"The Two of Us"
haemophiliac sufferer Justin Goodwin is fed up with his
fathers constant over-protective nature. Luke
begins his aircraft apprenticeship and gets more grief
than he bargained for. Justin is injured on a camping
trip with Cris and Ann. Luke receives a surprise visit
from Steve in Sydney. Cookie falls for Anita...or is it
Larry?! With Cris and Anns help Phil Goodwin begins
to realise that his son needs some independence just as
much as any other teenager. Luke decides to leave Sydney
and return home to Wandin Valley.
Terence is visited by
Olivia Harrison, an ex-girlfriend, who tells him she may
have Alzheimer's disease. Matt refuses to investigate the
death of some cockatoos and Lucy is far from happy.
Terence looks into Olivias illness and gives her
some hope for the future. Matt unwittingly reveals some
intimate details of his marriage to Lucy to the locals
over the airwaves.
-- "Over the Rainbow"
John Bushel and Goldie
Harper tell everyone that she is expecting a baby and
Johns mother Sue is not pleased. Bob helps Jessie
scare the birds with his home-made scarecrow. Shirley
suggests that the Valley should become a plastic-bag-free-zone.
After a heated row between John, Goldie and Sue, Goldie
runs off and wanders into the countryside. Absorbed in
her problems she fails to pay attention to the passing
traffic and she is knocked down by Steve who is taking
Luke for a drive. Goldie is not badly injured but she is
nearing labour. Foolishly Goldie runs away again to be
with John where she goes into labour. Ann regains the
couples trust and Goldie returns to hospital just
in time to give birth to a baby boy.
-- "The Promised Land"
Luke falls for Donna
Grifliths, a director who is making a post-holocaust film
in Wandin Valley. Bob Hatfield becomes a stand-in for
Arnold Schwarzanegger!! Stuntman Tom Grace is exposed as
a terrorist involved in ecological warfare. Luke and
Steve get advice on boy/girl relationships. Frank is
rushed off his feet with all the comings and goings in
-- "Motherly Love"
When an RSPCA
inspector is murdered, suspicion falls on farmer Dave
Watson. Daphne Jones consults Cris on her daughters
strange behaviour. Jessie plans a surprise for Cris and
Ann Brennan. Bob is asked to kill six sheep but be cannot
find it in his heart to carry out the dreaded deed.
-- "Wisdom of Solomon"
Vince Bryant is
devastated when Tim Lord, the former husband of his dead
wife Sally, returns to claim custody of Tim's daughter
Jane. A sheepdog causes problems for Steve. Terence is
attracted to the new occupational therapist, Linda
Shelley. Lucy attempts to impress the CWA with her cake-making
prowess. Linda helps a disabled farmer but confuses
Terence with her methods of doing so.
-- "Flying High"
Luke flies into
trouble when he is given flying lessons as a birthday
gift. Frank saves Effie Winslow who has been stuck in the
bath all night. Linda Shelley convinces disabled Kate
Bartlett that there is nothing wrong in accepting help
with her new baby and that all new mums need help, not
just disabled ones. Luke is forced to take control of the
plane when the pilot is shot by drug peddlers. Terence
finds himself becoming romantically involved with Linda.
Cris receives some disturbing news from Melbourne.
-- "Wrong 'Un"
Nurse Carol Baker
returns to take revenge on her father for years of
drunken abuse. Lukes Dream Machine is stolen.
Terence is shocked to learn of the impending arrival of
Linda Shelleys daughter, Jane, to the Valley.
Cookie fears for his life when he hears that prisoner
Bluey Edwards is due for release. Ann finds Carols
father locked in the cupboard and her suspicions of abuse
are confirmed but after Carol explains why she is
treating her father this way, Ann tries to help Carol
come to terms with her fathers abuse all those
-- "Doctors in Love"
Linda's daughter, 17-year-old Jane, arrives. She seems to
have an "artistic temperament", given to
moodiness, but it becomes obvious that something more is
wrong. Terence thinks she needs psychiatric help and
refuses to have any part in the whole situation,
effectively breaking it off with Linda. It is later
discovered that Jane has a disease called porphyria, a metabolic
disorder. Linda and Jane return to Sydney for treatment
for Jane. It's Frank and Shirley's 8th anniversary and
they both make secret plans for a surprise dinner, of
which they both find out about and cancel both dinners in
order to not upset the other. Luke organizes a party at
Matt and Lucy's. At the party Cris announces that he has
convinced Stephanie to hang on for another few months
without him, that way he and Anne can have more time
together. Cookie wins $20,000 on a scratch ticket and
ends up paying off his debt to bookie Shorty and then
gives the rest to his sister Coralie because her "mongrel"
husband has run out on her and the kids again. Bob thinks
he blew the money at the track.
