7th Heaven (1996–2007): Season 3, Episode 11 - Nobody Knows... - full transcript

Simon is deeply hurt because pa didn't tell him his girlfriend Deena behaves so moodily because of her annual leukemia check-up, yet handles her admirably. Matt discovers aunt Julie has moved in town and taken a teaching job. She rudely keeps him and later brother Eric at arms-length, resenting obvious concerns for her alcoholism problem. Fake tears' success on the DMV examiner success inspires Mary to abuse crying regularly, to nobody's ultimate profit.

- Be right with you.
- Okay, thank you.

I'm gonna go find a payphone
and check in with your dad. Okay?

Okay. We'll be right here.

- Those two should be locked up.
- But not together.

Just drop it. The whole subject
is making me queasy.

Besides, I gotta
figure out what I'm gonna do

if the test guy asks me
to parallel park.

Well, I'm no expert, but I would do
whatever he asks.

That's inspired. Thank you.

And if I had a prayer of actually being
able to parallel park, then I would.

How could you not know
how to parallel park?

You just had Driver's Ed.

Because my Driver's Ed
teacher is a moron,

and he doesn't know how to explain
it well enough for me to do it, okay?

Then why are we here?
If you can't park, you can't pass.

That's not true. They don't
always make you parallel park.

So I figured I'd just
take my chances.

This is crazy. What are you
gonna do if he does ask?

I said I didn't know.
What would you do?

- Really, you're asking me?
- Yeah, I'm asking you.

- I'd cry.
- That's what you would do.

- What would you do if you were me?
- Cry buckets.

Okay, it doesn't matter,
because he's not gonna ask me.

Let's go.

Okay, how about this? I set
all the clocks ahead one hour,

and then we trick them
into being in bed by 8?

You know, that's funny. I don't
remember you feeling so amorous

at this stage of your
other pregnancies.

I know. Isn't it great?

Suddenly I feel like
a bride on a honeymoon.

And you're sure this is okay?

Of course it is.

I just saw Mary pulling out.
I better see how she's doing.

You didn't tell her
we know she can't parallel park?

No. I figured if we told her

we don't think she's ready
to get her licence,

she'd hate us.
But if the test examiner tells her,

- she can hate him.
- Brilliant.

We could be home by 4.
Feel like meeting me for a nap?

I'm afraid I'm too tired
to nap with you.

Besides, I've got a date
at the pool hall.

I hope it's not a pretty girl.
I'd be jealous.

Well, it is a pretty girl, but it's a
pretty girl with a serious problem.

That's too bad.

On the other hand, maybe I can
cheer you up when you get home.

Pull over next to those cones.

How am I doing?

You're doing very well.
You're an excellent driver.

Now, let's see how you are
at parallel parking.

- I'm sorry! It's just that--
- It's just that what?

You don't know how to parallel park.

There's just so much
pressure all the time,

I mean, with varsity basketball,
my grades.

I can't be good at everything.

Can I?

Hey, no-- No, thanks.
I don't have any money.


Aunt Julie?

Hey! Over here! Julie!

I feel really bad.

I was mean to Simon today.

- For any particular reason?
- It's that horrible time of year already.

That's right. I forgot. So how
are you doing this time around?

Pretty much just like every year.
I'm scared to death.

- Yeah.
- And I'm also scared that if I tell Simon

why I've been so freaked out lately,
he'll get scared.

And I don't think that's fair to him.

Well, maybe. You know, on the other
hand, he's your best friend,

and he might not think it's fair
that you didn't tell him.

He might want to know.

He might want a chance
to be there for you

when you're going through
a tough time.

- But he's only 12.
- You're only 12.

I'm an old 12.

Yeah, you've...
You've been through a lot.

It's just so hard to know when to
tell the truth and who to tell it to.

Oh, a lot of people have
that problem these days.

Most of them are in Washington.

Your shot.

Okay. Just...

How'd you do?

I got it.

You got your licence?

Yeah. Why are you so surprised?

I'm not surprised. Congratulations.

Yeah, thanks.

I'm a lot surprised.

You want to talk
to me about something?

- No. No. You need anything?
- No.

- You did it, didn't you?
- Did what?

You took my advice.

So what if I did?

You cried?

I only did it because you told me to.

I'm a disgrace to
women drivers everywhere.

