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Reverend Eric Camden
"The Colonel" John Camden
Robbie tells Simon that he has taken care of the legal paperwork Matt needs to get married, but if Robbie had done that he would have realized that Matt was already married.
When Ben and Kevin are walking in the airport, Ben says they should go find an inexpensive hotel room. Kevin tells Lucy in future episodes that he and his family are rich.
In the scene where Ben and Kevin show up at the door, a shocked Lucy slams the door in their faces, and they exchange a bewildered glance. A few seconds later, Mary opens the door and ends up closing it in their faces again, and you see the two guys exchange another glance. You can tell it's the exact same shot as the one used previously, when Lucy shut the door.
When Ben gave Mary his class ring, it fit Mary just perfectly. Shouldn't it be a little big on her, because I doubt that Ben's fingers are that small.
Matt: What's going on with you and Robbie?
Ruthie: Simon's never going to be you. I speak the truth, and you know it. But Robbie? He has a shot, and I just don't know if I could take it if I got to like him like I like you, and then he left too.
Matt: Don't be mad at me for leaving, and don't be mad at Robbie for staying. And give Simon a chance. He might surprise you. I may be in New York, but you can come visit, and you can call me anytime, day or night. I'll always be here for you, Ruthie. Always. (they hug, Robbie walks in, Matt leaves)
Ruthie: How much did you hear?
Robbie: All of it.
Ruthie: Eavesdropping. How very Camden of you!
Robbie: I'm sorry.
Ruthie: What are you sorry about?
Robbie: That you like me so much.
Colonel: Do I understand that you are not going to the wedding?
Eric: I have my reasons for not going, and they're not up for discussion or debate.
Colonel: Who do you think you're talking to? Some friend who stopped by for coffee? I'm your father, and Matt's grandfather, and I've just flown 2,000 miles to attend this wedding. Whether you want to or not, you're gonna tell me what the devil is going on here!
Eric: Matt plans to convert.
Colonel: Who cares?
Eric: I care, and obviously, you don't understand, and that's why I don't want to talk about this!
Colonel: You feel that you raised Matt in a certain way--your way. And now, as an adult, he's choosing his own path, and you feel that he's rejecting you, or rejecting the road you thought he'd take in life, the road you picked for him to take life. And now you're hurt because you can't understand why he doesn't want to take your road.
Eric: Okay, maybe you do understand.
Colonel: How do you think I felt when you rejected the Marines?
Eric: I didn't reject the Marines. I--
Colonel: Chose a different path? Took a different road? When you came to me and said you were not going to enlist in the Marine Corps and indeed had already enrolled in Seminary, I felt you were rejecting me and my whole way of life. At that time, that was unbearable. And then I realized that you weren't rejecting the Marines or me. You were choosing something else, following your own heart, as is Matt. Matt may leave your house, Eric, and he may leave your church, but he can never leave behind what you taught him. What makes him, him is you. You raised him. He'll always be your son, and as long as he goes out into the world and does some good, does it really make any difference whether he's Christian or Jewish, as long as he's still Matt? That, I eventually had to realize about you. You may not be a Marine, but by heaven, you are my son, and up until now, you've always done the right thing and made me proud. Do the right thing, and make me proud.
Rabbi Glass: I made a suggestion, and Matt agreed. This is Matt's decision, not mine, honey.
Sarah: Okay, Dad. If you're helping Matt to convert tomorrow purely because you think that he is totally committed to it and ready to enter into a covenant between God and Jewish people, then good. But if, like I suspect, you're only doing this as a last ditch effort to try to cause some sort of drama that might cause my wedding not to happen?? Well, if that's the case, then let me tell you that Abraham himself isn't going to be able to protect you from my wrath! (kisses him and walks out)
Matt: You can't call off my wedding, and you can't stop me from converting. Dad, you have to let me live my life.
Eric: Okay, live your life. Get married. Just don't convert.
Matt: I know this is not about religion. This is about you not wanting to let me grow up, but--
Eric: Oh, no, this is about religion. I don't want you to convert! And just so you know, it's not because you want to convert to Judiasm. If you wanted to be any other religion, I'd have the same reaction, and not because I think that our religion is better, but because you can't make a decision as big as changing your faith this quickly! And if you weren't getting married, you wouldn't be thinking about it, would you?
Matt: Dad, you can't stop me.
Eric: Are you really gonna do this tomorrow? Convert?
Eric: Then it'll have to be without me.
Matt: I'm sorry, but I think I just heard you tell me you weren't coming to my wedding.
Eric: Maybe if I don't go, it'll give you some pause, and you'll rethink your decision.
Matt: I can't believe you'd do this to me.
Eric: Someday you'll thank me.
Matt: You're assuming that someday, I'll be talking to you again.
Matt: Sarah's father has worked it out so that tomorrow, before Sarah and I get married, I can convert, and I'm gonna do it.
Eric: What? I thought you weren't going to address this issue until later--maybe when you and Sarah had children, or after I was dead.
Matt: Look, I have my reasons, and I'm ready to do this.
Eric: You can't seriously think that in less than four months, you've studied and researched Judiasm--a religion that's thousands of years old--well enough to convert!
Matt: Well, I've been going to temple with Sarah and her family every Saturday since Sarah and I got engaged, and I've been attending conversion classes, and--
Eric: (sarcastically) Oh, why, I didn't know that you've been to temple 15 times and taken some classes. Well, why didn't you say so? Of course you're ready to convert! (pauses) Just for your information, converting just for marriage is wrong.
