7th Heaven

Season 11 Episode 22

And Away We Go

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 13, 2007 on The CW
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Episode Summary

After 11 heavenly seasons in Glenoak, the longest-running family drama in television history bids us farewell as Eric and Annie decide to celebrate Eric's clean bill of health in a spontaneous way. Meanwhile, Kevin and Lucy make some final decisions about their future; Ruthie tells Martin how she really feels; and as the lives of the Camden family members start changing dramatically, their most recent live-in houseguests must determine where their own lives are headed.moreless

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  • Finally Dead

    This season has got to be 7th Heaven's worst. With half the kids Matt, Mary and Simon gone the show brought in new kids but they were boring and brought nothing new to the show. Then there was Lucy and Ruthie. Lucy became another Annie and Ruthie although she crawled out of being a spoiled brat she was still annoying as hell. But what really bugged the hell out of me was Ruthie's remark that Simon has a surprise for Eric and Annie which can be interepted that he got married which was left unrevolved.moreless
  • why was there a season 11?

    I really wanted a season 11 but boy this was an awful season. Depressing on Eric dying and then they adopt three new kids. They all drive into the sunset boy awful. I think the writer got lazy and didn't know what to do. Didn't really care for season 10 finalie but better then the series finalie. I guess when you run out of ideas not much to do. It's a shame they really turned Martin into a jerk. I really liked him with Ruthie. He just turned out to be a player.moreless
  • Terrible of all

    I this episode was so bad. I have made the assumption that Eric died on the opperation table the episode before. Because there is no way in hell that all those bodies would have fit in that RV. Plus what the hell is Ruthie thinking picking T-bone over Martin. It's so obvious that she likes him more. The writers did really bad. The very ending when that man shows up that right away this is heaven for Eric, because he lets some stranger show the way across the country. You know that, that is god for him or Jesus because you must follow them. Over all it was a terrible ending.moreless
  • This episode wasn't as great as the season finale of a show should be.

    Okay so this show is AMAZING but this episode was not so good. I expected it to end with more closure than the Camdens just driving off into the sunset. That just does not seem like a thing the Camdens would do. After Eric's heart returning to normal, he does not just drive off into the sunset! As much as I love this show, it does not seem like it ended well at all. I would have prefered a closure to Lucie and Kevin's story too. We never do find out if they decide to move or not! If you like this show you won't like the ending.moreless
  • In the second series finale of 7th Heaven, Eric and Annie decide to take an RV and travel around the U.S. with their family. Lucy thinks their crazy but after some thinking decides to join them. Ruthie choses T Bone over Martin.moreless

    Season 11 has had its ups and downs and is easily considered the worst season of 7th Heaven (although I think its a tie with Season 8). Honestly, I felt that the episode previous to this one set up the series finale to actually be the saving grace of season 11. Eric is healthy. Martin finally got his act together and told Ruthie his true feelings. Lucy announces she is pregnant. It all set up a great series finale but once again the writers disappointed me. Eric and Annie: I've got to say that I enjoyed Eric and Annie is this episode. I think its completely believable that after the year they had they would want to go out and experience life in a way they haven't before. The only complaint I have is how exactly can they afford this trip. The Camdens are always on a budget and gas isn't exactly cheap. Lucy and Kevin: I was really excited when I first heard about the Crossroads story but when I saw it executed, I was disappointed. Not only did Crossroads turn out to be a pseudo-cult but the plot had to be dragged. And of course, the writers can't commit themselves to making a decisions so the viewers are stuck wondering what Lucy and Kevin ultimately decide. And may I add, how dare the writers make us doubt whether Eric's really healthy. Ruthie: Okay, Ruthie is my biggest complaint of this episode as she has been for the entire season. If the writers never wanted Martin and Ruthie together in the end, then they never should of brought Martin back into her life at the last minute like they did. There was no point. Granted some may say it was showed character growth for her to reject Martin. But real character growth would have seen her rejecting boths boys because T Bone did nothing for Ruthie's growth. I would argue T Bone made Ruthie more immature. Ultimately, the problem with Ruthie's storyline is we never see her thinking the T Bone vs. Martin thing over and we never get any lead in to her graduating early. I know Mackenzie Rosman's shooting schedule is to blame for so much this season occuring off screen. Its such a shame since Ruthie had the most potential to all the characters on the show. The others: Everyone else in this episode are just a nuisance. Sandy has her place but am I really to believe that all those people would just drop their lives to go off in an RV? And why the heck wasn't Martin included? Out everyone, Martin was most like family. The actor and the character deserved better than to be in one scene where he gets rejects by someone, who I believe to be his soul mate. (Sorry I had to get my Marthie in there). Overall, I ended the episode very glad that the show was over just so I didn't have to keep hoping the writers would get better. Despite the dismal series finale, 7th Heaven will always remain one of my favorite shows and one of the best family dramas in TV history.moreless
Keith David

