All Saints: episode guide

Against the Wall - Part 2


Episode 11.01 (417)
February 12, 2008
Ratings: 1.189 million viewers (7th)
Written by Sean Nash
Directed by Peter Fisk

Frank's leadership is put to the ultimate test when the ED team is held hostage and a deadly plan unfolds. In the bedlam that follows, threats are made, tempers are stretched and lives are lost. And at the end of it, Frank makes a decision that looks likely to cost him his job.

Featuring: Sonia Todd as Elizabeth Foy, Nathaniel Dean as James Byrne, Anna Houston as Melissa, Alexandra Davies as Cate McMasters, Yael Stone as Ann-Maree Preston, Andrew S Gilbert as Ethan Feeney, Lauren Elton as Georgina Feeney, Elizabeth Friels as Caroline, Myles Conti as Smokey;

Guest Cast: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Renee Lim as Suzi Lau, Lochlan & Kane David as Baby Zachary, Brian Hilton as Richie Cotton, Scott McLean as Police Car Driver, Michael Duncan as Jack Stunt Double, Sarah Grieve as Stunt Double; Andrea Berchtold as Stunt Performer, Raelene Chapman as Stunt Performer, Mark Duncan as Stunt Performer, Inge Sildnik as Stunt Performer

Notes: click on pictures for images galleries. Numbers in the guest credits are previous appearances by that actor.

The Simple Things


Episode 11.02 (418)
February 19, 2008
Ratings: 1.164 million viewers (7th)
Written by Louise Crane-Bowes
Directed by Geoffrey Cawthorn

In the aftermath of the siege, Frank finds himself under fire from Admin for his comments to the media. The ED team are confronted by the arrival of one of their captors after a police shooting. Charlotte and Dan are challenged by a woman with a chronic case of hiccups, Jack and Erica deal with an uncommunicative beating victim, Von struggles to come to terms with her feelings about the hostage taking, and a mistake in pathology results puts patients at risk.

Featuring: Nathaniel Dean as James Byrne, Yael Stone as Ann-Maree Preston, Sonia Todd as Elizabeth Foy, Nicholas Bell as Oliver Maroney, Matthew Newton as Isaac Talbot, Fiona Press as Catherine;

Guest Cast: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Renee Lim as Suzi Lau, Chris Bath as Newsreader, Tony Brockman as Mitchell Atherton, Peter Hansen as Mr Stewart

Comfort Zone


Episode 11.03 (419)
February 26, 2008
Ratings: 1.215 million viewers (5th)
Written by Peter Dick & Lily Taylor
Directed by Lynn Hegarty

Frank hatches a plan to win the hearts and minds of the other department heads. Meanwhile, Bart and Ann-Maree return from holidays so she can undergo another set of tests. A routine homecare visit turns into a trauma for Von. And Steve and Dan learn a lesson about the human side of medicine as they take care of a homeless man.

Featuring: Nicholas Bell as Oliver Maroney, Yael Stone as Ann-Maree Preston, Sonia Todd as Elizabeth Foy, Tracy Mann as Laura McDermott, Will Snow as Simon McDermott, Russell Kiefel as Lenny, Tony Nikolakopoulos as Dominic;

Guest Cast: Renee Lim as Suzi Lau, Paul Winchester as Todd Milan, Hayley Buckley as Vietnam Von, Adam J Yeend as Vietnam Soldier, Bradley Thomlinson as Vietnam Gavin, John Haines as Max Haswell

Event Horizon


Episode 11.04 (420)
March 04, 2008
Ratings: 1.039 million viewers (10th)
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by Lynn-Maree Danzey

Bart tries to find comfort and distraction in work only to come up against one of the most difficult challenges he's had to face. Mike donates a kidney to save his son's life, but will old memories change his life? Von realises an incident from her past is not dead and buried when Dominic arrives with a bad infection resulting from poor follow-up care.

Featuring: Tracy Mann as Laura McDermott, Sonia Todd as Elizabeth Foy, Tony Nikolakopoulos as Dominic, David Baldwin as Surgeon, Kellie Jones as young Laura, Michelle Doake as Emma Burroughs

Guest Cast: Kylee Ferguson as Scout Nurse, Monique Prowse as Scrub Nurse

Caught in a Trap


Episode 11.05 (421)
March 11, 2008
Ratings: 1.174 million viewers (6th)
Written by Sally Webb
Directed by Nicholas Bufalo

Another of Steve's secrets is revealed as he, Dan and Charlotte treat a young woman who has attempted suicide. Ann-Maree, suffering considerable pain, is still refusing to contemplate any further cancer treatment and Bart is torn between respecting her wishes and doing everything within his power to prolong her life. Frank is wary of Elizabeth's presence in the ED after her recent confession that she has been working as Oliver's lackey. However, at the end of the day she informs him of an important decision about her future.

Jack and Erica are forced to play medical detectives when tending to a retired barrister suffering from chronic pain despite no apparent change in the medication administered to him by his loving daughter and full time carer. Mike struggles to deal with intense post-op pain without morphine.

Featuring: Peter Sumner as Tom Grieve, Yael Stone as Ann-Maree Preston, Tracy Mann as Laura McDermott, Sonia Todd as Elizabeth Foy, Nicholas Bell as Oliver Maroney, Katrina Mathers as Kara Grieve, Daisy Betts as Jennifer Constable

Guest Cast: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Kylee Ferguson as Nurse

Note: Nicholas Bufalo received a 2008 Australian Directors Guild Award nomination for this episode.

Careful What You Wish For


Episode 11.06 (422)
March 18, 2008
Ratings: 1.093 million viewers (9th)
Written by Trent Atkinson
Directed by Geoffrey Cawthorn

Kimberly Dyer is brought into the ED in the throes of a seizure. While Charlotte and Erica fight to stabilise the girl, they quickly realise there's more going on here than meets the eye. And all the while, a worried mother is being supported by Von, who is becoming increasingly suspicious of her motives.

Conor Mayes, out of a mysterious reluctance to avoid hospitals, has set his broken ankle in a homemade concrete cast. Getting it off him is their first challenge, identifying why he'd go to such extreme measures to avoid medical help becomes their second.

