Season 5, Episode 22
Conclusion. Mary tries to right a wrong by explaining to Lucy that she never had “adult relations” with her sister's fiancé, Jeremy. The only problem with the truth is getting Lucy to believe it. James also talks to Eric about his attempted affair with Annie, as Serena comes clean to Annie about her attempted affair with Eric. Meanwhile, Robbie and Wilson (Andrew Keegan) set aside their differences to talk about Mary; and Matt learns a thing or two about Cheryl's honesty. Lucy: Beverley Mitchell. Eric: Stephen Collins. Annie: Catherine Hicks.
Season 5, Episode 21
A two-parter begins with Mary back in Glenoak for the summer, and Robbie on edge with fears about living together. Meanwhile, Lucy surprises even herself when she proposes to Jeremy; Eric and Annie are the recipients of what may be advances from unmarried acquaintances; Matt agonizes over telling his family about Cheryl; and John and Priscilla run into an obstacle concerning her parents. Wilson: Andrew Keegan. John: Chaz Lamar Shepherd. Mary: Jessica Biel.
Season 5, Episode 20
The entire community makes a big fuss about a petition protesting the apparently unfair firing of a teacher at Ruthie's school. Matt, however, knows the real reason why she is leaving, which could be rather embarrassing for the petitioners. Also: Grandpa Charles pays a visit to Glenoak with some surprising news for Eric to pass on to Annie---she has a sister. Grandpa: Graham Jarvis. Ruthie: Mackenzie Rosman. Eric: Stephen Collins.
Season 5, Episode 19
Annie discovers that the particularly flirtatious mother of one of Lucy's friends is seeing Eric for therapy sessions, and requests that he refer her to someone else. Annie then has to deal with the guilt over her jealousy-induced interference. Simon is mortified when word gets around school that he's a virgin; Annie shared the fact with Sasha's mother. Matt struggles with telling Robbie about his interest in Cheryl. Matt: Barry Watson. Simon: David Gallagher. Annie: Catherine Hicks.
Season 5, Episode 18
The striking resemblance of Robbie's new friend, Marie, to Mary raises eyebrows among discerning Camdens. Annie's invitation for her to stay for dinner only makes things weirder. Back in Buffalo, unbeknownst to Robbie, Mary makes plans to meet her old boyfriend Wilson (Andrew Keegan) for the evening. And Matt meets Robbie's ex, Cheryl, at the restaurant where she works. Robbie: Adam LaVorgna. Matt: Barry Watson. Annie: Catherine Hicks.
Season 5, Episode 17
While Matt stresses over the psychological evaluation required for his medical-school application, and the strange demeanor of his psychologist; Ruthie gets into trouble at school and tricks Robbie into coming to talk to her principal instead of her parents. Also: Simon decides to break it off with Sasha, but fails to tell her the real reason. Matt: Barry Watson. Ruthie: Mackenzie Rosman. Annie: Catherine Hicks.
Season 5, Episode 16
Robbie is ecstatic when his long-lost father (Alan Thicke) appears at the Camdens' from out of the blue, but Eric and Annie distrust the deadbeat dad's motives. Lucy's chummy relationship with her friend's freewheeling mother (Jane A. Rogers) also concerns Annie. Ashley: Krystee Clark. Ruthie: Mackenzie Rosman. Simon: David Gallagher.
Season 5, Episode 15
Robbie's presence in the house makes Mary's visit home for the weekend a less-than-relaxing affair for the Camdens. Simon's night with Sasha is also cause for concern, especially after Lucy finds a wallet in the hamper---complete with a condom inside. Mary: Jessica Biel. Robbie: Adam LaVorgna. Matt: Barry Watson.
Season 5, Episode 14
No one cares about the birthday party Annie's planned for the twins because the Camdens are all too preoccupied with trying to deduce the identity of Robbie's mystery date. To make matters more complicated, Mary finds out he's going out with someone else. Meanwhile, Lucy prepares for her first big date with Jeremy. Robbie: Adam LaVorgna. Lucy: Beverley Mitchell. Annie: Catherine Hicks.
Season 5, Episode 13
After their lackluster attempt at kissing, Mike (Jeremy Lelliott) and Lucy agree to be friends and fix each other up on dates---but the plan bothers Lucy more than she had anticipated. Meanwhile, Matt gets in a huff over John and Robbie's newfound friendship, and Eric and Annie continue to feel alienated from their family. John: Chaz Lamar Shepherd. Matt: Barry Watson. Ruthie: Mackenzie Rosman.
As Annie plans a mysterious day of cleaning, Eric freaks out over his conspiracy theory that Mary left Buffalo because of a devious scheme she concocted with Robbie. Chores are interrupted when Ruthie discovers a baby at the Camdens' front door. Lucy, meanwhile, stays with her friend Mike's near-catatonic mother for the day. Mary: Jessica Biel. Eric: Stephen Collins. Lucy: Beverley Mitchell.
