Doctor Doctor (2016) s04e07 Episode Script

The Sum of All Our Choices

1 I'm pregnant.
MERYL: You're not fit to be a parent.
You get what you need, and you get off this property, and you don't come back until you've got your head screwed on again.
AJAX: It's not for forever, but right now it's free.
Ajax, I thought the whole point was to get away from Meryl.
What do you want, Meryl? I want to be major.
I've come to the view that Meryl is the way of the future.
The baby got stuck, died before it was born, and then the mother bled out.
I can't sleep anymore.
HUGH: I'm sorry.
The ultrasound confirms that you've had a really early miscarriage.
MATT: Charlie? I thought you left.
I can see our future together, but I can't pick you.
APRIL: I told myself if this all went south, I'd walk away with grace.
But go to hell, Matt Knight.
HUGH: Well, you're a lone wolf with a rustic new nursery.
How could you say no to your gorgeous little niece? Welcome home, Eliza.
Welcome home.
Uh, dirty nappy.
Oh, and good morning to you, too.
Oh, I'm doing a very important staff audit for the health department.
I need updated records, activity charts, patient reports.
It's top priority.
And Tara has her hands full in ED.
Ah, I'm sorry, Ken.
That does sound like a priority.
He's not sorry.
HUGH: What happened here? House fire, but these legends got out early, so they're gonna be fine, especially after I get them some sweet, sweet painkillers.
- You're the best.
- Isn't she, though? When you're done, I'm gonna need some more Acticoat dressing, please, plus we're gonna need a chest X-ray, blood gas for lactate, methemoglobin, carbon monoxide.
Thank you.
Aren't you on the ball? No one would ever know what we actually got up to last night.
Probably a good thing you didn't stay over, then.
How are we looking? Yeah, great.
That transfer to Sydney won't be necessary.
I'm impressed.
Oh, Tara, when you get a minute, I'm going to need your routine drug test.
Oh, I thought that was next week.
It's for Ken's audit.
He's on such a power trip.
- Shit.
- Shit.
TARA: Talk her out of it.
Won't work.
Penny's got a nose for bullshit.
It's quite disconcerting, actually.
Well, you have been partying pretty hard lately.
Thanks, Grandpa.
So fake the results, use someone else's sample.
What? Are you still seeing that psych? Yeah, even though she's got more issues than I do.
Well, that's something, I guess.
My anxiety is down, and my performance is up, and I find it infinitely cute that you seem to care about me.
Well, you're a good - Brilliant.
Thank you.
- doctor that I'd hate to see that go to waste.
Let's make sure I don't get fired, then.
All right.
I'll help you, just this once.
You also helped me finish the bag last night, so Ah, yeah.
MERYL: Yoo-hoo! Are you decent? MATT: Oh.
I might be the mayor of Whyhope, but I haven't forgotten to be your mother.
Thanks for this.
I needed this.
Ever since April left, everything's been feeling a bit meh.
April wasn't right for you.
Don't say that.
We were happy.
But that's not what a partnership is.
Just let me be upset for one second.
As your mother, I think you should be focusing on the future with Charlie.
This is my life.
You're treating it like some kind of trashy wife-swap game.
Well, you're angry because it failed, not that I didn't see it coming.
You always do this! You always make it all about you! Even when we thought we were pregnant.
Couldn't even crack a smile.
Well, that proves that April wasn't right for you.
Just be a human being for once! We're done here.
- They're mine.
- Not anymore.
Got a long drive ahead of you, eh? Yep, sure do.
MATT: Charlie.
You can't be serious.
Matt, hi.
I was just on my way.
You all right? Yeah.
Ah, I had a really big fight with Mum about April and how she's gone.
Reckon she saw it coming.
So what happened? I don't know.
It was probably about the baby stuff.
Now I'm stuck with my whole family telling me that I should be over it.
But I'm not.
And how will you manage the brewery? Don't know.
Might burn it down.
- Claim the insurance money.
