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Simon Camden (born April 4, 1986) is a fictional character on the WB Television Network show 7th Heaven. He is the second son and the fourth child of the Camden family who live in the fictional town of Glen Oak, California from 1996-2003 (seasons 1-7). David Gallagher returned as Simon in seven episodes of season 8, became a main character again in seasons 9 and 10. When the show was introduced Simon was the fourth of five siblings and was 10 years old. He later became the middle child of seven when his younger twin brothers Sam and David were born.

Biography[]

Season 1[]

Simon gets Happy.

Season 3[]

Simon 3

Simon witnesses his teacher intervening between a young boy and his screaming father he feels guilty and asks Eric for help. Deena’s ex boyfriend shows up at school and threatens to shoot him. He practices his babysitting skills on Ruthie. Simon works to restore his little sisters holiday spirit when she sees that Matt is the mall Santa Claus. Simon learns that Deena had leukemia when she was younger. While waiting for his mother to give birth, Simon prays in the hospital praying room for baby brothers. He and Deena go on their first date together and bring Lucy to accompany Deena's brother.

Season 4 []

Simon 4

Simon assumes the role of the 'man of the house' but feels Matt is undermining his authority when he keeps on making fun of him. He considers dropping out of cooking class because he's the only boy that enrolled. He attempts to entertain a classmate who has a crush on him. Simon comes across graffiti artists, one of whom coughs up blood after huffing and is in a dilemma after being threatened not to tell anyone what is going on. He is later admitted to the hospital and the mother blames Simon and Eric. Simon and Deena have a fight. Simon and his friend Nigel experiment with smoking but are actually doing a project about selling cigarettes to minors. He befriends a classmate with Tourettes Syndrome. Simon gets dumped by Deena and later finds out the real reason why she ended it.

Season 5[]

Simon 5

Simon attempts to fit in in high school. Lucy enlists him to assist her with her homecoming Queen campaign to gain popularity in school. Matt blows Simon’s chance at a big date with an older woman when he is distracted by a woman and forgets to pick him up. Simon is on a quest to change his image by piercing his ear. Simon is persuaded to use his sister's bad reputation to boost his 'cool' quotient at school and gets into some trouble of his own with twin bad girls, Carol and Sue Murphy. Simon makes new friends, one of whom insults Annie and Lucy with his chauvinistic remarks. Norton, the kid that Simon befriends, is a fan of rap. Matt and Simon try to figure out why they delivered Mrs. Bink to the hospital. Annie gets in the middle when Simon tries to break up with his girlfriend.

Season 6[]

Simon 6

Simon pressures his father to let him get his learner's driving permit. Simon stands up for a bullied student only to have the boy tell him that he is going to shoot his tormentors. Simon considers dating a 16-year-old pregnant girl that he meets on a bus. Simon's tardiness and poor people skills put his new job in jeopardy. Simon is attracted to Lynn who is already dating one of his friends. Simon meets up with an old girlfriend, Sasha and they both try to catch up on their personal lives. Matt, Lucy, Simon and Ruthie are banished to the garage apartment after protesting Annie's decision to give the place to Mary. Simon and Matt use the twins to attract women. Simon uses Robbie's car to practice driving and he accidentally smashes into Matt's vehicle. Simon persuades his parents to let him go to a party after they meet his friend, a senior who promises to look out for him but when Simon comes home drunk his siblings attempt to help him.

Season 7[]

Simon 7

Simon's paid dating service is becoming profitable until Cecilia rats him out to Eric. Simon finds out from Cecilia that a girl from his dating service is pregnant. He convinces her to drop her baby off at a safe haven hospital. Simon and Cecilia discuss having sex for the first time and naïvely share the news with their parents---which doesn't go too well when Cecilia's father finds out. Simon is ecstatic when Cecilia's father agrees to let him see Cecilia but feels hurt and confused when she starts avoiding him. Annie is shocked when she finds a pack of cigarettes in Simon's bedroom. Simon catches Cecilia's father’s business manager stealing from petty cash. Simon and Cecilia have an unusual way of keeping their minds off sex. Simon is crushed when Cecilia won't go to the prom with him. Simon is turned down by a potential prom date.