Yeah, but not because you cried.
Because you can't parallel park.

Don't say another word to me.


And actually, crying to get your way

isn't a disgrace to all women drivers.

It's a disgrace to all women, period.

You told me to!

Why wait for tomorrow when you can
have the answers of tomorrow today?

Call now, and speak with your
very own psychic counsellor,

your personal source for infor--

She's cold. Distant.

She didn't even save me
a seat at lunch.

Are we talking here, or what?

Sorry. I thought you were
talking to Happy.

No, I was talking to you.

I know what you said.
Deena's breaking up with you.

You think it's that serious?

Maybe we should call a sidekick.

They can tell you anything.

- Psychic. Not sidekick, psychic.
- What's a psychic?

Someone who tells you what's
going to happen in the future.

Hello, that's the same thing
as a sidekick.

- Let's call it.
- No. And you're not calling one either.

Call one what?

No one.

How's the homework coming?

I didn't start it yet.

I can't concentrate.

- Something's up with Deena.
- Are you two breaking up?

Why does everyone think that?

- Do you need anything?
- No, not a thing.

Are you thinking
that I need something?

- What?
- You just asked me if I

needed anything two minutes
ago in the kitchen,

so I'm just wondering if there's
something wrong with me or you.


Would it be okay if I had
dinner with a friend?

Sure. Anybody I know?

No. I'll be back in a little while.


- Hello.
- Hello?

- Is this the psychic?
- The who?

- The psychic.
- The what?

Can you predict the future?

Well, I don't know. Is there
some kind of prize involved?

No, but do you wanna try anyway?

Is this some kind of prank call?

I'm not sure what a prank is.

What's your name, sweetie?

- Ruthie. And you are...?
- Mabel.

Nice to meet you, Mabel, honey.

So here's the question:

Is my brother's girlfriend
breaking up with him?

- How old is he?
- You tell me.

- Eleven?
- Twelve.

I was close, wasn't I, sweetheart?

Yeah. So why not take a shot
at the breakup thing?

I don't know. I don't want to
put any ideas into anyone's head.

He needs an idea in his head.

He doesn't have anything else
in there. That's why I called.

Well, in that case, I say no,

they will not break up.

They will be together
for the next 50 years.

That's great news, Mabel. Thanks.

That's all right. Anytime.

You have a nice day, sweetie.

You too, honey.

Good news. You and Deena are gonna
be together for the next 50 years.

- Where did you hear that?
- From Mabel.

- Who's Mabel?
- She's a sidekick.

Psychic. And I told you not to call.
It costs money.

You told me not to call, but you
never told me it costs money.

Besides, why should I
have to pay for it?

I got the information for you.

Okay. Fine. You know, I'm so relieved
about the Deena thing,

I'll cough up the cash
when the phone bill comes.

But you have to tell Mom and Dad
that you made the call.

Why? There are five kids
in this house,

and I am way down
on the suspect list.

Maybe, but you're
the one who's guilty.

And you're the one who's happy.

We'll talk about this later.
I have to go call Deena.


Hey, what are you doing?
Let me get that.


Wouldn't it be nice if we could just

sit by the fire with a pizza?

Sitting and a pizza would be great.

How was pool?

I'd love to tell you more, but...

No, I know. Don't worry about it.

Almost forgot. How did--?
How did Mary's driving test go?

- She passed.
- How did she do that?

- I don't know.
- Well, did she have to parallel park?

That's the first thing I asked her,
and she said yes.

But that's impossible.
Her Driver's Ed teacher told me

that she's incapable of doing it.

In fact, he said we should keep Happy
and the kids inside the house

if she even wanted to practice.

So as of today,
Mary is a licensed driver.

She can drive our car without us.

You realise this is the end
of the world as we know it.

I thought I wasn't ready for it either,

but then I thought
about it, and, well,

watch this. Watch.

Mary! Lucy! Simon! Ruthie!


Your maiden trip
in the station wagon

should be a pizza trip!

- All right!
- Yes!

on getting your licence.

Thanks, but I don't know,

maybe I'm not ready
to drive anywhere.

Oh, don't be silly.
That's what licences are.

A licence to drive. Somewhere.
And it's what?

Only two, three miles at the most.

You've been there a thousand times.

- And they have a huge parking lot.
- And what's that supposed to mean?

