7th Heaven

... And Expiation (2)

Season 4, Ep 8, Aired 11/15/99
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  • Episode Description
  • All the Camdens must rally together when Mary's recent arrest throws her entire future into question. Eric and Annie enlist the help of a family friend/lawyer who might be able to save Mary from a jail sentence. Elsewhere, Lucy--who is part of a student government team at school--is partially responsible for deciding whether or not her older sister and her teammates deserve to be expelled. Simon and Ruthie find their own way to cope when they start feeling responsible for what has happened, while Matt moves home to help out with their family crisis--then wonders if it was the right decision.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Stephen Collins

    Reverend Eric Camden

  • Catherine Hicks

    Annie Camden

  • Barry Watson

    Matt Camden

  • David Gallagher

    Simon Camden

  • Jessica Biel

    Mary Camden

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Injustice

    By snake63, Sep 04, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Mary: What if I get expelled? Eric: Well, we'll just have to wait and see what happens, and then deal with it. Mary: I know I blew it, but up until now, I've been a pretty good kid. Now it's gone. It's all gone. Who knew that one mistake could ruin your whole life? Annie: Your dad and I.....when you're an adult, you know that one mistake can ruin your life. Your life's not ruined. It's going to be radically different, but only you can decide if that's going to be a good different or bad different.

    • Ms. Williams: (to Eric and Annie when she agrees to meet with Mary) I know she's your baby and probably always will be to you, but not to me. She's not in your house anymore. She's in mine. (goes into another room with Mary) Someone must really like you. You can't even begin to imagine what kind of favors it took for me to come in today to review your case. So, Mary, what happened to your grades? Drugs? Mary: (shocked) No. Ms. Williams: Booze? A boyfriend you couldn't get enough of? Mary: No. None of that. Ms. Williams: Well, did you see something on TV or at the movies that you had to copy? Marilyn Manson hypnotized you with one of his songs? Your parents just didn't love you enough? Mary: No. Ms. Williams: Well, then, I heard about the team lockout, so I'm guessing that your coach and school did you so wrong, you had to get back at them, and that basically, they had it coming. Mary: No. Ms. Williams: Come on, Mary. There's got to be some reason why you did this that has nothing to do with it being your fault. Why should I consider you for the diversion program? Mary: I don't know. I.....I've made some mistakes, but for the most part, I've always been a pretty good kid. Ms. Williams: Pretty good kids don't trash other people's property. What else have you got?

    • Mary: We trashed the school gym. Lucy: What?! Who?! Mary: Some of the girls from the team and me. Lucy: Why?! Mary: I don't know. We were just eating and talking about the team lockout and it just happened. Lucy: And you got busted? Mary: Yeah, We must've set off an alarm or something'cause the cops showed up. Lucy: What's gonna happen? Mary: I don't know. Sgt. Michaels saids I need a lawyer. Lucy: This is unreal. Mary: I wish.

    • Eric: I'm so sorry. Principal Russell: Me too. (Eric looking very angry.)

    • Mary: Um, I just got off the phone with Mr. Wolf. Um, Mr. Wolf from the group that gave me the scholarship. Apparently, word of what happened has gotten around, and in light of everything that's gone on, including me recent subpar academic performance, Mr. Wolf said the committee felt there were better candidates out there for the limited funds that they have to donate, for college next year. I lost my scholarship.

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    Notes (3)

    • This is the last episode written by Catherine LePard as she exits the show entirely at the end of the 4th season. She goes on to create her own show which is on the cable channel Lifetime called, For the People.

    • In Germany this episode is known as "Large Children, Larger Concerns," translated.

    • This was the last week that Brenda Hampton's two shows, 7th Heaven and Safe Harbor were paired together at 8pm and 9pm. Safe Harbor then moved to Sunday nights at 7pm and was eventually taken off the air by January, 2000.

    Trivia (1)

    • It is very unrealistic for Lucy to be allowed on the judges' panel during Mary's trial, because it would be a conflict of interest, as she is Mary's sister.

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