7th Heaven
It Happened One Night
Season 3, Episode 15
It Happened One Night
Air date February 15, 1999
Written by Brenda Hampton & Greg Plageman
Directed by Tony Mordente
Episode Guide
In Praise of Women

"It Happened One Night" is the fifteenth episode of the 3rd season of 7th Heaven. On its original airing, this episode scored 10.65 million viewers.


The twins are finally home from the hospital and are crying nonstop. Eric and Annie could really use some help from their five older kids, but Matt takes a job delivering burgers and fries to avoid the madness at home. Mary sneaks out to meet her old boyfriend, Wilson, leaving a furious Lucy to take care of all the cleaning responsibilities. Simon fears that having little brothers may not be all that it's cracked up to be, and Ruthie regresses to immature behavior as she continues to struggle with no longer being the baby of the family.


  • Andrew Keegan reprises his role as Wilson West in this episode.
  • This episode had the second-highest viewership in the series, with 10.65 million people tuning in.


  • In this episode, Beverley Mitchell (Lucy) makes her singing debut when her character sings a song to her newborn crying twin brothers. She sings one of her church songs, "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" at the end of the episode.
  • The book Mary's Story is based on this episode.

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