All Saints: episode guide


Family Matters

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Episode 10.01 (376)
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Ratings: 1.081 million viewers (9th for the night)
Screenplay by Louise Crane-Bowes
Directed by Kevin Carlin

While Vincent and Jack fight for Bart's life in the Operating Theatre, Frank finds himself eaten up with worry and guilt over the situation. Being interviewed by the police and having to relive the horrifying moment when his protege hit the floor in a bleeding mess does nothing to settle his nerves. As Bart hovers near death, Frank's guilt overwhelms him and we're left wondering if he'll be able to rise above it.

Meanwhile, Dan is still stuck in his house with an escaped prisoner who also happens to be Erica's brother. He knows the man is carrying a more serious injury than even AJ himself realises. Even with his best efforts, and the knowledge that it's Ricky's brother he's dealing with, it looks as if Dan could very well fail in his quest to save a life.

Zoe must deal with an overwrought father who feels responsible for his daughter's illness while Cate, still recovering from her drug overdose, makes a life decision that sees her leave the Emergency Department forever.

Guest Starring: Wendy Strehlow as Lorraine Tanner, Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Jacinta Stapleton as Jo Henderson, Jay Gallagher as AJ Temple, Steve Rodgers as Paul Taylor, Frank Gallacher as Bruce Campion, Stellios Yiakmis as Dectective Sgt De Santo, Ersun Aydin as Detective Mills, Vince Poletto as Nondas Poulos, Tanya Bulmer as Maria Poulos, Isabelle Nicolas as Alice May Poulos, Benjamin Prindable as Dr Lachlan Maroney, Karen Cobban as Therese McMasters, Kylee Ferguson as Scout Nurse, Moniue Prowse as Scrub Nurse #1, Louise Gillott as Scrub Nurse #2, Leo Domigan as Anaesthetic Nurse

Notes: click on pictures for images galleries. Virginia Gay is promoted to the opening credit block

The Hardest Word

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Episode 10.02 (377)
February 20, 2007
Ratings: 1.389 million viewers
Screenplay by Sean Nash
Directed by Lynn Hegarty

Bart is still seriously ill in ICU recovering from gunshot wounds and the entire ED are on edge because of it. They are also trying to deal with another tragedy, the death of Erica's brother. There is some joy when Bart finally regains consciousness but not all the staff are eager to visit him. Vincent is forced into calling in outside help to stir one Staff member into assisting with Bart's recovery.

When Von brings in Ian, one of her transitional care patients, Zoe immediately blames his condition on his Carer's incompetence. Von, with personal experience as a carer, and visiting these kinds of patients on a daily basis, knows things are rarely as black and white as they seem and annoys Zoe by giving the Carer—Ian's son, Lance—the benefit of the doubt. When Zoe wants to have an Aged Care Assessment done on the family, Von argues hard against it.

Cate, out jogging as part of a concerted plan to turn her life around, is the first person on the scene of a horrific MVA. She's forced into radically treating one of the victims as she believes he might die if she doesn't intervene. As the day unfolds Cate gets some new insight as to what she might do with the rest of her working life.

Guest Starring: Alexandra Fowler as Eve Ballantyne; Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Veronica Sywak as Lisa Solomon, Peter Walters as Brian Macpherson, Simon Chilvers as Ian Mayhew, Paul Gleeson as Lance Mayhew, Sam Reid as Marty Avent, Leon Stripp as Young Hoon

Note: this is Paul Gleeson's third guest role, appearing previously in episode 167 as Dean Piper and episodes 292, 293 and 301 as Graham Abbott

Thresholds

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Episode 10.03 (378)
February 27, 2007
Ratings: 1.381 million viewers
Screenplay by Kevin Roberts
Directed by Lynn-Maree Danzey

An inexplicable accident in a motel car park sees two patients admitted to the ED. But it's the cause of the crash that creates the most controversy. Frank and Vincent clash over Bart's recovery. It takes some thorough detective work from Erica to uncover why a young boy's health is rapidly deteriorating.

Guest Starring: Alexandra Fowler as Eve Ballantyne; Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Wendy Strehlow as Lorraine Tanner, Jo Briant as Rita Dawson, Catherine Terracini as Ashley McKay, Josh Lucas as Jayden Hawke, Aaron Davison as Hugo Joseph, Harry Constantian as Joe Patterson, David Hayden as Charles Patterson, Georgina Anderson as Police Officer, Tony Chu as Anaesthetist, Monique Prowse as Scrub Nurse, Kylee Ferguson as Scout Nurse, Sue Reginato as Anaesthetic Nurse

Smoke and Mirrors

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Episode 10.04 (379)
March 06, 2007
Ratings: 1.247 million viewers
Screenplay by Andrew Kelly
Directed by Martin Sacks

Mike Vlasek returns to the ED after a six-month detox for morphine addiction to discover Frank and Jack have problems just as serious as his own. During an operation with Mike, Jack is shocked when he recognises the patient in front of him. Frank's obsession with Bart's recovery has consequences for Zoe and Gabrielle who struggle to cover for Frank's absence. Zoe has her hands full dealing with Sharon, a young woman with a mystery illness.

