7th Heaven (1996–2007): Season 10, Episode 1 - It's Late - full transcript

Eric tries to avoid telling his parents about Mary's divorce. Simon's fiancee wants him to move up the wedding date. Lucy learns the difficulties of being an associate pastor.

Just getting my mood up.

I see that.

Looks like you got a lot to say.

I do, and this is
just the beginning.

Well, just, just remember,
you've got a lot of Sundays

to say everything--
a lifetime, really.

I know, I can remember
a couple of Sundays

when I thought what I had to say

was more important
than anything else.

I am well aware.

I wish my parents
had made arrangements

to be in church
in time to hear your sermon.

On the other hand,
once they get here...

We have to tell them
about Mary and Carlos.

You have to tell them.



Hey, you...



Is that Meredith?

Yeah, and that's
her friend from school.

She invited him.

He's not a
teacher, is he?

No, his name is Jack.


He's barely older
than I am.

Are you interested
in Jack?

I might be, but it's okay.
Meredith knows.

How old is he?

I think he's
17, maybe 18.

He's in Martin's class.


Hey, is your
dad coming?

Uh, no, he's working.

Oh, how is
the landscaping business?

It's going well.

Meredith's here.

I know.

I saw her walking in.

Is Martin interested
in Meredith?

Yeah, and Meredith's
interested in him.

Well, so why is
she with Jack?

He was her summer boyfriend.

Believe me, it's over.

But Martin went
out with Cecilia,

and Cecilia's parents
took in Meredith

and her sisters
and brother.

They all became a family.

I mean, Meredith is
Cecilia's sister.

Meredith called Cecilia
and asked her

if it would be okay
if she went out with Martin,

and she doesn't care.

I didn't know Simon
was coming home this weekend.

Oh, hey.

Why are you here?

You know, the
Colonel and Ruth

won't be here till later.

Are you going to introduce Rose
to your grandparents?

No, no, Rose just really
wanted to come to church,

but we're going
to drive up after.

good, good 'cause there's,
you know,

you know, no reason
to stick around.

We'll sit with Martin.

Oh, hi!

I hoped
you'd be here.

Look, I think we should talk
about what happened last summer.

I just feel like we need
to clear the air, you know.

I tried
calling you,

but you didn't return
any of my calls.

Oh, where's Savannah?

I left her in
the nursery.

I was afraid she'd yell out
to Lucy during her sermon.

Do you know what
Lucy's sermon is about?


"The Working Mother of Christ."

I hope she doesn't bring
our debate

about raising Savannah
into the church.

It's no one's business;
it's personal.

Welcome to my world.

So anything that offers you

a reward is a suggestion.

Anything that offers you

some punishment is a suggestion.

We are subject
to suggestion 100%

of the time, unless
we are aware

that what we are doing is
blindly following suggestion.

As women, as mothers,
we hear a lot of suggestions,

this being the big one--

stay at home and the children
will be better off,

go to work
and the children will suffer.

But then there are
the child experts

who say that it's better
if the mother works,

especially if there are
daughters involved.

It's better for
the daughter

to see that women are
valued in the world,

valued in jobs that serve
others outside the family.

Better to see Mom
as a wage earner

who makes a

outside the home
as well as inside the home,

just like the working father.

Look at my family,

the family I
grew up in.

Each of my brothers
and sisters

has responded differently
to the same situation--

a father who works outside
the home and a mother who works

inside the home.

As you have observed
over the years,

each of us-- each Camden--

has had his or her challenges,
and our achievements

and failures have been right
out there for all of you to

observe, comment on,
and be a part of, even.

This morning I'm just sharing
with you some of the questions

that I've been faced with over
the summer as my husband and I

are considering
some suggestions

that we're bombarded
with as we make

our decision regarding
our daughter Savannah

and our plans for her and
for our family's future.

I can't wait any longer;
I have to go to the restroom.

It seems that
Kevin and I are

discovering what a lot of you
parents know already.

The books aren't always right;

the experts are
often divided

on the issue of
working mothers.

I can't believe
you brought her here.

I had to.

No, you didn't.

So how do we know

the right thing to do,

especially in terms of
our children and our families?

Remind me never to introduce
you to Rose's friends again.

You won't have to.

Do we follow in
the footsteps

of our own parents,
or do we try

to avoid those footsteps

in hopes of not repeating
their mistakes?

