7th Heaven (1996–2007): Season 11, Episode 21 - Good News for Almost Everyone - full transcript

Eric and Annie rush to the hospital after Eric wakes up with a good feeling about his heart condition. Unsure whether her parents are at the hospital due to good news or bad news, Lucy is a...

- All right, I'm ready to go.
- Not me.

- Uh, Dad, I didn't mean...
- No, no, I...

I know.

You're ready to go home.

Yeah. And I guess that's...

how it feels when you're ready
to leave this life--

like you're ready to...
go home.


Something's going on.

I don't know what.

I've had
this funny feeling all day.

Let me take you to the hospital.
Come on.

Oh, no, no. It's... no, it's not
that kind of feeling.

It's more like...

I don't... I don't know.

I... I feel like
something's shifted.

Not just the inside of me,
but... the outside of me.

I feel physically different.

You want me to call 911?

No, I mean,
I'm not short of breath.

I'm almost... full of breath,

like I have too much breath.

I mean, I... I don't feel tired.
I have plenty of energy.

I feel kind of silly, like I...

see, I want to...
I want to laugh,

but the feeling
kind of scares me, so I don't.

Uh, you're kind of
freaking me out,

and now is not a good time
for me to get freaked out.

- Why is that?
- I can't tell you.

Uh, I haven't told anyone,

although some people
are starting to suspect.

You know, Dad, let me take you
to the hospital.

Okay, but let's not
tell your mother.

I mean, it's probably nothing,
but if it's...

not nothing, then...

I might want to be undergoing
medical care

before I have to look
in her face.

Okay, let's go.

Do I look taller to you?

- No.
- Hmm.

I feel taller. Hmm.



I feel like skipping.

No, don't. No skipping.

No, really, I do.
I feel like skipping.

Let's, uh... let's skip
out the church.

The two of us, let's...
let's skip out of the church

and across the parking lot,

and then you can take me
anywhere you want to take me.

I... Oh...

♪ You are my sunshine ♪

♪ My only sunshine ♪

♪ You make me happy
when skies are gray... ♪


Okay, Dad, that was a lot
of fun, but a little weird.

Weird? Oh, come on.
It was exhilarating!

It was like a spiritual fantasy,
skipping in here.

Front of the church and back
again--what do you say?

Okay, but then I'm taking you
to the hospital.

♪ You'll never know, dear ♪

♪ How much I love you ♪

♪ Please don't take
my sunshine away. ♪



Okay. I'm ready.

Something's going on.

You know, I haven't skipped
in, like, ten years.

It's more like 40 for me.

- Are you okay?
- I don't know.

But if skipping through
the church is the last thing

I ever do, I'm fine with that.

No, the last thing you're ever
going to do is see my children

at the wedding
of their children.

Oh, Luce...

(chuckles) I hope so.

I really... I really do.

Out the back and once
around the parking lot.

All right.

Around the parking lot,
but then we're going.

♪ You are my sunshine ♪

♪ My only sunshine ♪

♪ You make me happy
when skies are gray... ♪


Don't say anything to anyone.

I-I'm going to the doctor.
I think something happened.


Something good.

♪ 7th Heaven ♪

♪ When I see
their happy faces ♪

♪ Smiling back at me ♪

♪ 7th Heaven ♪

♪ I know there's
no greater feeling ♪

♪ Than the love of family ♪

♪ Where can you go ♪

♪ When the world
don't treat you right? ♪

♪ The answer is home ♪

♪ That's the one place
that you'll find ♪

♪ 7th Heaven ♪

♪ Mmm, 7th Heaven ♪

♪ 7th Heaven. ♪

WOMAN: (over P.A.):
Paging Dr. Bedford.

Dr. Bedford.


What's going on?

I don't know.
He insisted on driving

himself to the doctor,
and-and so I drove behind him,

and then he made a U-turn,

- and he came in here.
- Is he having a heart attack?

He's not showing any signs
of a heart attack,

other than that he's a little
upset that I followed him,

but he says that he thinks
something happened.

Something good.

His doctor met us here.

I-I think they might
check him in.

I think they might
do tests on him.

I don't know, Kevin.

Does it sound
like something good?

It-it-it-it doesn't sound
like something good to me.