After an unpopular directive issued to the ED draws the battle lines between Emergency Staff and Admin, Zoe attempts to nullify the situation by meeting with Oliver Maroney herself. But she is not at all prepared for the conversation that ensues... will she end up as Oliver's new spy against Frank?

Bart realises the toll Ann-Maree's return to hospital has taken — she's exhausted, depressed and resentful of the emotional blackmail that put her back in a ward room. Has he made an error in pushing her into this? By day's end, he'll know the answer — and will be struggling with a new question when she tells him she needs him to do one last, and very final, thing for her.

Featuring: Yael Stone as Ann-Maree Preston, Zoe Carides as Sandra Dyer, Des Fleming as Conor Mayes, Nicholas Bell as Oliver Maroney, Will Snow as Simon McDermott

Guest Cast: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Oberon Elenius as Kimberly Dyer

Little Decisions


Episode 11.07 (423)
March 25, 2008
Ratings: 1.297 million viewers (8th)
Written by Martin McKenna
Directed by Peter Fisk

An horrific car accident is not the only reason behind Frank and Charlotte having to fight for a patient's life. Ann-Maree's health is deteriorating rapidly. Bart finds it impossible to be by her side until he can find some kind of answer to the awful request she made of him. Bart's attempts to throw himself into work backfire as he deals badly with a woman who is unable to make a commitment to her treatment. Mike, unable to work so soon after his kidney donation, gets under Frank's feet in the ED. Zoe is caught liaising with the Director of Medicine who is gunning for Frank's scalp. Has she accepted his offer to replace Frank as the Director of Emergency Medicine?

Featuring: Maggie Kirkpatrick as Maria, Steven Pease as Andrew Newton, Elizabeth Connolly as Kelly Davidson, Nicholas Bell as Oliver Maroney, Yael Stone as Ann-Maree Preston, Alexandra Davies as Cate McMasters

Guest Cast: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Michael Beattie as Constable Murray, Raelene Chapman as Emily Newton, Scott McLean as Andrew Stunt Double, Phillip Partridge as Stunt Driver, Zuzi Fort as Bystander, Ingrid Kelinig as Bystander, Goran Jakovski as Bystander

Notes: Judith McGrath and Maggie Kirkpatrick starred together on Prisoner (right-most two in back row of cast photo). Raelene Chapman (Emily) has appeared on numerous series (including past episodes of All Saints) but you've probably never really seen her before, just her work. She is a stunt performer.



Episode 11.08 (424)
April 01, 2008
Ratings: 1.074 million viewers (11th)
Written by Denise Morgan
Directed by Martin Sacks

Frank is called to the dying Ann-Maree's bedside by Von who is very conscious of the fact that Bart is unable to say good-bye and give her permission to die. Frank tells Bart that he has to put his own needs out of the equation and that this is a battle that can't be won and is about being selfless. His words of advice will resonate with Frank once he realizes the danger his his battle with Admin is putting the ED in.

Dan's plans to propose to Erica are ruined by the frenetic pace of the ED which also causes Erica to make a near fatal mistake when she is called away from an ICU patient for another emergency, causing the ICU patient's near death.

Steve and Dan are kept busy in Resus with a patient who has a mysterious abdominal bleed.

Jack is occupied by a mysterious Father Paul who he attempts to keep in the Psych Obs room until he can be seen.

As the ED comes under more pressure from Admin, Frank makes a decision that will impact on all those around him.

Featuring: Yael Stone as Ann-Maree Preston, Robert Grubb as Paul Murray, John Brumpton as Ross Fraser, Danielle Carter as Donna Griffith, Nicholas Bell as Oliver Maroney

Guest Cast: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Stephen Hunter as Scott Griffith

When Tomorrow Comes


Episode 11.09 (425)
April 08, 2008
Ratings: 1.078 million viewers (11th)
Written by Sam Meikle
Directed by Nicholas Bufalo

Dan, Erica and Jack are running late for work when they find a middle aged woman on the bonnet of Dan's car. After she is taken via ambulance to All Saints, it is soon discovered that her incoherence and her physical frailty are the result of Huntington's disease. In treating her and in talking with her daughter, Dan comes to an important decision about his own health.

Charlotte, Erica and Jack treat a young man struggling to come to terms with what he has done to his body. On his first day back at work, Mike is thrown into the middle of a major trauma. Bart comes into the ED to announce that Ann-Maree died the night before and the ED is stunned to learn the news about Frank's sudden resignation.

Featuring: Kate Fitzpatrick as Margaret Coolage (1.12, 5.26, 5.27), Lenore Munro as (6.39, 9.12), Nicholas Bell as Oliver Maroney, Lachlan Mantell as Evan Fallon, Fayssal Bazzi as Tim Spillane

Guest Cast: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews

Out of the Fire


Episode 11.10 (426)
April 15, 2008
Ratings: 1.178 million viewers (12th)
Written by Charlie Strachan
Directed by Jessica Hobbs

Zoe, Jack and Dan fight to save the life of a young burns victim, having no idea how complex the situation will get when his mother arrives in the ED and asks them not to take further action to actively resuscitate him.

Charlotte and Gabrielle struggle to unravel the mystery of a young woman who presents with severe stomach pain.

Frank is summoned to a meeting with Admin. The ED Staff wait anxiously to learn the outcome of their collective agreement to strike.

Dan awaits the results of his tests. He tells Erica that he won't repeat the treatment if the results are still positive for Hep C. Bart, Von and Frank attend Ann-Maree's funeral.

Featuring: Nicholas Bell as Oliver Maroney, Louise Siversen as Tamara Pederson, Krew Boylan as Simone Collie (7.03), Lara Cox as Phoebe Speight

Guest Cast: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Daniel Pardy as Derek Speight, Shameer Birges as Constable O'Donnell, Leon Stripp as Dylan Pederson, Elias Joukhdar as Paul Pederson, Christopher Darling as Mickie Boone, Jon Heaney as Paul Stunt Double, Judd Wild as Mickie Stunt Double

It Ain't Necessarily So


Episode 11.11 (427)
April 22, 2008
Ratings: 1.180 million viewers (11th)
Written by Sean Nash
Directed by Jean-Pierre Mignon

A high profile athlete is found badly injured from a vicious hammer attack. When he later accuses his team mate of being the attacker, Jack and Steve take sides over what should be done with the information.

