The Best Episodes of 7th Heaven

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2018

Reverend Eric Camden (Stephen Collins) and his wife Annie (Catherine Hicks) have always had their hands full caring for seven children, not to mention the friends, sweethearts and spouses that continually come and go in the Camden household. This year, Eric and Annie will find their family back together in Glenoak with the return of Matt and Simon. As is often the case when the house is overflowing with Camdens, Eric and Annie are in for a bumpy ride as their children take landmark steps in their lives. Meanwhile, Eric and Annie continue their journey as soul mates, parents and grandparents whose love and respect for each other brings them ever closer. Through all the ups and downs, Eric and Annie have managed to keep their romance alive and their family together. Not only are they raising their own seven children, they've picked up several additional family members along the way. This season promises to focus on the importance of family, not only for the Camdens, but for those w

Apple Pie

#1 - Apple Pie

Season 10 - Episode 10

It's the Christmas season. Simon discovers that Rose (Sarah Thompson) may have secrets, and begins to wonder if his parents were correct when they warned him not to rush into marriage. Meanwhile, Kevin and Martin come to blows over Martin's attitude about becoming a father and Eric and Annie finally allow Ruthie to date Jack (guest star Garrett Strommen). Simon drops by to Glen Oak to talk to Eric and have...pie. Rose tells her dad about her being embarrassed about his numerous failed marriages as well as her mother's numerous relationships. That is the reason why she hasn't introduced her family to Simon yet. Philip encourages Rose to hold back on marriage with Simon and just live with him, while Rose debates that she tried that and the Camdens hate her even more.

star 9.27
11 votes
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Leaps of Faith

#2 - Leaps of Faith

Season 9 - Episode 20

An extremely nervous Simon comes home to Glenoak to await the results of his STD test. Eric counsels a woman (guest-star Erika Alexander) who is caring for her two daughters (guest-stars Bree' Anna Banks and Brandi Vanice) with sickle cell anemia and whose absentee father (guest-star Victor Love) is hoping to take them back with him to Memphis for treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Meanwhile, Ruthie's ex-boyfriend, Peter (guest-star Scotty Leavenworth), pays her a surprise visit, which creates problems with her current boyfriend, Vincent (guest-star Thomas Dekker). Lucy and Kevin disagree over who should care for Savannah when Lucy returns to work. Lastly, Martin misses an important call from his father in Iraq while sneaking out of the house to be with his girlfriend.

star 8.91
11 votes
Directors: Ron High
Writers: Jeffrey Rodgers
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The Rat's Out of the Bag

#3 - The Rat's Out of the Bag

Season 10 - Episode 5

Matt makes a surprise visit to Glen Oak and accompanies Kevin to a children's party where he dresses up into character. Elsewhere, Lucy goes to see Sandy on a private matter that involves Martin, but lies to Kevin that she is going to visit Simon. Matt an

star 8.82
11 votes
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Got MLK?

#4 - Got MLK?

Season 10 - Episode 12

Racism comes to light at the high school when Alex, a new African-American student, wants to give a report on Dr. Martin Luther King, but his teacher argues that they have already covered that topic in class. When Martin inadvertently supports Alex's case, he falls victim to a hate crime. His car is defaced with racial slurs, and he refuses to wash it off until the culprit is caught. Meanwhile, for her own report, Ruthie attempts to recycle an essay that she wrote three years ago.

star 8.77
13 votes
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Hungry

#5 - Hungry

Season 9 - Episode 19

After being taunted for wearing second-hand clothes at "Second Hand Rose" by Vincent's (guest-star Thomas Dekker) new girlfriend, Margot (guest-star Ashley Benson), a distraught Ruthie runs into the bathroom and finds Martin's girlfriend, Zoe (guest-star Katie Cassidy), recovering from a fainting spell as two girls try to help her. Zoe confides that her family doesn't have enough money for food and makes Ruthie promise not to tell anyone. However, when Martin breaks up with Zoe because he doesn't like her conceited attitude, Zoe thinks Ruthie has betrayed her confidence. Meanwhile, Kevin unsuccessfully tries to create some alone time with Lucy, but is frustrated with Lucy's obsession over Savannah. Also, Eric and Annie suspect that Sam and David are feigning being sick so they can stay up late and eat sweets. Lastly, Sam is jealous of the attention being given to an ill David.

