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Regular Cast
Stephen Collins as Rev. Eric Camden
Catherine Hicks as Annie Jackson Camden
Jessica Biel as Mary Camden
Beverley Mitchell as Lucy Camden
MacKenzie Rosman as Ruthie Camden
George Stults as Kevin Kinkirk (Seasons 6 - )
Rachel Blanchard as Roxanne (Seasons 7 - )
Scotty Leavenworth as Peter Petrowski (Seasons 8 - )
Tyler Hoechlin as Martin (Seasons 8 - )
David Gallagher as Simon Camden (Seasons 1 - 8)
Barry Watson as Matt Camden  (Seasons 1 - 6)
Adam LaVorgna as Robbie Palmer  (Seasons 5 - 7)
Chaz Lamar Shepherd as John Hamilton  (Seasons 4 - 5)
Maureen Flannigan as Shauna Sullivan  (Season 4)
Graham Jarvis as Charles Jackson
Alice Hirson as Jenny Jackson
Ashlee Simpson as Cecilia (Seasons 7 - )
Jeremy London as Chandler Hampton (Seasons 7 - )
Geoff Stults as Ben Kinkirk (Seasons 6 - )
Nikolas Brino as David Camden (Seasons 6 - )
Lorenzo Brino as Sam Camden (Seasons 6 - )

Season One (1996 - 1997)

Season Two (1997 - 1998)

  1. Anything You Want
  2. Family Secrets
  3. In the Blink of an Eye
  4. No Funerals and a Wedding
  5. The Color of God
  6. Halloween
  7. Saturday
  8. What Will People Say?
  9. See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil
  10. The Last Call for Aunt Julie
  11. Now You See Me
  12. With a Little Help from My Friends
  13. America's Most Wanted
  14. Seven Is Enough
  15. Happy's Valentine
  16. Brave New World
  17. Choices
  18. Faith, Hope and the Bottom Line
  19. It's About George...
  20. Say Good-bye
  21. Dangerous Liaisons (Part 1)
  22. Dangerous Liaisons (Part 2)
  1. Don't Take My Love Away
  2. See You in September
  3. I Love You
  4. Who Knew?
  5. Says Who?
  6. Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
  7. Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  8. Do Something
  9. I Hate You
  10. Truth or Dare
  11. Lead, Follow or Get out of the Way
  12. Rush to Judgment
  13. Stuck in the Middle with You
  14. Red Tape
  15. Homecoming
  16. It Takes a Village
  17. Nothing Endures But Change
  18. My Kinda Guy
  19. Time to Leave the Nest
  20. Like a Harlot
  21. Boyfriends (Part 1)
  22. ... And Girlfriends (Part 2)

Season Three (1998 - 1999)

Season Four (1999 - 2000)

  1. It Takes Two, Baby
  2. Drunk Like Me
  3. Cutters
  4. The Legacy
  5. ... And a Nice Chianti
  6. And the Home of the Brave
  7. Johnny Get Your Gun
  8. No Sex, Some Drugs and a Little Rock 'n' Roll
  9. Let's Talk About Sex
  10. Here Comes Santa Claus
  11. Nobody Knows...
  12. All That Jazz
  13. The Tribes That Bind
  14. In Praise of Women
  15. It Happened One Night
  16. Paranoia
  17. Sometimes That's Just the Way It Is
  18. We the People
  19. The Voice
  20. All Dogs Go to Heaven
  21. There Goes the Bride (Part 1)
  22. There Goes the Bride (Part 2)
  1. The Tattle Tale Heart
  2. Life Is Too Beautiful
  3. Yak Sada (a.k.a. One Voice)
  4. Come Drive with Me
  5. With Honors
  6. Just You Wait and See
  7. Sin ... (Part 1)
  8. ... And Expiation (Part 2)
  9. Dirty Laundry
  10. Who Nose
  11. Forget Me Not
  12. All by Myself
  13. Who Do You Trust?
  14. Words
  15. Loves Me, Loves Me Not
  16. Say a Little Prayer for Me
  17. Twelve Angry People
  18. Hoop Dreams
  19. Talk to Me
  20. Liar, Liar
  21. Love Stinks (Part 1)
  22. Love Stinks (Part 2)

Season Five (2000 - 2001)

Season Six (2001 - 2002)

  1. Here We Go Again
  2. Help
  3. Losers
  4. Busted
  5. Blind
  6. Broke
  7. Bye
  8. Gossip
  9. Tunes
  10. Surprise!
  11. Home
  12. One Hundred
  13. Kiss
  14. V- Day
  15. SweepsParents
  16. Crazy
  17. Apologize
  18. Virgin
  19. Regrets
  20. Chances (Part 1)
  21. Are (Part 2)
  1. Changes
  2. Teased
  3. Sympathy
  4. Work
  5. Relationships
  6. Broken
  7. Prodigal
  8. Ay Carumba
  9. Lost
  10. Consideration
  11. Pathetic
  12. Suspicion
  13. Drunk
  14. Hot Pants
  15. I Really Do
  16. I Really Did
  17. Lip Service
  18. The Ring
  19. Letting Go
  20. The Known Soldier
  21. Holy War (Part 1)
  22. Holy War (Part 2)

Season Seven (2002 - 2003)

Season Eight (2003 - 2004)

  1. Monkey Business (Part 1)
  2. Monkey Business Deux (Part 2)
  3. The Enemy Within
  4. Bowling For Eric
  5. The Heart of the Matter
  6. Regarding Eric
  7. Gabrielle Come Blow Your Horn
  8. Peer Pressure
  9. Lost Souls
  10. A Cry for Help (a.k.a. Female Trouble)
  11. Sunday
  12. Back in the Saddle Again
  13. It's Not Always About You
  14. Smoking
  15. I Love Lucy
  16. Stand Up
  17. High Anxiety
  18. We Do
  19. That Touch of Bink (Part 1)
  20. Dick (Part 2)
  21. Life and Death (Part 1)
  22. Life and Death (Part 2)
  1. The Long Bad Summer (Part 1)
  2. An Early Fall (Part 2)
  3. PK (a.k.a. Preacher's Kid)
  4. I Wasn't Expecting That!
  5. Simon's Home Video (a.k.a. The Kid Is Out of the Picture)
  6. Charity Begins at Home
  7. Getting to Know You
  8. Baggage (a.k.a. Out of the Past)
  9. Go Ask Alice
  10. The One Thing
  11. When Bad Conversations Happen to Good People
  12. The Prodigal Father
  13. Major League
  14. Healing Old Wounds
  15. Don't Speak Ill of the Dead or the Living
  16. The Anniversary
  17. Two Weddings, an Engagement and a Funeral
  18. Angel
  19. There's No Place Like It
  20. High and Dry
  21. Lost and Found
  22. Little White Lies (Part 1)
  23. Little White Lies (Part 2)

Season Nine (2004 - 2005)

Season Ten (2005 - 2006)

  1. Dropping Trou (Part 1)
  2. This Is Going To Kill Mom (Part 2)
  3. The Song of Lucy
  4. Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do
  5. Vote
  6. Fathers
  7. Regret to Inform
  8. Why Not Me?
  9. Thanksgiving
  10. Gratitude
  11. Wayne's World (a.k.a. Danke Schön)
  12. Paper or Plastic?
  13. The Fine Art of Parenting
  14. First Date
  15. Red Socks
  16. Tangled Web We Weaved
  17. Honor Thy Mother
  18. Hungry
  19. Leaps of Faith
  20. Mi Familia (Part 1)
  21. Mi Familia (Part 2)
  1. It's Late
  2. Home Run
  3. Mama's Gonna Buy You a Diamond Ring
  4. Ring Around the Rosie
  5. The Rat's Out of the Bag
  6. Helpful
  7. Soup's On
  8. Chicken Noodle Heads
  9. Turkey
  10. Apple Pie
  11. X-Mas
  12. Got MLK?
  13. And Baby Makes Three
  14. The Magic of Gershwin
  15. Love and Obsession
  16. Moving Ahead

Season One

  1. August 26, 1996: Pilot: Eric (Stephen Collins) enlists the help of a neighbor (Eileen Brennan) to stop Matt (Barry Watson) from smoking, and makes a vain attempt to help Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) deal with her flowering womanhood.

    September 23, 1996: Family Secrets: Shhh! Don't tell anyone, but: Matt and Mary (Jessica Biel) both have mysterious new friends; Simon (David Gallagher) and his new charge, Happy, could be in the doghouse; and Lucy keeps mum about the object of a crush.

    September 30, 1996: In the Blink of the Eye: Mary offers to shield Lucy and her "date" from Eric; Matt gets into a scrape while out with a young woman; and Annie (Catherine Hicks) goes to Arizona to bring her parents home.

    October 7, 1996: No Funerals and a Wedding: Annie feels abandoned on the day of her mother's funeral when her father bolts for home, Eric counsels a couple and Matt escorts Renee to the hospital after she goes into labor at the post-funeral luncheon.

    October 14, 1996: The Color of God: The Camden kids learn hard lessons about race when Eric invites a black family to stay at the house after their church is destroyed in a racially motivated arson.

    October 28, 1996: Halloween: Halloween is a fright, as Annie tries to scare up a costume for Ruthie (MacKenzie Rosman); Lucy has a close encounter with the town "monster" (Richard Moll); and a childhood memory haunts Eric.

    November 4, 1996: Saturday: Eric counsels a teen drug addict (Christian Campbell); Matt's fired from another job; Lucy blows it when she tries to impress the most popular girl in school; Simon and Lucy get lost playing detective.

    November 11, 1996: What Will People Say?: Eric helps out a woman who is being abused by her husband. But when the good reverend is seen escorting the woman to a motel one afternoon, it's the talk of the town. Meanwhile, Matt warns Mary about an older guy she's seeing.

    November 18, 1996: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: Annie and Matt are robbed at gunpoint; Mary wants a tattoo; Eric is told to fire the church organist; Simon and Ruthie have the chicken pox; Lucy runs for student-body president (as does Jimmy Moon).

    November 25, 1996: Last Call for Aunt Julie: Eric's sister visits the family for Thanksgiving but knocks the stuffing out of everyone when they discover that she has a drinking problem.