Guest Starring: Alexandra Fowler as Eve Ballantyne; Lucy Bell as Sonia Moore, Emma Booth as Ruby Sparrow, Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Amie McKenna as Bec Sherwood, Helen Thomson as Sharon Cox, Pip Miller as Patrick Wesley, Benjamin Prindable as Lachlan Maroney, Kylee Ferguson as Scout Nurse, Sue Reginato as Scrub Nurse, Carolyn Hayes as Anaesthetic Nurse

The Hearts of Men

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Episode 10.05 (380)
March 13, 2007
Ratings: 1.357 million viewers (2nd)
Screenplay by Peter Neale & Blake Ayshford
Directed by Peter Fisk

Jack is forced to confront his history of abuse when a young boy takes extraordinary measures to avoid being bullied. Mike and Zoe clash over the treatment of a meth-amphetamine addict, who seems unwilling to face the reality of what he is doing. With Bart due to be discharged from the hospital Frank decides the best way for Bart to stand on his own two feet is to take him home with him. A woman is brought in with a serious degloving injury. Vincent, Sean and Gabrielle work with tenacity, kindness and skill to calm and then stabilise her for Theatre. But have they left things too late?

Guest Starring: Alexandra Fowler as Eve Ballantyne; Tim Major as Josh Kennard, Ben Wilson as Nick Hernandez, Tim McGarry as Tony Hernandez, Manuk Aret as Manny Silva, Anna Anderson as Ana Choy, Mary-Anne Halpin as Meredith Faure [Blackman], Leah Etkind as Harran Capote

A Fresh Start

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Episode 10.06 (381)
March 20, 2007
Ratings: 1.510 million viewers (2nd)
Screenplay by Fiona Kelly
Directed by Bill Hughes

Cate's first day back as an ambo sees her dealing with a heavily pregnant woman trapped in a car following an MVA. Cate and her partner Heath are forced to deliver the baby beside the wreck. A nervous husband's presence complicates the situation but a terrible admission from his wife may have consequences for all involved.

Frank's guilt over the shooting is hindering Bart's recovery and it's up to Von to set things straight.

While Jack and Dan find themselves trying to find equilibrium in their friendship, a marine biologist presents with a nasty and painful ulcer on his leg and has no idea what caused it.
Eve finally manages to tell Frank she's pregnant.

Guest Starring: Alexandra Fowler as Eve Ballantyne; Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Amie McKenna as Bec Sherwood, Paul Kelman as Marcus Ridley, Melanie De Ferranti as Kirra Johnson, David Hynes as Dean Johnson, Nick Bradley as Cyclist, Blake Adam hatch as Newborn Baby 1, Olivia Lisa Barclay as Newborn Baby 2, Naomi Lalor as Newborn Baby 3

Back on Track

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Episode 10.07 (382)
March 27, 2007
Ratings: 1.576 million viewers (2nd)
Screenplay by Charlie Strachan
Directed by Pino Amenta

Cate and Heath arrive at a park where a group of mates have set up a makeshift horizontal bungee catapult. One young man has died. The other is critically injured. Their mate, Conrad, is beside himself with worry, not just for their medical situation but because he knows he's responsible. Saving the patient is one thing but Cate and Heath have bigger issues to deal with as Cate becomes obsessed with finding out the truth surrounding the accident.

Bart forces himself to be overly optimistic about his first day at rehab when Frank tells him he and Eve are expecting a baby. It doesn't help that an old adversary is in the ED. Bart pushes himself hard at Rehab but it all gets too much for him... until he meets a teenage patient of Zoe's who has much more at stake than he does.

Sean treats a drunken reveller with a head injury, who leaves the ED not knowing he has a cerebral bleed and finds himself in the firing line of Frank's bad mood.

Guest Starring: Alexandra Fowler as Eve Ballantyne; Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Emma Booth as Ruby Sparrow, Ryan Johnson as Conrad Hagan, James Cohen as Spud Deacon, Scott Timmins as Keith Fielder, Angela Kennedy as Leone Ferres, Joey Atkins as Nat Ferres, Patrick Phillips as Roly Quinlan

What Lies Beneath

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Episode 10.08 (383)
April 03, 2007
Ratings: 1.533 million viewers (2nd)
Screenplay by Jeff Truman
Directed by Lynn Hegarty

Mike feels hamstrung by the protocols that he must observe if he is to continue as a doctor. A teenager with cystic fibrosis almost kills himself trying to live a normal life. Frank begs Eve not to have an Amniocentesis, but Eve needs to know that their baby is healthy. Charlotte goes into labour.

Guest Starring: Peter Phelps as Doug 'Spence' Spencer, Alexandra Fowler as Eve Ballantyne; Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Israel Cannan as Oliver Saunders, Alice Livingstone as Ashley Cooper, Lucy Bell as Sonia Moore, Ned Manning as Angus Skinner, Lucinda Gleeson as Mrs Grayson, Benjamin Goldberg & Kyle Goldberg as Baby Zachery

Note: Tammy Macintosh returns, her last episode was 9.33

The Blink of an Eye

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Episode 10.09 (384)
April 10, 2007
Ratings: 1.609 million viewers (2nd)
Screenplay by Peter Gawler
Directed by Daina Reid

Teenage BMX rider Guy has a crush on teenage equestrian Tully. This particular morning he evidently got too close to her, spooking her horse and sending her flying - and getting a serious kick in the side for his trouble. Guy is in agony while Tully lays still, conscious but feeling nothing below her chest. Back at All Saints Jack and Gabrielle determine that the boy has suffered kidney damage and that what appears to be a stupid act comes from the heart of a true romantic. It's a painful and costly life lesson for Guy; but more costly by far for the girl of his dreams.

