7th Heaven
Season 5, Episode 21
Chances... (Part 1)
Air date May 14, 2001
Written by Sue Tenney
Directed by Burt Brinckerhoff
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"Chances... (Part 1)" was the twenty-first episode of the 5th season of 7th Heaven. On its original airing, the episode scored 7.27 million viewers. First of a two-part season finale.


Mary returns home back to Glenoak for the summer to spend some time with her family, but fears about being together again with Robbie, who's a bit on edge. Meanwhile, Eric and Annie are recipients of what may or may not be advances from unmarried acquaintances (Serena & James). Simon also has his problems with his ex-girlfriend Deena when they both see that the still have feelings for each other, even though she has another boyfriend and has to choose. Also, Matt agonizes over telling his family about his new relationship with Cheryl, but soon decides to tell them all.

John and Priscilla are also having trouble again with an unfortunate obstacle with her parents, but they decide to come to their senses and allow the two kids to have their wedding with their help. Lastly, Lucy surprises herself and others when making a proposal to Jeremy and the possibility of going to college in New York with Jeremy. Although plans change when Mary allegedly tells Robbie and soon the rest of the family that she had "adult relations" with Jeremy back in New York.


  • This episode was dedicated in the memory of writer Sue Tenney's father, Dudley Tenney (1931-2001).


  • Wilson says that this is a second chance for him and Mary. This would be their third chance. They were together from Dangerous Liasons (Season 1) to Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (Season 2); Wilson broke up with Mary. Next was for Boyfriends and Girlfriends (Season 2), after which Wilson went away to school. That brings us to Season 5, which would be their third chance at a relationship.

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