On Bart's first day back in the ED following the death of Ann-Maree, a shoot-from-the-lip deserted wife who can't stop talking about her failed relationship is probably the last thing Bart needs, or is it in fact exactly what he needs?

Von is called in by Dan to offer home care options to devoted husband, Gavin, whose wife, Connie, is suffering chronic fatigue. But when Von recognises that this man is a part of her past that she's spent most of her life trying to forget, she has an opportunity to deal with the trauma once and for all.

Charlotte finds a possible solution to the challenges she faces as a single working mum.

Featuring: William Zappa as Gavin, Jane Harders as Connie, Ivan Hudson as Max Parnell, Nathan Page as Blair Williams, Trudi-Ann Tierney as Michelle Connelly, Petra Yared as Rhiannon

Guest Cast: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Lochlan & Kane David as Baby Zachery, Alice Ansara as Detective Grant, Jordana Ashkenazi as Karen Kovacs, Phillip Partridge as Max Stunt Double, Mark Duncan as Stunt Driver, Rob Choi as Journalist, Karenza Stevens as Journalist, Robin Queree as Journalist, Hayley Buckley as Vietnam Von, Adam J Yeend as Vietnam Soldier, Bradley Thomlinson as Vietnam Gavin

The Hand You're Dealt


Episode 11.12 (428)
April 29, 2008
Ratings: 1.251 million viewers (9th)
Written by Blake Ayshford
Directed by Ian Watson

Cody Frost is delivered to the ED after being hit by a car, and what appears to be a fairly straight forward case becomes a medical mystery with the patient declaring his long list of bad luck is the result of a curse.

Charlotte's day has started off badly, Zac's still unwell and she's had to call in Rhiannon for the first time to look after him for the day. Charlotte can feel the weight of the world starting to lift off her shoulders but we're left wondering if all is as it seems.

Meanwhile, in the ED, Ashleigh, a mother who is completely exhausted by caring for her young son who has recently been diagnosed with autism, is admitted after a collapse. When Ashleigh's husband, Theo, arrives in the ED, it's obvious to all that he's not the supportive partner she most needs.

Gabrielle finds herself stretched to the limit when an Agency Nurse fails to show and in her dealing with Sebastian, an optimistic, corporate life coach with an appetite for dangerous sexual practices.

Featuring: Petra Yared as Rhiannon, Victoria Haralabidou as Ashleigh, Patrick Brammall as Theo, Eamon Farren as Cody Frost, Matt Dyktynski as Sebastian Powers

Guest Cast: Renee Lim as Suzi Lau; Drivers: Andrew Beattie, Igor Smilevic, Zuzi Fort

Stepping Up


Episode 11.13 (429)
May 06, 2008
Ratings: 1.202 million viewers (10th)
Written by Robert Haywood
Directed by Martin Sacks

The unexpected awakening of a comatose patient brings new trauma to the man's wife while igniting old feelings between Gabrielle and Steve. Dan's paraplegic brother, Luke, is brought in following a wheelchair basketball accident, but the secrets the two brothers are keeping from each other threaten Luke's recovery and Dan and Erica's relationship. Charlotte joins the Medical Rescue Unit for the first time, the final hurdle before she attains her Emergency Fellowship.

Featuring: Harold Hopkins as Abe, Danielle Carter as Donna Griffith, Stephen Hunter as Scott Griffith, Robert Jago as Luke Goldman, Petra Yared as Rhiannon
With: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Steve Cox as Tony Constable

The Circle of Life


Episode 11.14 (430)
May 13, 2008
Ratings: 1.219 million viewers (8th)
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by Ian Gilmour

Steve is confronted by an addict who challenges all his medical and personal convictions. Jack races against time with an acutely schizophrenic woman about to give birth. Charlotte and Bart are set up by Frank to have their medical abilities (and their diplomacy skills) tested during a hospital training day. Jack tells Gabrielle that he'd like to accept her offer of accommodation. Steve is less than thrilled.

Featuring: Kallista Kaval as Rebecca Stewart, Sean Barker as Joe Stewart, Jonathan Prescott as Finn Sullivan, Victoria Eagger as Pauline Da Souza

Guest Cast: Wendy Strehlow as Lorraine Tanner, Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Michael Beattie as Michael Murray, Sean Morrison as Brad, Judd Wild as Ambulance Officer, Gary Woods as Citizen, Lucy Botskor as Newborn Baby, Marie Peck as Lolly Patient

That Window in Time


Episode 11.15 (431)
May 20, 2008
Ratings: 1.268 million viewers (7th)
Written by Sally Webb
Directed by Peter Fisk

Disagreement over the treatment of a husband and wife involved in an car accident brings Steve and Jack into conflict. Angus, just twenty years old and with a burning ambition to become an international soccer player, has his dreams shattered by a surprising diagnosis. Charlotte finds herself in an awkward predicament when she confronts Rhiannon about her growing attraction towards Bart. Dan's brother Luke is uncomfortable about disrupting Dan's life.

Featuring: Angus McLaren as Angus Wilson, David James as Richard Davies, Mandy McElhinney as Corinne Davies, Petra Yared as Rhiannon, Robert Jago as Luke Goldman

Guest Cast: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews

Never Tell


Episode 11.16 (432)
May 27, 2008
Ratings: 1.330 million viewers (6th)
Written by Fiona Kelly
Directed by Jean-Pierre Mignon

When a young pregnant woman is admitted after collapsing, the team are faced with a moral and ethical dilemma when they discover who the father is. A man is brought in having been bashed. What first appears to be a random act of violence turns out to be much worse. Erica meets Dan's parents, but doesn't get the warm welcoming she'd hoped for in a day that ends in tragedy with the Goldmans racing a family member to hospital.

