The BEST episodes directed by Burt Brinkerhoff

Love Stinks (2)
star
9.31
50 votes

#1 - Love Stinks (2)

7th Heaven - Season 4 - Episode 22

In the fourth season finale, Simon finds out the real reason why Deena wants to break up with him. Also Ruthie does her best to get back together with her old boyfriend Burt, while Lucy also tries to go after an old flame: Andrew Nayloss. Mary decides to take things slow with her relationship with Robbie and her life. Matt and Shana break up their relationship, but reconciles with Heather. At the end of the show, it shows Matt and Heather may have gotten married- but didn't.

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Gourmet Steele
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9.05
38 votes

#2 - Gourmet Steele

Remington Steele - Season 3 - Episode 12

Steele inadvertently goes undercover as the restaurant critic they've been hired to find, and who has incensed several restaurant owners with his blistering reviews.

Stemwinder (1)
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9.03
35 votes

#3 - Stemwinder (1)

Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Season 4 - Episode 1

The Agency suspects Lee and Amanda of selling out after a vindictive KGB agent traps them in a sting operation.

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Not on Our Block
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9.00
2 votes

#4 - Not on Our Block

Baretta - Season 3 - Episode 18

Resolutions (2)
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8.84
98 votes

#5 - Resolutions (2)

Magnum, P.I. - Season 8 - Episode 13

As Rick's wedding looms ever closer, Thomas continues surveillance on Linda to catch the psychopathic killer who is stalking her; T.C. faces a reconciliation with his estranged wife; Thomas gets surprising news about his theory that Higgins is really Robin Masters, as well as the true fate of Lily.

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Stemwinder (2)
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8.80
34 votes

#6 - Stemwinder (2)

Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Season 4 - Episode 2

Suspected of selling out to the Soviets, Lee and Amanda go into hiding after learning Lee is the target of an Agency D-1 manhunt.

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Do You Take This Spy?
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8.77
34 votes

#7 - Do You Take This Spy?

Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Season 4 - Episode 16

Before departing for their secret wedding ceremony, Lee and Amanda have to wrap up a case that involved an art theft and murder. They race to wrap up the case in order to be on time for the wedding ceremony.

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Steele in the Spotlight
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8.65
68 votes

#8 - Steele in the Spotlight

Remington Steele - Season 4 - Episode 17

The search for a singer from the fifties has unexpected, deadly consequences.

I Hate You
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8.50
145 votes

#9 - I Hate You

7th Heaven - Season 2 - Episode 9

Against Eric's wishes, Simon asks Mrs. Kerjesz (guest-star real life survivor, Rita Zoharm) to tell her story about being in the Holocaust in his class presentation. To form a strong sisterly bond, Mary and Lucy decide to hate Matt's new girlfriend for no good reason and end up hurting her feelings and breaking up with Matt. Also, Annie suffers heartache when Ruthie tells her she "hates" her for making her clean the walls in her room after scribbling crayons on them.

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... And Girlfriends (2)
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8.49
56 votes

#10 - ... And Girlfriends (2)

7th Heaven - Season 2 - Episode 22

In the second season finale, Eric and Annie are shocked and saddened that Mary might be pregnant after a talk with her doctor over the phone. Meanwhile, Matt makes an announcement that he is leaving home sooner than expected so he can begin a summer training program in Washington D.C. Although, Matt soon realizes that "The Colonel" was the real reason of how he got into the program and must decide whether he should take it or not. Also, Simon and Ruthie are despondent when Happy's original owner comes to claim her. The family then tries their best efforts into getting her back. Also, Annie's father, Charles and Ginger create a false engagement to discourage Eric and Annie when trying to rescue Happy with the rest of the family---but later on make the engagement real. Lastly, a big surprise is waiting in the wing for Eric and Annie as they discover something wonderful.

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The Color of God
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8.46
112 votes

#11 - The Color of God

7th Heaven - Season 1 - Episode 5

When the Camden family learns that their friend, Reverend Morgan Hamilton's church was burned down by a racist group, they invite the Hamilton's to stay at their home. Meanwhile, Simon has his own problems when defending his friend Nigel after a racist comment is made to him at the playground. Also, Matt, Mary and Lucy have a hard time when trying to develop a good relationship with the older Hamilton children, Keesha and John. Lastly, Eric and Annie do their best to help Morgan and his wife Patricia get through their marital problems while Ruthie and Lynn are having fun as 5-year-olds.

