Robbie is promised a percentage in O'Neils if he and waiter Artie can save the authentic Irish pub from a threatening chain. It starts badly, when an accident's aftermath attracts only pregnant women. Jim is finally allowed to test living independently; he passes but worries about fellow patient Meredith who has nobody at home and needs a sponsor to resume his veterinary practice. His temp refuses, after he 'borrowed' a kitten for Meredith. Syd's therapist agrees she has come to terms with dad's condition, but may still need help with her personal life, or the tendency to bury it under her work. Joanie tried to avoid Phil Sutton as she keeps messing up their dates, but he cheerfully pushes her along, this time rock-climbing.