What She Least Expected
Trauma registrar Nicky Somerville has a very bad night. She gets punched by a patient she is trying to save, then realises her boyfriend is having an affair. A fresh start takes her to the small town of Bassett—only to find that she may be without a job. Her appointment hasn't been ratified by her new boss, Dr William Kingsley—but Nicky is adamant that she can't go back to town.
With: Goeffrey Dolan as Ross Duval, Hilary Cleary as Eind Bulstcode, William Johnson as Arthur Bulstrode, Mark Clare as Gil Crouch, Steven Moore as Wayne Lusk, Dylan Pine as Taylor Masefield, Katie Wolfe as Amanda Masefield, Chloe Gordon as Sacha Masefield, John Leigh as Chook, Roz Turnbull as Lynda Bracey, Simon Prast as Tom Strachey, Megan Nichol as Marcia, Marek Sumich as Russ, Vincent Martell as Martin, Karen Drummond as Nurse Patsy, Julie Collis as Diane Peach, Sally McKinnon as Sally, Mary Henderson as Carol, Vanessa White as Susan, Carol Seay as Liz, Mark Atterbury as Jason, Rebecca Mallitte as Nurse Shelly, Kelvin Jones as Ambulance Officer, Kevin Murray as Mr Phillips, Bill Draper as Furious Man
Her Secret Passion
Nicky is called to an emergency at Bassett High, where 13-year-old Hayley is in the final throes of labour. Despite limited experience, Nicky delivers the baby. She also meets the local midwife Rhonda, who doubles as Bassett's hairdresser.
Some Kind of MadnessNew Zealand: August 08, 2001
Written by Gavin Strawhan
Directed by Geoff Cawthorne
William is not coping well with the end of his relationship to Louise. Enid is admitted with complications from diabetes and an ulcer. Nicky has some time off. She wants to keep life simple and tries to concentrate on yoga.
For the Greater Good
William is not coping well with the end of his relationship to Louise. Uncharacteristically, he becomes something of a stalker and goes to her house to confront her. Louise is adamant that she won't reconsider, but as they conclude the conversation, Louise's husband Ross arrives home unexpectedly. William suspects that Ross has overheard the conversation. The feeling grows stronger when Ross insists on taking William by chopper to see a patient on an outlying farm.
When Alistair sees a man bullying his son, he wants to intervene. Alistair also feels anger towards his own father. Since he's twigged about William's affair with Louise, he feels he was dragged back to Bassett under false pretences. Meanwhile, the psych survivors have a house, but hit a rock in the form of the council rezoning plans.
With: Hilary Cleary as Eind Bulstcode, William Johnson as Arthur Bulstrode, Mark Clare as Gil Crouch, Steven Moore as Wayne Lusk, Claire Waldron as Gabrielle Pauling, Dylan Pine as Taylor Masefield, Katie Wolfe as Amanda Masefield, Chloe Gordon as Sacha Masefield, Teresa Woodham as Rhonda Beale, Irene Malone as Margaret, Patrick Wilson as Eric Whitelaw, Neill Rea as Malcolm Sweet, Patrick Morrison as Aidan Sweet, Sonja Williams as Sheryn Sweet, Rory Whitehead as Teasing Kid
More Things in Heaven and Earth
Cliff scoffs at Nicky's belief in tragic love and also suggests that being Pakeha (European) she lacks a spiritual connection. Nicky's not impressed. They witness a pub fight between two women, which everyone assumes is over a man - because one of the women, Materoa is a prostitute. When Materoa brought in, Nicky finds she has a raft of medical problems - and also that her pneumonia is in fact tuberculosis.
Crime, Punishment and Everything In Between
Nicky gets an invitation to Chook and Lynda's wedding. Chook and Lynda are the garage proprietors, whose public arguments are notorious in Bassett. What the public doesn't see is that the relationship is also violent. When Nicky realises this, she encourages Lynda to think about the relationship—she's about to marry this man. Lynda doesn't seem to want to hear her. Meanwhile, Enid gets a nasty fright when she finds an intruder in her home.
