7th Heaven (1996–2007): Season 4, Episode 2 - Life Is Too Beautiful - full transcript

Eric is released from hospital but drives everyone crazy with his pathetic enjoyment of every imaginable 'small blessing'. Simon man feels his stepping in as in the house is undermined when Matt joins the ridicule of him shaving and is tricked by Ruthie. Simon makes a commiserating friend, fat Jim. Matt still trues to get used to his early morning job and Shana is jealous about him spending most time there and with his roommate.

Are we gonna be eating
like this every night?

Like what?

Like fish?

Yes. Did you like it?

It was very delicious...
in a way.

Thank you, but in a way,
there is no "very delicious."

It's not more delicious
or less delicious,

it's either delicious
or it isn't.

It was definitely

Did you two like it?

Loved it.
Loved it.

Now can we go get
a burger and fries?

We're starving.

Well, at least Sam and David
enjoyed their dinner.

Did you get enough to eat?

Oh, yeah, I had plenty.


I ate before I came over.


What a wonderful meal.

A wonderful meal.

It was maybe the best meal
I've ever had in my life.

That's what you said last night
and-and the night before.

No, really.

I mean, the fish was
just the right texture.

It was flaky,
moist, succulent.

I feel as if
I've dined in

a deep blue sea,
surrounded by love.


Oh! Mm! Mm-hmm...

I know...

Life is beautiful.

Oh, it is.

It is, it is.

Too beautiful?

Just a smidge.


Burrito supreme and a churro.

Oh, okay.

Here we go. Okay.

Okay, here we go.

You're so cute.

Okay, yeah,
yeah, yeah.

Don't be long.

♪ 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. ♪

♪ I got a home in glory land ♪

♪ That outshines the sun ♪

♪ I got a home in glory land ♪

♪ That outshines the sun ♪

♪ I got a home in glory land ♪

♪ That outshines the sun ♪

♪ Way beyond the blue ♪

♪ Whoa! Do Lord, oh, do Lord,
oh, do remember me ♪

♪ Do Lord, oh, do Lord, oh,
do remember me ♪

♪ Do Lord, oh, do Lord,
oh, do remember me ♪

♪ Way beyond the blue ♪

♪ I took Jesus as my savior ♪

♪ You can take him, too, whoa ♪

♪ I took Jesus as my savior,
you can take him, too ♪

♪ I took Jesus as my savior ♪

♪ You can take him, too ♪

♪ Way beyond the blue ♪

♪ I got a home in
a great new land that... ♪

He's singing again.

He never used to sing.

Oh, sure he did.

Not like that.

Well, it's okay, you know.

Dad's just really happy,
so he's sharing his happiness

nighttime, daytime,
all the time!

But, anyway, let's just
get under the covers,

and see if we can't sleep
another minute or two.

Come on... blankie...

Yes, under the
cover... Yes...

Okay... Ah!

♪ Do Lord, oh, do Lord ♪

♪ Oh, do remember me ♪

♪ Way beyond the blue ♪

♪ Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh do
remember me, rah, rah, rah ♪

♪ Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh do
remember me, waa, waa, waa ♪

♪ Do Lord, oh do Lord,
oh do remember me ♪

♪ Way beyond the blue ♪

♪ I took Jesus as my Savior,
you can take him too ♪

♪ I took Jesus as my
Savior, you can take him too...♪


There's no one there.

Man, when I find out who keeps
calling here every morning...

Don't look at me!

I don't know who it is!

Oh, my God, what
happened to the alarm?

I got to get to work.

Well, when you get home,
we got to clean this place up.

Who could you possibly
be calling at this hour?

Well, I was uh, calling Matt,
but he's not home.

He has a job,

Oh, yes, I...
I remember.

I just want to make sure
he keeps it-- ha-ha.

All right, that was
a wake-up call.

I... I call every
morning, just in case.

You're supposed
to stay off the phone.

No calls equals no stress,

I'm not stressed.

Life gave me a
second chance.

I'm going to give life
a second chance.

Want to dance?

