7th Heaven
Dangerous Liaisons (Part 1)
Season 1, Episode 21
Dangerous liaisons part 1
Air date May 12, 1997
Written by Brenda Hampton & Ron Zimmerman
Directed by Harvey S. Laidman
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Dangerous Liaisons (Part 2)

"Dangerous Liaisons (Part 1)" is the twenty-first episode of the 1st season of 7th Heaven. On its original airing, this episode scored 3.26 million viewers. First part of a two-parter episode. Three major recurring characters are introduced in this episode, those 3 being Heather (Matt's on-off girlfriend), Wilson (Mary's on-off boyfriend), and Ginger (Annie's father's new girlfriend). They will all become very important to the series in subsequent seasons.


Playing in the park with cute little Billy, handsome student Wilson West meets Mary and both get butterflies. Wilson's impeccable charm, doctor-mother and record pass even Eric's paranoid muster but on Sunday he divulges that Billy is not kid brother but his own son. Meanwhile, at the airport to pick up maternal grandpa Charles Jackson, Matt is smitten at first sight on a girl he later traces and learns is deaf Heather Cain. They go out on a date but she flees the party after some youths make fun of her sign-language. Elsewhere, Eric and the kids welcome grandpa's new 'significant friend' Ginger but Annie irrationally rages against any suggestion a successor for her mother could be less then diabolic. Lastly, a potential tragedy in the family puts everyone's trivial problems into perspective.


  • First appearance of Andrew Keegan in numerous guest appearances on 7th Heaven as Mary's on-again, off-again boyfriend, Wilson West.
  • First appearance of Andrea Ferrell as Heather Cain, who becomes Matt's first serious girlfriend. They get together on and off later in the series.
  • Meg Wittner also makes her first appearance as Heather's mom, Donna. She has 6 more appearances throughout the series.
  • First appearance of Ginger (Beverly Garland), who plays Charles Jackson, Annie's father, new girlfriend.


  • In real life Andrea Ferrell is really deaf, just like her character Heather.

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