7th Heaven (season 7)

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7th Heaven (season 7)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Original network The WB
Original release September 16, 2002 (2002-09-16) – May 19, 2003 (2003-05-19)
Season chronology
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Season seven of 7th Heaven—an American family-drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton—premiered on September 16, 2002, on The WB, and concluded on May 19, 2003 (22 episodes).

Cast and characters[edit]




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Title Director Writer(s) Original air date Production
133 1 "Monkey Business" Tony Mordente Brenda Hampton September 16, 2002 (2002-09-16) 1.87
Police officer Kevin Kinkirk moves into the Camdens' garage apartment, with the intention of proposing to Lucy in the semi-near future. Trouble is, Lucy is impatient and eager to be married, and she feels threatened by another woman in Kevin's life. Elsewhere, Robbie fears that he is losing his place as the "big brother" of the family. Preteen Ruthie brings home her very first boyfriend, and Mary is reluctant to reveal her newest love interest.
134 2 "Monkey Business Deux" Joel J. Feigenbaum Brenda Hampton September 23, 2002 (2002-09-23) 2.79
Simon's paid dating service is becoming profitable until Cecilia rats him out to Eric. Meanwhile, the family learns that Mary is dating a much older man, and when her parents object, she plans to run away with him. Elsewhere, Kevin sets Ruthie straight on who's the adult and who's the child in the Camden household.
135 3 "The Enemy Within" Harry Harris Brenda Hampton September 30, 2002 (2002-09-30) 2.18
Ken Smith (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 Cecilia 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 sees a girl making fun of her and then she makes fun of him, which leads to the vice principal (Cindy Williams) calling the police.
136 4 "Bowling for Eric" Tony Mordente Sue Tenney October 7, 2002 (2002-10-07) 2.70
Eric receives some frightening news from his doctor, and when he calls a family meeting to discuss it, he loses his nerve and announces instead that they are all going bowling together. The evening turns out to be anything but fun, since most of the kids are bickering among one another, and Annie is upset that her husband might be hiding something from her.
137 5 "The Heart of The Matter" Tony Mordente Sue Tenney October 14, 2002 (2002-10-14) 2.97
As Eric undergoes a double bypass, most of the family is there to support him. Ruthie is at home with the twins because she is angry at her father and refuses to visit him in the hospital. Lucy announces that she is ready to be engaged to Kevin, then becomes furious when he says he has no plans to propose. Meanwhile, Simon is upset that the whole family isn't together during this crisis, and when Matt's wife Sarah shows up, Annie presents her with a difficult request. As all this is going on, Eric is dealing with some odd hallucinations during his surgery.
138 6 "Regarding Eric" Joel J. Feigenbaum Sue Tenney October 21, 2002 (2002-10-21) 1.43
Lucy is asked by a developmentally challenged friend, Paul (guest star Gordon Billinger), to convince his brother and sister-in-law to let him join a traveling troupe of puppeteers, "The Famous People Players". Meanwhile, Eric is feeling low because he is stuck at home recovering from surgery and really wants to get back to work despite doctor's restrictions, so Annie asks the kids to help make him feel needed by going to him with their problems. Ruthie takes this suggestion to heart and secretly tells Eric how he should be helping everyone with their romantic entanglements. His meddling leads to chaos for everyone involved. Lastly, Kevin learns that Ben is planning to extend his temporary stay in Glenoak.
139 7 "Gabrielle Come Blow Your Horn" Tony Mordente Brenda Hampton November 4, 2002 (2002-11-04) 4.06
Eric is stunned to find out the church has hired a new associate pastor, Chandler Hampton to help out while he recovers from his heart surgery. Meanwhile, Lucy is furious when she and Ruthie spot Kevin and Roxanne in a jewelry store--as she thinks they're picking out her engagement ring together without her. Meanwhile, Simon listens unenthusiastically as Cecilia tells him all about her new French boyfriend. Lastly, a loud, chain-smoking housekeeper (guest-star Phyllis Diller) sent by "The Colonel" arrives to provide order in the Camden household.
140 8 "Peer Pressure" Bradley Gross Barry Watson November 11, 2002 (2002-11-11) 3.09

Eric and Rabbi Glass (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 (Mindy Burbano).

