7th Heaven (1996–2007): Season 10, Episode 16 - Moving Ahead - full transcript

Lucy's life gets more complicated personally and professionally when she begins to feel the presence of her late Grandma Jenny visiting her and warning her of the challenges that are coming in her life. Meanwhile, Annie and Ruthie decide to take a day off together to unwind. Rose is angry with Simon for neglecting to tell her that he slept with Sandy. Lastly, Eric unintentionally shakes things up between Rose and Simon.

Grandma Jenny?

Well, finally.

You know, you've always slept
like you were hit with a rock.

What are you doing here?

Well, I thought
it was going to be a sweater,

but I think maybe
it's just gonna be a big sock.

But I... I mean, you're here,
but you're not really...?

Well, let's just call it
a little visit.

I hear you want more children.

That's nice.

Children need you.

We just started trying,
so we'll see what happens.

I'm so proud

of you.

You've grown to be
such a remarkable young woman,

and a wonderful mother.

You really think so?


Oh, I've been wondering
if I should,

you know,
stay at home with Savannah.

Oh, no, she'll be fine,

and it's lovely that
Kevin can stay at home with her.

They'll have a wonderful bond.

Well, I just hope she has
a wonderful bond with me, too.

Oh, but she will.

You know, you have to work.

You have things
to do in this world

that no one else can do.

Well, if I wanted to stay home,
someone could do my work.

No one else

can do what you have to do.

No one else can serve
your purpose in life.

Sure, they can.
What about my dad?

Oh, I don't think so.

No, your dad has his own work
to do.

Why can't you do your work?

Well, if I wanted
to have more children...


Oh, honey,
you'll have more children,

so many children.

Excuse me?

So many children?

What-What do you mean?

How-How many is so many?

Oh, let's not worry
about that today,

especially on a day like today.

What's gonna happen today?

Well, let's just say,
it's going to be, um,

a challenging day,
and you just go with it.

You just go with it.


Why am I doing this?

Why am I torturing myself
like this?

I don't know.

This is supposed
to be the good times.

Good-bye, sweetie.

Wait! Well, I-I
still don't know

what "so many
children" means,

and-and what is the
challenging day?

I mean, is something
bad gonna happen?

What happens?

You can't still be sleeping.

Yes, I can.

I don't feel well.

What's wrong?

I had a dream about
my Grandma Jenny,

and then I woke up
and... felt weird.

Do we have one of those
home pregnancy tests around?

We are not pregnant yet.

Are you sure?

I'm sure,

and she said that today was
gonna be a challenging day.

What does that mean?

I mean, challenging,
or-or difficult,

or really, really

Maybe that something
terrible is gonna happen?

Oh, my God, what if something
happens to you or Savannah,

or my mom, or dad,

or someone I love?

Luce, you're not really going
to obsess over a dream.

Okay, maybe it
was just a dream,

but can't you just stay up
and talk to me about it?

You talk. I honestly don't have
anything to talk about.

How about life?
Life? Great.

It's only one
of my favorite subjects at...

5:09 a.m.

So many children...

What-What am I supposed to do
with all this information?

I really don't feel well.

I'm fine, Luce.

And your mother's fine,
and Ruthie's...

Well, Ruthie's still shattered
and devastated over Martin,

but other than that, she's fine.

Stop worrying about
all of us, Luce,

and just, you take care
of yourself today.

Hey, what's wrong?

Lucy didn't sleep
well last night.

She had some kind of
dream that spooked her.

I think, basically, she just
needs to catch up on some sleep,

so I'm going to
the meeting myself,

unless you'd like
to go in my place.

Why would I want to go?

It's the Young Women's
Fellowship board meeting.

What's that?

It's... Uh...

representatives from the
corporations in the community

make proposals
for projects

that-that benefit
teen girls every year,

and then, the community
leaders provide feedback,

and, uh, the... the
community leader

is supposed to
be Lucy, not me.

Teen girls are
really more her area.

What did you do before Lucy?

Well, I just went by myself
and did the best I could.

Well, do the best you can again.

Yeah, but-but you're a mom,

and you-you have a
teenage daughter.

I mean, this meeting is
practically calling your name.

But I'm not a community leader.

Hey, don't put yourself
down like that.

