7th Heaven (1996–2007): Season 3, Episode 21 - There Goes the Bride: Part 1 - full transcript

The whole Camden family is invited at Matt's deaf ex Heather's wedding to Mason, celebrated by Eric. Matt brings present lover Shana, yet ends up convincing the bride to leave the groom at the altar and drive away together. Wile his ex Lucy flirts with Joe, Jordan gathers the courage to tell her he's dating Mary. Simon is confused after being kissed by Deenah's cahoot.


Simon, my cousin Cindy
is coming to Glen Oak tomorrow.

I can't leave her home alone,
so I won't be able to be your date

at Heather's wedding on Sunday.

- So why don't you just bring her?
- Don't you have to ask someone first?

Please. Heather's practically family.

Just leave it to me.
I'll take care of it.

This is great.

I get to spend the day
with my two favourite people.

Yeah. I can't wait to meet her.

Why don't you guys
come over tomorrow?

Simon, you're my hero.

I'm her hero.

Stage fright?

I'm not nervous
about marrying Heather and Mason.

I'm nervous about how Matt's dealing
with Heather's impending wedding.

It's funny. I thought Matt and Heather
would end up together.

Me too, but I--

Stop talking about me. I'm fine.
I'm happy Heather's getting married.

I was in love with her, but that's over.

Heather has Mason. I have Shana.

Shana's okay with going
to your ex-girlfriend's wedding?

She can't wait. She loves weddings.

I'm gonna leave now so you guys
can go back to talking about me.

- Thanks. We appreciate it.
- Right.

For a second there,
I thought it was permanently attached.

You have been playing
a lot of basketball.

What can I say? I love the game.

Our daughter is-- Dare I say it?
--downright chipper.

Is it about basketball or a boy?

- A boy.
- A boy.

I'm getting married.

That's one down and two to go.

Brides are beautiful.
You get to dress up.

Everyone pays attention to you,
and people give you lots of free stuff.

- Yes.
- I like free stuff. Sign me up.

I don't think white's your colour.
And you're a boy.

You're going to make a beautiful bride,
but don't you need a groom?

I knew I forgot something.

Will you marry me?

Oh, it would be my honour.

Great. If anyone asks,
I need a toaster and an elephant.

- Welcome to the family.
- Thanks.

You're very good with children.

Should be.
I have three younger sisters at home.

It's not my first time
at a wedding chapel, you know.

You guys go find us
something to watch on TV,

and I'll find us something to eat.

I was wondering--

Which one of you girls
does Joe belong to?

Neither of us.
He's just a friend.

Oh, I see.

So just a friend to you,
or just a friend to Shelby?

We're all friends.
We're like the Three Musketeers.

Any bets on how long

the Three Musketeers phenomenon
will last?

If you blink, you'll miss it.

I have something to tell you.

You've been cleaning the kitchen
with another man?

No, I'm serious.
I saw Julie yesterday.

- Yeah?
- Coming out of Dr. Hastings' office.

My sister was
in Dr. Hastings' office?

Dr. Hastings, the baby doctor?

Why would my sister
be in Dr. Hastings' office?

He's an obstetrician.

They deliver babies, you know.

Well, maybe she was there
with a friend.


Wait a minute.
I know what it is.

She forget to get
her parking ticket validated,

And she went into Dr. Hastings' office
for validation.

Yeah. Okay. That's it.
Okay, this is gonna be okay.

I'm glad you're not jumping
to the wrong conclusion

before you have all the facts.

- You know she's pregnant.
- That's not a jump. It's a leap.

What else could it be?

Dr. Hastings specializes
in high-risk pregnancies.

Well, I kind of liked
the parking validation story.

I'm calling Julie.


Whatever Julie was doing
in Dr. Hastings' office,

she clearly isn't ready
to share it with us.

It's kind of hard
to stay out of her life.

She's my sister.

I know.

Why haven't we been doing that
more often?

I've been waiting for you.

You haven't looked
like you've been waiting.

Well, I have.


...the wait over?

- Oh, yeah.
- Oh.

Did you find a dress to wear yet?

I bought this cute little black dress.

Well, it's more of a shroud
than a dress,

but it'll get the job done.

- You can't wear a black shroud.
- You can when it's your boyfriend's

ex-girlfriend's wedding.