-- "Such Sweet Sorrow"
Andy Johnson accuses
Cris of deliberately giving a drug overdose to his
terminally ill wife Helen. Ann struggles to get along
with Jessie. Cookie buys a car from Tiger Kelly, but then
sells it to Luke when he hears that it is stolen. Terence
is forced to suspend Cris from duty when Andy Johnson
insists on a full inquest into his wifes death.
Lucy develops a strange allergy to the dog that Matt has
taken in. Cris and Ann announce that they are to leave
Wandin Valley and head to Melbourne, even though Terence
tries to talk them out of it. Cris is fully vindicated
when Andy realises that he wasnt to blame for his
-- "Out of Africa"
A major bout of food poisoning (due to bad fish) affects
most of the townsfolk after a wedding. This episode also
heralds the arrival of the new Director of Nursing,
Rosemary Prior. She gets on the wrong side of many people
because of her curt and officious manner and her
extraordinary concern about the waste of supplies and
water, things that were in short supply in her previous
work in Africa. Lucy helps keep the newlyweds from
breaking up and Frank, originally thought to have food
poisoning like everyone else, is diagnosed with acute
appendicitis. Luke moves in with Steve (as a lodger),
much to his delight. Terence succombs to food poisoning
and exhaustion during Frank's operation and Rosemary has
to take over. Kerry Homes goes into labour while Terence
is laid up and Rosemary safely delivers the baby. Luke is
bitten by a (non-poisonous) snake. Esme loses a $3000
budgie from Matt's surgery but the budgie is later found.
-- "Family Business"
Steve takes in a new lodger, Janine Dillon, only to be
robbed by her the next day. Bob and Cookie try to use the
hospital morgue to store large amounts of gemfish
cleopatra but are caught in the act by Rosemary and Frank.
Terence finds out his cholesterol is high and is put on a
diet by Rosemary (with Esme's help). Glenn Harvey, who
runs a communal farm, is put in hospital for a ruptured
cyst on his lung. His brother, Tony, who was up from the
city to convince him to return, takes over running the
farm while his brother is laid up. After Glenn is
released, he agrees to go Sydney only if they can make
the commune a self-sufficient going concern before he
leaves. Tony suffers a heart attack while working and
dies in hospital. Glenn's father comes to the valley to
convince Glenn to return to the family business.
-- "Bigger Than Texas"
Terence awaits the arrival of his new partner (at least
for 3 months or so). Judy Goodall finds out she's
pregnant but doesn't tell her husband Pete because he's
busy with their orchards and milk run business. Frank and
Matt play golf and encounter a young man named Harry who
interrupts their game, getting on the wrong side of Frank.
In the parking lot of the golf course, Frank tickets
Harry for his van ("Old Nelly") being in
disrepair. Lucy's kitchen is ransacked and she's thinks
it's ghosts (but it turns out to be a possum and her baby).
Steve meets Harry while he is hitchhiking and they go to
the club where he wins money challenging people to
snooker games. Rosemary turns out to have great snooker
skills herself and takes him down. Everyone learns that
Harry is Terence's new partner and Terence isn't
impressed. Harry deals with Esme, Herb Munro, and Terence
on his first day at the clinic. Esme invites him to stay
at Camelot but has to tell him no once Terence finds out.
Pete has a stroke while picking oranges.
-- "Polly Had a Dolly"
Rosemary wins an axolotl
-- "Price of Love"
Matt brings a young pregnant woman in to the hospital.
Steve is hung up on Harry and Luke is frustrated by it.
