Doogie is having a hard time grasping the meaning of the 1992 L.A. riots following the not guilty verdict of the Rodney King beating trial.
Katherine is having a hard time pulling herself away as Doogie's mother after he starts dating her boss, which includes getting caught skinny dipping.
Doogie considers buying a gun after the family home is robbed, but flashes of past shooting victims is haunting him.
Doogie looks for a new apartment and falls in love with a loft in Venice Beach. Mean while Vinnie also needs to find a place to stay after his parents divorce.
Doogie and a fellow doctor are used as patients for a med-school project with hopes of being poked and prodded would give them a glimpse of what it's like to be a patient.
Doogie faces doubt during his first chance of operating solo, and Vinnie faces his own doubts voting for the first time.
Doogie is enamoured by a hearing impared patient , but isn't hearing what she's saying. She inspires Vinnie with a Chaplin-esque styled silent film.
Doogie has a hard time with his ego after a nurse chooses Vinnie over him. Also Raymond comes up short compared to the other technicians.
Doogie has a hard decision to make choosing the best candidate for a heart transplant surgery. Vinnie is in a dilemma over a vulnerable Janine.
Doogie stays at the hospital to get some rest on Thanksgiving eve while a young mother feigns an illness to do the same thing.
Doogie accuses a family friend of child abuse after being brought in Eastman for injuries.
After David throws his back out, Katherine joins Doogie for the annual father-son camping trip. Meanwhile, Vinnie takes care of Dr. Howser at home.
A free spirited model stays with Doogie and teaches him about trusting the unknown, as does a kidney transplant patient.
A nurse gets revenge on Doogie by spreading rumors about him after he's caught in locker room bragging. Vinnie gets a new film school roommate.
Vinnie has a tough time adjusting to his father's new girlfriend/masseuse , while Doogie has to adjust after his father is asked to replace a staff doctor who died suddenly.
Doogie plays Sherlock Holmes with Vinnie as Dr. Watson as he tries to figure out his relationship with Michele.
Laura made Vinnie feel like a man, but his jealousy over her relationships with other men makes him look like a child. Meanwhile, Doogie is puzzled by the illness of a traveler.
Sometimes things are better left alone including Doogie meeting his former babysitter whom he had a crush on, and Vinnie's desire to have his script read by a star.
Vinnie is tested over right and wrong after a bank mistake gives him $16,000; Doogie must prove his integrity to a girl with a crush on him.
An acerbic cartoonist patient helps Doogie get a grip on his platonic relationship with Michele.
Vinnie sticks to the letter of the law after being called to court as a juror, as does Doogie after finding a bogus doctor is practicing at Eastman.
Doogie feels his genius status is more of a curse than a blessing and looks for inspiration outside of medicine.