Season 8[]

Simon 8

Simon is crushed after unintentionally killing a classmate younger brother in a car accident. Simon tells Cecilia that he needs space but regrets it he find her and they makeup and start making out. Eric ponders Simon academic future now that he refuses to go back for his senior year of high school. Eric accompanies Simon to a Board of Education meeting to try to secure him an early graduation. He’s upset that nobody seems to care about his departure for college. The time has come for Simon to seek early admission into college, so he prepares a video essay to go with his application. Simon unexpectedly announces he is coming home for the summer. Simon's return to Glen Oak when he comes back he see's Cecilia, and they makeout.

Season 9[]

Simon 9

Simon brings home his college girlfriend Georgia Huffington, to the house, and spends time with her in his bedroom causing Eric and Annie to suspect they are having sex. A fed-up Simon is reluctant to talk to his parents about his relationship with Georgia after Eric and Annie crash their date at a restaurant. However, Simon admits that they are having sex and that he's currently on disciplinary probation at college for skipping classes to be with her but is still maintaining an A average academically. Simon comes to terms with his fears over the accident last year and goes on a bicycle ride with Justin. Georgia tells Simon and tell she’s pregnant , and as Simon tries to figure out how to tell his parents, he does not realize that there is more to the story. Matt is upset when Simon, who has just faced a pregnancy scare with Georgia, wants Matt to prescribe birth control pills and his new girlfriend. Simon has always been careful about practicing safe sex, but he cant help panicking when his girlfriend admits to having an STD the morning after they've slept together. An extremely nervous Simon comes home to Glen Oak to await the results of his STD test from the clinic. Simon informs his new girlfriend, Rose that he will not have sex with her but avoids telling her the reason behind his decision. She gets fed up with him but comes back to him when she finds out his true intentions for them—marriage. When Simon and Rose make an unexpected visit to Glen Oak to meet their respective parents, Annie begins to suspect their relationship might be on a fast track.

Season 10[]

Simon 10

Simon fasten up his relationship with Rose for a time she moves into his one room apartment much to the Eric and Annie's dismay. Simon buys Rose an expensive ring on a credit card and this leads to him having money troubles and his phone service gets shut off extra. Simon helps his and Rose friend Sandy handle getting pregnant after a one night stand with Martin. Simon and Rose decide the day of the wedding not to get married.

Season 11[]

Simon starts his senior year in college. At the series finale, he graduated college and tell his family a big announcement, he also to be serious with a new woman and thinking about marriage.

Personality[]

In his earlier seasons, he was well known to his siblings as "The Bank of Simon" because he always seemed to know how to save and have money. He used to also be very fascinated with The Tick and Pokemon, the latter of which he played with on his Game Boy. Simon has a close relationship with all of his family members, but especially with his younger sister, Ruthie. More so in the earlier season than in the later ones. The two of them have always had a strong bond and while they don't have common interests, Simon has always been protective of Ruthie. This is perhaps due to them sharing a room for so long. He was the one who had originally wanted to get the family dog, Happy.

It was a tough transition for Simon into high school, even with his older sister Lucy's help in meeting new people. Simon accidentally killed Paul Smith, a young Glen Oak boy, at the start of the summer before his senior year in a car accident. The death was ruled accidental, but Simon still blamed himself and felt immense guilt. His family went on a trip to the beach that summer, but Simon couldn't escape the pain he was feeling.[1] He was also worried that Paul's brother would seek revenge, so he left school early and started college a year earlier than planned.

Family[]

Parents[]

Sibling(s)[]

Marital status[]

Unknown woman from college (thinking about marriage)

Other relatives[]


Significant others[]

  • Deena Stewart (dated)
  • Cecilia Smith (dated)
  • Georgia Huffington (dated)
  • Sandy Jameson (one night stand)
  • Rose (dated and almost married)
  • Unnamed new woman from college (girlfriend/fiancé)

Appearances[]

Simon appears in a total of 218 episodes in 7th Heaven.

Episodes featuring Simon Camden


Trivia[]

  • Simon is the only member of the family who had premartial sex.

References[]

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