There are people
in this community

who would follow
you anywhere.

And, it's-it's really
a woman's meeting.


I have to go to school now.

See ya.

You want to go

to a Young Women's Fellowship
board meeting with me?

You mean, after school?

No. Skip school. Lucy was
supposed to go, but she's not

feeling well, and your dad wants
me to go in-in her place.

Do you want to go?
You said skip school?

Uh, yeah, all day.

I'll write you a note.

And this note will say what?

This note will say,

you know, "Sorry," uh...
"Ruthie is sick of school,

and had to hang with her mom."

How's that?

All right. What time?

Uh, 10:00.

Great. Thanks.


Just gonna write her a note?

Hey, they can take me to jail.

She needs a day off,
believe me.
You're right.

This has been a
rotten year for her.

Ruthie says she doesn't have
to go to school today.

Does that mean we get
to stay home, too?

No, no, uh,
but I'll make you a deal.

When you guys are teenagers,

and you get devastated
with broken hearts,

and-and you need a day off
from school, you got it.

How do we get
broken hearts?

Well, don't worry.

Uh, you'll have your chances,
I can assure you.

Thanks, Dad.

Have you heard
from Simon?

No, but I don't
really expect to. Do you?

Uh, no, just asking.

You haven't called him,
have you?

No, I'm gonna wait,

because he's obviously
upset with me.


I-I didn't tell Rose that
Simon had been with Sandy.

I-I didn't. She just
guessed pretty much.

Well, if you hear from Simon,
let me know.


Simon, is that you?

If it is, say something to me.

I-I... Look, I don't want
to let another week go by

without hearing
from you... and Rose.

And, uh, if this isn't Simon,

whoever you are, you should call
your parents, too.

It's just solid,
you know, all-around policy.

I can't believe
that Mom did that.

You know how much trouble
she caused me?

Well, she didn't meant to,
and it's something

that you should already
have discussed with Rose,

you know, your bride-to-be,
for the rest of your life.

You don't want
to be keeping secrets from her.

I know, and there's more.

Something else
you didn't tell Rose?

Yeah, you remember the time
that I thought

I was maybe gonna be a father?

Oh, yes, I... I do remember.

'Cause you-you never seem to
realize the consequences of...

Sorry, Simon.


I know you didn't call
for a lecture.

Uh, if I remember, uh,
Georgia Huffington was her name.

Yeah, and Rose has a class
with Georgia this semester.

And worse, I told Sandy

about what happened
between Georgia and me.

Why-Why did you do that?

What are you telling me now,

That I should be more selective
with who I lie to?

What, consistency, Dad?

I told Sandy
because when she got pregnant

and Martin wasn't coming around,
she was miserable,

so I was trying
to make her feel better

by telling her that
I was in a similar situation.

So now,
you're trying to keep Rose,

who just found out about Sandy,
from finding out about Georgia?

You see, you don't
really understand

the consequences of...

Sorry, there I go again.

Dad, I love Rose.

I want to spend the rest
of my life with her.

And if I tell her this now,

and she decides to call this
whole thing off, I...

What do I do?

Well, you weren't the first guy
Rose was ever with, were you?


I guess not. I...

I mean, I'm sure
I probably wasn't...

You know what, Dad?

This has been a really big help.

Wait. Don't-Don't hang up.

All I was trying to say is,

maybe the two of you

don't really know each other
that well.

May-May... I don't know.

Maybe you haven't talked enough,

or fought enough,
or made up enough.

Relationships take time.

I don't have time.
I'm getting married in May.

And you know what?
Maybe the point is

that since I haven't asked Rose
about her past,

maybe she should exercise
the same restraint

when it comes to my past.

Well, that's not exactly
what I was trying...

Oh, do me a
favor, you two--

be careful
today, okay?

You're not going
to work, I hope.

I'm fine now.

But your dad said
he'd get your mom

to go to that meeting for you.

Uh, yeah, but I've got
other things to do today.

Do you feel like steak tonight?

You're already thinking
about dinner?

Two hours ago,
you were puking your guts out.

Yeah, well, now I'm not.

Ooh, man, I feel like
a big T-bone with a baked potato

and sour cream
and butter and chives.