Tully's injury is as bad is it looks. Vincent and Sean diagnose a complete spinal chord injury. Unless a miracle occurs she's destined to spend the rest of her life as a quadriplegic. But it is Tully's mother Virginia who provides Frank with great insight into strength of character through adversity.

Zoe is shocked when she treats Clay, a young businessman brought into the ED by his boyfriend Adrian with a severe asthma attack, and discovers too late that he is a ticking time bomb.

Cate involves Von in a neglected child's plight. Taking the law into their own hands and risking criminal charges they wind up seizing her from under the nose of her boozing father and spiriting her back to the ED, risking all manner of legal ramifications. Against Frank's wishes Eve has gone ahead and had the risky amniocentesis. The result devastates her - the baby will be born with Spina Bifida.

Guest Starring: Alexandra Fowler as Eve Ballantyne; Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Ditch Davey as Clay English, Anthony Brandon Wong as Adrian Lee, Piper Sealey as Kiara Blackett, Andrew Doyle as Lyle Blackett, Stef Dawson as Tully McIntyre, Toni Scanlan as Virginia McIntyre, Luke Erceg as Guy Torey

Note: From the 'where do I recognise them from' file, Luke Erceg appeared in Mortified, Ditch Davey starred in Blue Heelers, Toni Scanlan was in Water Rats, and Anthony Wong's numerous credits include a previous appearance in episode 1.19 of All Saints, series 2 of Spellbinder and the 2nd and 3rd Matrix features

Life's Little Miracles

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Episode 10.10 (385)
April 17, 2007
Ratings: 1.603 million viewers (2nd)
Screenplay by John Banas
Directed by Nicholas Bufalo

As Eve and Frank reach a heartbreaking decision, Frank is able to pull the team together and bring about the miraculous saving of Levi Joseph, brother to Hugo Joseph, who suffers an internal decapitation when he is terribly injured in a traffic accident. Zoe is livid when Bart neglects his patients in favour of the extraordinary surgical case. Jack is surprised when he realises his dark past is still affecting his judgement. Von has to deal with the fall-out from their earlier intervention in the circumstances of a young girl.

Guest Starring: Alexandra Fowler as Eve Ballantyne; Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Peta Sergeant as Bianca Frost, Jessica Napier as Pam Elton, Pip Miller as Patrick Wesley, Aaron Davison as Hugo Joseph, Cori Hopper as Levi Joseph, Maggie Dence as Maggie Cooper, Martika Sullivan as Lauren Cooper, Mark Fairall as David Blake, Sam Caillard as Boy, Monique Prowse as Scout Nurse, Benjamin & Kyle Goldberg as Baby Zachery

Life Interrupted

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Episode 10.11 (386)
April 24, 2007
Ratings: 1.496 million viewers (2nd)
Screenplay by Sam Meikle
Directed by Jean Pierre Mignon

In his grief, Frank is determined to throw himself into his work and everyone else's. This brings him into conflict with everyone who comes in contact with him: Mike as they argue over the best course of treatment for a trauma patient; Sean as he struggles to diagnose a young mother's mystery illness; and Gabrielle as the battlelines are drawn over the ED's administration.

Guest Starring: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Manuk Aret as Manny Silva, Pip Miller as Patrick Wesley, Lucia Mastantone as Natalie Diamond, David Terry as Victor Diamond, Andrew Tighe as Richard Aldridge, Graham Harvey as Adam Jarvis, Zoe Houghton as Chloe Friar, Brad Clarke as Jordan Friar

Choices of the Heart

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Episode 10.12 (387)
May 08, 2007
Ratings: 1.236 million viewers (7th)
Screenplay by Sean Nash
Directed by Peter Fisk

Bart and Erica try to help a woman who presents with Delusional Parasitosis. A young athlete's future hangs in the balance after he is hit by a train. Bart and Erica make a surprising discovery about Von's personal life. Charlotte has her first day back in the ED after maternity leave but by the end of the day is left wondering if it was worth coming back at all!

Guest Starring: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Wendy Strehlow as Lorraine Tanner, Anni Finsterer as Stefanie Garrett, Steve Bastoni as Morgan Garrett, Kelly Butler as Carol Redman, Andrew Hazzard as Drew Redman, Shane Briant as Jim Shackwell, Christopher Truswell as Phil Masterton

Note: Christopher Truswell and Shane Briant first appeared in episode 9.27, "One Wrong Step"

Balancing Act

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Episode 10.13 (388)
May 15, 2007
Ratings: 1.367 million viewers (4th)
Screenplay by Sally Webb
Directed by Bill Hughes

Frank has to rescue Bart who is struggling to stay on top of his internship. Charlotte and Zoe work together, and find that the married man they are treating, for an injured penis, has a big secret. When delicate surgery is required, Mike decides it's time for Jack to fly solo, and sidelines Vincent in the process. Vincent decides it's time to confront Mike on the way he is treating him.