- I thought you wanted to go.
- I lied.

Heather is just a friend.

So you keep telling me.

Sorry. I have to go.
I'm supposed to meet Heather.

She has to ask me something.

- Are you okay?
- Yeah.

Just as long
as what she wants to ask you isn't:

"Will you marry me,"
I'm fine.

Of all the things I love about you,

it's your sense of humour
I love the most.

Yeah. That's me.
Just a regular stand-up.

Deena and her cousin Cindy
are coming over today,

and I need you to throttle back
on the usual stuff you pull.

Well, today's your lucky day.

I have bigger fish to fry.

I don't have time to torture you
or your company.

What fish?

I have wedding fever.

- And I won't rest till I'm at Heather's.
- As what?

Do you think they'll let me be
the bride? Hello.

I wanna be a flower girl.

I mean, I was born to carry.
Look at these arms.

I don't care what you do.

Stay away from me
and my company.

I told you I was going to stay away.
Now leave before I change my mind.

Oh, hey, can I bring an extra person
to Heather's wedding?

- No.
- But Lucy's bringing two extra people.

She lucked out.
She got the last two just-in-case seats.

I won't sit.
Please, I'm desperate.

I have to be able to bring two people.

You told this person
they could come?

Yes, but she's not just any person.

She's Deena's cousin Cindy.

And when I said Cindy could come,
Deena called me her hero.

Okay, I'll talk to Heather.


Just stop inviting people.

- Off to play basketball?
- Yeah.

You know, eventually
you're gonna have to tell us

what you're really up to,
or go pro and join the WNBA.

Not so fast.

I need to know if you're bringing a date
to Heather's wedding.

Why would you think I have a date?

I'm single. Very single.
What makes you think I'd have a date?

Nothing. I'm only asking

because Donna needs
a final head count for the reception.

- Well, I don't have a date.
- You sure?

Methinks my daughter
doth protest too much.

Oh, yes.

Why are you carrying Matt's shirt?

Ruthie's showing me
how well she carries things.

We've been all over the house,
and I haven't dropped it once.

Think about it. Do you have anything
you'd like me to carry?

No. Not at the moment.

Then I'll go outside
and pick some flowers.

I love flowers,
and I love carrying things.

Wouldn't it be great if I could do
both of those things at once?

What was that all about?

Well, it's just a guess,
but I think she's given up on bride

and lowered the bar to a flower girl.

I'll ask Heather.

Well, the babies are fed and burped,

and the other kids are busy,
so that means we have time to...

I would-- I would love to,
but I really need to run a few errands.

Don't go to your sister's apartment.

Don't you think I learned my lesson
the last time?


- Hey, Joe.
- Hey.

What are you doing here?

I have a big secret I have to tell you.

Great. I love secrets.


Close your eyes.

Is this some kind of practical joke?

No. No, I'm deadly serious.

Do you wanna come over
to Shelby's with me?

Keep your lips off my fiancé.

Okay, I'm going. I'm going.

These long engagements
never work.

What are you doing?

That's my secret, Lucy.

I-- I love you.

I mean, I have tried
being just your friend, but I can't do it.

It was love at first sight.

But musketeers don't love
other musketeers

in a kissing kind of way.

You kissed me.

I'm sorry.
I just don't feel that way about you.

I mean, besides,
we hardly know each other.

All right. I gotta go.

- You just got here.
- I know, and that's why I gotta go.

I'm so excited.

See you later.

I asked Matt to meet us here.

And why did you do that?

I want you to ask him to be an usher.

It's not enough
that your ex-boyfriend's father

is marrying us?

Now you want your ex-boyfriend
to be in the wedding too?

He's more than an ex-boyfriend.

He's a very good friend,

and my getting married
hasn't been easy on him.

And he's been very sweet
and supportive about everything,

including asking his father
to marry us.

The Camdens are like family to me.

Oh, tell me about it.

And how many of them
are coming to the wedding?

I just can't say no to you.

So, Matt...

We have something
we would like to ask you.

Eric. Hi.

Everything okay
with Annie and the babies?

Mother and babies
are doing just fine.

So, what brings you
to my office today?

- You're not pregnant, are you?
- No. Nada.

But I do need to ask you something
about David and Sam.

I'm at your disposal.