Ooh, ooh, and that, uh, salad
with cucumbers and tomatoes

and the mustard vinaigrette.


Wow what?

Am I the only one

who realizes that you're--
we're-- pregnant?

Get out of here. No way.

I mean, we've barely
been trying.

Hey, I don't know about you,

but I've been giving it
my very best shot,

and you always had
to have steak

when you were pregnant
with Savannah.

We're having a baby!

Listen to me.

If every woman
who wanted a steak was pregnant,

they'd sell maternity wear
at Sizzler's,

and I will tell you
when we're having a baby.

Because you know what?
I will be the first to know.

Hey, Mom, what if we didn't go
to this meeting?

Well, but we said that we would,
so it's kind of a lie.

Well, yeah, but we
already lied to my school,

so we're kind of
in the lying game.

Maybe just one more
lie wouldn't hurt.

Well, we're not lying.

I mean, you are sick
of school,

you do need the day off,
and, uh...

You know, call it
a mental health day.

Hi. W-What are you doing home?

Is she okay?

What is it, a-a fever?

Are you going to the doctor?

You should see a doctor.

When was the last time you
had a mental health day?

I told her
she could have the day off,

uh, and go
to that meeting with me.

Um, are you okay?

Dad said
you weren't feeling that well.

I just didn't sleep,
and then I...

Uh, I don't know.

I... I'm fine.

So, you're taking the day off
from school to go to a meeting

that I don't even want to go to?

Wait. You don't even want to
go, so why do we have to go?

Mom wants to go.
I don't want to go.

We don't want to go.

Then don't go.
I'll just catch up

with them at the next meeting.

Well, shouldn't someone go?

I mean, isn't this
a community organization

that doles out money to programs
for girls in trouble?

Yeah, but the program
I run is free,

and I don't have any money
to donate,

so it's pretty much
just bad chicken

and strangers whining
about the things

that they can never get done
because they can't get funding.

Believe me, it's not the end
of the world if we're not there.


Did you just come over to tell
me not to go to the meeting?


You could have called.

You know, I just felt like

a little face time with my mom
and my sister, okay?

You didn't even
know I was home.

Yeah, well, you know...

just be careful today, okay?

I got to run.
"Be careful"--
what does that mean?

It means... just... nothing.

I mean, just take care today,

you know,
rather than not take care

and get in an accident
or something.

Luce, is there something
you want to ask me?

You want to tell me anything?

Nope. Bye.

So, what do you think
she wanted?

I don't know.

She didn't look sick.

No, in fact,
she looked really...


So, what do you really
want to do today, huh?

Go to a movie, go to lunch?

I'd like to do whatever you
would normally be doing today.

Uh, cleaning, laundry,
baking something.

Sure that's what you want
to do on your day off?

No. I just feel like
hanging out with you.

What's wrong with that?


I'm honored.

And you know what?

We're going
to enjoy our day.

And we're going to start
enjoying our lives, aren't we?

Yeah. I've just been
taking a little break

from the enjoyment,
that's all.

Ruthie, you can't let
a failed first attempt at love

ruin your whole
perspective on life.

Yes, I can.

I'm 16.

I love you, Ruthie.

I know. You have to.

You're my mother.

Our first order of business
is to find someone

to head up
the building committee

for the home
for homeless teenage mothers.

Again, any volunteers?

What is wrong with you women?!

Doesn't anyone here
have the cojones

to step up to the plate?

It's always the same.

We expect these girls
who get pregnant

to have the baby,
and that's the end of it.

No support,
they're on their own.

Where is
Reverend Kinkirk?

She's the one we
need for this project.

She's young, she's energetic,
and she's dedicated,

and she's been
involved with girls

who've been in
these situations.

Where's Reverend

I don't know.
She's usually here.

Well, it's time
to fish or cut bait, girls.

I want to see this happen before
I croak, so here's the deal.

If you can get Reverend Kinkirk

to get this project
up and running

by the end of summer,

then I will personally
finance it.

All of it?

All $500,000 of it.


All in favor of electing
the Reverend Lucy Kinkirk

to chairman of the home
for teen mothers project,

say "aye."

- Aye!
- That's it.

Carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned.

Now, let's find
Reverend Kinkirk.

Can you tell the doctor
thank you so much

for working me in?

