The BEST episodes directed by Harvey Laidman

Acts of Love
star
14.88
3 votes

#1 - Acts of Love

Knots Landing - Season 3 - Episode 20

Karen and Laura visit Richard in the hospital where he is getting better. Val makes a romantic dinner for Gary, but he says he has a meeting with Abby and a client and he promised she'd baby-sit Olivia. Upset, Val takes Olivia and they drive into the mountains. They eat at a diner, but she forgot her wallet, so she waitresses to pay for the meal. A truck has overturned on the freeway, so they have to stay overnight. The diner owner kisses Val, but she says she can't sleep with him. Meanwhile with Val away, Gary and Abby sleep together but he's consumed with guilt. Lilimae sees Gary's car at Abby's and waits up for him, but he doesn't come home. The next day, Val apologizes to Gary and says she'll be more lenient with his business. They hug, and Lilimae shoots Gary a look that could kill!

Man of the Hour
star
12.85
6 votes

#2 - Man of the Hour

Knots Landing - Season 2 - Episode 15

Jeff picks up the kids and Abby is afraid he has kidnapped them when she can't locate them. Jeff finally returns them and says they were camping. Ginger's sister Cindy visits, and gives Eric marijuana to hold for her. Sid finds it and is very upset. At a party, Cindy freaks out and runs into the ocean. Eric saves her, but she's in a coma. The doctor says the pot had angel dust in it. Eric is upset as everyone blames him, thinking it's his pot. Cindy finally wakes up, and tells everyone that it wasn't Eric's pot.

Expose
star
11.88
4 votes

#3 - Expose

Knots Landing - Season 3 - Episode 18

A publisher wants to publish Val's book, but Gary doesn't want her to since it airs his family's dirty laundry. Val agrees that she won't if Gary will only see Abby at KLMotors during normal working hours. Knowing this, Abby deliberately sets up a meeting at night, and convinces Gary he has to be there. Gary goes, so Val signs the publishing contract. Richard's boss tells him to set up another client party with prostitutes. Unaware that she's taping him, Richard tells a prostitute that his company is only using him as a pimp. The tape is played on the news, and his boss releases a statement that hiring the prostitutes was all Richard's idea and they had no knowledge of it. He then fires Richard.

Breach of Faith
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11.40
8 votes

#4 - Breach of Faith

Knots Landing - Season 2 - Episode 7

The neighbors throw a barbecue for Laura to celebrate her new success as a realtor. At the party, Richard paws Abby and Laura overhears them planning to meet later. Laura later tells Richard she will no longer be his "whipping boy", and if his behavior continues, she is going to leave him. Ginger finds out she is pregnant and breaks up with Carl. Val is upset because Gary runs every time Judy Trent needs help with Earl. Val says she needs time with Gary too. Gary continues to comfort Judy and begins an affair with her.

Time Share
star
10.00
1 votes

#5 - Time Share

Silk Stalkings - Season 4 - Episode 11

A rich old man, Bart Crowley, is stabbed to death in a sauna by his young girlfriend, Audrey Lowe. The body is found in a sand trap at Bay Sands Country Club by Chris, who was playing a round of golf with Donovan at the time. The two Sam's soon discover that the killer must have used a golf cart to move the body to the sand trap--and, coincidentally, a cart is found to be missing from the pro shop. As they investigate, Lance and Lorenzo find a diamond from a tennis bracelet, and the victim's blood, in a sauna at the Country Club. Meanwhile, Chris' father, Benny Lorenzo, flies in to meet Jillian and her mother; and George is happy dating a young college student--but is upset to discover that Chris and Rita have put the young lady at the top of their suspect list.

