7th Heaven (1996–2007): Season 10, Episode 7 - Soup's On - full transcript

The Camden parents feel guilty for forgetting to pick up the twins, duly humiliated the boys wisely called practically perfect 'fun dad' Kevin, who also helps investigate the alcohol-perfumed $3,000 Sandy's dad Edward Jameson brought in for her. Meredith promises Martin to wait for him if he travels the country in baseball 'farm' teams. Although his dad, Beau Brewer, gently assures the teenager he can tell him everything and get support, Martin needs Eric's moral support to tell he's not considering to join the Marines but becoming a father, and the mother isn't generally approved Meredith. Ruthie earns permission to date Jack -who finds out the truth- by joining a soup label project to fund a new computer for his school paper, which the whole family helps with.

I'm looking for the
Reverend Lucille Kinkirk.

Oh, it's Lucy,

and she's out this morning,

making some
hospital calls.

I'm her father.

Oh, what a coincidence.
I am, too.

A-A father.

Well, sit down,
why don't you?

I'm just-- I'm guessing that
you must be Sandy's father.

I must be.

I was hoping
to see Lucille.


That's the one.


I-I wanted to drop something
off for my daughter.

I found it.

You found it?

Well, at the bank.

Tell Lucille not to give
it to her all at once.

She'll know why.
Problems in the past.

Excuse me for a second.


Hey, Dad. How's it going?

Uh, well, I-I have
somebody in the office.

Oh, this won't take
but a second.

I just need to borrow, like...

100 bucks
until my next paycheck.

I'm not paying for the ring.

No, no, no, no, no.
I'm paying for the ring.

Which is why
I'm having a little trouble

making the rest of my bills.

But I'll be all caught up as
soon as I get my next paycheck.

Hmm, no. I'm sorry.
I can't help you out.

Uh, you can take some out
of that, if you need it.

Look, Dad, I could

probably borrow the money
from someone else,

but I'm coming to you first.

Well, I appreciate that, but
I still-- I can't help you out.

But, Dad, they're going
to cut off my phone service.

Well, you know,
that's hardly an emergency.

You can always get
your phone turned back on.

Oh, absolutely. They-they
do that all the time.

Simon, I-I have
somebody in the office,

and I-I really have to go.

Good luck.

Yeah. Just give
that to Lucille.

She'll know what to do.

I got it.


A project.

A project
that helps other people.

A project that
I can get involved in

so that I can date
any guy I want.

So you can get some
balance in your life

and some perspective on dating

and how that fits into the
greater scheme of things.


And all that's going to
come from eating soup?

We've been collecting labels
from cans of Campbell's Soup,

and if we get enough,
we'll be able to get a computer

for the school newspaper

and hopefully get the
school paper going this year.

That's great. How many
labels do you need?

I don't know exactly.


but they started last year.

I'm not sure
how many more we need,

but when we reach our goal,

we'll be able
to get the computer,

and hopefully we'll
be back in business

by the first of this year.

Isn't that great?

Yeah. Are you gonna be
on the newspaper staff?

Do I have to be
on the newspaper staff?

I'm just helping the newspaper
staff get what they need.

I'm doing it for others.

So you can get
something for yourself.

Well, I get a guy.

So basically, it's
labels for dating.

It's Campbell's
Labels for Education.

And, I hope
you're not disappointed.

I'm really
excited about this.

All right, it sounds
like a worthwhile project

and, you know, school
newspapers are very important.

When I was a kid, we--

we used to collect
these Blue Horse labels,

and they--

No, some other time.

I'm going to go over
to Kevin's and Lucy's.

Kevin makes soup all the time.

He practically lives on soup.

If you see Luce,
tell her to call me.

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Simon, Simon, Simon.

Oh, thanks.

Is there anything else
in the car?

No, no, this is it.

Did you leave the boys
at the market?

Did I leave the
boys at the market?

It's my way of asking
where Sam and David are.

Oh, no.

Oh, no. Oh, no. No, no, no.
I'm on my way.

I'm on my way.

You forgot to
pick us up.

Yeah, you forgot.

How did you get here?

Uncle Kevin.