It's been a busy morning,
but we will do our best.

Just have a seat.

Hey, Simon. Dad.

You didn't return the message
I left before,

but sometimes, you know,
people hit the wrong button

and just erase messages
before they've even heard them.

Wide-fingered people
must do that a lot

with tiny cell phones,
although if you're like me,

you're probably,
uh, a regular-fingered person.

Truth is, I don't remember
ever looking

at your fingers all that much.

Simon... if you don't want to
hear another message like this,

call me back.

I need Lucy.


I don't know.

I just want to do something--

something that makes
a difference in the world.

But how many people really do?

Well, I guess that depends
on what you think is great.

Now, I think
it's really great

that the two of us are
sitting here, you know,

drinking root beer
floats together

in the middle
of the week.

What good is that
gonna do anyone?

Maybe a lot of good.

Maybe one day,
years from now,

you'll take the time to
be with your children

because I took the
time to be with you.


good parents, when they're
lucky, help make good people.


And good people
sometimes do great things.

Yeah, like hanging out
and drinking root beer floats?

We're not exactly talking
Nobel Peace Prize here.

Hey, sweetie, I-I know that
you've been having a tough time,

and that things may look a
little darker than normal,

but I can assure you,

there is greatness even in
the most mundane things,

you know, even in
this root beer float.

Look at this glass.

You know, I love this glass.

This was my mother's glass, and
my mother and father and I--

oh, we had so many wonderful,

sweet and lovely desserts
from these glasses.

Yeah, and then they died.

We're all going to die.

So what does it matter, even
trying to do something great?

Look at this root beer.

You know, that was bottled
in a factory

where people worked very hard

just to feed
and clothe their families,

you know, and give them shelter.

Yeah, but then the owners
of the plant close it

and lay everybody off,

and then those hard workers
are suddenly on food stamps.

Taste this ice cream.

I mean, think of all
the beautiful cows

who were grazing in the meadow

and then just walked
into the barn to get milked.

Then think of the beef cows

who wind up
in the slaughterhouse

being put down with stun guns.

The point I'm trying to make--

and so help me,
I will make I-- is that...

well, this root beer float
is an amazing thing,

because of all the things
that went into making it.

And all the things

that went into making
this moment for you and me,

and this moment may turn out

to be one of the most memorable
moments in our lives.

So all those people

who helped create this moment
did a great thing.

They just don't know it.

Okay, Mom.

This is a great moment.

One of those moments

that I'll remember
for the rest of my life.

I guess I don't usually think
about all the things

that go into creating something.

You know, the same
is true with people.

If you really look at them,

you can see so
much more than...

than what's in the...
the present moment.

You know, just...

Well, like right now.

I-I look at you, and I...

Oh, I see the little
girl you used to be,

and then I see the...

the lovely, young lady
that you are right now,

and I also see
the wonderful woman

that you are going
to grow up to be.

I can see all that.

Maybe you've had
a little too much root beer.


Have you seen Lucy?

Oh, yeah,
she dropped in earlier,

but she had things to do.

You-You didn't go to
the Young Women's board meeting?

I'm having a young woman's
meeting right here.

Well, something happened,
something big.

This wonderful woman--
wonderful, rich woman--

wants to give a half
a million dollars

to start a home
for unwed mothers,

but only if Lucy runs it.


Yeah, I mean,
everybody's looking for her.

They want her to agree fast

before this wonderful,
rich woman changes her mind.

Oh, did you call Kevin?
He'll know where she is.

Of course I called Kevin.
He doesn't know where she is,

and-and she left her cell phone
charging at home.

Well, she'll come home

Well, I know that, dear, but...

Uh, well, uh, thank you.

I'll talk to you later.

We're probably just one

phone call away.

Hi, this is Simon.
Leave a message.

I'll call you back.

Hey, Simon. Dad.

I'm-I'm looking for Lucy.

I was wondering if maybe
she drove up to see you.

I'll-I'll try you
on your cell phone.

Reverend Camden?

Rose, hi.

Hi, yourself.

I have a bone to pick with you.

What kind of minister are you?

What do you mean?

Um, um, before you answer that,

Rose, uh, can I call you back?

I'm having a bit
of an emergency here.