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Brother's Keeper
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10.00
1 votes

#6 - Brother's Keeper

Silk Stalkings - Season 4 - Episode 16

When Lorraina Garvey is found stabbed to death, the only clue Chris and Rita have is a call placed to the station reporting a red corvette leaving the murder site just about the time of the murder. At the crime scene, Rita finds an appointment book with the name Michael written in it many times. Upon talking to Lorraina's personal assistant, Rita discovers that the man in the book is Michael Ferraro--one of her old foster brothers. When Rita talks to Michael, he gives her a bogus alibi; and as he leaves, Rita notices that he owns a red corvette. While Donovan and everyone else just want to convict Michael, Rita believes that he is really innocent, and wants to help him. Meanwhile, Chris must nurse his aching back back to health after he his fall from a ladder while helping Rita paint her house.

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I Know What Scares You
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10.00
1 votes

#7 - I Know What Scares You

Silk Stalkings - Season 4 - Episode 18

Tina and Alexa, two college roommates, go to the police station after continuously receiving harassing phone calls. Chris tells them that he is from Homicide and cannot help them. The next day, Tina shows up dead in her car, and Alexa says it is all Chris' fault. Later that night, while Alexa and her boyfriend Jeff are in bed together, Jeff whispers to Alexa, "I know what scares you"--the same thing the killer used to say to Tina. Alexa locks herself in the bathroom, and once Jeff leaves, she goes to the police station and tells them what happened. So Chris and the Captain decide to investigate Jeff Chadwick's past. Meanwhile Rita is busy with the Costanzo Case; and Chris tries to smooth things out between his friends Rick and Liz Faraday--who are arguing over the same salary issues Chris and Jillian argued about.

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The Temptation
star
9.86
5 votes

#8 - The Temptation

Matlock - Season 8 - Episode 14

A thug tries to make Leanne fall in love with him by using her journal that he stole from her house.

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I'll Be Seeing You
star
9.00
4 votes

#9 - I'll Be Seeing You

Jake and the Fatman - Season 1 - Episode 18

A small time crook comes to McCabe offering to testify against the crime boss O'Rourke, after laying low for ten years. McCabe is suspicious, but is more than willing to go along with anything that can get O'Rourke behind bars.

The House
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8.79
12 votes

#10 - The House

The Waltons - Season 4 - Episode 22

Esther wants to save an old house from being torn down. Grandpa wants the contract to destroy it for the old wood. They both argue until Zeb realizes that house holds sentimental memories for grandma.

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It's in the Water
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8.62
33 votes

#11 - It's in the Water

Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Season 4 - Episode 5

The Agency and a terrorist seek a chemist, who once worked with Amanda on ecology issues.

The Late Sarah White
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8.50
4 votes

#12 - The Late Sarah White

Tales of the Gold Monkey - Season 1 - Episode 11

Jake and Corky fly to the Philippines to explore the reports of Sarah's death while on a mission involving MacArthur.

Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way
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8.41
68 votes

#13 - Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way

7th Heaven - Season 2 - Episode 11

Eric's no-nonsense father, John "The Colonel" (guest star Peter Graves) returns when he learns an array of problems in the Camden household. Mary is jealous of a new member of the basketball team who is getting a lot of the attention. Lucy's declining grades are due to her hanging around with a bad crowd, while Ruthie needs to copy Simon in his quest to be a magician. Meanwhile, Eric is oblivious to all of the family troubles around him as he's preoccupied with writing a sermon that is to be covered by a camera crew. Meanwhile, Annie is doing all the chores at home and at church alone while everyone else is doing their own thing.

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Mr. Awesome
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8.33
3 votes

#14 - Mr. Awesome

Matlock - Season 6 - Episode 15

Conrad asks Matlock to defend Anne Johnson when she's charged with the murder of her cheating ex-boyfriend Dwayne Meeks. It's not long before Matlock realises that Anne's son Jimmy is the key to the whole mystery.

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Blues in the Night
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8.33
3 votes

#15 - Blues in the Night

Jake and the Fatman - Season 1 - Episode 20

Jennifer Wilding gets a surprise when her identical twin sister turns up wanting to resume their previous partnership - one steals jewelry and the other provides an alibi.

