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On a binge
In his office, Jake opens a bottle of pills and takes one. Nina phones him but he doesn't answer and pops another pill instead. He goes out and buys a 6-pack of beer. Back at his office, he drinks a beer and pops another pill. He eventually passes out.

The next morning, Andy is helping Nina as she's frantically trying to find out where Jake is. Then Jake walks in, claiming that he got caught up at the office and fell asleep at his desk. Andy assures Nina that those types of occurrences happen with doctors, but she says that Jake didn't even apologize to her and that he's not her Jake.

A little too casual
Amy talks to Reid, saying she understands their relationship is casual but she has barely seen him at all. Not telling her about his encounter with Ephram, Reid blames it on his schoolwork and tells her he isn't able to juggle school and dating.

Insecurities
Hannah is helping Bright study at Sam's Place, and she catches him eyeing a hot waitress. She looks bothered but says nothing. The next day, Bright tells Hannah that they're going to his friend "Ally's" party. Hannah says she's not dressed for a party and is upset when Bright says, "You look like you always do." She reveals to Bright how insecure she is of her looks and that she knows she's not as beautiful as the girls he used to date. Even though Bright tells her she's beautiful, Hannah says that she knows he just saying it and doesn't really mean it.

Out of Africa
Rose is looking through the photo album from her and Harold's trip to Africa and tells Harold that she wants to sponsor a child from Africa. Harold is not sure, but accepts it after speaking to Edna and Irv about it. He's surprised when he comes home one evening and Rose tells him she's changed her mind about sponsoring a child. Instead, she tells Harold, she wants to adopt one.

Jake's wagon
At the office after his night of binging on drugs and alcohol, Jake calls his brother, Brian, in California. He tells Brian that he fell off the wagon last night, and Brian is immediately concerned and asks Jake how bad it was and if he's gone to a meeting. Jake tells him that he hasn't been able to find a meeting close to Everwood, but that he has everything under control.

Introduction to computers
Delia helps Andy set up a profile on a dating website. She suggests he call himself "Hot Doc" so that they know he's good-looking and has lots of money. The next day, Andy decides to log on to see if he has any emails and finds that he has 75 responses. As he goes to check out his profile, he clicks on Delia's email by accident and sees that she and her friends have been harassing a heavy girl in their class via email, calling her "Chubby" and playing tricks on her. Andy is concerned and tells Nina about it. Nina tells him that Delia's a smart girl; she's just going through a tough time and that she'll come to her senses.

Just friends
Ephram is helping Amy study at the library when she spots a guy she's interested in named Doug. Ephram tells her that if she wants to go talk to him he doesn't mind. Amy tells Ephram that it's not that she's interested in himÂ…she just wants to make out with someone.

Later, Ephram tells Bright that he needs to find a way to get Amy back before it's too late. He has even gotten her a pair of butterfly earrings for Christmas. Bright (who's reading a book about how girls view their bodies) suggests that Ephram ditch the earrings and show Amy that he's a true man.

Making up for lost time
Nina awakes to Jake making breakfast for her. She's completely caught off guard when Jake tells her that he's taking the weekend off and taking her and Sam skiing at Vail. Nina is confused by Jake's totally different extremes, but Jake tells her that it's just his way of apologizing. He admits that he's been too consumed with himself and just wants to spend time with her.