Guest Starring: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Kelly Butler as Carol Redman, Andrew Hazzard as Drew Redman, Simon Burke as Brad Douglas, Andrew Tighe as Richard Aldridge, Amy Pedersen as Fiona Stanton, Angie Diaz as Rachel Douglas, Dannielle Jackson as Helena Kovich, Stephen Peacocke as Zeb Hall, Monique Prowse as Scrub Nurse

Timing

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Episode 10.14 (389)
May 22, 2007
Ratings: 1.278 million viewers (5th)
Screenplay by Trent Atkinson
Directed by Peter Phelps

A terrified man provides Von, Zoe and Erica with a race against the clock to unravel the mystery of whether he's delusional or if there really is someone trying to kill him. Mike bonds with a young flight attendant who, despite presenting with relatively minor injuries, is convinced it's his time to die. Jack is confronted by someone who shares his dark past, turning Jack's world on it's head. Mike struggles to deal with the demons that drove him to drugs; and a romance is revealed.

Guest Starring: Lucy Bell as Dr Sonia Moore, Andrew Hazzard as Drew Redman, Manuk Aret as Manny Silva, Anthony Gee as Travis Knight, Katrina Foster as Leila White, Christopher Rickerby as Benny Connor, Ben Gerrard as Alex Wilson, Clint Facey as Gang Leader, Jak Wyld as Constable Blackburn, Igor Smiljevic as Gang Member, Leroy Page as Gang Member

Note: Peter Phelps' All Saints directorial debut.

Some Kinds of Love

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Episode 10.15 (390)
May 29, 2007
Ratings: 1.333 million viewers (7th)
Screenplay by Andrew Kelly
Directed by Lynn-Maree Danzey

Zoe and Erica deal with a woman who has been going out and having sex while she's asleep. Mike saves the life of a single Mum and her baby. Jack finds that Travis does not have HIV, and agrees to testify against the man who molested him.

Guest Starring: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Manuk Aret as Manny Silva, Anthony Gee as Travis Knight, Eloise Oxer as Kenya Hutton, Jo Turner as Jeremy Hutton, Diane Bimont as Sally Dwyer, Ian Lind as Jeff Johnson

End Game

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Episode 10.16 (391)
June 05, 2007
Ratings: 1.430 million viewers (4th)
Screenplay by Chris McCourt
Directed by Nicholas Bufalo

A surprise announcement sends the team into shock, while a challenging medical case forges new alliances. Elsewhere, Bart breaks the rules to help Von through an emotional day.

Guest Starring: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Paul Cotter as Adian Stevenson, Maggie Blinco as Maureen O'Dowd, Tye Harper as Declan Connelly, Erica Lovell as Sister Anita (7.23), Lance Rice as Faceless Man

The Trust Game

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Episode 10.17 (392)
June 12, 2007
Ratings: 1.447 million viewers (4th)
Screenplay by Michael Miller
Directed by Peter Fisk

Tempers flare in the ED as relationships are torn apart and accusations are made when drugs go missing. Jack's day in court does not go as planned. Charlotte's continued disappointment over her work situation leads Bart to try and bolster her confidence. A father goes to extraordinary lengths to protect his daughter.

Guest Starring: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Rhondda Findleton as Christine Inglis, John Atkinson as Barry Mitchell, Marc Carra as Carl Woodman, Kellie Clarke as Erin Woodman, Anthony Gee as Travis Knight, Pip Miller as Patrick Wesley, Helen Tonkin as DPP Solicitor, Michael Duncan as Sean Stunt Double, Phillip Partridge as Hoon Stunt Driver, Goran Jakovski as Hoon Stunt Passenger, Rocky McDonald as Carl Stunt Double, Sasha Skarland as Hoon Driver, John Townsend as Hoon Passenger, Sean Kennedy as Ian Farris, Dale Sinden as Orderley

Precious Moments

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Episode 10.18 (393)
June 19, 2007
Ratings: 1.503 million viewers (3rd)
Screenplay by Fiona Kelly
Directed by Tony Krawitz

Shock waves spread through the ED when Sean is wheeled in on a stretcher after being hit by a car. The team is put under extra pressure when Sean tells them he doesn't want Zoe to know the extent of hims injuries, maintaining a brave front for her.

Elsewhere, a young family is determined to spend every last minute together. Alicia is suffering from congestive heart failure and only has a short time to live. Her husband and young baby remain at her side - her husband making a video diary of her last days, so the child will have something to remember her mother by.

Determined to live a life without regrets, Bart finally gets the courage to tell Erica how he feels about her.

Guest Starring: Amelia Cormack as Alicia Clarke, Gyton Grantley as Jared Clarke, Mike Smith as Heath Velaga; Isobelle Kyrikos, Sophia Kyrikos and Isabel Kirby as Baby Yasmin

Notes: final episode for Chris Vance who moves on to a starring role in the third season of the US drama Prison Break. Tony Krawitz won "Best Direction in a Television Series (On Going)" at the 2007 Australian Directors Guild Awards for this episode

The Pain of It All

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Episode 10.19 (394)
June 26, 2007
Ratings: 1.435 million viewers (4th)
Screenplay by Kevin Roberts
Directed by Peter Phelps

The ED is put under threat by a deadly disease. Meanwhile, as man goes to extraordinary lengths to impress a girl, Bart fears history may be repeating itself.