Fine. Call me back.

And if you don't call me back,
I'll call you.


Well, I don't know why
you're so angry with my dad.

He didn't do anything.

No? You talk to your
dad one minute,

and the next minute you're
throwing my past in my face?

Yeah, but I could've
done that on my own.

And my past is nothing like
your past, by the way.

Well, it doesn't sound
that different from my past,

other than you were
a little more careful.

And way more

What does that mean?

It means that Georgia
Huffington is--

well, she 's nothing
but a... you know what.

And you almost married her

because you thought
she was having your baby,

but for the past six months

I've had to practically
beg you to marry me.

Oh, you didn't have
to beg me.

I'm the one who said that I
was ready to get married.

Yeah, after Sandy
had a baby.

And then all of a sudden
you want to get married

and have babies.

You were probably wishing
the baby was yours,

then you could be getting
married to Sandy.

Simon, how could you

not tell me you slept
with Sandy?

And now this Georgia?

Oh, please, we've been
over this, okay?

You have to let it go.

I'm still trying to forget
about your old boyfriends.

Boyfriend. One.

And I went out with him
for four years in high school

before I had sex with him.

Wow, four years...
But you--

you've-you've been with
one woman after another,

after another,
after another...
Hold on, hold
on, hold on.

You're giving me one
too many "another's."

You're practically
a conveyor belt for sex.

And if I hadn't
taken you seriously

and wanted to marry you,
the belt would just keep moving

and you'd just be
on to the next one.

I don't mean anything to you.

Rose, you know that's
not true.

I mean, you're
not my first,

but I definitely want
you to be my last.

I'm never gonna have sex with
anyone else again-- just you.

Oh, God, when I think
of all those women...

Rose, Rose...

I want to be the first
and only man

that you ever have sex with,
but that's not what is.

What is... is that you and I
love each other very much.

We want to spend the rest
of our lives together,

regardless of who we were
with in the past.

You're right...

You're right!

I love you, Simon.

And it really is wonderful
to think

that I am going to be the only
woman you have sex with

for the rest of your life.

You are happy about that,
aren't you?

Of course, I'm happy.

Well, I'm happy that
you're the only guy

that I'm gonna have sex with
for the rest of my life.

It's a beautiful thing,
isn't it?

Yeah. We're the only people

we're ever gonna
have sex with again.

That's beautiful, really.

Can you believe this wait?

It's like they should
give out numbers,

you know, like-like a bakery.

Well, I guess it's
like a bakery,

you know, in the bun
in the oven sense.

That's what my Grandma
would say,

"a bun in the oven."

I wish I had a bun.
I'm starving.

How long have you been waiting?

About eight and a half months.

Um, I don't-- I don't
mean to be a pest,

but when I said that
I didn't mind waiting,

what I really meant was-was,
I do mind waiting.

I have many things to do.

Um, and I'm starving.

Then why don't you go downstairs
and grab something to eat?

Oh, no, and risk losing my spot?


Well, what's taking so long?

Dr. Pearson had an
emergency delivery,

then Dr. Rubin was out sick,

so Dr. Pearson is taking
on her patients.

Reverend Kinkirk,
I said we'd work you in.

We're workin' you in.

Well, and I understand,
I-I-I totally do,

but-but today is
not a normal day.

My-My nerves are-are frazzled.

And my dead grandmother
came to me this morning

and told me that this was
gonna be a challenging day,

and if-if this is what she means
by "challenging,"

then you know, I'm totally cool.

I-I can handle it, no biggie.

But-But if this isn't all
that's challenging

then-then I-I can't handle it.

Bec-Because... because
if someone I love is-is hurt

or is in any trouble, you know,
I-I can't handle it,

be-because I'm here and-and I'm
not available for any handling.

So-So why don't I go home
or-or-or go to work

or-or go downstairs
to eat something?

Be-Be-Because I'm not leaving,
that's why.

But thanks.

Mom, now my brain
won't stop.

This T-shirt was made
from cotton in a field,

and it was taken to a market,

where it was processed
in fabric,

and then it was cut,
and sewn, and packaged,

and then it was taken
to the store where

I bought it, and then now

I'm putting it in a
drawer in a dresser

that was made by some craftsman.

