All Saints: episode guide


The Heat is On

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Episode 4.01 (126)
Tuesday, February 13, 2001
Screenplay by Andy Ryan
Directed by Kevin Carlin
Producer: Jo Porter

The mercury is pushing 41 degrees, bushfires are raging and tempers are fraying. While Ben and his new partner, Scott, are trapped in the path of a deadly blaze, the hospital staff are crying out for a cool change. Terri makes a major decision with her life while nursing a man with severe burn injuries. Meanwhile, Connor finds it difficult working with Bron after his attemp to woo her fails.

Starring: Georgie Parker, Jeremy Cumpston, Martin Lynes, Judith McGrath, Libby Tanner, Ben Tari, Erik Thomson, Brian Vriends

Guest Cast: Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Belinda Emmett as Jodi Horner, Glenn Hazeldine as Grant Wherett, Tim Richards as Tom Hoswell, Tanya Gallagher as Michelle Court, Matt Lilley as Shane Court, Stewart Armstrong as Carl Fitzgibbon, Kim De Lury as Mick Todd, Isabella & Natasha Secanski as Baby Lucy Stevens, Peter Heath as Fire Captain, Chris Bath as Newsreader, Paul Doyle as Scott Stunt Double, Tony Lynch as Ben Stunt Double

Notes: Georgie Parker's last episode prior to taking a four month break to have her baby. Conrad Coleby's first episode.

What Kate Did Next

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Episode 4.02 (127)
Tuesday, February 20, 2001
Screenplay by David Phillips
Directed by Peter Fisk

Connor, Bron and Jared don't know what has hit them when they come up against Terri's replacement, Kate Larsen. They soon realise that this Nursing Unit Manager has very different ideas about how Ward 17 should be run. What they can't figure out is whether she is friend or foe, a genuine legend, or a know-it-all pain. Meanwhile, Luke faces his greatest surgical challenge… and the life on the line may be his own.

Special Guest: Sonia Todd as Kate Larson

Guest Cast: Belinda Emmett as Jodi Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Paulene Terry-Beitz as Ma O'Connell, Rachel Gordon as Claudia MacKenzie, Sam Atwell as Douglas McCreadie, Ditch Davey as Shane Joseph, Sarah Vassallo as Stella, Mark Priestley as Julian Day, David Lynch as Dr Batley, Bill Bentley as Mr Barnett, Sarah Kirkwood as Mrs Driscoll, Rob Baxter as Rocket, Richard Rowe as Brian, Marilyn Harvey as Auntie Maureen, Sarah Jane Casey as Melina, Kerry Casey as Detective Leyton, Damian Bradford as Shane Stunt Double

Note: Mark Priestley makes a guest appearance prior to starring as Dan Goldman from 2004-2008.

Happy Birthday

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Episode 4.03 (128)
Tuesday, February 27, 2001
Screenplay by Charlie Strachan
Directed by Catherine Roden

In the late stages of terminal mesothelioma and 38 weeks pregnant, Sarah wants to go home to organise her daughter's fifth birthday party. When she goes into labour in the ambulance it will be a battle to keep mother and baby alive. Jared is exhausted from working overtime and must make a big decision about his career when he accidentally allows a patient to take the wrong medication. Connor becomes referee to two brothers who have been feuding for 18 years. Connor, Bron and Kylie are kept busy making preparations for Jared's surprise birthday party.

Special Guests: Zoe Carides as Sarah Adams, Sonia Todd as Kate Larson

Guest Cast: Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Damian Rice as Nick Adams, Adrian Lee as Sam Lahood, Renato Bartolomei as Vince Lahood, Michelle Boyle as Ella, Daryl Lee as Jimmy Wallace, Jessica Taylor as Bella Adams, Patrick McGrath as Mr Kendall, Marcus Hale as Mr Gillman, David Rosner as IC Ambulance Driver

Bend Till You Break

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Episode 4.04 (129)
Tuesday, March 06, 2001
Screenplay by Michaeley O'Brien
Directed by Scott Harford Davies

Mitch diagnoses a gifted ballerina with scoliosis. She must make a choice between her career and her health, without disappointing her proud mother. Connor surprises Jodi with flowers and finds her reaction not at all what he expected. A man refuses surgery that will help him walk again out of fear of a possible negative result. Kate dresses down jared for pushing himself to far with extra shifts. Ben and Scott help a dying mother attend her daughter's birthday party.

Special Guests: Zoe Carides as Sarah Adams, Sonia Todd as Kate Larson

Guest Cast: Belinda Emmett as Jodi Horner, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Damian Rice as Nick Adams, Rebekah Elmaloglou as Justine Addison, Ashley Lyons as Brett Addison, Merridy Eastman as Meg Starr, Zoe Nelson as Cassie Starr, Jessica Taylor as Bella Adams, David Scott as Jason Haynes, Damian Bradford as David Haynes (4.02), Matthew Charleston as Stuart Milson, India Hartford Davis as Deadpan Sam, Amanda Risk as Courier, Paul Doyle as Jason Stunt Double, Connor Orr and Talitha Bramley as Baby Leo

A Matter of Choice

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Episode 4.05 (130)
Tuesday, March 13, 2001
Screenplay by Lousie Crane
Directed by Rob Stewart

Sarah Adams' health is failing fast and the fight to keep her alive through the compensation case proceedings takes its emotional toll on Mitch and Kate. Bron's gambling debts have escalated to a point that her loan shark, wanting to recoup his loss, suggests that Bron steal pethidine off the ward. Scott missed breakfast after a wild night of passion causing him and Ben to be at each other's throat. Tempers fray when they are called to a biscuit factory where one of the workers has collapsed. Meanwhile Connor is struggling to find out why he is suddenly in the bad books with Jodi.

Special Guests: Zoe Carides as Sarah Adams, John Howard as Jonathan Healy, Sonia Todd as Kate Larson

Guest Cast: Belinda Emmett as Jodi Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Damian Rice as Nick Adams, Kevin Donohue as Paul Delaney, Emily Weare as Mary Kouros, David Baldwin as Judge Tyler, Donna McCuddin as Judge's Assistant, Benjamin Naughtin as Gary Chisholm, Sauly Saul as Mike Travis, Kim Fleming as Kevin Young, Jessica Taylor as Bella Adams, Martin Kosinar as Ed, Priscilla Ambarchi as Kelly, Natasha & Isabella Secanski as Baby Lucy Stevens, Connor Orr and Oliver Malnic and Talitha Bramley as Baby Leo Adams, Cheryl Ward as Neuro Nurse, David Lillicot as Shopkeeper

Notes: Lousie Crane's script for this episode was nominated for a 2001 AWGIE Award. John Howard joins the list of actors who make a guest appearance prior to becoming a series regular. Benjamin Naughtin's character's name is given as Gary Markovich during the episode

Mixed Messages

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Episode 4.06 (131)
Tuesday, March 20, 2001
Screenplay by Anthony Ellis
Directed by Peter Fisk

Mitch admits Chris, an attractive woman in her mid-thirties, who he suspects has been brutally raped and possibly by multiple attackers. During her care, Mitch and Connor discover that her case is more complex than they initially thought. The death of an 18 year-old-girl who had been only just been discharged from All Saints by a foreign-born intern leads Luke into conflict with Claudia. Jodi, meanwhile, finally breaks her moody silence and stuns Connor with a shock announcement.