The questions
are simple,

the answers are
complex, but...

...we have a guide,
and life itself is our teacher.

Is she done yet?


Yes, I-I am. Or, almost.

I just want to say
that we'll be learning

as we go through
this life

together, and once a month
I will be speaking

to you-- to, to all of you--

about the challenges
life presents to all of us

as the students of life
in the school called family.

Thank you.

May God bless you and keep you

while we are absent
one from another.


That was a little personal,
wasn't it?

I've got to get to the
front of the church.

We'll talk later.

Uh, we should talk.

What-- about...?

It's 12:30.

I'll talk to her.

Maybe we should
talk first.

I don't think the people
are happy with that sermon.

Oh, I saw
some happy faces.

Yeah, around noon

when the people thought
she was finished.

My office tomorrow.

I think we're going
to head back home.

The boys are hungry.

Okay, I'll say my good-byes
as quickly as possible.

Well, that shouldn't be
a problem,

since everyone's
in such a hurry to get out.

The sermon was a little long.

Yeah, and I don't think
everybody liked it.


Did she imply
that even though I chose

to stay home with my children,
some of them turned out rotten?

No, I-I don't think
she said that, no, and...

they're not just your
children, they're...

our children,
so if they're rotten,

then I'm equally responsible.

I don't think
she said that.

I think she said
the mom's responsible.

Yeah, I think
she said that.

You don't know.
You were asleep.

So were you.

I'm hungry.

I'm starving.

Yeah, we'll see you
back at the house.

Come on.

Sure, Reverend,

you've got choices,
but what about those of us

who don't have husbands
who are loaded?

How long have you been
a mother-- like, five minutes?

Have you read the book
your sermon's based on?

What happened?

I'm just not sure
that they got your point.

W-What exactly was the point
you were trying to make--

not about you, a-about
working mothers in general?

I-I'm ju-- I'm not, not sure
I'm quite clear on that.

Just because you've been doing
this forever doesn't mean

you get to critique
my sermon.

Actually, since I'm the pastor
of this church

and you're
the associate pastor--

even if you're my daughter--
I think I do get to comment.

Excuse me, I think
you forgot something.

Oh, I'm sorry,
I was waiting for my wife.

Yeah, we were all
waiting for your wife.

That was a long
sermon, huh?

At my church, people just
start walking out the doors

at 12:15, whether
it's over or not.

I'm usually home
and changed by now.
Well, if you're

in a hurry to get back,

I can just get a ride
with the Camdens.

Ruthie and I can
just hang out

at her house
or something.

- Right.
- That's okay.

I don't think Meredith's
dad would like it

if I picked her up, then
didn't bring her back.

We should get going.

Well, I'd
invite you guys

over to the house
for lunch later,

but Simon showed up with some
of his friends from school.

Maybe some other time.

Well, do you guys want
to meet Martin and me

at the Promenade tonight?

We could see a movie,
then get a pizza or something?

We'll see.

It's a school night.

We don't usually go out on
school nights, but maybe.

We'll call you later.

Look, I just thought you
would have called me.

Look, I'm really sorry,
a-and I guess I should have,

but I-I was...

I don't know...


I just-- I don't know
why I let that happen.

Wait, was that
your first time?

I mean, it didn't seem
like it was your first time.

I only asked that because
you said you were embarrassed.

Okay, um, do we, do we
have to talk about this?

Especially here?

No, we don't have to
talk about this here.

But I-I definitely think
we should talk about this.

We can stay until they get here.

I don't have a class
until 11:00 tomorrow.

No, you can meet
them some other time.

Why not now?

Because now's not
a good time. I...

I think my mom and dad want to
tell them about Mary and Carlos.

Don't you think it would make
them happy if they know

that while one Camden
is getting divorced,

another one's
getting married?

I don't know.

I don't think Martin's
too happy to see Sandy.

I think they look
cute together.

Well, cute or not,
I don't think he's very
interested in her.

He was interested enough
to sleep with her.


No, Martin doesn't do that.

Believe me, I know, we talk.

He-He comes to me for advice.

Have you talked
to him recently?

No... I-I'm sure Martin
hasn't slept with Sandy.

When would Martin
have slept with Sandy?

When? The only time he's
ever been out with her.

When he came up
to visit you this summer.