- Nothing.
- Nothing.

When you're done,
you can bring us back

a medium cheese, mushroom,
onion, pepper pizza.

And if Deena calls,
I'll tell her where you are.

I already left a message
with her mom.

She's not home, but that's okay.
I'm not worried.

- So everything's fine with you two?
- For the next 50 years, I guess.

Okay. Go, go, go.

- So we'll be back in a half-hour?
- Oh, make it a whole hour.

I thought I saw you when I took

a shortcut home
from school this afternoon.

And I thought I heard
someone call my name.

What are you doing here?

Come on in.

Your change, your keys,
your pizza. See you.

Hang on a second.

Aren't you even a little bit excited
about getting to drive?

Not really. What's the big deal?

You've been looking forward to it
for six months. Why isn't it a big deal?

It just isn't, okay?


- Was she...?
- Crying.

- Fake crying.
- Oh, yeah.

- Dig in. Not you.
- Happy, look.

Well, the colonel would've helped me
get back on my feet,

but I just wanted to do it on my own.

Do they know you're trying to get back
on your feet in this neighbourhood?


But this was the only area

that had a midyear opening
for a teacher.

Why didn't you get
a teaching job back in New York?

Because anybody who could've
given me a reference

would've also known
that I had been fired.

As well as why I was fired.

This school system needs me.

I'm hoping to have a chance
to work up to principal again.

I could do some good here.

Dad probably could've got you a job,
probably in a better neighbourhood.

You're not getting it, Matt.

I want...

I need to do this on my own.

I nearly destroyed my life drinking.

And now that I am sober,

I want to be the one who
puts it back together.

My life, my responsibility.

How long has it been?

Twenty-five months,
three weeks, three days.


Thank you. I need a favour, though.

- Name it.
- I need you to give me some time.

I love you, and I am always
glad to see you,

but let me be the one to call when
I'm ready to have visitors. Okay?

You got it.

Could I just make one
teeny tiny suggestion?

Learn how to parallel park
and retake the test.

When I said cry, I meant just that.

Faking it is just like a lie,

and like lying, you have to break
the habit now before it controls you.

I'm gonna break something,
but it's not my crying habit.

Does someone want to tell me
what's going on?

I'm just not myself. I'm sorry.
I don't know what's wrong with me.

Do you want to talk about it?

I guess it's just all the excitement
of the whole day.

You know, it's scary
getting my licence.

Driving is a major responsibility.

Yes, it is. And it's a lot
to deal with in one day.

You must be exhausted.
Why don't you go to bed?

- It's 8:30.
- I know. But sleep heals.

Don't say a word.

Hey, I was just looking for you.

I think I'm gonna go
down to the church.

The kids are going to bed.

But we just... The fire...

- Wasn't that tonight?
- So?

Hey. Nice wheels.

Good night.

So why are we in my back yard
at night in our pyjamas?

Because I've been
a major freak lately.

I was really mean to you today,
so I want to explain.

No, that's okay.

Thanks. But I really want to tell you.

You see, about seven years ago,

when I was like 5,
I went to the doctor.

I needed a physical
for my first dance camp.

And that's when I found out.

Found out?

That I had leukaemia.

I had to have a whole bunch
of tests and stuff,

but that's when
the whole thing started.

My family just kind of lost it.

So my doctor introduced us
to your dad.

My doctor plays pool with him.

Well, so you knew my dad
before you knew me?

Yeah. For a few years now.

He helped us a lot.

He pulled us all back together
and got us through it.

I've been in remission for five years.

The thing is, every year
I have to go for a physical...

...and every year I get really scared.

But it comes out as mean. Sorry.

Do you get scared
because it could come back?

Yeah. And I have to go to
the doctor tomorrow to find out.

I-- I'm sure you'll be okay.

I-- I better go now.

Me too. I just wanted you to know.



What's going on?

Deena came over
to tell me something.

- Are you okay?
- No, I'm not okay.

And you knew all along,
and you didn't even warn me!

Simon! I--

Oh, get away from me. No offence.

Oh, I-- I tried talking to Simon,
but he's just overwhelmed, poor guy.

Well, I'm sure Deena's fine.

I am, too, but we both
know that's not enough.

- Is everything okay with you?
- Yes, couldn't be better.

