The Best Episodes Directed by Bradley Gross

Pathetic

#1 - Pathetic

7th Heaven Season 6 - Episode 11

Annie quits her job at the private school without discussing it with Eric first, and he feels completely left out. Also, Mary tries to call Wilson and learns from his landlord that he has moved out of his apartment. Meanwhile, Simon uses Robbie's car to practice driving and he accidently gets him in trouble when Simon smashes into Matt's car. Robbie's brother, Ronald, stops by at the Camden home for a visit. Mary also gets an unexpected visitor--Ben, the fireman she kissed, who drops by unannounced for dinner. Lastly, Ruthie's old nemesis teacher Ms. Riddle returns when she starts working at Ruthie's school.

star 8.55
50 votes
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Loves Me, Loves Me Not

#2 - Loves Me, Loves Me Not

7th Heaven Season 4 - Episode 15

It's Valentine's Day and the Camden's are celebrating the day of love with a special party in honor of the twins first birthday. Eric and Annie fret over how to make the babies birthday a memorable one, while the rest of the family learn different ways of exchanging love on Cupid's Day. After finally gaining her parent's trust, Mary is allowed to spend a romantic dinner with Robbie, only to learn he has ulterior motives. Meanwhile, Simon and Deena confess to their parent's that they've given each other love bites. Also, Matt welcomes his ex-girlfriend Heather back into his life, threatening his relationship with Shana.

star 8.39
55 votes
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Chuckie's Back

#3 - Chuckie's Back

Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 2 - Episode 17

Chuck Wilson, Samantha Sanders' old sitcom co-star and Steve's childhood nemesis, transfers to West Beverly after being kicked out of private school. Steve is depressed when Kelly agrees to go to a dance with Chuck. Samantha orders Steve to be nice to Chuck in the hopes of persuading him to appear in a reunion movie. Chuck taunts Steve about being adopted, and reveals that he knew about the adoption nine years before Steve. Steve punches him, but takes all the blame for the fight so that Chuck will sign the movie deal. He is hurt that once again his mother has put her career ahead of him, and decides to search for his biological parents. Samantha backs out on the film after learning that her agent told Chuck about the adoption. Kelly stands up to Chuck and brings Steve to the dance, but a teacher kicks him out because he is suspended. Steve's friends see him off as he catches a bus to Albuquerque to search for his mother, Karen Brown. Everyone teases Donna about going to the dance with David, so she claims they are only friends. However, she kisses him in the middle of the dance floor and announces to everyone that she likes him. Music: 'Donna' by Ritchie Valens, 'Jingle Bell Rock' by Bobby Helms, 'Hey Donna' by Rhythm Syndicate, 'I Adore Mi Amor' by Color Me Badd, '2000 Miles' by the Pretenders.

star 8.36
135 votes
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Yak Sada

#4 - Yak Sada

7th Heaven Season 4 - Episode 3

Each of the Camden's are learning a lesson in equality as Annie and Lucy join together to protest the mistreatment of women in Afghanistan. Eric counsels a young couple about the importance of sexual equality in a marriage. Simon considers dropping out of a cooking class he enjoys because he is the only boy enrolled. Also, Mary helps Ruthie with her secret plans to defy convention and play on the school football team. Meanwhile, Shana confronts her long-lost father who abandoned her family 20 years ago.

star 8.09
89 votes
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Meeting Mr. Pony

#5 - Meeting Mr. Pony

Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 2 - Episode 25

The gang stays at the Peach Pit after hours to study for midterms. Brenda is left alone while Brandon and Dylan take out the recycling. A gunman enters through the unlocked door, holds a rifle to her head, and forces her to empty the cash register. Brenda puts on a brave front for family and friends, but suffers nightmares and behaves erratically. She has a flashback during a midterm, screams, and runs out of the classroom. A psychiatrist helps her begin to deal with her fears. Brenda reluctantly views a police line-up, resulting in the arrest of the 17-year-old gunman. Music: 'Let the Good Times Roll' by Shirley and Lee, 'Mountain of Love' by Johnny Rivers.

star 7.95
127 votes
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Surprise!

#6 - Surprise!

