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 struggles with depression and accepts a job at the Dog Barkery.
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 is mistakenly implicated in a crime after she tries to help a young man escape a street gang.
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 patient files a malpractice suit against Syd; sexual tension builds between Joanie and Phil.
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.
Travel problems stall Robbie and Tina's honeymoon; Jim returns to rehabilitation.
Robbie and Tina's wedding devolves into chaos.
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 to acquire a rare drug that is the only hope for a dying baby boy.
Syd's wealthy grandfather makes an enticing, but suspicious, offer.
The health department quarantines the clinic and Syd's home to contain a deadly virus.
Syd learns that her new love-interest has a congenital heart condition that will someday lead to sudden death.
A mysterious man tells Syd that he is her father.
Syd tries to get a recluse to venture out in public after his plastic surgery.
Syd advises a recluse to correct his facial deformities through plastic surgery.
A storm strands Syd in a lighthouse with a reclusive young man.
Syd helps a reclusive young man whose face is horribly scarred.
A seriously injured boy says a gunshot wound is self-inflicted.
A woman struggles to remain alive long enough to reconcile with her daughter.
As Christmas approaches, Syd worries about an elderly choir member who has a growth in her throat.
Near Thanksgiving Day, Syd shelters a lost Chinese girl who got separated from her parents, who are illegal immigrants.
Syd learns an unsettling secret about her boyfriend just as her romance begins to bloom.
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.
Sydney returns from the hospital; a television producer harasses Robbie.
Comatose Syd passes through a portal to a resortlike place where she must decide whether to return to consciousness.
A headache causes hallucinations that put Syd in Alice's 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.
Heather and Charlie's wedding commences; Joanie helps Dog Boy clear his name with the police.
Syd treats a woman whose family has a history of breast cancer; a man attracts both Syd and Joanie.
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 believes a patient to be the victim of Munchausen syndrome.
Syd discovers a Russian art prodigy who has been kept hidden by his grandmother out of fear of deportation.
Two days before Christmas, Syd wonders if her return to Providence means anything.
Syd forms a bond with three other women while traveling home for Thanksgiving.
Kyle decides he needs to get away from family and friends in order to recover.
Sydney notices that Kyle's sexy therapist has taken a special interest in him.
Kyle develops an infection which may necessitate amputation of an arm.
Kyle urges her to camp with him in the Grand Canyon, but Syd focuses on the welfare of a homeless woman.
Hannah's father (Eric Bruskotter) arrives at her first birthday party with a new bride.
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.