Doogie is shadowed by a self-centered actor looking to give more realism to his performance on a TV show.
Vinnie's sure that even working in a busy ER can't prepare Doogie for work in a burger joint.
The Eastman staff is on edge for fear the examination of a mummy will bring about a curse. Meanwhile, Doogie ponders on how much modern medicine still can't accomplish.
Katherine and Ray have their pasts come back as a temptation, which creates problems for Doogie in how to deal with his Mother's first love and Ray's old gang. A high intelligence doesn't always have the solution, especially for emotional issues; sometimes someone only needs the maturity that comes from experience.moreless
A spat with Vinnie allows Doogie to learn about the power of laughter when he runs into a patient with serious kidney disease and a boss who works for stooges.
Katherine and David want Doogie to start paying for his room and board, but at the same time continue to treat him like a "pre-adult." Meanwhile, Curly doesn't understand why her father is resistant to getting a pacemaker.moreless
Doogie and Vinnie work on a screenplay, where Doogie is a Civil War doctor. Meanwhile Doogie learns an important lesson at the hospital that the old pedestrian ways has advantages over a new Top Gun method.moreless
The parents of a disabled child stymie Doogie, when they choose their religion and community beliefs over allowing him to walk through an operation. Meanwhile Janine comes up with a solution to her father's rejection of Vinnie; they're going to follow the example of Doogie's parents. She proposes they elope to Vinnie.moreless
Doogie and Vinnie's place is raucous and fun-filled, but Doogie really just needs someone to talk to.
Doogie struggles making a decision on how to care for a young patient.
Doogie takes a still-grieving Wanda to the prom, then introduces her to a young heart patient to rekindle her spirit for living.
Doogie wants a premature baby to have a chance to live. Meanwhile, Vinnie awaits word of whether he's accepted to film school.