7th Heaven
Happy's Valentine
Season 1, Episode 15
Seven is enough
Air date February 10, 1997
Written by Brenda Hampton
Directed by David Semel
Episode Guide
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"Happy's Valentine" is the fifteenth episode of the 1st season of 7th Heaven. On its original airing, this episode scored 3.84 million viewers.


When Annie & Eric and Morgan & Patricia Hamilton go away on a Valentine's Day camping trip, Matt is left in charge of the kids. Lucy enjoys her first Valentine's Day with boyfriend Jimmy Moon. Happy sneaks out of the house to find her puppies after Matt is preoccupied with his date and Mary's Valentine's Day party is going on. After a car hits Happy, Simon blames Matt for what happened and the family holds a vigil along with a caring veterinarian. In the end, Happy recovers from her injuries.


  • It's revealed in this episode that Sergeant Michaels has a son.


  • This is the first of numerous Valentine's Day episodes for the series.
  • The real life actor dog, Happy, is trained by the "Boone's Animals for Hollywood."
  • This is the only episode with Sergeant Michaels' son in it.
  • David Netter, who plays Nigel Hamilton, is finally credited as a guest star in this episode.
  • After eight appearances on the show as a co-star, Matthew Linville finally gets credited as a guest star, he makes one more appearance credited as a co-star, then from that point on he is always credited as a guest star.

Goofs & Errors[]

  • When Sergeant Michaels tells Matt and Mary about Happy, he says "Don't worry, I took her to the animal hospital." Then, when Matt tells Simon, he says, "Simon, I had to take Happy to the animal hospital."

Opening Credits[]

Featured in the opening credits are: