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Episode 1.04

Thu, August 10, 2017
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Worried about his failing health, Frankie Bell urges her boss Chad Berger to undergo surgery on his brain tumour, but he refuses, not wanting to be seen as ill; and nor is he willing to give up work.

Frankie is instructed by Dr Steele to take on the role of running a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) into heart transplant patient Zoe's death. But her friend Lou Tanner sees this as misconduct — Frankie is biased, and has betrayed Lou's confidence by urging her to speak out against Dr Mitri — an act that would no doubt cost Lou her job.

Heart patient Chrissy is brought in after much suffering from her ICD — a device implanted in her heart to shock her back to life each time she arrests. The pain is traumatizing, and Eli fights for Chrissy's right to turn off the implant and choose her time to die. But the Head of Medicine, and her consulting specialist, Dr Steele, steps in to dissuade her.

Mitri gives Lou a ride home from the pub, hoping to convince her to stay quiet in the RCA. But it ends badly for them both.


  • Claire van der Boom as Dr Frankie Bell
  • Andrea Demetriades as Dr Lou Tannis
  • Owen Teale as Prof Chad Berger
  • Liam McIntyre as Dr Eli Nader
  • Arka Das as Dr Tabb Patel
  • Pallavi Sharda as Dr Tanya Kalchuri
  • Blessing Mokgohloa as Dr Rowan Mitri
  • Susie Porter as Dr Maggie Cutter
  • Dalip Sondhi as Dr Rupert Steele
  • Penny Cook as Carol Little
  • Renee Lim as Dr Monica Lee
  • Arianthe Galani as Chrissy
  • ...