Special Guest: Sonia Todd as Kate Larson

Guest Cast: Belinda Emmett as Jodi Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Fiona Mahl as Chris Lewis, Duncan Young as Phil Lewis, Panda Likoudis as Dr Fuhad Ibrahim, Rachel Gordon as Claudia MacKenzie, Nicholas Berg as Joey Marquis, Nicky Novy as Jane Hopkins, Kim Fleming as Kevin Young, Phillip Lowe as Dr Peter Wilkes, Michelle Boyle as Ella, David Jobling as Janitor, Simonne Pengelly as Lucinda, John Flynn as Ted Muir, Joey Asim as Jane's Brother, Andrew Thompson as Druggie patient

Defiance & Denial

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Episode 4.07 (132)
Tuesday, March 27, 2001
Screenplay by Bill Garner
Directed by David Caesar

Mitch is forced to realise he is not so different from a hypertensive potential stroke victim QC whose high-risk condition is largely caused by addiction to work, lack of exercise and poor diet. Connor defies a Senior Surgeon hoping to find a way around protocol to allow a patient to make an informed choice on exploratory surgery. Ben comes to the rescue of a timid, slow young man, dominated by a sincere but overbearing mum.

Special Guests: Sonia Todd as Kate Larson, John Howard as Jonathan Healy

Guest Cast: Belinda Emmett as Jodi Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Jeanette Cronin as Alice Ramsey (2.06), Raj Ryan as Sam Mukherjee, Pauline Anderson as Lily Postle, Dan O'Sullivan as Alfred Postle, John Turnbull as Vincent Dandi, David Terry as Greg Harvey, Lyn Lee as Nona Harvey, Kim Fleming as Kevin Young, Joseph Milikota as Orderly

Secrets and Lies

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Episode 4.08 (133)
Tuesday, April 03, 2001
Screenplay by David Hannan
Directed by Scott Hartford Davies

Nicky Herman arrives for routine bladder surgery to correct enuresis. During the surgery, Luke finds an atrophied testicle. It seems Nicky was born with ambiguous genitalia and has never been told. Bron struggles to help Nicky accept her situation.

Ben is concerned about how new Ambulance recruit Scott will cope with the grisly discovery of a suicide victim, unaware the case echoes a childhood trauma Scott is desperate to convince himself is all in the past.

It is chaos at Ward 17. In the aftermath of Jodi's sudden departure, the administrative aspects of the ward are in disarray. Nursing Frank, a brimming with enthusiasm S.L.E. (lupus) patient, is a challenge for Von. But there is something not right about Frank's symptoms and Von's medical sleuthing eventually unearths Frank's real condition.

Kate is cracking under the pressure of running the ward. She is secretly drinking in the NUM's office and it is starting to impact on her work.

Jared drives the ward mad with his enthusiasm for some new techniques learnt at his Uni course, and Connor is trying to come to terms with losing Jodi.

Special Guest: Sonia Todd as Kate Larson

Guest Cast: Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Amanda Shillabeer as Nicky Herman, Harold Hopkins as Frank Miller, Raj Ryan as Sam Mukherjee, Joanna Stephens as Rachel, Max Guitronich as Daniel, Bob Mercer as Doug, Nick Broadhurst as Mr Riggoni, Jay Fraser as Mr King #1, Stewart Armstrong as Mr King #2, Chris Barry as Police Officer

Changing Places

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Episode 4.09 (134)
Tuesday, April 03, 2001
Screenplay by Sally Webb
Directed by Rob Stewart

Ian Hanrahan arrives to undergo corrective surgery for a minor hernia. However, things do go badly wrong when Ian has a completely unforeseen reaction to the anesthetic. Ian comes out of the routine operation in a vegetative state and there seems to be little hope of any improvement. Ben and Scott are called out to attend a young woman who has collapsed, in extreme pain, at a train station. Meanwhile, Bron is battling with a difficult patient who, despite being discharged, is refusing to leave hospital.

Special Guests: Sonia Todd as Kate Larson, Joan Sydney as Mrs Price

Guest Cast: Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Marshall Napier as Ian Hanrahan, Diane Craig as Sophie Hanrahan, Vincent Ball as Bill Weiner, Jacquelyn Jones as Clare Weiner, Jane Hampson as Glenys Fell, Sarah Vassallo as Stella, Shorty Brown as Janice, Scott Wellstead as Station Master, Bruce Mexon as Snr Constable Farley, Fiona Heslop as Female Constable, Karen Meek as Scrub Nurse, Joseph Milikota as Orderly, Michael Beattie as Anaesthetist

Too Little Too Late

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Episode 4.10 (135)
Tuesday, April 10, 2001
Screenplay by Margaret Wilson
Directed by Peter Fisk

Scott attends his first domestic violence call-out with Ben to find that a girl has been stabbed in the neck by her boyfriend. Scott provokes a fight with him. When Bron is assigned to nurse the girlfriend, it is discovered all is not as it seems. Mitch diagnoses a young woman with a serious heart condition and tries to reassure her by suggesting they fly in a top surgeon to operate. Kate initially supports the idea, but does a back flip when Claudia goes on the warpath about the cost. Mitch is disgusted believing Kate has sold out.

Special Guest: Sonia Todd as Kate Larson

Guest Cast: Ling Hseug Tang as Dr Kylie Preece, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Lisa Reynolds as Winsome Lee, Rachel Gordon as Claudia McKenzie, Terry Bader as Pete Collins, Rachel Carpani as Emily Martin, Jim Holt as Noel Martin, Steve Bowers as Jake Bredowski, Alison Chambers as Ros Martin, Sarah Vassalo as Stella, Andrew Dodds as Ambulance Officer, Oliver Spencer as Orderly, John Jamieson as Bill, Karenza Grant as Heather Gilmour, Andy Cachia as Michael Hampton, Daniel Stevens as Jake Stunt Double, John Walton as Jared Stunt Double, Damian Bradford as Peter Stunt Double, Luke Quinton as Cop Stunt Double

Night Terrors

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Episode 4.11 (136)
Tuesday, April 17, 2001
Screenplay by Christina Milligan
Directed by Catherine Roden

Connor stands in for Kate on a quiet night on the ward. He and Bron fool around as Jared tries to study, but then things start to go wrong. Meanwhile, Von watches her friend Kate finally succumb to the horrors of alcoholism.

Special Guest: Sonia Todd as Kate Larson

Guest Cast: Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Peter Sommerfield as Harry Little, Elaine Lee as Phyllis Martin, Joy Miller as Brenda Blair, Caroline Fathers as Emma Jordan, Dennis Ballard as Tom Fielder, James Elliott as Les Davidson, Ruth Osborne as Mavis Little, Terry Binding as Jane Foster, Damian Stathis as Gerry Smith, Scot Milling as Rod Cooper

Lest We Forget

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Episode 4.12 (137)
Tuesday, April 24, 2001
Screenplay by Charlie Strachan
Directed by Scott Hartford Davis

Terri returns to Ward 17 and is amused to find Mitch's new boss is his former intern Malcolm Pussle, who once had a huge crush on her. Connor's mate, former Ward Clerk Tony Hurst, returns from the States after being dumped by his American boyfriend and is destroying himself with drugs and alcohol. When he has a respiratory arrest, he is admitted to All Saints, and Connor tries to persuade Tony that people do care for him. Mitch clashes with Malcolm over treatment of a young man who believes he is a vampire. Bron nurses Vietnam veteran Brian Douglas who, after surviving prostate cancer, caused by exposure to Agent Orange, wants to march with his mates on ANZAC day. Mitch has to break the sad news his cancer has returned and he doesn't have long to live.