Yeah, yeah.

I can't take
all this happiness.

I want Dad to go back to normal,
so I can get some sleep.

Eventually things will go back
to normal, but until then,

I'm the man of the house.

Now... did you do your homework?

I just want to
check your homework

before you go to school--
you know, like Dad would

if he, uh, weren't supposed
to be resting.

I'm not showing you my homework.
I don't have to.

I know if I did it or not.

Did you?

I still have time.

But I'm still going to want
to see it.

It's something for you to read,
when you get a moment.

Oh, yes, when I get
a moment, I will.

Okay, well,
I'll finish up here.

You should be meditating.

I'll meditate later,
when the house is quiet.

No, no, the trick is to meditate
when the house is noisy,

and that's
the challenge.

Well, after all,
how often is the house

going to be quiet?

And if noise is your excuse,

then you're never
going to do it, right?

You know, I think that is right.

Thanks, son.

There you go. Yeah.

Did you get
your math quiz signed?

No, but I'm on my way
to ask Dad right now.

Wait a minute.

We're not supposed
to upset him.

Why don't you just
ask Mom?

Because, right now,
he is un-upsettable.

But still, should you take
advantage of his... his...

His post heart-attack insanity?

Well, if you want
to call it that.

Mom said it won't last,
so we might as well

enjoy it while it's here.

Want to come?

Why not?

Even in his insanity,

he's still Dad, and you're still
you, so this should be fun.

Nice to see you... two.

Would you care to join me?

Uh, no.
We have to get off to school

and that's why I need you
to sign this.



What happened?

I don't know.

I did the homework
the night before,

but I had a hard time with it,

and then the teacher
didn't go over it

before she busted us
with this pop quiz.

You've always done well
in school,

haven't you, Mary.

For the most part, yeah.

And... is math important to you?

No, not really.

I mean, there is
just something

about this trigonometry
that I don't get.

Like, where am I ever going
to use it in real life?

Do you think you ever
might have to think

for yourself in real life?

I mean, you think
you might ever have

to solve a problem

that's more difficult
than a trigonometry problem

that has an exact answer?

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

Mary... please.

Life is deeper,
more meaningful,

more complex than
you can imagine...

and if I let you off
with just signing this test

and not telling you how
important you are to me,

and how important it is
for you to have good grades,

and more than that, uh,
to have a good mind...

...then I would be missing out
on some parental bliss.

Did you do
your homework?

Mind your own business.

It is my business.


Okay, well,
I'm going to go

round up the other kids,
as soon as I shave.


Yeah, shave.

When did you start shaving?

When Dad came home
from the hospital.

Oh, I see.

Uh, what's Mary doing?

Oh, Dad cornered her.

He's helping her
with her math homework.

He doesn't need
to be doing homework.

He's supposed to be meditating.

It's important for him

to relax.
I'm fine.

I just came up
with a great idea.

I-It's kind of something
that just came to me

when I was correcting
Mary's homework.

It's about...


As in the opposite of...


You know?

And I'm telling you,

that brief moment,
when Mary

reached out to me--
sparked something.


I think it would be
a wonderful thing

if each of the kids would go
to school today

and enlist the assistance
of someone

whom they've previously


It'll be a wonderful experience
for you; I know it will.

Will you do it?

For me?



Will you ask Simon
and Ruthie to do it, too?


I've got a 15-minute break.

Can I take a shower?


him, too?

Yes, Matt, too. Right.

Hey, watch it!

What are you doing?

What does it look
like I'm doing?

It looks like
you're shaving.


So nothing.

No crying.

You're the man of the house.

What are you doing?

I'm trying to connect
with some alienated people,

but I can't find any.

How about the junior class
Three Stooges?

Susan Gertz, Lisa Lunby,

Carol Overhill.

They're weird. Too weird.

And I don't want to go that far
with Dad's wacky idea.

Good. So here's how
you can help me.

What? I leave you out of my life
all the time.


So now I'm going to let you
do something for me.