Season 5, Episode 11
While Annie and Matt remain wary of Robbie's ongoing presence in the household, Eric, Simon and Ruthie find themselves warming up to the obliging outsider. Back in Buffalo, Mary is convinced Robbie and Lucy are a couple. Matt's apartment troubles continue when John asks him to meet Priscilla's parents. Robbie: Adam LaVorgna. Mary: Jessica Biel. Ruthie: Mackenzie Rosman.
Season 5, Episode 10
Eric invites a homeless Robbie to stay at the Camdens' for the night---much to the chagrin of the rest of the family. Matt also shows up unexpectedly after being kicked out of his apartment by John, who needs quality time with his girlfriend. Mary repeatedly calls home, only to have Ruthie hang up on her. Robbie: Adam LaVorgna. John: Chaz Lamar Shepherd. Mary: Jessica Biel.
Season 5, Episode 9
The Camdens disapprove of Simon's new friends, one of whom insults Annie and Lucy with his chauvinistic remarks. Heather contacts Matt, who is unsure of her intentions. Heather: Andrea Ferrell. Simon: David Gallagher. Lucy: Beverley Mitchell. Annie: Catherine Hicks.
Season 5, Episode 8
Mary's future may be resolved, but the rumor mill surrounding her situation runs rampant. Congregational gossip irks Eric, while Lucy wrestles with high-school hearsay. Meanwhile, Simon uses his sister's “bad girl” image to his advantage, Ruthie spreads phony tales to draw attention away from Mary, Matt's infatuated with a beautiful stranger and Annie goes out with an old boyfriend. Lucy: Beverley Mitchell. Simon: David Gallagher. Eric: Stephen Collins.
Season 5, Episode 7
As Eric and Annie desperately try to figure out how Mary managed to pay her credit-card bill, the Camden kids team up to throw them off the scent. When the parents vs. children game finally breaks down, Eric realizes that getting everyone to work together is the only way to preserve his family. Mary: Jessica Biel. Eric: Stephen Collins. Annie: Catherine Hicks.
Season 5, Episode 6
Mary's dishonesty and unpaid debts continue to affect the whole family. While Annie and Eric argue over how to handle the situation, the Camden kids pull together to help their sister. To get the credit card company to stop calling, however, they are forced to make a risky decision. Meanwhile, Mary continues to ignore her responsibilities. Lucy: Beverley Mitchell. Mary: Jessica Biel. Eric: Stephen Collins. Annie: Catherine Hicks.
Season 5, Episode 5
A doubtful Julie lets Mary baby-sit Erica, only if Mary has no visitors. But when Frankie (Chyler Leigh) comes by and begs Mary to take care of Mercy, Mary can't resist helping her. Meanwhile, Lucy volunteers to chaperone Ruthie's sleepover and watch the twins; Simon is on a quest to change his image; and Matt pursues a woman who wants nothing to do with him. Johnny: Nathan West. Julie: Deborah Raffin. Hank: Ed Begley Jr. Mary: Jessica Biel. Eric: Stephen Collins. Annie: Catherine Hicks.
Season 5, Episode 4
When Frankie (Chyler Leigh) expresses interest in signing up for college classes, Mary starts checking out Lucy's early application packets. Meanwhile, Simon has a hot date, Lucy gets a weird proposition from a classmate, and Ruthie discovers the manipulative fun of keeping a diary---much to the embarrassment of Eric and Annie. Johnny: Nathan West. Mary: Jessica Biel. Ruthie: Mackenzie Rosman. Lucy: Beverley Mitchell.
Season 5, Episode 3
Annie asks Eric to spend Friday with the guys so she can confer with a professor (Jeff Yagher). But the reverend can't find anyone willing to hang out with him, so he calls a bewildered Matt. Meanwhile, Mary makes friends with married co-workers (Chyler Leigh, Nathan West) with questionable morals while working the late shift; Lucy pretends to be a mom for a school assignment; and Simon has a date with a sophomore (Katie Stuart). Annie: Catherine Hicks. Mary: Jessica Biel. Simon: David Gallagher.
Season 5, Episode 2
The Colonel (Peter Graves) arrives for an unexpected visit as school problems dog the younger Camdens: Matt flunks his chemistry pre-test; Simon struggles to find friends; and Ruthie chafes at being in a class taught by the insensitive Ms. Riddle. Meanwhile, Mary finds her job hanging by a thread; Lucy starts a campaign to become homecoming queen; and Annie gears up for her first test. Matt: Barry Watson. Simon: David Gallagher. Ruthie: Mackenzie Rosman.
Eric opposes Annie's decision to go back to school, while Annie thinks he's making her bear the brunt of his anger at Mary's decision to skip college. Meanwhile, Heather and Matt's on-again-off-again relationship threatens to be off again---permanently; Mary decides to buy a car; Simon gets stressed over his first day of high school; and Lucy is ready to begin a relationship with Andrew Nayloss, except he hasn't come back from summer vacation yet. Heather: Andrea Ferrell. Matt: Barry Watson. Eric: Stephen Collins.