I'm going to have to call Lucy.

I told her I was running out
for milk.

Oh, no, no, no, I don't want her
to get upset.

She's going to be more upset
if she thinks

we're hiding something from her,
and maybe it is something good.

No, I'm just afraid that we
shouldn't get her too excited.

Are-are you two having

No. We're trying, but not yet.

- Okay.
- I'm going to call her.

Kevin, uh...
she's not pregnant?

No. I'm doing my best,
believe me.

I believe you.

Where are Sam and David?

Oh, no.

Oh, no...


I like having the place
to ourselves,

but I hope they come back.

Yeah, but it would be nice

if they didn't come back
anytime soon.

(phone rings)

I knew she'd remember.

Camden residence.

Oh, thank heavens.
David, are you and Sam okay?

We're fine, Mom.
How's Dad?

Uh, well, he seems to be really
good. He's hoping to get

some good news from the doctors.
We'll see.

Okay, well, thanks for calling.

No, no, no, no, don't...
don't hang up.

Listen, I-I-I was so excited
about Dad, I just ran out.

I'm sorry. I didn't mean to
go out and leave you guys alone.

That's okay.
We like being alone.

I want the two of you to go out
the back door and go straight

over to Lucy's house and stay
with her until I get back.

Do we have to?

Yes, you have to.

Now, call me
when you get over there.

Do you know how to call
Mommy's cell phone?

Yes. We know.

Okay, so you call me,

or you have Lucy call me.

But you go out right now.

And-and don't worry about
anything. Everything's fine.



We have to go over to Lucy's.

I knew it wouldn't last.

Yeah, me, too.

I don't know why
Mom worries so much.

We're fine. Dad's fine.

Everything's fine.

Well, what are they saying?

They're not saying anything.

No, one's come out to talk
to your mom, she's waiting,

and she called me to come
and wait with her.

- When you went out
to get the milk? -Yeah.

Wait, so she called you here,
and then you lied

- about going out
to get the milk? -Yeah.

Wait, Kevin, both those
statements cannot be true.

- Yeah. -Kevin, why didn't she
call me if it's good news?

She's going to call you when she
gets the good news officially

from the doctors,
and you know doctors.

It's hard to squeeze good news
out of them.

Well, I'm coming down there.

Could be a while.
They're running some tests.

Well, why are they running tests

if he thinks he's feeling
so great?

Why do they ever run tests?
I don't know.

That's what hospitals do.
I'll wait here with your mom,

and if they decide to keep
your dad here, I'll call you,

and you can come down here,

and I'll come home
and stay with Savannah.

Why would they keep him there?
And you know what?

Don't put on that CSI voice
with me, because it sounds

like you're covering up
information, Officer.

I swear, I'm telling you
everything I know.

He drove himself over here

because he thinks he's going
to get some good news.

Well, when he does,
I want to be down there

with you and my mom and my dad.

All right, but really,
if you could just hold on

a few minutes until I
find out something...

But I can't.


All right... let's go.

We should take food, too.

Yeah. They don't have any
good stuff, like real cookies

or cakes or brownies
like Mom makes.

Mrs. Camden?

Oh, yes, yes. How is he?

He's fine.
He wants to see you.

He wants to see me!

Great. Let's go.

Sorry. It's one person
at a time.

Oh. He's our son.
He's married to our daughter.

Reverend Camden
just asked for you.

Okay, look, you know,
he doesn't know you're here,

so once I tell him,
he'll ask for you, too.

All right, thank you.

He's not... he's not dying
or anything, is he?

I don't think so, no.

What do you mean,
you don't think so?

I don't think he's dying, but...

did he have anything
to drink this morning?

Drink? Like alcohol?

Some people think
he's maybe intoxicated.

- What people?
- (whispering): His doctors.

- He doesn't drink.
- Are you sure?

I'm positive.

♪ You'll never know, dear,
how much I love you ♪

♪ Please don't take
my sunshine away. ♪


Thank you!

Thank you. Thank you.

Lucy, we're here.

It's us.


Hi, Samson.

Hi, Delilah.

I don't think anyone's home
but them.

Let's call Mom.

(clears throat)

Did you take any extra vitamins
last night?