    December 16, 1996: Now You See Me: Matt's new girlfriend seems more interested in hanging out with his family than with him; Simon thinks he can make himself invisible; Lucy wants to join the cheerleading squad.

    January 13, 1997: With a Little Help From my Friends: Matt helps out an elderly neighbor, but winds up getting in hot water for it; Eric searches for a way to aid a proud but homeless family; Lucy's 13th birthday approaches and she wants a party.

    January 27, 1997: America's Most Wanted: The kids receive some lessons about stealing: Matt and Mary carry on a high-school tradition by lifting a glass from a local diner and Lucy borrows liberally from a term paper Mary lent her.

    February 3, 1997: Seven Is Enough: A tug-of-war ensues between Eric and his cantankerous parents (Peter Graves, Barbara Rush) over who will adopt a young orphan (Sam Saletta) found hiding in the church.

    February 10, 1997: Happy's Valentine: Everyone's plans for a romantic Valentine's Day are interrupted when Happy, Simon's dog, gets out of the house and is hit by a car.

    February 17, 1997: Brave New World: Mary deals with harassment from a boy (Don Jeffcoat) she turned down for a date; Lucy's new best friend seems to be hiding something; Simon prepares Ruthie for pre-kindergarten.

    April 14, 1997: Choices: Mary takes a walk on the wild side with a classmate she meets in detention; a former associate minister from Eric's church drops in unexpectedly; Simon and Ruthie ferret out a scheme to fund their college educations.

    April 21, 1997: Faith Hope and the Bottom Line: Annie volunteers as the church's treasurer pro tem but gets caught in the middle when Eric wants to hire an ex-con (Greg Evigan) against the advice of the church vestry. Meanwhile, Mary agrees to tutor Jimmy Moon in science.

    April 28, 1997: It's About George: Eric has to tell his parents that George (Sam Saletta) may have to be given over to his birth father, who has resurfaced; Eric's alcoholic sister is released from rehab.

    May 5, 1997: Say Goodbye: Annie's "boy-crazy" best friend from school, Rachel (Leann Hunley), is in town, but the boy she has her eye on is Matt; Lucy may have to say goodbye to her friend Suzanne (Rachel Crane).

    May 12, 1997: Dangerous Liaisons, Part 1: Annie is livid when her father (Graham Jarvis) brings along his girlfriend (Beverly Garland) on a weeklong visit; Mary and Matt pursue new romantic interests; Lucy wants to find out if blondes really have more fun.

    May 19, 1997: Dangerous Liaisons, Conclusion: Mary undergoes knee surgery, while Matt learns that Michael Towner was the hit-and-run driver; Wilson reveals the truth about Billy to Eric

Season Two

  1. September 15, 1997: Don't Take My Love Away: Eric and Annie decide to renew their vows; a widow (Leigh Taylor-Young) seeks Eric's help to confront the juvenile (Cliff Dorfman) who murdered her husband; Mary is reluctant to put down her crutches.

    September 22, 1997: See You in September: Eric tries to talk down a boy threatening to jump off a building. Meanwhile, on the first day of school, each of the kids inadvertently breaks a school rule.

    September 29, 1997: I Love You: Eric accidentally reads a letter from Matt to Heather that begins "Dear Mrs. Matt Camden"; Annie and Lucy help a classmate being verbally abused at home.

    October 6, 1997: Who Knew?: Eric finds a marijuana cigarette in the house and can't figure out which of the kids it belongs to. But before the smoke clears, Annie admits that she once inhaled.

    October 13, 1997: Says Who?: Mrs. Bink asks Eric to intervene on behalf of a friend who suddenly moves into a retirement home; Lucy tries to find out if a classmate is bulimic.

    October 20, 1997: Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Matt takes off for Philadelphia after news from Heather; Simon is determined to find his first girlfriend; and Lucy bemoans the fact that everyone but her is getting kissed.

    November 3, 1997: Girls Just Want to Have Fun: Simon tries to protect a friend who's being used by his gang-embroiled sister, while Lucy and her girlfriends just want to have fun at the mall.

    November 10, 1997: Do Something: Annie gets an offer for her homemade muffins; Simon and Ruthie go into the greeting-card business; and Matt takes a job keeping company with a terminally ill boy.

    November 17, 1997: I Hate You: Simon is intrigued when he sees a number tattooed on the arm of an elderly neighbor (Rita Zohar); Ruthie hurts Annie's feelings with three little words; Mary and Lucy dislike Matt's new girlfriend.

    November 24, 1997: Truth or Dare: Things go awry when Matt arranges a date for Mary, and Mary arranges for Lucy to be invited to a sleepover with "the cool group."

    January 12, 1998: Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way: The church is selected for a local telecast, and Eric must write a sermon that's "something special"; Mary considers quitting basketball; Lucy comes home with a D in American history; and Simon wants to be a magician.

    January 19, 1998: Rush to Judgment: The Camdens get some exercise jumping to conclusions when Eric and Annie discover a deficit in the church books; and Lucy has "a bad feeling" about a hug between Mary and her coach.

    January 26, 1998: Stuck in the Middle with You: Lucy jumps for joy when she learns that Jimmy Moon and Ashley have broken up; Grandpa makes a visit — and he's got a surprise; Ruthie cares for a couple of reptiles; Eric and Annie counsel three newlywed couples.

    February 2, 1998: Red Tape: Annie cracks down on the kids with a "good-manners binge": all pleas must be accompanied by the word "please." Meanwhile, Happy gets a credit card; and Eric takes on the IRS to help the mother of a poor kid.

    February 9, 1998: Homecoming: Simon reaches for the stars with his school presentation on the solar system; Mary faces the anxiety of her first basketball game since her knee operation; Lucy's friend Suzanne visits, but Eric senses that something's not right; and Ruthie has her first field trip.

    February 26, 1998: It Takes a Village: Eric's friend Morgan decides to deal with his wife's ex, who calls her every year on Valentine's Day; a classmate of Lucy's falls for Mary.

    March 2, 1998: Nothing Endures but Change: Lucy ignores her parents' orders when they forbid her to go out with a friend who just got her driver's license; Mary rekindles her friendship with Wilson (Andrew Keegan).

    April 6, 1998: My Kinda Guy: Eric volunteers to temporarily house a handsome French exchange student (Steven Roy), whose charm works its wonders on the Camden ladies and masks his contempt for Americans. Meanwhile, Eric sets up a church Web site.

    April 13, 1998: Time to Leave the Nest: When Simon brings home an apparently homeless girl (Caitlin Alderton), Eric tries to find her family. Meanwhile, Matt wants to go to college in Tennessee, and Mary and Lucy decide that they need separate rooms.

    April 27, 1998: Like a Harlot: Eric asks Matt to take a girl (Sheeri Rappaport) to the prom as a favor to another parent. Matt agrees, which pleases his parents, who are unaware of the girl's promiscuous reputation.

    May 4, 1998: Boyfriends, Part 1: Matt tries to find the right time to tell his parents that he's accepted an internship in Washington. Meanwhile, his concern for his sisters leads to a confrontation with Mary and Wilson.

    May 11, 1998: And Girlfriends, Conclusion: Eric and Annie's parents arrive right in the middle of the crisis involving Mary and Matt; and Happy's original owner comes to take him back

Season Three

  1. September 21, 1998: It Takes Two, Baby: Annie is three months pregnant and frustrated over her weight; Matt's moving into an apartment with three women; and Lucy is following The Rules dating manual.

    September 28, 1998: Drunk Like Me: Matt decides to leave his fraternity before the initiation night, but his friend (Steve Monroe) remains — and the result is fateful. Meanwhile, a divorcée in the church flirts with Eric.

    October 5, 1998: Cutters: Mary is troubled by Lucy's newest friend (Allison Mack), while Lucy sees her sister's disapproval as jealousy. Meanwhile, Matt is depressed when he is rejected by a girl for the first time.

    October 12, 1998: The Legacy: At school, Simon feels responsible for a teacher's dismissal; Mary cuts a class for the first time; and Lucy collides with her geometry teacher.

    October 19, 1998: And a Nice Chianti: Eric tries to console a recently divorced woman (Susan Blakely) who is still grieving over the death of her son. Meanwhile, Matt plays the Good Samaritan on the highway and ends up getting arrested for auto theft.

    November 2, 1998: And the Home of the Brave: On the day of Grandpa and Ginger's wedding, Annie brings home a homeless World War II veteran (Ray Walston); and Matt and Mary break down on a remote road.

    November 9, 1998: Johnny Get Your Gun: Simon's worries over the return of Deena's old boyfriend become real when the boy (Jake Richardson) threatens to shoot Simon with a handgun. Meanwhile, Matt is disturbed by Mary's interest in Shana's troubled brother.

    November 16, 1998: No Sex, Some Drugs and a Little Rock and Roll: Eric is excited to learn that his old band buddies are going to visit him, but the reunion proves to be unsettling. Meanwhile, friends offer Matt and Mary an energy-booster drug.

    November 23, 1998: Let's Talk About Sex: The Camdens face issues related to sex as Lucy considers experiencing her "first time"; Mary's basketball-team sleep over turns coed; and Matt struggles to find a topic for a human-sexuality project.

    December 14, 1998: Here Comes Santa Claus: The Camdens test their creativity at Christmas as they try to come up with gifts for each other, and Lucy faces the holiday without Jordan.

    January 11, 1999: Nobody Knows...: Simon learns of a secret pain that Deena carries with her; Matt betrays the confidence of his aunt; and Mary feels guilty for using deceit to get her driver's license.

    January 18, 1999: All That Jazz: While preregistering at the hospital, Annie and Eric see the doctor who delivered — and almost killed — Matt; Matt tries to talk to Heather, who keeps avoiding him.

    January 25, 1999: The Tribes that Bind: Annie dreads having the church ladies over for her baby shower. Meanwhile, Eric and fellow preacher Morgan encounter racism at a restaurant.

    February 8, 1999: In the Praise of Women: As the family waits at the hospital for the birth of the twins, Eric and Annie ask for assistance from an unexpected source.