Okay, well, don't do that, 'cause I own half.
I can help out.
Well, that's That is a terrible idea.
It is! You're right.
- I don't know why I said that.
It was good to see you.
- It's me.
- Okay.
- All right.
- Bye! - See you.
- See you.
See you.
I can't talk.
I'm job hunting.
Oh, you've got a bit of dust on your jacket.
Thank you.
I hadn't noticed.
Why is everybody so sensitive today? Can't you handle a little bit of constructive criticism? Sometimes people need constructive support, Meryl.
You sound just like Matt.
I managed somehow to upset him today, and it's left me at a complete loss.
Sorry, Meryl, but I'm not the person that you talk to about these things anymore.
You try saying that without shaking next time.
ROD: And the more we do together, the more the town gets Rod seems happy.
Yeah, you can't read into the dopey smile on his face, Meryl.
I think it's stuck there.
New dawn, new day.
We ready to roll? Council's considered your application.
We can't open a topless bar in Whyhope.
Well, as mayor, I believe you can.
I mean, it'll spin money for this town.
It'll be great for your workers' morale.
I guess.
And remembering, it's why I backed you in to replace your predecessor as mayor.
I don't see we have any choice.
You got my vote, then.
The Pretty Titty, my long and cherished dream.
You know, I, um I didn't go into politics to change this world.
Not until now.
We're on deadline.
This clinic is held together by my intricate admin system.
Stop trying to justify your existence, Ken.
I have feelings, you know? I'll need those results soon, Tara.
Good day, team.
Lovely to see you.
I have an idea.
Oh, yeah.
Brought extra for you, too.
JARROD: Salad and mayo.
Oh, sorry, Ken.
I'm accustomed to being ignored.
Have mine.
We got council approval for my FIFO accommodation, so - Oh, that's fantastic.
- Yeah.
I'm still standing here.
There's something going on with Jarrod and the mining company.
Accusations have arisen on my environmental forums about Jarrod's plans for the mine.
People never say anything good on the Internet.
There's an insider, and he has proof.
Of what? That the expansion is unsustainable and that they've been burying environmental statements about the threat of subsidence and the impact on air quality.
Jarrod would never allow that.
Well, he wouldn't have to tell you because you don't discuss work.
That was a conscious decision.
Or an excuse so that he could get away with it.
This is Jarrod's work.
I knew that when I married him, so until you've got more than fake news, I don't want to hear it.
HUGH: I don't understand it.
She's usually a peeing machine.
What are you good for, kid? Your maternal warmth is overwhelming.
- KEN: Tara? Your next patient's here.
- Quick, get the cup! - Oh, geez.
Here we go.
Sometimes it goes down to my legs, but it's definitely worse in my ass.
Sounds like you've got sacroiliitis.
MAGGIE: W-What's that? Got to say, you don't look like a doctor.
MAGGIE: Gazza! It's a minor inflammation in the joint that connects your lower spine to your pelvis.
Is that because of the kid or The baby's putting pressure on it, yes, but it's probably because you're doing too much around the farm, around the house.
Well, I do my fair share.
There's a lot to do.
So it's stressful? Well, yeah, but I love it.
I get it.
People like us push ourselves.
Usually it's productive, but it's time for you to prioritize rest.
Tara's test results.
All clear.
I can't believe I'm going to say this, but you're doing a great job of supervising Tara.
Oh, well, she's very conscientious.
At first, I thought she was Hugh.
Not as handsome.
HUGH: What's this? "Secret mine expansion will be the end of Whyhope.
" Crying emoji.
It's speculation.
Mm, always knew your husband was a bit dodgy.
Stop it.
I don't need you pushing my buttons, too.
I'm not.
You need to look after yourself.
You're in the clear.
We got away with it.
I almost feel guilty.
Then again, I don't.
What are you doing? HUGH: Um Ken.
PENNY: I can't believe I didn't see this coming.
I won't say I'm surprised.
HUGH: Can we do this without the audience? Do I have to? - Yes.
