All Saints: episode guide


Opening Night

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Episode 5.01 (169)
Tuesday, February 05, 2002
Screenplay by Louise Crane
Directed by Peter Fisk
Producer: Di Drew

Ward 17 is business as usual as Bron heads off to help Lyle through the "opening night" nerves his play premiere has given rise to. But the best laid plans go horribly wrong when an earth tremor buckles train tracks and the train they are travelling on with 300 passengers on board jack-knifes hitting a tunnel pylon at high speed.

Trapped in the damaged train carriage, Bron sustains a head injury but still tries to treat the wounded around her while attempts are made to free them from the wreckage. When the carriage starts to shift, the passengers are promptly buried under the carriage's collapsed roof.

The tremor also hits Ward 17 and Von injures her wrist in a fall. With Von's arm in plaster, Ward 17 is understaffed and already at full capacity with patients but still everyone gears up for the influx of additional casualties from the train disaster.

Dr Luke Forlano and the paramedics Ben, Scott and Rebecca attend the accident scene and all of them are shocked by the extent of the carnage. Things are made worse when they discover that Bron and Lyle are somewhere in the train.

A gas leak triggers an explosion and not everyone gets out in time.

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

Special Guest: Belinda McClory as Nicola Lewis

Guest Cast: Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Alex Jones as Lyle Slater, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Luciano Martucci as Dominic Turner, Drew Forsythe as Ray McCarthy, Gerard Maguire as Peter Maloney, Jone Winchester as Dulcie Battye, Tony Poli as Frank Koumanis, Adam Saunders as Josh Koumanis, Marilyn Allen as Mrs Southerby, Rochelle Whyte as Cara, Peter Benedict as Jack, Monique & Natasha Ball as Lucy Stevens, Sean Burke as Barry Lithgow, Adam George as Sam Micallef, Katie Methorst as Rachel Suffolk, Monty Leadon as Spud Tremayne, Brooke Callaghan as Shelley, Aaron Noakes as Gina Constantine, Kristen Yung as Jessie, Hyacintha Jang as Jessie's Mother, Chris Bath as Newsreader, Christo Beck as SRA Worker, John Plant as SRA Worker, Greg Ellis as SRA Worker, Daniel Stevens as Luke Stunt Double, Alan Vaughan as Lyle & Passenger #1 Stunt Double, Tony Lynch as Ben Stunt Double, Kristy Hogg as Bron Double

Note: see article To the rescue

The Show Must Go On

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Episode 5.02 (170)
Tuesday, February 12, 2002
Screenplay by Louise Crane
Directed by Peter Fisk

Terri and Mitch continue to dance around each other as the workload builds and more and more patients land on their doorstep with no more staff allocated to nurse them. And the tension between them is also rising.

Luke and the trauma team set up operation at the accident site. Dom arrives, knowing some of his boys and one of the St. Anthony's teachers are on the train, and the lie that he is a priest comes a little too easily to his lips. It's his ticket into being granted special access to the accident site.

Bron and Lyle are removed and sent to Ward 17 immediately. The boy trapped in the carriage doesn't fare so well and Dom struggles with his conscience on who has the right to immediate treatment — the boy or the elderly teacher.

Luke amputates a man's leg in a train carriage, with Ben watching him in a new light. Ben witnessed Luke performing the same brain surgery earlier that he performed on him some months ago.

With no operating suites available, Mitch is forced into performing life saving surgery in the ward. Terri becomes his support and the unspoken bond between them strengthens once more.

On the train station, tempers flare between Rebecca and Scott, the latter still stinging from losing his patient earlier. Dom arrives at Ward 17 with the young boy and Paula realises he is the son of the man she's been dealing with. Father and unconscious son reunite but Terri is acutely aware of the fact that Dom is not celebrating. Her efforts to find out why meet with a wall and she realises things with him are nowhere near ideal.

Special Guest: Belinda McClory as Nicola Lewis

Guest Cast: Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Alex Jones as Lyle Slater, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Luciano Martucci as Dominic Turner, Gerard Maguire as Peter Maloney, Drew Forsythe as Ray McCarthy, Jone Winchester as Dulcie Battye, Tony Poli as Frank Koumanis, Adam Saunders as Josh Koumanis, Marilyn Allen as Mrs Southerby, Brooke Callaghan as Shelley, Mary Ann Halpin as Jenny Bullock, Monty Leadon as Spud Tremayne, Adam George as Sam Micallef, Katie Methorst as Rachel Suffolk, Sean Burke as Barry Lithgow, Jacqueline Graham as Belinda Samuelson, Monique & Natasha Ball as Lucy Stevens, Iain Maguire as Mr Suffolk, Jan Ringrose as Mrs Suffolk, Hilary Manning as Virginia, Christo Beck as SRA Worker, John Plant as SRA Worker, Greg Ellis as SRA Worker, Aaron Noakes as Gian Constantial, Chris Bath as New Reporter, Peter Colqugoun as Journalist, Andrew Valentine as Unconscious Man, Murray Harman as Security Guard, Shayne MacIntyre as Scout Nurse, David Beaman as Arresting Boy, Daniel Stevens as Luke Stunt Double, Alan Vaughan as Lyle & Passenger #1 Stunt Double, Tony Lynch as Ben Stunt Double, Kristy Hogg as Bron Stunt Double

Note: Alex Jones' final appearance

In The Lap of the Gods

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Episode 5.03 (171)
Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Screenplay by Jenny Lewis, Lesley Lewis
Directed by Scott Feeney

Terri discovers Bron isn't coping with the tragic loss of Lyle. Nelson is harbouring a dark and personal secret that unexpectedly reveals itself. Dom questions his actions over his decision to play God with train crash victim Josh and is surprised, but equally pleased, by Terri's affections during his personal crisis. Ben and Scott become embroiled in a family situation. Luke's injured hand means he may never operate again.

Guest Cast: Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Luciano Martucci as Dominic Turner, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, John Brumpton as Charlie Ellis, Tony Poli as Frank Koumanis, Adam Saunders as Josh Koumanis, Monique & Natasha Ball as Lucy Stevens, Lloyd Morris as Dr Colin Burgess, Rhonda Doyle as Melissa Harris, Mary Ann Halpin as Jenny Bullock, Sally Clark as Liz Dawson, Sebastian Lamour as Brayden James, Jacqueline Millane as Sonia James, Ivy Latimer as Madeleine James, Rochelle Whyte as Cara

Slings & Arrows

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Episode 5.04 (172)
Tuesday, February 26, 2002
Screenplay by Denise Morgan
Directed by Julian Pringle

When a patient in Jared's care leaps off the balcony of Ward 17, Jared feels enormous guilt and he knows he will most likely cop the blame. The shocked staff of Ward 17 needs a debriefing and Terri's management of the ward is also questioned. Ben and Scott are caught in the firing line of a domestic shoot-out with lethal intent. It's Von's worst nightmare to see her patient Claire dying from the same disease, Lupus, that she has — she can't hide from the truth any longer.