Keith David

Stanley Sunday

Guest Star

Colton James

Colton James


Recurring Role

Sarah Wright (VII)

Sarah Wright (VII)


Recurring Role

Andrea Morris

Andrea Morris


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Apparently, at the end of her junior year of high school, Ruthie is eligible to graduate. This is due to the fact that her semester in Scotland was finished with enough credits to graduate. She also went from pre-school straight to first grade between Seasons 1 and 2, although that jump was never explained.

    • When Eric was reading the map atlas, he mentions it was from 1996. That was the year the show itself premiered.

    • The RV is called the 7th Heaven, which is named after the show.

    • Goof: At the end of the episode, as everyone gets on the RV, Eric checks their three items. When he's looking at Savannah's items, you can see Lucy is behind her in line, but when Eric goes to check the next person's items, it's T-Bone who's next in line. Lucy is now in line behind Kevin and in front of Annie, where T-Bone had been standing in a previous shot.

    • Similar to last season finale's closing credits, the opening credits are changed just for this final episode. Pictures of Eric, Annie, Lucy and Ruthie are shown from seasons 1, 6, and 11. Sam and David get pictures from seasons 6, 9, and 11. Pictures of Kevin are shown from seasons 7, 10, and 11; Martin from seasons 9 and 11; and Sandy from seasons 10 and 11.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Margaret: Are you ever coming back?
      Eric: I don't know that, either.
      Margaret: But what about everything here? Your home, your things?
      Eric: Oh. You know, I've lost my enthusiasm for "things", so......I don't really care.

    • Ruthie: Martin, you're not in love with me. I really am like a sister to you, and when you do find the right woman to be with, I'll be happy to baby-sit for you, okay?
      Martin: But all this time, you've been, like, wanting to go out with me, and now that I want to go out with you--
      Ruthie: It's too late. I found someone else.
      Martin: For now. But you're 17. Maybe you'll change your mind.
      Ruthie: I can't. I have his name tattooed on my back.
      Martin: Why'd you do that?
      Ruthie: I don't know. It was an impulse, a bad impulse. It was the stupidest thing I've ever done in my life.
      Martin: So you're staying with him because of a stupid mistake?
      Ruthie: He's staying with me. We're staying together, and if we're lucky, we'll be together for the rest of our lives.
      Martin: But his mother is...you know...
      Ruthie: I know. And despite how she treated him and who she is, the fact that he treats me and other women so respectfully...it just amazes me. He amazes me. I'm in love with T-Bone.
      Martin: So you don't think you'll be taking off for Scotland next year, when you graduate?
      Ruthie: But if I go, I'm dragging T-Bone with me. He loves Scotland, and there's a whole world out there--a world I want to see. And I want to see it with him. Maybe we'll go somewhere we've never been for college, or maybe we'll take a year off after high school and just travel together. I don't know what will happen, but I do know how I feel.
      Martin: Well, someday, I hope to find a woman who feels the same way about me. (they hug)
      Ruthie: Bye, Martin.
      Martin: Bye, Ruthie. (she leaves)

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