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7th Heaven

Season 9 Episode 22

Mi Familia (2)

2
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 23, 2005 on The CW
8.2
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In the ninth season finale, when Simon and his new girlfriend Rose (guest-star Sarah Thompson), make an unexpected visit to Glenoak to meet their respective parents, Annie begins to suspect their relationship might be on a fast track. She lets them know they are not allowed to sleep in the same room together in the house as they spend the night. Rose puts up a fight with both Annie and Simon over the sleeping arrangements, but eventually take will. Meanwhile, Eric hides the news of Mary's (Jessica Biel, who does not appear in the episode) divorce, worried that it will most certainly break Annie's heart. Also, Martin becomes the third wheel again in Ruthie's and Vincent's relationship as Ruthie thinks Martin is jealous of their relationship despite the fact that Vincent wants Martin to convince Ruthie to dump him. The adoption process for George (guest-star Brad Maule) and his wife over the Davis children becomes more complicated when their biological mother fights for the adoption process to not happen. Lastly, Martin's father, Bill (guest-star Costas Mandylor) returns from Iraq to greet his son.moreless

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  • Season finale!

    10
    Eric has a hard time telling Annie about Mary and Carlos. Rose wants her and Simon to go down to Glenoak to meet family. Lucy finds a house that she likes and buys it! Vincent still can't find the courage to tell Ruthie and keeps telling her lies. Martin tells Ruthie. Martin's dad comes home! The mother of the Davis children doesn't want to give up her rights. George and Gwen decide to just be their foster parents. Simon and Rose want to get married!



    This was a great episode! I hate Vincent in this episode. What a jerk! I'm glad that the Davis children have a home! This episode gets a 10!moreless
  • Season 9 wraps up with the conclusion of a two parter. Is Simon Camden getting married?. Will Lucy and Kevin move out?. The Camden's call it a season.

    7.9
    Season 9 concludes with this second part finale episode, and it's usual Camden goings-on. All in all, Season 9 was a vast improvement over previous seasons. It still had it's flaws, and increasingly weak(and sometimes downright odd)writing, but it was a step in the right direction. The show's finales are usually good, but season 9 ended without a bang, with a finale that is definitley it's weakest.



    Simon Camden. All season long, Simon has had his "sex" storyline. The first Camden to have sex outside of marriage. People treated him like he was a leper, when he was just a normal, red blooded, teenage boy. It was a great storyline, but as it sometimes goes with this show, they beat it into the ground, and you no longer care. Recently, Simon got back in touch with god and seemed to turn about his "man-ho" ways. In the finale, he tries hard to connect with new girlfriend Rose, without going that extra mile. Much to her chagrin. While it's too little too late to put any interest back in this story, it was nice to see Simon turning it down. And Rose. What to say?. Sexaholics anonymous, maybe?. Seriously, is she that desperate?. In one way, it shows that she must really care for Simon if she keeps coming back to him, instead of going off to get her honey from another bee. And the marriage thing?. Weddings are nice, but it seems that it is the show's mission to marry off every cast member. I wouldn't be surprised if in the last season they age Ruthie to 20, just so they can marry her off. I don't think Rose is long for this show, but it will be interesting to see what happens. But really, was Simon doing anything wrong?. While there is nothing wrong with being crazy about girls, he could of made some better decisions. Maybe taken it a bit more seriously. All I'm saying is that Simon was just a regular kid, and at this point in life, sex is a big issue. Especially when you get to college. College can be one huge adventure, and it showed that not even a Camden is immune to what can come with it. And I like that. Is he a bad person for what he has been doing this season? No. Could he have made better choices and been more caring for some of his conquests?. Yes. But going by the "Brotherly Love" episode, you would think you were watching a different series with how most of the family ganged up on Simon. Especially Martin's talk to Simon. Sex is sex. Wether you like it or not, it's there, and Simon chose a different path. Was he wrong?. No. This is not the perfect little "Leave It To Beaver" world when mom and dad slept in seperate beds next to each other. This is modern day, and the show(and the family)need to get with it a bit. And as usual, David Gallagher shows that he is the best actor among the younger set on the show.