Mom, please make it stop.

But don't you feel more
connected to the world

when you take
the time to think--

I mean, really think--
about everything around you?

Yeah, I guess.

But what would really make me
feel connected

to the world would be
a laptop computer

with Internet access
and a cell phone.

I'd really feel connected then.

I'd even almost feel normal.

Uh, well, normal is
way overrated.


I know.

And most of the time I don't
mind being different

from all the other kids,

but I'd really like a computer,

and a cell phone.

Either one, or both.

What do you mean, different
from the other kids?

You're kidding me, right?

Every kid couldn't possibly have

a cell phone and a computer.

Mom, if I can grasp your ideas

about how everything is

surely you can grasp mine.

Stay with me on this.

Everyone has a computer
and a cell phone.


Everyone I know.

Everyone I don't know.

You're not exaggerating?

The only kid I know without

a cell phone is Maggie,

the homeless girl I met
in detention.

I swear, I don't know
anyone else.

That's it, honest.

I mean, just Maggie and me...

in the whole school...
big school.

It's time to go pick
up the boys.

Come on, we'll talk more
about it in the car,

which doesn't have a
navigation system.

Cheap shot, Mom.
This is different.

I know.

Other moms are without
navigation systems.

Not everyone has one.

Very funny.

Would you like me to stay home,
in case Lucy calls?

No, it's okay.
She'll turn up eventually.

You know, if we had cell phones,

she could call us
while we're out.

Cheap shot.

No, it's true.

And I could get calls
without tying up your calls.

And if I had a computer
with Internet access,

I could even get e-mail.

Can you imagine?

Like a normal teenager living
in the 21st century!

I get it. I...

You know, I understand
completely, but...

Computers and cell phones
are made in factories

by people trying to
feed their families,

and then they're packaged
and shipped

by more hardworking people.

And then they're unloaded
in stores

by more hardworking people,

and sold to hardworking
people just like us.

But not us,
just people like us.

Who could that be?

And think about the paper
that they're packaged in.

It starts with small trees
in the forest,

and then with rain
and sun the trees grow,

and then they're cut down
and chewed into pulp

for the paper that
they're packaged in--

all the little cell phones
and big computers.

And then think about
all the work done

by the hardworking artists
who have families, too.

Now, I could go on.

Please don't.

Mrs. Carlson!

Hi, Ruthie.

You guys are on my
way home, and since
Ruthie was sick today,

I wanted to make sure she had
the sample test questions
for the test tomorrow.


How are you feeling?


You look well.

Uh... uh...

Fine, just fine.

Here's the sample test.
Good luck tomorrow.

Ruthie's really not

that great, Mrs. Carlson,
you know.

She has the blahs.

The blahs?

I see.

Well, all I can say,
Mrs. Camden,

is that if every child
missed school

because of the blahs,
we wouldn't have school.

I've had the blahs for the last
15 years and never missed a day.

I can assure you
it's valid.

She'll have a note
with her tomorrow.

Can you be sure to include
the blahs in the note?

It'll be a new one
for the teachers' lounge.

We could all use a lift.


I think if she could've, she
would've given me detention.

Suddenly, I felt
like a kid again.

Sorry, Mom.

Oh, it's not your fault.

It's not my fault.

You needed this day off.

We-We-We both did.

Come on, we're... we're gonna
go pick up the boys,

and-and then we're gonna check
out cell phones and computers,

and-and take the boys
out for some ice cream.


Are you-you saying that...?

Hey, if you would've
had the Internet

someone could've e-mailed you
the sample test questions

and we wouldn't have
gotten busted.

Your father and I have talked

about getting a computer
and a cell phone for you,

but we just wanted to hold off
as long as we could,

but now it's time.

Hey, think of all the boys

that'll be calling
and e-mailing.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Hi, this is Simon.
Leave a message.

I'll call you back.

Hi, Simon, sorry I missed you.

Would you tell Rose
I called her back?

I-I don't have her number,
so I thought I'd...

Hello, Reverend Camden.

Sorry about before.
I was a little harsh.

Oh, that's-that's okay, Rose.

But you got Simon and me
into a big fight.

Oh, I did? Sorry about that.

But like all our fights,

we learned just a little more
about each other.

Well, great.

