aimee and Elizabeth come home from picking flowers, they are filthy. Corabeth comes by looking for ehr daughter and when she sees Aimee, she forbids the two girls to play together again.
That night, Ike and Corabeth have an argument about how Aimee should be raised. When Corabeth decides she'd rather sleep on the couch, Ike decides he'd rather sleep onthe pool table. When Corabeth passes Aimee's room, she finds it empty. Meanwhile, Aimee has gone to the Walton house and finds Grandpa the only one awake. When Aimee asks Grandpa to be her adopted Grandpa, he agrees. As his first act as her grandfather, he takes her back home to talk to the Godseys. Grandpa tells Corabeth to remember her own childhood and that she should let Aimee be a child while she still can.
"The Hawk" September 15, 1977
Corabeth, Olivia and Sarah Bridges go to the university to select a new pastor. Corabeth votes against the hiring of a Rev. Buchanan, but is outvoted by the other two women.
When the Waltons don't invite the Godseys to dinner with the new minister, Corabeth decides to have Rev Buchanan to their house, without any Waltons present. At the dinner, Corabeth talks mainly about the Bible while Ike can't talk about anything but the coming war.
When Mrs. Brimmer comes into the store the next day, she gossips with Corabeth about seeing the new minister dancing alone together the night before. When Olivia comes in, they tell her what Mrs. Brimmer had seen.
Later that day, Corabeth goes to the parsonage on the pretense of showing him a design for the new choir robes. When he asks her what is wrong, she breaks down and apologises to him for causing him any pain. when Rev. Buchanan holds her hand and tells ehr it is all right, Erin and Jason see the two holding hands which makes Erin jealous.
When Olivia comes into the store to talk to Corabeth, she finds Corabeth crying in her room. Corabeth tells Olivia that her life with Ike is not very easy. She says that she is bored living on the mountaim with him. Corabeth's main problem is that she was attracted to the new pastor and that is why she did not want him to take the job, she wasn't sure if she could handle herself. as she is saying this, Ike comes into the bedroom anouncing that he was appointed Air Raid Warden. When Corabeth kisses Ike because she is proud of him, Ike tells er that maybe he should go away every day.
"The Grandchild" November 3, 1977
Ike and Ben start a betting pool for the due date of Mary Ellen's baby. When Aimee accidently tells Mary ellen about the pool, Mary Ellen blows up at Ike and goes off to kill Ben.
Aimee begins to get curious about how babies come into the world. Although reluctant to talk about the facts of life with her daughter, after John Curtis is born Corabeth tells Aimee how the baby was born.
"The Celebration"December 22, 1977
Ike buys 50 Arctic Queen electric refrigerators at the price of $15 each. He plans to sell them at 5 times the price he paid for them, thus making a huge profit. Since most of the people on the mountain don't have electricity, the Godseys cannot pay for them. Then it turns out that the refrigerators don't work and if they do not pay, the store will be repossessed. Although he just got himself out of debt, John agrees to co-sign the Godseys' loan of $750. (Note: Corabeth faints twice in this episode. Once when Marcia Wollery comes wearing a revealing outfit and a second time when finding out that the refrigerators don't work. After she faints the first time, Olivia threatens to pour lemonade on Corabeth's head if she doesn't behave.)
"The Empty Nest" September 21, 1978
Corabeth moves Ike's pool table so she can use it as a buffet for her new tearoom. This leads to an argument. Ike and Jason go over to the Dew Drop where Ike complains about Corabeth's latest venture. That night at the Dew Drop, Ike tells Jason that his wife called him a "clod-hopper" and Ike starts to sing "You Always Hurt the One You Love." Corabeth comes into the Dew Drop and takes her husband home because she has somethign to show him. She had re-arranged the store and put everything back.
"The Calling" September 28, 1978
Corabeth decides that Waltons Mountain is going to be taken over by Catholics after Jim Bob starts dating one.
"The Moonshiner" October 12,1978
Corabeth won't let Aimee play with an illegitimate child. Olivia eventually convinces Corabeth to let Aimee play with the girl.