star 8.75
16 votes
Writers: Elaine Arata
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Regret to Inform

#6 - Regret to Inform

Season 9 - Episode 7

When Kevin leads Venus (guest-star Martha Plimpton), a young woman, to believe that Martin is a rookie cop, she quickly expresses interest in him. Martin's friend Mac (guest-star Kyle Searles) encourages him to pursue Venus. Martin has a hard time revealing the truth after he learns that Venus' father is serving in the Middle East. Meanwhile, Eric and Annie are worried that Martin is getting in over his head with Venus and enlist Kevin to fix things, which only leads to rumors around the police station that Kevin is cheating on Lucy. Mac also jumps in by spreading rumors about Martin at school. Lastly, Ben (guest-star Geoff Stults) continues to hide his relationship with Lucy's new baby doctor, even though they spend a weekend together.

star 8.73
15 votes
Directors: Harvey Laidman
Writers: Jeffrey Rodgers
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Love and Obsession

#7 - Love and Obsession

Season 10 - Episode 15

As Valentine's Day approaches, Kevin plans a special dinner, while Ruthie has a difficult time letting go of her feelings for Martin. Elsewhere, Annie has trouble accepting Rose---and the twins' request for a store-bought birthday cake instead of one made by her.

star 8.73
15 votes
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Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do

#8 - Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do

Season 9 - Episode 4

Eric is approached by a young pregnant girl, Leanne (guest-star Amanda Fuller), for help in finding a family to adopt her baby. However, when Leanne goes into labor, she has a change of heart and suddenly Eric and Annie are stuck with the task of trying to convince Leanne's mother to support her and help find the baby's father. Meanwhile, Simon runs into the brother of the young boy he accidentally killed in the car accident, only to find that the brother has forgiven Simon and would like to help him find closure. Also, Harry (guest-star Aaron Carter) is confronted by Kevin and Martin for wanting to break up with Ruthie, and all three are surprised to learn that Ruthie wants the exact same thing; and Lucy teaches her first sex education class and finds she may be better at it than she expected.

star 8.69
16 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Elaine Arata
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Moving Ahead

#9 - Moving Ahead

Season 10 - Episode 16

Annie and Ruthie spend the day together to unwind, while Lucy's world becomes complicated by both professional and personal news, and Eric unintentionally shakes up things between Rose and Simon.

star 8.69
16 votes
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Highway to Cell

#10 - Highway to Cell

Season 10 - Episode 17

Annie and Ruthie spend the day together to unwind, while Lucy's world becomes complicated by both professional and personal news, and Eric unintentionally shakes up things between Rose and Simon.

star 8.67
15 votes
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...And Thank You (2)

#11 - ...And Thank You (2)

Season 10 - Episode 22

Simon and Rose prepare for their wedding day, despite speculation that it is not the right decision. Annie and Eric go through countless scenarios in their minds as they reflect on how the wedding will actually turn out.Meanwhile, Rose's former boyfriend shows up unexpectedly. Ruthie considers studying in Scotland over the summer. Kevin, Lucy, Matt, and Sarah all have life-changing news, if only they can find the perfect time to share it with the family...and the surprises don't stop there!

star 8.65
17 votes
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Invitation to Disaster

#12 - Invitation to Disaster

Season 10 - Episode 18

The Camdens receive official invitations to Simon and Rose's wedding, and to their dismay, they learn that the date conflicts with Matt and Sarah's graduation from medical school. As this news creates a tailspin with the family, Rose stubbornly refuses to change the wedding date. Eric and Kevin think they have a solution to the problem, but when Annie disapproves of their methods, she looks for help from an entirely different source. Meanwhile, Ruthie wants to enroll in a summer program that takes place in Scotland.

star 8.63
19 votes
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You Don't Know What You've Got 'Til He's Gone

