|Steve has mouse problems. She hires
Cookie, then Bob (along with Cuddles the snake)
to help her when Lionel, her cat, fails to live
up to his duty...none of them are much help. Matt
finally gives Lionel an injection of hormones
(Lionel's own supply hadn't been sufficient since
his neutering) and Lionel gets rid of the mouse
problem. Harry is overly eager to begin doing his
own surgeries, instead of being the anaesthetist.
a catalogue of Lucy's -- Community Aide Abroad.
She bets Matt he can't last 24 hours under third
world conditions. If she wins, she gets to buy
all the stuff she wants from the catalogue. The
trick is that she's already bought the stuff.
Matt eventually gives in, because it's a good
cause, and doesn't mind that she's already bought
(and given away most of!) the stuff. He gets a
set of bongo drums for his troubles.
returns to Wandin Valley, and drops the bombshell
that she's engaged. She drinks too much wine at
Camelot and then drives away distraught. Her
purse gets caught under the brake pedal and she
flips the car trying to extract it. Harry and
Kate come upon the crash on their way to an
acupuncture seminar in Burrigan. Linda's left
hand is trapped under the brake pedal -- it's
almost severed and she's losing a lot of blood.
Harry decides to amputate, both because of the
bleeding and because the car could explode from
the petrol leak.
Terence is shocked
and blames Harry for amputating when there must
have been another option. Harry and Rosemary
don't understand why he's so upset until Shirl
arrives and tells them about Terence and Linda's
previous relationship. When Linda's fiance, Alec,
arrives and starts blaming Harry, Terence is
forced by Rosemary, Frank, and ultimately duty to
admit that Harry did the best he could in
Matt to accept a student, Libby, on work
experience. Libby is very intelligent but nervous
about practical stuff (she gets sick to her
stomach) -- Luke gets a bit jealous. Linda tries
to push Alec away but he persists and brings her
letters from former patients. Bob attends an
environmental conference and installs an
Enviro-Safe grease trap in the Club (officially
making Cookie a "greenie"). Harry
decides to leave Wandin Valley because of the
tensions in the hospital but Terence has a change
of heart and convinces him to stay.