Featuring: Paul English as Peter Webster, Penny Cook as Rhonda Goldman, Leslie Dayman as Kevin Goldman, Jaclyn Albergoni as Lisa Reynolds, Elan Zavelsky as Austin Reynolds, Robert Jago as Luke Goldman, Petra Yared as Rhiannon

Guest Cast: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews

Risky Business


Episode 11.17 (433)
June 03, 2008
Ratings: 1.339 million viewers (6th)
Written by Chris McCourt
Directed by Andrew 'Killer' Bowden

Mike, Jack and Erica attempt to help a man whose foolish attempt to impress his much younger wife has left him at risk of becoming a paraplegic. Charlotte and Zoe work well together while treating a reluctant hero, causing problems for Frank, who has been handed an unpleasant ultimatum from Admin. Steve, Bart and Gabrielle fight to save the life of a man who, along with his dim-witted brother, traffics highly unusual goods. Dan attempts to keep his mind on the job as his father's life hangs in the balance in another hospital.

Featuring: David Franklin as Alex Riordan, Ari Mattes as Damian Hunter, Barry Langrishe as Robert Coburn, Rhiannon Owen as Lara Coburn

Guest Cast: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Heath Velaga Mike Smith, Liam Smith as Constable Campbell, Justin Hooper as Gary Hunter

Under My Skin


Episode 11.18 (434)
June 10, 2008
Ratings: 1.296 million viewers (6th)
Written by Trent Atkinson
Directed by Jessica Hobbs

Charlotte is forced to contemplate her future at All Saints when she learns that there's no room for her there as a Fellow in the ED, as long as Zoe has that job. Bart, Erica and Steve struggle to care for a man suffering from an apparent psychotic break down.

Having bonded with Charlotte during a patient's care, Rhiannon misreads the situation and makes a move on Charlotte, which Charlotte politely pulls out of. Rhiannon takes it badly and her fears that the truth will be discovered, leading her to a decision that could end Charlotte's career.

When Jack, Zoe, Mike and Gabrielle disagree on treatment for what might be the world's longest splinter, Zoe finds herself alienated by Frank for the second time that day when he sides against her.

After attending his father's funeral without her, Dan has bad news for Erica — he's invited his mother and brother to move in.

Featuring: Petra Yared as Rhiannon, Clarissa House as Theresa Nielson, Damion Hunter as Josh, Alan Dukes as Keith Morley, Li-Leng Au as Lin Motley

Guest Cast: Shameer Birges as Constable O'Donnell, Kylee Ferguson as Theatre Nurse, Sue Bolding as Theatre Nurse

Blind Faith


Episode 11.19 (435)
June 17, 2008
Ratings: 1.380 million viewers (5th)
Written by Lily Taylor
Directed by Ian Gilmour

A woman on the brink of marriage is revealed to have a shocking legacy from the past when her x-rays reveal not one but a number of needles embedded into her bowels and other organs. Von helps an elderly man make a decision about his future after his wife is admitted to the ED suffering from Alzheimer's and advanced pneumonia. Jack and Bart try to help a previous patient [ep 10.23] but it soon becomes apparent that their original treatment might be the cause of her current pain and nothing they can do now will take that pain away. At day's end, Frank pays Charlotte a visit, determined to motivate her to fight Rhiannon's accusation but instead finding her ready to give up and walk away.

Featuring: George Whaley as Bill, Moya O'Sullivan as Jean, Annie Stanford as Georgia O'Reilly, Petra Yared as Rhiannon, Karen Pang as Mai Lin Chin [Chang?], Hilda Lee as Mrs Chin

Note: Ian Gilmour received a 2008 Australian Directors Guild Award nomination for this episode.

Torn Apart


Episode 11.20 (436)
June 24, 2008
Ratings: 1.300 million viewers (5th)
Written by Charlie Strachan
Directed by Martin Sacks

Von is approached for help in the Hospital car park but when she finds herself in an abandoned tram factory, she has reason to regret her decision. She finds a pregnant woman in labour, a husband who fears the repercussions of their discovery, and a Government worker willing to risk it all to do the right thing — and Von can't walk away. Frank and Bart try to save the life of a woman who believes her husband will never forgive her for involving their son in a car accident. Steve and Mike treat a man who has been gored by a wild animal and has survived 36 hours in bushland. Jack helps Charlotte decide how to fight the allegations made against her. Zoe has news for Frank about her career.

Featuring: Petra Yared as Rhiannon, Rodney Afif as Nadir Fahmi, Lana Nesnas as Adeena Fahmi, William Upjohn as Rex Summers (5.07), Matt Doran as Phil Mawson (1.22, 8.13), Lauren Clair as Jennifer Foley, Steve Vidler as Marc Foley (9.14)

Guest Cast: Renee Lim as Suzi Lau, Charlie Cross as Louis Foley, Philip McGrath as Orderly, Imaia Webster as Adeena & Nadir's Baby

Notes: Allison Cratchley's final episode.

Justice for None


Episode 11.21 (437)
July 01, 2008
Ratings: 1.148 million viewers (11th)
Written by Sean Nash
Directed by Jean-Pierre Mignon

Rhiannon convinces Charlotte to meet her away from All Saints in the hope of finding a way to reconcile their differences. Their showdown is interrupted by a brutal hit and run accident that will ultimately bring tragedy to the ED. Von finds an unlikely ally in her quest to help a family of illegal immigrants. With plans for a Registry Office wedding at the end of their shift, Dan and Erica spend the day anticipating their new lives together. But, as the moment draws closer, second thoughts start to creep in. Frank has to counsel Jack after treating a dying patient.

Featuring: Rodney Afif as Nadir Fahmi, Lana Nesnas as Adeena Fahmi, Petra Yared as Rhiannon, Matt Doran as Phil Mawson, Blazey Best as Debbie Meeks, Valentino Del Toro as Brad Kelberg

Guest Cast: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Shameer Birges as Constable O'Donnell, Ray Anthony as Brad Stunt Double, Nigel Harbach as Stunt Driver

Notes: Ratings drop reflects the later start time of 9.45pm.

Fearless and Searching


Episode 11.22 (438)
July 08, 2008
Ratings: 1.274 million viewers (8th)
Written by Blake Ayshford
Directed by Daniel Nettheim

Charlotte's day in court arrives. Her plan rests squarely on the strength of her character, but while her reputation as a doctor is impeccable, it is her personal life that is called into question once she takes the stand. Will Charlotte's plan backfire? Or will Rhiannon finally gather the courage to tell the truth?
Steve attends to a young woman who is suffering burns to her face and neck. It's obvious the pair know each other but neither are forthcoming about how which piques Gabrielle's curiosity and dormant feelings for Steve.