So, uh, the coach
is going to be

a half hour late
for practice,

so, after school, you
can meet me in the gym,

and just try to keep
the ball away from me.

Why me?

Because you're shorter
than a real player,

and so it's more
of a challenge.

And besides, I'm
looking to get

the Dad assignment
over with, too.

I see.

Yet, I haven't felt
the... alienation.

Therefore I don't want
the... connection.

You know what your problem is?

You don't have basketball,
you don't have anything.

So, next year, you're
going to be a senior,

and you're going to be
trying to figure out

what college you're going to and
how you're going to pay for it,

and I hope that nobody helps you

with whatever it is you finally
decide that you want to do.

Okay, okay, if it means
that much to you.

Forget it.

You're better off
spending you're time

deciding what
you want to do in life.


Did you make it
to work on time?

I ran to my house

on my break
and cleaned up.

Cool. How's your Dad?
Oh, he's fine.

He's, uh, he's high
on life-- way high.

This morning, he suggested
to each of us

that we find someone
we had alienated before,

and find some way
to reconnect with them

by asking them for help.

You know, like asking them
for help is going to lure them

into some kind
of friendship.

No, no, that's an
interesting notion.

But isn't it more that,
once you ask for help,

then the two of you get involved
in something together,

thereby creating a friendship
of sorts?

Are you high, too?

No, no, really,
I-I think he's on to something.

I was looking for a way
to make up with Shana

because I know
she wasn't so happy

about us moving in together.

You know, she's feeling
kind of left out

with you having this new life.

Look, Shana's fine.
She's over it.

I don't know about that.

Well, here she comes.
You're welcome to try.

I got to get to class.

All right.


I have to run.

Oh, well, run.

Have a good day.

Um, I'll talk
to you later,

when you have time for me

between your job
and your new apartment.

I was wondering if you could
help me with something.

Yeah, probably.
Well, I-I'm, I'm new here.
I'm still kind of lost.

Um, think you have some time
to take a walk, show me around?

Uh, yeah, I guess.

I'll take a walk with you.

Cool, all right.

I'm sorry, uh, I couldn't see
where I was going.


I'm, I'm doing
a little research

on hereditary diseases

and cholesterol
and hearts and stuff,

'cause my dad
just had a heart attack.

How far you plan
on juggling this stuff?

I was just heading
over to my locker.

I'll take 'em.


That's really nice
of you.

I'm, I'm usually up
to carrying a load of books,

but now that I'm the man of
the house, I got three sisters

and six-month-old twins
to take care of,

so I've got to admit,
I'm a little worn out.

Not that I'm not up
to the job.

It's just, uh, it's just
new to me, that's all.

Your dad died?

No, no, he's fine.

He's just taking it easy for
a few weeks and I'm filling in.

So he's gonna be okay?

Oh yeah, yeah,
he should be fine.

It was just a mild heart attack,

so, uh, he just needs
to change his diet and exercise,

stuff like that.

That's all?

What are you, a wimp?

Stop complaining
and buck up, kid.



I'm sorry about the bell,
I forgot.

Is the reverend
up to visitors today?

Oh, he's fine, but
he's not entertaining quite yet.

Oh, is there anything I can do
for the reverend?

You know, everyone at church
keeps calling and asking

what can they do for him, and
I don't know what to tell them.

Well, there's nothing
to do for him, really.

Just give him a little time
to rest, uh-huh.

Oh... so he's still
feeling poorly, is he?

Uh, no, he's feeling fine,

Thank you.
Thank you for stopping by.

Uh-huh, uh-huh.

What are you doing?

I'm sitting.

Now I'm standing.

Now I'm sitting again.

Isn't it
just amazing

how when you want to stand up,
you just automatically stand up,

and when you want to sit down,
you just... sit down.

When you think
about it,

it's miraculous.

I mean,
you've got this huge head.

Yet when it goes up,
the body goes up.

It goes down,
the body goes down.

Yes, the human body
is miraculous.

Hello, is anybody
up there?

Watch. Watch.

You know... electricity
is an amazing technology.

