Season 1

Episode Guide

Anything You Want

S1 E1
Aug 26, 1996
The Rev. Eric and Annie Camden raise five rambunctious children.

Family Secrets

S1 E2
Sep 23, 1996
The Camdens are shocked to meet Matt's secret girlfriend; Lucy has a secret crush on a classmate.

In the Blink of an Eye

S1 E3
Sep 30, 1996
Matt, Mary and Lucy learn the art of dating; Annie's parents move into the Camden home.

No Funerals and a Wedding

S1 E4
Oct 7, 1996
Annie is depressed after her mother's death; Mary and Jeff break up.

The Color of God

S1 E5
Oct 14, 1996
The Camdens to invite the Rev. Morgan Hamilton's family to move in with them after a church burning.


S1 E6
Nov 4, 1996
Lucy wants to learn more about a mysterious recluse accused of murder.


S1 E7
Nov 6, 1996
Ruthie and Simon are lost; Eric helps a youth get drug counseling.

What Will People Say?

S1 E8
Nov 11, 1996
Rumors fly when Eric is seen at a motel with an abused wife he's trying to help.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

S1 E9
Nov 18, 1996
When Matt and Annie are carjacked, Eric tries to help them get over the trauma.

Last Call for Aunt Julie

S1 E10
Nov 26, 1996
Eric's younger sister comes to town, bearing a tragic secret.

Now You See Me

S1 E11
Dec 16, 1996
Matt's new girlfriend spends more time with Eric and Annie than with Matt.

With a Little Help From My Friends

S1 E12
Jan 14, 1997
Eric helps the homeless; Matt helps Mrs. Bink; Lucy's birthday.

America's Most Wanted

S1 E13
Feb 4, 1997
Mary steals a glass from the school hangout as an initiation stunt, and Matt takes the fall.

America's Most Wanted

S1 E14
Feb 5, 1997
Mary steals a glass from the school hangout as an initiation stunt, and Matt takes the fall.

Happy's Valentine

S1 E15
Feb 11, 1997
Eric and Annie go on a camping trip; with Matt in charge, Happy gets hit by a car.

Brave New World

S1 E16
Feb 18, 1997
Trying events at school teach the Camden children lessons about human relations.


S1 E17
Apr 15, 1997
Mary goes to a party with a new acquaintance; troubled cleric.

Faith, Hope and the Bottom Line

S1 E18
Apr 22, 1997
Eric wants to hire an ex-convict as the church's new business manager and organist.

It's About George ...

S1 E19
Apr 29, 1997
Eric's parents adopt a boy, 10, but his natural father returns, demanding custody.

Say Goodbye

S1 E20
May 6, 1997
Annie's oldest friend, a divorcee, makes a pass at Matt; Ruthie gives up her imaginary friend.

Dangerous Liaisons

S1 E21
May 13, 1997
Annie's father brings his new girlfriend for a visit just months after his wife's death.

Dangerous Liaisons

S1 E22
May 20, 1997
While Eric gets Annie to accept her father's new love, the kids have romantic problems of their own.