A young woman is torn between the friend she's always loved and the man she is in love with when the pair are admitted to the ED with severe injuries.

Bart rethinks his friendship with Erica and Dan when Erica's tries to involve him in decisions relating to her wedding.

Featuring: Petra Yared as Rhiannon, Eva Di Cesare as Marissa Blanchot, Jennifer Hagen as Magistrate, Peter Flett as Tom McCarthy, Nicholas Cooper as Hayden Dellilo, Veronica Sywak as Rebecca Atwood, Simon Maiden as Justin Auster, Tamsin Carroll as Tanya Foster Wallace

Guest Cast: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews

Blood Lines


Episode 11.23 (439)
July 15, 2008
Ratings: 1.356 million viewers (4th)
Written by Denise Morgan
Directed by Jet Wilkinson

A traumatised Charlotte brings Rhiannon into the ED after Rhiannon has attempted to end her life. As Frank, Jack and Gabrielle battle to save Rhiannon's life, Charlotte confronts the one person she thinks caused it all — Rhiannon's father.

Erica and Steve are kept in the dark when Von and Mike take over the illegal refugee, Nadir's case. Faced with the prospect of their actions being discovered, Von and Mike take unprecedented action to keep all those who come in contact with Nadir, in the dark.

Dan and Bart deal with a patient who has to make a life/death choice. The mother of the patient finally has to accept that her son is the only one who can make this choice and once she does, Dan learns what Bart has already learnt — that sometimes love equals letting go.

With renewed commitment, Dan finally confronts his mother who has been battling out wedding plans with Erica's mother and only adding to the tension of getting married.

Featuring: Petra Yared as Rhiannon, Tiriel Mora as David Wilson, Rodney Afif as Nadir Fahmi, Lana Nesnas as Adeena Farmi, Penny Cook as Rhonda Goldman, Robert Jago as Luke Goldman, Helen O'Connor as Janet Warner, Brett Hicks-Maitland as Leon Warner, Anna Hruby as Nicole Templeton

Guest Cast: Wendy Strehlow as Lorraine Tanner, Judd Wild as Ambulance Partner, Sandi Murphy as Rhiannon Body Double

Sons and Lovers


Episode 11.24 (440)
July 22, 2008
Ratings: 1.407 million viewers (3rd)
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by Ian Gilmour

Erica's hens night takes a turn for the worse when a pole-dancing class goes wrong and the instructor comes off the pole and injures her wrist. But with Charlotte struggling to find her balance between her new 2-IC duties and doctoring the woman, will she miss a far more sinister diagnosis?

A teenage boy is brought in with horrendous injuries resulting from the collision between a shopping trolley he was riding in and a car. When his father arrives he is devastated to see his son barely clinging on to life. Erica is witness to the depth of love the father has for his son when the man discovers the accident is now on the internet for all the world to see and takes drastic measures to have it removed.

Dan is assigned a patient who has chronic prostatitis and is given food for thought about his own troubles at home.

Featuring: Lara Taylor as Caitlin Kelly, Paul Blackwell as Dale Andrews, Guy Leslie as John Collins, Penny Cook as Rhonda Goldman, Robert Jago as Luke Goldman

Guest Cast: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Renee Lim as Suzi Lau, Jack Michel as Mitch Collins, Andrew Babicci as Alexi, Keiyan Lonsdale as Corey, Michael Camilleri as Paul, Karl Van Moorsel as Mitch Stunt Double, Danny Woodrow as Stunt Driver

Music: 'Flaunt it', performed by TV Rock

Horses for Courses


Episode 11.25 (441)
July 29, 2008
Ratings: 1.313 million viewers (7th)
Written by Trent Roberts
Directed by Marcus Cole

When a homecare patient is brought in after taking a lethal drug combination, it's up to Von, Bart and Frank to work out whether or not it was an accident. Dan reassesses his impending buck's night after two very drunk mates come in after a shocking accident. Erica helps a patient with a cardiac irregularity maintain a positive outlook. Charlotte does her best not to falter as Frank continues to inundate her with paperwork.

Featuring: Tina Bursill as Robyn (2.37, 5.15), Georgia Adamson as Sally (1.07, 4.13), Andrew McDonell as Sam (6.34), Jai Courtney as Harry, Aaron Cottrell as Pete

Guest Cast: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Chapin Ayres as Dr Annie Kent, Nathan Griffin as "Shorts" Sheedy

Wish List


Episode 11.26 (442)
August 05, 2008
Ratings: 1.290 million viewers (8th)
Written by Chris McCourt
Directed by Nicholas Bufalo

Frank's niece Amy starts work in the ED and makes a mistake which has tragic consequences for a patient. While treating a farmer brought into the ED after a tractor accident, Steve and Mike both go down with a mystery illness forcing Frank to take over an emergency surgery. Elsewhere, Erica looks after a young English woman dying from cystic fibrosis. Erica, Von and Bart try desperately to keep Stella alive long enough for her to be able to give her parents a final goodbye. Dan's pre-wedding night is ruined when he is witness to a tragedy.

Featuring: Alix Bidstrup as Amy Fielding, Fiona MacLeod as Hannah, Lotte St Clair as Stella, Penny Cook as Rhonda Goldman, Robert Jago as Luke Goldman

Guest Cast: Renee Lim as Suzi Lau, Tamyn Henderson as Macca MacKinley, Paul W He as Jeff Overton, Clayton Moss as Eddie MacKinley, Kit McDee as Brendan Holloway, Leon Stripp as Macca Stunt Double, Phillip Patridge as Doug Stunt Double, Neal Horton as Dan Stunt Double

Note: Alix Bidstrup's first episode as Amy Fielding. Last episode before going on hiatus for the Beijing Olympics.

Best Laid Plans


Episode 11.27 (443)
August 26, 2008
Ratings: 1.282 million viewers (7th)
Written by Louise Crane-Bowes
Directed by Jean-Pierre Mignon

Tragedy puts Erica and Dan's wedding at risk, with multiple traumas hitting the ED and Dan feeling responsible for the accident that brought them in.

