7th Heaven
In the Blink of an Eye
Season 1, Episode 3
In the blink of an eye
Air date September 30th, 1996
Written by Catherine LePard
Directed by Duwayne Dunham
Episode Guide
Family Secrets
No Funerals and a Wedding

"In The Blink of an Eye" is the third episode of the family-drama series 7th Heaven and the third episode of the first season. Jenny Jackson dies in this episode.

Synopsis Summary[]

The Camdens face traumatic times when Annie's mother, recently diagnosed with acute leukemia, moves into the house to spend more time with the family. Matt and Mary have dating problems, while Lucy has her first "real date" with secret crush Jimmy Moon.


  • This episode ends the 3-episode arc of Annie's parents and her mother's fight from leukemia which was first found out in the pilot episode. However, Graham Jarvis (playing Charles Jackson) recurs every season while he was alive (through season 8). Alice Hirson (Jenny Jackson) appeared in a dream and in a video tape later on in the 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 10th seasons. She also appears in season 11 when Eric is in "heaven."
  • Catherine Hicks grew up in the state of Arizona just like her character, Annie Camden has.

Opening Credits[]

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