Why was their aunt Julie
in your office yesterday?

- Aunt Julie?
- Julie Camden.

I think you better talk to her.

Oh, yeah. See, I knew you'd pull
that doctor-patient privilege thing.

Just thought I'd take a shot.

- Bye.
- Bye.


Let me get this straight.

Now we're not only going
to your ex-girlfriend's wedding,

but you're also a member
of the wedding party?

I'm not giving away the bride.
I'm just an usher.

I'm sorry, but I didn't want to say no
and be rude.

I guess I shouldn't tell you
that Donna asked me

to pick up Heather
at the bridal shop too.

I have to cancel our date because
I have to go to Mason's bachelor party.

Well, anything else?

You're not going on
a honeymoon, are you?

I could give you a ride to the airport.

But the good news is, I don't have
to be at the party till after dinner.

So I could come over now
and we could hang out.

Sure. Come on over.

Oh, great.

I'll decide when you get here
whether I'm gonna let you in or not.


Simon, this is my cousin, Cindy.

Hi. It's nice to meet you.

It's a bacterial thing.

So, what should we do?

We have the whole afternoon.

We could watch TV.

Or we could skip the TV
and play a game.

I'm 14.

The only game I play
is spin the bottle,

and we're not gonna play that.

So let's just watch
some stupid TV show

and get this fun fest started.

Isn't she great?

She is so mature.

Yeah. She's something.

He said it was love at first sight.
What do you think?

I think you should go for it.
He's a great guy.

He's fun. He's a good dresser.

He's smart, he's cute,
he's gorgeous, he's cute.

Did I mention that he's cute?

No, you didn't.

But what about the three of us?
All for one and one for all?

You mean
when Saturday night rolls around--

Saturday night,
the loneliest night of the week.

--you'd rather be playing Twister
with me than out on a date with Joe?

- Maybe.
- You're such a liar.

I'm not a liar.

Okay, well, then you're nuts.

I would give anything
to be in your shoes.

You break up with Jordan and
the next guy you meet falls in love.

I've gotta go. I'll call you later.

Okay, bye.

How could I be so stupid?

Shelby likes Joe.

Your platonic friend Joe?

Oh, so guys as friends
lasted for about, what, a week?

You know, for someone who's been
playing basketball for two hours,

you look curiously sweat-free.

Oh. Well, that's because
I took a shower.

And put on aftershave too?

Manly, yes. But I like it too.

You're seeing some guy, aren't you?

Some guy
Mom and Dad don't approve of, right?

So who's Mr. Wonderful?

Michael Towner.

And I have to sneak around
because I promised Mom and Dad

that I wouldn't get serious about him
because he's older.

I told them I date other guys.

Well, your secret's safe with me.

I love clandestine affairs.

I went to Dr. Hastings' office
this morning.

- You did what?
- Oh, he wouldn't tell me anything,

because of that stupid
doctor-patient privilege thing.

I was driving by.
I had to do something.

- You had to do something stupid?
- Yeah.

Hello? Oh, hey.

Yeah. How are you doing?

Oh, yeah. We're fine.
The babies are fine.

Sure. Yeah. That'd be great.

Okay. Bye.

- Guess who's coming to dinner.
- Julie?

Apparently she has something
to tell us.

We've got some time before dinner.

- You wanna fool around?
- My sister could be pregnant,

and you wanna fool around?

- Yes.
- Okay.

Can I help you?

Ask not what your brother
can do for you,

but what you can do for your brother.

- Why would you do anything for me?
- Because you're a great brother.

I just wish I could do more
to show my appreciation.

Like wash your car.

But ever since the great
garage flood of '97,

I'm not allowed to use
the garden hose unsupervised.

That is very sweet
you wanna do things for me.

I love you so much,
I made you a card.

Oh, thank you.

Roses are red
Violets are blue

I wanna be a flower girl
I really do

Okay, don't get your hopes up,
but Heather's seeing what she can do.

What'd I tell you? The greatest brother
in the whole wide world.

Okay. Yeah.

Don't you have cable?

Only in the garage.

Get it? Cables in the garage?

Okay, moving on.

I know. We could go up to my room.

I have an extensive collection
of Tick comic books.

The Tick is stupid.

Excuse me.

What are you doing?

