7th Heaven

Season 2 Episode 6

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 20, 1997 on The CW
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Episode Summary

The Camden kids get a lesson in love as Wilson decides to call it a quits with Mary. Simon is obsessed with getting his first girlfriend, while Ruthie learns the do's and don'ts of kissing on the school playground. Matt receives devastating news from his girlfriend Heather, which leads him on a long journey to Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Lucy laments over being single until she accidentally gets close to the school hunk.moreless

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  • I loved it!

    Matt gets a letter from Heather saying that she wants to break up because she met someone else. He gathers money from his siblings and goes to Philidelphia to see her. Wilson and Mary are kissing an awful lot these days. Wilson breaks up with Mary because he feels that where they're headed is in a bad place. Lucy feels alone when she feels that she is the only single in the house. Simon goes steady with a girl named Janice, who is planning out every detail of their life together, so he wants to break up with her. Ruthie gets kissed on the playground by a boy and she decides to "get revenge" by kissing him back.

    This was a great episode! It was funny seeing Ashley Tisdale like that. She had brown, curly hair and was so little. I'm really sad that Heather and Matt broke up, also that Wilson and Mary broke up. Those two were my favorite beaus for Mary and Matt. This episode gets a 10 out of 10!moreless
  • The Camden kids are having some boyfriend/girlfriend and kissing issues…

    After receiving a letter from Heather saying that she met someone and that it was over between them, Matt decided to go all the way to her to talk. Matt asks his siblings for some money and then sets out to take the plane and bus to meet Heather. Lucy gets frustrated when everyone else around her is kissing except her and later on she becomes friend with the school throb who’s her locker neighbor. Seeing everyone in his class having a boyfriend/girlfriend makes Simon also wants to have a girlfriend. Mary and Wilson called it quits when Wilson becomes scared of being too involved with Mary.moreless
  • Matt being my favorite character, and Heather being my best choice of girlfriend for him, this episode was really sad for me.

    Even though I had trouble accepting the Heather / Matt break up, I still loved this episode. I think it especially showed how much Matt loved Heather that he went all the way to Indiana just to face her, knowing it wouldn't change anything to the fact that she was now in love with someone else, but still not able to let go of her without seeing her one last time. Their reunion was so sweet even though it was not for the best though I really wish it had been. I think the Mary and Wilson break up was sad too because it was obvious they cared for each other and it wasn't necessarily something they really wanted to do.moreless
  • wvweyone one almost is have boyfrind/girlfriend trouble.

    It was good.It wasnt great but it was good.I remember whaen it first came aired and i didnt even know who ashley tisdale was. But it was cool to see her 12 and with her natrural hair for once!I just didnt like how fast everything was. I felt like the eppy was being rushed.Over all I liked it.

Claudette Nevins

Claudette Nevins

Mrs. Rainy

Guest Star

Jonah Rooney

Jonah Rooney

Charlie Banks

Guest Star

Alexandra Picatto

Alexandra Picatto


Guest Star

Andrew Keegan

Andrew Keegan

Wilson West

Recurring Role

David Netter

David Netter

Nigel Hamilton

Recurring Role

Andrea Ferrell

Andrea Ferrell

Heather Cain

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • When Simon talks to Mary and Lucy about Janice, he asks if they knew about her and they both say that they don't, yet when Lucy gave Simon the phone earlier, she said that it was his girlfriend, Janice.

    • When Simon breaks up with Janice, she goes and finds a new boyfriend. When she asks him if he wants to go steady, he says, "Sure," but his mouth doesn't move at all.

    • When Matt supposedly arrives in Indianapolis, Indiana, there are palm trees in the background.

    • When Ruthie goes back to her bedroom after using the bathroom, she puts the dirty clothes that she was wearing that day back in to her dresser.

    • When Matt was at the train station and Matt gives the man all his $45 that he had, the man hands him a ticket without printing Matt's destination on the ticket.

    • When Simon was walking down the hall talking to Nigel about Rita, Simon goes to his locker, opens it, then closes it without putting anything or taking anything out.

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    • Episode Tittle: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

      From the song by Neil Sedaka

    • Ruthie: Battle on, Xena!
      Ruhtie refers to the TV character Xena while playing on the playground. She's a fictional character on the TV show "Xena: Warrior Princess" played by Lucy Lawless who is a Greek warrior princess riding around trying to mend her past sins by doing good with her sidekick Gabrielle.