Dan feels helpless when a pre-wedding gag organised by his brother goes wrong and Dan finds himself tied to a tree while a horrific accident occurs right in front of him. Extricating himself from his bonds, Dan does his best to keep the casualties alive and calm while he waits for help.

A woman has been badly injured and her husband's panic complicates Dan's attempts to assess and administer first aid to her. The van carrying the goons who "kidnapped" him is a mess and Dan has to rally the less injured drunks to help him.

Featuring: Arky Michael as Doug Silverman, Mary-Anne Halpin as Renne Silverman, Penny Cook as Rhonda Goldman, Robert Jago as Luke Goldman, Anna Hruby as Nicole Templeton, William Heeley as Nicole Templeton, Tamyn Henderson as Macca MacKinley, Paul W He as Jeff Overton, Alix Bidstrup as Amy Fielding

Guest Cast: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Clayton Moss as Eddie MacKinley, Sarah Tolmie as Wedding Celebrant, Monique Prowse as Scout Nurse

Music: "Something's Gonna Start (To Look Beautiful in Your Eyes)" written and performed by The Hipstones

Note: the day after this episode aired, 32-year-old actor Mark Priestley (Dan Goldman) took his own life. It was reported that he had been suffering from depression. Mark will appear in eleven more episodes.



Episode 11.28 (444)
September 02, 2008
Ratings: 1.319 million viewers (7th)
Written by Sally Webb
Directed by Kate Woods

Mike bonds with a patient whose life story echoes his own; Von acts as intermediary for a young man whose only hope of life lies with the family he's never met; and Jack tries to get through to a woman who refuses to face reality.

When Laszlo, a middle aged man and professional Skydiver, arrives at All Saints after a skydiving accident, the team are expecting the worst. It soon transpires that Mike has a very dim view of skydivers, and the deliberate dangers they submit themselves to. But when Mike discovers Laszlo, like himself, was born to European, post WWII immigrants, is also unmarried and is as single mindedly focused on his profession, he begins to feel a bond to the man. Laszlo believes that he has almost complete control over his destiny, but when things take an alarming turn for the worse medically, he is forced to put his trust in Mike.

Meanwhile, Dan and Erica return from their honeymoon to find things tense and awkward between Gabrielle and Jack while Bart seeks to mend fences with Amy, seeing her in a new light as she deals with a difficult patient.

Featuring: Esben Storm as Laszio, Fiona Mahl as Tina (1.37, 4.06, 8.03), Cameron Stewart as Barry Glass (5.06), Ann Burbrook as Linda Glass (2.43), Burgess Abernathy as Tom Bishop, Alix Bidstrup as Amy Fielding, Genevieve Hegney as Juliet (6.39, 8.03)

Guest Cast: Renee Lim as Suzi Lau

Note: episode 8.13 was also called "Echoes" while the previous episode, Best Laid Plans, shares its name with episodes 1.30 and 3.37.

Solitary Confinement


Episode 11.29 (445)
September 09, 2008
Ratings: 1.293 million viewers (8th)
Written by Fiona Kelly
Directed by Ian Gilmour

Frank and Mike come face to face with a cold-blooded killer in solitary confinement at a high security prison who forces them both to reconsider where their lives are going. While watching Steve and Amy very closely as they deal with what looks like a desperate suicide attempt, Gabrielle begins to question where Steve's motives lie. Bart's frustrated by hospital delays as his young female patient suffers unbearable pain. With Frank away, Charlotte is left to run the ED and, in the process, learns that All Saints' new doctor isn't all he appears to be.

Featuring: John Orcisk as [Warden], Kieran Darcy Smith as Mathew King (2.42, 8.40, 9.20), Leon Ford as Patrick Foster (4.32, 5.20, 5.39, 5.40), Lucy Suze Taylor as Samantha Foster, Suzannah Bayes-Morton as Meagan Knight, Andrew Bibby as Tony Clark, Genevieve Hegney as Juliet, Alix Bidstrup as Amy Fielding

Guest Cast: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Sheila Kumar as Mrs Wilson, Dan Forrester as Mr Phillips, Judy Knight as Mrs Mattos, Kieran Revell as Prison Warden, Andrew Leigh Sipos as Prison Warden, Paul Doyle as Patrick Driving Double, Marcello Maio as Blues Keyboardist, Stanley Valacos as Blues Bass Player, Anthony Howe as Blues Drummer

Better Safe Than Sorry


Episode 11.30 (446)
September 16, 2008
Ratings: 1.212 million viewers (11th)
Written by Jenny Lewis
Directed by Marcus Cole

Charlotte and Mike clash over the best way to deal with a patient, who has sustained a head injury in a road accident. As the woman is a single mother Charlotte wants to take no chances and she pushes for early surgery. But Mike believes surgery is unwarranted and adopts a wait and see approach. The situation is complicated by a daughter who seems to have no other family to turn to.

Frank is making an effort to throw Amy and Bart together, not knowing just how little professional respect Bart has for his niece. Their patient, Craig suffers from frequent fainting spells, but when Amy takes matters into her own hands, deliberately bringing on another attack in order to prove her point, Bart is forced to confront Frank about her attitude and her shortcomings as a nurse, and Amy is forced to finally realise and regret her limitations as a nurse.

Gabrielle and Steve tend to a patient, Terry, who is so afraid of dying of skin cancer like his father, that he's become a recluse. Steve offers some words of wisdom to Terry — that a life lived in fear is a life wasted — and Gabrielle takes heed, suggesting that she and Steve try again. But Steve's reaction is not the one she was hoping for.

Featuring: Briony Williams as Phillipa (6.01, 8.35), Katie Nazer-Hennings as Holly, Mark Bower as Craig (8.10), Lloyd Allison-Young as Terry, Alix Bidstrup as Amy Fielding

Guest Cast: Renee Lim as Suzi Lau

Not What You'd Expect


Episode 11.31 (447)
September 23, 2008
Ratings: 1.220 million viewers (9th)
Written by Sean Nash
Directed by Jean-Pierre Mignon

When Amy puts her foot in it with a heavily-disfigured patient, she feels the entire department is against her. A charming eccentric who's gambled with his life by self-medicating forces Jack to make a decision that has dire consequences. A new computer system complicates operations in the ED.