Guest Cast: Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, George Spartels as Peter Talbert, Nicholas Papademitriou as Bill Talbert, Claire Crowther as Gail Denholm, Vanessa Downing as Claire Hobson, Edith Podesta as Lana Dawson, Michael Harrop as Hugh Dawson, Michelle Boyle as Ella Paterson, Kim Hillas as Joan Marden, Amy Pedersen as Trish Quinn, Adam Willitts as Ivan Quinn, Gerry Sont as Andrew Klugston, Shane Briant as Mr Craybrook, Adam Ray as Dr Routledge, Willo Drummond as Chloe Evans, Leonie Strickland as Mother In Maternity, Kendal Jones as Maternity Nurse, Luka Howath as Baby

Note: this episode has an early Home & Away theme with guest appearances by Adam Willitts and Vanessa Downing, two of the series' original cast members (Steven Matheson and Pippa Fletcher). Another H&A original, Nicolle Dickson (Bobby Simpson), will appear in 5.10

Private Affairs

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Episode 5.05 (173)
Tuesday, March 05, 2002
Screenplay by Rick Held
Directed by Robert Marchand

Rumours circulate Ward 17 that Von is having an affair with one of her patients. Terri is placed in a difficult position when Mitch admits Rose's mother, Victoria, with a suspected heart condition. Nursing an Olympic figure skater who is thinking of going solo parallels Bron's decision to take some time off to travel, alone, before marrying Ben. Pressured by Luke to address the loss of passion for her work, Kylie realises that the problem is her discontent with Jared — and their relationship.

Guest Cast: Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Kate Sheil as Victoria Carlton, William Zappa as Eric Lester, Nathalie Roy as Cindy Drayton, Brett Hicks-Maitlan as Marcus Drayton, Michelle Boyle as Ella Paterson, Meg Chilcott as Professor Beatty, Suzanne Dudley as Melanie Lester, Caroline Conlon as Heather Robard, Karl Webster as Neil Stubbs, Angela Tsolakides as Renae, Kim Griffin as Doctor Shore, Dee Donavan as Dr Carmichael, Cate Murray as Anaesthetist, Tony Morgan as MC, Danielle Rigg-Smith as Cindy Double, Slav Baboshyn as Marcus Double, Kristy Hogg as Bron Double, Kylee Ferguson as Scout Nurse, Monique Prowse as Scrub Nurse

Loose Lips

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Episode 5.06 (174)
Tuesday, March 12, 2002
Screenplay by Phil Sanders, Sarah Walker
Directed by Peter Fisk

Rumours that Mitch and Terri are having an affair run wild throughout Ward 17. In order to protect Terri from gossip Mitch thinks about taking a post at another hospital. Luke's arm injury looks as grim as his future career in surgery. A distraught husband attacks Rebecca, blaming her for the death of his wife. The mother of a heart-donor breaches security and visits the recipient. A love bite leads to complications for a patient.

Guest Cast: Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Tamsin Durrant as Katy Sinclair, Christian Barrett Hill as Craig McCauley, Cameron Stewart as Lachlan Connolly, Rouna Daley as Glenda Sinclair, Barry Quin as Dr Byrne, Shayne McIntyre as Carla, Rachell Neill as Michelle, Michelle Boyle as Ella Patterson, Bruce Mexon as Senior Constable Harris, Clarissa House as Nicola Drummond, Alan Tobin as Mr Mollison, Hilary Morton as Police Officer, Stephen Knoll as Geoff, Jamie Taylor as Andy, Nerida Dryburgh as Julie Majors

Invisible Things

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Episode 5.07 (175)
Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Screenplay by Philip Dalkin
Directed by Scott Feeney

Von and Mitch are shocked when their patient reveals his dying secret — he got terminal radiation poisoning from inside All Saints hospital. A skeptical Luke resorts to Chinese medicine in the hope of curing his arm, and his future as a surgeon. A Chinese businessman is refusing western medicine even though he has colon cancer. Mitch and Nelson have a falling out over the treatment of Mary Willard, as Nelson questions Mitch's judgment. Bron's emotional farewell ends with Ben getting more than he'd bargained for.

Guest Cast: Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Brian McDermott as Alf Morris, Ron Lee as Bruce Y ung, Rick Lau as Dr Xiyang, Diana McLean as Mary Willard, Ben Gabriel as Mr Henderson, William Upjohn as Kevin Shields, Jane Ruggiero as Janice Wellings, Felicity Barrow as Alice

Note: Libby Tanner returns in episode 5.17

All Choked Up

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Episode 5.08 (176)
Tuesday, March 26, 2002
Screenplay by Christina Milligan
Directed by Julian Pringle

Mitch and Rose must decide their future — stay together or divorce? Mitch tells Terri he has made the difficult decision on whether or not he'll divorce Rose. Breaking all the rules, Paula rejects Terri and Luke's orders on how to care for a patient that she has become emotionally attached to. Kylie saves the day with her hand down a patient's throat.

Guest Cast: Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Martin Jacobs as Martin Chadwick, Caz Lederman as Catherine Chadwick, Shane Briant as Mr Craybrook, Jared Turner as Brett Davis, Ron Dunbar as John Lee, Cris Parker as Dr Lily West, Anthony Harkin as Warwick Ellis, Michelle Boyle as Ella Paterson, Dan Luxton as Hugo Withers, Craig Shai-Hee as Restaurant Owner, Warren P Brennan as Geoffrey Cormack, Jane Smeaton as Journalist #1, Peter Colquohoun as Journalist #2

Flaws in the Glass

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Episode 5.09 (177)
Tuesday, April 02, 2002
Screenplay by Chris Corbett
Directed by Robert Marchand

Mitch and Rose finally decide whether to save their marriage or to go their separate ways. Nelson nurses a formidable, fiercely intelligent ex Head Mistress, who gives him hell. Von and Luke treat an epileptic woman who refuses the drugs that will control her seizures. Ben, pining for Bron, is surprised to hear that Scott's household have received a postcard from her. Terri and Nelson treat a young Islamic woman with pregnancy induced hypertension.

Guest Cast: Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Jacqueline Kott as Joyce Pierce, Jacqueline Brennan as Philippa McAlpine, Ross McQuinn as James McAlpine, Scott McRae as Daniel Hillier, Marie Grace as Rima Nassiri, Alissar Gazal as Fatima Nassiri, Manel Wanis as Samireh Nassiri, Michelle Boyle as Ella Paterson, Catherine Dymond as Christine Cavanagh, Rohan Keating as Jason Cavanagh, Jacy Kattan as Farrin, Jilian Bichara as Salma, Michline Jamal as Tahmineh, Helen Chebatte as Rasa, Steve Morris as Ben Driving Double

Only Human

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Episode 5.10 (178)
Tuesday, April 09, 2002
Screenplay by Sarah Walker
Directed by Peter Fisk

Paula is assigned to keep a VIP patient happy but is subjected to sexual harassment, and later accused of accepting money. Luke's first day back in surgery nearly ends in disaster. Mitch is moving out of home and makes a mistake with Lucy's health, as does a young pregnant mother who contracts German Measles from her unimmunised son. The new CEO makes his presence felt, and Ward 17 is under pressure to produce an impossible budget in impossible working conditions — but Nelson rises to the challenge set by Terri.

Guest Cast: Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Melissa Tkautz as Andrea Stuart, Nicolle Dickson as Penny Hargreaves, John Sheerin as Harry Nixon, Anthony Johnson as Adrian Thwaite, David Downer as Colin Blackburn, Bryan Marshall as Gerald Partridge, Frankie Davidson as Neil Walton, Monique & Natasha Ball as Lucy Stevens, Alexander Goykovic as Sammy Hargreaves, Winifred Armstrong as Mrs Newman, Kylee Ferguson as Scrub Nurse, Monique Prowse as Scout Nurse, Maria Theodore as Catering Staff, Mick Hodge as Stunt Driver

Chemistry

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Episode 5.11 (179)
Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Screenplay by John Concannon
Directed by Scott Feeney

Rose makes a surprise visit to Ward 17 to deliver a news bombshell to Terri. Terri and the team look on in horror and disbelief as Mitch hesitates to save his patient's life. Mitch is torn between his duty and his heart as his patient doesn't want to live. Mitch and Terri confront their conflicting notions of love, when an older couple decide to die together. Ben's dysfunctional family dynamic is revealed when he finds out that his sister's illness has been kept from him.

