To get clinical experience as a healer, Ed accompanies Leonard (guest star Graham Greene)
to see a patient, Bonnie Norell (guest star Kimberly
Norris). Although there is an immediate mutual attraction between Ed and
Bonnie, Ed is convinced that she is only interested in him because he is a shaman.
Meanwhile, Ed is catching glimpses of a green face snickering at him through
bushes. Leonard counsels Ed and explains that the Green Man is an evil spirit,
a manifestation of Ed's low self-esteem that caused his insecure feelings about
Bonnie. Ed learns the lesson that every healer has a demon to fight and he must
simply learn to ignore it.
When Shelly and
Holling start childbirth classes, he is raring to go so he can finally participate
in the pregnancy. Losing his nerve when the lecture turns technical, Holling
gets an infectious case of the giggles and disrupts the entire class. When the
scenario repeats again the next week, Shelly kicks Holling out of the class
and enlists Ruth-Anne to be her new coach. With
Holling setting such a poor example, a young father drops out of the class as
well and Holling is conscience-stricken. He confides in the young man that he
acted up out of fear and they both decide to return to class.
Fed up with the
dilapidated machines at the laundromat, Maggie decides to splurge on a brand
new washer and dryer for her house. Unfortunately, she misses the quality gossip
time she spent with everyone over dirty laundry. When a minor belt breaks in
the machine, Maggie gleefully sends it back to the manufacturer and rejoins
the weekly gathering.