Rosemary finds a donkey in her garden. Mrs. Deagher, an
actress, is hospitalized by Terence, where they discover
she is suffering from mercury poisoning caused by 20
years of using a facial bleaching creme. The hospital
staff finds out that Tracy, the young pregnant woman,
entered into a contract to "sell" her baby to
Meg, her former employer, in return for $25,000. After
the baby's born, Tracy changes her mind. The baby boy is
born with a club foot and will require much surgery.
Cookie decides to hold a 20's-style dinner dance. Steve
hopes that Harry will ask her to go with him. Both Luke
and Steve talk to Matt about their respective crushes.
Meg steals the baby but returns him the next morning. She
isn't charged and Tracy ultimately gives her the baby,
because Meg can afford the surgery. Meg and Tracy come to
a compromise where the baby will know both of them.
Cookie wants to sell yabby meals at the dinner dance and
contracts Luke to catch the yabbies at 50¢ a head -- Bob
isn't happy to be undercut so he gives Luke bad
instructions for catching them. Esme comes to Luke's
rescue and he catches 32. No one eats them, though,
because Lucy, Esme, Bob, and Matt have named them all.
Harry asks a nurse at the hospital, Sandra Williams, to
the dance and, heartbroken, Steve decides to stay home.
Luke comes back for her, though, bearing a corsage, and
convinces her to go anyway. Their grand entrance draws
appreciative looks and Harry realizes how pretty Steve is,
much to Luke's chagrin.
-- "The Hunt"
Ian Watson, a young boy, helps return recovered animals
to the wild with Luke and Trevor Jackson. The tax man is
in the Valley and Cookie is nervous. Dave Watson, Ian's
father, is hard up for money and places an ad in a city
paper for experienced hunters to come to his farm to help
cull kangaroos. The hunters arrive with plenty of beer, a
crossbow, and a deer to liven up the hunt. Harry is
trying to avoid Sister Williams. Patty Chater, a very
talkative patient, has to be operated on after she
swallows a thermometer. Ian lets the deer loose and one
of the hunters, Brad Locker, decides to go into the
National Park after it. Ian goes after them and is
accidentally shot. Esme helps Cookie do his taxes and
finds out that he's owed $500 -- unfortunately, he also
has some overdue library books (3 copies of "So You
Want to be a Millionaire") and, after 16 years, the
fines amount to $500. Steve makes her feelings for Harry
obvious to him, making him uncomfortable. After Ian is
saved by his Dad, Luke, and Tervor, the hunter is
arrested. Dave decides to buy the deer and donate it to a
wildlife park. Ian changes his mind about going to live
with his mother. Esme thinks she's having a heart attack
but it's only stress caused by the death of a friend. She
is the last survivor of her grade 1 class and feeling her
age. She tries to resign as pink lady but when Rosemary
says she'll replace her with Ivy Clements, Esme makes a
-- "Gift of Life"
Harry falls for a strange woman on the golf course. Steve
almost hits a horse (Lightning) that wanders across the
road. She discovers a 15-year-old girl (Lynette Copper)
has been single-handedly running the farm and living in
squalor after the farm manager, Joe Phelps, goes off on a
bender. Shirl comes back from her mother's and is
hospitalized with pneumonia. Harry hits himself on the
head with a golf ball and finds out at the hospital that
the strange woman is the new sister -- Kate Bryant.
Lynette's sister, Rowie, arrives after breaking out of a
juvenile facility. Shirley is stressed out over her
mother. Luke gets after Frank for contributing to the
stress and Frank offers to bring his mother-in-law down
to live with them. Shirl's mom has other ideas. Harry
milks his visit as a patient for all it's worth. Rowie
wants to run away with Lynette. Lynette goes to round up
cattle and Lightning is spooked by a snake, throwing her.
