Howard floats into Bob's office on Cloud Nine after having a tooth pulled. He is so poetic that Carol tells Emily that she's in love with him. Emily agrees to help Carol get him, and the two have an up-and-down romance.
Bob decides that for his own mental well-being, he needs some peace and quiet. He moves into a hotel room by himself for a few days, leaving a confused Howard thinking that Bob and Emily have split up.
Jerry thinks there's something wrong with him because he never becomes serious about any of the girls he dates. He asks Bob if he can become one of his patients. Bob agrees, but they abandon the plan when it begins to interfere with their friendship.