"The Changeling" October 26, 1978
Corabeth writes to "Cousin George" on the radio (a.k.a. Jason Walton in disguise) asking for help on how to get Ike cultured. Because of his advice, Corabeth forces Ike to go to music appreciation classes at the conservatory twice a week. When Ike sees Jason at the school, he badmouths the radio program by saying that Cousin Geogre doesn't have the right to give advice and ruin people's lives. When Jason asks why Ike doesn't just tell her no, Ike tells Jason that sometimes to make a marriage work a person has to do things he doesn't want to.
The next night, Corabeth tries to read Romeo and Juliet with Ike. When Ike realises that it's time to listen to Cousin George, he quickly gets up and goes to the radio. Jason then admits on the radio who Cousin George really is and apologises for his advice.
"The Captive" November 9, 1978
Corabeth starts acting strange. Aimee complains that she's always talking about Doe Hill. Elizabeth decides that Corabeth is probably going through the change, because that's the only reason women start acting crazy.
That night, Corabeth is in her room drinking and tells Aimee to tell Ike that she is not feeling well when he comes home. Aimee makes soup for supper and when Ike delivers Corabeth a tray, she comes out of the room and anounces that she has decided to become an interior decorator. When Ike tells her that he can't stay to listen to her plans and leaves for a civil defence meeting. Disappointed by her husband's lack of interest, Corabeth goes into the pantry and takes a drink.
The next day, Corabeth goes to the Baldwins to offer to decorate their house. When the Baldwins get mixed up and start to think that Corabeth wants them to decorate her house, she decides that she wants to run a dancing school.
That night, Corabeth locks herself in her room and yells through the door at Ike. Ike tells her that he cannot afford any extra expenses and Corabeth yells at him saying that her dancing school will recoup the losses incurred. Aimee goes to her room and tries to drown out the yelling coming from her parents by putting a pillow over her head.
Corabeth convinces John to make her a partition for a dressing room. When he and Olivia go to the dancing school, they notice that the sign has Corabeth listed by her maiden name. Ike then comes in, yelling at Corabeth about another bill h got, this time for a phonograph machine. When they get home, John says that he believes that Corabeth has been drinking a great deal.
At a dance class, one of the mothers tells Corabeth that she must not know anything about teaching dancing. Corabeth tries to tell the mother that it is too soon to put her child en pointe now or she may not be able to walk, let alone dance later in life. She goes into the bathroom of the dancing school and takes a bottle from its hiding place. When she comes out, the students are nowhere to be seen.
While driving Aimee and Elizabeth home, Corabeth falls unconscious, forcing Elizabeth to drive the rest of the way. While talking to John, Corabeth tells him that she has been unhappy because Aimee and Ike do not love her, and that she drinks to feel better. John tells her that they do love her and that her husband is there to help her. After this talk, Corabeth talks to Aimee and tells her daughter that she loves her. John decides to take Aimee home with him and Elizabeth to let Ike and Corabeth have time alone to talk. Corabeth goes down to the store where she and Ike share their feelings for each other.
"Day of Infamy" December 7, 1978
In the midst of everyone's reactions to the declaration of war, we learn that Corabeth had always wanted a son. But now she realises that she will never have to bear the pain that the mothers of sons have to bear because of this war.
"The Boosters" December 28, 1978
Ike and Ben decide to start a boosters club for the mountain. Their idea was to build a motor inn outside of the Godseys' store. Corabeth wants a large fountain built for a town square. But, because of the war, there is no more construction allowed and the plan is almost abandonned until Ben finds a deal on some houses that can be moved to the spot they want. But, this idea falls through as well and, in the end, they have to pay for only one of the buildings. Corabeth gets a small drinking fountain and the building becomes Yancy's barber shop.
"The Obstacle" January 11, 1979
Ike and Ben decide to audition for the USO show with Corabeth doing the choreography and Jason the piano playing. Ben is nervous before the audition, but Ike says he isn't nervous because showbiz is in his blood. (Ike's grandfather had been known as Snake Oil Johnnie McMann and toured the country with Ike's mother.) But when Corabeth anounces the duet to the two men who would be judging their act, Ike suddenly freezes up, unable to move or utter a sound. A friend of the Waltons, Mike, talks to Ike and calms him down by telling him that the judges are two small town guys just like he is. Ike and Ben are accepted and the team of "Godsey and Walton" entertained many of the servicemen until Ben went into the service.
