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Episode 1.08

Thu, September 07, 2017
384,000 viewers (18th)
Written by Michael Miller
Directed by Peter Andrikidis

Berger's brain tumour is progressing, his symptoms growing more extreme, but he's determined to finish a complicated series of kidney transplants before dealing with his own medical options.

Tabb's confidence is shaken when the brother of a deceased patient shows up with the same heart problem. Tabb is convinced he'll have to resign before he kills this brother too, until he surprises himself and Eli Nadar by diagnosing a rare disorder that saves the patient's life.

Mitri still struggles with the weight of guilt over Zoe Mendosa's death, and under Lou's guidance he finally takes responsibility for the operation's outcome and finds the courage to apologise to her husband Sam.

Meanwhile, Eli Nadar is concerned Berger's judgment is becoming impaired and urges Frankie to stop covering for him. But she's determined to help her mentor succeed with the complex domino of transplant surgeries he's planning and give Berger closure so he can deal with his own health.

Berger is forced to reveal his brain tumour and resign from the hospital, leaving Frankie and Tanya to see the transplant surgeries through. But when one of the donors pulls out at the last minute, derailing all six of the surgeries, Berger steps in with a radical solution…


  • 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
  • Jelena Milinkovic as Kelly Reid
  • JR Laveta as Felipe Finau
  • Anthony Brandon Wong as Arthur Chan
  • Steve Vella as Jim Reid
  • Silvia Colloca as Lucy Berger
  • Romany Demeter Miller as Yummi Berger
  • Aasnisa Vylet as Naza Kamiran
  • Andrew Attieh as Bedad Kamiran
  • Michael Grocholsky as Damien Walsh
  • Helen Thomson as Lorraine Walsh
  • Suzannah Bayes Morton as Teuila Finau