7th Heaven
Season 3, Episode 3
Air date October 5, 1998
Written by Sue Tenney
Directed by Anson Williams
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"Cutters" is the third episode of the 3rd season of 7th Heaven. On its original airing, this episode scored 7.55 million viewers.


Lucy becomes very attached to her new best friend Nicole. Mary has bad vibes about Nicole's negative influence on Lucy, but the real trouble starts when Mary's accusations shockingly prove to be correct. Meanwhile, Matt is stunned when a beautiful young woman at school turns him down, and Ruthie hatches a plan to regain the attention of her very pregnant mother, but Simon is having none of that.


  • The basis of this episode is self mutilation. Please ask for help if you're harming yourself, or at least talk to someone.
  • Allison Mack who guest stars as Nicole in this episode also appears in the hit WB series, Smallville.


  • There is a official 7th Heaven novelization based on this episode, called "7th heaven: Middle Sister" by Amanda Christie.

Goofs & Errors[]

  • At the beginning of this episode, they show Annie eating a corn dog that was almost gone. After Mary walked in to talk to Annie and Eric, they show Annie offering Mary a whole un-eaten corn dog, despite being half eaten the shot before.
  • After Lucy apologizes to Mary we see her throwing a pillow at Mary, then Mary begins a pillow fight with one of her pillows. A second later, we see Lucy hitting Mary with the pillow she threw at Mary. How did she get the pillow back?

Opening Credits[]

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