7th Heaven

Season 7 Episode 6

Regarding Eric

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 21, 2002 on The CW
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Lucy is asked by a developmentally challenged friend, Paul (guest star Gordon Billinger), to convince his parents to let him join a traveling troupe of puppeteers, "The Famous People Players". Meanwhile, Eric is feeling low because he is stuck at home recovering from surgery and really wants to get back to work despite doctor's restrictions, so Annie asks the kids to help make him feel needed by going to him with their problems. Ruthie takes this suggestion to heart and secretly tells Eric how he should be helping everyone with their romantic entanglements. His meddling leads to chaos for everyone involved. Lastly, Kevin learns that Ben is planning to extend his temporary stay in Glenoak.moreless

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  • Once again, fantastic!

    Eric feels unneeded. Simon is in love with Cecilia, but knows he can’t get her, so he tries to stay out of her way. Then Eric calls her over because Ruthie said to and now Cecilia thinks that she and Simon are best friends. Robbie thinks that Lucy and Kevin are telling him to stay away from Roxanne. Ben lies about staying in Glenoak and then moves back to Buffalo. Ruthie lies about one of her friends, saying that her parents abuse her, hoping that Eric will feel needed. Annie pities Eric and tells the kids to make him feel needed. Lucy helps Paul, a mentally challenged man, to join the Famous People Players, an organization who puts on black-light performances. It consists of people just like Paul. The only problem is that Paul’s brother and his wife are against it because they want to protect Paul. They finally change their minds and let him go.

    I liked this episode! I would hate to be Simon! Especially since she talked about her boyfriend and how cool he is. I also feel sorry for the family that Ruthie lied about. The police came to their door and they have no idea why, then they have to drive in a police car to the Camdens. That would be strange. I’m glad Paul got to do what he wanted. They were treating him like a child kind of. I loved this episode, so I will give it a 10!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Response: Actually the show says that Eric had been home for a month not a week. TV moves faster than actual life.

    • NITPICK: It's a little odd that one week after surgery Rev. Camden is up and about. Usually, it takes week for a person to fully recover after a heart surgery like Eric's.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Ruthie to Simon: "Your problem is Cecilia. You like her but you're too chicken to ask her out."

      Ruthie to Robbie: "Your problem is Roxanne. You like her, but like Simon you're too chicken to ask her out."

      Ruthie to Lucy: "And your problem is Roxanne too. You don't like her being Kevin's partner, and I'm guessing you don't want to see her become Robbie's new girlfriend."

      Ruthie to Kevin: "Your problem is that Ben isn't leaving today like he said he was."

      Ruthie to Ben: "And your problem is that Kevin now knows that your not leaving today like you said you were."

      Ruthie to Kevin, Lucy, Ben, Robbie & Simon: "Don't be stingy. Go to dad with your problems. Make him feel needed."

      Kevin to Ben: "I'm not coming home any time soon. I going to marry Lucy."

      Ben to Kevin: "Can't I just want to stay because I miss having my big brother around."

  • NOTES (8)


    • Regarding Henry: 1991 movie starring Harrison Ford on a man starting over again after a trauma.
      This episode title "Regarding Eric" is probably refering to the Harrison Ford movie "Regarding Henry" back in 1991. It's the story of a man who loses a connection with everything in his life after a shooting and has to restart his life all over again. This can refer to Eric starting over again after his heart surgery.

    • Paul: "My Dream"
      The official website of Paul's dream- The Famous People Players.