7th Heaven

Season 1 Episode 19

It's About George

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 28, 1997 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Eric's difficult-to-please parents arrive with their newly adopted young son in tow. Everyone is pleased to discover that the Colonel and Ruth seem positively different since taking in a new child, but things get messy when George's biological father shows up with a desire to be part of the boy's life. Meanwhile, Julie is out of rehab and terrified to reconnect with her family, and with a little help from Matt and Mary, Lucy prepares her boyfriend to meet their formidable grandparents.moreless

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  • I thought it was great!

    The Colonel, Ruth and George are back in town to see Julie as she is getting out of rehab. Eric meets George's real father, who wants him back. The Colonel and Ruth are devastated about George. Julie feels that her parents don't like her. Matt, Lucy and Mary try to prepare Jimmy Moon for when meets the Colonel and Ruth. Annie builds a boat for George and the Colonel. Eric works it out, so that George's father lives with George and George gets to stay with The Colonel and Ruth.

    This was a great episode! I don't like George that much, but it was an emotional episode. Matt and Mary did a good impression! This episode gets a 9.5 out of 10 from me!moreless
  • The Colonel and Ruth come and visit and also make a suprise appearance when Julie comes visits. George's real father wants George and the Coronel and Ruth need to found away to keep him. Lucy introduce Jimmy Moon to Colonel and Ruth.moreless

    This was a great episode. It was sad with some parts, but in the end it was great. My favourite part is when Matt and Mary make impressions of the Colonel and Ruth. Eric and Annie: I felt sorry for Eric when his mom slapt him. I don't think anyone should of laughed at Annie when they saw the boat. She worked real hard on it and all anyone can do is laugh. Matt and Mary: Matt and Mary don't do much in this episode. They do impressions of Ruth and the Colonel. Lucy: Lucy has to introduce Jimmy Moon to the Colonel and Ruth. I think they were abit hard on Jimmy, but it was pretty funny. Simon & Ruthie: Simon and Ruthie don't do much in this episode. They just hang out and spy like they normally do. This episode had to more to do with the Colonel, Ruth, George, and Julie.moreless
  • A heartfelt and emotional episode!

    This is one of those episodes that really grabs at your heart.

    Eric, of course, has a young step-brother, George, whom the Colonel and Ruth want to adopt. However, George's biological father has returned from hiding after testifying in a criminal case. But the Colonel and Ruth will stop at nothing to keep George with them. Eric, however, is caught in the middle because the law says George's real father can have him back. In a pivotal scene, the Colonel asks his son for help, and Ruth slaps him in her anger.

    My favorite scene is when Julie reconnects with a crying Colonel on a boat that Annie built. A classic episode - 10/10!moreless
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Michael Cole


Guest Star

John Martin (I)

John Martin (I)

Josh Silverman

Guest Star

William Katt

William Katt

Will Grayson

Special Guest Star

Peter Graves

Peter Graves

"The Colonel" John Camden

Recurring Role

Barbara Rush

Barbara Rush

Grandma Ruth Camden

Recurring Role

Deborah Raffin

Deborah Raffin

Julie Camden

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Toward the end of the episode the Colonel & Julie are sitting in the little fishing boat Annie was building for him. Ruth was watching them from a window. You can tell she is watching them from the 2nd story. It was obvious she was watching from Eric & Annie's bedroom because you can see the floor-to-ceiling bookcases behind her. However, the two French windows in Eric & Annie's bedroom face the front yard not backyard.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Colonel(to Eric) You call that a plan? That's the most harebrained scheme I've ever heard!

      Eric Well, gee, I thought it was pretty creative.

      Colonel(to others): Am I the only one in this room who thinks his idea is ridiculous?

      Annie: Well, I kind of like it.

      Julie: I think it will solve everything!

      Ruth: I'm all for it, I'm thrilled!

      Colonel(to Ruth) You're thrilled? We adopted George, we are not adopting his father!

      Will(to Colonel) Well who asked you to? I'm not nuts about this idea either!(to Eric) I don't wanna be anywhere near this blowhard!

      Colonel(to Will): Mister, Mickey Mouse called me that once and I fed him his three-finger glove!

      Will: Huh?

    • (Matt and Mary are imitating their grandparents because Eric, Annie, and Julie want them to)
      Mary:(as Grandma Ruth) Well, I'll tell you what's a shame, dear. When you see three intelligent adults who have nothing better to do than forcing their children to entertain them.
      Matt:(as The Colonel) The comings and goings around here make a circus look like Blue Ridge Mountains.
      Mary: Oh, remember the Blue Ridge Mountains? Wasn't that the time you killed the mountain lion with the cap of your canteen?
      Matt: No that was the Poconos trip, Blue Ridge was the time a grizzly attacked your cousin Beth and I had to take the beast's eye to save her.
      (Colonel and Ruth come in, Colonel clears his throat)
      Matt: They...they're behind us aren't they?
      Eric: Oh, yeah.

    • George: You know, I'm your uncle now.
      Simon: In theory.
      George: You want to start calling me Uncle George.
      Simon: No. You're younger than me.
      George: I'm still your uncle. It's a matter of respect!
      Simon: Okay. When I respect you, I'll start calling you Uncle George. Don't hold your breath.

    • Matt: (when Julie is trying to sneak a drink) I thought you might end up down here. Make sure, Aunt Julie. There won't be any going back this time.
      Julie: I can't make it. You don't understand. I'm scared. The world just keeps getting bigger and bigger. I need something.
      Matt: (looks out the window at the Colonel) What you need is out there. What you want is in that glass. I love you either way, Jules, but it's time for you to choose.

    • The Colonel: (to George's father who has just called him a blowhard) Mickey Mouse called me that once and I fed him his three-fingered glove.

    • Julie: No, you're right, Mom, it's my fault. Everything's my fault, isn't it? Because I'm a loser! Well, you raised me, so take a bow!
      Ruth: Oh, no, no, no. You are not the girl I raised!

    • The Colonel: Hello.
      Jimmy: Hey.
      Grandma Ruth: Hey is for horses. Are you a farmer, Jimmy?
      Jimmy: No.
      The Colonel: Do you know who I am?
      Jimmy: Lucy's grandfather?
      The Colonel: I am Colonel John Camden, United States Marines!

    • Eric: I've really lost it on this one Lord.

    • Julie: I don't think I can do this.
      Matt: That's what you need. - A warm relationship with your father.

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