A shooting victim's father takes the emergency room hostage; a Chicago firm offers Owen a partnership; Syd gets cold feet on the eve of her wedding.
Syd responds to a tornado crisis in Tennessee; Joanie hires Owen to help fight a company that says it owns the rights to the name "Joanie's Barkery."
Owen rushes Sydney to the emergency room; Robbie signs up for dance lessons without consulting Tina; Rebecca Lynn Howard performs at the college.
Mayhem ensues when the dog gobbles up the Hansen's Thanksgiving turkey; Syd works all weekend and misses her wedding show.
Syd feels guilty about kissing Dr. Baylor (Jeffrey Nordling) as she heads to the county clerk's office with Owen to obtain a marriage license.
Sydney tries to prevent a pregnant prisoner's (Lauren Holly) extradition to Florida; an eccentric woman (Betty White) brings her flea-bitten dog to the clinic.
Syd misplaces her engagement ring, while Izzy says she does not want to leave the ER; Dr. Augustine mandates that Syd work a double shift on Halloween night.
Bob Eubanks and Fabio appear in Syd's dream about "The Newlywed Game"; Joanie interviews an animal expert on the radio.
Syd meets Owen's enigmatic parents (Sally Kellerman, John Bennett Perry); Joanie tries to find out the identity of a flirtatious caller; Jim is arrested at a rally, making him late to Syd and Owen's engagement party.
Syd starts to notice attractive men everywhere, including a globe-trotting doctor (Jeffrey Nordling).
Syd works under a demanding boss (Denis Arndt) at an acute-care clinic while trying to raise money to rebuild St. Clare's.
Syd stays in Owen's apartment when her problems with Kevin persist; Tina has a medical emergency and gives birth prematurely.
A dog-show diva (Melissa Gilbert) brings her pooch to the Hansen clinic for emergency grooming; Syd moves in with Owen (George Newbern) for protection from a schizophrenic patient who has become obsessed with her.
Romance blooms between Syd and Owen (George Newbern); Jim must decide whether he would rather be with Georgia (Marilu Henner) or with Meredith (Marcia Strassman).
Syd debates with a deaf girl's estranged parents about getting the child a cochlear implant; a free-spirited woman (Marilu Henner) catches Jim's eye.
Owen coaxes stressed-out Syd to participate in a water-pistol game; Joanie tries to fit in with younger culture as she returns to college.
Syd's malpractice trial begins; Joanie considers enrolling in college; Robbie rents O'Neill's to a sorority.
Banned from practicing medicine, Syd feels adrift and dreams she's being sold off at rock-bottom prices by a cable TV shopping show host.
While in Los Angeles, Syd meets with her ex-boyfriend (Patrick Fabian), a hotshot at a television network, and Joanie joins the cast of a horror movie.
Syd tries to help a young man escape a street gang, but is mistakenly implicated in the crime when he is shot; Joanie re-examines her relationship with Phil.
Syd meets her defense attorney for the malpractice suit -- an attractive man (George Newbern) with a stronger will than her own.
A hospital board member shadows Syd in the wake of her malpractice suit; Tina seeks medical advice from Syd regarding her ability to conceive a child.
A high-risk pregnancy patient stuns Syd by slapping her with a malpractice lawsuit; Joanie has Phil climbing walls.
Syd's therapist advises her to participate in "speed dating"; Joanie is selected to be a contestant on the show "Blind Date."
On Thanksgiving Day, Jim does a good deed for a bus driver's grandmother, but his tardiness causes Syd to worry.
Syd has second thoughts about seeing her new therapist; Jim helps a friend at the rehab center who is making little progress in his recovery.
Robbie and Tina's honeymoon sours when airline troubles arise; Jim heads back to rehab and makes some painful revelations.
Jim accidently hits Robbie during his wedding toast; Syd and Robbie have mutual disagreements; Hannah tries to find Joanie "a man.".
As election day nears, Joe's campaign tactics prompt Syd to question his integrity; Robbie saves Pete from an apartment fire.