Mike has bitten the bullet and phoned Juliet — whom he barely knows — for a date. A big gesture, considering she's now in Melbourne. Their initial nerves at what's almost a blind date soon vanish but just as they're about to move to a quieter venue to get to know each other even better, a drug-fuelled glassing incident between two socialite brats claims Mike's talents as a doctor. The incident effectively ends Mike's date with Juliet. Or does it…?

Featuring: Brian Lipson as Timothy Carey, Genevieve Hegney as Juliet, Megan Drury as Paula Griffin, Alix Bidstrup as Amy Fielding, Hayley McCarthy as Crystal, Emma Bottomley as Abba

Guest Cast: Woody Naismith as Garth Armstrong, Daniel Sassen as Melbourne Paramedic; Blues Club Band: Laura Stitt, Shannon Stitt, Danny Stitt, Paul Derricott

Additional Music: Uncle Jed

Training Wheels


Episode 11.32 (448)
September 30, 2008
Ratings: 1.285 million viewers (7th)
Written by Trent Atkinson
Directed by Jet Wilkinson

Jack finds himself caught up in an MVA where a young mother is trapped and the only possible way of saving her is to amputate her legs.

Mike forms a bond with a young patient from an MVA whose medical situation turns out to be far more dire than initially expected, and hides a personal secret.

Von takes Paula home to commence home-care, but it is Amy who learns something about nursing from the experience.

Dan and Erica are forced to part ways as she heads off for a course. Could this be the last time they see each other?

Featuring: Roslyn Oades as Chris Parsons, Paul Barry as Jeremy Parsons, Megan Drury as Paula Griffin, Daniel Webber as Kieran Foster, Alix Bidstrup as Amy Fielding

Guest Cast: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Renee Lim as Suzi Lau, Michael Barnacoat as Neighbour, Martin Jones as Rescue Leader, Harry Dennison as Shane

When The Party's Over


Episode 11.33 (449)
October 07, 2008
Ratings: 1.377 million viewers (5th)
Written by Andrew Kelly
Directed by Kay Pavlou

Three young adults land in Emergency after a house party, all suffering different symptoms. Can the All Saints team discover the cause before it's too late? Dan attempts to conceal his fears about Erica's disappearance by throwing himself into work helping Mike remove a nail from a man's hand. But that may prove harder than expected. When the rest of the team learns of Erica's disappearance they search for ways they can help Dan through this difficult time.

Featuring: Nicholas Papademetriou as Trev, Brittany Byrnes as Emma Quinliven (1.14, 3.39, 9.21), Paul Pantano as Toby Ellis (2.33, 8.39), Michael Lewis as Joel Quinliven, Alix Bidstrup as Amy Fielding

Guest Cast: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Greg Bull as Sergeant Williams

Out on a Limb


Episode 11.34 (450)
October 14, 2008
Ratings: 1.202 million viewers (9th)
Written by Charlie Strachan
Directed by Cherlie Nowlan

Steve and Gabrielle fight to save the life of a worker who has suffered long-term exposure to chemicals. Elsewhere, Von and Charlotte treat the worker's boss, who is suffering similar but lesser symptoms. Does he know more than he's telling? Then, Jack faces an internal investigation about the death of one of his patients, only to find an even bigger challenge awaiting him when he returns to the ED and has to face his dead patient's widow. Dan is in denial about Erica's disappearance. Mike's relationship with Juliet is going well, but she issues him a subtle challenge — time to step outside his comfort zone.

Featuring: Roy Billing as Darryl Hornby (1.14, 7.29, 7.30, 7.31), May Lloyd as Janice Carey (8.29), Damien Garvey as Duncan Campbell (4.23, 7.15, 7.35), Genevieve Hegney as Juliet, Alix Bidstrup as Amy Fielding

Guest Cast: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Heather Christie as Mrs Garner, Haven Tso as Tommy Cheung, Paul Berton as Lead Guitarist, Christian Marsh as Harmonica Player, Clayton Doley as Keyboardist, Victor Round as Bass Guitarist, Greg Hensen as Drummer

Music: "Coloured by The Blues" written by John Waters and Stewart D'Arrietta

Running for Cover


Episode 11.35 (451)
October 21, 2008
Ratings: 1.205 million viewers (8th)
Written by Clare Atkins
Directed by Lynn-Maree Danzy

When two victims of an armed robbery are brought in, the All Saints team are pushed to the limit. Already two nurses down, it's all hands on deck. Mike, Charlotte and Gabrielle deal with Rohan, a store owner who has been shot twice during the hold-up. When his condition spirals out of control, Charlotte and Mike debate how to best keep him alive.

Meanwhile, the other hold-up victim is medically fine but his mind keeps replaying the hold-up. Steve and Dan assume he's just suffering from shock. But when the real story comes out it catches both of them by surprise and makes Dan reassess how he's dealing with Erica's disappearance.

A woman brings in her twenty-five year old son. He's suffering from cellulitis. He also has a mental age of four, caused by a motor vehicle accident twenty years ago. Due to the lack of nurses, Von offers to help Bart for the day. Von quickly takes in the situation — while the cellulitis isn't serious it's clear the mother isn't coping. But can Von provide the extra support the mother needs before she chooses a more drastic solution?
Jack, feeling gun-shy after the internal investigation last week, opts to take Triage. Frank is on to him immediately. Jack's lost his nerve.

Amy comes in to finalise her resignation, giving Frank the opportunity to restore his relationship with his niece.

Featuring: Lisa Peers as Gail Henderson, Zachary Garred as Rhys Henderson, Ryan Gibson as Sean Bishop, Bruno Xavier as Rohan, Shameer Birges as Constable O'Donnell, Alix Bidstrup as Amy Fielding

Guest Cast: Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Renee Lim as Suzi Lau, Richard Green as Gunman

Reality Check


Episode 11.36 (452)
October 28, 2008
Ratings: 1.304 million viewers (5th)
Written by Chris McCourt
Directed by Kate Woods

Jack's ability to function as a doctor is called into question when Frank gives him an ultimatum. After going on a fruitless search for Erica with Bart, Dan is forced to face the possibility that something terrible has happened to his wife. Steve has to apologise to another doctor after he accuses him of medical negligence, unaware that he shares a past with Von. Mike has to face the possibility that Juliet is hiding something from him.