Special Guests: Brett Climo as Malcolm Pussle, Graeme Blundell as Peter Hurst

Guest Cast: Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Jake Blundell as Tony Hurst, Steve Rodgers as Aaron Douglas, Vic Rooney as Brian Douglas, Rachel Munoz as Katya Lather, Steven Rooke as Gordon Williams, Jane Hampson as Glenys Fell, Sarah Vassallo as Stella, Tamati Tapara as Security Guard

Note: Graeme Blundell's only All Saints appearance and his only known role alongside his son Jake.

Lost Boys

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Episode 4.13 (138)
Tuesday, May 01, 2001
Screenplay by David Phillips
Directed by Peter Sharp

When two teenagers are brought onto the ward after a home-made bomb explodes at a State Boy's Home, their different attitudes lead to a number of wrong conclusions being drawn. Bron is frustrated nursing a developmentally delayed young woman with an unquenchable thirst who will only listen to instructions from Mitch. Jared searches the ward for a mouse unaware it belongs to a patient, sort of. Rose returns to work, with the added emotional stress of leaving her baby in the crèche for the first time.

Guest Cast: Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Barry Langrishe as Dean Wagstaff, Georgia Adamson as Amanda Hindmarsh, John Casella as Kym Wellbourne, Jason Stojanovski as Johnno Morgan, Amanda Marsden as Vera Osbourne, Vince Melton as Big Dave, Jane Hampson as Glenys Fell, Monique & Natasha Ball as Lucy Stevens, Renaud Jadin as Jeffries, Gary Vincent as Mr Arnold, Tai Scrivener as Police Officer

You Do Me Wrong

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Episode 4.14 (139)
Tuesday, May 08, 2001
Screenplay by Fiona Kelly
Directed by Peter Fisk

Things are typically hectic in Ward 17 as Kylie is involved in a car accident after the end of a protracted stint at the hospital. After suffering minor injuries, Kylie struggles to treat the driver of the other car. Bron is nursing 16-year-old Jacqui Henderson, a fit, young runner who collapsed while jogging to school. Mitch soon discovers Jacqui has pericarditis — heart disease. It is unusual in someone Jacqui's age, especially as she is so fit. Mitch believes it has been caused by an infection but when he suggests he can call Jacqui's mum to talk about childhood illnesses, Jacqui is adamant she does not want her mum involved. Everybody has suspicions about how this girl has contracted the disease… but only Bron knows the truth. It brings back memories she has been trying to hide for years. After a confrontation with her estranged father, Bron reveals to Ben the terrible secret she has kept since she was a little girl. Meanwhile, Terri must deal with a patient's unbroken repetition of the same song but after getting the elderly woman to stop singing, her condition rapidly deteriorates.

Special Guest: Robert Coleby as Richard Craig

Guest Cast: Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Andrea McEwan as Jacqui Henderson, Betty Tougher as Mary Walsh, Mark Redpath as Brendan Crawley, Michelle Ellard as Belinda Crowley, Gandhi Macintyre as Raji Dhall, Jane Hampson as Glenys Fell, Terry Binding as Jane Foster, Sarah Vassallo as Stella, Melissa Spinks as Emergency Nurse, Marc & Nathan Brown as Crawley Twins, John Wwalton as Brendan Stunt Double, Jillian Statham as Kylie Stunt Double

Note: originally played by Rod Mullinar in series 1, the role of Professor Richard Craig is now performed by Robert Coleby who is the father of Conrad Coleby.

All the Sons & Daughters

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Episode 4.15 (140)
Tuesday, May 15, 2001
Screenplay by Anthony Ellis
Directed by Scott Hartford Davis

Connor wrestles with the fear that his mother has contracted a very serious illness , with the rules of patient confidentiality, and with the suspicion that his brother or his mum's boyfriend is responsible for her illness. Bron confronts her own issues with her childhood and her father when a young man is admitted after slashing his wrists. The father seems completely uninterested in visiting him or communicating with him in any way. Scott organises a birthday treat for Ben — a raunchy on-stage tango with a lingerie waitress.

Guest Cast: Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Valerie Bader as Julie Costello, Alex Jones as Lyle Slater, Danny Adcock as Alan Slater, Anna Hruby as Sandra Connolly, Bob Baines as Phil Harper, Jane Hampson as Glenys Fell, Sandra Campbell as Bonnie, Michelle White as Sarah, Roanna Dempsey as Sonia, Amber Hendry as Dancer #1

Note: the first appearance of Alex Jones as Lyle Slater (articles)

To Be or Not To Be

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Episode 4.16 (141)
Tuesday, May 22, 2001
Screenplay by Denise Morgan & Rick Held
Directed by Catherine Roden

Bron and her patient, a self-help motivationalist, both have an influence on each other's lives and Bron's relationship with Ben takes an unexpected turn. Ben treats a man who is drinking himself to death and finds himself remembering Stephanie — wondering if it is time he moved on. Terri and Mitch fight for the rights of a hunger striker who claims to be a victim of political oppression.

Guest Cast: Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Rachel Gordon as Claudia McKenzie, James Roden as Stan Ridgeway, Tony Helou as Nabil Yassin, Matt Boesenberg as David Unwin, Troy Carlson as Harvey Swan, Deborah Kander as Rachel Swan, Andy Rodoreda as Graham Harper, Terry Brady as Mr Oliver

Growing Pains

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Episode 4.17 (142)
Tuesday, May 29, 2001
Screenplay by Louise Crane
Directed by Geoff Cawthorn

It is the morning after their first night together and Ben and Bron both find themselves wondering if they have done the right thing. Ben and Scott are called out to a suburban house where a young father, Jack, has accidentally backed his 4WD over his toddler and killed him. Bron nurses Jack on his arrival on Ward 17 and finds her own fears mirrored in his behaviour. Mitch is mightily unimpressed to find Malcolm Pussle back in his life when a patient comes in and is quickly diagnosed as having an aneurysm. Von and Kylie are shocked to discover their new patient uses dressing and being treated as a baby as a way of coping with stress. Kylie is trying hard to convince Jared she is ready to come back to work after the accident but his concern for her is almost suffocating.

Special Guests: Lisa Hensley as Anne Trelawney , Brett Climo as Malcolm Pussle

Guest Cast: Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Steve Vella as Gary Peters, Justin Green as Jack Trelewney, Kirrily White as Steph Markham, David Mackennal as Paul Harris, Rhonda Doyle as Melissa Harris, Anna Hruby as Sandra Connolly, Jane Hampson as Glenys Fell, Trevor Farrugia as Tim, Kerry Irwin as Flower Seller, Oliver Spencer as Orderly

Bed of Roses

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Episode 4.18 (143)
Tuesday, June 05, 2001
Screenplay by Rick Held
Directed by Catherine Roden

Mitch diagnoses a strong-willed bag-lady with severe gangrene. When she rejects medical attention, Mitch finds it hard to respect her decision to return to a life on the streets because it means certain death. Bron nurses Steve, a young Australian backpacker who has lived with epilepsy for most of his life. After a failed lunch date Ben finally catches up with Bron. Jared arrives at work to discover the medical fundraiser calendar in which he appears near-naked has gone on sale.