Guest Starring: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Wendy Strehlow as Lorraine Tanner, Daniel Henshall as Tim Downly, Kate Box as Mia Scholfield, Rory Pie as Nathan Whaley

Note: second episode to be directed by Peter Phelps

Crossroads

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Episode 10.20 (395)
July 03, 2007
Ratings: 1.541 million viewers (3rd)
Screenplay by Charlie Strachan
Directed by Jean-Pierre Mignon

Jack is forced to confront his history of abuse when his abuser, Patrick Wesley, is brought into the ED with multiple stab wounds. Jack is the only available surgeon and is determined to keep him alive to save his friend Travis being charged with murder.

Charlotte and Zoe clash when Megan Archer is brought into the ED after collapsing in the street. It is clear she has just given birth, but with an emotional age of seven she is unable or unwilling to acknowledge the birth or say where the baby was abandoned.

Vincent, his life in free-fall over his feelings about Charlotte, finally tells Mike he's had enough and what exactly he can do with his job.

Guest Starring: Lucy Bell as Dr Sonia Moore, Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Wendy Strehlow as Lorraine Tanner, Pip Miller as Patrick Wesley, Anthony Gee as Travis Knight, Aaron Davison as Hugo Joseph, Gezelle Byrnes as Megan Archer, Samuel Archer as Baby Archer, Chris Mitchell as Hugo's Police Partner, Monique Prowse as Srub Nurse, Kylee Ferguson as Scout Nurse

Note: Gezelle Byrnes appeared previously on All Saints in "The Extra Mile" (2004) and "New Beginnings" (2005). She is the younger sister of Brittany Byrnes who appeared in the 2006 episode "When Duty Calls".

Bodies in Motion

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Episode 10.21 (396)
July 10, 2007
Ratings: 1.464 million viewers (3rd)
Screenplay by Sam Meikle
Directed by Lynn-Maree Danzey

When a father and son are brought in after a horror MVA, Frank and Von make a terrible discovery. Bart and Erica are challenged by a post-operative patient who refuses to comply with her recovery requirements. Having tested himself last week, Mike is ready to embrace the ups and downs of life which makes Jack nervous. Charlotte has difficulty coming to terms with a major change of direction in Vincent's life.

Guest Starring: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Monique Prowse as Scrub Nurse, Lucy Bell as Dr Sonia Moore, Paul Caesar as Joe Summers, Amanda Crompton as Kelly Summers, Julie Godfrey as Cathy Seabold, Max Silk as Hamish Summers

One Moment In Time

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Episode 10.22 (397)
July 17, 2007
Ratings: 1.419 million viewers (4th)
Screenplay by Sean Nash
Directed by Peter Fisk

Dan gets so caught up in a patient's tragic story that he makes an uncharacteristic error. Bart wonders if his medical career is over when he performs a procedure he's not authorized to do. Mike and Frank lead the ED in miraculously saving the lives of a mother and son who have fallen through the floor of a disused silo. But who is the mystery man found at the same locale?

Guest Starring: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Ian Bliss as Buzz Beasley, Maureen Green as Adriana Ryan, Tani Edgecombe as Caleb Harrison, Richard Gyoerffy as Ronnie Blair, Christine Dee as Lindy Harrison, Inge Sildnik as Cate Stunt Double, Brett Sheerin as Ronnie Stunt Double

Note: Alexandra Davies returns and Christopher Gabardi departs as Vincent returns to Canada

Bad Blood

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Episode 10.23 (398)
July 24, 2007
Ratings: 1.362 million viewers (5th)
Screenplay by Sally Webb & Lily Taylor
Directed by Tony Krawitz

A man's relatively minor injuries are seriously compounded by a rare blood disease. Bart deals with a patient suffering from appendicitis who is refusing to have surgery. Anxiously awaiting for his test results, Dan is starting to worry that his ability to be a good nurse has been compromised by his recent injury. Gabrielle fears that the situation between Charlotte and Zoe is set to explode, and Frank is forced to intervene.

Guest Starring: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Salvatore Coco as Tony Zammit, Annie Stanford as Georgia O'Reilly, Andrew Ryan as Rusty Taylor, Andrea Berchtold as Rusty's Friend

Push Me, Pull Me

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Episode 10.24 (399)
July 24, 2007
Ratings: 1.362 million viewers (5th)
Screenplay by Sally Webb & Lily Taylor
Directed by Peter Phelps

A twenty-year feud between two brothers lands them in the ED impacting on Zoe who has her own feud with Charlotte to deal with. At the same time, Charlotte learns how difficult choices can be when she deals with a transsexual whose life threatening blood clot becomes a no- win situation for either her or her wife.

Guest Starring: Mike Smith as Heath Velga, Aaron Davison as Hugo Joseph, Andrea Berchtold as Sam Leg Double, Roger Oakley as Sam Curtis, Tom Richards as Dave Curtis, Martin Broome as Genevieve Cook, Dina Gillespie as Sarah Cook

Note: Originally aired back-to-back with "Bad Blood" as a two hour episode

Pressure Point

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Episode 10.25 (400)
July 31, 2007
Ratings: 1.453 million viewers (3rd)
Screenplay by Jeff Truman
Directed by Martin Sacks

A multiple victim MVA puts everyone in the ED under pressure. Bart learns a harsh lesson when he gives good news to a patient prematurely. Tensions hit critical point between Cate and Mike.

