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Episode 1.07

Thu, August 31, 2017
350,000 viewers (19th)
Written by Kristen Dunphy
Directed by Peter Andrikidis

Frankie Bell heads a team investigating the death of a transplant patient. Will it prove that Zoe's death was the result of a medical mistake? Will Claire see the truth revealed or will the medical staff involved in the operation back the surgeon, Rowan Mitri, when he denies that a mistake was made?

Frankie wants her friend Lou to speak out, but will she when her own future as a surgeon is at stake? But she's under pressure both from Frankie and senior surgeon Maggie Cutter, who wants Mitri discredited for her own career reasons.

The investigation is looming and Frankie is on the night shift from hell — left alone to deal with multiple critical patients at once. When she prioritises a woman with an aortic tear, another patient dies, leaving his brain-damaged son without a carer. His death causes Frankie to question herself and the consequences of making such huge decisions on the run.

The RCA findings are presented and Lou finds the courage to speak up. But it's a whitewash and the cause of Zoe's death remains inconclusive, with the surgeon responsible, Rowan Mitri, apparently suffering no consequences. Frankie is beginning to realise that all doctors are fallible.


  • 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
  • Thuso Lekwape as Enrico
  • Troy Harrison as Sam Mendosa
  • Andrew McFarlane as Mack
  • Rahel Romahn as Adam Aswany
  • Simon Elrahi as Gamal Aswany
  • Michael Grocholsky as Damien Walsh
  • Helen Thomson as Lorraine Walsh
  • Alexis Lane as Debbie Campbell
  • Lasarus Ratuere as Kenny Campbell
  • Paul Goddard as Head Surgeon
  • Simon Watts as Vascular Surgeon
  • Ronald Smyck as Ambulance Officer
  • Ivy Mak as Radiologist