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Legend of the Lost Art
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8.37
86 votes

#12 - Legend of the Lost Art

Magnum, P.I. - Season 8 - Episode 10

Higgins wants Magnum to find the "Lost Art of the Ancients", a priceless ancient scroll from a fallen civilization, that could spell disaster if it should ever fall into the wrong hands. But the search for the long-lost artefact is laced with abduction, danger and deceit, as an old flame of Magnum's, a foreign double agent, and a ruthless rival of Higgins' are all out to find the scroll as well, and the dangerous path to unearthing it could ultimately lead to death...

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With This Hart, I Thee Wed
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8.25
6 votes

#13 - With This Hart, I Thee Wed

Hart to Hart - Season 4 - Episode 2

The Harts witness a murder when the spiritual mentor and bridegroom of Jennifer's aunt meets an untimely death.

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ALF's Special Christmas (2)
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8.20
215 votes

#14 - ALF's Special Christmas (2)

ALF - Season 2 - Episode 13

ALF is still in the hospital with Tiffany and Mr. Foley. He convinces Tiffany to help him get back to the Tanners, but changes his mind when he hears about Tiffany's condition.

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Redeeming Love
star
8.14
7 votes

#15 - Redeeming Love

Touched by an Angel - Season 4 - Episode 16

Monica tries to help a young mother overcome her drug addition. Meanwhile, Tess must help the parents learn not to enable their daughter in her drug life. The woman has to learn to be a real mother to her child.

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Utopia Now
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8.11
35 votes

#16 - Utopia Now

Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Season 3 - Episode 7

In the backwoods of Virgina, Amanda draws on her scoutting expertise to help her and Lee find utoptan communtty run by an outspoken tax reformer who may have more political change on his agenda.

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With a Little Help From My Friends
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8.08
91 votes

#17 - With a Little Help From My Friends

7th Heaven - Season 1 - Episode 12

To help preserve a woman's pride, Matt lies to his family and secretly helps an old Mrs. Bink (guest-star Eileen Brennan) around her house. Eric becomes very concerned when Matt begins to miss church and is skipping school with Mary to help Mrs. Bink when he won't tell Eric and Annie about his secret. Although, Annie is calm about everything and knows that there is nothing bad happening and that there is a good reason behind all of this. Meanwhile, Eric tries to help a homeless family by breaking things in his church so that they can work to make the money and keep them off the streets. Also, Lucy is a little depressed over the lack of enthusiasm over her 13th birthday and that her father won't let her have a boy/girl party. Although, Lucy gets her wish by the end, and a little surprise when she finds out that her boyfriend's friend likes her. Lastly, Happy finally delivers her puppies as the Camdens begin to sell them.

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Resolutions (1)
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8.04
93 votes

#18 - Resolutions (1)

Magnum, P.I. - Season 8 - Episode 12

Thomas ponders his future while paying a visit to his family in Virginia, where he unexpectedly meets his grandfather and considers an offer to be reinstated to the Navy; Thomas returns to Hawaii to ascertain whether former girlfriend Linda Lee Ellison is being stalked; Rick prepares for his wedding to Cleo; Thomas and Linda renew their relationship as he searches for her stalker; Thomas becomes increasingly certain that his daughter Lily may still be alive.

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Hide Away
star
8.03
257 votes

#19 - Hide Away

ALF - Season 3 - Episode 13

ALF is convinced gangsters are chasing the Tanners' houseguest.

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A Mate for Life
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8.00
84 votes

#20 - A Mate for Life

Beverly Hills, 90210 - Season 7 - Episode 3

Joan's daughter Lily comes to town to serve as maid of honor, and seduces best man Brandon. Nat, Brandon and Steve discover that Lily is an exotic dancer. Nat and Joan's wedding comes to a halt when she goes into labor. She refuses to have the baby until she is a married woman, so they tie the knot in the hospital hallway. Joan gives birth to a son, Frankie. Clare insists that she will never get married, as she couldn't bear to walk down the aisle without her mother. Touched by Joan and Nat's romance, she decides to be more receptive to the idea of marriage. Kelly befriends Jimmy, a hospice resident with an upbeat attitude. David moves into Mark's luxurious home. He tries to get another video contract after being dropped by MZA, and refuses to help Donna film the wedding. Valerie sees Kenny having lunch with his family and suspects that he has lied about his marital status. Music: 'Wedding Bell Blues' by The Fifth Dimension.