Guest Starring: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Wendy Strehlow as Lorraine Tanner, Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Rebecca Ritters as Rachel Simms, Hunter McMahon as Damien Newton, Thomas Campbell as Chris Torr, Johann Walraven as Kieran Young, Yael Stone as Ann-Maree Preston, Sophie Ross as Claire Barr, Joshua Leithhead as Lucas Barr

Note: read the earticle In the beginning was the word which chronicles the making of this episode. Yael Stone's first appearance in the reoccuring role of Ann-Maree Preston

Under The Skin

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Episode 10.26 (401)
August 07, 2007
Ratings: 1.426 million viewers (4th)
Screenplay by Sarah Lambert
Directed by Daina Reid

The victim of a brutal beating hides a devastating secret that puts the ED team in danger. Gabrielle is forced to face her past when Frank conducts interviews for a new ED doctor. An OCD patient is so desperate to get his hands clean that he uses a toxin that may kill him.

Guest Starring: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Rebecca Ritters as Rachel Simms, Jamie Oxenbould as Luke Costello, Glenn Hazeldine as Robert Lee, Alexander Fung as Interviewee 1, Ana-Marie Dumitrescu as Interviewee 2

Note: Jack Campbell joins the series as Dr Steve Taylor. In a 1992 episode of Police Rescue, Jack (then with long blonde hair) played the brother of Tammy Macintosh's character. Also appearing in that episode was long-time All Saints cast member Celia Ireland.

Mixed Blessings

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Episode 10.27 (402)
August 14, 2007
Ratings: 1.370 million viewers (6th)
Screenplay by Julie Edwards
Directed by Peter Fisk

After winning the lottery, a couple fall victims to a brutal home invasion. It's Steve Taylor's first shift on the job as the new ED doctor and thoughts of an easy day soon disappear when he encounters his first patient. Dan gets his latest round of Hep C results. Bart finds out there's no room in the ED for him anymore.

Guest Starring: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Rebecca Ritters as Rachel Simms, Tahnee Stroet as Rosie Kennedy, Brady Kitchingham as Brandon Kennedy, Sarah Woods as Vicki Roberts, Greg Bull as Craig Roberts, Richard Cotter as Clem Silver

Nowhere to Hide

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Episode 10.28 (403)
Aus: August 21, 2007
UK: April 30, 2008
Ratings: 1.341 million viewers (6th)
Screenplay by Kevin Roberts
Directed by Lynn Hegarty

Travis Knight fails to appear for a court appearance and Jack sets about finding out why. A Vietnam Veteran presents with health problems that stem back to his war service but no-one in the ED anticipates the real legacy the war has left him with. A mechanic's effort to provide some financial security for his family backfires. Bart deals with Dan and Erica's blossoming relationship.

Guest Starring: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Anthony Gee as Travis Knight, Rebecca Ritters as Rachel Simms, Cecily Polson as Moncia Dowd, Andy Anderson as Lewis Dowd, Mark Brady as Jimmy McKay, Donna Martin as Liz McKay

Persona Non Grata

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Episode 10.29 (404)
August 28, 2007
Ratings: 1.364 million viewers (6th)
Screenplay by Michael Miller
Directed by Daniel Nettheim

Frank and Zoe take drastic measures to try and obtain funding to keep Bart at All Saints. Meanwhile, Mike makes an offer the Intern would be mad to refuse. Both Jack and Steve are forced to take responsibility for their actions. Charlotte appears to be having troubles in her home life as she tries to determine the cause of a woman's recurring headaches.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Ritters as Rachel Simms, David Roberts as Owen Fergusson, Mark Simpson as Matthew Holgrem, Robin Goldsworthy as Ari Simon, Di Adams as Felicity O'Connor, Kylle Fergusson as Scrub Nurse, Leo Domigan as Anaesthetist

Running On Impulse

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Episode 10.30 (405)
September 04, 2007
Ratings: 1.388 million viewers (6th)
Screenplay by Sam Meikle
Directed by Jean-Pierre Mignon

When a battered and bleeding bodybuilder refuses treatment, Mike enlists Cate's help resulting in both painful and romantic consequences. A recalcitrant diabetic prompts a hungover Steve to dish out some tough love and Gabrielle to wonder if Steve will practice what he preaches. Jack's private life comes spilling out when a young woman is brought in, the victim of domestic violence.. Bart is forced to make alternative employment arrangements.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Ritters as Rachel Simms, Damian Walshe-Howling as Jacob Shipper, Drew Forsythe as Dale Caulder, Daisy Tester as Meredes Ponti, Chris Mitchell as Policeman

Reality Check

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Episode 10.31 (406)
September 11, 2007
Ratings: 1.390 million viewers (6th)
Written by Charlie Strachan
Directed by Nicholas Bufalo

Cate and Heath have their drug bag stolen at an accident site. Zoe and Charlotte are forced to work as a team together to save a young patient's life. Gabrielle is forced to make the most painful decision of her life. When Von discovers a patient is violently abusing his wife, she and Frank must work together to help his wife. Mike catches up with Jack after he's resigned and tries to map out a future for him.

