The three interns experience emotional distress when their parents (John Ritter, Markie Post, Hattie Winston) visit.
J.D. loses sleep because he feels guilty about avoiding a dying patient who was difficult to deal with; Dr. Cox's ex-wife interferes in his new romance.
J.D. asks for Turk's support in advising a patient to choose medical treatment over surgical treatment; Elliott falls for a patient (Scott Foley) whose personality is just like hers.