What's the big deal?

Why do you care?

Do you wanna eat?

I should probably
wait for your mom.

And Kevin and Lucy
and Savannah, I suppose.

Why don't you call them?

I know the number.

I can tell it to you.

No, I-I know the number.

I called, they didn't answer.

Then maybe they're eating
at their house.

Yeah, maybe they're not coming.

Pass the gravy.

Yeah, maybe I should, uh,
help Mommy

get the garage apartment ready
for the Colonel

and Grandma Ruth.
Oh... Oh, didn't

we tell you? Yeah. They're just
coming for a few days.

We haven't seen them
for a long time.

I can't wait to see them.

We love playing soldier
with the Colonel.

Yeah, and your mother and I just
love seeing the three of you

pretending to shoot each other,

but there's
something that

maybe we should talk about.

Uh... see, the
Colonel and Grandma Ruth

don't know
about Mary and Carlos.

And your mom and I would like
to be the ones to tell them,

so I'm hoping that maybe

you won't say
anything about

Mary and Carlos, you know,

until we've had a chance
to explain things to them.

How are you gonna

explain Mary?

That's a very good question.

And I'll just have a

bite of roast while I think
about that.


Why don't we get Martin
and go get something to eat?

Because my mom made lunch.

She said we didn't
have to wait;

we can eat now,
if you want.

No, then she'd think
I'm impolite.

But maybe Martin would
like to wait with us.

If he wanted to wait with us,
I'm sure he would wait with us.

It's not like he doesn't know
we're all in here.

Or maybe I could go find him
and I'll wait with him.
I didn't know

we drove
all the way down to Glenoak

just so you could see Martin.

But that's what we did,
so go and get him.

Look, he's too young for you.

He's still in high school.

So? He's very mature.

No, he's not.

Look, I know

him; he's not that mature.

Well, maybe it's time
he grows up a little bit.

Hey, I tried.
I got them to church.

But you blew it by
talking to Rose's friend.

I know, but you
could've kept them

around if you'd really tried.

Don't blame me.

After that sermon, everyone
was in a hurry to leave.

Maybe she really likes that guy.

No, she doesn't.
She wants to go out with you.

And she said that I could have
Jack, and I'll take him.

I don't wanna waste
half the year

trying to find someone,
like I did last year.

You don't have to
have a boyfriend.

Especially that guy--
he's a senior.


Meredith's younger than you.

What's the difference?

By one year.

And the difference is,
I'm really attracted to her

and she's a really nice girl.

And we have
a lot in common.

She lost her mom to drugs,
I lost my mom to cancer.

I mean, her mom's
not dead or anything,

but she's never really
been there for her.

Well, Jack's a really nice guy,

and we might have
a lot in common.

But you don't know that.

You don't know anything
about him, and neither do I.

I know he's cute and he's
popular and I can get

to know him, once I get you
hooked up with Meredith.

You know, I'm not really
comfortable with the fact that

you two have this deal where you
trade one guy for another one.

They do it
all the time in baseball.

You don't seem to mind then.

By the way, why is your dad
doing landscaping on Sunday?

I don't know, it's a job.
A job he really likes.

He finds it relaxing after being
in the service for so long.

Don't you find it a bit strange

for a career Marine
to go into gardening?

No, I don't.

If you ask me,
he's in the CIA.

No, he's not.

Did he tell you that?

He would tell me
if he was in the CIA.

Would he?

No, that's crazy.

He-He's in landscaping.

Okay, he's in landscaping.

Hey, guys, want to wait
with us in the living room?

No, we don't, but thanks.

What about you?

I'm fine out here.

You know, Sandy

came all
this way just to see you.

Well, she shouldn't have.

But she did.


Ask him.

If Lucy

and Kevin aren't
here in ten minutes,

I think we might go somewhere
else to eat and then eat again

once everyone gets their act
together around here.

Sure you don't want
to come in, Martin?

I'm sure.

I can't believe you
and Martin...

You know?

Why not?

You and I did.

That was before I met Rose.

That's how you met Rose.

Through me, or have you
forgotten that already?

No, I haven't forgotten.

We went to high school together.

Look, Rose doesn't know
that-that you and I...?


But she does know
about Martin and me.

What's there to know?
Other than you slept with him,

which by the way,
I think was really wrong.