She damages one of her kidneys and the other is shriveled
and useless. Ultimately, Rowie offers one of her kidneys,
even though it means she has to turn herself in. Tiger
Kelly gets out of jail and is mad at Cookie because
Cookie's fumigating caused the termites to emigrate to
Tiger's mother-in-law's house. He terrorizes them and
then drives a truck through Bob's house, getting arrested
again in the process. Homeless, Bob and Cookie decide to
rent Esme's empty house. Harry starts avoiding Steve and
decides he'll have to move out of her farm. Kate meets
Joe Phelps, who finally returns. She insists on getting
Matt to look at Lightning and when Joe finds out what it
will cost to fix the broken bone, he decides to shoot
Lightning. Kate gives him the cost of a box of bullets
and takes possession of the horse, giving Matt a cheque
for the cost of treatment. Harry talks to Terence and
ends up moving into Camelot. Steve offers Kate the empty
room at the farm.
-- "Hot and Cold"
Luke takes Steve's ute in for repairs and offers to help
the panel beater, Barry Carlos, if he'll do it right away.
He discovers that Barry is fixing up stolen cars for Ray
Hill, a shady car dealer in Burrigan. Cookie shows off
his new cool room and he and Rosemary inadvertently get
locked in it when she returns to find her missing wallet.
Roxanne Hartley, Harry's girlfriend from Sydney,
unexpectedly arrives in Wandin Valley. They had agreed to
take a break from each other and see other people but she
thinks she's pregnant. It turns out she's just exercising
too much. Ray Hill and his "associates" beat up
Barry after Luke lets it slip that Barry wants out. Barry's
been keeping a diary, though, and hides it in the back of
Steve's ute before they beat him up. Ray leaves his
german shepherd in the yard to guard things. Luke and
Frank discover Barry locked in the trunk of one the cars
and Matt has to tranquilize the dog in order for them to
get inside the yard. Cookie and Rosemary teach each other
while waiting to be rescued -- Rosemary teaches Cookie
proper grammar and Cookie teaches Rosemary Aussie slang.
Roxanne goes for a run with Kate after drinking all night
and neglects to drink water or wear a hat -- she is
hospitalized with hyperthermia (heatstroke). Steve picks
up her ute and is followed by Ray Hill, who is in search
of the diary. Frank becomes attached to Ray's dog, who
has been mistreated by his trainer. Lucy and Matt look
after Hedley Johnson, who's diabetic mother is
hospitalized for a leg ulcer. They become very attached
to him and decide to become his "aunt and uncle".
Ray knocks Steve out and then holds her hostage when
Frank and Luke arrive at the farm. Steve punches him in
the stomach and Frank arrests him. At the jail, Ray tries
to take Frank's gun and the dog is shot in the struggle.
Frank is upset because the dog saved his life by
attacking Ray as they were struggling. Roxanne and Harry
decide to break up but remain friends.
-- "Facts of Life"
Frank, Shirley, and Terence go for a sail on a 40-foot
sloop. Terence gets seasick and the captain, Helen Cook,
gets struck by a boom and knocked out. A twelve-year-old
boy, Ben, brings his twin sister Hannah into the hospital
after her arthritis kicks in again and she takes too much
aspirin and codeine to counteract the pain. Kate has
problems dealing with Hannah as it brings back memories
of nursing her niece, Sasha, while Sasha was dying of
leukemia. Luke is torn between working for Matt, helping
out on Steve's farm, and doing his HSC studies. He
decides to give up school but Steve promises to let up on
him if he stays in school. Terence considers not
finishing his yacht but, once on dry land with the
memories of his seasickness well behind him, decides to
take sailing lessons once Helen recovers. Kate feels she
has to resign since she can't work with children. Ben is
not happy at the preferential treatment Hannah is getting.
He pushes her wheelchair and it hits a tea trolley,
spilling boiling water over Hannah. He's heartbroken over
over hurting her and she doesn't want to see him. Frank
moons over a boat, a cruiser. Fatso becomes ill and Matt
struggles to save him -- Luke discovers that Fatso's been
digging into the neighbour's yard and eating snail
pellets. Cookie is barred from the racetrack for bringing
a battery from his electric shaver into the track. Hannah
is upset over getting her first period and Kate offers
comfort. Harry has a chat with Ben about the injustice of
girls growing up faster than boys. Kate decides to stay
at the hospital and Hannah forgives Ben.
