7th Heaven

Season 10 Episode 16

Moving Ahead

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 27, 2006 on The CW
9.2
out of 10
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104 votes
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Annie and Ruthie spend the day together to unwind, while Lucy's world becomes complicated by both professional and personal news, and Eric unintentionally shakes up things between Rose and Simon.

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  • Great episode!

    9.5
    Lucy gets a visit from Grandma Jenny. Lucy goes to the hospital and finds out that she's pregnant. Annie lets Ruthie stay home from school. Eric tells Simon that maybe he should find out more about Rose and her past. Simon and Rose start fighting, but make up. Eric talks to Rose and Rose misunderstands and thinks that Eric said to see her old boyfriend. Ruthie convinces Annie to get her a laptop and a cell phone. Some women are looking for Lucy because a woman has offered a half a million dollars to fund the teen mother's home if Lucy is leading it.



    This was a great episode! It was great seeing Grandma Jenny again! I'm glad that Ruthie is finally getting a phone and computer! For a while, I kept thinking about what Annie and Ruthie were talking about. This episode gets a 9.5 out of 10!moreless
  • M.H.D.F.E (Mental Health Day For Everyone)

    8.8
    The countdown to goodbye is getting lower and lower. It's starting to hit home even more with every passing episode. I still can't believe that the show is almost over. The countdown they always air almost ruins things. I know it's ending. I know the end is near. It's sad enough as it is, and they keep reminding us at the end of every episode. I'd rather not think of it. Even tho this is the end of the series, and whether or not a spin-off happens, I seriously don't think this will be the last time we see the Camden clan. The Camdens may not be the Brady's or the Walton's, but they are definitley like them in the fact that they can go on to do a reunion show here and there. Quite frankly, I would be stunned if we never saw the Camdens again. And speaking of a spin-off, this episode raised my, and others, eyebrows. I will get to what I mean by that in a little bit. I know I am not the only one mentioning this. But anywho, I am glad we got to see Alice Hirson come bye again as Grandma Jenny. This being the final batch of episodes, it would be nice to see as many familiar faces as we can. Her presence, her look, her voice, it just made this feel like an episode of old. I enjoyed that. Wished she had a bigger part than what she did. But I can't complain. I also can't complain about Martin(Tyler Hoechlin)not being around anymore. These last few episodes without him and Sandy have been better than the majority of the ones before it. It's more on the Camdens(but Rose is still around, unfortunatley), and therefore, it's just seemed better. But let's get on with this pretty good episode, shall we?...



    Lucy is asleep in bed with Kevin and the two dogs. Grandma Jenny comes to Lucy in a dream and the two have a pretty interesting conversation. Grandma Jenny's words to Lucy are kind of cryptic. They talk, and Jenny lets on that Lucy will have a lot of kids in the future. A lot?. Is Lucy going to follow in her mother's footsteps and have a lot of kids?. Grandma Jenny can apparently see into the future(I guess it's something that comes in handy when you're dead), and she tells Lucy that today is going to be a tough and challenging day. Then she's gone. Lucy is alive with wonder and worry over this. Tough and challenging?. What does the day hold in store for our little Lucy?. She wakes Kevin up(none too subtley, I might add)and bombards her parents with questions and worries over their plans for the day. Lucy hasn't been feeling well, either. Kevin thinks she is pregnant, but Lucy disagrees. However, she must feel there to be some truth, as she goes to see the doctor. She gets stuck in the packed waiting room, and Grandma Jenny pays her another little visit. In the meantime, something big is happening elsewhere in Lucy's abscense. A meeting for the proposal of a shelter for unwed pregnant teenagers is going on, and Lucy is picked as the prime person to run this operation. One old lady offers $500,000 cash(is she robbing banks on the side?)for the development of this shelter, if, and only if, Lucy is the one who runs the whole thing. The family hears the news and are frantic to get in touch with Lucy. When Lucy finally comes home, she is off. She reveals to Kevin that she is indeed pregnant, and he tells her the news about the shelter. Lucy isn't happy at first, because she doesn't know how she can do it. This is what Grandma Jenny was referring to when she spoke of Lucy having a lot of kids.



    This portion of the show was pretty good. Like I said, Grandma Jenny showing up was great and gave the show a nice feeling of nostalgia. But this whole storyline gave me the feeling of a set up for a possible spin-off. The baby isn't due until October, and the shelter is supposed to start in late summer. Lucy, a reverend, heading this big project, and expecting a baby that we won't see born on the original series?. It just reeks of a set up for their own show. I don't really mind them having their own show. I'm not eager for a heavy helping of Kevin every week, but I would certainly give it a chance if a spin-off came to pass. But I do feel it's a bit soon for a new baby. As I said in a past review, I didn't like how Lucy gave in to Kevin wanting another baby when it was clear that she didn't want one. It's still too soon, if you ask me.



