"Dropping Trou" - (TV-)
Monday , September 13 2004 Season Premiere
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET
BARRY WATSON AND DAVID GALLAGHER RETURN FOR SERIES' NINTH SEASON - In last season's finale, Simon (David Gallagher) returned home from college and realized he still had feelings for Cecilia (Ashlee Simpson); Matt's (Barry Watson) marriage was tested when old feelings for his ex-girlfriend (guest star Andrea Ferrell) resurfaced; and Eric (Stephen Collins) and Annie (Catherine Hicks) became grandparents when Mary (Jessica Biel) gave birth to her first child. In the ninth season premiere, Simon appears to be getting extremely close to his new girlfriend, Georgia (guest star Rheagan Wallace), causing Eric and Annie to suspect they are having sex. Meanwhile, Kevin (George Stults) worries that mother-to-be Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) may be in denial about her pregnancy when she refuses to go shopping for maternity clothes; Matt returns home for a visit and is instantly pulled into the family drama; and Ruthie (Mackenize Rosman) and the twins (Nikolas & Lorenzo Brino) find themselves in a heap of trouble on their first day of high school and kindergarten, respectively. Tyler Hoechlin also stars. Joel J. Feigenbaum directed the episode written by series creator and executive producer Brenda Hampton (#178).