7th Heaven
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Season 2, Episode 6
Breaking up is hard to do
Air date October 20, 1997
Written by Brenda Hampton
Directed by Harry Harris
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"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" is the sixth episode of the 2nd season of 7th Heaven. On its original airing, this episode scored 5.40 million viewers.


After receiving a letter from Heather, Matt borrows what he can from his siblings to travel to Philadelphia, but it's barely enough for a flight to Indianapolis. Meanwhile, Simon succumbs to peer pressure when every other classmate has a 'steady girl', only to seek a way out once he experiences Janice's bossing. Mary manages to break up with Wilson over him 'pleasing her dad too much. Elsewhere, grumpily single since Jimmy Moon dumped her, Lucy is eager to become friends with reputed heart-breaker Charlie Banks. And finally, kindergarten teacher madness peeks again with a note to the parents about (a) kissing (game) as potential sexual harassment.


  • Ashley Tisdale plays Janice in this episode, who, later plays Sharpay Evans in the High School Musical movies.


  • This episode is the first time Wilson and Mary break up.

Goofs & Errors[]

  • When Ruthie goes back to her bedroom after using the bathroom, she puts the dirty clothes that she was wearing that day back into her dresser.

Opening Credits[]

Featured in the opening credits are:

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