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season four

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September 20, 1999: The Tattle Tale Heart: Eric and Annie strive to keep his visiting parents from discovering Julie's pregnancy, and Matt goes apartment hunting despite the fact that he doesn't have a job to pay the rent. Meanwhile, Lucy and Mary hatch a plan to get their hands on Matt's yet-to-be vacated bedroom.


September 27, 1999: Life Is Too Beautiful: John tries to make Shana (Maureen Flanigan) feel less alienated now that he and Matt are roommates; Simon's efforts to play man-of-the-house are continually frustrated, and the family chafes about Eric's blissful post-heart attack perspective on life.


October 4, 1999: Yak Sada: Eric finds himself entangled in the thorny issue of gender roles when he fears a parishioner will ruin her life if she marries her adamantly chauvinistic fiancÚ. Meanwhile, Simon wants to drop out of home economics because he's the only boy and the best chef in class; and Mary tries to keep Annie from learning about Ruthie's new sport.


October 11, 1999: Come Drive with Me: Talking with a hospital patient (Josh Evans) spurs Matt to seriously think about a career; and Eric's superiors reconsider giving him a raise when they see him driving a pricey convertible.


October 18, 1999: With Honors: The Camden kids face various tests of honor when Matt's classmate tries to get him to cheat; Simon's new friend (Justin Garms) brings marijuana into the Camden house; Mary confronts a potentially damaging rumor about her friend Corey (Alicia Willis); and Lucy must decide whether to help a new beau illegally access the school computers so he can change a grade.


October 25, 1999: Just You Wait and See: Relationship troubles abound when a very pregnant Julie arrives at the Camdens' announcing she's left Hank (Ed Begley Jr.) and Lucy finds herself in an unexpected gender role reversal with her date. Meanwhile, Simon lands in hot water with Deena when he finds himself pursued by a flirtatious 15-year-old; and Ruthie smuggles a lost kitten into the house.


November 8, 1999: Sin...: Mary's college scholarship is jeopardized when her coach (Kurt Rambis) locks the team members out of practice until they improve their grades. Meanwhile, Annie and the school principal catch Simon making a rude gesture at another student, and the rigors of living with a disheveled roommate has Matt rethinking life on his own.


November 15, 1999: ...And Expiation: Eric and Annie get Mary out of jail and hire a lawyer, who warns them there's a good chance Mary could face prison for vandalizing the school gym. Meanwhile, Mary's troubles give Matt an excuse to move back home and Simon and Ruthie wrestle with the guilt of believing they could have warned their parents that Mary might do something "extreme."


November 22, 1999: Dirty Laundry: Eric tries to return a $20,000 check to the parishioner (Takayo Fischer) who donated it; Mary and Lucy overhear a suggestive conversation between Matt and Shana that implies the couple are sexually intimate; and Ruthie's so-called friends pressure her into ostracizing a classmate.


November 29, 1999: Who Nose?: Mary flirts with a fellow offender (Adam LaVorgna) while doing her community service and asks a skeptical Lucy to help her talk their parents into letting her see him; Eric conceals from Matt that he's recommended Shana for a scholarship to NYU; and Simon inadvertently falls in with a bad crowd at school.


December 13, 1999: Forget Me Not: Annie learns her dad is missing when Ginger unexpectedly arrives in search of him. Meanwhile, Mary clashes with her parents over her desire to date Robbie (Adam LaVorgna); Lucy ditches a Habitat for Humanity project for a date with a high-school hunk; and Matt ruins his weekend with Simon with his moping over Shana's impending move to New York.


January 24, 2000: All By Myself: A burnt-out Annie ditches the family for a weekend alone and makes an unexpected friend. Meanwhile, Matt says good-bye to Shana as she heads for New York; Lucy and Mary mope over their beaus' failure to call; and Eric vainly tries to take care of the twins, the kids and the chores by himself.


January 31, 2000: Who Do You Trust?: Although Annie gives Mary and Lucy the okay for a double date with Robbie and his brother Rick (Lance Bass), a suspicious Eric follows the two couples. Meanwhile, Matt's depression over Shana's departure infuriates John (Chaz Lamar Shepherd) when Matt bursts into tears during a dinner with their neighbors. And Simon secretly buys cigarettes with a friend, spurring Eric to use a little psychology to get a confession.


February 7, 2000: Words: Annie goes on the warpath when she learns that one of Ruthie's teachers has been calling her "stupid"; Simon befriends a boy (Shawn Pyfrom) with Tourette's syndrome; and Shana fears her relationship with Matt is crumbling when he keeps avoiding her phone calls. Meanwhile, Mary refuses to speak to Simon but won't tell him why.


February 14, 2000: Loves Me, Loves Me Not: Despite Eric's misgivings, Robbie gets Annie's blessing to plan a Valentine's Day road trip for himself and Mary; Matt starts hanging out with Heather while avoiding Shana's phone calls, which worries Shana when Mary innocently spills the beans about Heather's return. Meanwhile, Simon covers up evidence of an intense make-out session with his girlfriend.


February 21, 2000: Say a Little Prayer: When Eric tries to impress upon the kids the power of prayer, the siblings wind up praying for questionable things, such as Mary's desire to reunite with Robbie, John and Matt's hope for a phone call from the same woman and Ruthie's request for a pony. Meanwhile, Lucy finds herself mistaken for an unwed teen mom when she takes the twins out by herself.


February 28, 2000: Twelve Angry People: Eric is stunned when he is the only juror to vote to convict a murder defendant and learns that his fellow jurors don't really care whether the defendant is guilty or innocent. Meanwhile, Ruthie raises Annie's ire after cutting a playmate's hair; and Matt goes stir-crazy when he decides to study in his dad's church office.


April 10, 2000: Hoop Dreams: After dreaming of playing with NBA champs, Mary believes Coach Cleary plans for her to turn pro when he asks her to meet with him for an unspecified reason. Meanwhile, Eric feels he's been neglecting Simon and pulls him out of school for a guys' day out, and Ruthie decides she wants to be the Queen of England.


May 1, 2000: Talk to Me: After an obviously troubled girl leaves his office before sharing her problem, Eric tries to track her down and decides to pump his kids for information. Meanwhile, Julie tosses Hank out of the house because she senses he's keeping a secret and Matt gets caught in the middle when Hank lands on his doorstep.


May 8, 2000: Liar, Liar: Lies and half-truths plague the Camden clan when a co-worker's tall tales taint Matt's reputation, jeopardizing his job, and a classmate steals a story that Ruthie created, while a reporter (Sam Rubin) gets a too perfect picture when he profiles the family. And John aims to confront a politician who quotes Maya Angelou's verse as if it were his own.


May 15, 2000: Love Stinks, Part 1: Shana is back for the summer, but Matt's preoccupation with Heather delays their reunion. Robbie returns to seek Mary's forgiveness and tell her he's reformed, but Eric and Annie refuse to believe it. Meanwhile, Deena breaks up with Simon for no apparent reason; Eric learns that Lucy's fallen for Robbie's step-brother; and Ruthie gets herself a boyfriend who's willing to do anything she says.


May 22, 2000: Love Stinks, Part 2: Eric flips when Mary says she's not going to college and announces alternative plans; an amorous Brett (Matt Farnsworth) follows Shana home, where she tries to resist his advances; and Annie believes Lucy still likes Andrew (Will Estes), despite her daughter's date with Ronald (Brian Bowen). Meanwhile, Simon asks the school gossip why Deena broke up with him