Yes, it's amazing.


Do you need some help
with your math homework?

Uh, no, I'll help her.

But M...

You were supposed
to take a bath.
I did.

If you did, you didn't use
a towel to dry off.

You're starting
to get on my nerves.

I'm just doing my job.

Now, go.


go or wait?

Did you attempt to make friends
with any alienated kids today?

I tried, but Ricky said
his parents are citizens.

I was looking for you.

I want to ask you

Yeah, really.

Well, fire away, Lucy.

Do you have any idea
what I should be when I grow up?

Um, well, in the past,
what has made you feel

the most confident and happy
with who you are?


Big help.

I could have told me that.


I think you've got
a five o'clock shadow, pal.

Do you ever knock?

Oh, sorry.

What are we doing?

Simon told me
to take a bath.

So take a bath.

But I'm not dirty.

Then don't take a bath.

Thank you.


Can I ask you something?


Matt said I don't
have to take a bath.

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

Well, you're good at
stuff that Mom's good at.

You have mechanical skills

and you like to fix
cars and stuff and...

Did you tell Ruthie she
doesn't have to take a bath?

Yeah, what do you care?

I care, okay?

And what's Lucy talking
to you about?

I was talking to Matt
about my future,

if you don't mind.

I do mind.

Oh, well,
that's too bad

because Matt might
actually be helpful.

What was that about?

I don't know.

So, you were saying?

Oh, I was saying that, uh,

maybe you should go
to technical school

and be a mechanic,
something like that.

A mechanic?

I don't want to be a mechanic.

I want to do something

You ever have the brakes
on the car go out on you?

Lot of guys at technical school.

Why does everyone think

that the only thing
I'm interested in is guys?

...to the exponent
of negative 40.

To the exponent
of negative 40.

I know it!

You've said that
three times

and it doesn't make any sense,
so stop saying it!

This isn't helping me.

You know, it's been a long
time since I've done math.

Just be a
little patient!

I need Dad.

I know. We all need Dad,

but, but what Dad needs to
do now is just take it easy

for a week or two, so
that's what Dad's gonna do.

And what we're
gonna do is try

to figure out
this math problem.

Good night.

Well, it may be
a good night for him.

You know, your, your attitude
is not helping at all.

I'll be right back.

How was your day?

Oh, my day was busy.

Did you get a chance
to experiment

with my friendship theory?

The theory to end alienation
and connect all human beings

through helping one another?

That's the one.
No, but I-I passed
it on to John,

and John's trying it out.

That's good.

That's very good.

All right, good night.

Good night.

I love you, son.

I love you, too.

Do Lord, oh, do Lord, oh,
do remember me, wah, wah, wah,

do Lord, oh, do Lord,
oh, do remember me.

Dad's lying on
the picnic table

singing in the
dark, singing loud.



Oh, oh, yes, uh,
Mrs. Clark, he's, he's fine.

No, he's not fine.

He's way too happy
and way too loud.

Are we done?

If you're finished helping
Mary with her math,

maybe you could take
two minutes of your
time to discuss

what I should be
doing with my life?

Leave Mom alone.
I'm the man of the house!

No, really,

just fine.

♪ Do Lord, oh do Lord,
oh do remember me ♪

♪ Way beyond the blue ♪

♪ Do Lord, oh do Lord... ♪


What's this?

This is what your
apartment looks like

when it's clean.
Like it?

Man, Shana is like

the white tornado.

John asked me to show
him around campus.

So I bought her dinner
at the student lounge.

And I offered to pay him back
by helping him clean up.

Hey, you don't have
to explain anything.

This is great. Thanks.

Ooh, I have to go.
I have a late shift.
I agreed to give her a ride.

I have to go by the
record store and pick
up my paycheck.

John is really nice.

Well, I can't help it
if you're no good in math.

I can't help it either.

And-and, I am
good in math.

I'm good with accounting.

I just-- I can't
do trigonometry.

Well, then what am I
supposed to do?

I don't know.