    February 15, 1999: It Happened One Night: The twins are home and Eric and Annie expect help from the children. However, Ruthie plans to run away; Mary does — to the pool hall; and Simon reads parenting books.

    February 22, 1999: Paranoia: When the deacons at the church act strangely, Eric is convinced that they are going to fire him. Meanwhile, Jimmy Moon's parents confide in Eric that they think Jimmy's into drugs.

    March 1, 1999: Sometimes That's Just the Way It Is: Eric counsels a seemingly happy couple (Corbin Bernsen, Amanda Pays) when the husband suddenly announces he wants a divorce. Meanwhile, Matt decides to join the Army.

    March 15, 1999: We the People: Eric counsels a friend (David Dukes), the president of the university Matt attends, when the story breaks that the man had an affair with a grad student. Meanwhile, the scandal puts Matt at odds with another student who wants the president fired.

    May 3, 1999: The Voice: Eric is thrown for a loop when Rudy (Jack Carter), the janitor at Simon's school, tells him God literally spoke to him and told him to tell the minister. Meanwhile, a burnt-out Annie hatches plans for a covert getaway.

    May 10, 1999: All Dogs Go to Heaven: When two parishioners (Frank Birney and Rosanna Huffman) ask him to sit with their dying mom, Eric comes to their home — and finds the tale has an unexpected twist.

    May 17, 1999: There Goes the Bride, Part 1: When Matt accepts a last-minute request to become a bridal-party usher, Shana (Maureen Flannigan) and his parents fear he still has feelings for his soon-to-be-wed ex.

    May 24, 1999: There Goes the Bride, Conclusion: Despite humiliating Shana by running off with Heather, Matt still wrestles with the question of whom he truly loves. Meanwhile, Eric's disapproval causes Julie (Deborah Raffin) to lose faith in her relationship with Dr. Hastings, who confronts Eric about his attitude

Season Four

  1. September 20, 1999: The Tattle Tale Heart: Eric and Annie strive to keep his visiting parents from discovering Julie's pregnancy, and Matt goes apartment hunting despite the fact that he doesn't have a job to pay the rent. Meanwhile, Lucy and Mary hatch a plan to get their hands on Matt's yet-to-be vacated bedroom.

    September 27, 1999: Life Is Too Beautiful: John tries to make Shana (Maureen Flanigan) feel less alienated now that he and Matt are roommates; Simon's efforts to play man-of-the-house are continually frustrated, and the family chafes about Eric's blissful post-heart attack perspective on life.

    October 4, 1999: Yak Sada: Eric finds himself entangled in the thorny issue of gender roles when he fears a parishioner will ruin her life if she marries her adamantly chauvinistic fiancé. Meanwhile, Simon wants to drop out of home economics because he's the only boy and the best chef in class; and Mary tries to keep Annie from learning about Ruthie's new sport.

    October 11, 1999: Come Drive with Me: Talking with a hospital patient (Josh Evans) spurs Matt to seriously think about a career; and Eric's superiors reconsider giving him a raise when they see him driving a pricey convertible.

    October 18, 1999: With Honors: The Camden kids face various tests of honor when Matt's classmate tries to get him to cheat; Simon's new friend (Justin Garms) brings marijuana into the Camden house; Mary confronts a potentially damaging rumor about her friend Corey (Alicia Willis); and Lucy must decide whether to help a new beau illegally access the school computers so he can change a grade.

    October 25, 1999: Just You Wait and See: Relationship troubles abound when a very pregnant Julie arrives at the Camdens' announcing she's left Hank (Ed Begley Jr.) and Lucy finds herself in an unexpected gender role reversal with her date. Meanwhile, Simon lands in hot water with Deena when he finds himself pursued by a flirtatious 15-year-old; and Ruthie smuggles a lost kitten into the house.

    November 8, 1999: Sin...: Mary's college scholarship is jeopardized when her coach (Kurt Rambis) locks the team members out of practice until they improve their grades. Meanwhile, Annie and the school principal catch Simon making a rude gesture at another student, and the rigors of living with a disheveled roommate has Matt rethinking life on his own.

    November 15, 1999: ...And Expiation: Eric and Annie get Mary out of jail and hire a lawyer, who warns them there's a good chance Mary could face prison for vandalizing the school gym. Meanwhile, Mary's troubles give Matt an excuse to move back home and Simon and Ruthie wrestle with the guilt of believing they could have warned their parents that Mary might do something "extreme."

    November 22, 1999: Dirty Laundry: Eric tries to return a $20,000 check to the parishioner (Takayo Fischer) who donated it; Mary and Lucy overhear a suggestive conversation between Matt and Shana that implies the couple are sexually intimate; and Ruthie's so-called friends pressure her into ostracizing a classmate.

    November 29, 1999: Who Nose?: Mary flirts with a fellow offender (Adam LaVorgna) while doing her community service and asks a skeptical Lucy to help her talk their parents into letting her see him; Eric conceals from Matt that he's recommended Shana for a scholarship to NYU; and Simon inadvertently falls in with a bad crowd at school.

    December 13, 1999: Forget Me Not: Annie learns her dad is missing when Ginger unexpectedly arrives in search of him. Meanwhile, Mary clashes with her parents over her desire to date Robbie (Adam LaVorgna); Lucy ditches a Habitat for Humanity project for a date with a high-school hunk; and Matt ruins his weekend with Simon with his moping over Shana's impending move to New York.

    January 24, 2000: All By Myself: A burnt-out Annie ditches the family for a weekend alone and makes an unexpected friend. Meanwhile, Matt says good-bye to Shana as she heads for New York; Lucy and Mary mope over their beaus' failure to call; and Eric vainly tries to take care of the twins, the kids and the chores by himself.

    January 31, 2000: Who Do You Trust?: Although Annie gives Mary and Lucy the okay for a double date with Robbie and his brother Rick (Lance Bass), a suspicious Eric follows the two couples. Meanwhile, Matt's depression over Shana's departure infuriates John (Chaz Lamar Shepherd) when Matt bursts into tears during a dinner with their neighbors. And Simon secretly buys cigarettes with a friend, spurring Eric to use a little psychology to get a confession.

    February 7, 2000: Words: Annie goes on the warpath when she learns that one of Ruthie's teachers has been calling her "stupid"; Simon befriends a boy (Shawn Pyfrom) with Tourette's syndrome; and Shana fears her relationship with Matt is crumbling when he keeps avoiding her phone calls. Meanwhile, Mary refuses to speak to Simon but won't tell him why.

    February 14, 2000: Loves Me, Loves Me Not: Despite Eric's misgivings, Robbie gets Annie's blessing to plan a Valentine's Day road trip for himself and Mary; Matt starts hanging out with Heather while avoiding Shana's phone calls, which worries Shana when Mary innocently spills the beans about Heather's return. Meanwhile, Simon covers up evidence of an intense make-out session with his girlfriend.

    February 21, 2000: Say a Little Prayer: When Eric tries to impress upon the kids the power of prayer, the siblings wind up praying for questionable things, such as Mary's desire to reunite with Robbie, John and Matt's hope for a phone call from the same woman and Ruthie's request for a pony. Meanwhile, Lucy finds herself mistaken for an unwed teen mom when she takes the twins out by herself.

    February 28, 2000: Twelve Angry People: Eric is stunned when he is the only juror to vote to convict a murder defendant and learns that his fellow jurors don't really care whether the defendant is guilty or innocent. Meanwhile, Ruthie raises Annie's ire after cutting a playmate's hair; and Matt goes stir-crazy when he decides to study in his dad's church office.

    April 10, 2000: Hoop Dreams: After dreaming of playing with NBA champs, Mary believes Coach Cleary plans for her to turn pro when he asks her to meet with him for an unspecified reason. Meanwhile, Eric feels he's been neglecting Simon and pulls him out of school for a guys' day out, and Ruthie decides she wants to be the Queen of England.

    May 1, 2000: Talk to Me: After an obviously troubled girl leaves his office before sharing her problem, Eric tries to track her down and decides to pump his kids for information. Meanwhile, Julie tosses Hank out of the house because she senses he's keeping a secret and Matt gets caught in the middle when Hank lands on his doorstep.

    May 8, 2000: Liar, Liar: Lies and half-truths plague the Camden clan when a co-worker's tall tales taint Matt's reputation, jeopardizing his job, and a classmate steals a story that Ruthie created, while a reporter (Sam Rubin) gets a too perfect picture when he profiles the family. And John aims to confront a politician who quotes Maya Angelou's verse as if it were his own.

    May 15, 2000: Love Stinks, Part 1: Shana is back for the summer, but Matt's preoccupation with Heather delays their reunion. Robbie returns to seek Mary's forgiveness and tell her he's reformed, but Eric and Annie refuse to believe it. Meanwhile, Deena breaks up with Simon for no apparent reason; Eric learns that Lucy's fallen for Robbie's step-brother; and Ruthie gets herself a boyfriend who's willing to do anything she says.

    May 22, 2000: Love Stinks, Part 2: Eric flips when Mary says she's not going to college and announces alternative plans; an amorous Brett (Matt Farnsworth) follows Shana home, where she tries to resist his advances; and Annie believes Lucy still likes Andrew (Will Estes), despite her daughter's date with Ronald (Brian Bowen). Meanwhile, Simon asks the school gossip why Deena broke up with him

Season Five

  1. October 11, 1999: Come Drive with Me: Talking with a hospital patient (Josh Evans) spurs Matt to seriously think about a career; and Eric's superiors reconsider giving him a raise when they see him driving a pricey convertible.

    October 2, 2000: Here We Go Again: Eric opposes Annie's decision to go back to school, while Annie thinks he's making her bear the brunt of his anger at Mary's decision to skip college. Meanwhile, Heather and Matt's on-again-off-again relationship threatens to be off again — permanently; Mary decides to buy a car; Simon gets stressed over his first day of high school; and Lucy is ready to begin a relationship with Andrew Nayloss, except he hasn't come back from summer vacation yet.