Special Guest: Maggie Kirkpatrick as Dawn

Guest Cast: Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Rachel Gordon as Claudia MacKenzie, John Noble as Dr Madsen, John Gregg as Matthew Callan, Jennifer Kent as Joanna Hayes, Mark Brady as Steve Cawthorn, Michael Lawrence as George, Natalie O'Donnell as Allie, Jane Hampson as Glenys, Michelle Collins as Nora Reynolds, Kosta Doukas as Spiro

Can You Hear Me?

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Episode 4.19 (144)
Tuesday, June 12, 2001
Screenplay by Michaeley O'Brien
Directed by Karl Zwicky

Bron, happily in love, clashes with a grumpy old patient who is ungrateful for having his life saved. Von takes over nursing him with the idea that her grumpiness will suit the old bloke better but he is a hard case. Terri agrees to go on a date with Malcolm Pussle. It has been more than a decade since she has been on a date and she is excited and incredibly nervous. They have a lovely evening but Terri is still apprehensive about how the evening will end… she is relieved when Malcolm is happy to part with a goodnight kiss. Knowing that Malcolm is happy not to rush things allows Terri to relax and begin to enjoy the romance even more. Everyone on Ward 17 can see how happy Terri is and even Mitch decides to make the effort to be nicer to Malcolm. Perhaps he can start by calling him Dr. Pussle instead of Dr. Pustule.

Special Guest: Brett Climo as Malcolm Pussle

Guest Cast: Ling Hseug Tang as Dr Kylie Preece, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, John Clayton as Clive Cooper, Lenka Kripac as Erin Shanahan, Amy Campbell as Nicki Quint, Andrew Wholley as Mark Streeter, Aimee Moffatt as Jackie Streeter, Jane Hampson as Glenys Fell, Sasa Madaluno as Antonio, Michelle Boyle as Ella Peterson, Sasa Madaluno as Ambo, Peta Novak as Erin Stunt Double

Close To Home

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Episode 4.20 (145)
Tuesday, June 19, 2001
Screenplay by Margaret Wilson
Directed by Peter Fisk

Ben and Scott receive a call-out to a low security prison and arrive to find a siege in progress with a guard, a nurse, and another inmate hostage in the prison clinic. Connor's day does not start well when a post-op patient pleads to be allowed out of bed and subsequently falls over — Luke then becomes irate at Connor's apparent lack of patient care. After nursing a life coach, Connor also starts to examine his own life. Terri reveals to Von that she is worried Dr. Pussle will want to progress the relationship faster than she can handle.

Special Guest: Brett Climo as Malcolm Pussle

Guest Cast: Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Christopher Pitman as Rick Forlano, Noel Hodda as Perry Anderson, Melissa Tkautz as Andrea Stuart, Brooke Harman as Tamara Morgan, Julieanne Newbould as Rita Morgan, Graeme Rhodes as Andy Goodwin, Joshua Jay as Zac, Craig Blair as Chris, Melissa Spinks as Catriona, Natasha & Monique Ball as Lucy Stevens, Scott Mclean as Max, Michael Barnacoat as Henry Duffy, Tia Jordan as Nurse

Note: the first appearance of Melissa Tkautz as Andrea Stuart

Skeletons in the Closet

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Episode 4.21 (146)
Tuesday, June 26, 2001
Screenplay by John Concannon
Directed by Scott Hartford Davis

Luke is cornered into letting his brother Rick stay at the flat after he is released from jail. When Father Francis Tyler is admitted in an emaciated state, Mitch diagnoses Beri-beri but suspects the Father to be alcoholic and suffering from the more serious condition of Wernicke's Encephalopathy. There is a carnival atmosphere in the carpark where a group of bikers are holding a charity event for the Children's Ward. Bron decides to go on the Pill and has an appointment at the Staff Clinic for a check up and prescription. It is Kylie's big day in court and Jared is determined to accompany her. When she is awarded 60 hours community service and complains that it is not enough, Jared refuses to be party to her self-flagellation. A newborn baby, found on the Ward, holds the key to a secret shame.

Guest Cast: Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Rachel Gordon as Claudia MacKenzie, Christopher Pitman as Rick Forlano, Arthur Dignam as Father Francis Tyler, Joanne Samuel as Ingrid Clemens, Joshua Jay as Zac Stockwell, Ivar Kants as Dr Bird, Chris King as Jess Beard, Robina Beard as Nora Beard, Jeremiah Tickell as Grigor Yetzer, Jane Hampson as Glenys Fell, Nicholas Cartwright as Raffie Morgan, Alex Renwick as Banger Morgan, Michael Brown John as Thug, Ian Lind as Jess Stunt Double, Barry Evans as Stunt Rider Double

The Sign

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Episode 4.22 (147)
Tuesday, July 03, 2001
Screenplay by Sarah Walker
Directed by Peter Fisk

Von never makes it to the charity ball when her little friend Zac's condition begins to deteriorate. Terri and Malcolm bond at the ball but Terri is shocked to discover Rose suffers from bi-polar. The revelation causes problems between Mitch and Rose. Kylie drinks too much, Scott puts more moves on Andrea and Luke's date is horribly raped outside the ball venue. Meanwhile, Connor and Bron are on night shift in Ward 17.

Special Guest: Brett Climo as Malcolm Pussle

Guest Cast: Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Rachel Gordon as Claudia MacKenzie, Joshua Jay as Zac Stockwell, Simone Kessell as Naomi Fisher, Ivar Kants as Dr Bird, Melissa Tkautz as Andrea Stuart, Terry Binding as Jane Foster, Jose Element as Ewan, Matthew Long as Mr Williams, Thulani Masemola as Will Evans, Alida McKay as Karen Stockwell, Kirk Dodd as Geoff Stockwell, Toby Dow as Jake, Kim Griffiths as Dr Shore

Maiden's Revenge

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Episode 4.23 (148)
Tuesday, July 10, 2001
Screenplay by Fiona Kelly
Directed by David Caesar
Additional material directed by Peter Fisk, Scott Patterson

On a day when the stars seem to be coming true, Connor tries his luck with love and Bron takes a gamble, which ends up being one of the worst mistakes of her life. However, for two of their patients the stars come through with their predictions of love and fortune.