You know, he's still
in high school.

Well, it's not like
I had to talk him into it.

What are you here for, anyway?

I mean, if he'd wanted
to see you, he'd call you.

I have my reasons.

We better get over there.

They're waiting on us.

Yeah, I guess.

Oh, I love having
our own house.

I do, too.

But really, we have
to stop fighting

about work and fatherhood
and motherhood and...

Who's fighting?

Well, that was
a pretty good fight.

And an even better apology.


Still what? If fighting means we
get to do that more often,

I say we keep fighting about
who's staying home with Savannah

until she graduates
from college.

But we've been fighting
all summer.

I know, thanks.

this sharing child-raising
responsibilities isn't working.

I mean, it's one thing to say

that you'll take care
of Savannah during the day

and I'll take care
of her at night, but...

it's like
we both have two jobs.

No, it's not, really-- I love
being at home with Savannah.

Well, I have to admit,

you are pretty good
with her, but...

But so are you.

I think we should think
about having another one.

Wait, another...


Why not?
Why not?!

Are you crazy?


No, no, no, no, no!

It is way too soon,

and I'm already

struggling with my job
and raising one child.

I feel torn, like...

like I'm not giving my work
or my family my full attention.

I'm getting plenty
of attention.

More attention than
I've ever gotten.

I'd be willing to quit my job
and stay at home with the kids.

I would!

I love being a cop,
but I love being a dad more.

You can't quit your job.

Why not?

No, you were a cop long
before I was a minister.

It wouldn't be fair.

I have an idea.

Why don't you
write a sermon about it,

and we'll see what the members
of the congregation say?

We're not fighting again.


You take Savannah,
I'm gonna go clean up

and I'll meet you over there.

Don't you want
a sister or a brother?

No, she doesn't!

So, you're eating?

Not officially--
it's a paper plate.

So is everyone waiting on us?

Not really.

Mmm, thanks for
waiting on us.

Can I ask you something?

You know, as a

priest or whatever you call it?

I'm not a priest.

I'm an associate

pastor, but...

go ahead.

Does it work the same way
if I ask you something

or tell you something,

can it be
completely confidential

and you won't tell Kevin or

Reverend Camden
or Mrs. Camden or my dad?

E-Especially my dad?

Yes, it works the same way.

I promise.

This is between you and me.

Now, how can I help?

That girl who came to church--
Rose's friend, Sandy--

I went out with her when I went
to see Simon this summer.


And I don't want to
see her again.

She keeps calling me,
and today she showed up here.

So, your question is...
how do you dump her?

Um... Mm-hmm.

Well, you only saw her
the one time, but of course,

you still want to be polite
and respectful of her feelings,

since she obviously has
feelings for you.


tell her that...

you enjoyed meeting her,

but she's in college and you're
still in high school,

and you think it'd be best
if you found someone to date

who's closer to your age and

closer to home.

That's true.

Wait a minute.

Why are you asking me this?

What don't you want
my dad, your dad,

and anyone else to know?

I need to talk
to Martin.

Well, I'm talking to him.

You could talk to
him anytime.

I'm only here for the day,

most of which I spent listening
to your very long sermon,

so if you don't mind...

Thanks for the advice.

You slept with her?

Look, no judgment, okay?
Especially from you.

For the garage

For Grandma Ruth
and the Colonel.

Well, everyone else
is here,

we can eat.
Oh, I think

everyone already ate;
I know I did.

I haven't or I didn't eat
that much,

and your mom hasn't eaten.

Where is she?
She's down in
the basement

looking for old jazz records
for the Colonel.

She thinks if she makes them
comfortable enough,

they won't want to
leave the garage.

Ah, not


So, what's the plan?

The plan is that, uh, they'll
get in here later tonight,

and we'll get them over to the
apartment so they can get to bed

early and not ask
any questions. Then...

tomorrow morning, I'll whisk
the boys over to school before

they have a chance
to spill the beans.

Then I'm going to work, and your
mom's gonna give them the car

so they can roam around,
while she's busy doing,

you know, what she does.

Then we'll all have an
early dinner, and Kevin

and Lucy will keep them busy

showing them the new house
and Savannah.

And, uh, then we'll all go
to bed early.

And, you know, we'll continue
playing cat and mouse like that

through the week, until
we get trapped in a corner

and have to tell them
about the divorce.