- Nope.
- Did you eat any

doughnuts last night?
You know, cookies, candy?

- Nope. -Well, then, what
were you doing last night?

What do you mean,
what was I doing last night?

- I was with you.
- Oh.

Did you take your medication?

I did, indeed,
but I have a feeling

I'm not going
to need to take it anymore.


You didn't...? Have...?
You haven't...?

Had anything to drink?

Now, why do people
keep asking me that?

I'm just happy!

(phone rings)

Oh. Hello?

Hi, Mom. We're here.

Oh, that's good.
Now, you stay there, okay?

I'll call you later.

Did they do a, uh...

- a cardiogram?
- Yes, they did.


And, no, the technician

wouldn't have given me
the results

if I had given him
a free pass to Heaven.

Well, what do you think?

I don't know what to think.

I just... I just know
how I feel,

and I feel as if

my body has expanded
to fit my big, fat heart.

I feel ten feet tall.

I feel amazing.

I don't think you understand.

I really have to see my dad.

I completely understand,

but it's just one person
in the room at a time.

And I'm sorry,
but she's not allowed in here.

We just don't want her
to get in the way

of people
who are working on people

who are having emergencies.

We, who?

We, the people
that don't come up

with the policies, but we still
have to enforce them.

Oh, well, try enforcing
this one, honey,

because I know
the chief of police.

There's a lobby upstairs
where you can sit with her.

I know that there
is a lobby upstairs

where I can sit with her.

I am the associate pastor
at Glenoak Community Church.

I come here to visit people
all the time!

I know that, Reverend Kinkirk.

I'm aware of who you are.

And I'm sure you're aware
of what the rules are.

I got her.

I'll take her home.

No, no, no.
Don't-don't leave.

I-I want you close by.

Then I'll take her upstairs.

I just wish my mom
would come out

and tell me what's going on.

And I still can't believe
that she called you and not me.

And-and why would she call you
if it's good news, and not me?

Oh, I don't know, maybe because
I'm better in a crisis?

Not that this is a crisis.

I'm sure everything's fine.

I wish I was sure.

We'll be upstairs.

Can you please get me in
to see my dad?

- Please!
- I told him you're here

and that you're really anxious
to see him.


And your mother said
she'd come out shortly

and let you know
what's going on.

Well, what does that mean?


He better be all right.

I mean that.

It's almost lunchtime.

Yeah, it is.

Maybe we should order a pizza.

I don't feel like pizza.

I feel like burgers.

Where do they hide their money?

Same place we do.


We could order
all kinds of stuff.

Yeah. Lucy and Kevin won't care.

Yeah. We have to eat.

Let's go off campus and have
lunch together and talk.

Just you and me. Talk.

Talk to me.

Please talk to me.

T Bone, stop begging me
to talk to you.

I don't know what else
to say to you, I swear.

Say that you just got angry

because I got a little nervous
about promising to be with you

the rest of our lives
when we're only 17.

Say you understand that.

I don't.

All right.

Uh, say that you were just using
Martin to make me jealous.

And while you're at it,
say you still love me.

Say that you should have thought
about promising to be with me

for the rest of our lives before
you gave me a promise ring.

I should have thought
about promising to be with you

the rest of our lives before
I gave you a promise ring.

Because, obviously,

you wouldn't have given me
the ring

if you had thought about it.

Ruthie, someday

I might even give you
an engagement ring

followed by a wedding ring,
but I'm just not ready

to promise the things
that those rings represent.


I admit... I bought it
on impulse and out of guilt.

Like I don't know that.

Doesn't mean that I
don't love you.

I'm sorry.

I-I wish I hadn't have
said anything to Mac.

I wish I hadn't have given him
my cell phone.

I wish I just had that whole day
to live over.

But you don't.

And even if you did,

you wouldn't do anything

because you really don't want
to be with me.

We would have broken up
sooner or later, anyway.

Why? Because you're still
in love with Martin

and have been the entire time
I've known you?

I'm not in love with Martin,

but I just needed
to see that for myself.

And for your information,

I haven't returned any
of his phone calls this week.

My guess is that's because

you found out
he was also seeing Jane.

It's not like we were exclusive.
We were just going out.

Oh, come on.

