Step by step the writers are having our boy genius grow up and taking us along with for the ride. We're sharing in his joys, frustrations, enlightening moments, etc all of those emotions that work to define a person's outlook and personality into manhood (well, manhood for Doogie). What make this different and worth viewing is the uniqueness that is Doogie Howser, M.D. The only real downside and what might be the killing factor for this series is the 30 minute restraint. Honestly, all of this would have been so much better in an one hour format.
As normal, since TV.com dropped the .1 and went with .5 for rating, I round up and 9.501+ becomes 10. This episode is around a 9.6.