Home from the Sea
star
8.24
184 votes

#16 - Home from the Sea

Magnum, P.I. - Season 4 - Episode 1

It's the 4th of July, and Higgins is playing in a polo match, T.C. is taking his baseball team to a professional game, Rick is out with his latest girlfriend on the King Kamehameha II yacht, and Thomas is observing his annual Independence Day tradition of a solitary day at sea -- until his surf ski is capsized in the wake of a recklessly driven speedboat and set adrift. Carried off further and further away from land by the powerful Molokai Channel, Thomas relies on childhood memories of his father's training him to tread water to keep himself afloat as he struggles desperately to stay above water and fend off a menacing shark. As the hours pass, Higgins, T.C. and Rick each have a sixth sense that Thomas is in trouble, and they team up to rescue him. Thomas approaches the twenty-four hour mark in the water recalling his wedding to Michelle and his father's burial -- on July 4, 1951 -- as Higgins scoops him out of the ocean, with T.C. in his helicopter overhead and Rick on the yacht nearby.

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What Is This Thing Called Love?
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8.20
5 votes

#17 - What Is This Thing Called Love?

Jake and the Fatman - Season 1 - Episode 16

A man takes a courtroom hostage - with Derek and McCabe in it.

Limited Engagement
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8.18
139 votes

#18 - Limited Engagement

Magnum, P.I. - Season 4 - Episode 5

Thomas's assignment to investigate the series of thefts that have been plaguing a chain of convenience stores brings him in contact with two elderly sisters who have a car accident in front of one of the stores; when Thomas learns that they are at the mercy of a slumlord about to evict them and the other elderly impoverished residents of their dilapidated boarding house, he springs into action and convinces Higgins to host a charity bingo game to raise enough money for them to buy the house; after the sisters disappear with the proceeds of the game, Thomas discovers a link between the women and the robberies.

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On Face Value
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8.17
134 votes

#19 - On Face Value

Magnum, P.I. - Season 4 - Episode 19

Carol persuades Magnum to do some surveillance work for a case she's working on, but the job leads to a high-speed car chase which ends in near tragedy when Thomas returns gun-fire only for it to accidentally hit another car, causing it to crash and severely injuring the young woman driving it. With the girl, Emily, facing never being able to walk again, Thomas is racked with guilt, and befriends her, determined to help her regain use of her legs. But unbeknown to Magnum, the two thugs that he was pursuing are still tailing him...

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The Wrong Way Home
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8.13
37 votes

#20 - The Wrong Way Home

Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Season 3 - Episode 11

Amanda tries to locate her ex-husband, Joe, after receiving a call from him - then learns that he's the prime suspect in the murder of an African Prime Minister.

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Night Crawler
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8.11
34 votes

#21 - Night Crawler

Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Season 4 - Episode 6

Lee's attempt to make long-range plans with Amanda is interrupted when she is taken hostage by an Arab terrorist, who wants to trade her to the Libyans.

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No Thanks for the Memory
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8.03
33 votes

#22 - No Thanks for the Memory

Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Season 4 - Episode 4

A frightened Soviet Agent is found hiding in Amanda's yard, claiming that the KGB smuggled him into the U.S. to help knock out America's strategic-command system.

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Dead Men Leave No Trails
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8.00
35 votes

#23 - Dead Men Leave No Trails

Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Season 3 - Episode 20

Amanda uses the diary of a violin player to find a man she hit in a car accident, who turns out to be a terrorist.

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
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8.00
5 votes

#24 - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Jake and the Fatman - Season 1 - Episode 11

A burglar kills a woman and blinds her nurse before fleeing. The police catch him, but have to let him go because the nurse can't identify him. When she is scheduled for an operation that could restore her eyesight, they fear he'll try to kill her.

The Suspect (1)
star
8.00
21 votes

#25 - The Suspect (1)

Matlock - Season 6 - Episode 6

Matlock defends a wealthy widow charged with the murder of her husband, while Michelle helps to defend a father accused of murdering the drug dealer who got his child hooked...a dealer who just happened to be a cop.

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The Eyes Have It
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7.95
37 votes

#26 - The Eyes Have It

Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Season 3 - Episode 17

Lee lands in the hospital after a brawl, but he refuses to stay put because secret information listed on his missing contact lenses may be in enemy hands.