The guy is a total jerk.

He doesn't know what he wants,

and that's why you're saying
you lost all interest in him

as a potential husband,

and that's why Jane
wants nothing to do with him.

You weren't exclusive?

That's why you deserved
to be treated like that?

Is that what
you're telling yourself?

Here. I've been meaning
to give this back to you.

I don't want it back.

It's yours.

Well, the promise is gone,

so I'd like the ring
to be gone, too.

But my feelings aren't gone.

My feelings are the same.

I still love you.

Ruthie, in a couple weeks,

I'm taking off with my dad--

or at least the guy
who says he's my dad--

and I want to know

that when I come back,
you'll be there for me,

or I don't think I can go.

So this is about you
and making you feel better.

It's not about me,
or you and me?

Ruthie... come on.

Hi, Aaron.

Hi, Martin.

How was your final?

I pretty much aced it.


Yeah, it was my last one
for this semester,

so I'm done after that.

Oh, my finals are over.

I have one more game
for the season, and that's it.

Oh, I didn't realize.

Well, good luck.

Maybe, uh, you and Aaron
could come see me play.

Yeah, maybe we could.

- Sandy.
- Martin.

- You first.
- You first.

- About last week...
- About last week...

Every word that I said was true.

I just probably shouldn't
have said so much.

Did you, uh, tell Jonathan?

No, I didn't.

I didn't think there was really
any reason to tell Jonathan.

Have you talked to Ruthie?

Uh, I was going to,

but I can't get her
to take my phone call.

I'll keep trying.

Well, I'm driving
down to Glenoak.

My dad's going to watch Aaron,

and Lucy and Reverend Camden
have to fill out some paperwork

for my internship.

We could ride down together,
if you want.

- Tell her, Martin.
- I guess I'm just a...

little scared.

Well, you've had
scarier conversations.

(phone rings)

- What's going on?
- Where are you?

Did you hear anything?
Did you talk to your dad?

No, I didn't hear anything,
and I didn't talk

to my dad,
and I went upstairs and...

Wait. Where are you?

I drove over to the school.
I'm looking for Ruthie.

I'm going to bring her
over to the hospital,

so we can all be together.

You left without telling me?

I thought she might want
to be there.

Did your mom
come out to talk to you?

No. I mean, she disappeared
into some medical black hole.

Wait. You're at the high school?

Yeah, but it's just a couple
minutes away, and like you

and your dad always say, Luce,
everything's going to be fine.

Are you sure nothing's going on
that I don't know about?

I've told you everything
that I know, honest.

I think this might be it, Luce.

I think he might really be okay.

I don't know how, but...

something's going on.
Something good's going on.

I can feel it.

Well, it could be that it's
something good going on

with someone else that you're
picking up on, and it could be

that that something good
has nothing to do with my dad.

Please find Ruthie
and just come back over here.


I'll be there as soon as I can.

Dairy Shack.

Hi. We want to get
some burgers, please.

Oh, we don't deliver
till after 5:00.


Is this Margaret?

Yes. Who is this?

David Camden.

Oh. Hi.

We're over at Lucy's,

and we're hungry, me and Sam.

- Sam and me.
- You're Sam.

I was correcting your English.

- Where's Lucy? -At the hospital
with Kevin, Mom and Dad.

He's having a miracle.

A miracle?

He thinks something happened
to his heart--something good.

- That's great!
- Yeah, but we're still hungry.

Okay, so what do you want?
I'll bring it by.

Reverend Camden
is at the hospital.

Something has happened
to his heart--something good.

Meanwhile, the children

have been abandoned,
and they're hungry.


Okay, got it, guys.

I'll be there.

Lay some yellow on two dead cows

and dress 'em for a party!

Shake down an ebony and ivory!

And parlez-vous two spuds!

So he's cured?

- As in his heart's okay?
- That's what they said.

- For real?
- I'm not a doctor.

Yeah, well, you're not
a driver, either.

And I don't have a car.

Mac took mine to class.

Oh, yeah, the dead battery.

Yeah. Someone probably didn't
close the car door all the way

when they were making out
in the parking lot last night.


Isn't it funny
how you can just... kiss a guy

and then kiss him again
and again and again

and just forget that there's
anything going on

in the whole world except
for his lips on your lips?

