7th Heaven

Season 5 Episode 12

One Hundred

3
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 29, 2001 on The CW
9.2
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Eric fears the worst when he learns that Mary is on her way back to Glen Oak, presumably to meet Robbie in secret. While he heads out on a mission to find some answers, the rest of the family prepares a big surprise at home, but they are interrupted by some unexpected drama. Elsewhere, Lucy is stuck baby-sitting Mike's emotionally troubled mother, while Matt and Simon drive Mrs. Bink to the hospital - then spend the entire day following her around.moreless

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  • The 100th episode rocks!

    10
    I loved this episode! It's Eric's birthday and Annie tries to get him out of the house. Mary returns. Lucy decides to become a minister and helps Mike and his mom. Matt and Simon acompany Mrs. Bink at the hospital. Robbie helps out around the house. Ruthie finds Mercy at their doorstep and Annie finds out that Johnny left her there because he and Frankie are getting a divorce. There is a big party at the Camden's house for Eric. I loved seeing all the recurring guest stars at the party and trying to recognize them. The theme song was sung at the party and was very good. I just loved this episode and was a perfect 100th episode for the series! 10 out of 10!moreless
  • Great episode

    9.4
    It was great how they all knew that Mary was coming home except for Eric. They did great at making it look like she ran away and that nobody knew that she was going to come home just for a visit not becaus she ran away. This was a great episode. I couldnt believe that they all knew that Mary was just coming home for a visit because they all made it seem like they didnt know she was coming home. This was just a great episode. It was cool how you didnt know that it was Erics birthday untill the end of the episode. It was just a great episode.moreless
  • Annie keeps trying to get Eric out of the house,and Eric finds out that mary has left thhe Colonel's house and is coming home and knows that Robbie has something to do with it. In the end the family gives Eric a party,Lucy wants to be a minister.moreless

    10
    Annie wants Eric out because is "spring cleaning " even though itis winter.Eric has his own problems when he finds out that Mary left the Colonel's and is coming home and he knows that Robbie is involved.At home all the kids have chores while Ruthie is doing her chores she hears a crying outside and she finds Frankie and Johnny's baby Mercy outside,meanwhile Lucy is staying with Mikes near catonic mother and she gets her to speak.Eric finds out mary is home for his suprise party before it lucy says she wants to be a minister and inside he finds the people he has helped over the years.moreless
  • annie tries 2 get eric out of the house and meanwhile he tries to ifgure out y mary\'s cuming bak into glenoak.

    9.8
    annie wants eric out of the house so she can do her spring cleaning. however he is too pre occupied with why mary ran away from the colenel and ruth. he has made him self crazy wanting 2 kno where she is why she left. personally....eric is like......manic!!



    meanwhile ruthie finds a baby at their front doorstep and aasks to keep it. annie then finds out that the baby belongs to frankie and johnny. so she goez 2 talk with johnny and he tells her there were sum problems he was having difficulty finding the answer 2.



    on the other hand eric goez 2 meet mary at the airport and he\'s completely manic but then mary tells him the reason she flew bak was for eric\'s birthday. he had forgotten his birthday. i cant believe he had thought mary ran away from the colenel and ruth. so....underestimating



    anyway when he gets home his whole family surprises him with a surprise party and when he walks into the living room he sees all the ppl he helped in the past. sum of then i even recognized from the season\'s b4.



    anyway.........happy birthday eric!!!!moreless
Nathan West

Nathan West

Johnny

Guest Star

Ellen Crawford

Ellen Crawford

Mrs. Pierce

Guest Star

David Glen Eisley

David Glen Eisley

Don

Guest Star

Eileen Brennan

Eileen Brennan

Mrs. Gladys Bink

Recurring Role

Barbara Rush

Barbara Rush

Grandma Ruth Camden

Recurring Role

Sam Saletta

Sam Saletta

George Camden

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Eric's assumption that Mary has "run away from the Colonel and Ruth" doesn't make any sense. Eric knows that George and his parents know about Mary coming home, because George accidentally told him over the phone. It doesn't count as "running away" if the guardians know about it.

    • When Johnny walks into the pizza place, Mercy turns her head to look at him, but when the camera angle changes, her head is facing the other way.

    • At the end of the show when Eric walks in the door and the family surprises him, he opens the door but never reaches back to close it, and we never hear it close either. Later, they all go into the living room for the party... this was in January with the door open--- it must've been a "cool" party.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Lucy: Your mother spoke to me.
      Mike: What? That's great! She spoke? That's unbelievable!
      Lucy: She told me she wants you to put her in an institution. It's not great!
      Mike: Why would my mom want that?
      Lucy: I think the reason she hasn't been talking is because she thought that not talking to you would drive you away or make you put her away.
      Mike: I don't understand.
      Lucy: I think your mom blames herself for your suicide attempt and your father's death.
      Mike: She said that?
      Lucy: She didn't have to. A couple years ago, a friend of mine died in a car accident. She was on her way to pick me up, and the next thing I knew, she was dead, and her sister was in the hospital. I was convinced that the accident was all my fault. I was so sure that the accident was all my fault, I couldn't even bring myself to go to her funeral. I kept thinking that if she hadn't been on her way to pick me up, she'd still be alive. I felt so guilty. To be honest, even today, I still feel a little guilty.
      Mike: What are you getting at?
      Lucy: If my friend were alive, the one thing I would want her to hear from her is forgiveness. I would want her to tell me that it was not my fault. Maybe that's selfish, I don't know. And I know that my experience is nothing compared to what you and your mom have been through, but guilt is guilt, and guilt is a very powerful thing.

