Cathy seeks a second opinion, causing a strain on her relationship with Dr. Todd; Sean learns about his sister's cancer while adjusting to life with a pregnant Rebecca; Adam sees a therapist against his will.
Frustrated at not being able to land a spot in the clinical trial of a new treatment by a respected oncologist, Cathy resorts to supernatural aid; Sean becomes assertive around the house; Adam capitalizes on his classmates' sympathy about his mother's illness.
Cathy discovers that her blood pressure has gone up, but none of the side effects from her treatment (which would indicate it's working) are occurring. Meanwhile Lee reveals that he is attracted to 'bears' - large, hairy men - and Paul and Cathy accompany Lee to a gay bear bar where Paul receives much attention. Andrea goes on a date with Lars not realizing he is stealing thousands of dollars of electronics from Paul's workplace. Adam copes with the repercussions of his sexual tryst.