"The Burden" January 25, 1979
Corabeth is almost hit by Jim Bob while he's driving his car. She limps down to talk to John (she broke her heel whiel fleeing the maniac driver) who makes Jim Bob apologise. When Jim Bob decides he'd like to become a minister, Corabeth tells him that that is a noble profession, one that her brother was in.
"The Attack" February 15, 1979
A lack of sugar and other items prompts some of Ike's customers to threaten to do their shopping in Rockfish. When a government agency fails to receive some necessary paperwork, they force Ike and Corabeth to do the paperwork all over again. Unfortunately, Corabeth's 'help' with the paperwork isn't much and Ike frazzled trying to do the paperworkd and fill orders. Later, when Corabeth anounces that Ike must take care of the store so she can rearrange the perfume display, Ike starts muttering to himself all the things he must do, like arrange the store shelves, take care of gas customers, etc. A few minutes after he started working on the shelves, Ike collapses from a heart attack.
While in the hospital, Elizabeth and the other children run the store. While waiting for the prognosis, Corabeth confides to John that is was her fault that he collapsed. Eventually John makes her realise that with everything going on with the war, Aimee's private school tuition and other things all contributed. Without her, he may have had his heart attack earlier, John says. corabeth tells John that she is afraid Ike will die, because her father had died after the doctor had said he would be all right after his heart attack.
While still unconscious, Corabeth reads "Jane Eyre" to Ike and tells him that when she was a little girl and dreamed of the man she would marry, she never dreamed that she would marry Ike. She goes on to say that Ike was, in fact, the man she had dreamt about. Mary Ellen finally convinces her to go and get some rest.
Ike makes up his will to give to John. Everything is going to be left to Corabeth except for his guns and fishing poles, which go to Ben and Jim Bob.
While taking a walk with him outside the hospital, Corabeth decides that she could not live without Ike and the two decide to move to Virginia Beach where Ike's health would be easier to maintain. After hearing what the new owner would do to the store, Ike reconsiders and tells Corabeth he is not leaving, even if his life would be a little shorter because of this decision.
"The Torch" March 8, 1979
John's old girlfriend Callie Mae comes to town. Ike and Corabeth get worried that John maybe getting a little too close to Callie Mae and Ike warns him while Corabeth thrusts literature on John.
"The Tailspin" March 15, 1979
Corabeth tutors Jim Bob in English. She ends up being a little too 'over the top' with her tutoring and Jim Bob quits the lessons, insulting Corabeth in the process. Driving to Rockfish, Jim Bob comes upon Corabeth with a flat tire. She talks to Jim Bob about having dreams when she was young and never giving them up. She says she speaks a little bit of French now and again because when she speaks it, she is transported to the Champs D'Elysse. (We also learn Corabeth wanted to be a dancer or a great dramatic actress.)
"Founder's Day" March 22, 1979
The Godseys, Waltons, and Baldwins try to prove to each other that their ancestors were the first settlers on the mountain. Corabeth finds an old diary of one of Ike's ancestors and decides that the Godseys were there first. Eventually, the Waltons look at one of their ancestor's diary and find out they were the first. Mary Ellen then says, "I can't wait to see the look on Corabeth's face" after this discovery.
"The Kinfolk" September 27, 1979
Ike recieves a new air raid siren, this one big enough for an entire city. Corabeth gets upset because Ike will not tell her what he is spending his time doing because it is a secret and only the Air Raid Warden can know what is going on. After enlisting Jim Bob's aid in assembling it, Corabeth took great delight in bringing Ike a letter telling him to dismantle the siren because the government sent too large of a siren.
"The Innocents" October 11, 1979
Ike plans a surprise for their fifth wedding anniversary by learning how to tango from Rose. Corabeth finds a handkerchief (that smells of cheap French perfume) belonging to Rose in one of Ike's pockets. She tells Aimee and Elizabeth (who were pretending to dance in the store) to make sure that whomever is their dance partner in life believes in fidelity. After coming to the conclusion that Ike is cheating on her, she packs her bags to leave. Ike brings her downstairs to Godsey Hall and shows her the dinner that Elizabeth and Aimee had prepared. He then explains that it was Rose who was teaching how him how to dance and that there never was another woman in his life. Corabeth then puts a rose in her teeth and dances the tango with her husband.