Maybe we... we could
get you a tutor.

We can't afford a tutor.

I know.

Well, there's an
after-school program.

There's free help
after school.

I have basketball
after school.

But basketball's not
more important than math.

Yeah, it is.

I hate math.
I do, too.

Let's go to bed.


Come on.

Are you crying?

Yes, I'm... I'm crying.

I'm just so happy
you're alive.

So am I.

This is a nut house.


I just dropped my little
one off at school

and I was wondering
if there's anything

that I can do for your husband?

You know, I heard that there was

some sort of disturbance
last night.

Who said there was
a disturbance?

Oh, it was Mrs. Norwood.

But by 9:00, you know,
she gets a little tipsy.

You know, Mrs. Beeker,

I don't gossip,

and I don't like gossip.

Well, please tell the reverend

I said I'm praying for his
speedy recovery. Good-bye.


I'm sorry.

Are you okay?

If I weren't, would you tell
the whole neighborhood?

You know, Annie,

sometimes people gossip

because they're trying
to make a friend.

And I'm afraid

I am entirely guilty
of often going about

making friends in the wrong way.

I know, I know
I've put you off.

And obviously you have
a husband and children

and, well, you don't need
a nosy neighbor lady

to share your weary load.
Do you?

It's just that I don't have

that much time to talk.

Well, of course not.

There's probably
laundry and ironing

and cooking and all
of my favorite things to do.

Come in.


Hello, Mrs. Beeker.

Honey, I want
to get outside

and see how the spider's
doing with her web.

You know the way
the light plays on it?

It's like a work
of art. It's just...

magnificent. I'm gonna... yeah.

There's a spider web
under the picnic table.

The picnic table he was
lying on last night

when he woke up the
neighborhood singing.

Oh, yes, but we don't
want to talk about that.

Now, you put me
to work, sister.

I am at your service.

We need more people.

It'd be great to get
someone off the B list.

The B list?

Well, you're not the A list.

No, B list is fine.

I had no idea I was
considered a B list.

If you're doing it to meet guys
though, forget it.

I mean, most of them
are older and married.

I'm not doing it
to meet guys, I swear.

Why are you doing it?

I don't know exactly.

It doesn't matter.
like they say,

"Just do it."

Oh, I'm sorry.

We'll see you
after school.

Want some advice?

You were very close
to the A list

when you went out
with Jordan last year.

I'd hate to see
you blow it.

Hi. I'm Lucy.

I'm Jan.

I take it you're on the A list?

I appreciate the advice.

I appreciate it in that
I appreciate your talking to me,

my being on the B list and all.

But those women are doing
something so cool.

I'm going to have
to take a chance
on blowing it.

Besides, the B list

is more than I've
ever aspired to.

So see ya.

Hi, this is Shana.

How about leaving me a message?

Hi, it's me again. I'm just
getting a little worried

'cause I haven't heard from you.

Let me know if you need
a ride to work tonight.

Hope nothing's wrong.

Hi. John loaned
me his car

to do some errands,
so I picked him up
after class.


Is something wrong?

No. No, nothing's wrong.

I'm glad the two of you have
so much time for each other.

I'll just get
ready for work.


I thought
you'd be happy

that John and I
are getting along.

I had felt
kinda left out.

Well, guess who's
feeling left out now?

Hey, how's that
job coming along?

Uh, you got a little something.

Eh... no one ever
tells you these things.

Uh, don't worry about it.
Men do that all the time.

Oh, yeah.

Happened to me when I
first started shaving.

To tell you
the truth...

I'm not so good at being
the man of the house.

I mean, no one
really pays any
attention to me.

Ah, and it hurts
your feelings, doesn't it?

Well, it's not that.

Makes you wanna cry?

No, it doesn't
make me wanna cry.

When my dad died,
you know, I didn't
think I could cry.

I mean, boys don't cry, right?

Then one night
I started,

I just couldn't stop.

My mom freaked
and made me take up football

so I wouldn't become a sissy.