Guest Starring: Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zineko, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Christopher Pitman as Rick Forlano, Damien Garvey as Robert Faulkner, Holly Jones as Shelley Mackellar, Vanessa Gray as Emily Faulkner, Kevin Manser as Bill Kennedy, Robert Carne as Security Guard, Jim Romanoff as Taxi Driver, Kristy Stasiuk as Hayley Burns, Jane Hampson as Glenys Fell, Michelle Boyle as Ella Patterson, Luke Barlow as Jacob, Nicholas Pratley as Constable Rickard, Joseph Milkota as Orderly, Monique & Natasha Ball as Lucy Stevens, "Ernie" as Snapper the Dog

Chains of Love

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Episode 4.24 (149)
Tuesday, July 10, 2001
Screenplay by David Phillips
Directed by Karl Zwicky

Mitch faces a double crisis that threatens his professional future when the legal fallout arrives from giving a patient marijuana. Bron battles to save her relationship with Ben after her gambling relapse. Connor's life may be forever changed after receiving an amazing gift from a former patient but it is a current patient that helps put things in perspective. Bron nurses a young woman who struggles with disclosing the details of her illness to the staff. The ambo's bring in a man whose wife tries to coverup the cause of his injuries and find themselves in the middle of an unlikely love triangle.

Special Guest: Brett Climo as Malcolm Pussle

Guest Cast: Conrad Coleby as Scott Zineko, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Anna Hruby as Sandra Connolly, Steve Vella as Gary Peters, Kerith Arkinson as Lynette Smart, Lauren Hewett as Amy Watson, Lisa Penny as Bernice Lewis, Beatrice Aston as Marjorie Fitzgibbon, Laurie Butler as Syd Porter, Mark Dwyer as Eric, Stuart Tilse as Rod Smart, Emma-Jane Fowler as Vicky, Monique & Natasha Ball as Lucy Stevens, Atticus Chesler as Tommy, Daniel Stevens as Connor Stunt Double

Note: originally aired as back-to-back with 4.24. Lauren Hewett's last known tv role.

Reality Bites

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Episode 4.25 (150)
Tuesday, July 17, 2001
Screenplay by Louise Crane
Directed by Grant Brown

Mitch is struggling with his marriage, and faces up to a woman who is wrongly told that her husband has died. A visit from the Minister of Health throws Luke into a nasty situation when an organ donor's secret is discovered.

Guest Cast: Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Rachel Gordon as Claudia MacKenzie, Patrick Ward as Geoff Darlington, Meme Thorne as Sue Myers, David Webb as Daniel Myers, Melissa Tkautz as Andrea Stuart, Michelle Boyle as Ella Paterson, Lynden Jones as Cameron Ballard, Darren Coggan as Rhys Bowen, Jon Fabian as John Doe, Emma-Jane Fowler as Vicky, Monique Ball as Lucy Stevens, Christo Beck as Photographer, Oliver Spencer as Orderly, Sam Groves as Teenage Boy No. 1, David Gellin as Teenage Boy No. 2, Ingrid Faucher as Young Lady, Luke Quinton as Ben Stunt Double, Dean Gould as Scott Stunt Double

Law of the Jungle

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Episode 4.26 (151)
Tuesday, July 24, 2001
Screenplay by Christina Milligan
Directed by Scott Hartford Davis

Malcolm and Terri's future together is uncertain after Mitch and Pussle's arguments over a patient with hypothermia force their mutual jealousy over Terri out into the open. Luke puts his job on the line when he involves himself in his brother's attempt to secretly treat a criminal associate in the ER. Mitch struggles to come up with a diagnosis for a Park Ranger. Connor is cursed by a patient who claims to be a wizard.

Special Guests: Brett Climo as Malcolm Pussle, Simon Chilvers as Llewelyn Griffiths

Guest Cast: Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Christopher Pitman as Rick Forlano, Clodagh Crowe as Lisa Cooper, Matthew Le Nevez as Andy Barton, Gary Waddell as Macca, Judy Walker as Gerri Barton, Michelle Boyle as Ella Paterson, Steve Rassios as Christian Wright, Emma-Jane Fowler as Vicky, Scott Hall-Watson as Helicopter Paramedic, Jason Lewis as ICU Orderly, Natasha & Monique Ball as Lucy Stevens, Elouise Samera & Dean Scerri as Madison Cooper, James Lugton as Arresting Detective, John Haas as Policeman No. 1, Terry Flanaghan as Stunt Policeman No. 1, Brian Crogan as Stunt Policeman No. 2

Private Lives

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Episode 4.27 (152)
Tuesday, July 31, 2001
Screenplay by Edwina Searle
Directed by Peter Fisk

Scott is put to the test when Ben blacks out on the job while transporting a patient. An emotionally distraught Bron then puts Ben's life at risk by undermining Luke's confidence prior to surgery. A patient's life is thrown into turmoil when he is told, mistakenly, he is terminally ill. The mistake is corrected but not before he is forced to make difficult admission to his wife. Von's talkative neighbour gets a job on Ward 17, but her dedication to cleanliness nearly ends her life. Bron's difficult day gets worse when she is assaulted by a patient. Rose tells Mitch that she is no longer pregnant but he has his doubts that she ever was.

Guest Cast: Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Sheila Kennelly as Rada Verzina, Helen Scott as Sheila McArdle, Bill Conn as Vic McArdle, Matt Reeder as Wayne Bisley, Emma-Jane Fowler as Vicky Dernakov, Michelle Boyle as Ella Paterson, Natasha & Monique Ball as Lucy Stevens, David Wilson as Rob Westlake, Kellie Robertson as Sonia Mason, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Anthony Grundy as Peter Verzina, Geoff Bartlett as Dr Matheson, Dean Stothard as Surfie, Mike Manuell as Neuro Surgeon, Andrew Dodds as Ambulance Officer, Max Brown as Reg McRae, Terry Flanagan as Ben Stunt Double, Greg Robinson as Surfie Stunt Double

Notes: Natasha Beaumont's first appearance as ambo Rebecca Green. A rare (and last known) tv appearance from Helen Scott best known for her role as Matron Marta Kertesz in A Country Practice

Empty Nest

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Episode 4.28 (153)
Tuesday, August 07, 2001
Screenplay by Denise Morgan
Directed by Scott Feeney

Mitch and Rose's relationship reaches a crisis when Mitch no longer responds to his wife's manipulations. Connor's future at Ward 17 is in question and he has to make the decision of a lifetime. Will he leave Ward 17 and his HIV positive mother to further his career in London? Ben and Bron discover a little more about each other and Ben finally puts his past behind him. Scott works hard to impress Rebecca, the attractive ambo temporarily replacing Ben, but it seems he can do nothing right.

Special Guest: Brett Climo as Malcolm Pussle

Guest Cast: Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, John Clayton as Clive Cooper, Monette Lee as Debbie Healy, Dien Thanh as Toan Pham, Elena Pellone as Karen Spring, Natasha & Monique Ball as Lucy Stevens, Rodney Dobson as David Novak, Jason Smith as Troy Novak, Lucas Newland as Paul, Hal Spiegel as Gordon Slade

Poles Apart

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Episode 4.29 (154)
Tuesday, August 14, 2001
Screenplay by Sarah Walker
Directed by Grant Brown

It's Connor's birthday and he's determined to celebrate the way Ben did — at a club with lots of girls to perve at. However, his party turns sour when former ward clerk Jodi Horner turns out to be one of the girls.

Senior Neurosurgeon Professor Walter Thomas is obviously worried about Luke's technique in operating on a patient Heather O'Neil. Fearful that she may go into spinal shock, Luke shows his concern by doing everything in his power to ensure Heather has a smooth night. He gets Bron on side, and despite some attitude from Luke, Bron is more than willing to help him prove Thomas wrong. Luke calls on Mitch for a second opinion, and only walks away from the case when he is called to Emergency to save first Linda's life, then Ellie's. In his place, Mitch and Bron see the patient through the night.

