7th Heaven

Season 9 Episode 10

Gratitude

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 22, 2004 on The CW
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Simon's ex-girlfriend claims she is pregnant, and as Simon tries to figure out how to tell his parents, he doesn't realize that there's more to the story. Eric, Annie, and the twins are on their way back from visiting Annie's stepmother, and they reminisce about old times they've shared together. A pregnant Lucy collapses at the grocery store while shopping with Matt, and they can't seem to track Kevin down. Lastly, Ruthie is visiting Mary, Carlos, and baby Charles in Puerto Rico, but she isn't exactly having a good time.moreless

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  • I loved this episode!

    10
    Simon and Georgia are pregnant and don't know how to tell their parents. Matt and Lucy are out and Lucy has to go to the hospital. Kevin busts a drug dealer. Ruthie is miserable in Puerto Rico. Eric and Annie come home from Ginger's and Eric has a cold. Lucy turns out to be fine, but Kevin fractured his arm. Georgia reveals to Simon that she's not really pregnant and that she didn't want to lose him.



    This was a great episode! The moments with Lucy and Matt were exciting because you didn't know if something bad were to happen. I can't believe that Georgia would lie about something that huge! This episode gets a 10!moreless
  • I hated the fact that Luce fell in the store cause now she has to be on bed rest. Another thing I hated was the fact that she came so close on loseing her baby gurl and that would not have been good for Kevin or Lucymoreless

    10
    I hated the fact that Luce fell in the store cause now she has to be on bed rest. Another thing I hated was the fact that she came so close on loseing her baby gurl and that would not have been good for Kevin or Lucy

    I hated the fact that Luce fell in the store cause now she has to be on bed rest. Another thing I hated was the fact that she came so close on loseing her baby gurl and that would not have been good for Kevin or Lucy

    I hated the fact that Luce fell in the store cause now she has to be on bed rest. Another thing I hated was the fact that she came so close on loseing her baby gurl and that would not have been good for Kevin or Lucy

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  • Unintentionally funny. Ludicrous often. Ridiculous? Yes.

    0.1
    Lucy is a self-indulgent brat, pouting and whining, using her pregnancy as an excuse for whatever whims she comes up with today. Kevin is on a undercover job where he gets to dress like a rapper. Simon has all of sudden appeared in Glen Oak to reveal to his parents that his girlfriend is pregnant. Except that she's not, and anyone can tell. Apparently Matt is in town to support Simon on this reveal. Sarah who was here last week, is no longer here. It's a complicated story that has no continuity, but what else is new. Ruthie is in Puerto Rico, in a bedroom with a luxuriant plastic plant. She calls a lot, and hangs up on people a lot. Apparently she is not happy in Puerto Rico. Is Ruthie ever happy?



    On a car trip with their parents, the five-year old twins have the same capriciousness as their sister Lucy and demand hamburgers. They sing badly, like their other sister.



    Matt in a grocery store with Lucy who is eating pork rinds. All of sudden she collapses in pain and Matt calls for help. The scene builds dramatic tension, and everybody laughs at the heroic efforts of the actors to act frenzied or worried, or in pain, or whatever it is they are trying to convey. Oh, the humanity! Next scene, is the hospital where Matt barks out orders to everyone around him, who still are laughing.

    Tension mounts between Matt and the ER doctor. The real doctor wants to do his job, Matt wants to pretend he can.



    Georgia and Simon in the empty Camden house. Is Simon thinking of an abortion? Did I dare say the word? Oh the drama!



    Back to the road trip, the twins have their burgers and so does Annie. Now Eric wants one! Oh, the humanity, oh the drama!!!



    Lucy whines piteously that she wants Kevin from her hospital guerny. But Kevin is unreachable.



    Simon is at the family planning clinic, surrounded by pregnant women.



    The ER doctor and Matt fight over the medication given to Lucy. Lucy whines hysterically like a child.



    Kevin is undercover at his drug deal, which takes place in broad daylight, in the middle of a school campus. Obviously, where else would one bring down a drug deal?