- Yes.
It was nothing.
No, we don't even know what it is.
And do you know if it's happened before? - TARA: No.
- No.
Never, nope, no I-intimacy.
Except maybe in his dreams.
I'm not I'm not helping.
And do you know if it could happen again? Not at work.
There are no specific rules about relationships in the hospital, but seeing as you're Tara's supervisor, it's not ideal.
No, it's, uh I should probably step down, then.
PENNY: If that's your preference.
It is.
You should have just told her that it was a mistake, never to happen again.
That would be so sad for you.
- [SIGHS.]
- You.
- What? I'm having fun.
You're having fun.
No, what happened to, "You've been partying too hard, Tara"? Well, that's before I realized we could get away with it.
I'm not the relationship type.
Neither am I.
And work comes first.
- Couldn't agree more.
- So So come out with me tonight.
I'm wingmanning Matt.
That sounds like actual hell.
Is it just me, or did Penny go easy on us? Probably 'cause she still has filthy thoughts about you.
Well, if we're not in a relationship, why do you care? [LIQUID POURING.]
- Oh.
- CHARLIE: You're overpouring.
MATT: I was distracted.
Even more so now.
Losing touch.
Saved the day.
Can't have you wasting beer.
It'd be a complete tragedy.
Is that Carly? Charlie.
Oh, sorry.
I didn't I didn't know you worked here.
Oh, I don't.
What can I get you, mate? Oh, I'm all right for now.
Thanks, chief.
- I'm just saying hi.
- Hi.
Even though you never reply to my texts.
I'm sorry.
I was busy.
It's all right.
You can make it up to me later with a drink if you like.
Who was that? Uh, no one.
Just we went on a date.
He's a bit built for you, isn't he? Well, you got to throw your hat in the ring when you're single.
- It's what you do.
- MATT: Well, I wouldn't know.
I've only ever been single for 45 minutes.
- CHARLIE: That's half your luck.
- Charlie! - Hugh! You're back.
Well, I was gonna help brother Matty here get back in the game with the ladies.
Oh, yeah.
Yeah, of course.
One alcoholic beverage, please.
All right, mate, if I'm gonna be your wingman, best done when you're on this side of the bar.
Are you okay to cover for a bit? 'Course.
I'm busy.
I must have a "kick me" sign on my forehead.
I'm sorry.
Just having a bad day, week, month, life.
I can relate to that.
I've been trying to revolutionize systems at the hospital.
Everyone thinks the place runs itself.
Well, at least you have a job.
Let me ask you, when was the last time you did something just for you? When I was 5.
How is anyone going to see the best in you if you don't? I don't know.
I might have the solution.
It's how I stay so level-headed.
WOMAN: Hooking the right knee over.
Great job, Sydney.
- Lifting up.
KEN: I've been taking lessons every Friday.
- It is beyond liberating.
- WOMAN: Five, six, seven, eight.
And lay back.
Excellent work, ladies.
Ken! I can't do this.
I'm a churchgoing woman.
WOMAN: And hold.
All right, coming down.
Triple axel spin.
Don't worry.
He is truly woeful at this.
He never really had any game.
You know, single Matt may actually be good for you in the long run.
Assuming that's what I want, relationship guru.
Are you kidding? Come on, Hugh, wingmanning? No, this is good because this means that you're not the rebound.
Technically, April was the rebound from me.
If you two are to stand any chance, you need to give him some alone time.
And alone he shall be.
I've been doing some reading on your mine expansion and some environmental concerns.
What are the crazy greenies saying now? This was actually leaked by an ex-miner.
Probably disgruntled.
But it is your job to listen and to assure people.
What am I gonna do? Just shut down the mine and tie myself to a tree? Please don't dismiss me.
Why are you trying to start a fight? I'm not.
If you want to protest, go for it.
I mean, I'm secure enough to keep our marriage separate from our work.
But I don't want to keep things separate.
Come here.
Oh, I-I need you to fill out this probation report.