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Center of Attention
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8.00
1 votes

#21 - Center of Attention

Misfits of Science - Season 1 - Episode 13

El goes undercover as an incredibly talented basketball player (with some help from Gloria) to expose a crooked owner who is having his players throw their games.

Pack
star
8.00
2 votes

#22 - Pack

Lou Grant - Season 4 - Episode 3

Billie is given a tough time when she tours with a political candidate to conduct an investigation.

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And Everything Nice
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8.00
54 votes

#23 - And Everything Nice

seaQuest DSV - Season 2 - Episode 14

On the mainland, Lucas falls for a beautiful woman and asks to resign from his position, however plans change when she is suddenly kidnapped by terrorists in an attempt to take control of seaQuest.

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The Birthday Party
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7.91
96 votes

#24 - The Birthday Party

Dynasty - Season 1 - Episode 12

Blake learns about Krystle's "pawning". He doesn't tell her, but he starts frightening her with hints. Jeff now knows that his marriage to Fallon is only a part of a deal, and he does everything to embarrass his wife. Especially during a birthday party Blake throws for Cecil, when he yells out to everybody what he thinks of them. Ted still tries to get into Steven's life again. Matthew manages to pay the money back to Krystle, and she wants to buy her necklace back, but the pawner has already sold it.

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Alone Again, Naturally
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7.90
259 votes

#25 - Alone Again, Naturally

ALF - Season 3 - Episode 11

ALF mistakenly believes his cousin is living in Barstow, when he reads an article in the National Inquisitor.

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Deconstructing Harry
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7.88
8 votes

#26 - Deconstructing Harry

Touched by an Angel - Season 4 - Episode 13

Tess has an assignment to take a driver’s test and help the examiner. During the test, the examiner dashes into a funeral home and steals the ashes of her married lover. Tess becomes the accomplice in the crime.

Don't Take My Love Away
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7.84
126 votes

#27 - Don't Take My Love Away

7th Heaven - Season 2 - Episode 1

In the second season-opener, Eric and Annie renew their vows--- they are getting married again. The kids aren't really excited about the wedding, but Ruthie wants to wear a tuxedo. Mary is tired of walking in crutches, but is afraid she might fall if she doesn't use them. Lucy is still angry that Jimmy Moon is going out with Ashley now, but invites them to the wedding---she later UN-invites them. Matt and Heather are spending time together before she goes away to school. Simon decides to wait before moving in his new room in the attic. Eric helps a woman, Nora, talk to the guy who killed her husband a few years ago.

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It Takes Two, Baby
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7.83
87 votes

#28 - It Takes Two, Baby

7th Heaven - Season 3 - Episode 1

In the third season-opener, Annie is feeling a little depressed since she's 3 months pregnant. Ruthie is pretending to feel a little pregnant herself. Lucy is following the dating advices from 'The Rules' book she has. Matt moves in an apartment with three attractive girls. Eric is looking for the perfect 20th anniversary plan for Annie. Mary gets a lot of attention from guys, which makes Lucy jealous. Although, one of Mary's 'guy' friends asks Lucy out. Matt finally comes back home because of girl problems he was having with his new roommates. Simon's girlfriend is acting a little weird. Eric and Annie tell the kids they're having TWINS!

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Words
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7.82
85 votes

#29 - Words

7th Heaven - Season 4 - Episode 14

Reverend Camden helps a new family in the congregation who has a son suffering from Tourette's Syndrome. With the assistance of Simon, Simon sticks up for the boy at school when bullies pick on him. Meanwhile, Annie takes matters into her own hands when she horrifyingly learns from Lucy that Ruthie's teacher has reportedly been calling her "stupid." Simon unknowingly hurts Mary's feelings with something he said to her earlier, and Matt puts his girlfriend Shana on the silent treatment when he contemplates calling things off.

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My Back Pages
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7.81
224 votes

#30 - My Back Pages

ALF - Season 3 - Episode 10

Seeing Willie and Kate reminiscing over their old stuff in the attic and show the family film footage of them attending the Woodstock festival, ALF asks Willie about the 1960s, causing Willie to ponder if he abandoned the ideals he held during those years.

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Promises, Promises
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7.81
294 votes

#31 - Promises, Promises

ALF - Season 3 - Episode 6

Betrayed confidences cause a falling-out between ALF and Lynn.

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Vicious Cycle
star
7.80
5 votes

#32 - Vicious Cycle

Growing Pains - Season 7 - Episode 16

Maggie and Jason put Mike on the spot for Luke's curfew problems.

