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Episode 1.05

Thu, August 17, 2017
413,000 viewers (15th)
Written by Kris Wyld
Directed by Ana Kokkinos

When City West Public Hospital experiences an outbreak that targets the immune suppressed, Frankie Bell, along with other transplant patients, finds herself in danger.

As patients fall like flies, Berger takes a protesting Frankie off potentially dangerous ward work to pursue the investigation into the outbreak with Eli. This infuriates the renal registrar, Tanya Kalchuri, who sees Frankie as a potential threat, and wanted this investigation for her own CV.

Meanwhile, Dr Lou Tannis finds herself under pressure on two fronts: a teenage boy's mother refuses to allow her son the medical treatment he needs to deal with cancer; and her surgical bosses, Mitri and Cutter, want differing things from her regarding the RCA into the death of a patient.

When this affects her ability to treat the teenage boy, Frankie and Eli both come to her aid.

Meanwhile, Tabb is dealing with a commercial pilot with a drinking problem. Is it his duty is it to report this? Is it ever right to expose confidential patient details?

When Berger learns Frankie has a fever, he forces her into a bed for treatment, putting her secret at risk of exposure. When she asks her rival, Tanya Kalchuri to take her place at a research presentation, Tanya is determined to find out why.


  • Claire van der Boom as Frankie Bell
  • Andrea Demetriades as Lou Tannis
  • Arka Das as Tabb Patel
  • Pallavi Sharda as Tanya Kalchuri
  • Blessing Mokgohloa as Rowan Mitri
  • Susie Porter as Maggie Cutter
  • Dalip Sondhi as Rupert Steele
  • Penny Cook as Carol Little
  • Liam McIntyre as Eli Nader
  • Owen Teale as Chad Berger
  • Renee Lim as Monica Lee
  • Lara Lightfoot as Scrub Theatre Nurse
  • Melissa Bonne as Zoe Mendosa
  • Carmen Duncan as Nora Johns
  • Gemma Yates-Round as Margot Thomas
  • Alyson Standen as Shirin Thomas
  • Catherine Mack as Alicia Knox
  • Steve Rodgers as Kevin Doyle
  • Kellie Jones as Renee Kadel
  • Kai Lewins as River Kadel