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Season 7 of the American television series That '70s Show aired on FOX from September 8, 2004 to May 18, 2005.

Synopsis Edit

Eric and Donna come to terms with their decision not to get married, but agree to still date casually. Eric is determined to take a year off, and sells Donna's engagement ring to finance it. Kelso's baby daughter is born, and he realizes that fatherhood makes him even more attractive to the opposite sex—but also makes him rethink how he treats women. Kitty arranges for Hyde to meet his biological father, who turns out to everyone's shock to be black.

After a rocky start to their relationship, Hyde begins working for his dad's record store chain, and strikes up a friendship with his half-sister Angie, who ends up dating Kelso. Red buys a local out-of-business muffler shop, while Kitty attempts to spice up their love life. Jackie and Hyde still struggle with their feelings for each other. When she's offered a TV job in Chicago, she gives Hyde an ultimatum. Eric starts to panic about the future and decides to become a teacher. In order to get money for school, he signs up to teach in Africa for a year. This is hard on everyone, but particularly Donna and an overly emotional Fez. Hyde makes an ill-advised decision to follow Jackie to Chicago, where he witnesses her in a compromising position... with Kelso.

CastEdit

Main CastEdit

Special Guest CastEdit

  • Tim Reid as William Barnett (8/25 episodes)
  • Tommy Chong as Leo (3/25 episodes)
  • Lindsay Lohan as Danielle ("Mother's Little Helper")
  • Eliza Dushku as Sarah ("It's All Over Now")
  • Shannon Elizabeth as Brooke ("Oh, Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin')")
  • Luke Wilson as Casey Kelso ("2120 So. Michigan Ave")
  • Chris Elliott as Mr. Bray ("2000 Light Years from Home")

Special Guest Appearance byEdit

Special Appearance byEdit

Recurring CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit

  • Jack Riley as Old Man Shinsky ("Rip This Joint")
  • Carolyn Hennesy as Patty Ryals ("Winter")
  • Jenna Fischer as Stacy Wanamaker ("Don't Lie to Me")
  • Jimmy Pardo as Stan ("It's All Over Now")
  • Jim Rash as Fenton ("Gimme Shelter")

Trivia Edit

  • This season is set entirely in 1979.
  • This is the last season to feature Topher Grace and Ashton Kutcher as regular characters.
  • In Season 8, Kutcher appeared in the first few episodes as a special guest to bring closure to his character and returned for the finale, while Grace returned in the finale in an uncredited cameo role.
  • All episodes are named after songs by The Rolling Stones.

EpisodesEdit

Image Title Original Airdate Episode # Production Code
TimeIsOnMySide Time Is on My Side September 8, 2004 7.01 701

Eric and Donna decide to stay together after the wedding fiasco, but he is unsure how to proceed with his life. Once Eric understands what he wants to do, the gang helps him finance his plans. Midge and Pam continue to bicker for Bob's affection, and Red forces him to make the right choice, which Red and Kitty disagree upon.

LetsSpendTheNightTogether Let's Spend the Night Together September 15, 2004 7.02 702

Hyde finally meets his biological father, William Barnett, and is surprised at his ethnicity. Eric goes with Donna to a feminist rally and Kelso is expecting the birth of his baby.

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction September 22, 2004 7.03 703

Eric vandalizes a muffler shop, which Red later buys, and Kelso believes being a single parent to his new baby daughter, Betsy, could serve to his advantage in dating women, or so he thinks.

T7S704 Beast of Burden September 29, 2004 7.04 704

Eric is upset when Red hires Hyde instead of him to work at his new muffler shop, "Forman & Son." William offers Hyde a job, too, which conflicts with Hyde's choices, and Fez becomes a shampoo boy at a local salon.

T7S705 It's Only Rock and Roll October 6, 2004 7.05 705

Hyde starts working at his father's record store chain and Kitty starts doing T'ai chi to calm her nerves. After Kelso gives away his Playboy magazines, Fez delves too deeply into its material.

RipThisJoint Rip This Joint November 3, 2004 7.06 706

Eric goes to jail after he is caught pranking a neighbor's yard. Meanwhile, Kitty throws a party at the Forman house, and Midge locks herself in Red's bathroom, after Bob throws a jealous fuss over her and William.

T7S707 Mother's Little Helper November 10, 2004 7.07 707

Kitty stops making meals until Red reads The Joy Of Sex and decides how to proceed with their sex life. One of Fez's customers at the salon, Danielle, stands up her date and goes out with Fez, while Kelso asks Fez for advice on women.

Angie Angie November 17, 2004 7.08 708

The gang meets Hyde's half-sister, Angie, who wants nothing more than to see him out of their father's record company. Eric begins taking Spanish lessons, but it is just a cover for something he loves to do, which shocks the entire gang.

Thanksgiving You Can't Always Get What You Want November 24, 2004 7.09 709

Eric wants to go to a Styx concert on Thanksgiving, but his parents want him to stay for dinner. Hyde and Angie open up a new record store for their father called "Grooves", but plans for its grand opening aren't going as well as they seem.