At which point, I'm sure they'll
head straight to the airport,

angry that we didn't
tell them sooner

and blaming me
for what happened

with an order from the Colonel
to, uh, do something about it.

So, it really
doesn't matter

if I stick around

Like, I can go out if I want?

Whoa, whoa, with
that guy sitting

across the aisle from
you in church?


Uh, doesn't

he have a girlfriend already?


No, she's interested in Martin,

and Martin's interested in her,
and I'm interested in Jack.

So, now all we have to do is
get Jack interested in me,

and everything
should work out fine.

How do you plan to get him
interested in you?

By being there when
Meredith dumps him.

Well, that sounds
like a complicated

and dishonest plan of action.

No disrespect intended, Dad,
but kind of like your plan?

Yeah, but mine involves family

and yours involves
innocent outsiders.

And how old is that guy,

He's a senior.

Yeah, and you're a sophomore,
and I don't know

that you should be going out
with an older guy.

Meredith's younger than Martin,

and she's going out with him,

or at least she wants
to go out with him.

Isn't she just a year younger?

So, I'm a couple of years

Lots of girls in my class
are dating seniors.

Yeah, but I can't do
anything about them.


I've been dating
for almost a year now.

I think I can handle going out
with a senior.

Not a senior I haven't met
and know nothing about,

other than he looks more
like a 21-year-old adult.

You investigated everyone

Mary ever went out with
in high school,

and her life
and her relationships

haven't turned out
all that well.

I did the same with Lucy,
and her husband's a gem.

True, but
if there is a Kevin

out there for me, I have
to be the one to find him;

you can't do that for me.

I think I'm responsible enough

to choose my own dates
and my own boyfriends.

Don't you trust me?

I trust you.
I-I just...

I don't trust an 18-year-old
senior I never met. Just...

ask him to
come over,

let me get a sense
of what kind of guy he is,

and your mother
and I'll talk it over.

Well, what if I don't want to?

What if I don't want
to look like

some big baby who has to ask
her parents' approval

if she wants to go out
for a pizza or to a movie?

What if I just want
to be a normal teenager

with normal parents, not
the daughter of some minister

who thinks he has the God-given
right to ruin my life?

What's going on?

What's going on is that
Ruthie suddenly thinks

she should be allowed
to do anything she wants,

and I'm going to go talk to her.

I think we have enough going on

with your parents
coming to visit,

so let's not get into
an argument with Ruthie

that can wait.

don't think it can wait.
She wants to go out tonight.

Well, she can't go out
with him tonight.

Well, she can't go out
with Jack anytime,

if I don't think she should.

We don't think she should.

We... don't think she should,
do we?

We don't know him;
he's a senior.

He's too old for her.
Well, we don't even know

if he wants to go out with her,
and neither does she.

Why don't we just,
you know, wait

and see what happens,
okay? Slow down.

Take one guy at a time,
one day at a time.

Or maybe the problem

isn't whether or not Jack wants
to go out with her.

Maybe the problem is
that we are once again

on the road to teenage
daughter hell.

And I say

we turn and head
in the other direction

before we find ourselves down at
the city jail paying bail money.

She's not Mary.

No, and she's
not gonna become Mary.


Because I-I...

I wasn't planning
to do anything.

Well, then you shouldn't
have done anything.

It just...

just happened.

Come on, man, what if...

what if...

I don't know.
I just--

I have a bad feeling
that she wants to see you

for some other reason than
she just wants to see you.

Sure you don't want
some dessert?

And get fat before the wedding?

I think there's enough time
before the wedding

for you to get fat.

Then you can get
thin again.

Then maybe you can get fat again
and you can get thin again.

That's if we wait
until we graduate.

We agreed to wait
until we graduate,

a year from next May.

I don't want to wait.

I know.

But we agreed to.

Then can we please
get engaged sooner?

We agreed to wait until May,

and then we're
gonna spend

our whole last year
of school engaged,

and then we're gonna
be married.


So, just stick
to the plan.

Plans are good, but I also like
to be spontaneous.

You're not

looking at rings again, are you?

I love this one.

Yeah, it's a nice ring,
all right.

I just don't make that
kind of money,

I make minimum wage.

You could make payments.

Making payments on a ring
is like paying for it

several times over.

You might understand money,
but you don't understand me.