    October 9, 2000: Help: The Colonel (Peter Graves) arrives for an unexpected visit as school problems dog the younger Camdens: Matt flunks his chemistry pre-test; Simon struggles to find friends; and Ruthie chafes at being in a class taught by the insensitive Ms. Riddle. Meanwhile, Mary finds her job hanging by a thread; Lucy starts a campaign to become homecoming queen; and Annie gears up for her first test.

    October 16, 2000: Losers: Annie asks Eric to spend Friday with the guys so she can confer with a professor (Jeff Yagher). But the reverend can't find anyone willing to hang out with him, so he calls a bewildered Matt. Meanwhile, Mary makes friends with married co-workers (Chyler Leigh, Nathan West) with questionable morals while working the late shift; Lucy pretends to be a mom for a school assignment; and Simon has a date with a sophomore (Katie Stuart).

    October 23, 2000: Busted: When Frankie (Chyler Leigh) expresses interest in signing up for college classes, Mary starts checking out Lucy's early application packets. Meanwhile, Simon has a hot date, Lucy gets a weird proposition from a classmate, and Ruthie discovers the manipulative fun of keeping a diary — much to the embarrassment of Eric and Annie.

    October 30, 2000: Blind: A doubtful Julie lets Mary baby-sit Erica, only if Mary has no visitors. But when Frankie (Chyler Leigh) comes by and begs Mary to take care of Mercy, Mary can't resist helping her. Meanwhile, Lucy volunteers to chaperone Ruthie's sleepover and watch the twins; Simon is on a quest to change his image; and Matt pursues a woman who wants nothing to do with him.

    November 6, 2000: Broke: Mary's dishonesty and unpaid debts continue to affect the whole family. While Annie and Eric argue over how to handle the situation, the Camden kids pull together to help their sister. To get the credit card company to stop calling, however, they are forced to make a risky decision. Meanwhile, Mary continues to ignore her responsibilities.

    November 13, 2000: Bye: As Eric and Annie desperately try to figure out how Mary managed to pay her credit-card bill, the Camden kids team up to throw them off the scent. When the parents vs. children game finally breaks down, Eric realizes that getting everyone to work together is the only way to preserve his family.

    November 20, 2000: Gossip: Mary's future may be resolved, but the rumor mill surrounding her situation runs rampant. Congregational gossip irks Eric, while Lucy wrestles with high-school hearsay. Meanwhile, Simon uses his sister's "bad girl" image to his advantage, Ruthie spreads phony tales to draw attention away from Mary, Matt's infatuated with a beautiful stranger and Annie goes out with an old boyfriend.

    November 27, 2000: Tunes: The Camdens disapprove of Simon's new friends, one of whom insults Annie and Lucy with his chauvinistic remarks. Heather contacts Matt, who is unsure of her intentions.

    December 18, 2000: Surprise!: Eric invites a homeless Robbie to stay at the Camdens' for the night — much to the chagrin of the rest of the family. Matt also shows up unexpectedly after being kicked out of his apartment by John, who needs quality time with his girlfriend. Mary repeatedly calls home, only to have Ruthie hang up on her.

    January 22, 2001: Home: While Annie and Matt remain wary of Robbie's ongoing presence in the household, Eric, Simon and Ruthie find themselves warming up to the obliging outsider. Back in Buffalo, Mary is convinced Robbie and Lucy are a couple. Matt's apartment troubles continue when John asks him to meet Priscilla's parents.

    January 29, 2001: One Hundred: As Annie plans a mysterious day of cleaning, Eric freaks out over his conspiracy theory that Mary left Buffalo because of a devious scheme she concocted with Robbie. Chores are interrupted when Ruthie discovers a baby at the Camdens' front door. Lucy, meanwhile, stays with her friend Mike's near-catatonic mother for the day.

    February 5, 2001: Kiss: After their lackluster attempt at kissing, Mike (Jeremy Lelliott) and Lucy agree to be friends and fix each other up on dates — but the plan bothers Lucy more than she had anticipated. Meanwhile, Matt gets in a huff over John and Robbie's newfound friendship, and Eric and Annie continue to feel alienated from their family.

    February 12, 2001: V-Day: No one cares about the birthday party Annie's planned for the twins because the Camdens are all too preoccupied with trying to deduce the identity of Robbie's mystery date. To make matters more complicated, Mary finds out he's going out with someone else. Meanwhile, Lucy prepares for her first big date with Jeremy.

    February 19, 2001: Sweeps: Robbie's presence in the house makes Mary's visit home for the weekend a less-than-relaxing affair for the Camdens. Simon's night with Sasha is also cause for concern, especially after Lucy finds a wallet in the hamper — complete with a condom inside.

    February 26, 2001: Parents: Robbie is ecstatic when his long-lost father (Alan Thicke) appears at the Camdens' from out of the blue, but Eric and Annie distrust the deadbeat dad's motives. Lucy's chummy relationship with her friend's freewheeling mother (Jane A. Rogers) also concerns Annie.

    April 16, 2001: Crazy: While Matt stresses over the psychological evaluation required for his medical-school application, and the strange demeanor of his psychologist; Ruthie gets into trouble at school and tricks Robbie into coming to talk to her principal instead of her parents. Also: Simon decides to break it off with Sasha, but fails to tell her the real reason.

    April 23, 2001: Apologize: The striking resemblance of Robbie's new friend, Marie, to Mary raises eyebrows among discerning Camdens. Annie's invitation for her to stay for dinner only makes things weirder. Back in Buffalo, unbeknownst to Robbie, Mary makes plans to meet her old boyfriend Wilson for the evening. And Matt meets Robbie's ex, Cheryl, at the restaurant where she works.

    April 30, 2001: Virgin: Annie discovers that the particularly flirtatious mother of one of Lucy's friends is seeing Eric for therapy sessions, and requests that he refer her to someone else. Annie then has to deal with the guilt over her jealousy-induced interference. Simon is mortified when word gets around school that he's a virgin; Annie shared the fact with Sasha's mother. Matt struggles with telling Robbie about his interest in Cheryl.

    May 7, 2001: Regrets: The entire community makes a big fuss about a petition protesting the apparently unfair firing of a teacher at Ruthie's school. Matt, however, knows the real reason why she is leaving, which could be rather embarrassing for the petitioners. Also: Grandpa Charles pays a visit to Glenoak with some surprising news for Eric to pass on to Annie — she has a sister.

    May 14, 2001: Chances: Mary is back in Glenoak for the summer, but fears about living together have Robbie on edge. Meanwhile, Lucy surprises even herself when she proposes to Jeremy; Eric and Annie are the recipients of what may be advances from unmarried acquaintances; Matt agonizes over telling his family about Cheryl; and John and Priscilla run into an obstacle concerning her parents.

    May 21, 2001: Are: In the conclusion of the two-part love-triangle-laced season finale, Mary tries to right a wrong by explaining to Lucy that she never had "adult relations" with her sister's fiancé, Jeremy. The only problem with the truth is getting Lucy to believe it. James also talks to Eric about his attempted affair with Annie, as Serena comes clean to Annie about her attempted affair with Eric. Meanwhile, Robbie and Wilson set aside their differences to talk about Mary; and Matt learns a thing or two about Cheryl's honesty

Season Six

  1. September 24, 2001: Changes: Eric deals with minor and major domestic crises in the Camden household as the drama begins its sixth season. The good reverend's stress level rises when he learns that Matt has lost his job at the hospital and is relying on his pals to find him new work. Simon adds to the tension by pressuring his pop to let him get his learner's permit. Lucy just cries in her room and refuses to discuss what happened in New York between her and Jeremy. Even lodger Robbie, still longing for Mary, is moping around the house. To top it all off, Annie's odd behavior has Eric wondering what's going on with her.

    October 1, 2001: Teased: Simon stands up for a bullied student only to have the boy tell him that he is going to shoot his tormentors. Robbie gives Ruthie a playful nickname and she comes up with a less-pleasant one for Lucy. Meanwhile, Eric gets a visit from an old female friend with family issues of her own.

    October 8, 2001: Sympathy: Simon considers dating a 16-year-old pregnant girl he meets on a bus. Annie accepts Robbie's offer to rent the room over the Camden's garage that both Lucy and Matt had their eyes on. Meanwhile, a stranger appears to injure himself in the Camden driveway.

    October 15, 2001: Work: Eric tries to arrange a romantic evening alone with Annie, but she rebukes his every attempt. Meanwhile, Simon's tardiness and poor people skills put his new job in jeopardy; Robbie sets Lucy up on a date with one of his friends; and Matt is concerned about a woman who keeps showing up at the clinic.

    October 22, 2001: Relationships: Annie begins teaching and inadvertently gives a student bad advice. Matt's girlfriend comes to Eric for guidance on their relationship, but she misinterprets the reverend's input. Meanwhile, Simon is attracted to a girl dating one of his friends; and a firefighter trainee shows an interest in Mary.

    October 29, 2001: Crazy: While Matt stresses over the psychological evaluation required for his medical-school application, and the strange demeanor of his psychologist; Ruthie gets into trouble at school and tricks Robbie into coming to talk to her principal instead of her parents. Also: Simon decides to break it off with Sasha, but fails to tell her the real reason.

    November 5, 2001: Broken: Lucy and Robbie argue over who should tell Mary about their emerging relationship, and Matt worries that a young woman in his study group might be a victim of physical abuse at the hands of her belligerent boyfriend. Elsewhere, Eric's sister shows up at the house with her toddler and annoys Annie as she tries to prepare a lesson for her class.

    November 12, 2001: Prodigal: The Camden house gets a little more crowded when Mary returns and tells her family that she's home to stay. Mary's sudden arrival has everyone in the family wondering what happened between her and Wilson. Are they married? Did they break up? Only Mary knows and she's not telling—at least not yet. Her presence delights Annie who goes out of her way to make her daughter comfortable, even offering her the coveted garage apartment. But not everyone is happy to see her. Ruthie feels that Mary owes everyone an apology for the actions that led to her initial ouster from the Camden home.

    November 19, 2001: Ay Carumba: Matt, Lucy, Simon and Ruthie are banished to the garage apartment after protesting Annie's decision to give the place to Mary, but then the roommates begin voting each other out as each member vies for sole ownership. Elsewhere, Robbie is nervous about meeting his new girlfriend's parents.

