Episode Forty-Five: September 21, 1998- It Takes Two, Baby
Annie is feeling a little depressed, she's 3 months pregnant. Ruthie is feeling a little pregnant herself. Lucy is following dating advice from "The Rules" book. Matt moves in with 3 girls. Eric is looking for a perfect 20th wedding anniversary plan for Annie. Mary gets a lot of attention from guys, which makes Lucy jealous. But one of Mary's "guy" friends asks Lucy out. Matt finally comes back home because of some girl problem he was having with his new roommates. Simon's new girlfriend is acting a little weird. Annie and Eric tell the kids they are having twins.
Episode Forty-Six: September 28, 1998- Drunk Like Me
Annie and the girls are fixing up an old car for Matt. Simon is having a hard time living around girls, and dreads the fact that 2 more may be coming. A new woman at church flirts with Eric. Matt's friend almost dies after drinking way too much for an initiation at a fraternity party.
Episode Forty-Seven: October 5, 1998- Cutters
Lucy is spending a lot of time with her new best friend, Nicole. They are in the same biology class and are both failing. Eric offers to tutor both of them. Matt is upset because a girl rejected him. Ruthie fails her math test on purpose so she can get more attention from her mother. Simon wants her to stop and tells her he'll give her 50 cents for every good answer she gets. Ruthie gets all the answers right so Simon has to pay her $20. Mary catches Nicole cutting herself in the bathroom. She tells Eric who then tells Nicole's father. Nicole and her parents move to Chicago for a couple of months, so that she can follow therapy.
Episode Forty-Eight: October 12, 1998- The Legacy
Simon sees his teacher push a man who was screaming at his son, so he feels guilty when he learns that his teacher got fired. Annie takes up the piano. Matt makes a move on one of his college teachers. It turns out he had misunderstood her signals. Mary and her friends skip a boring class and get caught. Lucy forgets her lunch in geometry class and finds her teacher eating it, two days in a row. She and her friend Shelby then learn a good "geometry" lesson. Ruthie has trouble finding the perfect instrument to play in music class.
Episode Forty-Nine: October 19, 1998-...And A Nice Chianti
Eric is trying to cheer up a woman whos son died 3 years ago. She wants to meet the people who received her sons organs after he died. Mary got her drivers license but not everyone is enthusiastic to ride with her. Lucy and Simon decide to take the bus. A guy has a crush on Lucy and always sits beside her, which makes his girlfriend jealous and angry at Lucy. Simon gets in trouble with this tough guy who wants help with his homework. A pregnant girl steals Matts car and leaves Matt with her broken car, which happens to be stolen. She is running away from home because her parents dont forgive her for getting pregnant.
Episode Fifty: November 2, 1998- And the Home of the Brave
Annies father is getting married to Ginger. The wedding reception is supposed to be at the Camdens house and Annie is the one in charge of the menu. Annie isnt enthusiastic about the wedding or the reception. On her way to the grocery store she meets a homeless veteran and invites him home. He is the one ending up preparing the menu since he was a chef for 40 years. Matt and Mary are taking a little "road trip" which ends up being very long, they get a flat. Simon is spending the day with his new friend, Deena. Lucy is spending the day with the Jordan, the guy she can now call her boyfriend. Ruthie is feeling a little lonely, so she pretends Huey is back for the whole day.
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Episode Fifty-One: November 9, 1998- Johnny Get Your Gun
Ruthie wants the "booboom" video game and is walking around the house pretending shes dropping bombs everywhere. Matt has a new girlfriend. He and Mary later meet her brother, who asks Mary on a date. Mary doesnt know that he has a problem -- he is violent. Johnny, a guy at Simons school, just broke up with his girlfriend and wants his old girlfriend back -- which happens to be Simons girlfriend, Deena. Johnny threatens to kill Simon. Eric meets with Johnnys father, the schools vice-principal and sergeant Michael -- everything seems in order, Johnny will change schools. The next day during the afternoon, Johnny goes in Erics office and shoots him in the shoulder. Johnny has to stay in a Juvenile Detention Center until hes 25 years old. Erics shoulder is fine and Ruthie stops saying "booboom". Mary's date gets a little violent, she tells him to stop and to get some help. Lucy watches "Gone With The Wind" with her boyfriend Jordan.
Episode Fifty-Two: November 16, 1998- No Sex, Some Drugs, And A Little Rock & Roll
Erics old Rock N Roll band is coming to town for a small concert. The band is staying at the Camdens home -- they parked their trailer house on the front lawn. Simon starts drinking coffee and gets addicted. Lucy is always on the phone and Ruthie is constantly chewing gum. Marys Friend, Diane, takes natural pills to get more energy. She says everyone on the basketball team take them, so Mary takes one to see for herself. Eric discovers a bottle of natural pills in Matts room -- a guy had given it to him, but Matt didnt take any. Mary tells her father about the pill she got from Diane. Eric talks to Diane and her father, with no luck. Diane gets a heart-attack while playing basketball with Mary. Eric and Annie jam with the band at the concert.
Episode Fifty-Three: November 23, 1998- Let's Talk About Sex
Eric and Annie are taking prenatal classes... for the sixth time. Annie helps 2 teenage girls getting through their pregnancy and Eric helps the 2 teenage fathers dealing with the news and finding a job. Simon is taking baby-sitting classes and gets his first job baby-sitting Ruthie. Mary is sneaking to a boy/girl basketball sleep over. Lucy is thinking of having sex with Jordan, to see if hes really attracted to her. Matt has to do a research on sex, for a class.