Oh, sorry, I forgot.

You're guyless... for once.

It's okay.

Martin wasn't really
my kind of guy.

Yeah, well, I know
what you're thinking.


Would you stop that?

What? We made up.

We're making up.

Uh, we're back.

I can see that,
but I think we all

need to get down
to the hospital.

Your dad is checking in
to have some tests done.

But he was fine
when I left this morning.

He was dancing
around the kitchen.

Yeah, so. I think he is fine.

Maybe even better than fine.

What's better than fine?

Well? He's well?

Has he had some kind
of miraculous recovery?

I don't know, but I thought

you'd want to be there
when he finds out.

Let's get down to the hospital.

But we can't just leave school.

Sure, you can.

There'll be plenty of places to
make out down at the hospital.

Is it really necessary
to keep him overnight?

He looks fine.

Then I'm sure he is fine.

Well, then, what's
all this about?

Dr. Tsegaye will explain.

Dr. Tsegaye? Why are they
calling in Dr. Tsegaye?

What happened to Dr. Daniels?

Our doctor--
what happened to him?

He went back to the office.

They're not thinking
they're going to do

some kind of surgery
or something, are they?

I really don't think so,
Mrs. Camden.

He'll be fine.

He will be. He is.

And he's happy.

And not from alcohol, either.

He's just very, very happy.

He thinks his heart got smaller,

or he got bigger.

What do you think?


Where is he?

Uh, well,
he's having some tests.

So, how is he? How is his heart?

Was there a change?

I don't know.
Something happened.

I don't know what,
but something. He's, like, high.

Uh, and I'm assuming
high on life?

I guess, or-or maybe
he scrambled

some of his medication
or something.

I don't know.

He's just so certain
that something good happened

that maybe, in fact,
something good did happen.

So is Kevin at home
with the boys?

Oh, Kevin's at the high school
trying to find Ruthie.

Oh, so the boys are with you?
Where are the boys?

The boys?

The boys--Sam and David.

They came over to your house.

No, they didn't.



Where could they be?!

Where did you leave them?

Kinkirk residence.

- Oh, Sam!
- Hi, Mom.

Oh, Sam, are you okay?
Is David okay?

We're fine. How are you?

I'm fine.

Who's at the house with you?

Samson and Delilah and Happy,

and Margaret and Jane and Mac.

Oh, thank heavens
for my little replacements.

Why didn't you tell me you
weren't at home this morning?

Why didn't you tell me you were
at the hospital with Dad?

And why didn't you call me
instead of... Kevin?

How's Dad doing?

Oh, he's fine. He's fine.

Can I talk to Mac?


Hi, Mac. Thank you so much.

And please thank
Jane and Margaret

for taking care of the boys.

Uh, and I can explain--
really, I can--

and I will, but, uh, maybe...
would it be possible

for all of you to come
down to the hospital?

Because we want you to be here
when we get the good news,

and we are hoping
to get good news

from the doctors
about Eric's heart.

Well, sure,
we'll be right there.

Thanks for inviting us.

You know, everyone's been
waiting to get the good news.



What's going on?

It's a miracle.

What's a miracle?

Haven't you heard?

Reverend Camden
is down at the hospital.

The entire family's there.

They're waiting
on some good news.

Where did you hear that?

I couldn't help myself.

I had to tell someone.

And I had to tell someone.

And what the heck?

- Why should they have
all the fun? -(chuckles)

He came in this morning
and had some tests,

and I think things
are looking good.

Well, I guess... if we're all
waiting, we should all...

pray or something.

Or sing.

It looks like Reverend Camden
left a little note behind--

the words to a song
that I think we all know.

♪ You are my sunshine ♪

♪ My only sunshine ♪

♪ You make me happy ♪

♪ When skies are gray ♪

♪ You'll never know, dear,
how much I love you ♪

♪ Please don't take ♪

- ♪ My sunshine away ♪
- MAN: ♪ Our reverend away. ♪

ALL: ♪ The other night, dear,
as I lay sleeping ♪

♪ I dreamed I held you
in my arms... ♪

Money out of the ear, huh?

What do you think of that?


You guys want to go
to the vending machines again?

