"Thanksgiving" - (TV-G)
Monday , November 15 2004 Fresh Episode
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET
THE THANKSGIVING BLUES - With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, Eric (Stephen Collins) and the kids notice that Annie (Catherine Hicks) is acting strangely, especially after she learns that Matt (Barry Watson) and Sarah (guest star Sarah Danielle Madison) won't be able to spend the holiday in Glenoak. In fact, Matt and Sarah are just the tip of the iceberg since the majority of the family has made plans of their own and Eric worries how Annie will take the news. Mary (Jessica Biel, who does not appear in the episode) and Carlos (guest star Carlos Ponce) decide to spend the holiday in Puerto Rico with Carlos' family and invite Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) to join them; Simon (David Gallagher) -- who has something to tell his parents, but can't get up the nerve -- has to stay at school for work; Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) has plans to go camping with Mac (guest star Kyle Searles); and a strong-willed and pregnant Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) is determined to do the cooking and decorating this year. Nikolas & Lorenzo Brino and George Stults also star. Harry Harris directed the episode written by executive producer Sue Tenney (#186).