#13 - You Don't Know What You've Got 'Til He's Gone

Season 11 - Episode 10

Eric takes a new approach to counseling members of the church. T-Bone stuns Ruthie by telling her what he really thinks of her selfish and obnoxious attitude, then ending their argument with a kiss.

star 8.62
13 votes
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Mi Familia (2)

#14 - Mi Familia (2)

Season 9 - Episode 22

When Simon and his new girlfriend Rose (guest-star Sarah Thompson), make an unexpected visit to Glenoak to meet their respective parents, Annie begins to suspect their relationship might be on a fast track. She let's them know they are not allowed to sleep in the same room together in the house as they spend the night. Rose puts up a fight with both Annie and Simon over the sleeping arrangements, but eventually take will. Meanwhile, Eric hides the news of Mary's (Jessica Biel, who does not appear in the episode) divorce, worried that it will most certainly break Annie's heart. Also, Martin becomes the third wheel again in Ruthie and Vincent's relationship as Ruthie thinks Martin is jealous of their relationship despite the fact that Vincent wants Martin to convince Ruthie to dump him. The adoption process for George (guest-star Brad Maule) and his wife over the Davis children becomes more complicated when their biological mother fights for the adoption process to not happen. Lastly, Ma

star 8.60
15 votes
Writers: Sue Tenney
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Brotherly Love

#15 - Brotherly Love

Season 9 - Episode 16

When Simon asks Matt to prescribe birth control pills for his current girlfriend, a false rumor spreads through the house that she is pregnant. Meanwhile, Lucy and Kevin have to decide whether to sell their new house back to its previous owners, Eric and Annie are upset that Kevin has been keeping a gun in the house for protection. Lastly, the Camden kids attempt to hide a big secret about Mary (Jessica Biel, who does not appear in the episode) from their parents.

star 8.55
11 votes
Directors: Barry Watson
Writers: Brenda Hampton
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Helpful

#16 - Helpful

Season 10 - Episode 6

Eric meets Sandy's father, who gives him an envelope of money intended for Sandy; and Ruthie collects soup-can labels to help her school's newspaper. Elsewhere, Simon has money troubles and his phone service gets shut off; and Martin has a heart-to-heart talk with Meredith about their future. Sandy: Haylie Duff. Meredith: Megan Henning. Edward: Michael McDonald. Beau: Costas Mandylor.

star 8.50
16 votes
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Thanksgiving

#17 - Thanksgiving

Season 9 - Episode 9

With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, Eric and the kids notice that Annie is acting strangely, especially after she learns that Matt and Sarah (guest-star Sarah Danielle Madison) won't be able to spend the holidays in Glenoak. In fact, the majority of the family has made plans of their own and Eric worries how Annie will take the news. Mary (Jessica Biel does not appear in this episode) and Carlos (guest-star Carlos Ponce) decide to spend the holiday in Puerto Rico with Carlos' family and invite Ruthie to join them. Meanwhile, Simon, who has something to tell his parents, but can't get up the nerve. Instead he decides to stay at school for work. Also, Martin has plans to go camping with Mac (guest-star Kyle Searles). Lastly, a strong-willed and pregnant Lucy is determined to do the cooking and decorating this year.

star 8.50
14 votes
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Vote

#18 - Vote

Season 9 - Episode 5

As election day approcahes, Ruthie is on a mission to develop her own opinions about politics after seeing how much Martin knows about world politics. Meanwhile, both Eric and Annie are suspicious that the other did not vote in the last election. Also, Lucy is feeling the pressure of registering to vote and is surprised to learn that Kevin hasn't changed his address and therefore isn't registered either. Eric is having a hard time teaching the twins that politics are not stupid. Lastly, the family gets a nice call from Carlos and baby Charles.

star 8.50
10 votes
Writers: Chris Olsen
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Why Not Me?

#19 - Why Not Me?