Cindy, Deena's cousin,
hates me. Really hates me.

And worse than that,
she hates The Tick.

Not The Tick.

Don't you get it? I mean...

Cindy and Deena are very close.

And if one hates me,
it's only a matter of time

before the other one hates me too.

Look, some girls can smell fear
on a guy a mile away.

And pardon me for saying this,
but you stink.


- What are you doing?
- Nothing.

I just thought Mary might want to play
a little basketball.

- Where is Mary?
- Probably with Mike--

Promise you won't tell anyone?

Sure. Whatever. Where is she?

She's probably with Michael Towner.

They're having a secret affair,
so don't tell anyone or she'll kill me.

Michael Towner?

There are two bathrooms upstairs,
if you'd like to go freshen up.

I'm fresh enough.

Look, I get the feeling
that you don't really like me.

And I just want you to know
that I like you.

So if there's anything I can do

to change your opinion of me,
all you have to--

Is ask.


What did I miss?

- Why are you smiling?
- No reason.

Who wants a Coke?

Excuse me.
I'm looking for Heather Cain.

It's bad luck for the groom
to see the bride before the wedding.

I'm not the groom.

Oh. Well, then, follow me.


What do you think?

Remember where we left off.

- Hey, sis.
- Hi, guys.

Hi. Come on in.

First, I have to tell you something.

Something important.


Whatever it is, we love you.

We're always here for you.

That's great. Thanks.

Eric, Annie...

I'd like you to meet my boyfriend.


Eric, Dr. Hastings-- Hank.
He's my boyfriend.

And that's why I was in his office
the other day.

Small world, huh?

Would you like another cup of coffee,
Dr. Hastings?

It's Hank, and I'd love a refill.

- How about you, Julie?
- No coffee for me.

Oh, but if you have some herbal tea--
Oh, can I help?

Oh, no. Eric can give me a hand.


Help, kitchen, now?

And what are you doing?

I'm practicing to be a flower girl.

Are you the same guy
who almost killed Matt?

That's me.

- You do card tricks, right?
- As a matter of fact, I do.

- You ever saw anybody in half?
- As a magician or a doctor?

You're funny.

The man is doing card tricks.

Is he a doctor or a grifter?

And just for the record,
I will never call him Hank.

Hank Hastings.
What kind of a name is that?

Why couldn't she
just have been pregnant?

I was ready for pregnant.
But this--

He's a very nice man,
and he seems to really like Julie.

What else do you want?

I want him to leave. Let's not forget,
Hank almost killed Matt.

Let's not forget
that Hank came to our aid

when Sam and David were born.

Oh, so because he delivers our sons,
he gets to date my sister?


I don't believe it.

Hello. Oh, hi.

Well, thank you for trying.

Yeah, we'll--
We'll see you tomorrow.


That was Donna.
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like

Ruthie's going to be a flower girl.

Oh, that's okay. Maybe Hank
can take her on the road

as his magician's assistant.

Can Dr. Hastings saw me in half?

Some other time, honey.

Donna called.

And Heather is very, very sorry,

but it's just too late
to get you in as a flower girl.


Then you two get married.

No one's getting married here.
No one.


We're not getting married.

Well, somebody in this stinking house
better decide to get married,

because I was born
to be a flower girl.

And right now,
I've got nowhere to flower.

She's spunky. I like her.

Maybe a little too spunky.

Oh, let me go
and do my auntly duties.

No, I think Eric and Hank should go.

- Let's go.
- Okay.

Oh, yeah!

- What happened to you?
- I completely forgot.

I picked up Heather at the bridal shop
and just lost track of time.

- I'm so sorry.
- I don't want an apology.

But I do want to know
if you're still in love with Heather.

Because if you are, then we're over.

I'm not gonna be
anyone's consolation prize.

Whatever Heather and I shared
was over a long time ago.

Tomorrow our lives will go
back to normal.

But until then, you just have to cut me
some relationship slack.

Don't break my heart, Camden.

- Something wrong?
- Female trouble.

Female trouble?

Deena's cousin Cindy...

Kissed me.

She wouldn't shake my hand,

but she had no trouble kissing me.


I don't even know how it happened.
What do I do?

Well, they say
the truth will set you free.

That's what I'm afraid of.

The "free" part.

