Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The hospital's future funding is jeopardized when Ross (George Clooney) bucks procedure, giving a sample of a new pain medication to young ALD patient Ricky Abbott (Kyle Chambers), the subject of government-backed "double blind" study. Elsewhere, Greene (Anthony Edwards) weighs an opportunity to go to work for NASA. Doyle (Jorja Fox) levels a charge of harassment against Romano (Paul McCrane). And Benton (Eriq La Salle) and Lucy's (Kellie Martin) patient Charley Barnes (Bill Henderson) claims that he is 140 years old -- and immortal.