7th Heaven

Season 8 Episode 17

Two Weddings, an Engagement and a Funeral

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 23, 2004 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Annie's half-sister Lilly (guest-star Michelle Phillips) is getting married and wants their ailing father Charles to walk her down the isle. Annie worries that the wedding ordeal might be too much for her father. Meanwhile, Fred (guest-star Al Ruscio) and Mrs. Bink (guest star Eileen Brennan) attend premarital counseling with Chandler, but Fred's mother (guest-star Carol Arthur) tries to put a stop to the wedding because she thinks Mrs. Bink is a gold digger. Lastly, two mentally challenged people, Jimmy (guest-star Glen Poehlman) and Pat (guest-star Pam Rawuka) decide to get married after just one date together. The couple ask Chandler to perform the ceremony for them, but Jimmy's parents (guest-stars Dick Van Patten and Patricia Van Patten) try to put a stop to it.moreless

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  • Grandpa Charles dies.

    There were three parts to this episode. The first part was with Mrs. Bink and Fred. They want to get married, but Fred's family doesn't want him to. They elope. Chandler's first marriage is Mrs. Bink and Fred. The second part is with Pat and Jimmy. They want to get married, but since they are a little mentally challenged, Jimmy's parents don't want him to. They wanted to get married on the first date. Chandler helps out and says that he'll marry them as soon as they know they're ready. The third part is Lilly and Derrick. Lilly wants Charles to walk her down the aisle, even though he's very ill. Annie is upset about that. Lilly apologizes for thinking of herself. The Camdens learn that Grandpa Charles has died.

    This was a great episode! I liked all the stories! I think that Jimmy and Pat were cute together! It was sad that Grandpa had died, but they had to have that happen sooner or later because the actor, Graham Jarvis, had died in 2003. I really liked this epsisode and it gets a 10!moreless
  • This was very interesting and different.

    This was set up in parts so that is how i will write the review.

    Part 1: I was exited to see Chandlers first wedding. Finally Ms. Bink is settleing down and I am glad Chandler is doing the ceremony. Fred's mother and kids were jerks. It was funny to watch Chandler get beaten up by an old lady. I am glad Chandler asked Reverand Camden for help. It was fun to see Ms. Bink and Fred elope with the Camdens. This was great.

    Part 2: It was great to see someone Chandler helped back (Pat). Chandler handeled the situation well. He showe da lot of resect for Pat and was very pationt. I do not think he could have done better. I am glad that Ruthie brought up there is such thing as true love.

    Part 3: It was nice that Lilly is getting married but i wish they showed the wedding. What Annie did, going to the wedding after her father died and not telling anyone was amaizing. I think it was right she let Lilly have a good wedding day. I am glad Annie thought about what her father would have wanted. Lots of people forget to do this. I also wanted to see the kids expressions when they found out but it was nice to see the family looking at pictures togehter ans supporting Eric.

    Way to go Brenda and the 7th Heaven.moreless
Michelle Phillips

Michelle Phillips

Lilly Jackson

Guest Star

Nick Daley

Nick Daley


Guest Star

Kellie MCkuen

Kellie MCkuen


Guest Star

Beverly Garland

Beverly Garland

Ginger Jackson

Recurring Role

Eileen Brennan

Eileen Brennan

Mrs. Gladys Bink

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (13)

    • RESPONSE TO RESPONSE: That's what I meant. Annie was right next to him when he was crying on both of those occasions. ---COMPFUNK2

    • In response to the autopsy comment: Typically autopsies are only performed where there is a questionable or illegal cause of death. Otherwise the families have to pay a private pathologist to perform the autopsy. Funerals often occur just a few days after the death.

    • When Chandler wakes up to answer the phone, his quilted comforter looked like the ones that used to be in the attic bedroom.

    • Response to "breaking and entering" Mrs. Bink's house: It was established in 7x19: "That Touch of Bink" that Chandler lives with Mrs. Bink.

    • In the episode "Stuck in the Middle with You," Annie's father states that he will be buried next to his first wife, who is buried in Glenoak. In this episode it is said that he is being buried in Arizona, where he lives.

    • NITPICK: In the episode No Funerals and a Wedding we see that Annie's mother Jenny was buried in Glen Oak after she died. So why is Charles being buried in Arizona? Wouldn't it be commonplace for Charles to be buried next to his wife Jenny, or at least close by?

    • How did Annie, Lucy, Cecilia, and Ruthie get into Mrs. Bink's house and into her bedroom if she was asleep? It's illegal to just walk into somebody's house uninvited or without them knowing.

    • Why didn't it ever show Lilly's husband or any part of the wedding?

    • Why isn't Matt, Mary, or Simon here for the Grandfather's funeral? Why haven't we heard anything about Mary or Simon in forever?

    • NITPICK: Usually when someone dies, an autopsy is done then they are buried a week later. Unless it was stated in his will that he didn't want an autopsy and wanted to be buried a day later..

    • When did Cecilla move in? Throughout the entire episode, it was given the presence that she was now living with the Camdens.

    • IN RESPONSE TO GOOF ABOUT ERIC: He said that he was the only man to ever cry in front of a women, not "ever".

    • Apparently Eric is the only man (in the van) who has never cried in front of a woman, but he has cried in front of Annie on several occasions, including the episodes Bye (after sending Mary off on the plane to Buffalo) and It's Not Always About You (during his therapy session). --COMPFUNK2

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Mrs. Bink: (to Fred about her eloping with him in her pajamas) Take me as I am or don't take me at all!

    • Kevin to Lucy:"You have your grandfather's eyes."

      Annie to Kevin: "Yes she does and they are beautiful."

    • Eric: (to the guys in the car) "Let he among us who have never cried in front of a woman cast the first stone (all the guys look at each other) I'm the only one?"

      More quotes coming soon!

    • Peter to Chandler: "Fred's mom beat up Chandler."

      Chandler to Peter: "She didn't beat me up! She--she hit me."

      Peter to Chandler: "She beat him up."

  • NOTES (12)

    • This episode marks Beverly Garland's final television appearance.

    • Annie's mother and father both died the same way. They both died in their sleep.

    • On its original airing this episode scored 6 million viewers.

    • At end of this episode a tribute was made for Graham Jarvis (Charles Jackson) showing various pictures of him as a little boy and in his old age---acknowledging his death with a special reading at the end saying, "Husband, Father, Brother, Friend, Actor...You will be missed, but not forgotten. This showed that this episode was dedicated in memory of him.

    • This episode was split into three seperate relationship arcs. Segment 1 was over Mrs. Bink and Fred. Segment 2 was over Pat and Jimmy. Segment 3 was over the couple Lily and Derrick. The introduction in the episode was the only part of the episode that intertwined all 3 stories.

    • Oddly enough Al Ruscio (Fred) is 13 years older than Carol Arthur (Gertrude, Fred's mother) in the episode. Ruscio was born in 1924, Arthur was born in 1935.

    • This episode confirms the death of Annie's father, Charles Jackson. The story had to be written in over the unfortunate death of actor Graham Jarvis who played Charles Jackson. He died last April 2003.

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

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

    • David Gallagher (Simon Camden) does not appear in this episode.

    • The title of this episode parallels the Season 1 episode No Weddings and a Funeral, the episode in which Annie's mother had her funeral. It also parallels to the title of the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral.

    • In real life Dick and Patricia Van Patten are married. They have three children.


    • Episode Title: Two Weddings, an Engagement and a Funeral
      There was a movie with Hugh Grant and Andie McDowell called "Four Weddings and a Funeral"... the title could have come from that concept.