Becker and Reggie argue about crime rates. Becker is forced to ask for Reggie's help with an injury, but he initially rejects her suggestion that he see an acupuncturist. Margaret receives special deliveries from an apparently smitten mailman.
Becker is typically cynical about Valentine's Day after seeing a woman stab her husband with a fork, advising a teenager who wants a vasectomy, treating a woman who is allergic to roses, and seeing Linda begin and end a relationship within hours. A hospital visit changes his perspective, and he begins to understand the holiday's significance.
Becker's father comes for a visit and they are surprised that he is nothing like Becker. They like him and Becker doesn't think much of him. When he tells Reggie what happened between them. She tells him that he should try and talk to him.
Becker reluctantly agrees to chauffeur Reggie, Margaret, Jake and Linda to various engagements in Queens. Becker returns to his office waiting room to find Hilton Lucas, Doug Heffernan and Ray Barone waiting.
Among other things, Becker gets an excellent parking space, an unexpected tax refund, and a fruitful trip to the post office. Despite his good fortune, he remains convinced his luck will change-for the worse.
Becker fumes over his former research partner's patent for anti-wrinkle cream. Reggie begins dating Jordan, the most popular guy from her high school. Linda adopts the bum who hangs out in the office doorway.
During his recuperation, Becker is effectively confined to his apartment-and typically cranky. His mood brightens-temporarily-when his doctor from the hospital, Elizabeth Carson, drops by his apartment. Meanwhile, Margaret and Linda try to find a doctor to fill in for Becker.
Elizabeth claims that she doesn't have any aspirin, but Becker finds a bottle of them while earlier snooping through her purse. Becker obsesses about her "lie" while ignoring his. Bob wins the lottery.
Jake's old friend, who was driving drunk in the car in which Jake lost his sight, visits to ask for forgiveness. Becker's jealous when Jake wins a huge television at his grandmother's church raffle. Margaret tries to avoid attending an annual road trip with some nursing school friends.