Go talk to Simon.

There's nothing to talk about.

Simon, I couldn't tell you
about Deena's situation.

Not telling what people tell me

is part of my job.

But I'm your kid. And you've known
about Deena the whole time.

Even when you knew I liked her,

- you still didn't get her to tell me.
- I know.

But once she decided to tell you
and the rest of us,

I assured her you'd be fine.

I know you weren't prepared
for the bomb she dropped on you,

but I know you.

And you'll be okay.

You will.

Do you know if she's
going to school today,

or is that confidential too?

- Good morning.
- Good morning.

- How was dinner last night?
- Good. Thanks.

I had this strange dream last night.
Aunt Julie was back in town.

Matt was just telling me about a dream
he had last night. Julie was back.

What was the dream about?

She was teaching again.

It seemed like it was somewhere
around here.

Well, I better get going.

How long does it take
to cure an alcoholic?

Generally speaking, a lifetime.

Our kids are bad liars.

I'm sorry to have to tell you this,

but you're not going
to be driving solo to school today.

That's okay. I got my
whole life to drive.

Really bad liars,
every last one of them.

Can I ask you one more thing?

Is it about your brother
and his girlfriend again?

How do you do it?
You are good, Mabel, honey.


I'm sitting down. Ask away.

Simon's girlfriend, Deena,

was sick a long time ago
with something really bad,

and today she has
to go to the doctor

to find out if she has it
again. Does she?

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that,

but I'd rather not answer that kind
of a question.

But Deena needs an idea
in her head too.


tell Simon to tell her

that everything is
going to be just fine.

Can do. Thanks, Mabel, sweetie.

I was looking all over for that.

You didn't call Mabel again, did you?

Mabel said to tell you that everything's
gonna be just fine with Deena.

Wish I knew for a fact that was true.

She was right about you guys
not breaking up.

Well, you got a point.

Yo, troops! Let's roll!

Come on.

Hey! Jules!

- Can I give you a lift?
- No!

Thank you.

Didn't I ask you just last night
to leave me alone?

Just leave me alone!

I'm-- I'm sorry.
I was just worried about you.

Which is exactly why
I want to be alone.

I don't want you
or anyone else worrying

that I can't go
anywhere or do anything

without getting drunk
and lying about it.

- I never said that or anything like it.
- But you were thinking it, right?

And you're wrong.

- I'm-- I'm sorry. I was just--
- Worried.

Yeah, you said that.

And it's a burden. Okay?

It's a burden to have people
constantly worrying about you,

and I can't take it anymore.

So please, don't do it.

Let me live my life my way

and trust me to stay sober.

Hey, sport!

I'm sorry.

But don't call me. I'll call you. Okay?

Oh, I forgot. I wanted to go in,

thank your Driver's Ed teacher
for helping you get your licence.

Just park over there.

- I could thank him for you.
- No, no.

Just pull in between those
two cars, right over here.

But that is the principal's car.

You think the principal minds
if someone parks behind her?

I think I'll just get out here.

Stay put. This will only take a minute.

That's what I thought.

When I asked you yesterday
if the test examiner

asked you to parallel park,
you said yes.

- He did.
- And?

And I cried, so he let me out of it.

Why do I think you had
something to do with this?

Because I did?

My Driver's Ed teacher told you

that parallel parking
wasn't my best thing, didn't he?

No, wait. I got it. He told Dad.

What? You and Dad
are both bad liars.

What are you doing here?

I had to talk to you, so I got
a bathroom pass and detoured here.

Coach Fischer isn't gonna be happy
with either of us if we get caught.

On the other hand, this is
one of the coolest rebel things ever.


Listen, I'm sorry I was
such a jerk last night.

The stuff you told me
made me scared.

I feel bad about being scared
because if I'm scared,

you must be really scared.

Anyway, I acted totally weird

when I just wanted to
come out and tell you

I'm sorry about what
you're going through.

What are you scared about?

That my best friend might be sick.

You know, you can't get it from me.
You can't catch leukaemia.

- I know.
- The thing that scares me

is that maybe I'm not really well.

Maybe the leukaemia
will just keep coming back.

So the bottom line is,
I'm afraid of dying.

- Your dad helped me say that out loud.
- And that's a good thing?

Yeah, because once I could
talk about being afraid to die,

I wasn't so afraid to live.