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A Lovely Little Affair
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7.94
35 votes

#27 - A Lovely Little Affair

Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Season 3 - Episode 1

Amanda is swept off her feet by a charming art restorer she's assigned to tail---a man Lee suspects may be involved with terrorists.

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The Master
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7.90
9 votes

#28 - The Master

Mortal Kombat: Conquest - Season 1 - Episode 17

Long ago, Master Cho was betrayed by Shang Tsung so he could fight for Shao Kahn. Now, Shang Tsung loose on Earth Realm, Master Cho intends to settle the score.

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Any Number Can Play
star
7.89
34 votes

#29 - Any Number Can Play

Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Season 4 - Episode 12

Evidence turns up that Dotty's new sweetheart is posing as a CIA agent caught in a blackmail scheme.

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The Test
star
7.88
16 votes

#30 - The Test

The Waltons - Season 4 - Episode 20

Olivia gets a job as a dress maker.She does very well & soon she gets full time work.She is pleased with the attention but realizes she wants too be home more than at work .Maude Gormley is put in an old folks home and loses her zest for life

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Missing Melody
star
7.85
93 votes

#31 - Missing Melody

Magnum, P.I. - Season 7 - Episode 11

T.C.'s children, Melody and Bryant, come to visit him in Hawaii, but at the airport Melody goes missing. It transpires that the young girl has been kidnapped, and is held for $300,000 ransom. Magnum, Rick and Higgins help in the rush to either raise the ransom money in time, or deduct and find whoever snatched Melody. The kidnapping puts a strain on T.C.'s relationship with his son Bryant, as well as his ex-wife Tina, who quickly comes to Hawaii with her new boyfriend as soon as she hears of the kidnapping of her daughter...

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Exculpatory Evidence (2)
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7.84
313 votes

#32 - Exculpatory Evidence (2)

JAG - Season 7 - Episode 17

Tensions run high at JAG when charges of negligence are brought against Bud for not defending his last client effectively. As Harm defends Bud, Sturgis prosecutes and Bud fears that Sturgis has damaging evidence against him. Just when Bud thinks things can't get any worse, Sturgis calls a surprise witness - Mac - who reluctantly takes the stand against her colleague.

The Evening News (1)
star
7.84
22 votes

#33 - The Evening News (1)

Matlock - Season 6 - Episode 16

A TV anchorwoman plans to frame a TV reporter for murder. When the intended victim fakes their own death, the reporter is arrested for a crime that was never committed and Matlock has to work to get them off the hook.

In Thin Air
star
7.83
252 votes

#34 - In Thin Air

JAG - Season 8 - Episode 5

Harm is ordered to defend a plane-maintenance officer who he believes is guilty of making an error that caused the death of an aviator. Meanwhile, Harriet unintentionally impedes Bud's rehab when she insists he rest at home.

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The Ghost
star
7.82
11 votes

#35 - The Ghost

Matlock - Season 7 - Episode 3

Mike Wilson begs Matlock to help his wife Janice out when she is accused of a crime. Matlock approaches Janice's lawyer, who thinks Matlock is pulling his leg when he says that Mike talked to him, because Janice is on trial for killing Mike. Matlock finally accepts that he is seeing a ghost and, after doing a little investigating on his own, convinces Mike's wife to allow him to defend her. Unfortunately, Matlock has more than just a ghost to deal with. It seems almost everyone who knew Mike Wilson had some reason to kill him.

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The Rebellion
star
7.79
14 votes

#36 - The Rebellion

The Waltons - Season 5 - Episode 13

Corabeth gives Olivia a permanent that turns out badly. Grandma is up against a new competition for playing the church organ.

