After letting off some steam, intern Dr Jack Zabowski drives by a car accident. He pulls a boy from the car against the express wishes of the boy's father. When sued for ignoring the father, he goes to the legal clinic for help.
Aaron gets a call from a former girlfriend, who has become a heroin addict, is in jail and needs someone to bail her out. He hocks pretty much everything he has and raises the money. Everyone believes she is a lost cause, but Aaron is determined to help her get clean and turn her life around. Complications ensue.