After arguing with his dad about his finances, Doogie decides to go out on his own and rent an apartment. After hearing that a celebrity is staying at the hospital, Vinnie impersonates Doogie to meet her.
Frustrated with the strict policies, long shifts and stressful atmosphere of Eastman, Doogie gets a lucrative offer from a group of doctors from an upscale Brentwood hospital and seriously considers taking it.
Doogie's busy schedule causes tension in his relationship with Wanda. He then sees an example of love-gone-wrong at the hospital when one of his patients needs a blood transfusion from his estranged wife who is unwilling to oblige unless he signs the divorce papers.
Doogie and Wanda, feeling pressured to have sex, make plans to sleep together when Doogie's parents go away for the weekend. At the hospital, Doogie treats a 17-year old girl who gives birth and then abandons the baby on his doorstep.