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Rumors of My Death
star
7.80
34 votes

#33 - Rumors of My Death

Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Season 4 - Episode 14

A skeleton with Lee's identification is found in a construction site, grounding the Agent when a copy of his high security passport goes up on the black market.

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The People vs. Orville Wright
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7.78
113 votes

#34 - The People vs. Orville Wright

Magnum, P.I. - Season 7 - Episode 21

Rick insists that Thomas searches for Ice Pick when he suddenly vanishes, seemingly pulling a disappearing act to avoid some information that could land him in very hot water. But when Rick is arrested for allegedly killing a hit-man that was contracted to murder Ice Pick, Thomas finds himself in the midst of an even more tangled investigation, especially when Rick doesn't deny any of the charges and gives a full confession...

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The Man of The Year
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7.76
15 votes

#35 - The Man of The Year

Matlock - Season 5 - Episode 15

Matlock is all set to be honored as the man of the year, but when his car breaks down and he's forced to ask his housekeeper for a ride, a simple twenty minute trip turns into a flat tire, a hostage situation, and an afternoon in jail.

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It Takes a Village
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7.76
84 votes

#36 - It Takes a Village

7th Heaven - Season 2 - Episode 16

When Eric helps his friend Reverend Morgan Hamilton secretly meet up with his wife's ex-husband Kevin, they are shocked at the outcome that he's paralyzed from the waist down. While covering for the Hamilton's daughter Keesha, Lucy unexpectedly goes on a double date with them. Soon Annie and Mrs. Hamilton bust the girls when taking Ruthie and Lynn to the movies. Back at school, Mary clandestinely dates one of Lucy's classmates.

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There Goes the Bride (2)
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7.76
82 votes

#37 - There Goes the Bride (2)

7th Heaven - Season 3 - Episode 22

In the third season finale, Eric counsels an engaged couple facing difficulties. Mary, Lucy and Simon learn the repercussions of forbidden love, especially Simon when he is caught in his bedroom alone with Deena kissing near his bed. Julie gets married to Dr. Hastings (Hank) and learns that she's pregnant. Also, Heather breaks up with her fiance after she learns he was cheating on her with another woman. Matt tries to save his relationship with Shana after he ran off with Heather, and does this through his pleading of forgiveness.

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In Praise of Women
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7.76
86 votes

#38 - In Praise of Women

7th Heaven - Season 3 - Episode 14

During a difficult labor, Annie asks Dr. Hastings for help. Lucy decides to break up with Jordan because she doesn't feel the same love for him as he feels for her. Simon continues to pray for twin boys. Happy is alone in the house causing some mess and trouble. Simon suddenly decides that he would ask his parent's if he could get his ear pierced. Matt is reluctant and scared about giving blood and also tries to calm everybody's tensions with the arrival of the babies. Lastly, Ruthie is the same as usual in this heart-warming episode; bad-mouthing the twins until they come.

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The Known Soldier
star
7.75
108 votes

#39 - The Known Soldier

7th Heaven - Season 6 - Episode 20

In this very special episode, prior to the death of Sgt. Morgan, Ruthie corresponds with the soldier by e-mail for a school project and she shares the letter with her family. Also, "The Colonel" drops by to tell Ruthie about Sgt. Morgan's death. Ruthie and Eric hold a memorial service in honor of Sgt. Morgan with actual Marine Corps. and family members of Morgan in attendance. In honor of the late Sgt. Morgan's service and commitment to his country, Eric asks everyone to advocate good deeds and go out into the commuity, as the family does. Also, Ruthie makes a video where she is singing Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" and is sending it to the Marine Corps. in memory of Morgan. EPISODE PHOTO

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... Are (2)
star
7.72
75 votes

#40 - ... Are (2)

7th Heaven - Season 5 - Episode 22

In the fifth season finale, Mary tries to right a wrong by explaining to Lucy that she never had "adult relations" with her sister's fiance, Jeremy. The only problem left is trying to convince Lucy. Also, Wilson unexpectedly drops by the Camden home from New York to see if he and Mary are really over by finding out her answer. Also, James talks to Eric about him attempting to have an affair with Annie, as Serena comes clean with Annie about her trying to have an affair with Eric. Meanwhile, Robbie and Wilson set aside their differences so that they can talk about Mary. Lastly, Matt learns a few things when it comes to Cheryl's honesty when she doesn't tell her friends that she's dating him.