Yeah, we called Uncle Kevin
from the school office,

and he picked us up,

and he took us
for ice cream,

and we got to
feed Savannah.


I'm so sorry, and, uh...

I'm just-- I'm happy
that you're safe,

and-and that was
the right thing you did,

going back into the school
and calling an adult.

I wonder why
your teacher didn't call me.

We told her
you're at work.

You're always at work,

and Mom had other
things to do today.

So we told her
to call Uncle Kevin.

Yeah, we like Uncle Kevin.

He's a fun dad.

Yeah. Of course,
I can also be fun.

Not really.

I just wanted to make
sure you were still home.

Ruthie's watching Savannah and
counting Campbell's Soup cans.

Thank you.

Thank you for picking them up.
I just...

I-I got so distracted
with... everything.

Everything, like Martin?

Yeah, well, he promised Lucy

he's going
to tell his dad tonight.

Who's going to tell Ruthie?

I'm sure that when the dust
settles in a couple of days,

he'll come over and have
a conversation with her.

You're sure?
No, I'm hoping.

All right, I better
get back over there.

Oh, uh,
wait, wait, wait.

Um, Sandy's father
came by to see Lucille--

uh, Lucy-- and, um,
she wasn't in,

so he gave this to me.

Do you think he
could have stolen it?

I mean, there's almost
$3,000 in there.

He says it came
from the bank, but...

I could call the guys
down at the station,

see if anyone's
reported anything,

but this stuff looks old,

too old to be in a bank drawer.

And it smells like
it's been drowned

in some kind of whiskey.

Some kind of really
cheap, awful whiskey.

Tell Lucy to call me. Evidently,
she's phoneless today.

My fault.

I washed her jeans
with the phone in them.

New one's on the way.

Well, you're otherwise

doing a very good job
with everything.

I hope she lets you know that.

Come on.

You want to try it?

Really, I am not sporty.
Athletic, whatever.

Are you getting bored?

I'm never bored
when I'm with you.

But if you're tired of me
staring at you, I can go home.

I could never be tired
of you staring at me.



Um, here's the thing.

What thing?

I love you.

I love you, too.

What thing?

Well, you know, this might be
my last semester at school.

Well, except for baseball.

You're going to stick around
for baseball season, right?

Well, I might have the
opportunity to, uh,

play for a farm league.

What's a farm league?

The minor leagues.

This spring?

Maybe. So...

You know, I might be going
off somewhere to play ball,

which means I won't be
around all the time.

So, the thing is
that you love me,

but you're breaking up with me?

No, no, no, nothing like that.

It's just that,
because I love you,

I wish I could just stay
in high school forever,

but I have to think
about my career.

And if that's going
to be baseball,

then I'm going to have to do
what baseball players do,

and that's travel all the
time and make no money

and spend years doing
that with no real life

other than trying
to get to the show.

The major leagues.

I understand.

Do you?

Oh, well, if the thing is
that you want me

to wait for you while you're
traveling all around the country

playing baseball, then I will.

'Cause that's
who you are,

and you should be able to do
whatever you want to do

and pursue whatever
dreams you have

without me getting in the way.

And I won't
get in the way.

I'll just be around any time
you want me to be around,

and maybe one day, you'll want
me around all the time.

I want you around
all the time now.

It's just that I think
it could be a long time

before I can settle down and
have, like, a normal life

with a wife and a family
and a house and all that.

I'm only a junior
in high school.

I think I'm probably going
to want to go to college.

I mean, I know I'm going
to want to go to college,

since I want
to be a social worker.

I think it's gonna be
a long time before

I'm ready to settle down and
have a real, normal life

with a husband and a family

and a house
and all of that.

Maybe I could come by later
tonight, after dinner.

I'll call you.


Sorry, sorry, sorry.

Myrna's doctor
was running late,

but when he finally got there,
he had good news for her.

I made a salad
and chicken noodle soup.

Perfect. I need
some comfort food.

What a day.

Wait, is someone else

eating with us?
No, I just opened a few cans

because Ruthie's collecting
Campbell's Soup labels.

For school?