7th Heaven Season 5 - Episode 10

Despite the disapproval from the rest of the family and his own hesitations, Eric takes in Mary's ex-boyfriend Robbie Palmer (Adam LaVorgna) to live with the Camden's for the night after learning that he's homeless. Matt also shows up unexpectedly after being kicked out of his apartment by John, who needs quality time with his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Mary calls home again and hears Robbie's voice on the other end and assumes he's dating Lucy now. Also, John proposes to his girlfriend Priscilla in front of Matt.

star 7.78
77 votes
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The Tribes That Bind

#7 - The Tribes That Bind

7th Heaven Season 3 - Episode 13

Lucy is spending the weekend at camp 'All By Myself'. It turns out everyone at the camp has to spend the weekend all by themselves without talking to anyone. Ruthie is angry with classmate Bobby Tripp because he keeps making fun of her since he accidently saw her underwear. Now, Ruthie decides to make him realize what he did was wrong by starting a war: Camdens vs. Tripps. The church's women group throws a baby shower for Annie. Eric and Matt have lunch with Morgan and John Hamilton. The manager of the restaurant doesn't serve Morgan and John their meal because he doesn't serve black people.

star 7.57
82 votes
Somewhere in the World It's Christmas

#8 - Somewhere in the World It's Christmas

Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 4 - Episode 15

The Walshes plan to spend the holidays in Hawaii, but their plane experiences mechanical problems. They are forced to fly back to Los Angeles and make an emergency landing. Dylan receives a surprise visit from Suzanne Steele, his father's former lover, and her 12-year-old daughter. The duo recently lost its home in Iowa to a flood, and decided to take a road trip as a distraction. Suzanne reveals that Erica is Dylan's half-sister. He is initially skeptical, but decides to give them the benefit of the doubt. Kelly boycotts Mel's Christmas party, but he comes through for her when she has a dental emergency. David gives Donna the cold shoulder for refusing to sleep with him. He breaks up with her on Christmas Eve. Andrea worries about proper protocol as she prepares to attend Midnight Mass with Jesse's family. Music: 'The Christmas Song' by Aaron Neville.

star 7.48
98 votes
Peer Pressure

#9 - Peer Pressure

7th Heaven Season 7 - Episode 8

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).

star 7.45
105 votes
Mexican Standoff

#10 - Mexican Standoff

Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 2 - Episode 27

Brenda upsets her father by consistently violating her curfew. She promises to demonstrate more mature behavior. Jim and Cindy agree to let Brenda join Dylan for a weekend in Mexico. Brenda falls asleep while watching a movie at Dylan's, and doesn't come home until 4 a.m. Her parents forbid her from taking the trip. Dylan encourages Brenda to stand up for herself, but she instead tells Jim and Cindy that she is spending the weekend at Kelly's house. Brenda pushes Dylan away when she discovers that he took a girl to Baja during their summer separation. They soon make up but run into problems with customs. Brenda does not have any identification because she has yet to replace her stolen license. In order to re-enter her country, she must call Jim and have him come vouch for her. Dylan's older friend, the handsome Jake Hanson, is hired to build a wedding canopy for Jackie. His presence cheers Kelly, who had been in a funk about the wedding and her new family. Jake and Kelly have dinner together and share a kiss. Kelly's involvement with Jake forces Steve to realize that he must move on. Music: 'Runaway' by by Del Shannon.

star 7.25
130 votes
The Back Story

#11 - The Back Story

Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 3 - Episode 8

Brenda, Donna, Kelly, Steve and David prepare to take the SAT. Brenda constantly argues with Kelly and also gets into hot water with her parents when they learn that she has been smoking since the Paris trip. Beth Nielson, a young producer from the tabloid show Back Story, seeks Brenda's help in putting together a story about Beverly Hills teens. The piece is intended to correct misconceptions, but Beth's boss deems it boring. She re-edits the story in a way that makes it seem that Brenda insulted and spilled dirt about all her friends. Everyone stops talking to Brenda, but Beth (who quit her job in a crisis of conscience) comes to her defense. Brandon is hesitant to ask out Nikki because she is just a sophomore. She gets on his nerves by following him everywhere, but they eventually kiss. Dylan decides to bypass the SAT to visit his father in prison. Jack warns Dylan to make provisions for his future, and convinces him to take the test at a nearby high school. A West Beverly graduate offers Steve a master key to the school. Music: 'Baby, Baby, Baby' by TLC, 'Why Do Fools Fall in Love?' by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, 'Like to Get to Know You' by Spanky and Our Gang.

star 7.21
184 votes