Ben is upset at how he is treated at the mill. He gets a job at another lumber company, not realizing they are competing for the same jobs. Grandpa uses his smarts to get one over the competing lumber company. Ben returns to the mill.
Did You Know?
Paul Harper, playing the role of Grier in this episode, is the father of David W. Harper, who plays Jim Bob in the series. See more
When John-Boy is riding atop the lumber truck in the final scene, the edge of the green screen can be glimpsed on the far left of the forest landscape background. See more
[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
Whoever sees his father clearly? I believe I often saw my father, not as he was, but as I needed him to be. Then, one difficult autumn, I had a chance to glimpse the whole man and to understand him more fully.