"The Violated" November 8, 1979
Corabeth finds out that her rich uncle has died, and since she was his favorite niece, goes on a shopping spree. Ike becomes worried when she starts talking about buying cars, wearing new clothes, and wants to close up the store and move away. On advice from Jason, Ike gives in to Corabeth. She then decides that she would be better off putting the money into war bonds.
"The Fastidious Wife" December 27, 1979
Corabeth starts pushing a new book about how to be the perfect wife on Cindy.
"The Idol" January 10, 1980
A new teacher decides she wants to teach the children the facts of life. This drives Corabeth mad because Corabeth believes that such things should not be taught in school. When Corabeth attends the lecture on child birth, Corabeth changes her mind and begins make sure Miss Lamphere remembers to tell everyone about how a woman should eat properly when she is expecting.
"The Last Straw" February 7, 1980
John quits the mill and convinces Ike to close up the store and play pool. When Corabeth comes home, she finds the pair drunk and throws them out. Later, John and Ike fall into the water and pull Jason in with them.
"The Furlough" February 21, 1980
Ike receives a draft notice. He decides it's just some error and will go to the draft board office, when he gets the chance. Ike jokes with Corabeth about how he may want to be in the military again, not having to make decisions ("Just 'yes, sir' and no, sir'"). Ike then decides that maybe he'd like to work as a spy for the government. The enemy would think of him as some mild-mannered man. Corabeth says he wouldn't last a day. Ike then replies that maybe he could look for rationing violaters and could even put Corabeth away for giving sugar to the Baldwin ladies without enough ration stamps (the sugar was for eclairs for John Boy's book party). When Ike tells her that the government doesn't care why she violated the rationing laws, corabeth tells Ike that she hopes they draft him.
During John Boy's book reading, a man from the FBI comes to arrest Ike for draft evation. When John and Corabeth get to the office, Ike is brought in wearing nothing but a towel and his personal effects (which are in a bag around his neck). It is discovered by the man at the draft office that Ike's birthdate is wrong.
"The Medal" February 28, 1980
In a bookstore in Charlottesville, Corabeth runs into an old friend from Doe Hill, Roger Westerby. He is married now, but his wife is not interested in the same things that he is. Roger tells her that he has always loved her but was too shy to tell her because she was so beautiful and the drama queen at school. Corabeth runs out of the bookstore.
The next day, Roger comes into the Godseys' store and asks Corabeth to come for a picnic with him. She does so, but only after telling Ike she was going to a red cross meeting. Roger and Corabeth spend the afternoon reading poetry to each other by Drucilla's Pond. When he tries to kiss her, she leaves as he tells her to meet him in the bookstore where they first met. She doesn't meet him and he calls the store asking where she was.
Roger comes back to the store, leaving a note telling Corabeth to meet him at his hotel for dinner. Corabeth tells Ike that she is going to have supper with her Aunt Minerva in Charlottesville.
When she gets to the hotel, Roger tells Corabeth that they are giong to eat up in his room, where she won't have to worry about being seen by anyone. Corabeth then tells him that it wouldn't be right and that she feels bad enough about Ike.
Later that night, Ike finds the letter from Roger and buys a recording of Carmen, her favourite opera. When she comes home, she tells Ike that she thought of him her whole way home and he gives her the record. Ike never tells Corabeth he found the letter.
"The Valediction" March 13, 1980
Corabeth is substitute teacher until the end of the school year. Jim Bob ends up being valedictorian and tells Corabeth that the seniors do not want the ceremony that Corabeth was planning. Corabeth decides to enroll in some teaching classes at Boatwright in the summer. Ike puts his foot down saying that he will not allow her to teach ever again. Corabeth agrees, saying that maybe her nervous system isn't cut out for taching because she keeps having migraines.