    Lucy and Kevin. Move. Now. Right now. I know you just got a house, but move already. I know I was pretty bored with everything connected to Lucy and Kevin over the last half of the season. Are they going to move?. Are they getting a house?. Are they going to look at a house?. Will Lucy have time for Kevin?. Will Kevin get some alone time?. Back and fourth. You could miss a few episodes, and not be left out. It moved like molasses, and was hardly interesting. At least they got a house, and it sounds like it will be some work. It sounds like this could lead to some fun situations for season 10. Let's just hope the writers put some "oomph" into it, and not let it just wander aimlessly back and fourth like this season, because the second half of the season with these two seemed unending.



    Mary. Some people don't like it when they have big storylines for someone that isn't even there. I do because it keeps them in the loop. Mary was a huge character and a big part of the show, and they can't act like she no longer exists. I would prefer something better for Mary, and show that she still isn't having some troubles. There must be something else. Still, it makes for great drama and was far and away more interesting than any other storyline in these last 2 episodes. You knew it would break Annie's heart, and did, but you also understand why Eric lied about it in the first place. When she misinterprets what he is saying, and he saw the happiness in her face and voice, well, it would be hard for anybody to say what they really need to say. I don't believe a single word of there being some heat between Jessica Biel and Brenda. This was what became of Mary's character seasons ago, and it's just continuing the story. I just feel bad for Carlos. I look forward to seeing what comes of this. But I have to say that Mary and Simon have always seemed to be the most normal of the whole group of kids. Mary rebels and trashes the gym in protest. Okay, that was wrong, but she rebeled. She was a young kid. What young teenager doesn't go off the beaten path here and there and rebel?. People treated her like a criminal low life or something. What do Eric and Annie do?. They ship her off to live with "really old people". It makes you wonder how good of parents Eric and Annie are when one kid shows signs of actually being a teenager and they give up and ship her off. What would of become of Mary had she stayed home?. Another thing that really irked me was when Annie asked Eric where they went wrong as parents. Who said you did, Annie?. Nobody is perfect. There are no set rules for anything. People are who they are, and just because they did something bad or something you don't agree with, doesn't mean you did something wrong in parenting them, or that there is something wrong with them. Simon is a normal, red blooded teen boy. This is about as normal as you can get. Then again, with Brenda writing, things are becoming increasingly one sided and untrue.



    If Lucy and Kevin's ongoing arc was boring, then the Martin/Ruthie/Vincent triangle was coma inducing. If it isn't hanging around Ruthie, coming in and out from school, or talking about his dad, what place does Martin have?. Now that his dad is back and he's moving out, there seems to be even less of a place for him. I am not a fan of the Martin/Ruthie hook-up at all, and I hope it doesn't happen. It just doesn't gel with me. The whole 'does he like her' or 'does she like him' scenario has as much interest as Aunt Sally's corn removal. I never felt anything in this storyline, and I doubt there can be anything good to come from it. Neither one have chemistry together, and it's awkward. Martin isn't so much a character as he is a plot tool just to give Ruthie something. And therein lies the problem. Ruthie needs to break out of the boyfriend/dating thing and get something new. Anyone in need of something new on this show is definitley Ruthie. Bring back Robbie!.



    The rest is the George adopting the foster kids scenario, which was mostly filler. Even tho it sends out a good message. Help out when you can.



    In the end, "Mi Familia" was a bit better than part 1, and it continued with what part 1 started, but it doesn't make it rise above just being a sorta OK episode. No big earth shattering finale that'll make anyone wonder during the summer hiatus. It was decent, but nothing special or memorable in the least. It was a quiet end for a season that started off with a bang.moreless
  • Nothing more than filler, and making Mary out to be a horrible horrible person. I'm not quite sure why they do this - malice maybe, or just personal revenge? To the viewers it doesn't make sense.moreless

    1.0
    Simon doesn't have sex, or maybe he does because he's made a commitment to be engaged to a disagreable woman he barely knows. While this show is praised for not encouraging sexual promiscuity, as some people say, it does seem to encourage getting married or promising to get married to people you barely know or barely like just to have sex.



    Ruthie thinks Martin is hot for her, but he's not, or maybe he is (he may have had an erection while hugging her, but we're not sure). Vincent dumps Ruthie. She doesn't cry or scream or overact, or act at all.