Terri is making her way to her car after work when she finds Linda Davies, the former pethidine addict, on the ground and assumes it is an overdose. Or is it?

Von has an old battle-axe on her hands, in the shape of Dulcie Battye, who turns out to be an ex-Matron of a Sydney hospital. Miss Battye criticises Von's nursing — especially in regard to the nail polish Von has left on her fingernails. Von would normally take it off, but the old buzzard is getting on her nerves and she digs her heels in. When Miss Battye proves unexpectedly skilled at bonding with Linda the rape victim, and helping her settle down, Von is forced to change her opinion. Later, while doing her obs, Von learns that Miss Battye was a POW nurse in Changi, and while Miss Battye never mentions what her captors did to her, her easy understanding of Linda's pain makes it all too clear.

Guest Cast: Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Belinda Emmett as Jodi Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Tanya Bulmer as Heather O'Neill, Socratis Otto as Adam Gray, Laura Vasquez as Ellie Farmer, Joan Winchester as Miss Dulcie Battye, Phillip Holder as Dan Price, Jodie Dry as Linda Davies, Bevan Wilson as Professor Walter Thomas, Loretta Brades as Dr Margaret Shearer, Richard Mercer as Love God Voiceover, Melissa Spinks as Catriona Grady, Daniel Brikcius as Vic, Meredith Adina Clark as Emergency Nurse, Leonie Carpenter as Police Liaison Officer

Notes: Jodie Dry was last in episode 3.1 while Belinda Emmett was last in 4.07

Delicate Matters

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Episode 4.30 (155)
Tuesday, August 21, 2001
Screenplay by
Directed by

An ex-priest undergoes a near-death experience, and returns to life claiming there is no God which stirs up Terri's emotions over her past decision to leave the religious order. Mitch is frustrated when Rose turns up back at work but refuses to talk to him. He is further frustrated when he goes to the crèche to visit Lucy only to discover she's not there. Jodi arrives back at work, but wonders if she's made the right decision to return. Ben is given the all clear to return to work.

Guest Cast: Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Belinda Emmett as Jodi Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Luciano Martucci as Dominic Turner, Alyssa McClelland as Scarlett Baker, Andrew Doyle as Kieran Johnson, Joanne Priest as Heidi, Oliver Ackland as Natah, Michelle Boyle as Ella, Maria Stunt as Judy Baker, Caroline Heim as Jane Johnson, Alan McGuiness as Father O'Brien, Mario Christofoletti as Anesthetist, Shayne McIntyre as Anesthetic Nurse, Jake Sonnerveld & Drae Bolsover as Heidi's Baby

Look Into My Eyes

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Episode 4.31 (156)
Tuesday, August 28, 2001
Screenplay by Sally Webb
Directed by Scott Feeney

An exhausted Jared is making mistakes on the job and tragically he puts Terri's life on the line. Terri's accident is potentially fatal and for Mitch, this is almost the end of a bad day. It started when he encountered Rose and his little girl in the car park, and Rose, again, refused to let him see her. It ends, as he is about to go home, he receives devastating news. A woman with Parkinson's, who had successfully sued the hospital after her husband suffered brain damage from an anaesthetic, insists on hypnosis instead of a general anaesthetic for an operation on her ankle. A man suffering with tumours from second generation Agent Orange Syndrome looks to euthanasia for a way out.

Guest Cast: Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Belinda Emmett as Jodi Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Christopher Pitman as Rick Farlane, Diane Craig as Sophia Hanrahan, Steve Rodgers as Aaron Douglas, Dean Nottle as Kenneth Hollings, Raymond Duparc as Dr Henry Phelan, Jonathan Elsom as Dr Don Murphy, Natasha & Monique Ball as Lucy Stevens, Michelle Boyle as Ella, Glenda Linscott as Anna Murchinson, Dean Gould as Jimmy, Paul Coolahan as Ambulance Supervisor, Monique Prowse as Visiting Surgeon, Kylee Smith as Scrub Nurse, Jim O'Connor as Anaesthetist, Tai Scrivener as Cop, Avril Wynne as Terri Stunt Double

Wild Justice

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Episode 4.32 (157)
Tuesday, September 04, 2001
Written by Fiona Kelly
Directed by Peter Fisk

Scott puts his life and his job on the line to save the victims of a gunman's violent rampage through a quiet suburban street. But it's not just those on the street who are affected. A man awaiting a kidney transplant has his operation cancelled due to shooting. A woman on the ward awaiting the removal of a brain tumour keeps the staff on their toes. Mitch prepares for his court appearance to answer Rose's AVO application but Rose doesn't show up. Later, Rose's Mum delivers shocking news to Mitch — Rose has disappeared with the baby.

Guest Cast: Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Belinda Emmett as Jodi Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Jonathan Elsom as Dr Don Murphy, Adam Dukes as Peter Williams, Cheryl Ward as Sheree Williams, Stephen Shanahan as Duty Officer Bateman, Jenny Schwinghammer as Natasha Leigh, Danielle Antaki as Jillian Granger, David James as Karl Van Haster, Michelle Boyle as Ella, Kate Sheil as Victoria Carlton, Beau Sinclair as Eddie Millar, Scott Gregory as Snr Constable Simmons/Scott Double, Stuart Robinson as Negotiator, Robyn Moore as Deirdre Furrow, Alan Lock as Nathan Fields, Trevor Farrugia as Tim the Ambo, Damian Bradford as Michael Ridge, Dion Bilios as Joey Magunia, Troy Cesay as Sam Furrow, Lintyn Basha as Billy Williams, Cheyenne Dobbs as Tara Williams, Mark Jensen as TV Reporter, John Walton as Ben/Electrician/Gunman Double, June Holmes as Mrs James, John Haas as Policeman, Ashley Fairfield as Police Sniper, Chris Bath as Newsreader

Life as We Know It

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Episode 4.33 (158)
Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Screenplay by David Hannam
Directed by Catherine Roden

Connor's last day in Ward 17 turns sour after a serious run-in with Jared. As Connor prepares to leave Jodi reveals her true feelings for him. Ma O'Connell discovers she has terminal cancer and makes Luke an offer that's almost too good to refuse. Bron nurses a patient who is convinced he's part of an alien plan to take over the human race. Terri is in tears over Connor's departure and as Mitch comforts her, their true feelings for each other surface in an intimate exchange that will shock them as well as anyone else who finds out.

Guest Cast: Conrad Coleby as Scott Zinenko, Belinda Emmett as Jodi Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Pauline Terry-Beitz as Ma O'Connell, Valerie Bader as Julie Costello, Christopher Pitman as Rick Forlano, Leon Ford as Ian Neal, Michelle Boyle as Ella, Tim Elston as Brian Neal, Sam Atwell as Doug, Phillip Holder as Dr Dan Price, Blazey Best as Zoe Carmichael

Note: Jeremy Cumpston's final appearance

Sympatico

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Episode 4.34 (159)
Tuesday, September 18, 2001
Screenplay by David Phillips
Directed by Peter Fisk

Von has spotted what is going on between Mitch and Terri. Mitch is conveniently preoccupied with a mysterious bond between twin patients. Jared's life reaches crisis point when Terri catches him selling confidential hospital data. Kylie discovers Jared has a drug problem, and must decide the future of their relationship. Scott's career is on the line as a result of his on-the-job behaviour and his reaction to a hatchet-wielding drunken tourist could signal the end.