He told me about Georgia,

and I told him about
my high school boyfriend.

We were together four years.

Oh, you split up when you
went to separate colleges?


He wanted to see other women,
the world, all that stuff.

Well, that happens.

When-when did you last hear
from him?


Did you stay in touch?

That's kind of personal.

Oh, sorry...
it's force of habit.

You know, it's just
something I would ask

in a counseling situation

if I had a couple who's
getting married.

None of my business at all.

He's not coming to the wedding,
by any chance...?

I don't know.

I mean, we're inviting Sandy,
so what's the difference?

Well, Sandy's friends
with-with both of you.

Does Simon know that the old
boyfriend's invited?

I'm gonna tell him.

When? When he shows up
at the wedding?

Are you and Mrs. Camden
totally against me?

No, we're not,
but why would you invite

your ex-boyfriend
to your wedding?

I just want him to see
how happy I am with Simon.

It sounds like you're trying
to make him jealous.

It also sounds like
you're still connected,

like you haven't let go of
the relationship entirely.

I love your son, okay?

No, it's not okay,

because despite the fact
that you love him,

I don't think you two
are ready to get married yet.

I think you're still
getting to know each other.

You really don't
like me, do you?

I'd like you a lot more
if you weren't

in such a rush to get married,
and yes, you know,

I do kind of like you, Rose...
more than kind of, even.

In the Christian sense of
"you have to love everyone"?

Or you really kind of
like me for real?

I like you for real, Rose,
and you wanna know why?

'Cause you're direct.

You can hold up your end
of an argument or a conversation

you know, and although, well,
you have a certain, uh...



Underneath it all you're,
you're a decent young woman.

I just think you'd have
a better chance of a...

of a good marriage if you
take a little more time.

And do what?

See my old boyfriend again?

See if I still have
feelings for him?

That's not what I...
I'm not sure

how Simon would feel about that,
but I'll ask him.

I mean, you're his father and
you're the one who suggested it

and this is part of your work,
right, counseling people?

Okay, I've got to run,
but thanks.

What a pro!

I mean, that's major league

I just talked to you last night.

You know, I think
it's her confidence.

You see the way she stabs
the-the needle into the yarn?

Yeah, yeah, you know,
you can't be tentative
with knitting needles.

It's like life, you know.

Oh, what a mess.

What are you gonna tell me now?

Last night it was that I was
gonna have so many children

and that what a challenging
day I was gonna have.

I've been a wreck,
thanks to you.

Well, you haven't even
met the challenges yet.

Oh, my God,
I'm going to be sick.

Oh, you have such a big, fierce,
all-encompassing heart, Lucy.

It's a lion's heart,
but it beats like a hummingbird.

You know, you have to
learn to slow down a little.

Take things as they come.

You can always make adjustments.

You know, this
started out to be a...

a sweater for your grandpa,

but, uh, too much
work, you know?

So, I think maybe it'll be
a-a... an afghan for a gerbil.

We just have to learn
to take things as they come.

That's all I'm saying.

You're not making any sense.

Can't you just tell me
what's going to happen?

Do you or do you not
know the future?

Well, I know some things.

Cute little redhead.

Going to be
a wonderful ballerina.

And let's see...

Oh, a nice, sweet,
chubby little girl.

She's gonna shape up in her
30's, and then she's gonna

do infomercials for
some horrible dessert.


Oh, poor Jason.

Oh, what a shame, so bright.

CFO of a multinational

and busted for stock fraud,

inside trading and conspiracy,

but he makes restitution
and he'll learn.

He'll learn.

Enough about them.

Wh-What about my challenges?

You can do it.

You can do it.
You can do so much.

- But...
- Reverend Kinkirk?

Reverend Kinkirk?

The doctor will see you now.

You should have seen
Ruthie's face today.

That smile...

Oh, how I've missed that smile.

She's a good kid.

Are you gonna take her tomorrow
to get the computer?

Sure, I'll pick her up
from school.

You think we should
all get cell phones, too?


What's happened to us?

We've gone all this time

without needing
any of that stuff.

I know, but maybe we should
be like normal people.

But normal is so...


Yeah, well, let's give
normal a whirl and, you
know, see how it goes.