Eh, I used to come home
from practice crying,

so, uh, then she
got me into this, uh,

boys' group where I had
like some fake dad

coming around
trying to influence me.

Still couldn't quit crying.
What happened then?

Then we both went
to see your dad.

We could have gone
to our own minister,

but, uh, my mom was afraid
someone would see us

and think I was giving
her a hard time.

Your dad told me
that I can cry and be a man.

I can get my feelings hurt
and be a man.

Because, uh, men
do have feelings.

He told my mom she
didn't have to worry

about getting me a male
influence in my life

because she was doing
such a great job.

Then I didn't feel so much
like crying all the time.

You know, just
once in a while.

And I let that fake dad guy
stick around.

As it turns out,
I love football.

Oh, and uh...

tell your dad hello for me

and get him to teach you
how to shave.

Oh, thanks.

Come on, Weepy,
we got practice.

Oh, Weepy's
my nickname.

What do I care?

Where's Mom?

Mom's busy and Mary's
got practice.

Where's Lucy?

I dropped off
Mom's tool box
to her at school,

and she's off on some
big, secret adventure.

And what is the big,
secret adventure?

Well, it probably has something
to do with boys.


You should have found out.

Why, little man, what
difference does it make?

Okay, that's it.
Get out of the car.

Oh, boy.
Brother against brother.

Not since the Civil War.

Well, you heard me: get out.

Why? Are you planning
on beating me up?

No, I plan on telling you off.

Now get out and take it
like a man.

If there's gonna
be a fight, I'd like

to jump in like a woman.
Specifically Xena.

Just stay in the car.

What's this all about?

You know exactly
what this is about.

You moved out and left me
to take care of Mom and Dad

and the kids.
I didn't leave you
to take care of anyone.

Yeah, well, nevertheless,
I'm taking care of everyone,

and you're undermining
my authority.

How? By telling Ruthie that
she doesn't have to take a bath

and, well, and by doing
all kinds of stuff.

Wh-What kinds of stuff?

Just stuff, okay?

Don't get so upset!

It's too late
because I am upset,

and you know the thing
I'm most upset about

is the fact that you find
all this so funny,

like I'm some kind
of an idiot or something.

When did I ever act
like you were an idiot?

When I was shaving.

I mean, it hurt my feelings.

I mean, did people laugh at you
when you started shaving?

I'm sorry.

It's okay.
I just wanted you to know.

No... I feel terrible.

Really, it's fine.

I'm sorry.

Me, too.

It's just been a tough
couple of weeks, you know.

God save my soul, when are
things going back to normal?

I feel like such a dope.

Oh, you shouldn't.

It's just that nobody's
explained trigonometry

to you in a way
that makes sense.

Oh, no offense to the
reverend or your mom.

But trigonometry
can be fun.

I don't know about fun,

but at least I'm starting
to get it.

Good, good.


What's going on?

Mrs. Beeker's helping me
with my math.

I left you a plate
in the microwave.

Dessert's in the fridge.

Yeah, lemon meringue.

I'm gonna check
on the twins

and then I'd better
be taking off.

So what did you do
with your new weird friends

that involved dirt?

Nothing much.

I just decided what I'm gonna do

with the rest of my life,
that's all.


I joined Habitat for Humanity.

Mom let me borrow her tools,

and this guy showed me how
to put shingles on a roof,

and I roofed.

Oh, so there is
a guy involved.

He's 70, a master

and he helped me and my new
friends roof an entire house,

a house that people
are gonna live in,

people who've never
had a house before.

So you're gonna work
for Habitat for Humanity

for the rest of your life?

I hope so.

I want to design and
build low-income housing

and volunteer
whatever time I have

while I'm learning
to do that.

This is unbelievable.

I am really, really
proud of you.

Thanks, but I owe
it all to you.

If you hadn't given me the
push, I wouldn't have done it.

Oh, I just love this family.

You know she's gonna tell
the entire neighborhood

that you're
bad at math.
Oh, yeah.

I don't care, though.

I'd rather
the whole world know

than do homework
with Mom again.