Syd considers moving to Washington if Joe (Steven Eckholdt) wins the election; a young patient must recover from an accident before he can donate bone marrow to his dying sister.
Syd becomes better acquainted with Joe's estranged wife, and the two women discover they like each other.
Joe invites Syd out for a night on the town; Syd struggles to reconcile an AIDs patient and his estranged father.
Syd, Joanie and Robbie clash over one another's reactions to the changes their father has undergone since he was shot.
Revealing photos and an estranged wife threaten Syd's relationship with a married congressman (Steven Eckholdt).
Syd fights attraction to a married congressman (Steven Eckholdt) when she goes to Washington to urge drug research.
Syd urges a pharmaceutical company to continue testing a drug that could cure a deadly childhood disease.
Syd fights a pharmaceutical company in hopes of attaining a drug to save the life of a deathly ill infant; Joanie encourages Elliot to come out to his mother.
Syd, Joanie and Robbie are surprised by a visit from their wealthy grandfather, who makes them a suspicious offer.
Syd's clinic and the Hansen house are put under quarantine when a visiting physician shows signs of the deadly Ebola virus.
Syd learns that her new love-interest has a congenital heart condition that will someday lead to sudden death.
Syd applies for a grant and meets a man who claims to be her father; Robbie's romance with the mother of one of his youth hockey players heats up.
Syd convinces her reclusive lighthouse keeper to go out in public following his plastic surgery; Jim refuses to stop working while he is sick.
Syd tries to convince a recluse to undergo plastic surgery for his facial deformities; Joanie withdraws after her miscarriage.
While Syd is stranded with Graham in a lighthouse during a storm, she begins to understand where his terrible pain comes from.
Syd reaches out to a patient whose face is severely scarred; Joanie prepares for her marriage to Burt despite his parents' obvious displeasure.
Syd is unaware that someone has hidden a gun in a box of toys at the Hansens; Joanie hires a professional organizer to rid the house of clutter.
Memories Syd would rather forget come flooding back when she tries to help an elderly patient survive long enough to reconcile with her daughter.
Syd worries about an elderly patient who refuses throat surgery in favor of singing in a Christmas concert; Robbie finds an unusual assistant for his charity shopping spree.
Near Thanksgiving Day, Syd shelters a lost Chinese girl who got separated from her parents, who are illegal immigrants.
Syd discovers her new beau may be interested in a beautiful blonde, and helps a teen who was mistakenly prescribed Ritalin.
Syd takes pity on a poor, severely disfigured boy who is an illegal immigrant.
Syd counsels a ballerina whose ankle risks permanent injury; Robbie takes pity on his jailed tormentor.
As Halloween approaches, recovering Syd misjudges and prescribes a dose that nearly kills a young girl; a game-show producer tries to blackmail Robbie.
Syd returns home after battling encephalitis, but has doubts about her handsome physical therapist's treatment recommendations; Robbie is stalked by an angry producer.
Comatose Syd passes through a portal to a resortlike place where she must decide whether to return to consciousness.
Syd's (Melina Kanakaredes) chronic headache leads to hallucinations that resemble "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.".
Things heat up between Jim and Monica; a firefighter rescues Joanie; Robbie continues his winning streak as a game-show contestant.
Jim starts spending time with Syd's photojournalist friend; Robbie auditions to be a contestant on a game show.
Syd helps bring a broken family together during a crisis; Robbie fills in for Heather at the clinic; Dog Boy leaves Providence for good.
The Hansens celebrate Jim's 60th birthday; Syd is asked to perform a ritual surgery; Robbie and Heather look at their relationship; Joanie gives Dog Boy confidence.
A storm pounds Providence, while a state inspection threatens to close the clinic; Syd works to save a pregnant Cambodian; a fallen tree traps Joanie.
An embezzler tricks Syd into believing he is an indigent; Heather and Charlie walk down the wedding aisle.