    Elsewhere, Annie gives Ruthie the day off so they could go to this meeting together. Ruthie doesn't really want to go, and Annie doesn't either. They stay home and pretty much have a girl day. Doing the laundry and just talking and bonding. Ruthie has been in a bad funk here lately, and Annie figures she could use a day off. This part of the show was really nice and I liked Annie and Ruthie spending this kind of time together. It did veer into the annoying when they got into the whole talk about workers who made this and made that and so on and so on. As usual, the writers hit on something and continue to go over it until it becomes so overwritten and plodding. The teacher coming at the end, I felt, was unneccessary as well. This was a nice moment, and the teacher coming and finding out there was really nothing wrong with Ruthie kind of ruined it for me. The teacher may of had a point, but when does a Camden kid ever miss school?. Hardly ever. Skipping a day isn't going to hurt. And besides, it was for a nice cause. The whole teacher thing didn't need to exist. And, of course, the talk of getting Ruthie a cell phone and a computer. The Camdens enter the new age!. This was kinda funny. You wonder with what Annie said. Does every kid have a computer and a cell phone?. I'm not a kid, but I have a computer. Still working on that cell phone.



    Last, and certainly least, we come to Rose and Simon. This whole thing is so boring. Some have said that they hated Rose in this, but others say they kinda liked her. I was certainly ticked when she answered the phone and gave Eric lip. Needless to say, if Rose picked up the phone and talked to me that way, she would get an earful. Simon and Rose are going on about the Sandy thing. Rose talks with Eric again and the subject arises over her ex boyfriend. Eric digs deeper, as he does, and thinks that maybe there are still some unresolved things between them. Rose was even planning on inviting him to her and Simon's wedding. Hopefully this will be the final straw and Rose and Simon won't make it to the altar. Oh please Brenda, don't let them!.



    In the end, "Moving Ahead" was a pretty good episode. I liked it. It was by no means a great episode or a classic. Far from it. But it was good. Grandma Jenny was great. Now if only we could see Ginger again. I liked Lucy's storyline and the feeling it gave that the show will continue in some way. The Annie/Ruthie moments were nice with the few exceptions I already mentioned. I am interested in seeing what happens with Rose and Simon, but this was still the least interesting part to me. Oh, and one more thing. David Gallagher, you look better with more hair.moreless
  • Pretty good. Nothing much happened, except that we now know that Lucy and Kevin are having a second baby.

    8.6
    Nothing much happened, no excitement. But it was still okay. I like that Ruthie and Annie got to spend some time together. I liked that part when Ruthie can't stop talking about where her shirt and her dresser (and all these other things) came from and what other people had to do to make it be there right now. OMG, I hate Rose! She's such a B!





    I think 7th Heaven should have a reunion in October or something or have one last final episode when Lucy has the baby, in October. This wasn't one of 7th Heaven's best, but it was alright.moreless
  • lucy is pregnant again savannah is going to be a sister kevin is going to be a father again

    10


    lucy is pregnant again

    savannah is going to be a sister

    kevin is going to be a father again

    lucy is pregnant again

    savannah is going to be a sister

    kevin is going to be a father again

    lucy is pregnant again

    savannah is going to be a sister

    kevin is going to be a father again

    lucy is pregnant again

    savannah is going to be a sister

    kevin is going to be a father again

    lucy is pregnant again

    savannah is going to be a sister

    kevin is going to be a father again

    lucy is pregnant again

    savannah is going to be a sister

    kevin is going to be a father again

    lucy is pregnant again

    savannah is going to be a sister

    kevin is going to be a father again

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  • pretty good

    8.9
    This was ok. I think they dragged it on way way too long. This episode took forever to end and I would rather have watched something else. But i have to give it credit for the originality about how Lucy sees her grandma.



    Overall, it was ok actually, sad to see this series gone
Mary Wickliffe

Mary Wickliffe

Annabelle

Guest Star

Sara Van Horn

Sara Van Horn

Mrs. Carlson

Guest Star

Ethel Ayler

Ethel Ayler

Mrs. McCafferty

Guest Star

Alice Hirson

Alice Hirson

Jenny Jackson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • After 10 seasons, Eric and Annie, finally decide to come into the 21st century and get a computer with Internet connection, complete with e-mail, and cell phones too.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Jenny: (knitting) This started out to be a sweater for your grandpa, but too much work, you know, so I think it maybe will be an afghan for a gerbil.

    • Simon: (over the phone) But can you get me the addresses? The caligopher's waiting.
      Annie: Sure, I'll e-mail you.
      Simon: Thanks Mom! (hangs up) E-mail?

    • Lucy: I spent the day waiting to see my doctor, she says hello to your brother Ben by the way.
      Kevin: Forget about Ben, what else did she say?
      Lucy: Well you weren't wrong.
      Kevin: (Kevin's mouth drops open) We're?
      Lucy: (starting to cry) I just don't know how this happened, I mean I know, I just thought I'd have more time.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Alice Hirson reprises her role as the late 'Grandma Jenny'. Her last appearance was in the season 9 episode, "Honor Thy Mother".

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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