    November 26, 2001: Lost: Mary and Lucy ask their parents to find new boyfriends (and potential husbands) for 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 use the twins to attract women.

    December 10, 2001: Consideration: Annie's father shows up for a weekend visit. But Eric forgot to tell his wife about it, and nearly everyone in the Camden household is too busy to spend time with the elderly man. Meanwhile, Eric lies to Annie about his plans for the day, which include a trip to the Glenoak Hospital.

    January 14, 2002: Pathetic: Annie quits her teaching job without discussing it with Eric first; and Mary calls Wilson and learns from his landlord that he has moved out of his apartment. Meanwhile, Simon uses Robbie's car to practice driving and he accidentally smashes into Matt's vehicle.

    January 21, 2002: Suspicion: The Camden family tries to help a young friend of Ruthie's in this examination of religious intolerance. After various personal effects disappear from the house, the family finds Ruthie in the garage apartment entertaining a friend (Ashley Solomon) with the pilfered items. The would-be bandit explains that she is hiding her pal from a pair of older boys, who have been harassing the girl because of her Muslim background. Touched by her plight, Mary and Lucy try to get their neighbors to sign a petition in support of the girl's family. Matt and Simon, however, decide on a less civic solution and go hunting for the perpetrators.

    February 4, 2002: Drunk: Simon persuades his parents to let him go to a party after they meet his friend, a senior who promises to look out for him; Matt gets mail from two medical schools that he applied to but he's hesitant to open the letters. Meanwhile, Mary and Lucy take the same classes at an area college.

    February 11, 2002: Hot Pants: Valentine's Day delivers a few surprises for the Camdens as a grounded Simon is asked out by a senior; Mary discovers Robbie's plans with Joy; and Lucy runs into her ex-fiancé outside one of her classrooms. Elsewhere, Matt seeks his father's help with his love life, and Ruthie is hesitant to go to a party.

    February 25, 2002: I Really Do: Comedians Richard Lewis and Laraine Newman begin a five-episode appearance on the WB's top-rated program. They play the parents of Sarah Glass (Sarah Danielle Madison), a co-worker who catches Matt's eye after the future doctor decides to start looking for a bride. Their initial attraction leads to a couple of dates, the second of which includes a meeting with Sarah's folks, who are unhappy that Matt doesn't share their religious heritage. Meanwhile, anxiety is high in the Camden household when everyone learns that Matt is seriously seeking a lifelong mate, and Ruthie tries to set her brother straight by telling him not to do "anything stupid."

    March 4, 2002: I Really Did: Matt stays out all night with Sarah and a worried Annie tries to calm Eric, who is convinced that Matt did something foolish. Meanwhile, Lucy and Mary search for Ruthie because they suspect that she knows what really happened during Matt's night out.

    April 15, 2002: Lip Service: Annie frantically cooks Jewish dishes as the Camdens prepare to head out for dinner with Sarah's family, while Lucy schemes to skip the outing so she can stay home with Robbie. Meanwhile, Simon asks Matt and Sarah if he can bring his friend Morris to the dinner.

    April 22, 2002: The Ring: Matt and Sarah argue over their wedding plans and their agreement to forego buying an engagement ring. Mary and Lucy fly to Buffalo where Mary hopes to meet an ex-boyfriend, but their trip takes an unexpected turn after they reach their destination.

    April 29, 2002: Letting Go: Mary startles her father by appearing in the Camden kitchen at 2 A.M. with two young men, who spend the rest of the night in the living room with Mary and Lucy. Meanwhile, Eric suspects that Ruthie knows a secret about Matt and Sarah.

    May 6, 2002: The Known Soldier: The U.S.-led war on terrorism hits home for the Camdens when Ruthie corresponds with a marine in Afghanistan who loses his life in a helicopter crash. This moving installment is dedicated to the memory of SSgt. Dwight J. Morgan, one of two marines who died after their aircraft crashed near Kabul in January. In the episode, Ruthie writes to Morgan as part of a class project and shares the letters with her family. The Camdens then learn of Morgan's death and Eric presides over a memorial for the serviceman. During the ceremony, singer CeCe Winans performs the national anthem. Ernest Borgnine has a cameo as a war veteran.

    May 13, 2002: Holy War, Part One: Matt and Eric meet with Rabbi Glass to discuss plans for the wedding and Eric learns that his role is smaller than he expected. Meanwhile, Simon is convinced that Matt will ask him to be his best man and Ruthie tells Robbie that she wants his room for herself after Matt moves out.

    May 20, 2002: Holy War, Conclusion: Plans for the interfaith wedding of Sarah and Matt hit a major snag as the drama wraps up its sixth season with the conclusion of a two-part episode. The couple (Sarah Danielle Madison and Barry Watson, who is slated to exit the series) lament Eric's decision not to attend the nuptials following his argument with Rabbi Glass over Matt's conversion to Judaism. Hoping to patch things up between their fathers, Matt and Sarah seek their mothers' help in persuading the holy men to put aside their differences before it's too late. Meanwhile, Robbie tries to figure out why Ruthie wants him to move out of the Camden household.

Season Seven

  1. September 16, 2002: Monkey Business, Part 1: The Camden household gets a new member as the WB's top-rated program kicks off its seventh season with Part 1 of a two-part episode. Gone from the nest is big brother Matt (Barry Watson, who left the series at the end of last season), but his garage apartment is now occupied by Buffalo cop Kevin Kinkirk (George Stults), who continues to pursue the elusive Lucy. Elsewhere, Mary tries to keep a new relationship under wraps while insisting that she's over ex-beau Ben (Stults' real-life brother Geoff). And Robbie, who has been lamenting the departure of girlfriend Joy, may also be ready for romance when he runs into an old classmate.

    September 23, 2002: Monkey Business Deux, Part 2: Simon starts a dating service that begins to make money until Cecilia (Ashlee Simpson) tells Eric about the endeavor; Mary considers moving out of the Camden house and relocating to Florida with her new beau.

    September 30, 2002: The Enemy Within: Captain Jack's father (Pat Boone) meets with Eric and Annie and accuses Mary of seducing his son. Ben reads Lucy's diary, which causes a problem between Lucy and Kevin. Later, Ben and Ruthie meet with the vice principal (Cindy Williams) after Ben has a dispute with one of Ruthie's classmates.

    October 7, 2002: Bowling for Eric: Eric needs to undergo immediate open-heart surgery and he falters when he tries to break the news to his family, which leads to a tense night of bowling for the Camdens. Meanwhile, Robbie gets a traffic ticket and asks Kevin to fix it for him, but the police officer flatly refuses.

    October 14, 2002: Heart of the Matter: Eric undergoes heart surgery and dreams that he is Elvis Presley performing in a club, while the rest of the Camdens anxiously wait in the hospital for word of his condition. Meanwhile, Lucy tells Robbie that she is ready to marry Kevin; and Simon complains to Annie about the absence of Matt and Mary during their father's health crisis.

    October 21, 2002: Regarding Eric: Eric is eager to return to work following his heart surgery but his doctors want him to take it easy, so Annie asks the kids to seek his counsel in order to make him feel needed. Meanwhile, Kevin learns that Ben is planning to extend his temporary stay in Glenoak.

    November 4, 2002: Gabrielle Come Blow Your Horn: Eric's father sends an obnoxious woman (Phyllis Diller) to the Camden home to assist Annie with household chores while Eric recovers from surgery, but Annie doesn't want her help. Meanwhile, Lucy thinks Roxanne is picking out the engagement ring that Kevin will offer to Lucy.

    November 11, 2002: Peer Pressure: Eric and Rabbi Glass set out to spy on the new minister (Jeremy London) in Eric's church; Ruthie baby-sits the twins and gets a phone call from a boy who asks if he can visit with her. Meanwhile, Lucy asks Simon to dig up some information on Roxanne during his ride-along with her and Kevin in their patrol car. The episode was written by former castmate Barry Watson.

    November 18, 2002: Lost Souls: Reverend Camden considers another calling when the ministry begins to lose its appeal. Eric's 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. Annie bears the brunt of her husband's indifference as she tries to get him to spend some quality time alone with her. Meanwhile, Kevin recruits Simon and Cecilia to help him find Lucy who never showed up at the pool hall to meet the cop for a date.

    November 25, 2002: A Cry for Help: Eric explores career options and lands a job at a college radio station with more responsibility than he expected. The ersatz entertainer dreams of spinning records but soon discovers that his producer (R&B singer Usher) wants him to host a talk show. That proves a daunting challenge: His first shift requires him to field a call from a suicidal young man. Meanwhile, Ruthie tries to figure out how to break up with a pesky boyfriend without hurting his feelings; and Simon invites a despondent Ben to join him and Cecilia at a club for teens.

    January 6, 2003: Sunday: Annie looks over a manuscript that Eric is writing but is disappointed to learn that the work is not a sermon for church; Simon and Cecilia discuss having sex for the first time and naively share their plan with their parents. Elsewhere, Lucy tries to spy on Roxanne and Chandler during their first date.

    January 20, 2003: Back in the Saddle Again: Ruthie befriends an upbeat teenager who has cystic fibrosis; Roxanne fights with Chandler after she sees him talking to an attractive woman at the church. Meanwhile, Eric seeks help from a counselor, who offers unsympathetic advice.

    January 27, 2003: It's Not Always About You: Annie wonders what Eric discusses with his therapist, but then panics when the counselor asks her sit in on a session. Also: Lucy tries to get out of jury duty and upsets Kevin in the process; Chandler reveals his true feelings for Roxanne after she is injured on the job. .

    February 3, 2003: Smoking: Eric tries to help Chandler after the young minister learns that his father is dying of cancer, but Chandler rejects Eric's aid. Lucy accepts a date with Chandler's brother Sid (Jason London) in order to make Kevin jealous enough to propose to her. Elsewhere, Annie finds a pack of cigarettes in Simon's bedroom.