Note This is the final appearance of Adam LaVorgna.
141 9 "Lost Souls" Harry Harris Brenda Hampton November 18, 2002 (2002-11-18) 3.98
Eric's strange post-surgery behavior leads him to make a life-altering decision that shocks and worries Annie. The reverend considers another calling when the ministry begins to lose its appeal. His plan to abandon his religious duties is hatched after a new neighbor mistakenly calls him "Mr. Camden." Fed up with everyone bringing their problems to him, Eric becomes more and more apathetic toward his family and community. Meanwhile, Lucy turns to the new associate pastor for advice when she sees Kevin and Roxanne having too much fun dancing at the pool hall. Concerned when he can't find Lucy, Kevin interrupts Simon and Cecilia's date to enlist their help.
142 10 "A Cry for Help" Tony Mordente Sue Tenney November 25, 2002 (2002-11-25) 4.97
In the midst of a career crisis and much to Annie's dismay, Eric takes a job as a talk DJ at a college radio station, but things become serious fast when Eric and his producer (Usher) find themselves counseling a male student who calls in threatening suicide during his first shift. Meanwhile, Lucy refuses to spend time with Roxanne which puts Kevin in an impossible situation. Later on, Roxanne asks her boss to assign her a new partner as tensions simmer between her and Lucy. Ben is almost arrested when he accompanies Simon and Cecilia to an underage club. Lastly, and Ruthie tries to figure out a way to break up with her boyfriend (Oliver Adams) without making him cry.
143 11 "Sunday" Joel J. Feigenbaum Brenda Hampton January 6, 2003 (2003-01-06) 2.07
Eric gives Annie his manuscript to read but she's not happy to learn that he's been spending his time writing "smut" instead of his comeback sermon for the church. Meanwhile, Simon and Cecilia discuss having sex for the first time and naïvely share the news with their parents---which doesn't go too well when Cecilia's father finds out. Lastly, Lucy sets out to spy on Roxanne and Chandler on their first date.
144 12 "Back in the Saddle" Tony Mordente Brenda Hampton January 20, 2003 (2003-01-20) 2.65
Eric begrudgingly agrees to see a therapist (who offers unsympathetic advice) in order to appease Annie who is at her wits' end with him. Meanwhile, Simon is ecstatic when Cecilia's father agrees to let him see Cecilia, but feels hurt and confused when she starts avoiding him. Roxanne becomes suspicious when a pretty girl seeks council from Chandler. Lastly, Ruthie is shocked to learn that her new upbeat friend Katelyn (Katelyn Salmont, Rosman's real-life stepsister) suffers from cystic fibrosis.
145 13 "It's Not Always About You" Joel J. Feigenbaum Lawrence H. Levy January 27, 2003 (2003-01-27) 2.79
Annie is plagued with curiosity about what goes on during Eric's therapy, but panics when his doctor invites her to attend one of their sessions. Meanwhile, Lucy tries everything to get excused from jury duty, upsetting Kevin in the process when her views of the judicial system are different from his own. Also, Chandler confesses the extent of his feelings for Roxanne after she is stabbed on the job by a homeless man. Lastly, Ruthie fears that her parents may be heading for divorce court after overhearing them fight.
146 14 "Smoking" Tony Mordente Sue Tenney February 3, 2003 (2003-02-03) 3.43
Eric tries to help Chandler after the young minister learns that his father is dying of lung cancer, but Chandler rejects Eric's aid and pushes him away. Lucy accepts a date with Chandler's chain-smoking tattooed brother Sid (Jason London) in order to make Kevin jealous enough to propose to her. Elsewhere, Annie is shocked when she finds a pack of cigarettes in Simon's bedroom. Lastly, Ruthie's friend Peter begs her to lie and not tell his mother that he smokes.
147 15 "I Love Lucy" Joel J. Feigenbaum Brenda Hampton February 10, 2003 (2003-02-10) 3.80
Waiting for a proposal from Kevin has proven to be more than Lucy can handle, and when Valentine's Day arrives, she feels depressed and reluctant to go on a seemingly ordinary dinner date with him. Elsewhere, Roxanne thinks that Chandler may be ready to get engaged, but she has her own reasons for being reluctant to accept.
148 16 "Stand Up" Lynn Harris Sue Tenney February 17, 2003 (2003-02-17) 4.38
Lucy confesses to her dad that it will break her heart if he doesn't perform the ceremony at her wedding and he struggles with the decision to return to the church. Meanwhile, Simon catches Cecilia's father's (Brad Maule) business manager stealing from petty cash. Also, Roxanne's policeman father (John Bennet Perry) tries to bully Chandler into ending his relationship with Roxanne. Also, Ruthie and Peter try finding Ben a girlfriend with his training dog, but things go awry once they lose the dog. Lastly, Annie hijacks Lucy's wedding by making all of the decisions herself without paying attention to any of Lucy's wishes.
149 17 "High Anxiety" Joel J. Feigenbaum Sue Tenney February 24, 2003 (2003-02-24) 4.65
When Eric and Annie learn that Reverend Morgan and Patricia Hamilton are facing a marital crisis, they draw on their own recent problems to stop their friends from making the same mistakes. Meanwhile, a stressed Lucy considers quitting school, but Kevin threatens to call off their wedding if she makes that decision. Elsewhere, Simon and Cecilia have an unusual way of keeping their minds off sex. In an attempt to protect Ben from her own sister Mary, Ruthie tries to find a new girlfriend for him. Lastly, Roxanne resigns from the police department when she feels that her father was dismissed unfairly.
150 18 "We Do" Tony Mordente Brenda Hampton April 21, 2003 (2003-04-21) 5.75

