Bob Buzzard is a thrusting, high-achieving go-getter. At least, in his own mind he is. So when he's invited to breakfast by an old friend (who's been way too successful in business for Bob's comfort) he hopes it's the golden ticket at last. And so it appears. Hamburger Pharmaceuticals have a new 'wonder drug' that cures all ills. If Bob can provide a proper, sizeable field test (with the 'right' results, of course) then Jimmy can see him fitting into the Hamburger organization nicely.
Bob ruches back and declares his intent to prescribe the drug for every patient, no matter what problem they have. Steven Daker is appalled, of course, but agrees to prescribe the drug where it is warranted, as part of Bob's tests. But then the side-effects kick in.....
And it's a pretty obvious side-effect. Not the loss of balance or the headaches, of course - the bright red, glowing ears is enough. So Steven refuses to play ball, and in the end (after realizing that he's taken the drug himself) Bob Buzzard is forced to submit a negative test result on the drug. Bye-bye suits, car, Hawaii conferences, money. Hello yet more obscurity.
This episode really displays Bob's character to the full. Whilst we see a little more of the others, centering an episode around a single character works very well indeed, as we see how all the other sub-plots are affected by Bob's ambition.moreless