Guest Cast: Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Raymond Duparc as Henry Phelan, Eliza Logan as Danielle Markham, Maggie Dence as June Markham, Leah Etkind as Kali Gunn, Rochelle Whyte as Cara, Irene Wolifson as Elizabeth Phelan, Mike Harris as George Carmichael, Meagan David as Mel Hunter, Murray Harman as Security Guard

No Respite

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Episode 5.12 (180)
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Screenplay by Sarah Walker
Directed by Tina Butler

The rumour mill switches to overdrive when Jared catches Matt and Scott in bed together — but, through the day, Matt has a sad reunion with an ex-girlfriend, while Rebecca decides to save Scott's reputation. Mitch is thrown into emotional chaos by the return of Kane Sharpe, a streetkid — and his tragic demise makes Mitch reconsider his professional future. The hospital's Respite Care Ward has closed, much to Nelson's frustration. He soon discovers that Ward 17 is being unfairly treated, but Von has a different point of view when she nurses a woman who has suffered through lack of support.

Guest Cast: Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Maggie Blinco as Beryl Grimshaw, Kim Hillas as Joan Marden, Julien Dibley Hall as Kane Sharpe, Anja Coleby as Anna Johnson, Ewen Leslie as Tony Hunter, Jason Montgomery as David Sutton, Suzie Stapleton as Angela Hunter, Adam Katz as George Sharpe, Deny Kirkwood as Ambo, Leila Forde as Betty Newell, Bermaine Glancy as Gladys Grimshaw, Taylor & Lily Newbould as Millie Hunter

Notes: Anja Coleby (pictured) makes her only All Saints appearance (article). Her and Conrad's father Robert took over the occasional role of Professor Richard Craig, Bron's father, in episode 4.14 and next appears in 5.35. Julian Dibley Hall appeared previously as Kane Sharpe in episodes 2.07 and 3.34

Thicker Than Water

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Episode 5.13 (181)
Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Screenplay by Denise Morgan
Directed by Robert Marchand

When amnesia patient Ross Fowler awakes, he tells Paula he has just had a shocking recollection of what he did to his children. The police are called in and the search for his missing children begins. Jared and Kylie finally come to loggerheads over a melanoma patient when a very jealous Jared suspects Kylie and Luke are an item. Terri parallels her relationship with Mitch with this trouble on her ward which frustrates Mitch to a point where he takes matters into his own hands. Von and Nelson conflict over an elderly patient who is grieving for her recently deceased mother.

Guest Cast: Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Maggie Blinco as Beryl Grimshaw, Paul Goodard as Ross Fowler, Laurie Foell as Stacey Fowler, Alyson Standen as Lisa Clifton, Kim Hillas as Joan Marden, Rochelle Whyte as Cara, Gerry Sont as Andrew Klugsten, Garth Russell as Detective Hewitt, Barry Pearce as Sergeant Dixon, Less Asmussen as Des, John Flower as Alan Marden, Hermoine Gehle as Tess Holand, Lilly Mullin-Chivers as Bree Fowler, Jayden Lance as Michael Fowler, Kosta Doukas as Young Cop, David Reid as Thoracic Surgeon, Cate Murray as Scout Nurse, Kylee Ferguson as Anaesthetist, Monique Prowse as Scrub Nurse

Pride and Prejudice

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Episode 5.14 (182)
Tuesday, May 07, 2002
Screenplay by Sally Webb
Directed by Peter Fisk

Mitch finds that he is up against formidable opposition with his proposal to set up a heroin detox centre and puts Terri offside with his desperate actions. Von makes an unusual discovery on a patient who is convinced he is 'hexed' by his ex-girlfriend. After six months away from the hospital, Don Murphy's appalling bedside manner has not improved, and one of his patients tells him exactly what she thinks of him. Paula wrongly assumes that an Asian woman, married to an Australian man, is the victim of domestic abuse. Ben and Scott treat a man who is the victim of an eleven-year-old's campaign of anti-homosexual harassment.

Guest Cast: Tracy Mann as Kaye Clinton, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Jonathan Elsom as Don Murphy, David Downer as Colin Blackburn, Rory Williamson as Rory Franck, Sherly Sulaiman as Satomi Maguire, Ian Bliss as Kevin, Warwick Rimmer as Joel Sewell, Michelle Boyle as Ella, Katy Manning as Greta Franck, John Flower as Alan Marden, Keiran Revell as Mal Hobbs, Dylan Griffiths as Leo Hobbs, Patti Simmons as Shirl, Shingo Usami as Shingo, Derrick Siu as Toshi, Shayne McIntyre as Theatre Nurse, Murray Harmon as Security Guard, Tom Chandler as Rory Tattoo Double

Overload

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Episode 5.15 (183)
Tuesday, May 14, 2002
Screenplay by John Banas
Directed by Scott Feeney

Nelson calls a strike in Ward 17 which puts everyone under pressure; a pressure which eventually proves to be intolerable and results in a death, and the resignation of Jared. Mitch cops the wrath of a strung out Terri, who gives him an earful for abusing his staff, and Mitch attacks Paula, accusing her of jeopardising a patient's life.

Guest Cast: Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Luke Ford as Leon Fahey, Tina Bursill as Helen Fahey, Jeff Truman as Christopher Moston, Helen Vaughan-Roberts as Margaret Coleman, Kim Hillas as Joan Marden, Emma Jane Fowler as Vicky Dernakov, Rochelle Whyte as Cara, Magdalena Rose as Kathy Moston, Paul Mason as Dr Schaeffer, Colin Borgonon as Dr Peters, Sam Galea as Mr Callinghan, Christopher Weekes as Youth, Patrick McAteer as Norm Chetwin, Sue Bolding as Scout Nurse, Kelly Buscomb as Scrub Nurse

Swept Away

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Episode 5.16 (184)
Tuesday, May 21, 2002
Screenplay by Christina Milligan
Directed by Julian Pringle

Terri is forced to face her ultimate fear — losing her true love Mitch. When Mitch comes into contact with a possible Ebola virus patient, he and another doctor are quarantined along with the patient. Fearing for Mitch's life and unable to reach him, Terri becomes increasingly distracted from her work. Nelson's alert nursing leads to the revelation that a patient admitted for concussion has a far worse condition. Driven by her fears for Mitch, Terri becomes irrationally determined to admit an elderly man so he can comfort his sick wife.