A patient considers radical surgery to decrease her chances of breast cancer; Syd and Joanie become rivals in romance.
Robbie gets caught in the middle of Heather's feud with her mother, who is against Heather's engagement.
Syd's best friend from high school, a celebrity author and television host, visits for their 15-year high-school reunion.
Syd mistakenly thinks a youth is a victim of Munchausen syndrome by proxy; an old boyfriend of Robbie's new love interest comes to town.
Syd discovers a Russian art prodigy who has been kept hidden by his grandmother out of fear of deportation.
Syd wonders if she has made a difference by returning home; Robbie stands to make a hefty profit through the sale of the holiday's hottest toys.
Sydney's trip back from Los Angeles hits numerous snags, so she bonds with three wayward travelers who are also having trouble getting home for the holidays.
A recuperating Kyle decides to continue his recovery away from his friends and family; Jim gets replaced on the TV vet show.
Sydney sees Kyle's sexy therapist taking a special interest in him; Joanie and Robbie fear having their father appear on a TV program.
Kyle fears he will lose his arm to an infection; Syd learns a disturbing secret about a seemingly perfect doctor helping out in the clinic.
Kyle urges her to camp with him in the Grand Canyon, but Syd focuses on the welfare of a homeless woman.
Joanie gets an unpleasant surprise when Hannah's father comes to her birthday party with a new bride; Sydney offers the guest house to Kyle while he undergoes chemotherapy.
On the anniversary of Lynda's death, Jim reveals that a letter he wrote may have contributed to her calamity.
An out-of-control Mercedes smashes through the wall of the clinic; a mentally disturbed woman holds Syd at gunpoint.
Sydney reunites with Kyle who seeks her medical advice; a family celebration turns tragic when a friend from Lilly's past arrives.
Syd and Jim clash over her involvement with Paul when the DA's office investigates Paul's alleged mob ties; Joanie films her own TV ad for the Barkery.
Sydney discourages a romantic prospect who has mob connections; Joanie's boyfriend shows little interest in her daughter.
Sydney treats an injured high-school runner whose coach/father drives him to win; the handsome son of a mob boss courts Sydney, as Jim treats the father's dog.
Sydney takes in Lilly after her foster parents return her; without permission, Robbie offers his boss' establishment as a showcase for Joanie's chowder.
Syd's attempt to help a wayward teen complicates the girl's relationship with her new foster parents; Joanie gets a business offer to go to Japan.
Sydney discovers Dr. Marcus' secret; self-destructive teen patient isn't truthful with Sydney; Jim tries to save a 400-pound pig from a luau roast.
An eccentric, elderly but lustful billionaire (Henry Gibson) offers the clinic a fortune, providing Sydney travels with him for 48 hours.
A stripper who wants to quit approaches Sydney about breast-reduction surgery; Robbie continues to gamble.
Sydney goes on a blind date with a bizarre free spirit (Michael McKean); feverish and bedridden Jim believes he can talk to a chatty canine patient.
Sydney and Joanie discover their father has been romancing an attractive mystery woman (Michelle Phillips); Robbie is smitten with an athletic coed.
Sydney strains to give her sister the best wedding possible when Joanie decides to marry her baby's father (Eric Buskotter).
Sydney botches treatment of a sick baby; Sydney's slick ex-boyfriend arrives from Los Angeles, asking her to return with him.
Sydney tries to treat a self-destructive addict (Alanna Ubach); Jim kidnaps a sick chimpanzee from the city zoo; guest Howie Mandel.
Sydney improvises with inadequate equipment to save a wheezing woman at the clinic; Jim bonds with a weak dog; a soap opera star wants to see Sydney.
Deciding to resettle, Sydney works at a low-income medical clinic, meets a former high-school hunk (Tom Verica) and dreams of her late mother (Concetta Tomei).
A life crisis prompts a cosmetic surgeon (Melina Kanakaredes) to leave Los Angeles and return to her hometown to care for her father and siblings.