Get out.

I'm not here to bug you
about your homework.

I'm sure you're doing
your homework,

even though that's a Hello Kitty
coloring book you have there.

I just wanted to know
if you've had an opportunity

to make any new friends
at school yet?

Yes, I made a new friend,
so get off my back.

Well, who is it?

My teacher.

I asked her to help me
with the homework

and she practically did it
for me.

That's why I have time to color.

What? I did a good thing.

All the kids hate her
and now I don't.

I think she's great.

And if she keeps helping me
like she did today,

I could become an artist.


Want to color?

I don't think so.

Too girly for you?


Yet he doesn't mind crying
like a baby.

Go figure.


I was on my way out.

Do you have a date?

No, just meeting
a friend.

Late-night coffee,
that kind of thing.

What kind of thing?

It's not Shana, okay?


Yeah, whatever.

I... I can't help it.

I don't get to see her enough,

and I resent the two of you
spending so much time together.

Why do you two have
to be friends anyway?

Okay, for one, you encouraged me
to make friends with Shana.

No, I didn't; what I said was
my dad had a nutty idea.

You didn't have to jump on it.

And two, why are you wasting
your time worrying about me

talking to Shana
when there are plenty of guys

who aren't your best friend
talking to her day and night

at work, at school,
at her apartment.

Think about it.

I'm not your competition.

And three, you have
nothing to worry about.

The girl loves you, man.

I don't know.

No, she does.

That's why she traded hours
with some guy

so she could get off early.

Good night, John.

Good night, Shana.

I never meant
to make you jealous.

Me jealous?

Uh, yeah.

Well, okay, but
don't do it anymore.

So, tell me.

It's just hard to describe.

A tunnel with a white light
at the end of it?

No, no,
actually it was something

I've never heard
anyone else talk about.


It's not gonna make any sense.

It's okay.

I saw...

a series of pictures of myself.

Like your life passing
before you?

Yeah, but the good pictures
moved on

and the bad pictures
turned to dust.


And then I saw pictures
of my father,

but things...

I could never have seen
in my life.

The Colonel in combat,
the Colonel saving a man's life,

the Colonel putting a bicycle
together for me

under the Christmas tree,

the Colonel going
into the hospital room

to see my mom when I was born.

I know it sounds crazy.

The crazy part was it went on.

I saw pictures of my grandfather

and my great-grandfather
and my great-great grandfather

and on back into time.

Men... doing good.

Men being kind,

men working hard helping others,

men struggling
through their tears,

men laughing and celebrating,
being men.

And even though
they w-weren't men that I knew,

I knew that they were my family,

through the generations,

not by our sins or our mistakes

but through our strengths,

and I felt myself filling up
with all this goodness.

And suddenly I woke up
feeling stronger than ever,

better than ever, more confident
and secure than ever...

...because we are
all the good things

that all those
who've gone before us are,

and all bad things fall away.

That's so beautiful.

Any more?

I, I was left with this feeling,

maybe because of the
generational connection,

this feeling that there is...

there's no greater reward
than being a good parent.

I mean, if nothing else,

I've done my best
to be a good father.

That's a spectacular feeling.

It's a well deserved feeling.

Ah, soap.

And it floats.

I mean, who thought of that?

I'm sure I don't know.


I have always wanted to work
with Habitat for Humanity.

They do such great work.

I was hoping you could teach me
some practical skills

so I can contribute more.

Oh, I'd be happy to teach
my daughters anything I know.

Which doesn't include

No. No trigonometry.

Have you got your homework done?

I finished it at school.

Good for you.

Uh, but don't ask your teacher
to do it for you again, okay?

Well, things are practically
back to normal.

What do you mean
by "practically?"

Uh, you missed a little
something under your lip.

Very funny.

That was funny.

Simon's a funny guy
and a smart guy.

And an excellent crier.

You've been crying?

Well, we, we both have.

It wasn't a big deal.

Uh, Matt hurt my feelings, we
cried, we laughed, we made up.

Good for you guys.