Although, one of Mary's 'guy' friends asks Lucy out. Catherine LePard Harry Harris 18 62 Moral outrage explodes in the community over an affair between a college president and a student at Matt's college. Season 6: 2001-2002 Picture Title Writer s Director Original Airdate Episode Total Brenda Hampton Burt Brinckerhoff 1 111 In the sixth season-opener, Eric's stress level rises when he learns that Matt has lost his job at the hospital and is relying on his friends to find him new work. Although, Annie is not comfortable with the situation and is only concerned that the children stay safe after an unfortunate altercation between Julie and Simon earlier. Ruthie is pretending to feel a little pregnant herself.
Wilson is thinking of moving back to Glen Oak, but Mary realizes she does not have feelings for him anymore. Matt and Lucy are especially suspicious after Lucy accidentally finds a condom in a misplaced wallet. However when it comes to an identification line-up, Annie breaks down, only sneakily. Simon gets kicked out of his dorm room for letting his girlfriend sleep over. Ben proposes to Mary, but he gets an unexpected answer. Meanwhile, Simon tells Cecilia that he needs space. Simon and Lucy double date together with birthday girl Deena and her older brother who is visiting.
However the siblings all want it, so Matt is promised a switch with his room and the others whine jealously. A worried Annie tries to calm Eric down, who is convinced that Matt did something foolish. Also, Annie yearns for more romance in her marriage with Eric as she has become bored with the every day routines. Streaming content may count against your data usage. Since the show, she appeared on the series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Also, Ruthie teaches Simon a tough lesson about the art of being a salesperson when being his competition in selling greeting cards. Episode: 6x12 Airdate: Jan 21, 2002 While Robbie visits his mother in Florida, Ruthie sneaks in her friend Yasmine Halawi, a Muslim girl who became the target of two bullies on the street.
Plenn 19 63 Eric defends a custodian named Rudy from Simon's school who claims to be hearing messages from God and is forced into early retirement through the school board. Lastly, the Camden family convinces Carlos to go back to New York on Christmas Eve to be with his family that he misses. Annie gives Ruthie her baby book. His efforts work by the end, but is having a hard time telling Robbie about his interest in his ex-girlfriend. Lastly, Simon tries to make himself invisible and tries to convince the whole family that he can be invisible.
Meanwhile, Simon has his own problems when defending his friend Nigel after a racist comment is made to him at the playground. Meanwhile, Lucy is furious when she and Ruthie spot Kevin and Roxanne in a jewelry store--as she thinks they're picking out her engagement ring together without her. Sue Tenney Lynn Harris 16 148 Lucy confesses to her dad that it will break her heart if he does not perform the ceremony at her wedding and he struggles with the decision to return to the church. Matt and Shana break up their relationship, but reconciles with Heather. Annie is then surprised and shocked when her father passes on some unsettling news to Eric, to tell her that she has a sister, Lily.
Ruthie does her best to get back together with her old boyfriend, Burt, while Lucy also tries to go after an old flame: Andrew Nayloss. Charlie, the new father of Leanne's baby, is having a hard time and wants out of parenthood, so Eric enlists the help of an old, dear family friend. Brenda Hampton Paul Snider 20 86 Eric and Annie are excited to learn that their family is being profiled in their local newspaper, until the reporter interviews the kids and gets more of an expose for the innocuous story than he was expecting. Furthermore, Mackenzie Rosman, who played youngest daughter Ruthie, did not appear in the first six episodes. Meanwhile, Eric and Annie are not seeing eye-to-eye on Mary's situation as she is now returning home and is wondering on what's next in her life.
This was due largely to the fact that after ten years of working together, the actors, producers and crew had gotten production down to a steady pace, slashing costs repeatedly and routinely coming in well under budget. While they are at dinner, a very pregnant Julie goes into early labor. Matt and Sarah are prepared to have their wedding, but Rabbi Glass and Eric cannot seem to agree on their children marrying out of faith and Matt converting to Judaism, and call the wedding off. Finally, Chandler's mother pays him an unwelcome visit when he is named executor of his father's estate. Matt and Shana have a miscommunication about laundry that sends their relationship temporarily into a tailspin. While ugly rumors spread about Mary's sudden departure, 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 identical twin bad girls, Carol and Sue Murphy. Eric perseveres to make Robbie realize he can't waste his future on a super-dad that never existed, as his very imperfect mother always claimed.
A pregnant Lucy collapses at the grocery store, putting the mother-to-be on bed rest. Lucy is the middle child and is hoping to become a woman and getting her period very soon. Sue Tenney Burt Brinckerhoff 21 87 Eric and Annie must deal with the emotional fallout as they learn about their kids tumultuous love lives. Sandy is feeling betrayed when Martin will not even call her back. Mary and her friends skip a boring class and get caught. On the same night, Lucy goes to the movies as a decoy, so a grounded Keesha Hamilton can sneak around with her boyfriend, which turns into a blind date when Keesha asks him to bring a friend for Lucy.