Season four of 7th Heaven finds 19-year-old Matt (Barry Watson) moving out of the Camden home and into an apartment shared with another minister's son: John Hamilton (Chaz Lamar Shepherd), Matt's lifelong friend, and presently his co-worker at a local hospital. As for Matt's girlfriend, Shauna (Maureen O'Sullivan), she has moved to New York City in the wake of Matt's "infidelity" with Heather (Andrea Ferrell). Meanwhile, Matt's basketball-happy sister, Mary (Jessica Biel), gets into big-time trouble, culminating with the loss of her athletic scholarship and court-ordered counseling; she also enters into a star-crossed romance with another troubled teen named Robbie Palmer (Adam LaVorgna). All the while, younger brother Simon (David Gallagher) has been embroiled in a romance with Deena Stewart (Nicole Cherie Saletta), who has some unpleasant news for the boy by the end of the season. And no, the scriptwriters have not forgotten the older members of the Camden family during the series' fourth season. Father Eric (Stephen Collins) suffers a mild heart attack; mother Annie becomes a political activist, taking up the cause of the mistreated women of Afghanistan (we are, of course, still three years away from the toppling of the Taliban); Eric, Annie, and the congregation of Glen Oaks Community Church receive a disturbing reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust; and Annie's father, Charles (Graham Jarvis), begins exhibiting signs of Alzheimer's disease.
Cast & Crew
- Stephen Collins - Eric Camden
- Catherine Hicks - Annie Camden
- Barry Watson - Matt Camden
- Jessica Biel - Mary Camden
- Beverley Mitchell - Lucy Camden-Kinkirk