-- "Beyond Doubt"
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. Matt gives Lionel an
injection of hormones and Lionel gets rid of the mouse
problem. Harry is overly eager to begin doing his own
surgeries, instead of being the anaesthetist. Matt finds
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. Linda Shelley 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. 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. When Linda's fiance
arrives and starts blaming Harry, Terence is forced by
Rosemary, Frank, and, ultimately, duty to admit that
Harry did the best he could in horrible circumstances.
Luke convinces 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.
-- "For the Good Times"
Esme is back from her herbal course. Fiona Farrell's dog
get sick and Matt urges euthenasia. Fiona won't consider
it but the dog dies anyway. Luke is expecting a visitor
-- Donna Hume, his old girlfriend from his days on the
streets in Sydney. They were separated when Luke came to
Wandin Valley and she went into treatment for drugs and
pathological jealousy. Money goes missing at the club and
Donna is suspected at first. They later find out that
town drunk Archie Hamill "borrowed" it. Luke
doesn't see Donna's bad side but she rubs everyone else
the wrong way. Steve doesn't like her at all. Donna slips
some acid into Luke's coffee and he is taken to the
hospital by Steve and Kate after being found wandering
the road. Harry explains the details of new medicare
funding and drugs to an elderly patient, Trevor Flood,
who eventually takes the wrong dosage of his medication
in his confusion. Cookie gets a box of live snails
instead of ready-to-go escargot and decides to hold snail
races -- he bets heavily on his entry and loses. Donna's
jealousy gets worse and she tries to kill Kate with a
scalpel at the hospital. She flees, takes more acid, and
attacks Steve with a pickaxe. While struggling with Matt
and Frank, she collapses and is rushed to hospital. She
dies anyway and Luke takes it badly, thinking that his
friends are glad she died.
-- "Off the Rails"
Matt brings a pregnant collie named Princess to his
surgery to perform a caesarian section and discovers that
she has kennel cough. Local math teacher, Noel Lewis,
sees Terence for sleeplessness. Luke is still grieving.
Lucy is supposed to present ribbons at the Wandin Valley
Dog Show but is not allowed to after Princess's owner,
Mrs. Howie, spreads malicious gossip that Matt's surgery
is infected with kennel cough. Shane "Spider"
Webb goes missing and his friend, Josh Lewis (Noel's son)
is questioned. Josh clashes with his father, who is an
emotionally abusive alcoholic, and rebels by trashing a
classroom at the school. Matt is vindicated when a puppy
purchased from Mrs. Howie also comes down with kennel
cough. Harry has been using abbreviations on patient
files and gets into trouble when Esme tells Herb Monro
about the mysterious code on his file. Herb's code was
BIBT, which Harry used to mean "Brain in Big Toe",
and Harry has to come up with another meaning to give to
a worried Herb. Josh drinks himself into a stupor in the
lodge and is found by Luke and Steve. He eventually
confesses that Spider was killed while they were horsing
around on the railroad tracks. Rosemary confronts Noel
Lewis about his alcoholism after Josh is brought in.
Cookie unknowingly agrees to loan his residence to an
environmental products sales representative, thinking she
wanted to meet him for a date. She gets him to become a
rep himself. Luke goes for a walk and Matt, Lucy, Steve,
Harry, and Kate go after him. Harry talks to Luke about a
patient he lost and Luke starts coming out of his grief.
Josh and Noel begin to get along. Matt and Lucy decide to
go camping on the next long weekend.
-- "The Long Weekend"
Matt and Lucy bicker during a weekend camping
trip with Kate, Luke, and Steve. After Lucy falls down a
cliff, Luke and Steve must race to find help.
-- "Whole New Ball Game"
-- "Day By Day"
-- "When Harry Met Karen"
Harry is in trouble after a young teenage girl
accuses him of raping her.
-- "Farewell My Lovely"
-- "Mother's Little Helper"
-- "Down Lonely Street"
-- "The Long Goodbye"
-- "As Time Goes By"
-- "Beauty and the Beast"
-- "Glory Days"
-- "Simply the Best"
-- "All About Love"
-- "A Trouble Shared"
-- "Words Unspoken"
-- "Paying the Price"
-- "Unchained Melody"
-- "Brief Encounter"
-- "Dangerous Liaisons"
-- "The Goodbye Plan"
-- "Deep Water"