When an employee from a local nuclear power plant is admitted to SFM with signs of radiation poisoning, Gonzo cannot understand why it appears that nothing is being done to protect other workers from exposure. Meanwhile, Riverside must contend with a very distrusting Gypsy.
A persistent swain of his ex-wife, Melanie, causes both professional and romantic turmoil for Trapper, as his hopes for a reconciliation dwindle when she asks him to treat her new fiancé. Meanwhile, Stanley is determined to get rid of the "Titanic".
A local street person known as "Harry the Hinge" is admitted to SFM with kidney failure. Meanwhile, Trapper and Gonzo decide to protest a decision to divert free-clinic funds to the pet project of a one of the hospital's major benefactors.
A boy is brought in and he calls his father to come. He offers to donate blood if he needs it. But tests reveal the man is not the boy's father. He tells them he found him a few years ago and took him in. And he eventually would think of him as his son. Trapper tells the authorities and they learns that the boy ran away from his mother. When she comes he doesn't want to be with her. But the man doesn't have any rights so he tells him he has to go with her. And he becomes catatonic.