Yeah, they're trying
to get a new computer

so they can get their
school paper going again.

Has Martin called?


I hope he goes
through with this.
Me, too.

Oh, by the way,

Sandy's dad stopped by
the church and left
this with your dad.


It stinks.

Yeah, I know, like alcohol.

I thought he didn't
have any money.

Where did he get this?

I have no idea,

but there haven't been
any recent robberies.

I thought maybe he robbed
a liquor store or something.

I should call him.

You better eat first.

Thanks for taking such good
care of me and Savannah.

My pleasure.

You think Martin could
ever feel the way you do

about Sandy and the baby?

Do you think that's a
possibility at all?

Not really, no.

Couldn't you have
just said "maybe"?


Simon called, asked
if he could borrow 100 bucks.


And he called Matt,
and Matt called me,

and he doesn't
have 100 bucks,

and if he did,
he wouldn't contribute

to the Simon
and Rose fund.


That was such a good idea,

letting everyone pick
their own soup.

I've got five labels now,
and with Kevin that makes ten.

Kevin made five cans of soup?

Well, he said he eats a lot,

but I know he was just
trying to help me out.

He's a good guy-- Kevin.

Yeah, he is.

I hope I have a husband
like that someday.

Ah, me, too.

in the meantime, who do
you got your eyes on?

Right now, I'm just giving

the Campbell's Labels
for Education project

my full attention.

How did you get involved?

Is Jack involved?

How'd you know?

Mothers know everything.

He asked me if I'd help,
and I thought, why not?

So that's who you're going
to date, hopefully, Jack?

Not Brian?

Yeah. Well, for one thing,
he's got a car,

and another thing,

Brian's on the baseball team,

That might not work

in case Martin and Meredith
ever break up.

But... I'm not totally
ruling out Brian.

He's hot,

he's really hot,

but I just think that Jack's
a bit more my type.

You know I was thinking,
tomorrow morning,

I'll make tomato soup and put it
in the thermoses

with a sandwich
for the boys' lunch.

Wouldn't that be nice?

That way you'll
have another label.

And if you made my lunch,
that would be another label,

and Dad's lunch,
that would be three labels,

and if you had soup for lunch
too, that'd be four.

Thanks. Jack is going
to be really excited

when he finds out
how many labels I can get.

I'm gonna get
that computer in no time.

And I'm going to have a date.

Remind me to save the labels.

Ruthie wants them for school.

I'll get her some
from home, too.

Sandy eats soup all the time.


It'd be nice to do something
for Ruthie

and maybe my family will
like me better.

I'd help you out
with the phone bill,

but I have to pay
for the dress.

I know.

I'm getting more hours
at the radio station next week,

so, um, I should hopefully
get a bigger paycheck,

and get my cell phone back

and, hopefully, I won't have
this problem next month.

You know, the other phone,

the apartment phone, is
disconnected, too.

Yeah, I know.

I lost that one first.

I have to pay the deposit again.

It'll be fine. All couples
have money problems.

You can use my cell phone
if you need to make a call.

Thanks, I might need to do that.

You know someone else you could
borrow 100 bucks from?

I might.

I think I'm gonna
finish this soup first.

Don't worry, Simon, we're
in this life together.

We're going to be fine.

I hope so.

The designer,
the one in San Francisco?

He called and he has a
veil that would go
perfectly with the dress.

I'm not asking you
to buy it.

I'm sure when my parents get
back and they find out

we're making plans and I
have a ring, they'll take
care of all the expenses.

And if they don't?

Then they don't.

Couldn't you just call them
and say, "I have a ring

"and I bought a dress
and I found a veil

"and everything's just getting
a little too expensive

"for something
that's not happening

until a year from May"?

I think it would be best
to tell them in person.

You know, so I can
get them excited,

as excited as I am.

When are they coming back again?

They almost always
come back to the States
during the holidays,

maybe they'll even be
here for Thanksgiving,

and if not Thanksgiving,
then Christmas for sure.

But if they don't come back,
we could spend the holidays

in their house in Glenoak
so we can stay together,

together, together,

just the two if us.

Um, I'm pretty sure my family
is gonna want me

to be at the house with them.