Special Guest: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Jonathan Elsom as Don Murphy, Moya O'Sullivan as Grace Belden, Syd Conabere as Will Belden, Richard Hugget as Murray McAllister, Darren Weller as Brendan Roberts, Nicholas Holland as Jerry Pierse, Kelly Butler as Jude McAllister, Michelle Boyle as Ella Paterson, Gemma Ball as Kim Sinclair, Jenny Dibley as Alicia De Luca, Andrew Sharp as Dr Alan Simpson, Milos Pantic as Orderly #1, Brett Young as Orderly #2, Andrea Leon as Terri Body Double

Note: Tammy Macintosh's first appearance as Dr Charlotte Beaumont (Charlotte has already been at the hospital for a year). She and Jenni Baird won't become starring cast members until episode 6.08

All The Right Reasons

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Episode 5.17 (185)
Tuesday, May 28, 2002
Screenplay by Ted Roberts
Directed by Robert Marchand

Lovemaking has occupied Mitch and Terri's night, and Terri decides to call in sick. Nelson, Acting NUM in Terri's absence (and eager to perform well), urges the others to a team effort. Bron returns from England to a bizarre welcome from Jared and Scott who feud over Jared's interference with Scott's study. Von plays matchmaker when she realises that an MBA patient has fallen in love with an East Timorese girl he has married so that she can obtain permanent residency in Australia. Ben and Rebecca attend a forklift operator trapped beneath fallen newsprint rolls. Von steps in to help a coworker but a mistake puts her job, and a patient's life, at risk.

Guest Cast: Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Kate Sheil as Victoria Carlton, Scott McGregor as Steve Brooker, Helen O'Connor as Cassie Brooker, Nicholas O'Connor as Nick Carroll, Sarah Aubrey as Mandy Evans, Monique & Natasha Ball as Lucy Stevens, Peter Knowles as Dr Daley, Colleen Berwick as Hilda Leon, Michelle St Anne as Asri Carroll, David Simpkins as Foreman, Gil Balfas as Dave, Jack Forner as Baby

Coming Clean

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Episode 5.18 (186)
Tuesday, June 04, 2002
Screenplay by Philip Dalkin
Directed by Peter Fisk

Luke finds out there's a new Coronial Inquiry into the death of Dawn (Ma) O'Connell. Luke knows more than he's prepared to admit and it could ruin him and his family forever. The presence of the Coroner's Investigating Officer, creates ripples in the ward as, one by one, the staff are interviewed. Jared is going for a job interview. Or is he? Bron finds he's hiding something. A wily outback type presents with a nail stuck right through his hand. His determination to fix himself leads to greater and greater complications. A young girl arrives in emergency suffering from abdominal pains and is surprised to be treated seriously as her mother almost never listens to her.

Guest Cast: Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Christopher Pitman as Rick Forlano, John Derum as John Wheeler, Peter Browne as Eddie "Jacko" Jackman, Heather Mitchell as Louise Malloy, Emily Sexton as Jasmine Malloy, Julie Hamilton as Mrs Forlano, Sam Atwell as Dougie McCreadie, Michelle Boyle as Ella Peterson, Peter Karos as Dimitri Poulos, Melissa Spinks as Nurse, Rochelle Whyte as MRI Nurse

Shame

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Episode 5.19 (187)
Tuesday, June 11, 2002
Screenplay by Rick Held
Directed by Scott Feeney

Terri loses her respect for Luke when the Coroner's Inquest into Ma O'Connell's death uncovers the truth of Luke's part in her death. Bron feels pressured to confess to Ben that during her time overseas she was unfaithful to him. Victoria arrives to tell Mitch that Rose has decided to fight for full custody. While treating Don Murphy's wife, Mitch and Paula become caught up in the shame destroying Don's marriage. Kylie struggles with her childhood demons when a diagnosis reveals that her patient has been adopted.

Guest Cast: Linda Cropper as Anita Murphy, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Jonathan Elsom as Don Murphy, Kate Sheil as Victoria Carlton, Kim Lewis as Julia Renshaw, Cecily Polson as Meredith Renshaw, John Derum as John Wheeler, Anthony Phelan as James Halloran, Julie Hamilton as Mrs Forlano, Harry Pavlidis as Anthony Kardaras, Sam Atwell as Dougie McCreadie, Rochelle Whyte as Cara, Pat Sands as Magistrate, James Lugton as Court Clerk

White Noise

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Episode 5.20 (188)
Tuesday, June 18, 2002
Screenplay by John Concannon
Directed by Frank Arnold

Mitch and Terri part company for a while as the pressure over the custody battle for Lucy pushes them to the brink. After rescuing a young boy from a treacherous situation, Von realises that he has no idea how to play games or have fun and decides to teach him. Jared makes a surprise visit to Ward 17 while at All Saints attempting to sell insurance. Rebecca starts to question her career as an ambulance officer. Nelson oversteps the mark when he tries to tell an indigenous patient how to think, feel, and what to do on his forthcoming journey to the outback to find his 'roots'.

Guest Cast: Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Leon Ford as Ian Neal, Tim Elston as Brian Neal, Wendy Strehlow as Jennifer Neal, Peter Benedict as James Cresnell, Ben Barrack as Vincent Soames, Rosemarie Netterfield as Cath Daniels, Matthew Trouville as Caleb Hewitt, Marty Morton as Mick Davern, Nicholas Mercer as Dylan Matthews, Mark Richards as Joel Quinn, Daniel Bird as John Harkin, Shayne McIntyre as ICU Nurse, Julian Lefcovitch as Simon Wood, Deny Kirkwood as Ambo, Stefano Nigro as Tom, Darren Ratcliffe as Davo, Leighton Picken as Sam. Richard Wilson as Adam Finch (uncredited)

Note: the first of Wendy Strehlow's series 5 guest appearances (5.39). She will return in the reoccurring role of ambo Lorraine Tanner appearing from 9.01 into series 12

Personal Matters

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Episode 5.21 (189)
Tuesday, June 25, 2002
Screenplay by Grant Fraser, Sarah Walker
Directed by Robert Marchand

Paula's mother, Cynthia, is involved in a car accident with Paula's son Max in a shopping centre car park. Rebecca's accidental overdose of Paula's mother pushes her to resign. Adam Finch is discharged from All Saints, without Von having made the breakthrough she's been working towards. When she discovers Adam didn't receive his vaccinations after his splenecotomy, she goes to his house, and is horrified to discover the squalor and filth he and his gandmother live in. After making sure he gets his vaccinations, Von cleans up the house. Adam is still unsure of Von's intentions, but it seems a breakthrough of sorts has been made. Bron is gearing up for the wedding — there are reception centres to find, dresses to try on… and all the while the secret of her overseas fling with a guy called Andy to keep from Ben. Jared asks Mitch for a job working in the new detox clinic but his recent personal drug problem undermines his chances. Mitch finds it impossible to cool things off with Terri.

Guest Cast: Chris Haywood as Peter Buchanan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Richard Wilson as Adam Finch, Kerri Eichhorn as Cynthia Morgan, Jack Rickard as Max Morgan, Lloyd Morris as Dr Burgess, Michelle Boyle as Ella Patterson, Pat Hutchinson as Sally Finch, Gil Balfas as Dave, Wayne Saunders as Dean, Frankie O'Born as Pam, Paul Coolahan as Ambo Supervisor

Notes: Jack Rickard's first appearance as Paula's bratty son Max. The song at the end of the episode is "I Can't Give You Anything But Love Baby" written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh with unmistakable vocals by Georgie Parker accompanied by Michael Tyack on piano.

M for Memory

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Episode 5.22 (190)
Tuesday, July 02, 2002
Screenplay by Peter Gawler
Directed by Peter Fisk

On the verge of opening his rapid induction detox clinic, Mitch is visited by his cousin Paul. The visit gives Terri a new insight into the childhood episode that shaped Mitch's life — the death of his sister Lucy. Mitch has to deal with a very determined Rebecca who is desperate to join the detox clinic's staff. Bron nurses a teenage boy recovering from a drinking binge who can't explain how his 15-year-old sister ended up unconscious, gravely ill, and sexually assaulted. Von attempts to persuade Adam's mum, Gina, to seek treatment for her heroin addiction. Dr Charlotte Beaumont replaces Mitch on Ward 17.