    Back at the Camden road trip, Annie says she likes Ginger much better now that her father is dead. The loving family values we should all try to emulate.



    Lucy fakes a seizure, and Matt screams for help. Nobody comes, because they're all rolling on the floor, laughing. Next scene does show Lucy recovering but the drama persists. Will the baby be OK?



    Kevin suffers a minor injury taking down his 40 year old college drug dealer, and learns that Lucy is in the hospital. He rushes off.



    The Camdens come home to an empty house and a message on their answering machine. OH NO! The drama.



    Lucy is fine, the baby is fine - there was no drama.



    Ruthie calls again and gets Martin on the phone. Apparently Ruthie is unhappy because she is being upstaged by baby Charlie. Why would Carlos' family be more interested in their first grandson than in sulky bratty Ruthie? God only knows. Martin blathers out some condescending advice, and Ruthie tells him she love him - like a brother. Ah, the foreshadowing.



    Finally Georgia admits she isn't pregnant. Glen Oak is full of women who pretend to be pregnant to snare unsuspecting men. I don't know of any other place in the world where women do this.



    What empty meaningless plot points - and this is an episode about gratitude. Well we can grateful its over and that we got a few unintentional laughs out of it.



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  • The Camdens have a lot to be thankful for

    8.5
    This episode was easily one of the best episodes for November sweeps, and this is the second great episode in a row! I hope 7th Heaven keeps it up, as they go into their 10th season. So in this episode, the theme was gratitude and being thankful, as each of the Camdens displayed throughout this episode. Let's break it down:



    LUCY: So in my opinion, Lucy really had the biggest and most interesting storyline in this storyline. I loved seeing the relationship between Lucy and Matt. Both are so different, yet it's great to see they still do stuff together, even if it's something as simple as grocery shopping. Lucy was a little annoying in this episode at the beginning and I wasn't crazy about a lot of the dialogue, but in the end, I have to admit Beverley Mitchell did a great job. But Barry Watson...wow! I will admit I never cared much for Matt's character in the earlier seasons, but these past few years he's become one of the characters I've grown to like. Barry Watson did a superb job in this episode. I think he definitely did the best acting in this episode; unlike the others, he didn't seem fake, I could actually picture the scenes between him and Lucy as happening in real life. I'm so glad Matt's finally growing up and taking responsibility for not only himself, but his siblings. Now if only he would try harder to fix marital problems with him and Sarah, but for now I'm just happy Matt was there.



    As for the actual scare, I thought Beverley Mitchell did a great job portraying a mom who might have just lost her baby. So these two definitely get the "Best Actor/Actress" awards this week, without a doubt. Great job!



    SIMON: Okay so the next big storyline was Simon's. I wasn't crazy about seeing Simon become a teenage father, and I'm glad that he is not. I cannot stand Georgia, though now looking back, I would almost prefer her after meeting Simon's new girlfriend. But Georgia manipulated Simon and therefore, I hope Simon has nothing more to do with her. She has a sick mind to fake a pregnancy, and make a guy panic like that. And the family center thing, why can't we see any of this on screen? It probably would have been good too. Anyway, Georgia acted terribly in this episode, and thank goodness this is the last she's in. At least I hope it is. And Simon LeBon...what the heck? What was the point of that? Surely most people knew he was lying, since it was Glenoak and he is a minister's son.



    KEVIN: Sub-plot and quite frankly, it didn't interest me one bit. The beginning with Kevin trying to look like a drug dealer or w/e looked really lame. Maybe cause I'm not a girl, so I don't think Kevin's glares and nearly shirtless body was anything beyond just lame. Obviously this was added just for teen girl interest. At least the scene before the opening credits when he was trying to look like a drug dealer. I thought he looked rather lame. However, I didn't like Lucy's comment, "Who are you going as...Nelly?" I thought that was a bit harsh, seeing as even Nelly doesn't look that bad. But whatever. I can't say this storyline interested me, and I can't believe Captain Michaels would just let calls go into the station about Lucy being in the hospital and not even have the courtesy to inform Kevin.