I mean, what if Deena
breaks up with me

before I get a chance to explain?

And plus, I--

I feel so guilty.

Yeah. Yeah, I know how you feel.

You feel guilty for something
that you had no control over.

Then the guilt starts to run your life.

It's in your thoughts
and it's in your dreams.

And then every waking moment
of your entire life

becomes this huge guilt trip.

For what?

You can't help who you like.
Who you don't like.

Who you kiss. Who you don't kiss.

What I'm saying is that you can't
control who you're gonna fall for.

It could be an ex-boyfriend.
A friend. A sister's friend.

A sister's--

Okay, I know you didn't ask me
over here just so we could do our nails.

I have a plan
to bring you and Joe together.

I don't like Joe.


I don't like Joe much.

- I like him a lot.
- I knew it.

But it doesn't matter how I feel,
because Joe likes you, not me.

When I'm done with you, trust me,
Joe will be saying:

"Lucy who?"

You're the best friend
I've ever had.

- Mary.
- What are you doing here?

Are you insane?
Lucy's right inside.

I'm sorry, but we have to talk.

I tried calling. Lucy kept picking up
the phone, so I had to hang up.

Okay, what is it?

I didn't know you were still seeing
Michael Towner. What's going on?

What about us?

You're in love with him,
aren't you?

- I'm so happy for you.
- Oh, I wish Eric felt that way.

Oh, give him time.
He'll come around.

It all happened so fast with Hank.

Six months ago, I was coming out
of a meeting at the hospital.

You know, we ran into each other.

Four lattes and three hours later,

he asked me out,
and we've been together ever since.

- This is serious?
- This is very serious.

I wonder how they're getting along.

One flip of that switch
and we could find out.

It's tempting.

But no. No, I'll give Hank
five more minutes,

and then I'll go rescue him.

- How we doing?
- Well, they're both a little smelly,

but I think they're going to make it.

Well, if the Velcro holds till morning,
we'll be in the clear.

Close up for me, will you?

Of course. It's been a pleasure
assisting you, doctor.

The pleasure was all mine.

- You're all right.
- So it's okay for me

to go out with your sister?



Hey, the make-out king strikes again.

You'd think when he got engaged,
he would have broken it off.

What are you saying?
Mason's dating someone else

while he's engaged to Heather?


Mason invited her to his wedding.

The guy's got nerves of steel.

- He has another girlfriend, huh?
- Yeah.

And I think he plans on keeping her.

We need to talk. Now.

She's my sister, and after everything
she's been through,

I just-- I can't stand the thought
that she might get hurt.

I think I understand how you feel.

Julie's had
a lot of personal problems.

I know she's an alcoholic,

but I also know she's been sober
for two and a half years.

Do you know how hard it was
for her to get sober?

How hard it must be
for her to stay sober?

So because she used to have
a drinking problem, I can't date her?

That's not what I'm saying.

I'm her brother.
I don't want her to get hurt.

- So if this is just a casual--
- Hank.

Let's go!
I wanna go home now!

What's going on?

It was a mistake that I came here.
Eric is just never gonna change.

He's never going to let me forget
that I'm an alcoholic.

That's not true. What--?

I don't know what you heard, but--

I love you, and I don't want you
to get your heart broken.

Because you think
if my life doesn't go

exactly the way I want it to go,
I can't handle it.

Let's go. Please?

Matt, what's wrong?

- You can't marry Mason.
- What?

You can't marry Mason.

Have you been drinking?

No. I'm stone-cold sober,
and you have to trust me on this.

Mason's no good.

I'm not going to cancel my wedding
on your say-so.

You're making a big mistake.

Mason... He's...

Well, he's a jerk.

No, you're the jerk.

Mason called me earlier.
He said that you were acting crazy

- at the bachelor party.
- Me?

He thought that
you were gonna come over here

and try to break up the wedding.

I think, considering how you feel
about Mason,

you should just stay away
from the church tomorrow.

And I think maybe you should just
stay away from me

for the rest of your life.

- You don't mean that.
- I think I do.

And there is nothing you can do
to stop me from marrying Mason.

Can I talk to you about last night?

It wasn't my fault.

So, what, you were running
around the backyard,

you tripped
and Jordan caught you with his lips?

I really don't like any discussion
that begins with: "It's not my fault."