Special Guests: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont, Kate Fischer as Hannah Laughlin

Guest Cast: Chris Haywood as Peter Buchanan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Anni Finsterer as Gina Finch, Patrick Thompson as Paul Stevens, David Hoflin as Keiran Sharkey, Rochelle White as Cara, Michelle Boyle as Ella Patterson, Matthew Long as Mr Williams, Harry Bragg as Mr Leslie, Kellie Giles as Shonagh Sharkey, Greg Parke as Kris, Kendal Jones as Rita, Mike Reid as Delivery Man

Running on Empathy

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Episode 5.23 (191)
Tuesday, July 09, 2002
Screenplay by Denise Morgan
Directed by Catherine Roden

Mitch's world is falling apart. Rose has delivered a news bombshell, stating that baby Lucy is not his daughter. He gets drunk and Terri won't have a bar of it. Terri seems distant, unsupportive and it looks like she's returning to the religious order. Scott's lack of understanding for Rebecca leaving the service takes an about face when her replacement dies in his arms. Having fixed a patient's surgical problems, Luke's prowess as a physician is put to the test when he has to find a medical solution for a Tourette's sufferer. Von is being sucked into the quagmire of a heroine addict's dysfunctional life.

Special Guest: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Chris Haywood as Peter Buchanan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Anni Finsterer as Gina Finch, Betty Lucas as Sister Bernard, Mary Regan as Sister Trish, Peter Feeney as Bruce Randle, Angus King as Stewie Earle, Caitlin Hunter as Frankie Allen, Garth Holcombe as Danny May, Miritana Hughes as Hemi Hohepa, Phillip James as Rick Watson, Alan Lock as Nathan Fields, Ben Tomkins as Jeff Carson, Chris Barry as Truckie, Kim Sharpe as Rose's Lawyer

First Steps

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Episode 5.24 (192)
Tuesday, July 16, 2002
Screenplay by Charlie Strachan
Directed by Scott Hartford Davis

Mitch decides to take a DNA test and fight for custody of Lucy. It's also the first day of treatment with his new detox clinic. Von is attacked by Adam when she interferes with his heroin-addicted mother. Terri is missing Mitch and unsure about his decision to get the DNA test. Her day gets worse when she learns the new Agency Nurse seems to be drunk.

Special Guests: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Chris Haywood as Peter Buchanan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Kate Sheil as Victoria Carleton, Richard Wilson as Adam Finch, Anni Finsterer as Gina Finch, Hayley McElhinney as Kim Bryant, Garth Holcombe as Danny May, Miritana Hughes as Hemi Hohepa, Emma Jane Fowler as Vicki Dernakov, Rochelle Whyte as Cara, Monique & Natasha Ball as Lucy Stevens, Gabby Rogers as Pathology Nurse, Pat Hutchison as Sally Finch

Note: Hayley McElhinney's sister Mandy will appear in episodes 8.28 and 11.15

Judgement Day

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Episode 5.25 (193)
Tuesday, July 23, 2002
Screenplay by Louis Crane
Directed by Scott Patterson

It's crunch time for Bron as she finally plans to tell her fiancé, Ben, that she has had an affair with another man. A dark shadow emerges over their planned marriage. Terri's wish for more romance in her relationship gives Mitch the cheeky idea to plan her a surprise romantic dinner — in her office. Assessment day for the staff of Ward 17 has everyone on their toes.

Special Guest: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Chris Haywood as Peter Buchanan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Monette Lee as Denise Healy, Anne Louise Lambert as Gabrielle Trebow, Benjamin Blaylock as Stephen McCauley, Rebecca Smee as Belinda Felwithe, Christian Willis as Craig 'CJ' Jameson, Neil Grant as Mark Kouras, Ross Anderson as Warren Davidson, Keith Armitage as Sergeant Slate, Garth Russell as Detective Hewitt, Angelean Milner as Lynne Davidson, Andy Wolstenholne as Brian Yeldam, Luke Barlow as Jack

Due Diligence

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Episode 5.26 (194)
Tuesday, August 06, 2002
Screenplay by David Hannam, Peter Neale
Directed by Catherine Roden

Terri can't hide the news from Mitch any longer… she is pregnant and unsure of how Mitch is going take the surprise. With only seven days until their wedding, Bron is desperate to repair her relationship but delivers an unexpected announcement. Nelson has the hots for Charlotte, the new Ward 17 doctor, and asks her out for a date which turns into a shocking revelation. Mitch and Terri's romantic weekend away turns to tragedy when they find Mitch's cousin Paul and his partner Hannah involved in a major car accident.

Special Guests: Kate Fischer as Hannah Laughlin, Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Chris Haywood as Peter Buchanan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Patrick Thompson as Paul Stevens, Peter Feeney as Bruce Randle, Amelia Longhurst as Kerry Randle, Richard Wilson as Adam Finch, Rochelle Whyte as Cara, Pat Evans as Receptionist, Geoff Forrester as Driver, Glen Rutherford as Mitch Stunt Double

In the Family Way

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Episode 5.27 (195)
Tuesday, August 06, 2002
Screenplay by Christina Milligan, Sarah Walker
Directed by Peter Fisk

When Mitch's cousin Paul is confronted with the pain of watching his lover, Hannah, trapped in a nightmare of a permanent comatose state, he is determined to become her full-time carer. But her parents have other ideas. Paula sees a glimmer of hope that Max's delinquent father Michael will become involved in his life after saving a little boy from a car fire. However, when she pays him a surprise visit on the Ward she gets a very different answer. A patient who refuses to terminate a life-threatening pregnancy for religious reasons sparks conflict for Terri with both Charlotte and Mitch. Rumours start as Bron spots her ex-fiance Ben leaving Matt's birthday party with Paula. Terri and Mitch are mortified when their 'news' is unexpectedly announced to the ward.

Special Guests: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont, Kate Fischer as Hannah Laughlin

Guest Cast: Chris Haywood as Peter Buchanan, Nick Tate as Jock Laughlin, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Patrick Thompson as Paul Stevens, Rebecca Smee as Belinda Felwithe, Christian Willis as Craig 'CJ' Jameson, Rhett Giles as Michael Plummer, Maureen Green as Fiona Saunders, Beth Daly as Alannah Cooper, Tricia Youlden as Margaret Loughlin, Jack Rickard as Max Morgan, Emma Jane Fowler as Vicky Dernakov, Michelle Boyle as Ella Patterson, Victor Kline as Sergeant Lewis, Jack Riddle as Joey Shaw, Benjamin Rosenstrauss as Danny Saunders, Lizzy Champion as Emma Saunders, Mary-Anne Halpin as DOCS Worker, Terea Spiniello as Mother, Peter Bartolini as Alan Shaw, Aaron Ferguson as Ambulance Driver, Todd Davies as Fireman, Andrea Leon as Margie

An Itch to Scratch

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Episode 5.28 (196)
Tuesday, August 13, 2002
Screenplay by Sally Webb
Directed by Julian Pringle

Suffering from morning sickness, Terri's day turns sour when she's caught in the crossfire of a bitter dispute between Mitch and Charlotte after one of his clinic patients is admitted to the ward following an overdose. Paula is forced to consider medicating her son Max to ease his behavioural problems after he hijacks an ambulance. With their first baby on the way, Terri and Mitch decide it's time to move in together… and they soon find the perfect home. Bron's unhappy personal life interferes with her work. Von finds she cannot distance herself from her young friend Adam who makes his way back to the ward.