Sorry, Ken, it'll have to wait.
There's been an accident with a chainsaw at Maggie Lee's farmhouse.
Of course.
Everything I need comes second or tenth! Pregnant Maggie? Yep, she's got a gash to her lower thigh.
She's conscious, but she's lost a lot of blood.
Got it.
I'll get Hugh to meet you there.
I told her not to go out with the chainsaw.
She's cut her leg open! She's She cut her leg open.
She's It's her leg.
TARA: Maggie? Maggie, it's okay.
I'm here.
- TARA: I'm here.
You're okay.
I'm gonna dress your wound.
Gazza, grab this towel and apply pressure.
Doctor? Yeah, I'm here.
You're okay, Maggie.
Stay with us.
Stay awake.
Just keep talking to her.
- [MOANS.]
- Think about, uh, uh Think about the baby.
What are we gonna call her? Yeah, Sophie, Sophie's a good name.
Stay with me.
Can you talk to me? TARA: Okay, remove the pressure.
And again.
You all right? Maggie, keep your eyes open.
GAZZA: It'll be okay, darling.
All right? It's okay, Maggie.
The doctor's here.
Got some extra help.
You're gonna be fine.
GAZZA: You're gonna be okay, Maggie.
You're doing such a good job.
You're gonna be holding bubba in no time, eh? HUGH: Lot of blood.
Yeah, the compression bandage slowed it down.
- GAZZA: Stay with me, okay? - HUGH: No tourniquet.
TARA: There wasn't any pulsatile bleeding.
- HUGH: Could be now.
- GAZZA: Is she gonna be okay? HUGH: Hey.
Leg's grossly swollen.
It's cool to the touch, dusky.
- Pulsatile hematoma here.
- Shit.
She's hemorrhaging.
HUGH: Blood and fluid.
Maggie, Maggie, Maggie.
Stay with me, Maggie, okay? HUGH: Gonna call in.
Betty, Betty, listen to me.
We have a major trauma here, life-threatening hemorrhage.
We'll need to activate transfusion protocol, code crimson.
We need backup straightaway.
Maggie! She's not breathing! She stopped breathing! - Maggie, come on! - Hugh, I don't have a pulse.
- GAZZA: Maggie, come on! - She's arresting.
She's not gonna die, is she? Not if we can help it.
Gazza, move.
HUGH: Right, I need you on the defib.
- Shit.
Do you know CPR? - Yeah.
Okay, I need you to take over right now.
- Come on.
- Fuck.
- TARA: You can do this.
- All right.
- Go.
- GAZZA: Come on, Maggie, please.
Please, please, please.
- Charging the defib.
Come on, Maggie, stay with me.
Maggie, come on! TARA: Oh, shit, we don't have a pulse.
She's in PEA.
Dumping charge.
I'll give her adrenaline, one milligram.
Continue CPR.
Come on.
Come on.
Come on.
I still don't have a pulse.
We're losing her.
We're gonna have to take the baby out.
It's the only way to increase venous return and cardiac output.
Is the baby gonna be okay? Gazza, listen to me.
We have to prioritize Maggie, okay? At this stage, she can't sustain her own life and the baby's, too.
- Do you understand me? - Yeah.
I-I can't.
You are more than capable, and I'm right here.
Maybe we should just wait until we get to hospital.
No, there's no time, okay? We have four minutes before she loses too much blood.
Oh, fuck.
Go, go! GAZZA: Come on, Maggie, yeah.
Oh, God.
Oh, fuck.
Is she gonna be okay? As soon as we take the baby out, get the blood to flow again, we can get her back.
HUGH: Quickly, quickly! TARA: Need a blanket for this baby.
Okay, let me clamp.
HUGH: Well done.
WOMAN: Oh, good girl.
Okay, we need to do a rhythm check.
- Charging.
It's VF.
We'll need to shock.
Stand clear.
And shocking.
No response.
Continue CPR.
I need you to push more bloods and fluids, please.