But you're not gonna die.

Mabel said you're gonna be fine.

- Who is Mabel?
- She's a psychic Ruthie called.

Actually, she called her for me.

For us.

Mabel is a psychic?

Yeah, a psychic.

Don't ever do that to me!

What if she had said
I was going to die?

Would you have told me?
Would you have believed her?

No one knows if I'll be okay or not.

So don't do me any favours

by including me
in some lame conversation

with a psychic, Simon Camden.

You'd better get back to class, son.
She'll be okay.

Maybe she shouldn't even be playing
dodge ball. What do you know?

I know a lot. I've been
in remission for 20 years.

Sorry, but I overheard
the mention of leukaemia,

and I stopped.

Does Deena know?

- No. It's never come up.
- Could it?

Could you find a way to tell her?

- Please?
- I'll find a way,

but I've gotta get back
to class, and so do you.

Hey. No class today?

- Yeah. Yeah, but I'm not attending it.
- What?

I have a good reason,
a very good reason.

Where'd you see her?

You saw Julie?

So I either betray her
on every level or...?

Or save her life.

Hello, stranger.

It's so good to see you.

All three of you.

Oh, here. Sit, please. Quickly.

You better believe it.

I'm so glad you called.
I had no idea you were back.

Oh, you would've eventually.
Matt knows I'm here,

and I think he thinks
I'm drinking again.

- Seven-thirty?
- Oh, fine.

Oh, he's an old friend.
He's a counsellor here,

and he volunteers
at the treatment centre I was in.

I can't tell you how
good it is to see you.

You too. You look so happy.

So you're not gonna ask me
why I didn't call you?

No. I'm sure you'd tell me
if you wanted me to know.

I want you to know.

I'm not ready to see my brother.

I'm not ready for him
to see where I'm living

or how I'm living.

I could've gotten help
from the colonel and Mom.

And certainly from Eric.

But sooner or later you had
to get out there on your own.

Will you talk to him for me,

buy me a little time?

Sure. But don't make it too long.

The kids would love to see you.


Speaking of which,
I have to pick them up.

- Oh, I better get going too.
- Would you like a ride?

Oh, thanks. But, you know,
I think I'll walk.

I should've expected this.

So how are you?

I'm fine. You know, fine.

- How are you?
- How do you think I am?

I think you might be
having a hard time.

I am not drinking.

I-- I didn't say you are.

I mean--
And I'm hoping you're not.

And even if you are,
you're not the first person

to fall off the wagon
or get back on it again. That happens.

So I've heard.

If I'd known you needed help,
I would've been happy to...

...help you find a job
or a place to live.

I found those things by myself.
I don't need any help.

You should go.


If that's what you want,
that's what you get.

I could go to that treatment centre you
were at, see if they have an opening.

You're my sister, and I love you,
and I will never give up on you, ever.

You already have given up on me.

...just go.

Please ring, please.

I could give Mabel a call

and find out what time
Deena will be home.

You can never call Mabel again.
I told you.

It's all gonna come out. Mom and Dad
are gonna open the phone bill and--

- He made me do it.
- She's lying.

Yes, and she's no better
at it than the rest of you.

She called the psychic
on her own, that's the truth.

But probably not the whole truth.

Her name is Mabel,
and she knows everything.

Just this morning she told me
to tell Simon

that everything
was gonna be fine with Deena.

What's her number?


Are you sure? There's not
something else like 1-900 in front of it?

No. Just 555-0111.

She's always home too.

Her eyes are no good,
and she can't drive.

- Hello?
- Hello. Is this Mabel?

Yes. Is this Ruthie's mother?

- Yes, I'm Ruthie's mother.
- See? She knew just who you are.

She's good.

Have you told my
daughter you're a psychic?

No. I told her I wasn't a psychic.

She said she told you
she wasn't a psychic.

I think maybe Ruthie got my number

mixed up with
one of those 900 numbers.

But she needed some ideas
for Simon's head.

I guess he's been pretty worried
about his friend Deena.

How is she, by the way? Any word?

Not yet.

I felt so bad that Ruthie thought
I could predict the future,

but I felt if I didn't say anything,

she might take it as bad news
and be frightened.

Well, I'm sorry Ruthie
put you in that position.

It won't happen again.