    February 10, 2003: I Love Lucy: Valentine's Day brings romantic dejection rather than delight for Lucy in this charming installment of the family drama. The melancholy maiden is unenthusiastic about her date with Kevin. She's worried that the enchanted evening won't end with her beau finally proposing on bended knee. Of course, it also doesn't help matters when Kevin's mom (Bo Derek) drops in. In other holiday developments, Eric and Annie arrange a lovers' tryst at a hotel, while Roxanne (Rachel Blanchard) is bothered and bewildered when she arrives for an outing with Chandler and overhears him practicing a proposal of his own. He's apparently bewitched by her — after just a handful of dates.

    February 17, 2003: Stand Up: Annie takes charge of arranging a big event in Lucy's honor without regard for her daughter's wishes. Chandler meets Roxanne's father, a cop who tells him to stop seeing his daughter. Elsewhere, Simon sees a friend of Cecilia's father take money from the company's petty-cash fund.

    February 24, 2003: High Anxiety: Eric is nervous about returning to the church and performing his first service, while Simon and Cecilia try to take their minds off sex by planning platonic activities. Elsewhere, Roxanne's father is enmeshed in a fatal shooting that involves the man suspected of murdering Roxanne's mother.

    April 21, 2003: We Do: Lucy and Kevin prepare to tie the knot, but Mother Nature threatens to prevent their guests from getting to the church on time. The nuptials promise to reunite the Camdens with Mary and Matt (Barry Watson, in his first appearance on the show since his Hodgkin's disease diagnosis). But when a nasty thunderstorm rolls through the region, the airports are closed and Kevin's family gets stranded in Las Vegas. In an attempt to help out, Chandler and Roxanne drive to Sin City to pick them up, while a nervous Lucy fears that few people will be able to attend and considers postponing the wedding.

    April 28, 2003: That Touch of Bink: Eric and Chandler begin a fund-raising drive to pay for repairs to the church, turning to an unpopular parishioner for help; Ruthie's friend Peter skips school because he doesn't like his mother's new boyfriend. Meanwhile, the twins steal money from their parents' bedroom and from a coffee can in the kitchen.

    May 5, 2003: Dick: Peter is unhappy that his mother is planning to marry a man they hardly know; Chandler counsels a couple who want to marry but have several issues to deal with first. Meanwhile, Roxanne and Eric want Chandler to reconcile with his ailing father before it's too late.

    May 12, 2003: Life and Death: The Camden clan faces a dizzying array of family issues in the first of a two-part episode that sets up next week's season finale. Eric flies to New York in an attempt to repair the rift between Chandler and his ailing father, and he's surprised by the reception he receives. While in the Empire State, the reverend also spends some time with Sarah and Matt, who secretly wonder if Sarah is pregnant. Back on the home front, Simon worries about the odd way that Ruthie has been acting; and Lucy invites a college friend (Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski) to stay in the Camden home for a few days.

    May 19, 2003: Life and Death, Part 2: Weighty matters confront the Camdens as the seventh season ends with the conclusion of a two-part episode. Still in New York, Eric goes toe to toe with Chandler's father (Dan Lauria) in an attempt to get the dying man to agree to meet with his son before it's too late. Meanwhile, confusion abounds at home, where Annie causes a stir by passing along some news about Matt and Sarah to Sarah's mother; and newlywed Lucy baffles her hubby with her erratic behavior as she secretly wonders if she's pregnant. In addition, Simon finds himself in a romantic quandary after agreeing to go to the prom with Christine (Tara Lipinski), a decision that leaves Cecilia fuming.

Season Eight

  1. September 15, 2003: The Long Bad Summer: In Part 1 of the two-part eighth-season opener, the Camdens deal with the aftermath of a tragic event involving a family member, while Kevin and Lucy discuss their plans for the immediate future. Elsewhere, someone vandalizes the exterior of Eric's church.

    September 22, 2003: An Early Fall: In the conclusion, Simon hears some big news about Mary; and Roxanne seeks Kevin's advice on dealing with a dispirited Chandler. Elsewhere, Eric ponders Simon's academic future; and Annie prepares for a potentially tense dinner engagement.

    September 29, 2003: PK: Simon and Eric meet with a school-board official to explore Simon's educational options; Kevin gets roped into baby-sitting Det. Michaels' granddaughter, a youngster with a bad reputation. Elsewhere, Lucy discovers that Chandler is dating several women in their congregation; and Peter finds himself in a precarious situation when he tries to defend the Camden family honor.

    October 6, 2003: I Wasn't Expecting That!: Kevin goes on medical leave after suffering injuries at work and his attitude toward Lucy changes drastically; Ruthie and Peter argue as they struggle with a difficult school project. Elsewhere, Rabbi Glass tells Eric that he and his wife are splitting up; and a strange teen shows up unexpectedly at the Camden home.

    October 13, 2003: Simon Camden: Simon makes a video application for college that recounts the Camdens' family history in an episode that marks actor David Gallagher's departure from the series.

    October 20, 2003: Charity Begins at Home: Eric asks his parishioners to do a good deed for someone in the community, but it takes Peter's advice for the reverend to realize that he must lead by example. Meanwhile, Kevin tries to answer Eric's request by starting a neighborhood watch program with Lucy, but she is less than thrilled with the venture.

    November 3, 2003: Getting to Know You: Kevin holds a neighborhood-watch meeting at the Camden home on the same night that Cecilia's house is robbed; Annie plans a block party to welcome a new family, but Ruthie learns that the guests of honor might not attend.

    November 10, 2003: Baggage: Kevin upsets Lucy by not asking her to join the police department's husband-and-wife softball team; Cecilia distances herself from the Camden family and begins dating a new guy. Elsewhere, Ruthie and Peter spend time with hospital patients to cheer them up; and Chandler prepares for his first real date with Paris.

    November 17, 2003: Go Ask Alice: Eric clashes with a high-school principal (Meredith Baxter) over a family's request to bend a rule regarding the pickup of a student on campus property. Elsewhere, rumors about Martin upset Cecilia, who then regrets talking to Ruthie about her feelings.

    November 24, 2003: The One Thing: Matt and Sarah begin their hospital training in New York City, where he irks her by easily performing tasks that the other students struggle to complete. However, Matt ends up looking foolish when he can't figure out how to turn off the ringer on his cell phone and he gets stuck fielding calls from his family.

    January 5, 2004: When Bad Conversations Happen to Good People: Rabbi Glass offers Matt marital advice after the medical student and his wife have a fight; Kevin and Lucy get a dinner invitation from the officer's ex-wife, but he's reluctant to tell Lucy about it. Elsewhere, Peter thinks something is amiss when his mother goes out of town for a business trip; and Ruthie keeps a secret from her mother.

    January 12, 2004: The Prodigal Father: Peter learns that his mom, Paris, met up with his dad during a recent out-of-town trip, and he's worried about how that will affect her budding relationship with Chandler. Later, Kevin asks Roxanne to do a background check on Peter's father after Peter comes to him for advice.

    January 19, 2004: Major League: Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) is recruited by a professional baseball team, so he considers dropping out of school to play for them; Ruthie wants to go to a couples party with Peter, so she enlists Lucy's help to get their mother's permission. Elsewhere, Chandler gets a visit from his mother (Concetta Tomei) when he is named executor of his father's estate.

    January 26, 2004: Healing Old Wounds: A party at the Camden home gets tense when Roxanne argues with Martin's aunt about the war in Iraq, but the police officer's tone changes when she meets Martin's father, a Marine on leave from the conflict. Elsewhere, Peter's parents discuss their future and Ruthie struggles with a homework assignment.

    February 9, 2004: Don't Speak Ill of the Dead or the Living: For a school project, Ruthie and Peter create a newspaper featuring false and derogatory stories about two former U.S. presidents. Elsewhere, Kevin learns that Roxanne is keeping a secret from him regarding Lt. Michaels; Eric tries to find out why Annie won't contact her half sister (Michelle Phillips); and Cecilia plays matchmaker for one of Martin's friends.

    February 16, 2004: The Anniversary: Lucy discovers that Matt is back in Glen Oak, while Ruthie knew about it but kept it to herself; Paris accepts a dinner date with Vic after discussing the situation with Chandler. Elsewhere, Martin lies to Cecilia about spending time with his guy friends instead of hanging out with her.

    February 23, 2004: Two Weddings, and Engagement and a Funeral: Mrs. Bink asks Chandler to officiate at her wedding, but her fiancé's family objects to the union, so the Camdens help the couple elope in Eric's church. Elsewhere, Annie's sister Lilly announces her plans to wed and her desire to have their father walk her down the aisle, but Annie thinks the stress would be too much for him.

    March 1, 2004: Angel: Lucy and Ruthie are concerned about Annie's upbeat mood after the family suffers a loss, and they wonder if their mom is masking her grief instead of dealing with it. Elsewhere, Chandler is approached by a mysterious young girl who gives him a cryptic message before she disappears.

    April 19, 2004: There's No Place Like It: Lucy has her heart set on buying a house that's on the same street as the Camden home, only to discover that Chandler has already put in a bid on it. Meanwhile, Ruthie has designs on the garage apartment, but her mother objects, so Ruthie takes her frustration out on Martin because she thinks he will end up getting the place.

    April 26, 2004: High and Dry: Lucy refuses to drink champagne with Kevin during their anniversary dinner; and Chandler's foster son asks him to rid their house of all alcoholic beverages. Elsewhere, Martin and Cecilia worry about their future together; and Peter lies to Ruthie about his plans for the evening when she asks him to help her baby-sit the twins.

    May 3, 2004: Lost and Found: Ruthie and Peter miss their bus after a school trip and get lost on the way home, only to find help from Sudanese refugees Jacob Puka and Nicodemus A. Lim, two "Lost Boys" who share their harrowing experiences during Sudan's civil war. Elsewhere, Kevin and Roxanne are assigned to a stakeout, much to Lucy's chagrin; Chandler struggles with his new parental duties; and Cecilia and Martin argue about their hectic schedules.

    May 10, 2004: Little White Lies: In Part 1 of two, Ruthie keeps a secret about a fellow student from her parents, and Matt encounters an ex-girlfriend on a flight to Glen Oak. Elsewhere, Lucy sets out to discover why Roxanne is suddenly too busy to hang out with her, and Martin learns that his baseball teammates think he's having sex with Cecilia.