Simon, you've already

and made me move out
of your apartment.

I think it's only fair

if you let me have my way
on a few things.

I have to pick up Sandy
at the library.

See ya.

Where did he get the money?

I don't know.

Not that it matters,
I'm gonna need money.

Well, it's a lot of money

and he asked me not to give it
to you all at once.

I'm not an addict.

And I'm not an alcoholic.

It's not like I'm gonna
go blow it getting high.

It's just that... having
a lot of cash around

could be a temptation.

Look, I've been sober
for five years.

Okay, that's, like,
a lifetime ago.

But remember, you told me
you got sober

only to start substituting
your addictions with guys.

That's an addiction
all in itself.

I gave it up.


A long time ago.

Until Simon, I was doing fine.

Until Simon?

Yeah, Simon.

I slipped,
but at least I slipped

because I thought
I really cared about him.


it was Martin
I didn't care about.

Man, I wish I hadn't done that.

All right, all right,
let's not do that again.

I want the money.

All right, it's your money,

but maybe you'll let me decide
the best way to use the money.

You're gonna have a lot
of expenses coming up,

especially since
you don't have any insurance.

How was he?

How was... your dad?

I didn't see him,
but from what my dad says,

he was pretty much they way I
described him when I saw him.

I can't believe my mother never
told me he was a drunk.

You know, that would have
really helped

when I was hating myself
for drinking.

Or it maybe it would have given
you someone to blame

when instead you took

for your own problems
and got help.

I mean, that's really

You are a very
responsible young woman

and I know that you are gonna
be responsible

for yourself and your baby.

How do you manage to always
make me feel so good

when I'm feeling so lousy?

Do I?

Luce, I don't know what I would
do right now without you.

Well, I'm happy I to help.

Look, about Simon...

It was last year.

The baby is Martin's.

I guess I should tell you

that Martin is talking
to his dad tonight.

Well his dad's a marine.

I hope he doesn't kill him.

He won't.

Then I hope
he doesn't kill Simon.

Who won't kill Simon?

Um, I'm talking to Lucy.

Sandy, Sandy, listen to me.

Do not let Simon

and Rose know that you have
money right now, okay?

They do not need to know.

I'm not an idiot.

I know that.

I'll call you tomorrow, okay?

Okay, bye.

What was that about?

Nothing, okay?

You can tell me now or tell me
later, 'cause you know you will.

Let's go.

Smoke getting to you?

Uh, no, not really.

Something happened
with Meredith?

No, Meredith's fine.

She's a great girl.

I really like her,
good choice.


You and Meredith,

didn't do anything?

Are you two...?

No, no, no.

Well, if you and Meredith
decide to have sex,

I hope you'll be a responsible
man and not take any chances.

But more than that, I hope
you'll decide to wait.

You're still young.

You got plenty of time.

But whatever you decide,

you can always talk to me, you
know that, don't you, son?

I know that. Thanks.

Yeah, I had a feeling.

I wonder if Rose knows

that Sandy is one
of Simon's... conquests.

I wonder that, too.

Maybe, if she doesn't know
and she finds out,

she'll get really angry
and she'll give back the ring.

Poor guy.

Imagine Simon going broke paying
for a ring that's in his pocket.

They just better not try to
borrow any money from Sandy.

Just because Martin said he was
gonna talk to his dad tonight,

doesn't mean he's going to.

He's going to.

He promised.

These are really
good burgers.

Four burgers-- that's
a lot of burgers.

Would you like another one?

I can throw a couple
more on the grill.

No, no.


Just tell me what's
going on, son.

Before you make yourself sick
cramming food down your throat

so you won't have to talk to me.

You signed up, didn't you?

Is that it?

You think you want
to be a marine?


Martin, Martin.

This is not what
I want for you.

You're not me.

You're good in school.
You're smart.

You've got a lot of options.

You could go to college.

You got a shot at being
a pro ball player.

Look, I know I haven't been
around the last few years,

but we've stayed
close, you and me.

I thought you could
tell me anything, son.

You know that.

Why didn't you tell me you
were thinking about this?

Why couldn't you at least
talk it through with me?

