7th Heaven
Faith, Hope and the Bottom Line
Season 1, Episode 18
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Air date April 21, 1997
Written by Catherine LePard
Directed by Burt Brinckerhoff
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"Faith, Hope and the Bottom Line" is the eighteenth episode of the 1st season of 7th Heaven. On its original airing, this episode scored 2.72 million viewers. This is the first appearance of Alan Fudge who plays Lou Dalton.


Simon is eager to resume the football season, but not to get the mandatory tetanus-shot, but also a master at scaring needle-phobic Matt who has to accompany him and could fake it. Meanwhile, Jimmy Moon needs some tutoring, so Lucy gets Mary to do it, but soon regrets it, fearing that her big sister is falling for her boyfriend. Elsewhere, Eric wants the parish to hire fraud-convicted Ron Kramer, an organist to the choirmaster's taste, as treasurer. And finally, Lou Dalton's vestry considers that as imprudent as having no security system in church and recruits Annie to draft a budget before the matter is settled, even threatening to fire Eric.


  • First appearance of recurring star Alan Fudge (Lou Dalton).


  • Ruthie mentions that the Camden's home phone number is 555-0157 in the beginning of the episode.

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