    Eric tricks a nice man into adopting a family of four, or maybe he's just a foster parent for three. We don't really know. He only meant to be a foster parent for one, but of course, Eric knew better. Or did he?



    Lucy finally decides to move out, and actually buys a run down house in her parents back yard, so she's not really gone. Or is she?



    And Mary is evil. She doesn't want to be married any more and abandons her baby son. That's not the way she was raised, however, so you can't blame the dysfunctional Camdens for her behaviour. While living at home, she was stalked, and lied to, and spied on, and tricked and manipulated and guilted into things, and finally was banished. But she was not raised to abandon her family. Or was she?



    Its hard to tell where these story lines are going, but they were all boring and insipid.moreless
  • Season 9 finale was good.

    10
    Season 9 concludes with this second part finale episode, and it's usual Camden goings-on. All in all, Season 9 was a vast improvement over previous seasons. It still had it's flaws, and increasingly weak(and sometimes downright odd)writing, but it was a step in the right direction. The show's finales are usually good, but season 9 ended without a bang, with a finale that is definitley it's weakest.



    Simon Camden. All season long, Simon has had his "sex" storyline. The first Camden to have sex outside of marriage. People treated him like he was a leper, when he was just a normal, red blooded, teenage boy. It was a great storyline, but as it sometimes goes with this show, they beat it into the ground, and you no longer care. Recently, Simon got back in touch with god and seemed to turn about his "man-ho" ways. In the finale, he tries hard to connect with new girlfriend Rose, without going that extra mile. Much to her chagrin. While it's too little too late to put any interest back in this story, it was nice to see Simon turning it down. And Rose. What to say?. Sexaholics anonymous, maybe?. Seriously, is she that desperate?. In one way, it shows that she must really care for Simon if she keeps coming back to him, instead of going off to get her honey from another bee. And the marriage thing?. Weddings are nice, but it seems that it is the show's mission to marry off every cast member. I wouldn't be surprised if in the last season they age Ruthie to 20, just so they can marry her off. I don't think Rose is long for this show, but it will be interesting to see what happens. But really, was Simon doing anything wrong?. While there is nothing wrong with being crazy about girls, he could of made some better decisions. Maybe taken it a bit more seriously. All I'm saying is that Simon was just a regular kid, and at this point in life, sex is a big issue. Especially when you get to college. College can be one huge adventure, and it showed that not even a Camden is immune to what can come with it. And I like that. Is he a bad person for what he has been doing this season? No. Could he have made better choices and been more caring for some of his conquests?. Yes. But going by the "Brotherly Love" episode, you would think you were watching a different series with how most of the family ganged up on Simon. Especially Martin's talk to Simon. Sex is sex. Wether you like it or not, it's there, and Simon chose a different path. Was he wrong?. No. This is not the perfect little "Leave It To Beaver" world when mom and dad slept in seperate beds next to each other. This is modern day, and the show(and the family)need to get with it a bit. And as usual, David Gallagher shows that he is the best actor among the younger set on the show.



    Lucy and Kevin. Move. Now. Right now. I know you just got a house, but move already. I know I was pretty bored with everything connected to Lucy and Kevin over the last half of the season. Are they going to move?. Are they getting a house?. Are they going to look at a house?. Will Lucy have time for Kevin?. Will Kevin get some alone time?. Back and fourth. You could miss a few episodes, and not be left out. It moved like molasses, and was hardly interesting. At least they got a house, and it sounds like it will be some work. It sounds like this could lead to some fun situations for season 10. Let's just hope the writers put some "oomph" into it, and not let it just wander aimlessly back and fourth like this season, because the second half of the season with these two seemed unending.