I don't think I can wait
until May to get a ring.

Oh, yes, you can.

It'll give us a chance to get
to know each other better.

We know each other.

Yeah, but we'll know each other
better next May,

and even better
the next May

when we get married.

Come on, everything seemed to be
going along fine. What happened?

I just don't want Martin and
Sandy to get married before us.


She doesn't think she's
pregnant, does she?

All I know is that
I'm late.


Yes, you do know what
that means, don't you?

Well, yeah, but couldn't it
mean other things?

Couldn't there be other reasons?


Sweetie, I don't think so.

You visited the campus in June.

I don't want anything

to do with this.

Yeah, well, except you had
everything to do with this.

Look, I don't
even know you.

Well, I think we're gonna get
to know each other pretty well

over the next few weeks
and months and years.

No, no, no, no,
we're-we're not.

Look, you do
whatever you want to do.

Hey, you better
talk to me,

or I'm gonna talk
to somebody else.


Oh, yeah, I think
she's here, Jack.

Uh, do you mind if I ask
what this is regarding?




I can't wait to meet
your mom and dad.

Are you and Simon gonna
wait around for them?

'Cause you know, it
might be 8:00, maybe 9:00,

even later before
they get here.

Of course, we're gonna wait.

Simon wants to tell them
we're getting married.

You haven't already
told them, have you?

Uh, no...

You know, uh, maybe you should
wait until it's all official.

It's official.

Yeah, but, I mean there's not...

really a date yet.

Yes, there is.

This May we're getting engaged,

and the following May
we're getting married,

unless of course,
our plans change

and we decide to do it
all sooner.

Of course.

Is, uh, Simon in
the living room?

Excuse me.


You know, you and Rose don't
have to wait around.

I'm sure your grandparents
would understand.

I know.
And I-I don't

like the idea of you driving
so far late at night,

I know.

And, to tell you
the truth,

this might not be the best time,

considering while they're here,

we're planning to tell them
about Mary.

Well, maybe
you can give them

that bad news,

and then I could give them
my good news.

Well, but you know,

it's a long time till May
and, uh, you're young,

and plans can
change between

now and then.

But if you wait

until you're... certain
about your plans with Rose--

absolutely certain--
it might be better.

'Cause, then, if
you decide for...

...some unknown reason--
hey, any reason--

that you're not getting married,

well, then, you don't
have to go back

and tell people,
like my parents...

who might then feel disappointed

and, uh, want to ask you
a lot of questions

about what's happened,

uh, which, you know,
they tend to do.

I don't mind
if we don't tell them.

Rose wants everyone to know--

Family, friends,

acquaintances, strangers.


You're... you're
buying a... a ring?

She wants me to buy her a ring.

Th... th... that ring?

Don't worry-- it'll only take me

until May to come up
with the money.

What are you, uh,
planning to do, rob a bank?

She seems to think
that we can

pay for it together
if we both picked up extra jobs.

Oh. As... as what?


I don't think they make
that kind of money.



I know what you're
going to say.

Oh, what am I
going to say?

You're going to say
that I'm young

and that marriage
is a very big deal

and I should be
absolutely sure

that I am spending it
with the woman

I want to spend the rest
of my life with.

Something like that.

I love her.

I can't help it.

I really do.

She's... um,
she's demanding,

and... she's selfish

and controlling.

And that's what you
love about her?

I love what her
being selfish and demanding

and controlling
does to me.

You know, I mean,
she really...

she really pushes me
to, like...

to take risks...

to take on challenges
I wouldn't normally take on.


Like changing my major.

You changed majors?


I mean, I'm-I'm still
interested in film, but...

now I'm going for my degree
in business law.

You know, maybe I'll get
into to law school and...

and become an...

uh, an attorney
for the industry or...

I can get a job as a...
as an agent or...

studio executive
or... uh, work at a network.

I don't know.

I had no idea.

Yeah, well, it...
it combines my interest in money

with my interest in...
in-in-in film.

I mean, that's what
the film industry

making deals

and-and money.

I-I think I'd
be good at that.

Yeah. That sounds good.

I... I do, too.

So, she's not all bad.

I mean, I know you and Mom
don't like her, but...

you don't really
know her.

It's not that we
don't like her.

We never said we
don't like her.

Just give us
time, okay?

And, give your
grandparents time, too.