Special Guest: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Chris Haywood as Peter Buchanan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Neil Fitzpatrick as Gareth Simpson, Mary Lindsay as Loretta Waites, Peter Curtin as Karl Brown, Richard Wilson as Adam Finch, Rebecca Smee as Belinda Felwithe, Christian Willis as Craig 'CJ' Jameson, Emma Jane Fowler as Vicky Dernakov, Jack Rickard as Max Morgan, Brian Meegan as Dr Fishburn, Warwick Allsopp as Simon, Rochelle Whyte as Cara, Tina Rogan as Female Junkie

Note: Emma Jane Fowler's last appearance

No Expectations

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Episode 5.29 (197)
Tuesday, August 20, 2002
Screenplay by Chris Corbett
Directed by Robert Marchand

Jared's personal crusade to save heroin addicts living in the underground takes a tragic turn when he loses one to an overdose. Kylie realises how empty her life outside of work is when she treats a man completely at peace with the fact that he is dying of cancer. Ben makes a promise to Max but Paula spends the day tortured by her belief that Ben will disappoint him. Ben becomes reacquainted with widower Harvey Swaine. Charlotte faces Warwick Ellis' prejudice when she steps in to treat Harvey on hospital grounds, contrary to hospital insurance policy. When Luke reattaches Bernie Farelly's fingers after an accident in his butcher's shop he is forced to deal with the five stages of Bernie's grief.

Special Guest: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Chris Haywood as Peter Buchanan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Penne Hackforth-Jones as Dr Nicola Hartley, Richard Sydenham as Gordon Dunlop, John Batchelor as Bernie Farelly, Anthony Harkin as Warwick Ellis, Troy Carlson as Harvey Swaine, Jack Rickard as Max Morgan, Rochelle Whyte as Cara, Belinda Wollaston as Laura Epstein, Katie Wall as Diana Short, Steve Anderton as Mick Rowley, Matthew Whaley as Boyd Underhill, David Robbins as Simmo, Craig Brown as Johnno, Samantha Noble as Ebony Trafford, Paul Doyle as Mick Stunt Double

Note: Penne Hackforth-Jones' first appearance as Dr Nicola Hartley (she appeared in 2.17 in a different guest role). The character of Harvey Swaine appeared previously in episode 4.16 but with the surname Swan

The Untouchables

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Episode 5.30 (198)
Tuesday, August 27, 2002
Screenplay by John Concannon
Directed by Peter Fisk

Jared is ambushed and sexually assaulted. Terri knows the sex of the baby — and Mitch will bribe anyone to know too. Dr Warwick Ellis cuts himself during an operation an a transsexual patient and is convinced that he might have been exposed to HIV. Bron and Terri help a patient come to terms with the fact that she is not unclean, despite what the other patients think, just because she is diagnosed with Leprosy.

Special Guest: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Chris Haywood as Peter Buchanan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Anthony Harkin as Warwick Ellis, David Downer as Colin Blackburn, Simon Stollery as Vivienne Sinclair, Samantha Noble as Ebony Trafford, Julie Haseler as Meg Dennis, Michelle Boyle as Ella Patterson, Colin Borgonon as Dr Peters, Steve Anderton as Mick Rowley, Sean Dennehy as Dale Keats, Marline Whyment as Mrs Cooper, Sean O'Riordan as Crank, Lisa Hayson Phillips as Receptionist, Kylee Ferguson as Scout Nurse, Monique Prowse as Scrub Nurse, Paul Doyle as Crank Double

Where the Heart Is

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Episode 5.31 (199)
Tuesday, September 03, 2002
Screenplay by John Banas
Directed by Frank Arnold

A young ballet dancer divides the ward when Paula wants to use restraints after she becomes violent as a result of suffering withdrawals from pain-killing medication. Nelson refuses to allow it whilst he is in charge and clashes with Paula. Von struggles to convince Adam that he needs to give his mother Gina another chance. Scott's mother, Susanne, is brought into the hospital after falling from a ladder and breaking her shoulder.

Special Guest: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Chris Haywood as Peter Buchanan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Josh Quong Ting as Matt Horner, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Richard Wilson as Adam Finch, Anni Finsterer as Gina Finch, Arna-Marie Winchester as Suzanne Zinenko, Chelsea Gibb as Nicole Spender, Michelle Boyle as Ella Patterson, Colin Borgonon as Dr Peters, Camilla Ah Kin as Dr Hana Lawson, Pat Hutchinson as Sally Finch, Michael Edge as Harry Weingoldt, Adam Hilbery as Dave Carmody, Kylee Ferguson as Scout Nurse, Shayne Mcintyre as Scrub Nurse

Secrets

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Episode 5.32 (200)
Tuesday, September 10, 2002
Screenplay by Louise Crane
Directed by Di Drew

A visit from Terri's sister could have tragic consequences. Terri is rushed to hospital and everyone prays that the baby will be okay. Bron confronts Paula — accusing her of dating ex-fiancé Ben. Jared's secret looks like being revealed when he is found trying to shoot up antibiotics, after his rapist's girlfriend is diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease. Mitch refuses to back down when Peter Buchanan challenges his dismisal for drug use. Luke has a problem on his hands when a colleague suffers complications from a simple operation.

With: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont, Chris Haywood as Peter Buchanan, Victoria Longley as Margaret O'Brien

Guest Cast: Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Shane Briant as Mr Craybrook, David Downer as Colin Blackburn, Bryan Marshall as Gerald Partridge, Ewen Leslie as Tony Hunter, Camilla Ah Kin as Dr Hana Lawson, Rochelle Whyte as Cara Windom, Katie Wall as Diana Short, Amanda Bishop as Ms Alexander, Jason Volbeda as Lawry Sepping, Kylee Ferguson as Scout Nurse, Monique Prowse as Scrub Nurse

Bedtime Stories

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Episode 5.33 (201)
Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Screenplay by Philip Dalkin
Directed by Robert Marchand

Charlotte's cancer patient wants her to make a life or death decision on her behalf. When one of Mitch's clinic patients falls into a coma, he fears it may be another nail in the coffin of the clinic. Ben helps a pregnant woman to hospital who has conceived her baby from donor sperm donated by an ambulance officer. Ben is left wondering — could it be his? Jared is in denial about his feelings in the aftermath of his rape. In a jealous rage, Bron decides to do something that will shock Ben and everyone else in Ward 17.

With: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, John Noble as Mr John Madson, Danielle Long as Simone Richards, Timothy Jones as Gary Richards, Amanda Crompton as Kristy Carter, Camilla Ah Kin as Dr Hana Lawson, Jonathan Pasvolsky as John Poulos, Sal Sharah as George Poulos, Gerry Sont as Andrew Klugston, Angus Debnam-Carey as Travis Richards, Tayzin Fahey-Leigh as Brian Richards, Guy Marchand as Peter, Rachael Sheriff as Alex, Sam Saunders as Sam, Angela Stewart as Celia, Carlie Taylor as Pip, Tamar Kelly as Anaesthetist, Kylee Ferguson as Scout Nurse, Monique Prowse as Scrub Nurse

When All Is Lost

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Episode 5.34 (202)
Tuesday, September 24, 2002
Screenplay by David Hannam
Directed by Peter Fisk

A fatal fire at the rehab clinic puts Mitch's professional future in jeopardy. A fall results in another health scare for Terri… will she and the baby be OK? Bron scores an unexpected promotion that ruffles Nelson's feathers. Matt, the ward's one-man rumour mill, goes into overdrive after learning about Charlotte and Bron's night together.