Guest Starring: Andy Anderson as Lewis Dowd, Cecily Polson as Moncia Dowd; Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Ivy Mak as Sandy Quinn, Adam Ireland as aaron Gehler, Liam Bradbery as Todd Seymore, Margaret De Bie as Grace Seymore

If Only

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Episode 10.32 (407)
September 18, 2007
Ratings: 1.412 million viewers (3rd)
Screenplay by Sean Nash
Directed by Lynn-Maree Danzey

A bystander traumatized by assisting at the site of a horrific car crash develops an obsession with the victim he saved. When Jack's ex-landlady is brought into the Emergency Department, she helps Jack make some decisions about his future. Gabrielle blames herself for the pressure the ED is under.

Guest Starring: Sheila Kennelly as Mary Moore, Ed Wightman as Harry, Camilla Ah Kin as Mrs Tanner; Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Eve Morey as Gina Quinn, Michael Howlett as John McCloud, David Calleja as Malcom Tanner, Phillip McGrath as Orderely

Notes: Lynn-Maree Danzey received a 2008 Australian Directors Guild Award nomination for this episode. Sheila Kennelly appeared previously in last year's episode 348 while Camilla Ah Kin appeared in the reoccuring role of Dr Hana Lawson in 2002 & 2003 (199-202, 214) and then as Mrs Hayek in episode 277 from 2004.

Throw Your Arms Around Me

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Episode 10.33 (408)
September 25, 2007
Ratings: 0.962 million viewers (12th)
Screenplay by Peter Dick
Directed by Pino Amenta

Jack is thrown a curve ball on his first day back in E.D, forcing him to put himself on the line. Bart is helpless in the face of a difficult patient who refuses treatment for a life threatening infection and comes to a cross road in his career. Dan refuses to accept the onset of flu-like symptoms may be the onset of full blown Hep C.

Guest Starring: Francis Greenslade as Eddie Comfort, Danielle Antaki as Julia, Chum Ehelepola as Chris; Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Samantha Noble as Madeline Comfort, Andrew Tighe as Richard Aldridge

Open Hearts

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Episode 10.34 (409)
October 02, 2007
Ratings: 1.253 million viewers (5th)
Screenplay by Sally Webb
Directed by Jean-Pierre Mignon

Mike takes over the case of Simon McDermott, a young officer in the Australian Army, who is admitted to Resus having suffered a couple of seizures. When a CT scan reveals he has a large, unoperable aneurysm on his brain, Jack makes the decision to attempt a controversial and risky intervention to save the man's life.

When two women living seemingly completely different lifestyles are admitted to the ED suffering from identical symptoms, Charlotte enlists Bart's help to find some factor which the two women may have in common. When they are both found in the same cubicle, it's clear that there's something they aren't telling the doctors.

Frank answers a call for help from Gabrielle who is fearful that Steve's attempts to give up alcohol are taking a turn for the worse.

Guest Starring: Will Snow as Simon McDermott, Jillian O'Dowd as Lynette, Teresa Jakovich as Maya; Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Monique Prowse as Scrub Nurse, Kylee Ferguson as Scout Nurse, Wayne Bassett as Guy Shearer

Note: for any fans of The Lost World stumbling across this guide, it's not that Will Snow.

Throw Your Arms Around Me

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Episode 10.35 (410)
October 09, 2007
Ratings: 1.306 million viewers (5th)
Screenplay by Jeff Truman
Directed by Peter Fisk

Frank welcomes Bart - no longer an intern - back to the ED. His first patient is Ann-Maree, a former patient with suspected chickenpox but whose symptoms point to a far more serious diagnosis. As the two put the issues of their last meeting behind them and begin to grow closer, Bart struggles to tell Ann-Maree that she has cancer. Cate and Heath have to work hard to get a base jumper, Nick, from a crash site to their ambulance. With his life hanging in the balance, his jumping partner, Sophie, worries that she may have missed her chance to ever play a meaningful role in his life. In ICU Simon's recovery makes fragile progress. His mother, Laura, returns and is not happy to find Mike as their son's surgeon. She makes it clear that Mike has no role in their life other than as a surgeon.

Guest Starring: Yael Stone as Ann-Maree Preston, Tracy Mann as Laura McDermott, Alice Parkinson as Sophie; Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Will Snow as Simon McDermott, Brett Sheerin as Nick Bloomfield, Ingrid Kleinig as Sophie Double, Spike Cherrie as Harbour Worker

Open Hearts

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Episode 10.36 (411)
October 16, 2007
Ratings: 1.374 million viewers (4th)
Screenplay by Chris McCourt
Directed by Lynn Hegarty

Charlotte attends a young woman who turns out to be pregnant thanks to a failed termination that she had carried out without the knowledge of her husband. Mike works to save a man who has had his throat cut by his best mate, and as a result is forced to confront the mistakes he has made with his son, Simon. Dan makes a startling confession to Erica. Elsewhere, Von and Frank are both concerned that Bart is growing too close to a patient.

Guest Starring: Megan O'Connell as Alisa, Don Hany as Carlo, Duncan Fellows as Elvis; Wendy Strehlow as Lorraine Tanner, Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Yael Stone as Ann-Maree Preston, Shane Davidson as Ken, Goran Jokovski as Carlo Stunt Double

True Confessions

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Episode 10.37 (412)
October 23, 2007
Ratings: 1.354 million viewers (4th)
Screenplay by Trent Atkinson
Directed by Aarne Neeme

Frank and Charlotte struggle to help a delusional woman who has become convinced that Dan is her missing boyfriend. A seemingly straightforward diagnosis is complicated by a patient's involvement in a Medicare fraud case. The mental breakdown of a patient sees a number of personal barriers come down for our team; Bart accepts his feelings for his ex-patient, forcing Von to step aside, and Mike finally confesses the hard truth to Simon.

