Simon continues his rebellious streak by getting drunk at a party (albeit accidentally), dating a pregnant girl, and leading the Glen Oak Police Department on a very slow speed car chase with Grandpa in the passenger's seat.
After a crappy Valentine's Day spent alone, Matt (Barry Watson) decides to find a wife and meets Sara, a co-worker at the Glen Oak Free Clinic and fellow medical school hopeful. After one date, they decide they are meant for each other and impetuously get married in secret, only to hide it from their families. Why? Because Sara is Jewish and Matt is Protestant. This becomes a huge story arc as the families argue while planning for the wedding. Matt decides to convert to Judaism without first informing his father, causing a lot of hurt. Richard Lewis and Laraine Newman play Sara's parents and Lewis is actually pretty funny. In the end, things wrap up nicely and the wedding proceeds.
Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) has her ups and downs as she confronts the teacher who once called her stupid, protects a fellow student and friend who is being persecuted for being a Muslim, and also learns that her penpal and dear friend, a Marine in Iraq, has been killed. This episode, in particular, is very moving as it didn't occur too long after 9/11.
If you've been keeping up with the Camdens, you'll want to see Season Six, but it might be a hard season for newcomers to jump into. I enjoyed the episodes, but still found it rather hard to believe that Matt could fall in love in one night. But its still a sweet series and this season is no different.