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Old 04-27-2011, 02:16 PM   #1
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Default Mary Ellen's Husband

Why isn't Mary Ellen living with her husband? The only episode I've seen him in is the birth of their child.
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I thought he went off to war.
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Mary Ellen and Curt did live together after they were married. Curt even established a medical practice on Walton's Mountain. When WW 2 broke out Curt joined the Army Medical Corp and was sent to Richmond for training. Mary Ellen and John Curtis breifly followed him there and took a small apartment near the Army Base to be near him. But that didn't work out and they soon returned to Walton's Mountain. After his training Curt was posted to Honolulu by the Army. So Curt went to Hawaii and the plan was for Mary Ellen to become an Army nurse and join him there. However Curt was wounded while treating wounded during the attack on Pearl Harbour. He was later erroneously reported as deceased and Mary Ellen believing she was a widow chose to stay on Walton's Mountain. A couple of years later it was revealed that Curt's wounds had rendered him impotent and since that made him feel like less than a man and not capable of being a husband he had chosen to let Mary Ellen Believe he was dead.
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That's kind of racy stuff for a family show like The Waltons. I do remember watching the episode where she met her next husband, Jonesy, on the Hallmark Channel. I think that was also Ralph Waite's final episode as a regular.
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That's kind of racy stuff for a family show like The Waltons. I do remember watching the episode where she met her next husband, Jonesy, on the Hallmark Channel. I think that was also Ralph Waite's final episode as a regular.
And you thought that stuff only happened on Soaps!!
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Mary Ellen and Curt did live together after they were married. Curt even established a medical practice on Walton's Mountain. When WW 2 broke out Curt joined the Army Medical Corp and was sent to Richmond for training. Mary Ellen and John Curtis breifly followed him there and took a small apartment near the Army Base to be near him. But that didn't work out and they soon returned to Walton's Mountain. After his training Curt was posted to Honolulu by the Army. So Curt went to Hawaii and the plan was for Mary Ellen to become an Army nurse and join him there. However Curt was wounded while treating wounded during the attack on Pearl Harbour. He was later erroneously reported as deceased and Mary Ellen believing she was a widow chose to stay on Walton's Mountain. A couple of years later it was revealed that Curt's wounds had rendered him impotent and since that made him feel like less than a man and not capable of being a husband he had chosen to let Mary Ellen Believe he was dead.
If I remember correctly , they had another actor play Curt when Mary Ellen found out he was alive.
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Tom Bower originally played Curt. Scott Hylands played the "back from the dead" Curt, for one episode only - "The Tempest".
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Tom Bower originally played Curt. Scott Hylands played the "back from the dead" Curt, for one episode only - "The Tempest".
Thanks Monika. I thought so. I remember saying to myself, who's that? That isn't Curt. lol
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Tom Bower originally played Curt. Scott Hylands played the "back from the dead" Curt, for one episode only - "The Tempest".
And Richard Gilliland played Mary Ellen's second husband, Arlington Westcott Jones. AKA Jonesy.
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Yup, and in real life he would marry Jean Smart (and they are still together today)!!
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I remember saying to myself, who's that? That isn't Curt. lol

Apparently, a lot of other people felt the same way, if you read other Waltons message boards.
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Apparently, a lot of other people felt the same way, if you read other Waltons message boards.
I felt the same way about "fake" John Boy, Robert Wightman!!!
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I felt the same way about "fake" John Boy, Robert Wightman!!!
He was just awful. He didn't even act like John Boy.
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He was just awful. He didn't even act like John Boy.
Or look like him!! Or sound like him!!
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