|Season 4, Episode 21|
|Air date||23 Mar 1996|
|Written by||Melissa Rosenberg|
|Directed by||Gwen Arner|
Hearts and Minds
Woman of the Year
Dr. Miriam Tilson, Dr. Mike's best friend from medical school, comes to town, and the two are happy to see each other at first. It's not long before they resort back to the competitive relationship they had in school though. They are both envious of the other's accomplishments. They even disagree on a diagnosis, until Miriam reveals that the accomplishments she's been writing about are her husband's not her own and she expected to find the same was true of Dr. Mike.
Meanwhile, Dorothy gets her new printing press, and struggles to learn how to use it.
- It's been 10 years since the last time Dr. Mike and Miriam saw each other
- Miriam's daughter Rachel almost 4 & Robert Jr will be 7
- MIriam excelled in surgical techniches and Dr. Mike in diagnosis
- Miriam's husband made her choose between being a doctor and a wife