Episode Fifty-Four: December 14, 1998- Here Comes Santa Claus
Its the first of Christmas holiday. Mary and Lucy arent really enthusiastic about the charity work Eric wants them to do. Mary helps at the Glen Oak Soup Kitchen, Lucy has to organize auditions for the live nativity at church and Eric finds a job for Matt -- Santa Claus at the Mall. Simon is wearing his candy canes pajamas, which are getting too small for him. He also installs Christmas lights inside the house since hes not allowed to go on the roof, and his parents didnt had time to do it. Like every year each family member picks someones name and has to get that person a gift. It has to be either charity work, something they own or something they made. And again this year Eric and Annie cheated and got each other. Lucys boyfriend, Jordan, is spending the holidays at his uncles house but gave Lucy her present before leaving -- a shoe shine kit. Mary meets a guy, Carlos, at the soup kitchen and since he doesnt have a place to spend Christmas, invites him to spend it with her family. Matts new girlfriend takes Ruthie to the mall to see Santa, but she doesnt know its Matt. After she realizes her brother is Santa, Ruthie doesnt believe in Santa Claus. With the help of a lady at the soup kitchen, Mary buys Carlos an airplane ticket to New York so he can spend Christmas with his family. On Christmas Eve the family exchanges gifts. Eric had exchanged his old records to give Annie a gold chain to go with a cross her mother had given her. Annie had exchanged her cross for a jukebox, so that Eric could listen to his old records. Simon gave Ruthie his candy canes pajamas and told her that her real gift wasnt arrived yet. Matt gave Simon the $50 he made with his job at the mall. Ruthie gave Matt a card with a photo of her on Santas lap and furry dice to put in his car. For her gift to Lucy, Mary had called Jordan and asked him to call Lucy. It turns out the shoe shine kit wasnt Lucys gift. He had mixed it up with her real gift, a basket ball with "I Love You" written on it. He wanted to wait for Christmas to tell her he loved her. And finally for Marys gift, Lucy volunteered for a week at the soup kitchen. On Christmas morning, Ruthie rushes downstairs to suprise Santa Claus at their front door. That was Simons gift, he wanted to restore Ruthies faith in Santa Claus. At church, the Camdens are doing the live nativity scene because the original cast canceled last minute, but it turns out they do it every year, its their Christmas tradition.
Episode Fifty-Five: January 11, 1999- Nobody Knows
Mary gets her drivers license but she cant parallel park. She cried during the test because she couldnt park, so the teacher passed her out of pity. Simon learns his best friend Deena had leukemia when she was 5 years old but that it went into remission. But every year she has to go to a check-up to make sure the disease didnt come back. Ruthie calls a woman who she thinks is a psychic and asks her if Deena is going to be alright. Deena has never been better, the disease didnt come back at all. Erics sister, Julie, is back in Glen Oak. She has a new job and is starting a life of her own. Eric and Matt want to help her get settled in Glen Oak, but she just wants to do it herself.
Episode Fifty-Six: January 18, 1999- All That Jazz
Simon wants to buy the perfect gift for Deena because its their 3 month anniversary. Rod is spending time at the Camdens home because his mother died. He was really close to his mom, who had cancer and was beside her when she died. He is mad at his father because he wasnt spending time and taking care of his wife when she was sick. Heather is back in town, and shes engaged. Dr. Hastings, the doctor who almost killed Matt when he was born, works at the Glen Oak Hospital. Annie is angry that he is still practicing medicine and doesnt want him to deliver the twins. Mary tells everyone that shes back with Wilson, but its not true. She made it up to get attention from other guys. Michael, the guy who hit Mary with his car 2 years ago, called her. They go to the pool hall together.
Episode Fifty-Seven: January 25, 1999- The Tribes That Bind
Lucy is spending the weekend at camp "All By Myself". It turns out everyone at that camp has to spend the weekend all by themselves without talking to anyone. Ruthie is angry at Bobby Trip because he makes fun of her since he saw her underwear. Now Ruthie decides to make him realize what he did was wrong by starting a war, Camdens vs. Trips. The churchs womens group throw a baby shower for Annie. Eric and Matt have lunch with Morgan and John Hamilton. The manager of the restaurant doesnt serve Morgan and John their meal because he doesnt serve "black" people.
Episode Fifty-Eight: February 8, 1999- In Praise of Women
During a difficult labor, Annie asks Dr. Hastings for help
Episode Fifty-Nine: February 15, 1999- It Happened One Night
The Camden children prove to be less than helpful with the new babies, and Ruthie attempts to run away.
Episode Sixty: February 22, 1999- Paranoia
Eric suspects Lucy's ex boyfriend is involved with drugs;
Ruthie tries to keep Matt and his new girlfriend apart.
Episode Sixty-One: March 1, 1999- Sometimes That's Just The Way It Is
Eric counsels a troubled couple, and Matt decides to join the Army.
Episode Sixty-Two: March 15, 1999- We The People
Moral outrage explodes in the community over an affair between a married college professor and a student.
Episode Sixty-Three: May 3, 1999- The Voice
Eric defends a custodian from Simon's school who claims to be hearing messages from God, and ends up saving hundreds of kids. Annie wants to cut loose for an evening.
Episode Sixty-Four: May 10, 1999- All Dogs Go To Heaven
Two people that go to Glen Oak Community Church entreat Eric to take their suffering dog to the vet to be put down; Matt catches Mary lip-locked in a most unlikely place.
Episode Sixty-Five: May 17, 1999- There Goes The Bride (Part One)
Eric worries about Matt as Heather's wedding approaches, but is surprised to learn his sister Julie is dating Dr. Hastings.
Episode Sixty-Six: May 24, 1999- There Goes The Bride (Part Two)
Eric counsels an engaged couple facing differences, and Mary, Lucy and Simon learn the repercussions of forbidden love.