"The Outrage" November 20/27, 1980
Corabeth talks about wanting to get into real estate. Ike tells Corabeth that he wishes she was more like how his mother had beento his father (having a plate of cookies ready for Ike when he'd come home from school, etc). She decides to quit the store and devote her life to making Ike happy. While 'shopping' in the store, she remarks that "Mr. Godsey does not have the selection that he used to." One night, Corabeth puts down the book she is reading and Ike discovers that she is actually reading a book on real estate. Ike realises that taking care of him is not what Corabeth really wants to do, so he makes her a little area in the store and a sign saying: Corabeth Godsey, Real Estate. When he shows Corabeth what he had done, Corabeth decided to do real estate part time and work at the store part time.
"The Triumph" December 18, 1980
The Godseys are busted for selling rationed items to the Baldwin ladies without enough ration stamps. While at court, the Baldwin ladies try to help by testifying, but the matter is sent up to a Federal court nonetheless. After dinner at the Waltons', the Godseys return home only to find that the store had been robbed of every rationed item. They decide to close the store but John comes to their help by showing them that the twon needs them.
"The Pearls" March 12, 1981
Corabeth's Aunt Cordelia (her father's only sister) is dying so Corabeth goes to Doe Hill to look after her. Orma Lee, Corabeth's little sister, comes to Doe Hill to reconcile with Corabeth because that is Aunt Cordelia's last wish. Orma Lee decides to stay with Ike and she has a good time there. Ike, at Orma Lee's request, does not tell Corabeth that her sister is in town.
While Orma Lee is out one day, her husband, Vern Billy, comes into the store looking for his wife, Ike does not know what he is talking about and the two men end up knocking each unconscious. When Orma Lee finds out, she tells Ike not to tell Corabeth that the two men were fighting over her.
Corabeth comes home later, only to find her sister in the store. Corabeth tells her sister that she was jealous of her because Orma Lee got all of their father's attention. Orma Lee tells Corabeth that she was jealous because Corabeth got all of their mother's attention. Corabeth then tells Orma Lee that her sister is the only person that could make her laugh. Orma Lee then gives Corabeth half of Aunt Cordelia's pearls, which Corabeth had always coveted. Corabeth gives Orma Lee half of Aunt Cordelia's fine china and the two make up.
"The Indiscretion" May 7, 1981
Corabeth finds a love letter written to Ike by a woman named Pamela Morris. She then leaves Ike and goes to stay with the Waltons until she could find an apartment.
Ike decides to go see Corabeth and give her roses. Corabeth tells him that she is on an important call and he assumes that she is talking with another man. Ike tries to give her the roses, but Corabeth doesn't accept them because Ike had given roses to Pamela.
Ike still can't figure out why Corabeth left him, so he decides (on Ben's advice) to make her jealous. He grows a moustache and takes an escort to the Dew Drop, where he knew Corabeth would be that night. Corabeth sees him there and tells Ike off.
Ike is served with divorce papers the next day and he tells Corabeth to get all of her stuff out of the store and house or else it would be thrown out onto the road.
While going through things in a trunk of hers, Ike and Corabeth find rice from their wedding and the rose that she had worn in her hair for their 5th anniversary. Ike then shows her the final letter from Pamela which says that Pamela could see how much the couple loved each other and how she wouldn't dare come between them. Corabeth then says that she could never forgive Ike. Ik then tells her that he would have forgiven her if she had ever been unfaithful to him with another man and he storms out.
Corabeth comes downstairs and sits down at her real estate desk, telling Ike that she loved him and was going to stay.
"The Lumberjack" May 21, 1981
Ike buys a Geiger counter and Corabeth is upset because it cost so much. She starts to like the instrument after Ike shows her that he and Jim Bob had found uranium. But then it is found out that the radiation is coming from radioactive waste from something that had been illegally dumped. But since Ike and Jim Bob found this before it contaminated the drinking water, their names were published in the paper.
"The Hostage" May 28, 1981
A cousin of the Baldwin ladies comes to visit and Ike believes she is trying to kill them. He follows the Baldwins and their cousin into the woods, but faints when he sees a rattlesnake the cousin had killed. Back in the store, Ike andCorabeth realise that the cousin is actually a cleptomaniac that has been taking things from the store.