Angie Surprise, Surprise December 1, 2004 7.10 710

Hyde is not pleased when Angie reveals she slept with someone in the gang, and must bear the laughter thrown at him. Eric doesn't understand how Donna compares him to a "twizzler", and Kitty helps Jackie bake something for Hyde, in order to cheer him up.

Christmas Winter December 15, 2004 7.11 711

The guys take all the toys intended for the Christmas Toy Drive and play around with them first before returning it. Kitty meets an old acquaintance at the Toy Drive, and Jackie wonders if Hyde will grow up from his childish antics.

Don't lie to me Don't Lie to Me January 5, 2005 7.12 712

Concerned about her future with Hyde, Jackie pretends to be engaged to Fez during a wedding reception for one of their former high school seniors' sister, which could prove to be troublesome in Hyde and Jackie's relationship. At the same time, the gang tells Angie why she should break up with Kelso, only to have him admit genuine affection for her after the breakup.

Cyhmk Can't You Hear Me Knocking January 12, 2005 7.13 713

When Kelso accidentally threatens the President, the guys go paranoid, believing the authorities are out to get them, and try desperately to get rid of everything illegal in the Forman house. Red goes ice fishing with Kitty, and Donna takes Jackie to her karate class, where Jackie sorts out her feelings behind the breakup with Hyde.

Packers Street Fighting Man February 9, 2005 7.14 714

Donna scores tickets to a Green Bay Packers game, and while Hyde, Kelso and Fez figure out how to get the three of them into the game with two tickets, Jackie continues to mope over her breakup. At the game, Eric dons a Chicago Bears jersey, which can land him in trouble with Packers fans.

FFF It's All Over Now February 16, 2005 7.15 715

A new intern at Donna's radio station, Sarah (Eliza Dushku), gets her fired for not showing off her body during a public taping at Grooves, as Tom Jones is scheduled to arrive there. Kitty wants Red to get his autograph, while Jackie turns to Fez for advice on how to get Hyde back.

Store On With the Show February 23, 2005 7.16 716

Jackie prepares to host her own public television show, but gets stage fright, and Angie wants to know how she can deliver a "burn". Meanwhile, Hyde is suspicious of what Jackie wanted to talk to him about at the record store and Eric meets someone with his likes and hobbies, but whose life makes him think about his own future.

Images (11) Down The Road Apiece March 2, 2005 7.17 717

Eric leaves Point Place to make a documentary film about life on the road, and meets up with his old friend Leo when his car breaks down. Jackie and Hyde try to patch their damaged relationship with Fez as their coach.

Kelso Oh, Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin') March 9, 2005 7.18 718

While watching Betsy, Kelso has trouble babysitting and ends up losing her at Eric's house. Hyde, Jackie, Red and Kitty go to a car show.

719 Who's Been Sleeping Here? March 23, 2005 7.19 719

Kelso wants Hyde and Jackie to be Betsy's godparents, which doesn't sit well with Eric and Donna, who think honor should be theirs. Angie discovers someone is using Grooves as a residence, and the gang is surprised to find out who the culprit is.

Neck Gimme Shelter March 30, 2005 7.20 720

After Jackie graduates high school, Eric finds out he is the only one without a future and starts considering various job options and enrolls in a chiropractor seminar, but doesn't think it's a good option when he mishandles one of the gang when practicing. Elsewhere, Kelso and Fez find the perfect apartment to live in, but the landlord, who has some beef with Fez, prevents them from renting it out.

Keldyehug 2120 So. Michigan Ave April 27, 2005 7.21 721

Eric chooses to become a teacher, but receives an "incomplete" in gym class, thus preventing him from graduating high school. He must re-take it over the summer, but a certain individual might prevent him from doing so. Kelso and Fez bicker over the choice of rooms at their new apartment, and must face off in a beauty pageant-like competition.

2000 Light Years From Home May 4, 2005 7.22 722

Red having spent his savings on his muffler shop, Eric needs to find money for his college tuition and turns to his former high school guidance counselor, who offers him an odd choice, which could anger his friends and family. Kelso tries to break up with Angie, only to have her beat him to it when she is promoted to her father's corporate office in Milwaukee.

Donnaanderic3dad Take It Or Leave It May 11, 2005 7.23 723

Jackie is offered a job in Chicago for her television show, but will only go if Hyde doesn't live up to her expectations to propose. Donna tries to prevent Eric from going to Africa by faking a date and Charlie, the son of one of Red's war buddies, visits the gang and offers the guys solace in a place beyond their wildest dreams.

ShortAndCurlies Short and Curlies May 18, 2005 7.24 724

Jackie prepares to leave for Chicago, unless Hyde has something to say that will make her think twice. Charlie wants to apologize to Red for his earlier behavior, but keeps getting into uncomfortable situations with Kitty. Donna has trouble finding a parting gift for Eric, and turns to Kitty for help.

Images (3) Til The Next Goodbye May 18, 2005 7.25 725

The boys gather for one last "circle" before Eric leaves, until Red finally catches them. Eric goes to take his shots. With a heart-warming farewell from his friends and family, Eric heads to Africa.

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