Kiley's medical and personal lives come into conflict after he takes Susan Davis (a former patient of his) out to dinner. Susan has been harassed by her ex-boyfriend, Wayne, who stalks her undeterred as Kiley repeatedly warns him off. On the night of Kiley's dinner date, Wayne breaks into Susan's apartment and attempts to rape her. Kiley runs in and scares Wayne off, then goes after him. As Kiley is going after Wayne (to get a license and car description so he can contact the police), Wayne loses control of his car and crashes into a concrete barrier, seriously ...
Kiley finds himself fighting for his medical career after Wayne Trent - the man who was stalking his ex-girlfriend, who was now dating Kiley - files a medical malpractice lawsuit against him, all in the aftermath of a car chase and subsequent accident in which Wayne was seriously injured.
Because his wife has chronic heart disease, a financial manager has a one-night stand with a model that gives him syphilis. The illness comes out in a routine physical and the results are both professionally and personally devastating.
A young man returns home after several years abroad to visit a high school friend only to find his him seriously ill and in a severe depression. In helping his friend, the man finds he has personal problems of his own to deal with.
A young teenage violinist appears to have a disease that only occurs in adolescents and Welby feels that he may be misdiagnosing because he is in shock over the death of an old friend earlier in the day.
Dealing with meager means, a woman expecting quintuplets due to fertility treatments is berated by a disapproving landlord, harassed by the media and besieged by companies wanting to benefit from the woman's circumstances.
Janet's former boyfriend, Eric Brandon, returns to LA and sees Welby about a possible recurrence of his skin cancer. When surgery is called for, Brandon deliberately doesn't tell Welby of a recent stroke, which could endanger his life.
A Jewish boy named Simon, who is suffering from a series of illnesses, longs to recover in time for his Bar Mitzvah. But his parents quarrel over whether he should go through with the ceremony, complicating his recovery.
Five years after losing one of her kidneys to disease, a young woman suffers a relapse and the possibility of losing her other one. This causes worries that her illness may destroy her career and force her to cancel her upcoming wedding.
A deeply introverted young boy arrives at an orphanage and there is no indication of who he is or where he came from. Just as the head nun starts making some progress she becomes critically ill and has to be isolated in the hospital.