The BEST Episodes of 7th Heaven

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2019

Network: The CW

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.

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
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 8.75
12 votes
Directors: Ron High
Writers: Jeffrey Rodgers
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 8.67
12 votes
...And Thank You (2)

#4 - ...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 8.64
22 votes
Invitation to Disaster

#5 - 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
Love and Obsession

#6 - 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 8.63
16 votes
Moving Ahead

#7 - 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 8.59
17 votes
Highway to Cell

#8 - 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 8.56
16 votes
Regret to Inform

#9 - 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 8.53
17 votes
Directors: Harvey Laidman
Writers: Jeffrey Rodgers
Hungry

#10 - 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 8.50
18 votes
Writers: Elaine Arata
Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do

#11 - 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 8.50
18 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Elaine Arata
Helpful

#12 - 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 8.47
17 votes
Got MLK?

#13 - 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 8.47
15 votes
Surprise!

#14 - Surprise!

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 8.36
22 votes
Directors: Bradley Gross
Writers: Chris Olsen
Vote

#15 - 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 8.36
11 votes
Writers: Chris Olsen
Fathers

#16 - 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 8.36
14 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
Writers: Jeff Olsen
The Enemy Within

#17 - 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 8.36
25 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
Writers: Brenda Hampton
Life and Death (2)

#18 - Life and Death (2)

Season 7 - Episode 22

Unable to convince Chandler's father (guest-star Dan Lauria) to see his son before he dies, Eric is forced into tricking him. Meanwhile, Eric, Annie and Sarah's mother Rosina (guest-star Laraine Newman) get together to surprise Matt (guest star Barry Watson) and congratulate him on the wonderful baby news. Mary (guest-star Jessica Biel) confides a big secret to Lucy. Simon gets turned down by a potential prom date. Ruthie gets her period and tries to hide the news from everyone. Kevin recognizes Lucy's houseguest Christine (guest-star Tara Lipinski) as a girl who was previously arrested for prostitution. Lucy takes a home pregnancy test without telling anyone. Lastly, bad news arrives on the Camdens' doorstep in the episode's final moments.

star 8.35
20 votes
Directors: Tony Mordente
Writers: Brenda Hampton, Chris Olsen, Jeff Olsen
I Love Lucy

#19 - I Love Lucy

Season 7 - Episode 15

Kevin goes all out to create the perfect romantic setting for Valentine's Day. Lucy doesn't wanna attend because she had him agree not to propose on Valentine's Day. Eric and Annie convince Lucy to go. Kevin invites all the Camdens, his brother Ben and their mom (guest-star Bo Derek) to be there with him when he finally gets down on one knee to propose to Lucy. Meanwhile, Roxanne overhears Chandler practicing his own proposal to her but she asks him to wait so they won't steal Lucy and Kevin's thunder.

star 8.33
18 votes
Writers: Brenda Hampton
And Baby Makes Three

#20 - 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 8.33
15 votes
You Don't Know What You've Got 'Til He's Gone

#21 - 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 8.33
15 votes
Good News for Almost Everyone

#22 - 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 8.33
15 votes
The Best Laid Plans (a.k.a. This Is Going to Kill Mom) (2)

#23 - 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 8.31
16 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
Writers: Brenda Hampton
Brotherly Love

#24 - 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 8.31
13 votes
Directors: Barry Watson
Writers: Brenda Hampton
Why Not Me?

#25 - 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 8.29
14 votes
Writers: Sue Tenney