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.
A cartoonist staying at the hospital helps Doogie deal with being 'just friends' with Michele.
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.
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.
Doogie and Vinnie come face to face with old dreams: Doogie's long-held crush on a former babysitter; Vinnie's desire for a real star to read one of his scripts.
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.
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
Doogie questions if medicine truly is the path he wants to take for the rest of his life.
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.
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 deaf girl inspires Vinnie during his latest film and gives Doogie a lesson in how to really listen to a person.
Doogie and a patient with renal failure get a lesson in trust from a friendly model.
A Sherlock Holmes fantasyinvestigates Doogies confusion with his feelings for Michele. Meanwhile, Curly announces her engagement to Dr. Whitman.
Doogie's mother fills in for his father on their annual fishing trip. Meanwhile, Vinnie tries to take care of the recovering Dr. Howser.
Doggie worries he won't be able to handle his first solo surgery, and Vinnie votes for the first time.
Doogie and a classmate go undercover as patients as part of a lesson in empathizing with patients.