7th Heaven

Season 7 Episode 8

Peer Pressure

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 11, 2002 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Eric and Rabbi Glass (guest-star Richard Lewis) pay a visit to the church to spy on the new associate pastor (Jeremy London). Meanwhile, Ruthie is in big trouble when she's caught slow dancing with her boyfriend when she's supposed to be babysitting Sam and David. Meanwhile, Lucy asks Simon to dig up some information on Roxanne during his ride-along with her and Kevin in their patrol car. Lastly, Kevin has some explaining to do to Lucy after he runs into his ex-wife (guest-star Mindy Burbano).moreless

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Mindy Stearns

Mindy Stearns

Mindy/Mindy Kinkirk

Guest Star

Ashley Solomon

Ashley Solomon


Guest Star

Todd McKee

Todd McKee


Guest Star

Oliver Adams

Oliver Adams

Jake Davis

Recurring Role

Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis

Rabbi Richard Glass

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When Sam and David came into Ruthie's room, Ruthie asked if mom had left. They said she did, but the next minute, she was down stairs talking to Eric and Rabbi Glass, but she was supposed to be gone already.

    • When Ruthie is talking to Yasmine in this episode she says she is just getting to know her and she is sorry if she affended her, but Ruthie meet her last year ruthie meet her so she must have known her then?

    • NITPICK: Don't you think its odd that Kevins ex-wife who lives in New Zealand would meet up with Kevin in a small town like Glen Oak?

    • When Lucy runs into the house after talking to Kevin, she leaves her school books out on the porch where she left them. She never goes back to get them.

    • When Eric and Rabbi Glass were arguing on who is going to drive to the hospital when neither two are in good condition, why didn't they just ask Chandler (who was right inside th church) to drive?

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Lucy to Kevin: Is she pretty?
      Kevin to Lucy: Luce, don't do this

    • Rabbi Glass to Eric: "This is a very hostile home. Whoah. No wonder you have heart problems. Man."

      Chandler to Rabbi Glass: "We really enjoyed your sermon last week. So few Protestants get the opportunity to learn about Kosher laws." (Eric looks surprised)

      Yasmine to Ruthie: "I'm impressed. I've never met anyone who developed such skills at make up at this age."

      Ruthie to Yasmine: "I've watched Mary and Lucy for years."

      Yasmine to Ruthie: "And has it paid off? All that make up, I mean?"

      Ruthie to Yasmine: "Have you seen Kevin. It totally paid off... it helps believe me."

      Eric to Rabbi Glass (Hearing Chandler speak great): "You were saying?"

      Rabbi Glass to Eric: "On top of everything else the kid has got a nice head of hair."

      Eric to Rabbi Glass: "So?"

      Rabbi Glass to Eric: "So, can you drive me to the hospital?" (Eric surprised checking his chest)

      Eric to Rabbi Glass in Hospital: "I'm sure everything is fine."

      Rabbi Glass to Eric: "Oh, you believe that guy?"

      Eric to Rabbi Glass: "That guy is head of the emergency room, and he worked with the emergency cardiac unit for years."

      Rabbi Glass to to Eric: "He's 12."

      Eric to Rabbi Glass: "He's 37, I asked him."

      Doctor to Rabbi Glass: "I need to run some tests?"

      Rabbi Glass to Doctor: "'T' word?! Tests?!"

      Doctor to Rabbi Glass: "No, everything with your heart looks pretty good, but--"

      Rabbi Glass to Doctor: "'Pretty good, but?!', 'Pretty good, but?!'? You can't say that?, 'Pretty good, but?!'"

      Rabbi Glass to Eric: "He said 'pretty good, but!?'. Eric, my whole life is flashing. It's flashing before my eyes. Particularly thoughs days when I had, like, the red meat, you know, and the butter fat." (To the doctor to cover up) "But never, you know, in the same meals, of course..."

      Eric to Chandler: "We're gonna say you called me and asked me to come down to the church and help you with your sermon because my wife is gonna know why I was there."

      Chandler to Eric: "Would I come here to you?"

      Eric to Chandler: "Let's not get logic into this, ok?"

      Simon to Kevin: "You know there's a reason why Lucy gets left out and told about stuff last. She's... crazy."

      Lucy to Kevin: "Did something go wrong on the ride-a-long?"

      Kevin to Lucy: "Yes."

      Lucy to Kevin: "I was kidding."

      Kevin to Lucy: "I know."

      Lucy to Kevin: "Were you kidding?"

      Kevin to Lucy: "No."

  • NOTES (13)

    • Peg Phillips (Mrs. Hinkle) died November 7, 2002 of Lung Cancer.

    • In Germany this episode is known as,A Secret Mission, translated.

    • Barry Watson (Matt Camden) does not appear in this episode.

    • In the first airing this episode earned a 4.8 rating (or 7.8 million viewers), leading the WB and earning a 71st place for the week nationally.

    • Richard Lewis reprises his role as Rabbi Richard Glass after his five episode appearance at the end of last season.

    • Geoff Stults (Ben Kinkirk) does not appear in this episode.

    • Ashlee Simpson (Cecelia) does not appear in this episode.

    • The beginning of this episode was similar to a comedy show in that the prolouge was in the form of a teaser, something that has nothing to do with the rest of the episode.

    • This is the last episode featuring Adam LaVorgna (Robbie Palmer). He has left the 7th Heaven series permanently. He will no longer be in the opening credits. His character did have lines in the next episode Lost Souls, but they were later replaced by the Roxanne Richardson (Rachel Blanchard) character saying the lines. No explanation was ever given for his departure other than the fact that both sides agreed the parting was "mutual", according to Spelling TV executives.

    • Former show star Barry Watson, who played Matt Camden has been undergoing treatment for Hodgkin's Disease, a form of cancer. Although the diagnosis prevented from appearing on screen with the show he joined the show as a story editor. This is the first episode he wrote by himself.

    • Guest-star Mindy Burbano, is the Entertainment Reporter for The KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles- The WB's affiliate station.

    • Jessica Biel (Mary Camden) does not appear in this episode.

    • Ashlee Simpson (Cecelia) does not appear in this episode.