With: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, David Downer as Colin Blackburn, Camilla Ah Kin as Dr. Hana Lawson, Rhett Giles as Michael Plummer, Jolanta Juszkiewicz as Nadia Blazic, Natasha Herbert as Kate Ramsay, Michelle Boyle as Ella Patterson, Victor Kline as Sergeant Lewis, Ari Mattes as Marcus Sampson, Brooke Ryan as Julie Weston, Andrew Harris as Doug Weston, Sonya Doyle as Wendy Weston, Steve Anderton as Mick Rowley, Danny Mitchell as Mischa Blasic, Sam Galea as Roberto Cuno, Tamar Kelly as Anaesthetist [Kate], Brad Weightman as Paramedic, John Marsh as Squad, Kylee Ferguson as Scout Nurse, Monique Prowse as Scrub Nurse, Luke Tyler as Baby, Damien Bradford as Jared Stunt Double, John Walton as Fire Stunt Double, Gillian Stratham as Terri Stunt Double

Into the Light

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Episode 5.35 (203)
Tuesday, October 01, 2002
Screenplay by Denise Morgan
Directed by Scott Feeney

Charlotte and Von fight for the rights of an elderly same-sex couple who face seperation after one is admitted to the ward. Jared is empowered when he realises he was not to blame for his own sexual assault. Bron finally believes she can face her childhood abuser without feeling a victim. Mitch, after desperately trying to keep his clinic afloat, finally loses the battle and his power base. Ben is starting to feel trapped by Paula's interest in him.

With: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont, Robert Coleby as Professor Richard Craig, Ron Haddrick as Jack Leyland

Guest Cast: Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Barry Langrishe as Lloyd Cooper, Peter Collingwood as Harry Fellowes, David Downer as Colin Blackburn, Michael Butcher as Harry Fellowes, Alex Jones as Brenda Fellowes, Rochelle Whyte as Cara Windom, Jack Rickard as Max Morgan, Craig Ball as Grant Hurley, Neil Young as Rudy, Tessa Wells as Monica Cooper, John Flower as Alan Marden, Michael Firkin as Toby, Amy Teutenberg as Young Bron

Big Kids

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Episode 5.36 (204)
Tuesday, October 08, 2002
Screenplay by Sarah Walker
Directed by Bill Hughes

After waking up bloodied and brusied, Mitch finds out — the hard way — that getting drunk makes more problems, not solves them, when he is arrested for assault. Matt is accused of exposing himself to the seven-year-old daughter of an over-protective patient. While he is ultimately cleared, he sees it as a sign to leave the ward and hands in his resignation. Charlotte's broken heart is revealed when another doctor's husband is admitted to the ward. Rebecca feels that her relationship with Scott is going nowhere — until he says 'I love you'. Paula accuses Bron of being unprofessional, and stopping her from going away with Ben — but Paula learns that she is the one behaving like a child.

With: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Chris Haywood as Peter Buchanan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Andrea Moor as Liz Thomas, John Stone as Edward Thomas, Richard Wilson as Adam Finch, Gordon Boyd as Mr Pike, Rebecca Rennie as Marissa Campbell, Keeara Byrnes as Ruby Campbell, Keith Holloway as Ron James, Lola Nixon as Daphne Murdoch, Claire Crowther as Gail Denholm, Rochelle Whyte as Cara Windom, Andrew Matthews as Police Officer, Gerard Webb as Clean-Up Supervisor, Dane Goodwin as Rescue Worker, Christopher Matters as Rescue Worker, Michael Duncan as Mitch Stunt Double, Brian Grogan as Peter Stunt Double

You Should've Said

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Episode 5.37 (205)
Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Screenplay by Loraine Rogers
Directed by Julian Pringle

Just when his mother looks like she has her life back in order, Adam Finch is found unconscious after a drug overdose, throwing Von into turmoil. Terri returns home to find Mitch in a state of disrepair and she sets about getting him back on the rails. Charlotte and Jared are amazed when a 'professional' patient's chronic nausea seems to improve after being put on a drug trial. Nelson is appalled when he discovers a terminal cancer patient hasn't told her husband of her dire prognosis but he is forced to reassess his opinion when he learns her reason. Scott has told Rebecca that he loves her — why hasn't she said it back? Kylie learns she has been accepted for a new job in Paris.

With: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Josh Quong Tart as Matt Horner, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Richard Wilson as Adam Finch, Anni Finsterer as Gina Finch, Steve Matthews as Nigel Corbett, Mariette Rups Donnelly as Susan Corbett, Rudi Baxter as Ted Ritchie, Dan Forrester as Lew Campbell, Neil Hanson as Hector, Steve Tokko as House DJ, Brett Creswell as Band Singer, Emma Anzai as Band Bass Player, Matthew Slager as Band Guitarist, Chris Brien as Band Drummer

Note: Josh Quong Tart departs but does return in series 6

Hear Me, Touch Me, Heal Me

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Episode 5.38 (206)
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Screenplay by Sally Webb
Directed by Peter Fisk

Rebecca and Scott get caught in the crossfire of a bikie war. When a gunman appears on the ward, Mitch charges to Terri's rescue, and is almost killed in the process. A woman with a long list of unrelated symptoms is ear bashing everybody. Von finds the reason her young patient is withdrawn and self-mutilating is because he has a hearing problem.

With: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Sheila Kennelly as Rada Verzina, Phillip Holder as Dan Price, Bianca Biasi as Elly Chapman, Jason Stojanovski as Johnno Morgan, Justin Rosniak as Denny Denisovich, Stephen Shanahan as Sergeant Bateman, Alan Lock as Nathan Fields, Paul Coolahan as Leo Manning, Bart John as Lindsay Green, Lloyd Morris as Dr Colin Burgess, Rochelle Whyte as Cara Windom, Todd Keys as Rocco Manoli, Gary Stalker as Eddie Richie, Johnny Boxer as Mike Agostini, Andrew Hunter as Jock Simmons, James Kay as Evan Horace, Billy Milionis as Bobby Armfield, Davie Kelborn as Felix, John Walton as Spider/Police Driver, Bob Yearley as Hagar, Jim O'Connor as Anaesthetist, Kylee Ferguson as Scout Nurse, Minoque Prowse as Scrub Nurse, Greg Stuart as Police Driver, Glenn Rutherford as Mitch Stunt Double, Paul Doyle as Denny Stunt Double/Truck Driver, Brett Praed as Jock Stunt Double, Ashley Fairfield as Mike Stunt Double

Note: returning characters: Johnno (Jason Stojanovski) previously in 4.13; Rada Verzina (Sheila Kennelly) previously in 4.27; Nathan Fields (Alan Lock) previously in 4.32

Down to Earth

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Episode 5.39 (207)
Tuesday, October 29, 2002
Screenplay by Chris Corbett
Directed by Scott Feeney
Addition material directed by Di Drew

When a paranoid schizophrenic patient named Ian Neal becomes convinced the world has been taken over by aliens, he takes Bron and her ex-fiancé Ben hostage. Determined to give the pair a ritual purification, he holds Bron's head underwater while her former lover is forced to watch helplessly. When a sixty-five year old man has a massive stroke Luke sees an opportunity for a young woman to get the lung transplant she desperately needs. But the man's wife resists turning off his life support. What is the hold her husband has on her and why does she insist on holding his body hostage? The new ward clerk has Jared's full attention but Nelson sees through her act. Mitch discovers that Rose is taking him for everything in the divorce settlement.

