7th Heaven

Season 10 Episode 3

Mama's Gonna Buy You a Diamond Ring

2
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 03, 2005 on The CW
8.4
out of 10
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153 votes
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Episode Summary

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Eric gets the cold shoulder from Ruthie after she loses the chance to date an older boy and Lucy doesn't like the repercussions of Kevin's new role in their daughter's life. Elsewhere, Eric misinterprets a phone call from Simon.

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  • This was a great episode!

    10
    Rose moves in with Simon. Ruthie's dancing and behavior seems sexual to Eric. Kevin joins the Mommy and Me class. Lucy organizes a church social. Sandy goes down to see Martin. Martin has his first date with Meredith. Simon goes down to tell Eric and Annie about Rose moving in, but Eric and Annie think that they're breaking up. Ruthie still wants to go out with Jack.



    This was a great episode! Ruthie's dancing was very s exual and the way that she looked at Eric was very rude and disrespectful. I don't like this side of Ruthie. I thought the church social looked great and I loved the song that Eric played! I also don't agree with Simon and Rose living together. This episode gets a 10 out of 10!moreless
  • Ruthie, never dance again.

    6.9
    Like the season premiere, the only good thing about this episode was Eric rocking out at the end. Otherwise, this was an extremely slow moving and pretty boring episode. Not only that, but it was quite uncomfortable. Especially the Ruthie part. The episode was really wheezing towards the end, but perked up a little thanks to Eric playing "Spirit In The Sky". Stephen Collins was great in this episode, and he has a fantastic singing voice. Rose is still annoying as, well, you know. Sandy's pregnant and Martin is still not talking to her. And so on. So far, season 10 has been pretty ho hum. A dull, boring premiere, a better second episode, and now another dull, boring episode. So, what exactly happened?...



    Let's start with the whole Ruthie aspect of the episode. First of all, the dancing was horrible and incredibly wince inducing. It was uncomfortable to watch, and it looked like Mackenzie Rosman had a pained expression on her face like "I can't believe I'm doing this. Somebody please help me!". The only good thing that came from this was seeing Eric trying to recreate her moves to show Annie down in the kitchen. Ruthie couldn't dance in "Red Socks", and not much has improved since then. Eric and Annie get into a discussion about how sexy she is looking and immediatley get into her having sex and acting as if she is already acceptig offers. Talk about jumping the gun. The girl is looking older, a little sexier, and likes boys?. Well then, she must be having sex or is thinking of having sex right this instant!. Or at least that's how Eric feels. Annie seems to be more realistic and level headed about the whole thing. But Ruthie is still adamant that she will have this Jack. I have said this before, and I will say it again. Why Jack?. Honestly, what is so special?. They keep saying he's 18, but he looks like he's 25. Ruthie hasn't had the best of luck when it comes to the guys she has dated or liked, but they were better and better for her than Jack. I don't see that all this drama is because of someone who doesn't seem to be worth it at all. Plus, she is so small compared to him. Then again, she's small compared to almost everyone else. And he looks like Chewbacca standing over her. How's the air down there Ruthie?. But Ruthie feels sexy, and after a talk with Eric, begins to act like it too. She's strutting her stuff down the school hallways with guys watching after her. This has never happened before, but all she does is put more sway into her walk, and now the male population of the school turn their heads. The whole situation just seemed forced and trite and wasn't convincing to me. And what about that little bit of dialogue between her and Martin?. Talking about being sexy, Ruthie says that people think he is, and then goes on to say to him that he is. Hmm. Does Ruthie really think so?. Forshadowing, perhaps?. But the most painful part of Ruthie's dancing is the end at the dance. This was a church social, and she dances like that. Not only that, but she stuck out like a sore thumb, and that was not the music to be doing that too in the first place. It just looked so unnatural. It was all just too silly, unconvinving, and uncomfortable to watch. But hey, give Mackenzie credit. She did it.



    Simon and Rose. Oh Simon, how much longer will it go on until you realize that Rose is just not the one?. But first, let me comment on Eric and Annie in this situation. They think that Simon has finally dumped Rose, and act quite giddy aboout the whole thing. Some people have attacked Eric and Annie for thinking such things and acting happy about it. If you were parents, and your son was with a Rose, wouldn't you?. You want your child to be happy, but you don't want them to make a mistake and be with the wrong person either. If I were them, I would probably be happy that Rose was out of the picture too. The problem is that she isn't gone. In fact, she is getting cozier and cozier in Simon's life. Simon comes home and finds Rose has moved stuff of hers into his apartment and tells him that she plans on moving in, but is keeping her apartment just in case. Right away, you know that Simon is not totally okay with this. She is coming on strong and Simon is getting smothered. I mean, the girl has her stuffed animals on his bed. When Simon calls home, Eric gets the impression that his son's latest news is that he has come to his senses and is leaving Rose. He and Annie couldn't be happier. Rose is still after Simon about the wedding date and all that. I hope that Simon lets it out. I want to see him stand up to Rose and finally tell her that she is too much and their relationship won't work out. Because, quite frankly, I don't know how much more I can take of Rose. David Gallagher continues to do a good job as Simon. Questioning Rose's actions, trying to study, frustrated at how things are going, etc. He did a good job in this episode.



