Doogie questions if medicine truly is the path he wants to take for the rest of his life.
Vinnie struggles with his interpretation of the law when on a jury, while Doogie wrestles with what to do when he discovers an Eastman physician really isn't one at all.
A cartoonist staying at the hospital helps Doogie deal with being 'just friends' with Michele.
Vinnie's integrity is tested when a bank error gives him $16,000. Meanwhile, Doogie has to show a girl who's smitten with him that he's got integrity, too.
Though Laura has Vinnie finally feeling like a real man, he acts immaturely when other men are around her. Meanwhile, Doogie struggles to diagnose a traveler's ailment.
A Sherlock Holmes fantasyinvestigates Doogies confusion with his feelings for Michele. Meanwhile, Curly announces her engagement to Dr. Whitman.
Vinnie and Doogie both have father issues in this episode. Vinnie's father is dating again and chooses to bring a masseuse to a party at Doogie's new home. Meanwhile Douglas Howser M.D. gets a job offer to work at the hospital, which causes Doogie and his mother to consider (and hesitate at the thought of) another Howser working at Eastman.moreless
When Doogie lies about having bedded a nurse, he quickly regrets it when she finds out. Meanwhile, Vinnie's new film school roomate is a homosexual.
Doogie and a patient with renal failure get a lesson in trust from a friendly model.
A deaf girl inspires Vinnie during his latest film and gives Doogie a lesson in how to really listen to a person.
Doogie and a classmate go undercover as patients as part of a lesson in empathizing with patients.
When Doogie thinks about buying a gun after his family is robbed, he's given pause when he thinks of all the gunshot victims he's had to treat.
Katherine keeps treating Doogie like a child—even though he's seeing her boss and skinny dips with her at the house.
It is April 29, 1992 and the next several days will test Doogie and the Eastman staff like never before in wake of he Rodney King verdict, which causes race riots.
Doogie tries to help an elderlypatient whose memory is failing him. Meanwhile, Vinnie has an introspective video experience.
Doogie's advice that Vinnie accept his shortness and Wanda be open to her father's girlfriend goes over like a lead balloon.
A Palm Springs vacation sees Doogie considering accepting a trauma surgery fellowship and Vinnie being jealous of Janine.
An outing for Curly's 30th birthday leads to Doogie seeing her in a completely different light.
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.
Vinnie says Doogie is a bigger pig than him after Doogie talks up a girl but won't ask her out to a New Year Eve Concert. Doogie gets to evaluate Vinnie's opinion first hand after the girl decides to get plastic surgery and Doogie see the end results in advance of the surgery. Meanwhile, Ray's youth councilor turns out to have two major secrets that can cost him his life different ways.moreless
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