Well, it was nice to have
someone to talk to anyway.

I get sort of lonesome.

Well, in that case, maybe
we can all stay in touch.

Oh, that would be wonderful.

- Thank you.
- No. Thank you.

I thought we were finished
with your phone problems.

If we were, I didn't know about it.

Let me just say that I'm sorry
for whatever part I played in this,

but can we settle it later?

I'm sitting here trying to be patient
waiting for Deena to call,

but I could lose it any minute.

We'll talk later.

Sure. Call me.

Just kidding.

When you're trying to be patient,
don't sit and wait. It won't help.

Come on. I'll let you
try your hand at frying fish.

You know, sometimes you and Dad
have funny ways of helping people.

Okay, let's try it again.

But she's tried it a thousand times.

I've seen her do it so much
I could do it.

- You want to give it a shot?
- Yes, I do.



That's it.

Okay, now halfway back.

Okay, cut in. Turn.

And the other way.
The other way! The other way!

What's the problem? It's not like
the garbage cans are moving.

Forget it. You can't cry.
You can't lie. You can't parallel park.

We're just gonna have to live with it.

A little lemon.

Have you heard from Deena?

No, and I'm sure you're the first one
on her call list, not me.


- Is Matt around?
- No, but he should be back soon.

He's out with Mary and Lucy.

That's probably him now.

- What's wrong?
- I paid our friend a visit.

Is this about Julie?
Because if it's about Julie,

you may want to include me.

- I went to see her.
- When?

- Is she drinking again?
- No, she isn't.

I went to see her today at the school
where she's teaching.

So she actually does have a job?

Yes, she has a job. She's going
to meetings. She's doing just fine.

Honey, I found a half-empty bottle
of whiskey sitting on her coffee table.

Yeah. And you should
ask her about it, both of you,

whenever she feels like
listening to your apology.

- Any idea when that'll be?
- No.

Does whatever's going on with Julie

have something to do
with your not wanting me

anywhere near you today?

No. Don't be ridiculous.

Sorry, I just-- I couldn't help
but notice that

you're a little less friendly
than you were yesterday.

Well, there's no reason.
Just like there's no reason

that Ruthie keeps
getting in trouble with the phone.

There's no reason Lucy cries well
and Mary doesn't.

There's no reason one
child is sick, the other isn't.

There's no reason that your sister's
an alcoholic and you're not.

It's just what is.

I was quoting from one
of your sermons.

I love you.

I love you too.

- So congratulate me.
- Congratulations.

Congratulations all over the place.

- So you're okay?
- One hundred percent.

Never been better.

Me neither.

I'm sorry to have
put you through this.

I'm sorry I wasn't so good at it.

But I'll get better.

So will I.

- I'll get it.
- Here's the thing.

There was a bottle of whiskey
just sitting right there on the table.

- Maybe we're not--
- Don't even say it.

Hey, guys, look who's here.

I'll let you talk.

Sit down, please.

Thank you, but I--
I can only stay a minute.

I knew you guys
would be miserable,

and rather than wait for you
to come up with a way

to run into each other coincidentally,
I thought I'd come to you.

I want to thank you both

for caring enough
to invade my privacy,

barge into my life.

I feel like I completely betrayed you.

I know.

And I know I should have
trusted you, but--


...you would like to know
what this is about.

Well, yes. Yes, I would.

My sponsor at my local meeting
back home...

...died of natural causes.

This is what he left me.

This is the bottle
he took his last drink from

30 years ago.

And when I started thinking about
how long 30 years is...

...I started thinking
I couldn't make it.

Especially without him.

And I knew that when I started
that kind of thinking...

...oh, I was in trouble.

And I guess everyone around me
knew something was up

because they all
got concerned about me.

And I hated it.

So much, in fact, that I couldn't
take it anymore.

So I moved out here

to be with my friends.

And you.

See, as annoying as you two are,

I knew you'd be there for me
if I ever really got into trouble.

And I love you both very much.

Do me a favour.

Hang on to this for me.

But don't let anything happen to it.

It's not the booze.

It's the time.

I'm still taking it minute by minute.

Sometimes hour by hour.

And maybe someday
I'll be able to do it...

...one day at a time.

Well, I gotta go. I got a cab waiting.

Can I give you some mon--?


I'll see you soon.