I don't know.


Ruthie? It's Jack.

Yeah. Hi.

I'm glad you called.

I'm really excited

about this Campbell's Labels
for Education project.

My family's going to help, too.

My dad's even going to put it
in the church bulletin,

so we can get labels
from the entire congregation.

That's hundreds of people.

Wow. I wish you'd gotten
involved earlier.

I was just calling to say,
thanks for volunteering.

You know I'm the editor
of the newspaper, right?

That is, assuming
we can get it going again.

No, I didn't know.

I was just wondering
if you're interested

in joining the newspaper staff.

I don't know.

It's just, the staff

is usually made up
of juniors and seniors,

but I could try
to get you on, if you want.

Mmm, that's okay.

But why would you be doing
all that work

if you don't want
to work on the newspaper?

Well, you know,
I just like to help people.

My people like to help people.

It's in my blood.

You're funny.

I'm funny?

You're not just doing this

so you can hang out with me,
are you?

You've got some ego,
you know that?

Oh, come on. You like me.

No, I don't.

I like you, too.


I'm here.

I'd like
to go out with you sometime.

I think it's cute
that you'd go around

collecting hundreds
of soup labels for me.

I'm not cute.

I like you, but I don't like
you calling me cute.

But you are cute.

No, I'm not.

All right, we can argue

about whether or not
you're cute some other time.

I just wanted to say
thanks for helping out.

So, that's it?

That's the only reason
you called?

So, who are you dating?

No one right now.

I'm kind of taking a break.


From lying to my parents
about a guy's age

just so I can go out with him.

So you can't date right now?

Not tonight, no, but soon.

So, when you're allowed
to go out again,

you know I'll still be 18

and your mom and dad
will know that.

They've decided
that I can make my own decisions

about who I want to date.

That's your punishment
for lying?

I wish I lived at your house.

That's my reward for getting
involved in a school project.

My parents want me
to have some balance in my life,

do something for other people.

I knew I'd get to the bottom
of this sooner of later.

So, I'll see you
at school tomorrow?


Let me know
when you can go out with me.


Good night.

Good night.

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Oh, hi, Martin.

Were you
looking for Lucy?

Uh, no. This time,
I'm looking for you.

I know you know.
I know everyone knows.

Does your dad know?

Did you tell him?

Are you okay?

I just-I just lied to him.

I told him
I joined the Marines.

I-I can't.

I can't tell him.

And-And I can't
have Lucy tell him.

He'd take it better
coming from a man.

You tell him.

Well, it's okay, Martin.

You're a man.

I'll help you to tell him.


Thanks for coming over.

So, my son's
joining the marines.

There are
worse things, huh?

Let's talk about that.

Oh, so there are
worse things.

There's more?

There's more.

You know, no matter how close
a father and son are,

some conversations are just
more difficult than others,

and this one's
especially difficult.

Martin asked if I could
be here, just for support,

in case he needs help.

I'm sorry.

That's okay, son.

There's no shame
in asking for help.

I'm just
a little confused.

I thought you did a pretty good
job breaking the news to me.

That wasn't what I
wanted to tell you.

You didn't want to tell me
you were joining the marines?

He didn't
join the marines.

Then why did you
tell me that?

You said it,
I didn't.

And then it was just
easier to go along with it

than tell you what I
wanted to tell you.

It's all right.

It's all right.

So, tell me now.

It's okay, Martin.

What did you want to tell me?

And by the way,
even though you misled me,

I have to say I, uh...

I'm a little relived.

I don't think you're
ready for the service.

I made a mistake.
A big mistake.

We all make mistakes.

Not like this one.

I got a girl pregnant and
I'm going to be a father.

I, uh...

I don't think
you're ready for that, either,

and neither is Meredith.

I asked you

about you and Meredith
and I thought you said that--

I didn't lie about that.

You're seeing someone
other than Meredith?

I saw someone
this summer,


I-I had sex with her one time

and now....

It's not fair.

I can only imagine
that's what she's thinking, too.

But life's not fair.
That's a fact.

Life's not fair.


Who is this girl?

Uh, her name is Sandy.

