The relationships between the interns, doctors and the nurse are developing into some unlikely combinations. J.D. has a crush on Alex, one of the social workers in charge of his drug addict patient, Mr. Barnes. Fortunately for J.D., she feels the same about him. This new relationship strains J.D. and Elliot's friendship. When some drugs are discovered missing and Alex's patient Mr. Barnes becomes the prime suspect, the tensions between Alex and Elliot escalate, with J.D. caught in the middle. Elliot doesn't like or trust Alex and she's afraid she will end up hurting J.D. in the end. And J.D.'s dream of finally getting to sleep with Alex comes true. But the evening and the friendship quickly comes to an end. While looking for a mint in Alex's purse, J.D. instead discovers the missing hospital drugs.