Kevin and Lucy are finally ready to tie the knot, but an unexpected thunderstorm might prevent long-distance relatives from being there. Lucy is determined not to let anything put a damper on her dream wedding, until she starts questioning whether or not she wants to go through with it. Elsewhere, Eric and Annie feel the pangs of watching their little girl grow up, and Eric adjusts to the idea of returning to work at his church. Mary heads back to Glen Oak for the big event, and she doesn't come by herself. Kevin chooses a stand-by best man in case Ben doesn't make it, and a fight breaks out between some guests (Ben and his mother vs Roxanne and Chandler) on their way to the ceremony.

Note: This is the final episode of Graham Jarvis as Charles Jackson.
151 19 "That Touch of Bink" (Part 1) Joel J. Feigenbaum Brenda Hampton April 29, 2003 (2003-04-29) 4.52
Eric and Chandler enlist the help of Mrs. Bink (Eileen Brennan) to raise money for the church's leaky roof, but it turns out she needs a little help of her own. Meanwhile, Ruthie's boyfriend, Peter (Scotty Leavenworth), suspects that his mother's new boyfriend has some secrets to hide; and Lucy and Roxanne have a girls' night out on the town during which Lucy shares intimate details of her newlywed life. Meanwhile, the twins steal money from their parents, Kevin, Lucy, Simon, Ruthie and from the can in the kitchen. To be continued...
152 20 "Dick" (Part 2) Joel J. Feigenbaum & Harry Harris Brenda Hampton & Jeffrey Rodgers May 5, 2003 (2003-05-05) 3.89
After Ruthie's boyfriend Peter (Scotty Leavenworth) grows more suspicious of his mother's (Shannon Kenny) new fiancé (William R. Moses), Reverend Camden steps in to counsel the threesome and get to the root of their problems. Meanwhile, Chandler provides pre-marital counseling to a couple (Mayim Bialik and Bradley White) who doesn't seem destined for the altar. Cecilia confides to Simon the reason she doesn't want her parents to renew their wedding vows. Roxanne tries to convince Chandler to return home to see his dying father.
153 21 "Life and Death" (Part 1) Tony Mordente Brenda Hampton, Chris Olsen & Jeff Olsen May 12, 2003 (2003-05-12) 4.06

Eric flies to New York in one final attempt to help Chandler reconcile with his dying father. Meanwhile, Matt and Sarah suspect that they might be having a child. Mary has some news for her father, and while Lucy starts having problems with Kevin, she invites a teenager named Christine to stay with the Camdens temporarily, unaware that the girl is hiding something. Simon is crushed when Cecilia won't go to the prom with him, and nobody seems to understand why Ruthie is acting so irritable lately. To be continued...

Guest star: Orson Bean
154 22 "Life and Death" (Part 2) Tony Mordente Brenda Hampton, Chris Olsen & Jeff Olsen May 19, 2003 (2003-05-19) 5.97
Eric resorts to tricks in order to reunite Chandler with his dying father. Elsewhere, Matt and Sarah appear to have some exciting news, while Mary shares a big secret with Lucy. Simon is turned down by a potential prom date. Ruthie has gotten her period for the first time and is embarrassed to talk about it, but the family sees it as a cause for public celebration. Finally, Kevin notices something odd about the Camdens' new house guest, and when an unexpected visitor shows up at the door, it promises life-changing events for the entire family.