7th Heaven

Bowling For Eric

Season 7, Ep 4, Aired 10/7/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Eric receives some frightening news from his doctor, and when he calls a family meeting to discuss it, he loses his nerve and announces instead that they are all going bowling together. The evening turns out to be anything but fun, since most of the kids are bickering among one another, and Annie is upset that her husband might be hiding something from her.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Stephen Collins

    Reverend Eric Camden

  • Catherine Hicks

    Annie Camden

  • David Gallagher

    Simon Camden

  • Beverley Mitchell

    Lucy Camden

  • Mackenzie Rosman

    Ruthie Camden

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Eric needs surgery.

    By VGFreak8, Apr 21, 2007

  • The Camdens go out for what has to be the most tense filled night of bowling ever.

    By Barrybgb, Aug 07, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Lucy (to Eric; with Kevin standing behind Lucy) Kevin won't talk to me. He's mad at me. Kevin: I'll talk to you. Lucy: I'm sorry about Robbie. He talked to me. and I'm sorry I pressured into telling me about your past relationships. Kevin: See the thing about those past relationships, they're in the past. The only woman I want in my future is you.

    • Eric: (to Lucy) You're intelligent, kind and sweet, you'd do anything to help anyone. You're a wonderfull daughter and a caring sister. You have principles, and no matter how hard it is for you, you live by them. You constantly challenge yourself, your friends and your family. You're extremely passionate about all things and people you love. You, Lucy Camden, are a fantastic person, and if they gave out an award for best in the human race, you would win it year after year.

    • Lucy: If not being with someone isn't a big deal then why won't you tell me? You were with another woman and it's so painful for you to talk about that you won't talk to me. Kevin: Honey, you're not getting crazy. You are crazy.

    • Eric: I’m ready to talk. Annie: Oh, really? Because I’m not talking to you. Eric: You were right. There’s something going on, and I need to tell you what it is. I’m going to tell the kids tomorrow, but you should know first. I have to have open heart surgery. A bypass. A double bypass. Annie: I knew you were going to say that. (cries and hugs him)

    Notes (8)

    • In Germany this episode is known as, A Question of the Heart, translated.

    • In the first airing this episode earned a 5.4 rating (or 8.6 million viewers), leading the WB and earning a 63rd place for the week nationally.

    • On the day this episode originally aired (10/7/02) it was announced that Barry Watson had been cured of cancer. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease earlier in May 2002.

    • The episode featured uncredited music from The Brian Setzer Orchestra with the song "Rock this Town.

    • Ashlee Simpson (Cecilia) does not appear in this episode.

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    Trivia (1)

    • In "Monkey Business (2)" Simon tells Robbie that he's a GREAT bowler when escorting his dates. Well, in this episode when the family goes bowling he didn't seem so GREAT as he kept throwing gutter balls and tossing his bowling ball in the other lane.

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