7th Heaven

Season 1 Episode 7


Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 04, 1996 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Mary un-invites her family to an important basketball game of hers, rationalizing that it will only make her more nervous. Unsure of what to do with themselves at that point, the family must find another way to spend their day. Most notably, Lucy loses track of her younger siblings while baby-sitting, and Eric attempts to coax a teenage drug addict back into rehab.moreless

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  • Great!

    Mary doesn't want anyone to go to her basketball game. Simon and Ruthie get lost after playing "Detective" outside. Lucy was in charge of watching Simon and Ruthie, but she was busy with Ashley, a popular girl, on the phone with Jimmy Moon. Matt gets fired from his job of tutoring after the girl he's tutoring kisses him. Eric sees Terry, a teen who had a problem with drugs. Terry finally says that he needs help. Everyone goes to Mary’s game, except Lucy. Mary’s team wins!

    This was a great episode! Drugs are really wrong! They are never helpful. I give this episode a 10!moreless
  • This was a good episode that showed the shows potential and what the show was all about.

    When MAry is soon to play her extremly important basketball game, she suddenly tell her family that they can't come for no reason at all. Well the news doesn't go well becsuse Lucy invited a popular girl at school to come watch Mary play and that ruined it for her. While that was going on Simon, Ruthie and Happy get lost in thier neighborhood while pretending to bne spies on the mail lady. After a day of being lost they eventually find thier way home with a litttle help of course. Whle they were gone Lucy their babysitter was talking on the phone with Jimmmy Moon and Ashley, the popular girl.moreless
Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis


Guest Star

Chuck Sloan

Chuck Sloan

Mr. Barret

Guest Star

Granville Sloan

Granville Sloan

Mr. Daniels

Guest Star

Matthew Linville

Matthew Linville

Jimmy Moon

Recurring Role

Christopher Michael

Christopher Michael

Sgt. Michaels

Recurring Role

Yunoka Doyle

Yunoka Doyle


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • When Eric goes into Simon and Ruthie's room you can see a crew member in the bottom left corner of the screen.

    • When Lucy goes outside to look for Simon and Ruthie, she doesn't close the front door.

    • The scoreboard at the end of the game shows period 2.

    • During Mary's basketball game, the first time they show the scoreboard, the other team has 56 points, but when they show it again later, they only have 54.

    • In this episode, it is said that Mary is the only freshman on the varsity team. Corey Conway is on the team and is mean to Mary because she is a younger freshman. Yet in the episode "With Honors", Corey is a senior along with Mary. (This is when Mary shares her sports award with Corey) So Corey should have graduated already! The show obviously aged Corey slower so that she wouldn't graduate before Mary in order to fit her into the plot.

    • The picture of the outside of the Camden kids' high school is a lot different than from later episodes when the kids are at school.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Simon: Dad just goofed up, that's all.
      Ruthie: Daddy doesn't goof up!

    • Lucy: C'mon! Sports aren't just about...sports.

    • Ruthie: So, what are we gonna do if we are not going to the game?
      Simon: We are not going to do anything. I'm going to play detective ... by myself.
      Ruthie: I wanna play .. I could be the bad guy.
      Simon: You make a terrible, terrible bad guy.
      Ruthie: Why?
      Simon: Because you smile too much ... and you are too easy to catch.

    • Matt: Mary's a team player. She has basketball to fit in. Simon already knows who he is, and Ruthie's.....five.
      Eric: You forgot Lucy.
      Matt: No I didn't. She's the one you need to worry about.
      Eric: Why's that?
      Matt: Well, because she always feels left out.

    • Eric: Hey, what punishment can I give Simon and Ruthie for wandering off the way they did?
      Matt: Hmm.....that's a tough one. Ruthie's so cute.
      Eric: Yeah. She reminds me so much of your mother. And Simon's so funny, it's hard to be mad at funny.
      Matt: You know, maybe you could not let them out of the house for a week.
      Annie: Nice try....not unless one of you wants to be locked up with them.

    • Simon: (in response to Eric and Annie kissing) How come you guys get to do that while we have to clean the bathroom?
      Eric: This is my reward for cutting the grass.
      Simon: Well, what do we get?
      Annie: You get to live here for free.

    • Ruthie: I want to go to the confession stand.
      Simon: It's not confession, it's concession. It's too expensive anyway.
      Ruthie: But I've got money from the tooth fairy.
      Simon: Oh. Well, then, will you buy me snacks too?
      Ruthie: Sorry. You have to lose your own teeth!

    • Terry: I guess you were right, I am a loser.
      Eric: You knocked on my door, you're not a loser.

    • Ruthie: You forgot our punishment, Daddy.
      Simon (to himself) Unbelieveable.

    • Annie: (to Eric) Will you act your age?

    • Eric: We've hit the motherload.

    • Lucy: I've got some good news and bad news.
      Ashley: I'm Ashley...I don't get bad news.

    • Eric: Listen, kids. Promise me you won't ever do drugs, okay? If someone offers it to you, don't ever take it.
      Simon: Dad, you've told us this about a million times.
      Eric: So I'm asking you again. Promise me.
      Simon: Okay. I promise.

    • Annie: So how was dinner with Lucy?
      Eric: I officially learned more about Jimmy Moon than I ever wanted to know.

    • Eric: Wandering away from the house is very, very dangerous. You two were very lucky that you found Sergeant Michaels.
      Simon: It wasn't luck, Dad. I flagged the guy down!

    • Eric: What do you think your punishment should be?
      Simon: Well....I think we shouldn't be allowed out of our rooms all day tomorrow. Not even for Church.
      Eric: Nice try.
      Ruthie: I like Church. It makes me feel good.
      Eric: You know, you're making this difficult, kid.

  • NOTES (2)

    • In this episode, Eric talks to Simon and Ruthie about drugs together, yet in Season 2 episode "Who Knew", Eric, Annie, and Simon all decide Ruthie is too young to hear about drugs.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of recurring star Christopher Michael (Sgt. Michaels)


    • Ruthie: I heard it on Scooby-Doo!

      She is referring to the famous cartoon series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?. It is a show where four teens and their dog, Scooby-Doo, solve many mysteries.