    Mary. Some people don't like it when they have big storylines for someone that isn't even there. I do because it keeps them in the loop. Mary was a huge character and a big part of the show, and they can't act like she no longer exists. I would prefer something better for Mary, and show that she still isn't having some troubles. There must be something else. Still, it makes for great drama and was far and away more interesting than any other storyline in these last 2 episodes. You knew it would break Annie's heart, and did, but you also understand why Eric lied about it in the first place. When she misinterprets what he is saying, and he saw the happiness in her face and voice, well, it would be hard for anybody to say what they really need to say. I don't believe a single word of there being some heat between Jessica Biel and Brenda. This was what became of Mary's character seasons ago, and it's just continuing the story. I just feel bad for Carlos. I look forward to seeing what comes of this. But I have to say that Mary and Simon have always seemed to be the most normal of the whole group of kids. Mary rebels and trashes the gym in protest. Okay, that was wrong, but she rebeled. She was a young kid. What young teenager doesn't go off the beaten path here and there and rebel?. People treated her like a criminal low life or something. What do Eric and Annie do?. They ship her off to live with "really old people". It makes you wonder how good of parents Eric and Annie are when one kid shows signs of actually being a teenager and they give up and ship her off. What would of become of Mary had she stayed home?.



    If Lucy and Kevin's ongoing arc was boring, then the Martin/Ruthie/Vincent triangle was coma inducing. If it isn't hanging around Ruthie, coming in and out from school, or talking about his dad, what place does Martin have?. Now that his dad is back and he's moving out, there seems to be even less of a place for him. I am not a fan of the Martin/Ruthie hook-up at all, and I hope it doesn't happen. It just doesn't gel with me. The whole 'does he like her' or 'does she like him' scenario has as much interest as Aunt Sally's corn removal. I never felt anything in this storyline, and I doubt there can be anything good to come from it. Neither one have chemistry together, and it's awkward. Martin isn't so much a character as he is a plot tool just to give Ruthie something. And therein lies the problem. Ruthie needs to break out of the boyfriend/dating thing and get something new. Anyone in need of something new on this show is definitley Ruthie. Bring back Robbie!.



    The rest is the George adopting the foster kids scenario, which was mostly filler. Even tho it sends out a good message. Help out when you can.



    In the end, "Mi Familia" was a bit better than part 1, and it continued with what part 1 started, but it doesn't make it rise above just being a sorta OK episode. No big earth shattering finale that'll make anyone wonder during the summer hiatus. It was decent, but nothing special or memorable in the least. It was a quiet end for a season that started off with a bang.

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  • The season 9 finale was not all it was hoped to be ofr me at least.

    8.7
    Simon Caamden has been the object of the season and now he is to be holy now , whats up with that, are they trying not to loose him now? And Martin being the 3rd in the party in Ruthie and Vincents relationship , now thats not like Ruthuie at all. And how Vincent wants out when things get serious? Who knows. Well its great that George wants to adopt and I really do hope it works out. Its almost like theyn are trying to keep the family in the show en=ven though celcillia is gone. Then best part of this episode was that Martins dad returns home from Iraq.moreless
Drake Johnston

Drake Johnston

Danny Davis

Guest Star

Kimberly Scott

Kimberly Scott

Greta

Guest Star

Lauren Storm

Lauren Storm

Christina Davis

Guest Star

Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson

Rose

Recurring Role

Megan Henning

Megan Henning

Meredith Davis

Recurring Role

Brad Maule

Brad Maule

George Smith

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Simon arrived at the Camden house with Rose, why did he knock? When he came home every other time he just walked in the door. So why knock this time?

    • Annie tells Lucy that Eric has never lied to her, but in the episode when Eric has open heart surgery, he tells Annie that he is sorry for lying to her about his heart and the surgery.

    • Why would the writers have pursued a major storyline about the unseen Mary's divorce all season, especially because the story line involves Carlos moving away to Puerto RIco with their son? Carlos is the most convenient way for the writers to write around Mary's absence. The only explanation is that perhaps the rumor is true that the producers are so upset with Jessica Biel that they are dragging her off-screen character through the mud. This makes sense because they simply could have recast the role, even if the actor playing Carlos wanted to leave.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Rose: What's for lunch?
      Annie: Sandwiches maybe you would like to help us.
      Rose: Thanks, but I don't really like to cook. I don't really like sandwiches either you think I could have some soup. Call me when it's ready. (walks out of the kitchen)
      Lucy: Yeah, I don't really like her either.

    • Annie: I'm losing a son-in-law whom I love and adore, and I'm getting...Rose?
      Eric: That which doesn't kill us makes us stronger.

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