    ERIC/ANNIE: This was really just a filler storyline. Basically, we know that Eric and Annie are returning from Ginger's after having a nice Thanksgiving with her. The thought was great, but must we always endure the fact that the most interesting storylines happen off-screen? Rather than show us the car ride home which was boring, why not show us the actual pre-Thanksgiving at Ginger's. I mean, Eric and Annie weren't really needed in this episode for much else, except at the end, and it would have been nice to see Beverley Garland again. But I do have to comment about Eric's comment...it seems like Eric and Annie seemed to be nostalgic about the old days when Matt was just a kid. I can understand, especially after that "YMCA" chorus from the twins. I also found most of their lines pointless and would have much rather seen something else besides this ongoing car ride. I know each actor needs to appear in every episode, but this just wasn't necessary. It wasn't bad but it could have been better.



    OTHERS: Martin and Ruthie were basically useless in this episode. Why was Ruthie ever sent to Puerto Rico? Were both actors just given a break? I didn't see any point to this storyline unless it was to say that even people without close family members can still be happy and don't need to be surrounded by family to celebrate Thanksgiving. Other than that, these two were completely useless.



    In all, I gave this episode 8.5. I couldn't care much about Simon, Eric/Annie, or Ruthie/Martin's storylines in this episode. The only thing that interested me was Lucy and Matt, and both did an excellent job. And Kevin...next time, please try to not look so obvious when you go an under cover drug bust.



    QUOTE: "I guess it's time for the Camden kids to grow up." (Lucy to Matt)





    NOTES AND TIDBITS:

    - Where was Sarah in this episode?? And after that whole Thanksgiving fiasco, Matt didn't even bother returning to work? Nice continuity once again, writers.



    - Please don't ever waste so much time in the beginning of an episode again, especially with Kevin. There was much better stuff to focus on. Oh, and on a different note, please don't ever let the twins sing YMCA again. Please.



    - I REALLY wish Brenda would use Barry Watson more, without having him return home every other episode. The guy's a decent actor and he adds something to the show. Maybe I'm just saying that now, because he's gone for the 10th season sadly.



    - So Simon lucked out and isn't a father after all. So why is he still having sex afterwards? Didn't he learn his lesson?moreless
  • We have a lot to be thankful for...

    8.5
    This episode was easily one of the best episodes for November sweeps, and this is the second great episode in a row! I hope 7th Heaven keeps it up, as they go into their 10th season. So in this episode, the theme was gratitude and being thankful, as each of the Camdens displayed throughout this episode. Let's break it down:



    LUCY: So in my opinion, Lucy really had the biggest and most interesting storyline in this storyline. I loved seeing the relationship between Lucy and Matt. Both are so different, yet it's great to see they still do stuff together, even if it's something as simple as grocery shopping. Lucy was a little annoying in this episode at the beginning and I wasn't crazy about a lot of the dialogue, but in the end, I have to admit Beverley Mitchell did a great job. But Barry Watson...wow! I will admit I never cared much for Matt's character in the earlier seasons, but these past few years he's become one of the characters I've grown to like. Barry Watson did a superb job in this episode. I think he definitely did the best acting in this episode; unlike the others, he didn't seem fake, I could actually picture the scenes between him and Lucy as happening in real life. I'm so glad Matt's finally growing up and taking responsibility for not only himself, but his siblings. Now if only he would try harder to fix marital problems with him and Sarah, but for now I'm just happy Matt was there.



    As for the actual scare, I thought Beverley Mitchell did a great job portraying a mom who might have just lost her baby. So these two definitely get the "Best Actor/Actress" awards this week, without a doubt. Great job!



    SIMON: Okay so the next big storyline was Simon's. I wasn't crazy about seeing Simon become a teenage father, and I'm glad that he is not. I cannot stand Georgia, though now looking back, I would almost prefer her after meeting Simon's new girlfriend. But Georgia manipulated Simon and therefore, I hope Simon has nothing more to do with her. She has a sick mind to fake a pregnancy, and make a guy panic like that. And the family center thing, why can't we see any of this on screen? It probably would have been good too. Anyway, Georgia acted terribly in this episode, and thank goodness this is the last she's in. At least I hope it is. And Simon LeBon...what the heck? What was the point of that? Surely most people knew he was lying, since it was Glenoak and he is a minister's son.



