The required number of soapsuds are in Medical Center, but the story is better than usual because of good characterizations and a circus background. Dean Jagger plays the owner of the rag-tag outfit ("They call me Boomerang because I always come back"), whose high-wire star granddaughter (Lynne Marta) may be his route to success. She would like to quit and get married to a dental student(John Ritter). There is a fall, and a more serious ailment discovered. It also turns out Dr. Gannon (Chad Everett) is an old friend of the troupe, having once washed elephants at the circus. Jeanette Nolan plays a loyal troupe member.