Roger Hamilton is a wealthy and self-absorbed entrepreneur who grew up in poverty and worked his way through his youth solely to make money. Now, he thinks he can buy his way through life. With a failing kidney, he even attempts illegally to buy a kidney. On Smith's urging, Othniel decides to send Roger back to see if he can regain his humanity and true love for his fellow humans. Othniel sends him back to a time just prior to his kidney failure diagnosis. Roger returns as Dr. Lenny Shalton, a liver transplant surgeon upon whom others rely to survive. Through this new role, Roger learns what can happen when someone like him tries to circumvent the transplant wait list.