You... look,
you don't have

to tell them that
you're getting married

the first time they
meet your girlfriend.

I think I already lost
that battle, but, uh,

I'll talk to her, okay?

Thanks. Thanks.

That couldn't be
them already.

"What's this in regard to?"
Did you say that?

Uh, uh, just
a second.


We're here.

It was Mary's idea.

She gave me the flight passes,
and I thought, "Why not?"

Ah, Mary's idea.

She wants you and Annie
and the rest of the family

to stay in contact
with your grandson.

And I agree.

Uh, I... I think
I should bring him more.

That's okay, right?

'Cause if... if this
is too hard for you or...

Mary was supposed to call you

and let you know
that we were coming.

I guess I should
have called first

to make sure
you knew.

You and Charlie
are welcome here anytime.

I mean, Annie and I are just...
so happy that you're here.

Are you sure?
Of course, yeah.

There's just this...
one little problem.

Uh, not a problem, really.

Uh... a challenge.

My mom and dad
are flying in tonight.

And this is
the first time

we've seen them face-to-face
in a while,

and we're using this opportunity
to tell them about the...

you know, about you and Mary.


I didn't know that.

I guess I was right,
and I should have called.

No. Really, you never have
to call first.

But, uh...

since you didn't and...

you're here, maybe...


No, no, no.
Uh, I met them

a couple of times,
and I don't think, uh...

I should be the one
to break the news to them.

I'll just go
check in a hotel.

No, you can't do that.

I mean, I-I-I really
am looking forward to

spending time with Charlie...
and you, so...

we'll just
spend time

with my parents, as well.

It'll all work out.

Is Ruthie home?

Sure. Come in.

Oh, you...
you two haven't met.

Uh, Meredith,

this is Carlos,

well, this is our...

I'm Carlos.


Uh, Ruthie's upstairs--
all the way upstairs

in her bedroom-- third floor.

Okay, thank you.

I'm so sorry.

I... I just... I got
caught off guard.

It's not something
I've thought about--

who you are now.

So, you just call me Carlos,
and I'll call you Eric.

I still can't believe
this happened.

I mean, I still don't...
know what happened.

Well, there were two us
in this marriage, and I...

I have to take
equal responsibility

for things
not going right.


That's very generous
of you, but...

Hi, Carlos.

Hey, Ruthie.

Nice to see you.

It's nice to
see you, too.

I apologized to Jack
for you, even though

he thought you were just
trying to be funny.

Apologized for...?

He's a really
nice guy-- Jack.

Not as nice as Martin.

Where is Martin, anyways?


Okay, so I got
the test.

Where's the restroom?

Uh, it's over
by the movie theater.


Here goes nothing.

Should I come with you?

No. I'll be fine.

You should just wait
right here, okay?

I told Simon
we'd find you here.

Where's Sandy?

Uh, she's around.

Look, why don't we just
catch up with you guys later

at the house
or something?

Yeah, okay.
Not okay.

So, how are
things going?

Sandy's great,
isn't she?

What's wrong?

Maybe we should just catch up
with them later.

Is something wrong?

Not yet.


How's my daughter?

You just left ten minutes ago.

Let me talk to her.

Are you at your desk,
or are you in the car?

I'm at my desk.
I'm getting ready to go.

I want to talk to her
before I go out.

It's Daddy.

Hi, Savannah.

It's Daddy.

How's my little girl, huh?

It's Savannah.

Give Daddy a kiss.

She doesn't know how to do that.

I love you.
I have to go.

I love you, too.

I'll see you later.

Hope I'm not

No, not really.
I can always call them back.

You really love being a dad,
don't you?

Yeah, I really do.

Well, I hope you still love
being a cop,

'cause I have an assignment
for you.

Love being a cop.

We located the suspect
in that freeway shooting.

I want an arrest.

You and Slotkin
are backup.

We're on our way.


Focus, son.

I don't want anyone hurt
out there.

Got it, Captain.
And don't worry--

no one's going to get hurt.

I have my daughter
waiting for me.

I feel responsible for this.

I never should have let him
go out with her.

Are you kidding?

You have nothing
to do with this.

You didn't know he was
going to sleep with her.

It happens.

It doesn't have to happen.

But it did.

And it has nothing
to do with us.

Other than, again,

they're not getting married
before we get married.