    • Mike: (to his mother) I need to talk to you, and I need for you to really hear me. I'm not putting you in a hospital. Not now, not ever. If you won't talk to me for the rest of my life, I still won't ever do that. I love you unconditionally, forever, and nothing you do will ever change that. (long pause) Mom, Dad did what Dad did. He killed himself. He did it. Not me, not you. He made the decision and just did it. It wasn't your fault. He had problems, and he chose death as a solution. It was a bad solution. Actually, it's no solution. Death solves nothing. It only leaves pain and torment for everyone you leave behind. Dad was selfish, and it was wrong. I know this because I was selfish. I was wrong. I tried death myself. I tried it. I tried to end my life. Me, not you. Me. I took the pills. I drank the vodka. I locked the door, and I waited to die. I gave up on life. Me. Not you! I failed. I, I, I! Not Dad, not you, not anyone. I thought giving up would be easier than getting over Dad. I was wrong, and it was not in your power to stop me. I'm sorry, but that's the truth. I have free will. I just exercised it in the wrong direction. I want to see you embrace life and stop feeling badly. You've done nothing but be a great mom. I'm so lucky to have you in my life.
      Mrs. Pierce: (long pause) So…you forgive me?
      Mike: There's nothing to forgive. You didn't do anything but love me and Dad!

    • Annie: I have a great idea. Why don't you go to the church and finish your sermon, where it's quiet and you can think?
      Eric: Hey, I've got a great idea. Why don't you tell me why you want me to go to the church and finish my sermon?
      Annie: You don't have to go if you don't want to.
      Eric: Okay.
      Annie: (pauses) You have to leave. I am cleaning the house today, and you will just get in my way.
      Eric: You've cleaned before, and I haven't gotten in your way.
      Annie: True. But today, I'm cleaning from top to bottom. Spring cleaning.
      Eric: It's winter.

    • Ruthie: (fixing herself a snack) All that cleaning sure makes you hungry.
      Annie: Baby cereal and bananas?
      Ruthie: It's really good. (takes a big bite) Want some?
      Annie: You know, on a normal day, I'd have plenty of time to figure out what it is you're up to, but today is a very busy day--so what do you say you give me a break and tell me what's going on?

    • Annie: So basically, this is about your pride. Pride is not a luxury that you can afford if you want to keep your baby. You have to talk to your parents.
      Johnny: I can't. They said they would never forgive me. They won't talk to me.
      Annie: Yes, they will. I spoke with them earlier on the phone. They want to talk with you, they want to help. So now, all you have left to do is swallow your pride, get up off that bench, and go and call them. We can go back to Pete's and call them.
      Johnny: It's not going to be easy.
      Annie: Being a parent never is. Let's go.

    • Annie: Who would leave a baby on our doorstep?
      Ruthie: God.
      Annie: That's sweet, but I think God had a little help on this one.

    • Robbie: What's that pizza lady's baby doing here?
      Annie: You've seen this baby?
      Robbie: Yeah, at Pete's Pizza.
      Annie: Frankie and Johnny.
      Robbie: Yeah, that's her name. Frankie. She works at Pete's and brings the baby in with her sometimes.
      Annie: Are you sure this is her?
      Robbie: No offense, because all babies are beautiful, but I'd recognize that head anywhere.

    • Eric: I still can't believe I forgot my birthday!
      Ruthie: You're old. Old people forget stuff.

    • Lucy: (as Eric opens Lucy's acceptance letter to seminary school) Happy birthday, Dad. I know what I want to be. I'm going to study theology and become a minister. Just like you. Well, I hope I'll be as good as you--I'm gonna try. I found out a while ago, but I wanted to save it and give it to you for your birthday. It was either that or a tie.

    • Eric: You were doing so well.
      Mary: I still am doing well.
      Eric: You know...I'm really happy to see you, but you're in a lot of trouble.
      Mary: Trouble?
      Eric: Running away from the Colonel and Ruth's to sneak off and see Robbie? Yeah, I think I'd qualify that as trouble.
      Mary: What? Dad, I didn't come here to see Robbie. I came here to see you. It was supposed to be a surprise. I mean, Mom thought we could get Robbie here and back to pick me up without you ever noticing.
      Eric: Wait a minute. Your MOTHER knew about this??
      Mary: Everyone knew.

    • Eric: You can't go. You just got here. You have to come see the family.
      Mary: My flight was supposed to come in last night, but then it got snowed in and delayed and rerouted, and just...I have to get back for my class and work. Now I have commitments, and these days I'm keeping my commitments.

    • Mary: I love you, Dad.
      Eric: You came all the way from Buffalo just to tell me that? What a great present. (referring to how Annie secretly helped plan this whole thing) Your mom is something else.
      Mary: Coming home was my idea. Mom has something else for you at the house.
      Eric: Wow. What could top this?

  • NOTES (6)

    • This is the last episode featuring the Frankie and Johnny storyline.

    • Most actor/actress who've had a recurring role on the show appear in this episode in uncredited roles, including Sgt. Michaels, Lou, Julie, Hank, Wilson, Jimmy Moon, Deena, Rod, Jordan, and Heather.

    • This is the first time that the theme music was used within the duration of an episode. Peter Tork from The Monkees and his Rock & Roll band played the 7th Heaven theme song at the end of the episode at Eric's birthday party.

    • In Germany this episode is known as, "Honor, Whom Honor Been Entitled," translated.

    • Stephen Collins (Eric Camden) said in an interview that this was his favorite episode.

    • Ray Walston made his last television appearance EVER in this episode of 7th Heaven with his cameo role. He died on January 1, 2001 after the taping of 7th Heaven's 100th episode in November 2000. Ray Walston was first featured on 7th Heaven in the episode And the Home of the Brave playing Sgt. Millard. That episode aired in the shows 3rd season.

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