How are we going with those fluids? Can we do another rhythm check, please? [BEEPING.]
HUGH: Charging.
She's back.
HUGH: Okay, we have a pulse, spontaneous circulation.
Plenty more to do.
Let's get her to theater.
- HUGH: Go, go, go.
Meryl's here.
Put some pants on! AJAX: Shit! Don't swear in front of Jimmy.
Meryl, what a surprise! Hello.
So you left the homestead for this? Independence and to get away from you.
Would you say it was worth it? - Yeah.
- No.
What are you doing here? I come with an invitation.
HAYLEY: I'm gonna have to stop you right there, Meryl.
If you are coming to offer my job back, I politely decline.
No, I'm not.
MERYL: I've come to invite you to the homestead for a family dinner tonight.
I want to celebrate my re-election as mayor.
Why would I celebrate that? Because I'm your mother and you look like you could do with a decent meal.
We'll think about it.
No, we won't.
MERYL: Choose your next steps wisely, Ajax.
Eventually we morph into the same product of our surroundings.
Not always.
JIMMY: Shit.
Jimmy! MERYL: You might like to come early so you can have a shower.
She's kidding herself.
Ajax, you know I support you to the end of the earth, right? But I really need a proper shower and dinner, okay? [INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS.]
Last night went well, then.
Smolder is what all the single people are doing now, don't you know? CHARLIE: You're swiping the wrong way.
And your profile pic is way too serious.
Hmm? Come.
Say, "Cheese.
" No.
Come on, show off that gorgeous smile of yours.
MATT: Oh, actually, that is pretty good.
You haven't written anything about yourself.
Makes you look like you only want to hook up.
Well, maybe I do, at least with the Smolder women.
Okay, just answer the prompts.
Outdoorsy, yes.
Drinker, yes.
Smoker, no.
Wants kids.
CHARLIE: You have a match.
She's typing.
She wants to go on a date tonight.
Yay! So Charlie's here.
What a surprise.
- We're not talking.
- Well, yes, we are.
And I'm here to invite you to a family dinner to help me celebrate my re Instead of making things better yesterday, you went and stabbed me in the back.
I wish I knew what you were talking about, but I don't.
The Pretty Titty.
Did you even stop and think about me before agreeing to open another bar in Whyhope? Well, don't be dramatic.
There are many bars in Whyhope.
And this one is certainly not going to take your client base.
Yes, it will.
They're all the same.
People who drink to get away from their crappy families.
Well, let's talk about this properly at dinner tonight.
I'm not coming to your stupid dinner.
I didn't think you were one to hold a grudge.
You're just like your brothers.
Did you ever stop and think that maybe you're the problem? I'll see you at 7:00.
Invite Charlie.
She's just beautiful.
Is Maggie gonna be okay? Penny and Hugh are doing everything they can, and they're amazing.
So are you.
What you did out there, um Thanks.
Do you want to say hi? GAZZA: Yeah.
How's Maggie? She's stable.
She needed a lot of blood after her heart stopped at the farm, and consequently, she developed a condition that inhibits her blood-clotting ability, which meant to stem the bleeding and to save her life, we had to perform a hysterectomy.
W-What does that mean? They had to remove her uterus, so she won't be able to have any more babies.
HUGH: We're preparing Maggie to be airlifted to Sydney for intensive care and further investigation.
Can I go with her? Yes.
Yes, of course.
Both you and your baby.
You know, Maggie hasn't met her yet.
She will, very soon.
They don't tell you it can be like this.
You know it's going to be hard but not soul destroying.
Oh, God.
No one should have to go through that twice in a career.
If I just applied a tourniquet earlier like you said Oh, no, don't don't Don't do that.
Today's accident could have been fatal.
You pulled Maggie through.
You saved her life and her baby.
She can't have any more kids.
It was a really great result, given the circumstance.
Tara, I heard you were incredible.
That's what I've been trying to say.
Is there anything you need? No, I'm fine.
Thank you.
All right.
