|Luck of the Draw|
|Season 2, Episode 17|
|Air date||5 Mar 1994|
|Written by||Kathryn Ford|
|Directed by||Jerome R. London|
Life and Death
A card shark teaches Matthew how to read people when playing poker, and rigs it so that Matthew keeps winning, making Matthew believe poker is an easy way for him to make money, and results in him quickly getting addicted to playing. Dr. Mike and Sully try to convince him that his addiction is putting his future at risk, but he doesn't listen until a big loss. In trying to help Matthew, the Reverend confesses his sordid past. Afterwards, he, Robert E., and Sully confront and persuade the evil card shark to return Matthew's money.
Meanwhile, Brian works hard to get the money to buy a caged eagle from Loren so he can free it.
- The Reverend used to be a card shark then steal the money won by the person set up
- Matthew inadvertinly teaches Dr. Mike that she'll always want to protect him
- Arc: Brian saves an animal. Animal saved: an eagle owned by Mr. Bray. After working and saving up money, he buys the eagle from Mr. Bray to set it free. Brian first saved an animal, a deer, in Law of the Land. He next saves an animal, a horse, in the two parter The Abduction.
- Matthew Cooper - wounds from been robbed and beaten up