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With Honors
star
7.76
90 votes

#37 - With Honors

7th Heaven - Season 4 - Episode 5

Mary and her friend Corey Conway learn that they have been named recipients of their senior classes "All Sports Award" and they are both thrilled. Although, the local businessmen revoke the honor from Corey when they learn Corey is a mother. Angered and hurt by their actions, Mary gives her reward to Corey in front of the entire assembly. On the home front, tensions build after Eric and Annie find a bag of marijuana in Simon's new friend's backpack. They confront his family (who at first deny there is an issue), but after a successful intervention with the police, the boy's father agrees to seek counseling and to find a job. Meanwhile, Matt faces a disciplinary action after he breaks the honor code during a school exam. Also, Lucy questions herself whether she should help a boy she likes to access the school's computer system when she's working in the attendance office.

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Says Who?
star
7.73
123 votes

#38 - Says Who?

7th Heaven - Season 2 - Episode 5

One of the members of Eric's congregation, Mrs. Bink persuades him to investigate the real reason of why her best friend Mrs. Hinkle is moving into a retirement home. Meanwhile, Simon and Ruthie are performing an experiment and are trying to convince Matt that Simon is shrinking, but the tables suddenly turn for Simon. Also, Lucy tries to get to the bottom of one of her classmates, Shelby as she is rumored all over school of being bulimic.

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Now You See Me
star
7.73
129 votes

#39 - Now You See Me

7th Heaven - Season 1 - Episode 11

The Camden's become suspicious when Matt's new girlfriend, Tia, wants to spend more time with the family than being alone with Matt. Meanwhile, Lucy enlists the help of Matt to overcome her clumsiness in order to try out for the Cheerleading squad. Also, Annie yearns for more romance in her marriage with Eric as she has become bored with the every day routines. Lastly, Simon tries to make himself invisible and tries to convince the whole family that can be invisible.

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Dangerous Liaisons (2)
star
7.72
124 votes

#40 - Dangerous Liaisons (2)

7th Heaven - Season 1 - Episode 22

In the first season finale, Eric and Annie await for Mary to come out of surgery after her car accident. The culprit who ran Mary over comes out as it is Michael Towner, which enrages Matt and gets into a fight with him. Matt also tries to mend his relationship with Heather. Wilson soon confesses to Eric and Annie on his status as a teen father to Billy and are surprised. Lucy and Jimmy break up after Jimmy sees that Lucy has dyed her hair blonde and he's turned off by it. Meanwhile, Annie mends her relationship with her father and his new girlfriend Ginger with helpful advice from Mrs. Bink (guest-star Eileen Brennan). Lastly, Eric and Annie get the news fom Mary's surgeon that it might be a long recovery for her--especially with playing basketball again.

The Foursome
star
7.71
19 votes

#41 - The Foursome

Matlock - Season 6 - Episode 9

Matlock reluctantly agrees to defend millionaire Ellis Blake when he's accused of murdering his daughter's fiancé, Jeffrey Holden, an enterprising golf caddy who supplemented his living by blackmailing the men he caddied for. At the same time, Matlock is dealing with a brand new deputy district attorney, Lauren Richmond, who just seems too sweet to be real.

Return of the Evil Leaper
star
7.71
243 votes

#42 - Return of the Evil Leaper

Quantum Leap - Season 5 - Episode 16

October 8, 1956: As Arnold Watkins, better known as The Midnight Marauder, Sam has to persuade a fraternity to stop using chicken races as a part of their hazing ceremonies, while Al tries to convince Arnold to stop trying to get himself killed in retaliation for his parents' deaths twelve years earlier. When Alia, the evil leaper, appears on the scene, Sam becomes determined to take her with him when he leaps.

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All That Jazz
star
7.70
88 votes

#43 - All That Jazz

7th Heaven - Season 3 - Episode 12

Simon wants to buy the perfect gift for Deena because its their three month anniversary, but it ends up consuming his time which annoys his friend, Nigel, who's visiting. Rod (Lucy's ex-boyfriend) is spending time at the Camden's home because his mother died and doesn't want to face his father as he's angry with him. Heather is back in town, and she tells Matt that she's engaged. Meanwhile, Dr. Hasting's---the doctor who almost killed Matt when he was born, works at Glen Oak Hospital and Annie is not thrilled, especially with the possibility that he may deliver her twin babies. Mary tells everyone that she's back with Wilson, but it's not true. She made it up to get attention from guys. Lastly, Michael Towner, who hitted Mary with his car two years ago calls her.