Nicky has her first "date" with Kieran which is met with some resistance from Cliff. Gus and Henk have the same infection and Nicky comes to a nasty conclusion of how they got it. Sascha is caught with Gus and asks Nicky not to say anything which puts her in a patient/doctor privelege dilema.
Dana visits her pregnant friend Kyra when she finds Kyras other child dead in his crib. Dana feels that Kyra should tell her partner Baz. Dana feeling torn about breaching confidentiality is relieved when William sholders the burden. Louise has made a decision will it be William or Ross?
Lazy Sunday Afternoon
A quiet Sunday. Nicky is washing her hair; William and Alistair are playing golf; Louise and Ross are off to an anniversary lunch. When Ken gives chase to a speeding sedan and everything changes…
With: Goeffrey Dolan as Ross Duval, Winston Harris as Liam Duval, Mark Clare as Gil Crouch, Steven Moore as Wayne Lusk, Mark Clare as Gil Crough, Steven Moore as Wayne Lusk, Katie Wolfe as Amanda Masefield, Marek Sumich as Russ, Simon Vincent as Josh, Daniel Meade as David, David Taylor as Ricky, Bruce Hopkins as Colin Mitford, Rachel Nash as Sue Lansford, Calandra Smith as Rhiannon, Karen Duncan as Janeo's Mother, Cherie James as Julia Hench
The Most Deserving
Nicky does what she can to get Kieran's friend a pressing operation; Ken is adversely affected by a car accident that he thinks he caused.
Lost and Found
The search for Gabrielle leads Nicky to some odd conclusions; Cliff embarks on an exploration of his own; and William faces a choice between love and lust.
A number of Bassett residents seem to be suffering from a rotovirus. Since Nicky is too busy with early-return patients, Alistair is left to tend to them all. Meanwhile thanks to Nicky's influence, William finds he is about to lose one of his supporters on the District Health Board.
Gil talks to Nicky about the virtues of 'Patience', one of the only Gilbert and Sullivan operas Bassett Operatic has yet to perform. When it turns out he wants Nicky to audition, Nicky turns him down. She thinks Gilbert and Sullivan is very silly.
Do the Right Thing
Nicky has given some assistance to Cliff's proposed teen health programme—but is annoyed to find that everyone at the local marae thinks she and Cliff are a couple. When she confronts Cliff, he gives her an ultimatum—if he's wasting his time, he'll stop bothering her. Meanwhile, Eric is annoyed about the budget blow-out at Mercy Peak Hospital and Louise seems to be the one who's being blamed. Ken is reluctantly involved in an early morning police raid on Dana's house. Ken continues to have trouble coping with his work duties, but refuses to take anti-depressants.
The Best Laid Plans
Dana's fidelity is tested when she discovers what has happened to Ken and Nicky and Cliff resolve their differences.
Nicky discovers Diane's painful secret; Alistair decides to declare his feelings; and Dana gets more than she bargained for after helping a friend.
Live and Let Live
Todd's right to live in a pig sty carries no weight with Dana.
William is heckled by the crowd when the opera "Patience" opens; Amanda is suspicious that Kieran knows about her tryst with Alistair.
With: Goeffrey Dolan as Ross Duval, Hilary Cleary as Eind Bulstcode, Mark Clare as Gil Crouch, Steven Moore as Wayne Lusk, Dylan Pine as Taylor Masefield, Katie Wolfe as Amanda Masefield, Julie Collis as Diane Peach, Antony Starr as Todd Van Der Velter, Dwayne Cameron as Gus Van Der Velter, Claire Waldron as Gabrielle Pauling, Teresa Woodham as Rhonda Beale, Peter Rowley as Bruce Strick, Caitlin Bossley as Sarah, Kirstie O'sullivan as Melanie Barthhold, Celia Nicholson as Erica, Ally Fox as Reporter
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