Kevin: (talking to Lucy on the phone) No matter how much I like you, I just can't pick up and move to Glen Oak. My family is in Buffalo. My job is in Buffalo. I want to be with you, but I can't just give up my life.
Lucy: So I should just give up my life and move to Buffalo?
Kevin: I didn't say that, but it would be nice if you considered it.
Lucy: I already used up my one "give up my life and move halfway across the country to be with the one I love" chip with Jeremy. I can't do it again.
Kevin: Well, you can't ask me to do something that you're not willing to do yourself. (pause) Are you still there?
Lucy: Yes. I'm still here. In Glen Oak. Without you.
Ruthie: You can have your room back if you want it.
Robbie: I'm fine with the garage. Look, I really need to finish this best man speech. I'm having a lot of trouble, so if you don't mind.
Ruthie: Are you kicking me out?
Robbie: Yeah, just like you kicked me out.
Ruthie: Well, are you kicking Sam and David out, too?
Robbie: No. Sam and David can stay.
Ruthie: Well, that's not fair!
Robbie: And neither is the way you're treating me. You know, when you're ready to apologize and explain why you've been so mean to me, I'll be here. Are you ready? (long pause, Ruthie walks out)
Kevin: (in Glen Oak airport, to Ben) When I aksed for time to come here I asked the chief for a transfer to the Glen Oak poilice force, I'm going to move to Glen Oak so I can be with Lucy.
Annie: (over the phone) We have to do something about the wedding, I thought I could change Eric's mind but he's just too stubourn and I'm afreid if we don't do something, well I think you know what I'm afraid of.
Rosina: We'll lose our children and break up our families.
Lucy: I kinda invited Doug to the wedding. Is that okay?
Mary: If you really love Kevin, I think you know the answer to that question.
Lucy: I met a guy.
Mary: Yeah, I know, Ben's brother, Kevin.
Lucy: No, another guy, Ben's brother Doug, at the airport.
Mary: Well, I thought you were pretty serious with Kevin.
Lucy: Well, he won't move to Glen Oak, he won't even go to Glen Oak for Matt's wedding.
Lucy: You know this job of yours is kinda inconvenient for me, when I need you your always flying somewhere.
Eric: You still planning on getting married?
Matt: Yes, are you still planning on not being there?
Matt: It's a mistake, Dad. A big mistake. I mean, I love you, but if you don't show up at my wedding, I don't know if I'll ever be able to forgive you.
Eric: And, if you convert tomorrow, I don't know if I'll ever be able to forgive you.
Matt: So, we're at an impasse, both of us refusing to give in to the other. I wonder which one of us will win, or if we'll both lose.
Robbie: With me here, Simon can take over Matt's role in the family and you can have your room back.
Ruthie: So, you're not moving?
Robbie: No, unless you can tell me why all of a sudden my best friend in this family is declaring war on me and is trying to get me to leave the only place I ever really considered home. (Ruthie just walks out).
Richard: There's nothing against this kid, Matt, he's just not Jewish.
Rosina: But he's willing to convert!
Richard: Since when did you join Club Matt?
Rosina: Okay, in the begining I wasn't happy about Sarah wanting to marry Matt, but then I realized we can't pick out the man we want our daughter to marry, the heart wants what it wants.
Richard: I don't believe in the marriage so I can't marry them. Its as simple as that.
Matt: Our fathers are never going to admit they are wrong, apologize and show up and the synagogue as nothing ever happened.
Sarah: I feel badly that none of my family made it to your mothers dinner.
Matt: Under the circumstances...
Sarah: Still, later tonight I'll call your mom and apologize.
Sarah: We were this close to pulling it off, to doing what neither of us thought we could do, get married with our two families thereby bringing us and our two faiths together, like a family is suppose to be.
Matt: Just for the record, I didn't think we were this close to pulling it off.
Ruthie: (to Robbie) Eavesdropping? How very Camden of you.
Unfortunately, this episode intiates the separte lives of the Camden children, particularly, the oldest. Matt departs for New York after this season, Mary, already based in Buffalo, relocates indefinitely during the beginning episodes of season seven, and ultimately Simon will venture off to college. Lucy marries, and though Matt and Simon (and Mary) return, things are not the same as Matt and Mary are in separate states.
A Los Angeles synagogue originally offered a filming location contract but withdrew from the filming because of the show's portrayal of the Rabbi as hostile and intolerant towards his new Christian son-in-law.
This is the last episode that Barry Watson (Matt Camden) will appear as a regular cast member.
The offical WB description for this episode included the tagline "MAZEL TOV AND GOD BLESS THE BRIDE AND GROOM".
For this season, 7th Heaven was the #1 WB show.
In Germany this episode is known as, Quarrels (2) translated.
Production assistance for this episode was provided by JetBlue Airlines.
The day after this episode aired, Barry Watson's publicist reported that Barry Watson was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease, a form of cancer. He may have known about this disease prior to leaving the show.
TV Guide says: "Plans for the interfaith wedding of Sarah and Matt hit a major snag as the drama wraps up its sixth season with the conclusion of a two-part episode."
This is the last episode Barry Watson (Matt Camden) appears in before undergoing treatment for Hodgkin's disease. He would return to the show in the spring of 2003. During the show's 7th season Watson served as a writer and story editor.
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