She's a college student.

She's, uh, she's 21.

So, what are you going to do?
Marry her?

No, I don't want
anything to do with her.

At first, I think
Sandy wanted Martin

to marry her,
but now she seems confident

that she can take care
of the baby on her own.

No, no, no.
That's not right.

Why not? I mean, she
knew what she was doing.

What, she was
trying to trap you,

an 18-year-old high school
senior, into marrying her?

I doubt it.

And you knew
what you were doing, too.

You know
where babies come from.

What were you--

I was going to say,
"What were you thinking?"

but that doesn't
really matter.

What matters is that we stick
through this together,

and we will.

It'll all be okay.

How can you say that?

I mean, don't you understand?

It's not going to be okay.
It's never going to be okay.

My life is over.

I mean, maybe I will

join the marines and-and
go to Iraq and get killed.

Thank you, sir.


Who else knows about this?

Uh, well, Simon and Rose.

You know,
they're friends of Sandy's.

And some students on campus,

uh, one of whom
is Meredith's sister.

Yeah, even though
Meredith doesn't know

that Martin's involved,

somehow her dad, George,
figured it out.

And your family?

Well, of course,
Annie knows. You know.

And Lucy.

And Kevin.

And Matt.

I'm sorry. I mean,
you should have known first.

Ruthie? What about Ruthie?

Not yet. I'm hoping
Martin will tell her.

He should,

but first he should tell
Meredith, don't you think?

Yeah, probably.

That girl is so
in love with him.

Meredith? Yeah.

No, I meant Ruthie.

Not that Meredith's
not a great girl.

She is. She's very sweet.

I just had the feeling

that this was kind of
a first love for them,

and at some point,
they'd move on.

And I was kind of
hoping that, uh,

ten years from now,
we'd see each other

at the front of a church.

You know what I mean?

Anyway, back to reality.

I better go find Martin.

Night, Reverend.

Good night.

I thought you were
going up to see Sandy.

Oh, yeah, I am.

Um, I just have
some phone calls to return,

and I made some notes
on some projects

I was hoping that we could
consider in next year's plans.

When did you do all that?

I was up most of the night.
I couldn't sleep.

I never heard from Martin.

Anything from his dad
this morning?

No, but I was really impressed
with how he handled the news.

He's a good father.

Yes, he is.

We're lucky
there's at least, uh,

one levelheaded,
responsible parent involved.

Oh, good. Lucille,
how are you?


Where'd you get the money from?

From me.

I gave it to your
father. Hello.

How are you this morning?

Fine, but, uh, I changed
my mind about the money.

I want it back.

Oh, well, that's too bad.

I wired it
to Sandy this morning.

My specific instructions

were not to give it
to her all at once.

Yeah, well,

mmm, I ignored
your instructions.

Well, she's quite spunky.

She is.

But since you're here,
would you like a cup of coffee?

Uh, I'd really love to talk
and I'm sure Lucy would, too.


How about we start
with the money

and where you found it,
and then move on to,

oh, I don't know, your
thoughts on getting sober.

I already told you I found
the money at the bank.

I vaguely remembered
putting it

in a safe deposit box,

and once I able to convince
the lovely young banker

I had a safe deposit box,
I was allowed to open it,

and there it was-- it
was a gift from my father.

Was your dad by any chance
a functional alcoholic, too?

He was.

At least for a number of years,

until he stepped off a curb
and got hit by a bus,

leaving me, his only son,
with everything he had.

And that's what was
in the envelope?

Everything he had?

No, that's what's left

of what he had.

I spent the rest

and then I forgot about it,
and then I remembered it, and...

I need it back.


I fear I may have been
a bit too hasty.

I was let go of my position

at the municipal
gardens this morning,

and I may need
a little something

to fall back on later today.

Again, it's too late.

The money's gone--
to a worthy cause.

But you know, since
you're between positions,

would this possibly be a good
time to think about going

into an alcohol rehabilitation

Since I am between positions,

I think I this might be
a good time

for me to find another position,
which I assure you,

I will be able to acquire

without giving up
my beverage of choice.