    May 17, 2004: Little White Lies, Part 2: The eighth season ends with the conclusion of a two-part episode as Matt ponders his future with Sarah, and Carlos awaits the birth of his child. Elsewhere, Peter keeps a secret from Ruthie; Martin tries to mend a rift with Cecilia; and Chandler falls for a new woman in his life.

Season Nine

  1. Sept 13, 2004: Dropping Trou (Part 1): In last season's finale, Simon (David Gallagher) returned home from college and realized he still had feelings for Cecilia (Ashlee Simpson); Matt's (Barry Watson) marriage was tested when old feelings for his ex-girlfriend (guest star Andrea Ferrell) resurfaced; and Eric (Stephen Collins) and Annie (Catherine Hicks) became grandparents when Mary (Jessica Biel) gave birth to her first child. In the ninth season premiere, Simon appears to be getting extremely close to his new girlfriend, Georgia (guest star Rheagan Wallace), causing Eric and Annie to suspect they are having sex. Meanwhile, Kevin (George Stults) worries that mother-to-be Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) may be in denial about her pregnancy when she refuses to go shopping for maternity clothes; Matt returns home for a visit and is instantly pulled into the family drama; and Ruthie (Mackenize Rosman) and the twins (Nikolas & Lorenzo Brino) find themselves in a heap of trouble on their first day of high school and kindergarten, respectively.

    Sept 20, 2004: The Best Laid Plans (Part 2): Simon (David Gallagher) is reluctant to talk to Eric (Stephen Collins) and Annie (Catherine Hicks) 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 (Beverley Mitchell) to lead a class on the subject; Lucy and Kevin (George Stults) learn the sex of their baby, and Lucy starts to question her ability to be a good mother; Matt (Barry Watson) is worried that Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) is still broken-hearted over Cecilia and will tell her about Simon's new relationship with Georgia.

    Sept 27, 2004: The Song of Lucy: Although she is worried about the lesson plan for the class she is teaching on abstinence, Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) is excited when Eric (Stephen Collins) tells her she is now the Associate Pastor and will soon give her first sermon. Meanwhile, during Simon's (David Gallagher) visits with Dr. Gibson (guest star David Piel), he confesses that he has been using his relationship with Georgia (guest star Rheagan Wallace) to block out the guilt he still feels about the fatal traffic accident; Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) falls for a guy she meets in detention, Harry (guest star Aaron Carter), a foster kid currently living in a county facility, despite Martin's (Tyler Hoechlin) reservations.

    Oct 04, 2004: Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do: Eric (Stephen Collins) 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 (Catherine Hicks) are stuck with the task of trying to convince Leanne's mother to support her and help find the baby's father. Meanwhile, Simon (David Gallagher) 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; Harry (guest star Aaron Carter) is confronted by Kevin (George Stults) and Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) for wanting to break up with Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman), and all three are surprised to learn that Ruthie wants the exact same thing; and Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) teaches her first sex education class and finds she may be better at it than she expected. Nikolas & Lorenzo Brino also star.

    Oct 11, 2004: Vote: Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) is on a mission to develop her own opinions about politics after seeing how much Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) knows about world politics. Meanwhile, both Eric (Stephen Collins) and Annie (Catherine Hicks) are suspicious that the other did not vote in the last election; Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) is feeling the pressure of registering to vote and is surprised to learn that Kevin (George Stults) hasn't changed his address and therefore isn't registered either; and Eric is having a hard time teaching the twins (Nikolas & Lorenzo Brino) that politics are not stupid.

    Oct 18, 2004: Fathers: 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

    Oct 25, 2004: Regret to Inform: 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 him 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.

    Nov 01, 2004: Why Not Me?: 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.

    Nov 15, 2004: Thanksgiving: 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 holiday 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 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.

    Nov 22, 2004: Gratitude: Simon's ex-girlfriend, Georgia (guest-star Rheagan Wallace) tells Simon she's pregnant and Simon doesn't know how to tell his parents---but Georgia is not being completely honest. Eric, Annie and the twins are on a road trip from Ginger's house back to Glen Oak and reminisce on old times. Meanwhile, Matt rushes Lucy to the hospital when she collapses at the grocery store. They can't track down Kevin as he is working on a drug bust. Lastly, a lonely Ruthie is having a miserable time in Puerto Rico with Mary, Carlos and baby Charles and calls home for comfort.

    Nov 29, 2004: Wayne's World (a.k.a. Danke Schön): When a pregnant Lucy is put on bed rest following her recent hospital scare, an exhausted Camden family, especially her husband, Kevin suffers the consequences of Lucy's foul mood towards everyone. Lucy is also not able to go to her graduation ceremony and is having a hard time getting her paper done. Meanwhile, Ruthie's discovery of a disheartening e-mail on Martin's computer may explain his uncharacteristically bad behavior at home and school. Martin is having a rough time on the baseball team lately with his foul mood toward his coach and teammates, including Mac (guest-star Kyle Searles). Lastly, guest-starring singing legend Wayne Newton shows up on the Camden's doorstep with a message for Martin from his father, who is serving in Iraq.

    Jan 17, 2005: Paper or Plastic?: Matt takes Lucy shopping for baby supplies to hide the babyshower Annie is throwing for Lucy. While at the department store with Matt, Lucy goes into labor in an elevator that gets stuck due to electrical troubles. Simon, Martin and the twins are shopping for gifts for Lucy at the same store and find out Lucy is stuck in the elevator and try to help. Meanwhile, Eric goes house shopping with Kevin.

    Jan 24, 2005: The Fine Art of Parenting: Struggling new parents Kevin and Lucy move back into the Camden home, while Martin moves into the garage apartment. Eric is worried that he and Annie are doing too much in helping Kevin and Lucy adjusting to parenthood as they're taking on more than they should as grandparents. Kevin is fighting with Lucy on not being able to be alone with the baby in the house.
    Ruthie wants to go out with a guy she likes at school, Vincent, and gets Martin to help her. Although, it turns out Vincent and his immature parents are more needy than expected. Martin gets into a situation when a classmate, Zoe, purposely sleeps over at the garage apartment on his couch and purposely tells her friends she and Martin slept together. She blackmails Martin into letting her friends think so, or she'll tell her parents the truth of accidently sleeping over at Martin's apartment, than the Camden couch.

    Jan 31, 2005: First Date: Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) is on cloud nine when Eric (Stephen Collins) and Annie (Catherine Hicks) reluctantly agree to let her go on her first official date. However, Ruthie isn't surprised to find the family handling her big news with their usual crazy Camden ways: Annie and Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) decide it's their job to help Ruthie prepare for her date with Vincent (guest star Thomas Dekker); Kevin (George Stults) takes it upon himself to give Ruthie "the talk"; Sam and David (Nikolas & Lorenzo Brino) change into their Sunday best so they can go on the date as well; an overprotective Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) and Mac (Kyle Searles) decide to spy on Ruthie and Vincent's date; and Matt (Barry Watson) volunteers to play chaperone, but finds himself in a web of lies to protect Ruthie's feelings.

    Feb 07, 2005: Red Socks: The streets of Glenoak are alive with the sound of music as the Camden family breaks into song for a very special Valentine's Day musical episode. Classic songs ("Love Is Sweeping the Country," "You Were Meant For Me," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," among others) are performed by series stars Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Mackenzie Rosman, Nikolas & Lorenzo Brino and guest star Thomas Dekker.

    Feb 21, 2005: Tangled Web We Weaved: Although he practices safe sex, Simon (David Gallagher) panics when his girlfriend of the moment, Sandra (guest star Olivia Allen), confesses that she has an STD, and Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) and Mac (Kyle Searles) catch Ruthie's (Mackenzie Rosman) boyfriend, Vincent (guest star Thomas Dekker), on a date with another girl. Meanwhile, Matt (Barry Watson), Lucy (Beverley Mitchell), Kevin (George Stults) and Ruthie have second thoughts about telling Eric (Stephen Collins) and Annie (Catherine Hicks) that Mary (Jessica Biel, who does not appear in the episode) is pregnant to hide the fact she's deserted her husband and baby.

    Apr 25, 2005: Honor Thy Mother: After Annie (Catherine Hicks) plans a special family dinner, she forbids Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) from missing the meal to go out on a date with her boyfriend, Vincent (guest star Thomas Dekker). Later, Annie is disappointed when Ruthie takes advantage of an unsuspecting Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) to sneak out with Vincent. Meanwhile, Eric (Stephen Collins) is approached by a woman (guest star Melissa Gilbert) who wants him to convince her mother to move into a nursing home, and Kevin's (George Stults) brother Ben (guest star Geoff Stults) pays an unexpected visit to meet Savannah, forcing Kevin to invite his mother (guest star Bo Derek) and her husband over for a visit.

    May 02, 2005: Hungry: After being taunted for wearing second-hand clothes by Vincent's (guest star Thomas Dekker) new girlfriend, Raina (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. 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 (George Stults) unsuccessfully tries to create some alone time with Lucy (Beverley Mitchell), and Eric (Stephen Collins) and Annie (Catherine Hicks) suspect that Sam and David (Nikolas & Lorenzo Brino) are feigning being sick so they can stay up late and eat sweets. Contact information for the food stamp program is provided at the end of the episode

    May 09, 2005: Leaps of Faith: An extremely nervous Simon (David Gallagher) comes home to Glenoak to await the results of his STD test, and Eric (Stephen Collins) 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 (Beverley Mitchell) and Kevin (George Stults) disagree over who should care for Savannah when Lucy returns to work; and Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) misses an important call from his father in Iraq while sneaking out of the house to be with his girlfriend. Contact information for St. Jude Children's Hospital is provided at the end of the episode. Catherine Hicks and Nikolas & Lorenzo Brino also star

    May 16, 2005: Mi Familia (Part 1): After discovering that Mary (Jessica Biel, who does not appear in the episode) has filed for divorce and signed away custody of her son, Matt (Barry Watson) is at a loss for how he's going to break this awful news to Eric (Stephen Collins) and Annie (Catherine Hicks). Simon (David Gallagher) informs his new girlfriend, Rose (guest star Sarah Thompson), that he won't have sex with her, but avoids telling her the reason behind his decision. Meanwhile, Ruthie's boyfriend, Vincent (guest star Thomas Dekker), asks Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) to get Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) to break up with him, Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) finally decides she and Kevin (George Stults) may be ready to move out of her parents' house, and Eric introduces Cecilia's father (guest star Brad Maule) to a potential foster child, but forgets to mention that the kid is part of a package deal.