Starring: Georgie Parker, Conrad Coleby, Martin Lynes, Judith McGrath, Libby Tanner, Ben Tari, Erik Thomson, Brian Vriends

Guest Cast: Belinda Emmett as Jodi Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Claire Paradine as Sylvie Corbin, Andrew Doolan as Bennett Corbin, Paul Roper as Angus McKay, Michelle Boyle as Ella, Nick Wanford as Liam Meany, Ben Ager as John Quinn, Syd Conabere as William Belden, Moya O'Sullivan as Grace Belden, Michael Beattie as Anaesthetist, Kendal Jones as Scout Nurse, Andrew Parcell as Intern Doctor, Rob Baxter as Security Guard

Note: Conrad Coleby is promoted into the main cast

Critical Pressure

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Episode 4.35 (160)
Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Screenplay by Louise Crane
Directed by Scott Hartford Davis

Mitch's desperate search for his wife and daughter turns into a serious incident for the police when he tracks down Rose at a motel. Terri is so worried about Mitch it's affecting her work and she makes a mistake on the job that could cost the lives of Von and a patient. Scott realises just how badly the tragic events of the last few weeks have affected him when he and Ben are placed on radio duty. Jared is tested when he is assigned a patient with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Guest Cast: Belinda Emmett as Jodi Horner, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Simon Van Der Stap as Greg Marino, Fay Kelton as Carol Singleton, Melissa Spinks as Catriona Grady, Monique & Natasha Ball as Lucy Stevens, Jonathan Mill as Sgt Michael Fischer, Raelene Chapman as Police Officer, Andy Rodoreda as Mal Caller, Maree D'Arcy as Woman Caller, Golda Baker as Mitch's Mother; Michelle Boyle as Ella (uncredited)

Bitter Medicine

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Episode 4.36 (161)
Tuesday, October 02, 2001
Screenplay by Hamish Wright, Sarah Walker
Directed by Scott Feeney

Re-united with Mitch, Rose cheerily returns to work on Ward 17, more cosy with Mitch than ever. Von warily questions Terri on the wisdom of Rose's presence, but Terri is valiantly determined to support both Mitch and Rose in their efforts to re-build their marriage.

Lee meantime proves a difficult patient, but is blown away when, with Mitch's help, Rose reveals a trump card: Dawn Fraser. Dawn spurs Lee to start his life again and stop waiting for his leg to grow back.

Bron is stewing over a potential night out with Jodi at the casino. Jodi — like everyone else on the ward — knows nothing about the lengths to which Bron has gone to combat her gambling addiction so it has made turning the night down difficult. Jodi is facing important decisions too, as Julie Costello's arrival on the ward stirs up her feelings for the departed Connor.

Jodi is surprised when Julie reveals that Connor continued to care about her after the break-up.

Special Guest Appearance: Dawn Fraser

Guest Cast: Belinda Emmett as Jodi Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Melissa Tkautz as Andrea, Valerie Bader as Julie Costello, Jonathan Elsom as Dr Don Murphy, Bob Baines as Phil Harper, Peta Adams as Cath Gunning, Donal Forde as Lee Hardie, Blazey Best as Zoe, Terry Binding as Jane Foster, Monique & Natasha Ball as Lucy Stevens, Lyn Dalby as Maggie Hardie, Paul Coolahan as Ambo Supervisor, Rochelle White as Emergency Nurse, Nigel Collin as Graham

Heartache

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Episode 4.37 (162)
Tuesday, October 09, 2001
Screenplay by John Concannon
Directed by Catherine Roden

Mitch and Luke fight to save the life of a bride caught in a car smash on the way to her wedding. When it seems all is lost, the groom recites his wedding vows to his beloved on her deathbed, and in his own way "marries" the love of his life. Dealing with the bride and her shocked groom-to-be only underlines for Terri and Mitch how far apart they now are, and it's affecting Terri's well-being. Alex Jones returns to the ward and is caught in the fight between Bron and Rose's advocay for physiotherapy and a surgeon's desire to operate. A young rugby player's condition rapidly deteriorates as the result of an undiagnosed neck injury. Having decided to go to London, Jodi brings in her brother, Matt, to interview to be her replacement as ward clerk. It's Mitch and Rose's first anniversary party and everyone's invited — except for one.

Special Guest: John Howard as Jonathan Healy

Guest Cast: Belinda Emmett as Jodi Horner, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Luciano Martucci as Dominic Turner, Alex Jones as Lyle Slater, Ivar Kants as Dr Richard Bird, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Tamara Cook as Robyn Corbett, Mitchell McMahon as Patrick Corbett, May Lloyd as Alison Heywood, Michelle Boyle as Ella, Peter Knowles as Dr Phillip Daley, Katrina Cramer as Snr Constable Edwina, Paul Jones as Pete Sayer, Derek Strahn as Ray Heywood, Andy Carmichael as Signer, Kendal Jones as Emergency Rescue Nurse, Wayne Rigby as Rescuer, Michael Manuel as Neurosurgeon

Notes: Josh Quong Tart's first appearance as Matt Horner. John Howard's third and final guest appearance before eventually returning in a starring role in series 7. Belinda Emmett's final episode, she would lose her battle with cancer in 2006.

Where There's Smoke

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Episode 4.38 (163)
Tuesday, October 16, 2001
Screenplay by Rick Held
Directed by Julian Pringle

Terri is caught between her affections for three men — Mitch, Malcolm and Dom. She finally decides who she wants to be with and acting on impulse, they spend the night together. Von and Bron deal with two smokers: one, a young woman whose habit has sparked a fire, the other a mature woman whose life-long habit has led to terminal emphysema. Barbara Woods, a girl with Down's Syndrome, returns to Ward 17, this time for a hysterectomy. When Luke realises that she hasn't been properly informed of the consequences, he refuses to operate.

Special Guest: Brett Climo as Malcolm Pussle

Guest Cast: Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Ling Hsueh Tang as Dr Kylie Preece, Alex Jones as Lyle Slater, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Luciano Martucci as Dominic Turner, Mitchell McMahon as Patrick Corbett, Belinda Clarke as Kaarin Metcalfe, Buster Skeggs as Miriam Klein, Tracie Sammut as Barbara Woods, Percy Sieff as Viv Woods, Clementine Heath as Gabbi Di Castella, Brett Archer as Jamie Books, Chrissie Whitlock as Mrs Dixon, Michelle Boyle as Ella, Natasha & Monique Ball as Lucy Stevens, Ann O'Brien as Mrs Phelps

Note: the actors are wearing pink ribbons in support of breast cancer awareness

Child's Play

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Episode 4.39 (164)
Tuesday, October 23, 2001
Screenplay by Denise Morgan
Directed by Peter Fisk

Rose leaves baby Lucy at home alone and is later found playing on a swing in a park at midnight in the pouring rain. After a frightening night of Rose's behaviour, a confused and extremely worried Mitch turns to marriage counselling. The strain is showing, particularly in Mitch's unusually gruff treatment of patients. Bron is stalked and then trapped by the nurse-rapist in the hospital boiler room. With no way out, she knows she must fight for her life. Ben finds the tragic results of a three-year-old boy who was left alone while his mum played the poker machines. Shaken by a distressing day at work, Ben is late in picking up Bron, only to find her missing. Luke and Terri are confronted with the horrifically cruel results of a school initiation.

