Ben takes the news of his leukemia diagnosis pretty well. But it's his sister Jordan who is having problems dealing with it. Also having a problem is J.D. who, unaccustomed to developing close friendships with patients, is not sure what to do. Remarkably, it is Dr. Cox who is the voice of reason and compassion. That changes when Ben starts his chemotherapy treatments. Cox said he would stop by and visit, but he is nowhere to be seen. After he and J.D. have a talk, Cox puts aside his own fears and goes to see Ben. The chemotherapy treatments work better than expected and Ben goes into remission.