Ride in the wheelchairs?

We're not supposed to do that.

Ah, you can't go through life

saying you're not supposed
to do that.

You're not going
to have any fun.

He's fine, believe me.

What's taking so long?

Well... sometimes doctors
take an extra long time

to deliver the good news,
because they want

to make absolutely sure
that it's good news.

What if it's bad news?

Well, if it was bad news,
they would tell us right away.


What are you doing here?

I went down to the Promenade;
it's a ghost town.

Yeah. Everyone's
down at the church

waiting for the good news.


That's why the parking lot
looked like that.

I dropped Sandy off.

You and Sandy,
riding in a car together?

We're friends... for life.

That's what the two of us
have decided.

We're friends for life,
and that's all we are.

So where are all the Camdens?

Any Camden in particular?

I need to talk to Ruthie.

- About...?
- Do you know where she is?

Well, the last time I saw her,

she was with her mom and Lucy
waiting on the fourth floor.

This is the only floor
where you can have children,

so I'm watching the children.

What children?

Oh, no.


Maybe I should talk to him,
clear the air.

All right.

Want me to come with you?

Right. Didn't think so.

I'll, uh, see you upstairs.

- Hi.
- Hi.

I called you a couple times.

A... couple times a day
for the past week.

Oh, did you?


I heard you were dating someone.

I heard that you heard.

Um... can we sit down?


Please, Martin,

you don't have to say anything,
all right?

No, believe me, I do.


Ruthie, I lived at your house,

and you were like a little
sister to me, and then...

and then you grew up.

And then I grew up
when Sandy and I had a baby.

At least I tried to grow up.

And I tried to do
the right thing and marry Sandy.

That's what I felt I should do.

I love my son,
and I'd do anything for him,

and I really do care about her,

my heart was just
never really in it.

And that's maybe
why I screwed up.

I guess I really have never
wanted things to work out.

And whatever chance I had
with her,

with a relationship,
a romantic relationship,

well, I screwed that up.

Isn't this a conversation
you should be having with Sandy?

That's, uh, kind of funny

I've, uh, had this conversation
with Sandy.

This was our conversation
last weekend,

when she told me
she was marrying Jonathan,

the doctor she's been
going out with.

But we didn't talk
like you and I talk.

It was more of a...

it was more of a lecture
from her than a conversation.

You're all over the place.

What are you trying
to say to me?

And whatever it is,
you should start with an apology

for not telling me
that you were also dating Jane.

I'm sorry.

I am.

I like Jane.

She's really attractive, but...

not as attractive as you.

I'm really physically attracted

to you, and it feels
incredibly awkward saying that.

And also, I-I can't talk to Jane
the way I can talk to you.

And I think if we could
just start over,

if we could agree
to date each other

and not date anyone else,

and you could let me be more
than a friend,

I think we could
be really good together.


I keep trying to treat you
like a friend or a sister,


you're older now, I'm older,

and I don't see you that way.

And... we did kiss.

Yeah, we did.

The reverend is, uh,
on his way to the room.

- What are you doing? -Well,
I told you I was interested

in her, and I wanted her
to know how interested.

And by the way, I think it's
a good idea if the Camdens

hear whatever news they're going
to hear as a family.

Yeah, well, pal, this year...

I'm family.

I know it's taking a risk,

but I think we could still go
to Crossroads if you want.

I mean, we could come home
a month or two

before the due date, and we...
we could rent the house,

or we can let the kids stay
in it.

You know,
Jane, Margaret and Mac.

I know you want to work again,
and I...

and I think this is the perfect
place for the four of us.

I can't believe you're saying
that--the four of us?

You're sure?

- Yeah, I'm pretty sure.
- Really?

I haven't taken a test
or anything,

but yeah, Kevin, a...
a couple of months.

You've been hiding this
for a couple months?

Well, I just... I...

I couldn't say it out loud. I...

I still get a little nervous
about saying it out loud.

ERIC: ♪ You are my sunshine,
my only sunshine ♪

- ♪ You make me happy ♪
- It's dad.

♪ When skies are gray ♪

♪ You'll never know, dear ♪

♪ How much I love you ♪

♪ Please don't take
my sunshine away ♪

♪ Please don't take my
sunshine away ♪

♪ You are my sunshine,
my only... ♪


Oh, uh, thank you.