Featuring: David Roberts as Graeme Collins (10.29), Clodagh Crowe as Rosie Collins (4.25), Sheridan Harbridge as Audrey, Genevieve Hegney as Juliet

Guest Cast: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Adam J. Yeend as Service Station Attendant

Notes: Kip Gamblin joins the cast as Dr Adam Rossi. Episode 10.31 was also titled "Reality Check".

Secrets and Lies


Episode 11.37 (453)
November 04, 2008
Ratings: 1.295 million viewers (8th)
Written by Trent Roberts
Directed by Jet Wilkinson

Dan and Bart deal with a complicated pregnancy scenario that serves to heighten Dan's sense of loss about Erica. Claire, the new Agency Nurse, is unrelenting in her quest to find out what happened to a man who has been badly assaulted. Adam's first day at All Saints sees him dealing with a young man who appears to be suffering from alcohol poisoning after his best mate's 21st. But when blood test results reveal that there is no alcohol or drugs in his system, Adam finds himself without a diagnoses and in a race against time. Frank is desperate to know how Adam and Von know each other.

Featuring: Don Halbert as Jeffrey Robards, Tahli Corin as Lizzy, Suzannah McDonald as Kate Gilcrest, Tyrone Lindqvist as Nat, Raphael Dickson as Marty

Guest Cast: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Rachel Deane as Dark Haired Nurse, Kai Gee & Emily Powell as Baby Alice

Notes: Ella Scott Lynch joins the cast as Agency Nurse Claire Anderson, episode 4.08 was also called "Secrets and Lies"

A Safe Place


Episode 11.38 (454)
November 11, 2008
Ratings: 1.309 million viewers (5th)
Written by Sally Webb
Directed by Ian Watson

New nurse Claire is tested on her first day, full time, in the ED. Gabrielle puts Claire to work with a desperately ill, and very difficult patient. Dan prickles against Claire, seeing her as Erica's replacement. With grief from her patient, and from a colleague, it's a tough start.

Bart is annoyed when his patient, Roz, admits that she is faking symptoms. But Roz does have a real problem; her husband. She is deeply concerned about her husband, Ken, and his recent very odd behaviour. Ken refuses to admit to a problem. Roz felt this was the only way to get a Doctor to examine him. Bart and Gabrielle soon realise that Ken's behaviour is erratic and that his wife's concerns are well founded. Bart takes his concerns to Frank, who puts the pieces together, and comes up with an appalling and tragic diagnosis.
Adam has finished his stint as a locum, and is crashing on Von's couch, not knowing, or caring, where he will go from here, content for the winds to guide him. Von's patience with his attitude has worn paper thin.

Dan obsesses over discovering the identity of an anonymous trauma patient. Dealing with a critical patient that has no identity stirs up Dan's anxieties, but also offers him some hope.

After turning up in the ED, Juliet asks Mike to accept her as she is.

Jack makes a decision about his future, handing in his resignation.

Featuring: Christopher Stollery as Ken Bracey, Kathryn Hartman as Roz Bracey, Anni Finsterer as Gemma Lee, Genevieve Hegney as Juliet

Guest Cast: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Emily Judd as Marley Bracey, Lachlan Judd as Dion Bracey, Amy Beckwith as Meredith Good

Spinning Out


Episode 11.39 (455)
November 18, 2008
Ratings: 1.404 million viewers (5th)
Written by Fiona Kelly
Directed by Kay Pavlou

A high-speed crash at a raceway leaves a young man struggling to cope with the consequences of his actions and Mike questioning the decision he makes to honour a dying patient's wish.

Dan's life is gradually returning to a type of normal - until the police arrive wanting to talk to him about Erica. Dan initially buries himself in work afraid they have bad news but eventually relents and disappears with the police. Later, Frank calls Bart into his office with some tragic news that will change the ED forever.

It's Jack's last day, but it's not smooth sailing. When a patient loses faith in him, Jack takes a leaf from his replacement's book and gets tough in order to convince the patient to accept life saving treatment.

Featuring: Linal Haft as Ted, Sam Lyndon as Stewart, Sam Smith as Haddo, Nicole Winkler as Constable Patterson

Guest Cast: Celeste Barber as Bree Matthews, Mike Smith as Heath Velaga, Hugh Boddam-Whetham as Mickey Callahan, Steven Coppin as Constable Miller, Philip Patridge as Stew Stunt Double

Note: this is the last episode Mark Priestley filmed before his death. Jolene Anderson's final appearance was episode 11.32. Wil Traval departs.

Time Bomb


Episode 11.40 (456)
November 25, 2008
Ratings: 1.307 million viewers (6th)
Written by Alexa Wyatt
Directed by Lynn-Maree Danzey

A worker from a car parts factory, brought into the ED after an explosion at her workplace, is discovered to have a bizarre but deadly injury that could spell disaster for her as well as the entire Emergency Department. The scenario takes all of Frank and Mike's ingenuity and courage to come up with a solution. And that solution will see Mike putting his life on the line, giving him reason to make a radical decision about his future.

A young woman, Morgan, is suffering from severe hypothermia after a camping trip went wrong and the ED team wrestle with balancing the risk of cardiac failure over the risk of brain damage. Bart, however, has his own agenda in play and Charlotte fears he isn't doing himself or the patient any good as a result.

Adam's persistence with a "Frequent Flyer" patient puts him at loggerheads with both Frank and Gabrielle. Frank is surprised by a visit from Amy, his niece, who wants her job in the ED back.

Featuring: Oliver Torr as Patrick Kerr, Gael Ballantyne as Nolla, Ainslie McGlynn as Angie Clayton, Rob Flanagan as Sgt Shapiro, Genevieve Hegney as Juliet

Guest Cast: ? as Morgan Kerr, Alix Bidstrup as Amy Fielding, et al

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