If you get offended by some people's thoughts about death, you may want to skip this episode, unless you can actually see it within the context of John Becker's character.
A former patient of Becker's dies and leaves him his ashes. John tries to get rid of the vase with the ashes several ways but he ends up keeping the patient's remain. While Becker seemed like he didn't care about the guy and his remains, deep inside he did care, but he didn't want everybody around him to see him showing a "weak" side. In any case, Becker does show some sensitivity when he finds out who the guy really was.
The side story of Reggie's boyfriend was really too exaggerated to be believable and it was more of a filler.