Look, you know,

while you're
looking for a job,

when you have an hour in between
filling out applications

and interviews, you could
just walk into an AA meeting.

I have walked in and walked
back out several times.



Look, you can
keep hiding

behind your
functional alcoholism

until you yourself step off
a curb and get hit by a bus

or you can change
your life today.

Today could be the first day
of the rest of your life.

Thank you, Lucille.

I've heard that
on numerous occasions

and have passed on the offer.

Well, maybe you'll want
to reconsider at some point

before your grandchild is born,

and if and when you do,

please let us know
if I or Lucille

can be of any help.

Happy to get you into a program

or go with you
to your first AA meeting.

I remind you, it would
not be my first.

But it... would be

your first since hearing that
your daughter needs your help

because she's having a baby.

She's pretty
much all alone,

and I know you know
how that feels,

being all alone and needing
help, wanting help--

just wanting to connect with
family and people who love you,

the real you, not just

the functional
alcoholic you.

You may not
even remember

who that guy is.

But... I imagine
he's a nice guy.

I'm sure he is a nice guy.

Oh, no.

He's a terrible dirty,
rotten scoundrel.

That's why I drink.

And his daughter is a very
pregnant young woman.

So that should be reason
enough to stop drinking.

I think you do want
to stop drinking.

I think that's why
you came in here.

That's why I'm offering--
we're offering

to help you.

Well, I doubt that even
sober I would be fit

to extend any assistance
to my offspring

at any time in the near future.

I think you're right.

I think the journey
to sobriety

is difficult.

The only person you're going
to be able to help is yourself.

But, you can help yourself.

Well, I think there's
at least a possibility
that you got through to him.

Nice work.

Thanks for the assist.

You already wired
the money to Sandy?

No, I lied.

He doesn't need to know
that I'm taking it to her.


I learned at the feet
of the master.

So tell me,
why aren't we talking

to the two sober parents?

The mother and the stepfather?

I called them.


Well, they don't think
my opinion matters.

They don't think I know
what I'm getting into

and they don't think that I know
Sandy like they know Sandy.

Bottom line,

they don't think women
should be ministers

so it was a thanks,
but no thanks,

they'll let Sandy do this alone,

and maybe it'll teach
her something.

I think it might teach
us all something.

Hey, Martin, wait up.
I need you.

Ruthie's collecting
soup labels

for that Campbell's Labels
of Education project,

and she forgot to come by
this morning and get 'em.

Do you mind giving them to her?

Can't you just give them to her
when she gets home from school?

I don't really know
when she had to have them.

Here, hold Savannah for me.

Look, I know what
you're doing here.


I know you know,

okay, and I don't want
a baby, okay?

Yeah, I know,
but you're going to have a baby

under probably the worst
of circumstances.

But the baby isn't going
to know the circumstances

or understand the circumstances
or care about the circumstances.

It's just going to be a baby, a
baby that's going to need you.

Like it or not,
like the mother or not.

So, if you want to talk to me,
Martin, come over, anytime.

I'll do anything
I can for you.

I know the next few weeks and
months aren't going to be easy.

But I care about you
and Lucy cares about you

and Savannah cares about you
and so do all the Camdens.

Okay, okay, enough, okay.
Meredith's coming.

Tell her, then tell Ruthie.

Oh, hi, Kevin.


get a look at you.

She's cute, isn't she?

I forgot to give Ruthie
some soup labels.

Remind Martin to give them
to her, would you?

Sure. I brought some, too.

Let's go.

I'm sorry I didn't
call you last night.

My dad and I kind
of got into it.

I knew you were acting weird
yesterday for some reason.

I'm just happy
to hear it wasn't me.

No, I love you.

You love your dad, too.

I'm sure everything's
gonna be fine.


Who gave you the money?

Good morning to you, too.

You got your service
turned back on.

Just on my cell phone.

I think I'll leave my apartment
phone off for awhile

until I get caught up.

Uh-huh. Who gave you the money?

Dad, come on.

All right, I'll tell you.

She didn't tell me
I couldn't tell you.



Dad? Dad?

Dad, Dad, please don't
be angry with...

I just need one good day
with my children.

One good day.