    KEVIN: Sub-plot and quite frankly, it didn't interest me one bit. The beginning with Kevin trying to look like a drug dealer or w/e looked really lame. Maybe cause I'm not a girl, so I don't think Kevin's glares and nearly shirtless body was anything beyond just lame. Obviously this was added just for teen girl interest. At least the scene before the opening credits when he was trying to look like a drug dealer. I thought he looked rather lame. However, I didn't like Lucy's comment, "Who are you going as...Nelly?" I thought that was a bit harsh, seeing as even Nelly doesn't look that bad. But whatever. I can't say this storyline interested me, and I can't believe Captain Michaels would just let calls go into the station about Lucy being in the hospital and not even have the courtesy to inform Kevin.



    ERIC/ANNIE: This was really just a filler storyline. Basically, we know that Eric and Annie are returning from Ginger's after having a nice Thanksgiving with her. The thought was great, but must we always endure the fact that the most interesting storylines happen off-screen? Rather than show us the car ride home which was boring, why not show us the actual pre-Thanksgiving at Ginger's. I mean, Eric and Annie weren't really needed in this episode for much else, except at the end, and it would have been nice to see Beverley Garland again. But I do have to comment about Eric's comment...it seems like Eric and Annie seemed to be nostalgic about the old days when Matt was just a kid. I can understand, especially after that "YMCA" chorus from the twins. I also found most of their lines pointless and would have much rather seen something else besides this ongoing car ride. I know each actor needs to appear in every episode, but this just wasn't necessary. It wasn't bad but it could have been better.



    OTHERS: Martin and Ruthie were basically useless in this episode. Why was Ruthie ever sent to Puerto Rico? Were both actors just given a break? I didn't see any point to this storyline unless it was to say that even people without close family members can still be happy and don't need to be surrounded by family to celebrate Thanksgiving. Other than that, these two were completely useless.



    In all, I gave this episode 8.5. I couldn't care much about Simon, Eric/Annie, or Ruthie/Martin's storylines in this episode. The only thing that interested me was Lucy and Matt, and both did an excellent job. And Kevin...next time, please try to not look so obvious when you go an under cover drug bust.



    QUOTE: "I guess it's time for the Camden kids to grow up." (Lucy to Matt)





    NOTES AND TIDBITS:

    - Where was Sarah in this episode?? And after that whole Thanksgiving fiasco, Matt didn't even bother returning to work? Nice continuity once again, writers.



    - Please don't ever waste so much time in the beginning of an episode again, especially with Kevin. There was much better stuff to focus on. Oh, and on a different note, please don't ever let the twins sing YMCA again. Please.



    - I REALLY wish Brenda would use Barry Watson more, without having him return home every other episode. The guy's a decent actor and he adds something to the show. Maybe I'm just saying that now, because he's gone for the 10th season sadly.



    - So Simon lucked out and isn't a father after all. So why is he still having sex afterwards? Didn't he learn his lesson?moreless
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  • TRIVIA (13)

    • In the Garage apartment Kevin's hair is sticking up and is gelled but a few minutes later in the kitchen it's completely flat and normal.

    • Not only does Lucy fall asleep fast, but she eats fast too! How much time elapsed between her eating the pork rinds and the spicy chips? She and Matt were still in the produce aisle when the scene returned to them. It's possible they went elsewhere in the store then doubled back, or she put aside some of the rinds for later...but either way Lucy's coming off piggy (to say nothing of being another example of the overused "pregnancy cravings" gag)....

    • Response to Drug Dealer: Drug dealers don't always only do deals in the dark alone and away from people. If the dealer was a college student, then he was probably too stupid to realize he would get caught in the middle of the day. Some serious drug dealers will deal anytime if they have to, as long as they get their money. Also, if they deal in a crowd of people that are just passing by, it only looks like they are a crowd of people standing around talking to each other.