    Kevin has joined a mommy and me class and still hasn't told Lucy about getting shot on the job. Kevin hits it off with the other mothers, and invites them to a church social that Lucy has set up at the church for singles. She even bribes Eric that he could set up a band and perform there. Kevin's little secret comes out at the social when an incredibly rude and smackworthy husband lets it out after he basically calls Kevin a woman. Try putting your life on the line at work every day and get shot at by some kid and see what you think then buddy!. We don't see the aftermath of Kevin's secret in this episode. Just Lucy getting upset and skulking off with Kevin right after her. This storyline doesn't occupy too much of the episode, and it's only importance is the end when Lucy finds out. Otherwards, it's pretty uninteresting.



    Sandy is still upset over Martin, and Martin has still not called her and is basically being the jerk he has been for the last few episodes. I don't like the character of Sandy at all, but Haylie Duff isn't that bad. Really. But is Martin really the father?. We learn that Sandy has basically slept with the entire male student body. Is it possible that this really isn't Martin's baby?. When this first started, I thought it was interesting. But now, I don't want it to be his and I just want it over with. I really have no feeling for this storyline whatsoever. But if it is Martin's baby, I hope he grows up a little bit and takes a role in the whole situation. And why do people keep pulling poor Simon into it?. He introduced them. So what?. ' this is so and so. have sex now '. What they do is what they do on their own. He just introduced them. Thinking this is partially his fault or that he is somehow responsible for this is ludicrous. In the end, this was an episode that pretty much didn't deliver. It tried to be funny, but it wasn't. There were some cute things here, like the twins finding twins at the dance, and Annie covering Savannah's eyes, but that's it. The whole thing was slow and it just didn't do it for me. But please Brenda, find a way to keep getting Eric to perform.moreless
  • I can't even begin to explain the issues in this episode.

    3.0
    Ruthie is crazy. It was so disgusting the way she danced - and it got even worse when Eric came in. Oh my God. I would have never ever ever ever continued dancing if my father came in to my room. It's really bothering me that Ruthie is the most annoying teen in history. I really liked her when she was younger. She was so cute and funny. I think it went wrong when she broke up with Peter and went to high school. All she really cares about is who she dates. I mean? Doesn't she have anything else in mind? Apparently not. I mean there are other things in life.. like friends. It's not like the Camden kids ever had that many friends. I've been wondering about that. But anyway... Ruthie is my main problem with this episode, but there are also other issues. Like the hole Simon/Rose storyline. I hate Rose.



    Overall I think this season is disgusting, and I'm hoping season 11 will be better, even though i doubt it. (I don't live in US so season 11 isn't here yet...)moreless
  • Not what I supposed it to be.

    1.9
    I really think that\'s time for 7th heaven to quit. This episode doesn\'t brought anything new to us: We got that Jack doesn\'t go out with Ruthie, but Martin and Meredith. We got also that Ruthie blames her father for it and that Martin doesn\'t want to talk to Sandy. And when will this parents see that the only way to grow up is to make one owns mistakes and learn of them?! Annie says sth. like that, but Eric isn\'t able to see that Ruthie is a clever girl and will make it on her own. To my mind it\'s partly the parents\' fault that Lucy and Mary aren\'t able to manage problems.moreless
  • Please make her stop!

    3.2
    Why do they continue to make Ruthie do these embarrassing things.



    First, in Red Socks, she tries to sing and dance (with no expression whatsoever on her face).



    Now in this episode, they have her dancing like an exotic pole dancer (with no expression whatsoever on her face).



    Mackenzie Rosman looks as though she just wants her time on this show to come to an end so she get out of there. She never looks like she's enjoying herself - she looks miserable.



    She was so cute when she was younger. And she was so funny and looked like she was having a good time. Now I just can't stand to watch her.



    And how many times has she mistakenly thought Martin is in love with her? He's already said he's not, and that he thinks of her as a sister.



    And don't even get me started on how Vincent tried to get her to break up with him. These guys are NOT interested Ruthie. Try to be a little more bubbly and friendly and less miserable and judgemental.



    And Jack? Puh-leeze... the actor who plays him is 23 years old. Mackenzie is 16. Who did the producers think they were fooling.



    It's time to cast a nice boy her age that takes her down a notch and makes her smile again.



    Even Tyler Hoechlin is 22 and too old for her. Get someone younger looking! And quit letting her dance like that. Especially at church socials!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In one scene Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) mentions that every time someone mentions the church social she feels like she's in Little House on the Prairie or The Waltons. When they get to the social, one of the members of the band playing with Eric is Jon Walmsley who played Jason Walton.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Simon: What are you doing here?
      Sandy: I came to talk to Martin. Look, he has to talk to me.
      Simon: Look, I told you just give him some time. I told you, just give him some time!
      Sandy: I can't! I don't have the time to give. If I could control time I would go back to the day I first met him. (strts crying)
      Simon: (hugging her) Look, it's going to be fine. Everything is going to be fine, okay.
      (they both walk out with arms around each other)

    • Meredith: Martin just asked me to the Church social.
      Ruthie: Every time I hear someone talk about that, I feel like I'm in Little House on the Prairie with the Waltons or something.
      Martin: Then don't go.
      Ruthie: I'm not.

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