How long have you two been together?
I'm assuming you are together,

and last night was not
just an isolated incident.

I've been seeing him
for about a week.

- Or a couple of weeks.
- What happened to Michael Towner?

His parents don't want him to see me.
They think I'm trouble.

You know, minister's daughter.

What? Never mind.


One day, Jordan and I
were playing basketball,

and the next thing I knew, wham,
we were together.

- I really like him.
- Well, that's good.

Because I'd hate to see you jeopardize
your relationship with your sister

over someone you didn't really like.

- I don't know what to do.
- Yes, you do.

Take responsibility for it,
because this is your fault.

Why aren't you getting ready
for the wedding?

- There isn't going to be a wedding.
- What are you talking about?

When I found out that Heather
wouldn't let me be a flower girl,

I put a hex on her wedding.

There will be no wedding.

A hex?
What do you know about hexes?

Children's books are full of them.
Lots of witches, lots of hexes.

I like to read.

Laugh all you want,

but I made a wish
that Heather wouldn't have a wedding,

and then I put a quarter
under my pillow.

I checked this morning,
and the quarter was gone.

Voilà! Wish granted.

That's the tooth fairy.
The tooth fairy doesn't hex.

The tooth fairy grants wishes.
Good wishes.

The tooth fairy is branching out.

Well, you look quite spiffy today.

But I think, since you're an usher,

they're going to require
that you wear a jacket with your p.j.'s.

I'm not going to the wedding.

- Why? What happened?
- I just don't wanna go.

End of story. End of discussion.

I think you don't want to go because
you realize you're still a little...

...in love with her.

Maybe it's for the best.


After the wedding,
all the kids have plans.

We have a date.

A "date" date?


Are you sure Joe's coming
to the church?

Will you stop asking me that?

I called him. He'll be there.

So stop worrying. By tonight,
you and Joe will be a couple,

or my name's not Lucy Camden.


- Hello.
- It's me, Mary.

- What's up?
- I'm sorry, but this isn't gonna work.

If I have to choose
between my sister and you,

I choose my sister.

- And I don't get a say in this?
- No. It's just the way it has to be.

It's over, and it's my fault
that it ever started.

- I will not accept this.
- You don't have a choice.

Let me talk to her.
Let me talk to Lucy.

- No.
- I'm not asking you for permission.


I've been thinking about last night.
About your family and about us.

We should do it.
We've been talking about it.

I think we should just go for it.

Are you asking me what I think
you're asking me?

I'd get down on one knee. But I'm old,
so I'm not sure I could get up.

- So is that a yes?
- No.

This is a yes.

Okay, let's go to the church.

When you say yes, you mean yes.

Well, Eric is at the church,

and I want to tell him
that we're getting married.

Why? I mean, after last night--

That's why I wanna tell him.

This is my life,
and I wanna spend it with you.

But none of this will seem real
until I say it out loud to someone else.

- Does that someone have to be Eric?
- Yes.

Come on. I'll buy you lunch first.

- Sort of like a last meal?
- Sort of.

You're lucky I love you so much.

I am, aren't I?

I don't think he's gonna show.
This is such a waste of time.

Keep the faith. He'll be here.

See, I told you.

Hey. Sorry I'm late.
My mom's car wouldn't start.

Sorry about that stuff
at your house yesterday.

Already forgotten.

Where is Shelby?

My work here is done.

- Hi.
- Hey.

Nice tie.

Ruthie, I just wanted to tell you again
how sorry I am

that we couldn't make you
a flower girl.

But we'd already promised
Mason's nieces from New York

that they could do it.

Now, I hope you're not
too disappointed.

I'm sorry too.

- For what?
- You'll see.

- Hi.
- Hello.

- Where's Cindy?
- She went home early.

I can't help but notice
you look a little tense.

- We need to have a serious talk.
- We do?

Come on, it's time.
You guys better take your seats.

About this serious talk,
is there any specific topic?

I think you know what the topic is.

Doesn't Shelby look fabulous?

Yeah. But not as good as you.

I'm really glad that you called me.


Friends, we have come here today
to celebrate the love

these two people
share for each other.

So if there is anyone present
who believes

that these two
should not be married,

speak now
or forever hold your peace.

Don't do it.

Heather, don't do it.

I'm sorry.