With: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Leon Ford as Ian Neal, Tom Elston as Brian Neal, Wendy Strehlow as Jennifer Neal, Phillip Holder as Dan Price, Abigail Bianca as Miranda Maloney, Gail Watson as Kristina Hughes, Eloise Oxer as Ada Hughes, Jack Rickard as Max Morgan, Stephen Shanahan as Sergeant Bateman, Jan Kingsbury as Coral Richardson, Alan Faulkner as David Richardson, Brigid Kitchin as Joanne Richardson, Richard Collins as Doctor Hicks, Linda Megier as Bron Stunt Double

Consuming Passions

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Episode 5.40 (208)
Tuesday, November 05, 2002
Screenplay by John Concannon
Directed by Scott Patterson

Terri's ethics are put to the test when she tries to help an elderly patient come to terms with his wife's death. Von fights to hold Adam's family together in a difficult time as he continues his self-destructive behaviour. Ben's confused over his feelings for Bron and Paula's feeling the cold. Charlotte suggests a radical treatment for a woman who refuses a surgical procedure. After the failure of her marriage, Regina return to Ward 17 and tries her hand at playing matchmaker for Nelson. Jared loses his patience while nursing a developmentally delayed patient. When Ian Neal escapes custody it has tragic repercussions for Ben.

With: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Celia Ireland as Regina Burcher, Richard Wilson as Adam Finch, Anni Finsterer as Gina Finch, Pat Hutchinson as Sally Finch, Brian Harrison as Ted Cousens, Gwyneth Price as Louise Simmons, Victoria Hill as Shauna Myer, Rochelle Whyte as Cara Windom, Leon Ford as Ian Neal, Zach McKay as Dr George Hyne, Stephen Shanahan as Sergeant Bateman, Garth Russell as Detective Hewitt, David McLeod as Nicholas Flynn, Craig Curran as Detective Sgt Peter Hicks, Mark Fitzpatrick as Andrew Dyson, Joel McIlroy as Frank Theros, Ben Tomkins as Jeff Carson, Janine Penfold as Carole Breckenridge

Note: Last seen in episode 3.17, Celia Ireland returns as ward clerk Regina Burcher

Musical Beds

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Episode 5.41 (209)
Tuesday, November 12, 2002
Screenplay by John Banas
Directed by Richard Jasek

Paula and Bron are both on hand when Ben, recovering from his stab wounds, is transferred from ICU to Ward 17. Luke is disgusted when Craybrook reappears at All Saints as a teaching consultant. Nelson and Rebecca run a bed allocations scheme to avoid chronic care patients. Jared and Kylie work together on her last day to solve a patient's kidney problems, and end up solving Jared's problem too. Scott's suspicions are confirmed about his new temporary partner.

With: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Celia Ireland as Regina Butcher, Tony Llewellyn-Jones as Jim Sawyer, Shane Briant as Professor Craybrook, Rohan Nichol as Aaron Collingwood, Rochelle Whyte as Cara Windom, Harry Bragg as Mr Leslie, Betty Blew as Mrs Wilcox, Chris De Havilland as Wally Beecroft, Heon Shin as Mi Lo, Justin Caruana as Martin Shimmel, Greg Kennedy as Dave Graham, Robin Queree as Mr. Meyers, Jim O'Connor as Anaesthetist, Kylee Ferguson as Scout Nurse, Monique Prowse as Scrub Nurse, Megan Wynn as Anaesthetic Nurse

Note: Ling Hsueh Tang, who first appeared as Kylie Preece in episode 2.27, departs

Twice the Fun

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Episode 5.42 (210)
Tuesday, November 19, 2002
Screenplay by Philip Dalkin
Directed by Peter Fisk

Nelson is offered a promotion as the new NUM in the Emergency Department but the day doesn't turn out the way he'd hoped when a highly charged ethical dilemma presents itself after a critically injured truck driver's two families arrive in the ED. His day is further complicated by the arrival of a mystery woman. Mitch is rattled when Rose makes a small but unexpected appearance, and is then confused by a puzzling case that Charlotte may hold the key to. Mitch becomes worried that he is no longer performing up to standard. Bron, who is replaces Nelson as 2IC, is trying to smooth the waters with Paula but only succeeds in making things worse. Ben's slow recovery in ICU is frustrating Bron, who wants to work through their problems.

With: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Celia Ireland as Regina Butcher, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Helen Vaughan-Roberts as Margaret Coleman, David Downer as Colin Blackburn, Nick Flint as Angus Drummond, Genevieve O'Reilly as Leanne, Rochelle Whyte as Cara Windom, Trudi Ann-Tierney as Helen Collis, Marion D. Barid as Georgina Collis, Brian Watts as Mal Collis, Ann Cottrell as Ashley Dasilva, Shayne Francis as Brenda Dasilva, James Sharman as Will Dasilva, Tahir Bilgic as Ted Faber, Mia Toutounji as Amy Faber, Andrew Caryofyllis as Bryan Beattie, Marissa Bartolini as Edwina Beattie, Ben Tomkins as Ambulance Officer 1, Aaron Ferguson as Ambulance Officer 2, Bernard Wheatley as Ambulance Officer 3, Peter Moraitis as Anthony, Billy Hannigan as Brad Collis, Hillary Hannigan as Chrissie Collis, Jayden Edwards as Michael Collis

Note: Nick Flint's first appearance as Angus Drummond, the new medical intern replacing Kylie, and Genevieve O'Reilly's first as Nelson's wife Leanne

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

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Episode 5.43 (211)
Tuesday, November 26, 2002
Screenplay by Louise Crane
Directed by Peter Fisk

An elderly patient has some startling bad memories. Terri and Mitch struggle to come to terms with the reappearance of Rose on the ward. Ben has some tough explaining to do. Scott finds his problem with his new partner worsening. Nelson nurses a patient who brings up bad memories for him.

With: Tammy Macintosh as Dr Charlotte Beaumont

Guest Cast: Jenni Baird as Paula Morgan, Paul Tassone as Nelson Curtis, Natasha Beaumont as Rebecca Green, Ling Hsueh Tang as Kylie Preece, Celia Ireland as Regina Butcher, Joy Smithers as Rose Stevens, Kate Sheil as Victoria Carlton, Jack Rickard as Max Morgan, Penne Hackforth-Jones as Nicola Hartley, Rohan Nicol as Aaron Collingwood, Lynne Murphy as Hazel Bradford, Genevieve O'Reilly as Leanne Curtis, Rebecca Massey as Wendy Saralyn, Emma Cropping as Lucy Stevens, Rob Baxter as Rocket (Santa Claus), Avril Wynne as Terri Stunt Double, Michelle Collins as Choir Teacher; Choir: Morgan Choice, Victoria Darke, Kyle Fowler, Julian Kuo, Alyce Lucia, Sian Luxford, Vaughan Sheffield, Romia Villafranca, Sophie Wright, Craig Yopp

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