Season 8

Episode Guide

The Long Bad Summer

S8 E1
Sep 16, 2003
A fatal accident forever changes the Camdens' lives; someone is pregnant.

An Early Fall

S8 E2
Sep 23, 2003
Mary delivers unexpected news; Chandler breaks up with Roxanne.


S8 E3
Sep 30, 2003
Eric accompanies Simon on his visit to the Board of Education to discuss early graduation.

I Wasn't Expecting That!

S8 E4
Oct 7, 2003
A mysterious stranger wanders into the Camden home and spends the day with the family.

The Kid Is Out of the Picture

S8 E5
Oct 14, 2003
Simon explores the pain he feels about the fatal car accident in a video essay for college.

Charity Begins at Home

S8 E6
Oct 21, 2003
Sermon inspires everyone to help a needy person; Ruthie befriends a schoolmate.

Getting to Know You

S8 E7
Nov 4, 2003
Eric is disappointed when his neighbors spurn a Muslim family; Cecilia's house is robbed.


S8 E8
Nov 11, 2003
Eric arranges for Peter and his dog to visit a drug rehab center to cheer up the patients.

Go Ask Alice

S8 E9
Nov 18, 2003
School board asks Eric to look into the high-school principal's questionable behavior.

The One Thing

S8 E10
Nov 25, 2003
Matt and Sarah begin their student rotation in the ER but get off to a bad start, arriving late.

When Bad Conversations Happen to Good People

S8 E11
Jan 6, 2004
Kevin doesn't know what to do about Lucy when his ex-wife (Mindy Burbano) comes to town.

The Prodigal Father

S8 E12
Jan 13, 2004
Peter's estranged father wants to be a part of his son's life again.

Major League

S8 E13
Jan 20, 2004
Martin considers dropping out of school to become a pro baseball player.

Healing Old Wounds

S8 E14
Jan 27, 2004
Martin's father tries to help his son decide whether to choose a career in baseball or college.

Don't Speak Ill of the Dead or the Living

S8 E15
Feb 10, 2004
Annie's half-sister Lilly shows up with important family news.

The Anniversary

S8 E16
Feb 17, 2004
Matt returns to visit Ruthie but avoids the rest of the family.

Two Weddings, an Engagement, and a Funeral

S8 E17
Feb 24, 2004
Annie's half-sister wants their ailing father to walk her down the aisle.


S8 E18
Mar 2, 2004
Annie's joy in the wake of her father's death becomes contagious.

There's No Place Like It

S8 E19
Apr 20, 2004
Lucy and Kevin get into a bidding war with Chandler for a house.

High and Dry

S8 E20
Apr 27, 2004
Lucy and Kevin celebrate their anniversary and think about starting a family.

Lost and Found

S8 E21
May 4, 2004
Ruthie and Peter accidentally miss their bus during a school field trip.

Little White Lies

S8 E22
May 11, 2004
Matt and Sarah are having marital problems; Simon returns home.

Little White Lies

S8 E23
May 18, 2004
Matt tries to salvage his marriage while questioning his feelings for Heather.