What I really need is a drink.
It's fine.
Get it.
I'm fine.
- HUGH: Mum? I want you to come over for dinner tonight.
Oh, look, I'd love to, but today has been kind of huge.
We Well, we nearly lost a patient and her baby.
It was just You're supposed to celebrate my re-election.
Did you hear what I just said? Sorry, I can't hear you.
I'll see you there.
Come on.
How about that drink? [SIGHS.]
I have to show you something.
Please tell me it's a sneezing panda video.
I can't handle any more drama today.
It's Jarrod.
PENNY: A C-scanner? Mm, his company is donating one to the hospital, top-of-the-line.
That's very generous.
Isn't it? I had a long day of nothing, and I've run out of options, so don't ask any questions.
Let's just get this over with.
Come on, your turn.
- Come on.
Come on.
- Go on.
Okay, okay, okay, okay.
KEN: You've got this! [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE.]
How did you do that? I I don't know! I haven't felt this good in, like Well, ever.
You should rule your life like you ruled that pole.
Heard back about your date yet? No, I decided not to go.
Texting got boring.
Something was missing.
- Like what? - I don't know, spark? You know that's a myth, right? You know it's not.
Oh, round two.
Let me guess, shots? Correct.
To Tara, a brilliant doctor, and more importantly, to me, an even better mentor.
No one has made me so proud.
Oh, can we change the subject, please? Uh, listen, you pulled through a very heavy day today.
And in my medical opinion, it calls for another round.
This is not top-shelf, is it? Actually, I'm out.
- Oh.
- Oh.
Contrary to popular belief, I get tired, too.
See you guys.
Hey, hey, hey.
Am I coming with you? Not tonight.
- You all right? - Yeah.
Yeah, I'm living my best life, et cetera, et cetera.
Hey, there she is.
So, uh, a C-scanner for the hospital.
That was unexpected.
Did Hugh like it? Is that what this is about, getting one-up on Hugh? I didn't realize I had to.
You don't, but you can't deny that this gift has come at an extremely convenient time.
When would be an inconvenient time to help the hospital? You know what I mean.
Why do I always feel like I'm having to win you over? You wouldn't have to if you were more transparent.
You think I'm hiding something? "F" your life.
What a joke.
You won't find anything in there except pay slips and site maps.
Where are you going? Please, don't! It's obvious you're trying to push me away, okay? And this is what it feels like when it works.
Just a friend of mine Just a friend of mine Just a friend of mine Just a friend of mine Just a friend of mine Just a friend of mine Your house, my house Your house, my house Your house, my house Your house, my house Maybe this is Where we belong Maybe this is Where we belong [SOFT MUSIC PLAYS.]
Now you're just being clingy.
HUGH: Hey.
Did you get home all right? Things kind of felt strange when you left.
You're strange.
I'm great, Hugh.
Today was amazing.
Hey, do you need company? No.
You sure? Okay, good night.
- Hey.
Penny? I just wanted to talk about the audit.
Surely you have better things to do.
No, I don't.
It's Jarrod is not here.
Skipped town, did he? No.
I don't know.
Uh, you okay? I'm sorry.
It's late.
I just didn't know who else to call.
HUGH: No, no, it's It's fine.
And as I speak, I realize that you are perhaps not the best choice.
Well, yes, you're probably right.
It's just, you're so honest.
That's me.
Honest Hugh at your service.
Can we just talk? Yeah, we can do that.
I got the cocaine flame In my brain Shake a little salt and [BETTY'S WORRY OR THE SLAB'S "HUNTERS & COLLECTORS" PLAYS.]
Out here in the street Naked in front of God and everyone I'm beginning to see daylight yawning down there And I'm just sitting here waiting for things to come Cram that page, baby, you know I'm marvelous You think I'm sweating like this just for fun And, hey, I know it's true, but I just can't say it Say it, say it Hey, I know it's true, but I just can't say it Say, it, say, it All right, all right [EXHALES SHARPLY.]