Season 9 - Episode 8

Kevin learns that Simon has been kicked out of his dorm for allowing a school friend, Christina (guest-star Lauren Storm), to stay with him. When Eric comes to the rescue, he learns that Christina is a product of social services and has three younger siblings separated from each other and all in need of homes. Eric realizes that their situation may be more than he can handle alone, and with the help of Annie, encourages the congregation to make a difference by becoming licensed foster parents.

star 8.50
12 votes
Writers: Sue Tenney
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Fathers

#20 - Fathers

Season 9 - Episode 6

Eric seeks help from Mary's (Jessica Biel, who does not appear in the episode) ex-boyfriend, Wilson (guest-star Andrew Keegan) after Charlie (guest-star Eric Panler), a new father, confesses to Eric that he has made a mistake and can't handle the responsibility of being a young dad. Meanwhile, Lucy and Kevin argue over which doctor they prefer, and Ben (guest-star Geoff Stults), who has taken an unusual interest in their pregnancy, only makes matters worse by siding with Lucy; and Ruthie has hidden intentions for wanting to hang out with Martin and his best friend Mac (guest-star Kyle Searles), which only leads to disappointment since Mac thinks of her more as a little sister.

star 8.46
13 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
Writers: Jeff Olsen
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Thanks and Giving

#21 - Thanks and Giving

Season 11 - Episode 9

Eric, Annie and Ruthie are on their way home from Scotland, but they are held for questioning at the airport after Ruthie makes an unusual comment. Elsewhere, as a favor to Martin, Mac seeks information about Sandy's feelings for Simon. Lucy does her best to stay strong for the whole family as the truth about her father's health condition comes out.

star 8.44
16 votes
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The Enemy Within

#22 - The Enemy Within

Season 7 - Episode 3

Ken Smith (guest star Pat Boone) pays a visit to Eric and Annie to accuse Mary of seducing his son. He threatens to sell the land next to the church if Mary doesn't break up with Jack. Simon finds out from Cecilla that a girl from his dating service is pregnant. Simon turns to her to try to help her. He convinces her (with the help of Det. Michaels) to drop her baby off at a hospital where the baby can go for safe keeping. Lucy wonders if Kevin has ever been with another women after she catches Ben reading her journal. When Ben picks Ruthie up from school, he see's a girl making fun of her and then she makes fun of him, which leads to the vice principal (guest star Cindy Williams) calling the police.

star 8.43
23 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
Writers: Brenda Hampton
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And Baby Makes Three

#23 - And Baby Makes Three

Season 10 - Episode 13

As Sandy prepares to give birth, almost everyone rallies around her at the hospital. Everybody hopes that Martin--who has an important baseball tryout with a talent scout--will take what might be his very last chance to accept responsibility for his actions. Meanwhile, Kevin and Lucy are at odds over the idea of having more children, while Simon and Rose's relationship appears to be on its last straw--much to the Camden family's delight.

star 8.43
14 votes
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Good News for Almost Everyone

#24 - Good News for Almost Everyone

Season 11 - Episode 21

Annie rushes her husband to the hospital when he wakes up with a certain hunch about his heart condition. The kids are a bundle of nerves--especially Lucy--since they don't know whether the news is good or bad. While sitting around in the waiting room, Ruthie and T-Bone decide to get back together, but an unexpected twist of events brings back unresolved issues with the guy who broke Ruthie's heart a year ago.

star 8.43
14 votes
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The Best Laid Plans (a.k.a. This Is Going to Kill Mom) (2)

#25 - The Best Laid Plans (a.k.a. This Is Going to Kill Mom) (2)

Season 9 - Episode 2

Simon is reluctant to talk to Eric and Annie about his relationship with Georgia (guest star Rheagan Wallace). However, he eventually drops the bomb that they are having sex and that he's currently on academic probation for skipping classes to be with her. Meanwhile, Simon's situation helps Eric realize that the church should teach teens the importance of abstinence and he asks Lucy to lead a class on the subject. Also, Lucy and Kevin learn the sex of their baby, and Lucy starts to question her ability to be a good mother. Matt is worried that Martin is still broken-hearted over Cecilia and will tell her about Simon's new relationship with Georgia. Lastly, Matt chips away at Ruthie's unwillingness to apologize to Martin.

star 8.43
14 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
Writers: Brenda Hampton
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