Special Guest: Brett Climo as Malcolm Pussle

Guest Cast: Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Alex Jones as Lyle Slater, Luciano Martucci as Dominic Turner, Ivar Kants as Dr Richard Bird, Jason Smith as Cameron Moyes, Tim McKenzie as Russell Moyes, Susan Lyons as Natalie Moyes, Melina Clark as Koula Lock, Phillip Holder as Dr Dan Price, Andrew Crowley as Trevor Lock, Sean Kennedy as Sebastion Lowe, Michelle Boyle as Ella Patterson, Natasha & Monique Ball as Lucy, Lucy Miller as Miranda, Simon Pryce as Ambo Brad, Renaud Jadin as Cop, Joel Illacqua as Billy, Lee Jay Klomp as Ambo Jason, Linda Megier as Bron Double

Behind Closed Doors

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Episode 4.40 (165)
Tuesday, October 30, 2001
Screenplay by Sarah Walker
Directed by Scott Patterson

Von is nursing a terminal patient, a cross-dresser who wants to go out in style. Von tries to hide him from his wife, who doesn't know about her dying husband's secret. Ben vows to find and destroy the rapist who nearly got Bron and ends up doing more harm than good. Kylie Preece finally stands up to Dr. Murphy, but the stress results in a heart attack. Lyle accidentally throws out a patient's thyroid gland leaving Bron and Luke to do the explaining.

Special Guest: Brett Climo as Malcolm Pussle

Guest Cast: Ling Hsueh Tang as Dr Kylie Preece, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Alex Jones as Lyle Slater, Jonathan Elsom as Dr Don Murphy, Peter Sumner as Miles Bannock, Simone Kessell as Naomi Fisher, Anna Hruby as Sandra Connelly, Emma Jane Fowler as Vicky, Maureen Elkner as Elaine Powell, Ingrid Shears as Jane Bannock, Belinda Bromilow as Fiona Bannock, Rochelle Whyte as Cara, Rob Baxter as Security Guard, Gary Deakon as Mr Wallis, James Anthony as Courier

A Little Death

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Episode 4.41 (166)
Tuesday, November 06, 2001
Screenplay by Christina Milligan, David Boutland
Directed by Catherine Roden

The rapist strikes again, kidnapping Bron and leaving a young nurse dead. Ward 17 is threatened with quarantine after a breakout of golden staph amongst patients. Luke is forbidden to operate on patients after being suspected as a golden staph carrier. In mortal danger, Bron is shocked when she discovers the identity of the serial rapist.

Special Guest: Brett Climo as Malcolm Pussle

Guest Cast: Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Alex Jones as Lyle Slater, Ivar Kants as Dr Richard Bird, Kim Hillas as Joan Marden, Maureen Elkner as Elaine Powell, Claire Crowther as Gail Denholm, Michelle Boyle as Ella Patterson, Rohan Michael as Phillip Franklin, Darren Holt as Jon Randolph, Hillary Morton as Police Officer, Rochelle Whyte as Cara, Kylee Ferguson as Scrub Nurse, Kelly Buscombe as Scout Nurse, Shayne McIntyre as Anaesthetic Nurse, Kristy Hogg as Bron Body Double, Linda Megier as Bron Stunt Double, Paul Doyle as Dr Bird Double

Note: Jenni Baird's first appearance as nurse Paula Morgan

The Other Side Of Perfection

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Episode 4.42 (167)
Tuesday, November 13, 2001
Screenplay by David Hannam
Directed by Julian Pringle

Mitch presents a patient's husband with an unenviable predicament: who does he most want to save — his wife or his unborn baby? Scott is confronted by his own feelings for Rebecca as he battles to save her life after a bomb explosion. Ben's surprise marriage proposal to Bron doesn't turn out the way he'd expected. Luke is deeply moved by an innovative, yet risky, surgical procedure on a Parkinson's patient. Malcolm finally reveals his secret to Terri which forces them to decide their future.

Special Guest: Brett Climo as Malcolm Pussle

Guest Cast: Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Alex Jones as Lyle Slater, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Bevan Wilson as Professor Walter Thomas, Paul Gleeson as Dean Piper, Dean O'Gorman as Evan Coen, Paul Chubb as Sam Coen, Genevieve Sulway as Vanessa Piper, Tony Horton as Michael Bennett, Adam Ray as Dr Routledge, Stephen Shanahan as Sergeant Bateman, Paul Nicholson as Hugh Forrester, Greg Atkins as Alex Mathers, PJ Williams as Ambulance Officer, Kristy Hogg as Bron Body Double, Shayne McIntyre as Scout Nurse, Kylee Ferguson as Scrub Nurse, Monique Prowse as Scrub Nurse, Natasha & Monique Ball as Lucy

Falling Down

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Episode 4.43 (168)
Tuesday, November 27, 2001
Screenplay by Christine Milligan
Directed by Rob Stewart

Rose is losing control; afraid of what might happen, she calls Mitch at work. Mitch immediately sets off for home, but on the way he stops to help out at the scene of a major car accident. Not only is one victim severely injured, but another who walks away is subsequently arrested. Worse still, one of the ambulance operators is unwell and unable to help, leaving Mitch working on the injured man while aware that time is passing and he's no closer to Rose.

Meanwhile, Rose calls Terri in search of Mitch, and Terri is alarmed by Rose's progressive lack of focus and slurred speech. Terri goes over, only to find Rose lying on the floor, almost unconscious.

Before leaving the ward, Terri has a difficult day dealing with a complaint from Malcolm, who thinks Von, an Enrolled Nurse, should not be caring for a patient suffering post-caesarean complications. Paula is called in to take over and she jumps to defend Von's professional capabilities. It's also Malcolm's last day, and he's still trying to convince Terri to go with him to Stanford. What does she decide to do? And, more importantly, will Rose survive?

Special Guest: Brett Climo as Malcolm Pussle

Guest Cast: Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Alex Jones as Lyle Slater, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Natasha & Monique Ball as Lucy Stevens, Simone Robertson as Bridget Farrier, Tony Llewellyn-Jones as Jim Sawyer, Michelle Boyle as Ella Patterson, Katherine Hynes as Patsy Darley, Melissa McMahon as Tanya Miller, Colin Borgonon as Dr Peters, Tahnee Stroet as Donna, Bernard Wheatley as Glen, Nick Reid as Robert, Hilary Morton as Policewoman, Lee Jay Klomp as Ambulance Officer, Shaughn Hellier as Bikie, Geoff Kiem as Helper, Leo Christopher as Driver, Julia Trefelli as Onlooker

Note: Paul Tassone debuts as Nelson Curtis. Nelson joins the Ward 17 nursing staff along with Paula Morgan (Jenni Baird).

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