    May 23, 2005: Mi Familia (Part 2):
    When Simon (David Gallagher) and his new girlfriend, Rose (guest star Sarah Thompson), make an unexpected visit to Glenoak to meet their respective parents, Annie (Catherine Hicks) begins to suspect their relationship might be on a fast track. Meanwhile, Eric (Stephen Collins) 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; Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) is unwittingly caught in the middle of Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) and Vincent's (guest star Thomas Dekker) doomed relationship; Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) and Kevin (George Stults) may have finally found the perfect house; and Eric hits a roadblock in his efforts to unite George and Gwen (guest stars Brad Maule and Holly Fulger) with three kids in need of a foster family.

Season Ten

  1. Sept 19, 2005: It's Late: The Camdens find themselves in a series of difficult predicaments: Eric (Stephen Collins) tries to avoid telling his parents, Ruth (guest star Barbara Rush) and the Colonel (guest star Peter Graves), about Mary's (Jessica Biel, who does not appear in this episode) divorce, Simon (David Gallagher) is pressured by his fiancée Rose (Sarah Thompson) to move up their wedding date, Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) realizes that being Associate Pastor is a harder job than she imagined, Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) sets her sights on a senior in her highschool, and Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) learns that Sandy (Haylie Duff), a college girl he met over the summer, may be pregnant with his child.
  2. Sept 26, 2005: Home Run: After learning that he may be the father to Sandy's (Haylie Duff) unborn child, Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) is left feeling very confused, while Simon (David Gallagher) can't help but feel responsible for Martin's dilemma because he introduced the two. Meanwhile, when Kevin (George Stults) is caught in the line of fire while on duty, he decides that it would be for the best to quit the police force and become a stay-at-home dad. This surprises Lucy (Beverley Mitchell), who is at risk of losing her own job as the Associate Pastor when church elders approach Eric (Stephen Collins) about removing her from the position.
  3. Oct 03, 2005: Mama's Gonna Buy You a Diamond Ring: When Simon (David Gallagher) and Rose (Sarah Thompson) decide to make some changes to their relationship, Eric (Stephen Collins) and Annie (Catherine Hicks) happily assume that the two are breaking up. Meanwhile, Sandy (Haylie Duff) shows up at a church social organized by Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) to confront Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) who has been avoiding her phone calls and planning his first date with Meredith (Megan Henning).
  4. Oct 10, 2005: Ring Around the Rosie: After Eric (Stephen Collins) and Annie (Catherine Hicks) discover that Simon (David Gallagher) and Rose (Sarah Thompson) are living together, they demand that she move out. When Simon doesn't object as strongly as Rose would like him too, she questions his feelings for her. Meanwhile, Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) begins to question her abilities as an associate pastor after she has a hard time counseling a young girl who may be pregnant. Also, Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) realizes that she may have feelings for Martin (Tyler Hoechlin), and Martin continues to mishandle his situation with Sandy (Haylie Duff).
  5. Oct 17, 2005: The Rat's Out of the Bag: When Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) tells Kevin (George Stults) and Matt (Barry Watson) that she is going to visit Simon (David Gallagher) at college, the skeptical guys follow her and learn that the real reason behind her visit is to counsel Sandy (Haylie Duff) about her pregnancy and to advise her to stop pressuring Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) to marry her. Meanwhile, Eric (Stephen Collins) has some suspicions of his own regarding Lucy?s visit to Simon, and after spying on her, he also finds out about the pregnancy and Martin's involvement.
  6. Oct 31, 2005: Helpful: When Sandy (Haylie Duff) asks Simon (David Gallagher) to take her to the hospital for what she thinks are labor pains, she admits that she only slept with Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) to make Simon jealous. Meanwhile, Eric (Stephen Collins) learns the hard way that Simon's given Rose (Sarah Thompson) an engagement ring, and he must also decide whether or not to allow Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) to date a seemingly much older boy. Also, Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) is disappointed to learn that almost her entire family is aware of Martin's situation, which she had hoped to keep private.
  7. Nov 07, 2005: Soup's On: When Sandy's (Haylie Duff) father (guest star Michael McDonald) approaches Eric (Stephen Collins) and Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) with plans of helping his daughter, they are suspicious of the large sum of money he leaves them with. Meanwhile, Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) decides it's time to finally confront his father (guest star Costas Mandylor) with the news that he and Sandy are expecting a child. Simon (David Gallagher), who is experiencing financial problems, goes to each family member for help, and Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) begins collecting soup labels for Campbell Soup's Labels for Education program to get her school's newspaper a much-needed computer.
  8. Nov 14, 2005: Chicken Noodle Heads: Eric (Stephen Collins) gains a new perspective on Sandy (Haylie Duff) and Martin's (Tyler Hoechlin) pregnancy when he learns that his own mother was pregnant with him before she and his father were married. Meanwhile, Sandy's parents inform Eric and Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) that they don't want to have anything to do with Sandy or her baby
  9. Nov 21, 2005: Turkey: While Simon (David Gallagher) is unable to spend Thanksgiving with the family due to the demands of school and work, his fiancée Rose (Sarah Thompson), joins the Camdens for the church's Thanksgiving celebration. Meanwhile, Meredith's (Megan Henning) sister (guest star Alyssa Spradley) spreads a rumor around school that Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) is pregnant with Martin's (Tyler Hoechlin) baby and that she caused Martin and Meredith to break up.
  10. Nov 28, 2005: Apple Pie: When Simon (David Gallagher) discovers that Rose (Sarah Thompson) may have some secrets, he begins to wonder if his parents were correct when they warned him not to rush into marriage. Meanwhile, Kevin (George Stults) and Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) come to blows when Kevin becomes fed up with Martin's "poor me" attitude about becoming a young father, Sandy (Haylie Duff) gains a new perspective on her pregnancy, and Eric (Stephen Collins) and Annie (Catherine Hicks) finally allow Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) to date Jack (guest star Garrett Strommen).
  11. 12 Dec 05 X-Mas: It's Christmas and the Camdens are embracing the holiday spirit in various ways: The entire family takes part in a living nativity scene at the church, Eric (Stephen Collins) dresses as Santa and helps out at a convalescent home, Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) volunteers at a hospital, Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) works with Habitat for Humanity and Kevin (George Stults) considers adopting a dog from the location shelter. Meanwhile, Sandy (Haylie Duff) and the Camdens talk to Rose (Sarah Thompson) about the real meaning of Christmas after Rose tells the twins (Nikolas and Lorenzo Brino) that Santa Claus and Jesus aren?t real.
  12. 23 Jan 06 Got MLK?: Martin's (Tyler Hoechlin) friend, Alex (guest star Sam Jones III), insists to his teacher that he's going to do his "Great Americans" essay assignment on Martin Luther King, even though it was covered in the curriculum the previous week. When the teacher overhears Martin advise Alex that jeopardizing his place on the basketball team isn't worth fighting over Dr. King, she changes the assignment so that all students must choose a Great African American. Martin then discovers that someone has vandalized his car with racist comments and the Camden family, as well as the entire town, becomes enraged over the hate crime
  13. 30 Jan 06 And Baby Makes Three: When Sandy (Haylie Duff) goes into labor, Simon (David Gallagher) wants to go to the hospital to support her, but Rose (Sarah Thompson) refuses, prompting Simon to acknowledge that he isn't sure he still wants to marry Rose. Eric (Stephen Collins) tries to convince Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) to attend the birth of his baby, but Martin refuses to miss a tryout with a major league scout. Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) is exited when Martin invites her to watch him practice, but Eric and Annie (Catherine Hicks) worry that Ruthie is taking this as a sign that she and Martin may have a romantic future. Kevin (George Stults) tells Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) that he wants to have another baby, but Lucy does not believe she could ever handle a second child.
  14. 6 Feb 06 The Magic of Gershwin: Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) gets detention when she is late for class after crying about Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) in the bathroom. Unexpectedly, she finds detention is a blast when the teacher in charge (guest star Michael Feinstein) introduces the students to the music of George Gershwin. With the music program being cut at the high school, students begin purposely landing in detention so they can discuss music. Meanwhile, The Camdens rally to help a friend of Ruthie's, who is hiding a secret, and Rose (Sarah Thompson) pressures Simon (David Gallagher) to pick their wedding song. Finally, Ruthie is upset when Simon informs her that Martin is attempting to care for Sandy (Haylie Duff) and the baby. Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Beverley Mitchell, Nikolas Brino, Lorenzo Brino and George Stults also star
  15. 13 Feb 06 Love and Obsession: Simon (David Gallagher) grows frustrated when Rose (Sarah Thompson) informs him that she does not want to marry in his father's church, or in any church for that matter. Kevin (George Stults) organizes a Valentine's Day dinner at the hotel where he and Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) were engaged and invites Eric (Stephen Collins), Annie (Catherine Hicks), Simon and Rose to join them, but neglects to tell Lucy. Lucy shows up in a sexy outfit and is shocked to see that her family is there. Annie tries to make peace with Rose and ends up confusing Rose about Simon's relationship with Sandy. Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) volunteers to help an elderly neighbor who has spent her life pining away for a man that got away, causing Ruthie to evaluate her obsession with Martin (Tyler Hoechlin). Nikolas Brino, Lorenzo Brino also star.
  16. 27 Feb 06 Moving Ahead: Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) secretly goes to see a doctor to find out if she's pregnant. Rose (Sarah Thompson) is still angry that Simon (David Gallagher) neglected to tell her that he slept with Sandy. Simon confesses to Eric (Stephen Collins) that he is afraid that Rose will also find out that he almost got a girl pregnant. When Eric tries to help them, Rose accuses him of trying to sabotage their wedding. Annie (Catherine Hicks) tries to help Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) get past Martin by allowing her to skip school and spending the day with her. Nikolas Brino, Lorenzo Brino also star.