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The Boy Next Door
star
7.72
263 votes

#41 - The Boy Next Door

ALF - Season 2 - Episode 14

ALF befriends the Ochmoneks' belligerent nephew, Jake.

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Read the Mind -- See the Movie
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7.70
239 votes

#42 - Read the Mind -- See the Movie

Moonlighting - Season 1 - Episode 3

Maddie believes that a client's design secrets are being pilfered from the astral plane by a psychic.

Something's Wrong with Me
star
7.70
356 votes

#43 - Something's Wrong with Me

ALF - Season 2 - Episode 8

ALF gets a severe case of hiccups after being excluded from Dorothy and Whizzer's wedding party.

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Prime Time
star
7.70
399 votes

#44 - Prime Time

ALF - Season 2 - Episode 5

The Tanners become a TV-ratings family and ALF decides to rig the system so that his favorite program becomes a hit.

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Lost
star
7.70
76 votes

#45 - Lost

7th Heaven - Season 6 - Episode 9

Mary and Lucy seek their parents for expertise in matchmaking and ask their parents to find new boyfriends (and potential husbands) for the both of them. Robbie argues with Joy about spending so much time together when she insists on seeing him right away. Meanwhile, Simon and Matt are looking for girls the old-fashioned way- using the twins as adorable bait to attract women, but doesn't go as quite planned. Lastly, Robbie unknowingly becomes the key to finding Joy's missing younger brother, Joseph when he finds a stray dog in the street that belonged to him.

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Here We Go Again
star
7.69
80 votes

#46 - Here We Go Again

7th Heaven - Season 5 - Episode 1

In the fifth season-opener, big changes are afoot in the Camden household this fall as Eric is distressed by the fact that his daughter Mary has opted to postpone college in favor of a little soul searching and the glory of minimum wage. Mary decides to buy a car. Also, Annie leaves Eric with a handful at home so she can complete her teaching degree. Meanwhile, Simon attempts to fit in with the treacherous terrain of high school, and Lucy looks forward to ruling the school as a senior. Lucy can't wait to start a relationship with Andrew Nayloss, except he hasn't come back from summer vacation yet. Meanwhile, Heather and Matt's on-again-off-again relationship threatens to be off-again--- permanently. Matt considers the pre-med track at college and Ruthie learns that she will have to spend another year with her despised third grade teacher, Ms. Riddle.

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The Tattle Tale Heart
star
7.69
86 votes

#47 - The Tattle Tale Heart

7th Heaven - Season 4 - Episode 1

In the fourth season-opener, it introduces "The Colonel" (guest-star Peter Graves) and Grandma Ruth (guest-star Barbara Rush) back in the Camdens lives as they just returned from being out of the country for six months. Simon surprises his grandparents with his new haircut. Matt decides to move out of the house and gets his own apartment with his friend John Hamilton. Aunt Julie's new husband Hank (guest-star Ed Begley Jr.) gets Matt a job at his hospital working in the cafeteria. Also, a big surprise happens when Eric begins to suffer a mild heart attack due to the stress from his job. Eric spends a few days in the hospital with the support from his family. Within the coming weeks he must take things slow awhile recovering.

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Chances... (1)
star
7.68
79 votes

#48 - Chances... (1)

7th Heaven - Season 5 - Episode 21

Mary returns home back to Glenoak for the summer to spend some time with her family, but fears about being together again with Robbie, who's a bit on edge. Meanwhile, Eric and Annie are recipients of what may or may not be advances from unmarried acquaintances (Serena & James). Simon also has his problems with his ex-girlfriend Deena when they both see that the still have feelings for each other, even though she has another boyfriend and has to choose. Also, Matt agonizes over telling his family about his new relationship with Cheryl, but soon decides to tell them all. John and Priscilla are also having trouble again with an unfortunate obstacle with her parents, but they decide to come to their senses and allow the two kids to have their wedding with their help. Lastly, Lucy surprises herself and others when making a proposal to Jeremy and the possibility of going to college in New York with Jeremy. Although plans change when Mary allegedly tells Robbie and soon the rest of the family

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A Matter of Choice
star
7.68
36 votes

#49 - A Matter of Choice

Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Season 4 - Episode 21

Lee is consumed with capturing an old nemesis who killed two of Lee's top contacts and now plots to sell Stealth radar plans to Tehran.

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Stairway to Heaven
star
7.67
269 votes

#50 - Stairway to Heaven

ALF - Season 3 - Episode 2

In a fantasy sequence, ALF's guardian angel shows him what the Tanners' lives would be like without him.

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