7th Heaven
Dirty Laundry
Season 4, Episode 9
Dirty Laundry
Air date November 22, 1999
Written by Elaine Arata
Directed by Burt Brinckerhoff
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"Dirty Laundry" is the ninth episode of the 4th season of 7th Heaven. On its original airing, this episode scored 6.79 million viewers.


After Eric receives a mysterious check of $20,000 to the church, he learns that the gift was from one of his parishioners who was a World War 2 internment camp survivor. When he hears that the woman has never been able cope from her internment experience, Eric helps her come to terms with the pain. Meanwhile, Ruthie learns a valuable lesson about friendship when her friends are making fun of a classmate. Matt and Shana have miscommunication about laundry that sends their relationship into a tailspin temporarily. Simon is woeful over the injustices of the world, and Mary adjusts to her lower social status at school while Lucy enjoys being on higher social status.


  • Mako guest stars as Henry Muranaka.
  • Takayo Fischer also makes a guest appearance as Sachiko Ishida.


  • Simon is reading a book that is titles "The Outsiders" that makes him mopey and sad. The Outsiders is a real book first published in 1967 by Viking Press.

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