Guest Starring: Yael Stone as Ann-Maree Preston, Saskia Smith as Tegan Willis, Kim Fleming as Colin Corrigan; Will Snow as Simon McDermott, Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Mojean Aria as Brett Thomas, Fay Ogunbadejo as Chemo Nurse

If Only

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Episode 10.38 (413)
October 30, 2007
Ratings: 1.483 million viewers (2nd)
Screenplay by Shelley Birse
Directed by Jean-Pierre Mignon

Frank's frustration with hospital bureaucracy reaches boiling point. Mike's plagued by guilt after Simon falls down the hospital stairs in the middle of their argument. Dan locks horns with new Psychiatric Consultant, Elizabeth Foy. Von confronts Bart about his involvement with Ann-Maree. Steve causes a stir when he returns to the ED and asks for his job back.

Guest Starring: Sonia Todd as Elizabeth Foy, Tracy Mann as Laura McDermott, Saskia Smith as Tegan Willis, Yael Stone as Ann-Maree Preston, Will Snow as Simon McDermott, Lyn Pierse as Mrs Nichols; Graham Gall as Douglas Nichols, Andrea Berchtold as Simon Stunt Double

Notes: Sonia Todd appeared in the reoccurring role of Nursing Unit Manager Kate Larsen in 2001.

Cutting Free

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Episode 10.39 (414)
November 06, 2007
Ratings: 1.316 million viewers (6th)
Screenplay by Michael Miller
Directed by Nicholas Bufalo

The hospital has a damages suit launched against it and Director of Medicine, Oliver Maroney is on the warpath; he wants to know who a deceased patient's wife that her husband died due to hospital negligence. Was it Frank? Erica has to nurse a patient who seems intent on making Erica's life a misery. Frank and Dan's attitudes to a patient change when they learn he deliberately caused the accident that led to his amputation. A Mr. Fixit, James Byrne, arrives in the ED. While he is repairing equipment James will make a play for Erica. Mike and Laura's relationship continues to improve while they wait for Simon to undergo dialysis. But Simon's condition worsens. He's in end stage renal failure now. Meanwhile, its Dan's first day on the job since he began interferon therapy and he's beginning to exhibit symptoms of irritability, vagueness and fever. When pushed Dan reveals the truth to Gabrielle but asks her not to tell anyone else, especially Erica.

Guest Starring: Sonia Todd as Elizabeth Foy, Nicholas Bell as Oliver Maroney, Tracy Mann as Laura McDermott, Kris McQuade as Dorothea Louden, Stephen Anderton as Ben Quilty, Nathaniel Dean as James Byrne; Will Snow as Simon McDermott, Rebecca Hamilton as Angela White

Thin Ice

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Episode 10.40 (415)
November 13, 2007
Ratings: 1.311 million viewers (2nd)
Screenplay by Sam Meikle & Louise Crane-Bowles
Directed by Marcus Cole

An afternoon at the ice hockey turns ugly for Jack, Erica, Gabrielle and Heath when a fight breaks out between a player and a spectator with devastating consequences for those around them. While administering another round of chemo to Ann-Maree, Von tries her best to convince the frightened woman that she needs to be honest about her condition for both her sake and Bart's. Charlotte and Dan are given a lesson in the unhealthy lengths some people will go to for love. Steve Taylor returns to work at All Saints.

Guest Starring: Alexandra Davies as Cate McMasters, Yael Stone as Ann-Maree Preston, Alan David Lee as Christian, Dale March as Stuey Cameron, Toby Levins as Aaron, Nathaniel Dean as James Byrne, Anna Houston as Melissa; Libby Richmond as Julia Previn, Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, William Piperitis as Ambulance Officer, Christian Barratt-Hill as Andrew Milner

Note: Alexandra Davies is now listed in the opening credits in the "featuring" category along with the other guest actors

Against the Wall - Part 1

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Episode 10.41 (416)
November 20, 2007
Ratings: 1.326 million viewers (2nd)
Screenplay by Charlie Strachan
Directed by Tony Krawitz

In the 2007 Series Finale cliff-hanger, Frank and Dan treat a 15-year-old girl whose only chance of survival is a heart transplant. Mike, Charlotte, Erica and Gabrielle fight to save the life of a patient badly injured in a construction accident. Bart persuades Ann-Maree to come in for follow up tests to determine whether or not her cancer has spread. And none of them are aware that the day is about to take a turn for the worse.

Guest Starring: Alexandra Davies as Cate McMasters, Yael Stone as Ann-Maree Preston, Nathaniel Dean as James Byrne, Anna Houston as Melissa, Andrew S Gilbert as Ethan Feeney, Lauren Elton as Georgina Feeney; Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Elizabeth Friels as Caroline, Myles Conti as Smokey, Richie Cotton as Brian Hilton, Andrea Berchtold as Stunt Performer, Raelene Chapman as Stunt Performer, Mark Duncan as Stunt Performer, Inge Sildnik as Stunt Performer

Note: guest star Elizabeth Friels, who appears briefly as the lab tech with Jack in the final moments of the episode, is the niece of actor Colin Friels.

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