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The Evening News (2)
star
7.68
16 votes

#44 - The Evening News (2)

Matlock - Season 6 - Episode 17

The real murdered winds up murdered himself, which doesn't help Matlock's client much...not only that, but there's a real estate scam looming in the wings that also affects the case.

Dangerous Liaisons (1)
star
7.67
133 votes

#45 - Dangerous Liaisons (1)

7th Heaven - Season 1 - Episode 21

Annie's father, Charles is visiting the Camden family but he has a new girlfriend, Ginger. Annie is really upset that her father is already seeing someone since her mother died only a few months ago. Matt meets a girl at the airport, Heather. He later asks her on a date and learns she is deaf. Lucy takes Simon's advice and dyes her hair blond. While at the park, Mary meets a guy, Wilson and his SUPPOSED little brother, Billy. They go on a date later that evening. The next day at church, Annie storms out. Mary decides to follow her mother, but is hit by a speeding car when she chases her across the street.

The Woman
star
7.67
18 votes

#46 - The Woman

The Waltons - Season 3 - Episode 23

John and Olivia make plans for their 20 th wedding anniversary, John-Boy falls in love with a older woman and decides to leave the mountain with her

The Parents
star
7.64
14 votes

#47 - The Parents

Matlock - Season 5 - Episode 14

Howard and Amy have all their dreams answered when Jill plans to give them the child she was carrying. After Jill changes her mind and is found dead, Howard and Amy are the prime suspects in her murder, and Matlock sets out to prove that the birth father may have also had a motive.

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Baggage
star
7.63
78 votes

#48 - Baggage

7th Heaven - Season 8 - Episode 8

Eric arranges for Peter and his dog to visit a drug rehab center to cheer up the patients. Peter bonds with Nick (guest-star Joe Penny) and helps him reconnect with his estranged son. Meanwhile, a very uncoordinated Lucy finds out that Kevin has been secretly coaching the Glenoak Police Department husband-and-wife softball team and demands that she be allowed to play. Just before his first date with Paris (guest-star Shannon Kenny), Chandler receives a letter from Roxanne telling him she still loves him. Martin (guest-star Tyler Hoechlin) confronts Cecilia about her lingering feelings for Simon, prompting Ceclia to call Simon to let him know she has a new boyfriend. She is also surprised when he admits that he is also dating someone and Ruthie is jealous of Cecilia and Annie's close relationship.

Losers
star
7.59
80 votes

#49 - Losers

7th Heaven - Season 5 - Episode 3

Responsibilities fly out the window when Eric and Annie enjoy seperate nights out on Friday. Although the reverend can't find anyone to hang out with him, so he calls a bewildered Matt. Annie is conferring with a professor (guest-star Jeff Yagher). Mary strays even further away from her parent's image of her when she is tempted to drink and smoke one night after work. Also, Mary makes friends with married co-workers Frankie and Johnny (guest-stars Chyler Leigh, Nathan West) with questionable morals while working the late shift. Matt blows Simon's chance at a big date with an older woman (guest-star Katie Stuart) when Matt is distracted by a close encounter of the female kind and forgets to pick up Simon. Also, Lucy gets a taste of the not-so-glamorous side of parenting when her and a classmate take care of an egg.

Home
star
7.57
82 votes

#50 - Home

7th Heaven - Season 5 - Episode 11

A month has passed since Eric invited Mary's ex-boyfriend to stay with the Camden's until he got on his feet. Robbie happily continues to act as a member of the household--- and it's driving Annie crazy. Robbie is Eric's latest 'project', Ruthie's new best friend, recipient of Simon's financial advice, and according to Mary, Lucy's boyfriend. He's even cooking and folding laundry (the wrong way!). Frustrated and emotionally strained, Annie starts to think nobody needs a mother anymore. Also, Matt also feels unneeded from the family due to Robbie and pays an unexpected visit to Heather and her new boyfriend.