If we don't like it, we can
always go back to being

eccentric weirdoes that people
look at when we walk by.

Do people look at us
when we walk by?

I do, at you.


Did you ever find Lucy
to give her the good news?

Nope, gave up trying.

I gave all the information
to Kevin, and he'll tell her.

I hope she's up
for something as big as this.

I mean, I'll be there
to help her,

but this'll really be her baby.

You know, it's funny
you should say that.

I'm not completely certain,
but something tells me...

They want another baby already?

Something's going on.

Something else. What?

I talked to Simon today.


And just like you,

I said something that got
bigger than I intended.


I told Simon that he's not
the only one with a past

and that maybe he and Rose
should get to know each other

a little better, which led
to Rose deciding that

maybe she needs to resolve some
issues with her old boyfriend.

Oh my-- That's great.


maybe we've been
talking to the wrong person.

Rose may be more
reasonable than Simon.

You know, she wasn't
entirely against

taking a little more time

to make sure she's
doing the right thing.

Oh, you are a miracle worker.


Hey, Mom, it's Simon.

Oh, Simon! Oh, it's so good
to hear your voice.

Uh, listen, I-I'm sorry
about what happened.

I didn't mean
to cause any trouble.

Yeah, unlike Dad.


I need to get some
addresses from you.

Rose and I would like to get the
invitations to the wedding out,

despite the fact that Dad
actually suggested

that she go and see
her old boyfriend.

Well, Dad's right here.
Do you want to talk to him?

No, I wouldn't. In fact, maybe
you could tell him

that although I'd like him
to marry Rose and me,

I do not intend to sit through

any counseling sessions
with him,

nor do I expect him to sneak

any counseling sessions
with my fiancée.

Rose and I
are getting married in May.

The invitations are going out
at the end of the month.

Now, I don't care if Rose
goes to see her old boyfriend.

I'm sure nothing will change.
We love each other.

But can you get me
the addresses?

The calligrapher's waiting.

Sure, I-I-I'll e-mail you.

Thanks, Mom.


I wonder if the calligrapher

knew he was getting into
such an iffy line of work.

I didn't know what
time you'd be home,

so I haven't
put on the steaks,

but the baked potatoes are done

and the salad's
ready to roll.

Some people were trying
to reach you today.

That woman who runs
the meeting you didn't go to,

the Young Women's

I don't care.

I think you're going to care.

They want you to head up
the building committee

for that new home
for teenage mothers.

In fact, they want you
to run it.

They're never gonna
raise the money for it,

so it doesn't really matter.

They've got the money.

Half a million dollars
from a Mrs. Macaferty,

right now, guaranteed.

A half a million dollars?

In cash. But only if you and
only you can get this home

up and running
by the end of the summer.

A lot of little old ladies

were running around the city
trying to find you today.

Why me?

I don't know,
but they want you, babe.

Won't settle for anything less.

Better call them.

Maybe I was wrong
about your grandmother's dream.

Maybe she was trying to tell you

that you're going to have

a lot of children
through this project.

Amazing, huh?

This is something
you thought you'd achieve

at the end of your career.

Looks like you're
going to get into a lot more

than you expected
before you expected it.

I can't.


I just can't.

I spent the day
waiting to see my doctor.

She says hello to your
brother Ben, by the way.

Forget about Ben.

What else did she say?


You weren't wrong.


I just don't know
how this happened.

I mean, I know,

I just, I thought
I'd have more time.

Time to do things.

I mean, I-I'm happy, I just...

And now Mrs. Macaferty
wants to give me

a half a million dollars

to help unmarried
teenage mothers

find a safe place to go?

I mean, that's...
that's a miracle.

Those are going to be
the happiest unwed mothers

in the history of unwed mothers.

We don't call them
"unwed mothers" anymore.

Oh, I didn't know.


Okay, um, let's see...

The baby should be
due in October

so maybe we could turn
the guest room into a nursery,

or we could make that
into Savannah's room

because before long,
she's gonna be out of her crib.

And maybe I can get the
contractor to come over here

and do things when he's not
working on the building.

Of course, first
I have to find a building.

This could be challenging,
but, you know,

what I was thinking is that
if we find a set of apartments,

you know, instead of making it
that institutional setting

that these houses
usually have...