    • In the beginning scene, Kevin had a necklace on but when he was talking to Matt it was off, then when he was tackling that guy it was on again.

    • Response: I can see why Lucy would fall asleep fast. She had a very rough and tiring day, but that still was a little fast. Maybe it was meant to be a little while later, but they had to put it in at the end, so it looked like it was only a couple seconds later.

    • Kevin says that he hurt his left shoulder, but if you watch the tackle closely he lands on his right shoulder.

    • At the end of the episode, when Annie and Eric are still standing there, would Lucy and Kevin really have fallen asleep THAT fast?

    • Nitpick: Is it a good idea for Eric to be holding Lucy's hand or even in the same hospital room with her as he's trying to get over a cold and Lucy is at a high risk in her pregnancy already in the hospital and getting sick is the least of her troubles?

    • Nitpick: It was pretty obvious that there was a stunt man in place in the shot when Kevin took the drug dealer guy down when chasing after him.

    • Nitpick: It's a little unrealistic that a drug dealer would be discussing his business on a college campus in broad daylight with hundreds of witnesses walking around as Kevin and the other cop were making their bust.

    • Response: Most people would think that it would be very busy so most people would just go a couple days before instead of right before.

    • Wouldn't a supermarket be really busy on the day before Thanksgiving.

    • Why wouldn't Matt try to call Kevin on his cell phone? It looked like he had a pager not a cell phone.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Leah: (at the women's clinic) I'm Leah. Leah Morris.
      Simon: Hi. Simon... LeBon.
      Leah: Isn't that the name of the lead singer for Duran Duran?
      Simon: Yeah...I panicked.

    • Lucy to Matt: "I guess it's time for the Camden kids to grow up."

      Matt to Lucy: I'm working on it."

    • Lucy to Matt: "I'm responsible for another human being. I'm going to be a mom."

    • Lucy to Matt(after Matt walks into the apartment without knocking): "Doesn't anyone in this family ever knock?"

    • Lucy to Kevin: " Way too much MTV dude."

    • Ruthie to Martin: "Martin, I love you. Like a brother I mean."

      Martin to Ruthie: (laughs) "I love you too."

    • Kevin to Matt: "She wants a hamburger."

      Matt to Kevin: "Lucy?"

      Kevin to Matt: "Yeah. She wants a hamburger, she's pregnant."

      Matt to Kevin: "I knew the second part."

      Lucy to Matt (about Kevin): "Where's gansta rapper boy?"

      Matt to Lucy: "He got paged from work, I'm his official representative."

      Lucy to Matt: "You know that the women in China work up until the day they go into labor. They deliver in the fields and an hour later they go back to work."

      Matt to Lucy: "One, you're not a Chinese peasant working the fields and two, I don't think Chinese peasant women have spicy garlic green beans and fiesta corn in their diet. And three, I don't believe that myth anyway."

      Lucy to Matt: "She's so tiny. I don't wanna lose I her. I'm supposed to protect her, keep her safe."

      Matt to Lucy: "You didn't do anything wrong."

      Lucy to Matt: "Then why is this happening?"

      Eric to Annie: "Remember when road trips were fun?"

      Annie to Eric: "That was seven children ago."

      Eric to Annie: "I know Ginger's glad we came."

      Annie to Eric: "Me too. I like her a lot better not that my dad is back with my mom."

      Lucy to Matt: "Matt, stop the medicine. I don't want them to hurt my baby."

      Matt to Lucy: "Lucy!"

    • Kevin to Drug Addict: "Now why'd ya have to go and do that?" (He cuffs him on the ground)

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Simon: "Hi...I'm Simon Lebon."
      Simon uses an alias when he goes to the women's clinic. He uses the name Simon LeBon, which is also the lead singer of the band Duran Duran.

    • Lucy: "You know you gotta get off this young Dr. Carter thing every now again."
      An overprotective Matt tries to tell Lucy that she should not be eating such bad food. Lucy tells him he needs to get off acting like a young Dr. Carter. Dr. Carter is a fictional character on the hit TV series ER played by Noah Wyle. who began as nosy resident in the hospital trying to help everyone in need.

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