Oh, thank you all for waiting.

I really appreciate it.
I... I do.


I can't believe you're all here.

Um, you know, my family
was with me all day today,

so they've already headed home
for the evening,

but... this means so much to me.

Uh... please, sit down.

By the way, I ordered pizza
for everybody.

I-I knew you'd all be hungry.

And, uh, so Pete's rushing over
here with a truckload of food,

so I'll keep this short.

(laughter and applause)

I don't know
if that's for the pizza

or the fact that I'm going
to keep this short.


This heart condition
that I have,

which is, uh... it's basically
an enlarged heart,

is one of those illnesses

that actually has a percentage
of people who suddenly recover

just for absolutely no reason.

They... they just...
they spontaneously go back

to their previous condition.

The heart returns
to normal size,

just all at once,

just the way it did
when it enlarged.

And it doesn't happen
very often,

but it certainly does happen,

it happened to me.

I... I don't know
if it was all at once.

I don't know when it happened.

But as I always say,
everything is fine.

And... it's officially fine.

- (chuckles)
- (applause)

Last night,
I had this wonderful dream.

I was skipping
through the church with Lucy,

and we were singing
"You Are My Sunshine,"

which is actually
a strange little tune,

one of my mother's favorites.

You know, it's a...

it's a sad song that we sing
as if it's a happy song.

And I just... I had it
on my mind one day, and I...

I scribbled down the words,

"Please don't take
my sunshine away."

Those are the words of a man
so afraid to lose what he has

that he's miserable,

and in clinging to what he has,
he loses what he has,

and that hit home with me.

And how I've been feeling
about my situation.

And... and let me just say
before I go any further,

I-I don't think
my wife Annie is leaving me.


Over the years,

my family has evolved in ways

that I've had no control over,
you know.

Children grow up,
and they leave,

and that's what
they're supposed to do.

Uh, Matt, and then Mary,
and then Simon,

and even Ruthie
for a little while,

and now... we may be saying
good-bye to Lucy,

who's, uh...
who's considering a new life

for herself and her family.

And I've just been...
begging God,

"Please, please,
don't take my sunshine away."

Don't change anything. Don't.

I can't take any more losses.

I want back what I had.

And I'm unhappy because I...

I can't keep things that
I considered once to be mine.

And I have to admit I've had
a little trouble being thankful

for all the blessings that have
come my way in the past,

and I have to remind myself
to be thankful

for what I have now, for...

just for everything
that God gives us.

And in the past year,

when I was living day to day
with a very real chance

of losing my life,

I realized...

what a truly blessed life
mine has been.

And now, just today, it seems

that life will continue
a while longer.

And I know
it's been said before--

I-I feel like the luckiest man
on this Earth.

And I... thank you--

all of you--for everything
that you've done for me.

But just to be
absolutely honest--

and you know I have
a tough time being anything

but absolutely honest--


this may just be the time
for me to let go

and let God and see
what's out there in that world

that my children find
so fascinating.

You remember when the world
was fascinating and exciting

and wonderful?

It still is.

It's time to make some changes.

And change...

is good.

Adaptation is... that's the very
definition of life.

And I am very much alive.

Well, I thought they wanted him
to stay the night.

Well, you know there's
no keeping Eric Camden

in a hospital for observation.

And he's in no danger

of ever having
that happen again?

His heart won't suddenly
change again?

There's no guarantee, but...

for now, in this moment,
he's fine.

We're all fine.

- What?
- Oh, um...

- we'll wait for Dad.
- Okay.

(Annie gasps)

Hello, family
that's up way too late.


They're sleeping over.
Savannah's upstairs.

We're having a family
slumber party.

Oh, really?

That's so silly.

But it... you know, it sounds...
it sounds kind of fun.

How'd it go down at the church?

I think it went fine.

Did you eat pizza?

Uh... just a slice.

- Oh, good.
- Yeah.

Uh, Kevin and Lucy

have something
they want to tell us.

Uh, well...

we're having a baby!

Oh, I was hoping
that's what it was.

But we're still not sure
where we want to live.

Or what work we want to do.

You know what?

Neither am I.