RFDS (2021) s01e07 Episode Script

Episode 7

- I wanted to tell you before I went to the Chief.
- It's my notice.
- What?
It feels weird, ending
something that we always said
we never officially started.
When are you leaving
for that Melbourne job?
And don't feel guilty,
and I can take care of Uncle Timmy.
He took care of me, so
Say it! You never say anything.
- I never know what you're thinking.
- You never ask me!
There's nothing to
discuss. This is my home.
Yeah, but it's not, is it Taylor?
You don't own it. The bank does.
I wanted to ask you if I'd
crossed a line with you.
- What line?
- I'm your boss and we had sex.
You're a hypocrite.
- I love you.
- Me too.
Two weeks.
I'm glad that your wheel
stopped spinning where it did.
- Oh, it's Henry.
- Everything alright?
Yeah, he's coming back.
And he's bringing Ed with him.
Hey, what else are we loading?
It can all go in the clearing sale.
- Come on, Jack! Come on!
Come on, good girl. Come on!
You can say it. You're
relieved, aren't ya?
Every drought we've held on.
Well, not every drought's like this one.
You know, I got big plans
for this place when you leave.
Oh, yeah, like what?
Oh, you know, add a bit of colour.
Bit of personality to the place.
- Oh!
- Oh, calm down.
It doesn't hurt that much.
Yeah, what if I was jabbing you?
You're carrying on. We've
been through this before, OK?
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
You've got to check your blood sugar
- yeah, yeah
- Hey!
It's important to check your
blood sugar at least once a day
until we get your
diabetes under control.
That's how we stop your
kidneys from failing.
Yeah, well, I thought your doctor
had special magic pills
for stuff like that.
- Yeah, believe me. I wish.
- Yeah, me too.
Nothing, you've just been
sleeping here a lot, that's all.
- I do live here.
- What, you and Taylor break up?
Well, did ya?
Oh, don't ask me.
I've got no idea what's
happening in paradise.
- Right, I'll see youse later.
- Yep.
Help! Help!
Have Ed and Henry arrived yet?
Just landed. We have a problem.
What is it?
Well, I hope you weren't
looking forward to your day off.
- I'm sorry.
- Don't be.
What's the sitrep?
An explosion at Carrion Resources.
A haul truck caught fire.
How many injured?
One critical, at least two fatalities.
Patient's a 21-year-old male
with blast injuries, burns to his back.
Looks like he copped most of the flash.
There's about a dozen P3s.
I spoke to Henry.
They're waiting for their bags,
then I told them to walk across.
- Now?
- Well, they need the keys.
Then you can see them
quickly, before you go.
Pete. Ah, this is my dad.
- Ed.
- Ed, is it?
Oh, good to meet you, mate.
You blokes coming in?
Uh, yeah.
Yeah? Oh, come on.
Hang on, I thought doesn't
your mum have the day off?
Yeah, she does.
Have you seen Eliza?
Clinic room. Wheels up in ten.
Alright. Um, leaving stuff here.
I'll take you through.
- I think we need to do the
- Oh, sorry.
You've got, ah, you've
got visitors there.
- Henry!
- Mum.
Let me look at you.
- You've grown.
- No, I haven't.
I assure you I'm
exactly the same height.
- Henry, welcome back, mate.
- Cheers.
Ah, this is Wayne and Leonie,
and I assume you've met
- Yeah, Pete.
- Yeah, no, we've met.
- Yeah.
- So, what, one critical for Adelaide?
Well, we don't want to
get in your way, so
No, take my car, the keys to the house.
There's food in the fridge
and towels in the spare room.
- Hi, mate.
- Hi.
I've gotta do checks.
Ah, this is Pete.
I mean Ed.
Yeah. Another time perhaps, eh?
- Yeah, that'd be great. Next time.
- See ya.
So glad you're home.
Right, go save someone's
life. Do something cool.
We have everyone above
ground and accounted for.
We're triaging now.
And how's that critical patient?
He's called in shock.
He's struggling with the pain a bit.
OK, 5 milligrams of morphine.
Let's see how he does with that.
Thanks, mate. See you on the ground.
What are you doing?
I'm just isolating us.
- Why?
- Wayne, can you
Hey, does Ed know about
what happened between us?
I'm so sorry.
It's not how I envisaged
you and Ed meeting.
Yeah. It's fine. But does he know?
It's possible that Henry might
What's going on?
- Sorry?
- You're isolated.
Yeah, didn't want to
interrupt your call.
How's the patient?
Well, he's got some
pain medication on board,
but we need to get some fluids prepped.
- Alright. Fluids.
- Yep.
It's my turn!
Jonty, Lexi, stop it!
What do you reckon it is?
Could be a couple of things.
Is it appendicitis? I've looked it up.
Ah, it's a possibility.
But we want to rule some
other things out too.
Well, gastroenteritis, gallstones.
Or an ovarian cyst.
We'll know more when we do some tests.
Either way I'm sick enough.
I get to go on the plane?
How's the plane? That Endone helping?
Yeah, so much better actually.
Is it homework?
- Ah, patient notes.
- On who?
- Myself.
- Cluey, this kid.
Is there something you're worried about?
I'm in training.
I want to become a flight
nurse once I leave school.
- A flight nurse!
- Not a pilot.
No, a flight nurse.
Most kids want to be a pilot.
Don't listen to him.
He's grouchy and
disillusioned with life.
I can show you the ropes.
- Really?
- Yeah!
This is a finger probe.
Know what it does?
It measures pulse rates and
oxygen saturation. Kinda basic.
Even I knew that.
Right, but do you know how
it gets those measurements?
It shines a red and infrared
light through the fingertip,
and that's how it
calculates the oxygen levels
by how much light it absorbed.
- Oh! Oh, cool!
- I know, right?
What else you got?
I reckon those meds have kicked in.
Jason, hi.
- Thanks for coming, guys.
- Yep.
We need all the hands we can get.
Jason, this is Doctor Harrod.
How're you going?
Basic triage. They're all Priority 3s.
Priority 1's over here.
OK, you and Pete take the P1.
I'll start working through the P3s.
- I'll give you a hand.
- Actually mate, just a sec.
The bloke sitting down,
I'm assuming that's Hayden.
- Who's that with him?
- That's his brother, Jesse.
- That's the one who got him out.
- Right.
Hayden, hi. I'm Wayne, this is Pete.
- Mate.
- Hey, mate.
Good to meet you, mate.
Let's have a look at ya.
- How're you feeling?
- Cold.
It's pretty normal.
Your body's just struggling
to thermo-regulate.
Tell us what happened.
Um, I was on the decline
when I saw the fire,
and I pulled into the bay.
Sounds like some pretty quick thinking.
It was a fuel bay.
He got the truck out.
It's the whole reason
the mine didn't go up.
You're a freshie, are ya?
Yeah, only been here a couple of months.
- Where'd the blast hit you, mate?
- Just me back.
Mind if I have a look?
Burns, partial thickness
with areas of full thickness.
We're gonna need to get this off ASAP.
- Want to dress that in Acticoat?
- Sounds good.
And if you can draw up
another morphine ten in ten.
I want to stay on top of his pain.
I'm just, ah, I'm gonna
Jesse, you alright?
I got him the job here. It's just
He wouldn't even be
here if it wasn't for me.
Yeah, how long's your
voice been like that?
Ah, I don't know.
Well, do you reckon since the explosion?
- Yeah, I guess.
- Can I have a look at your face?
Do you remember inhaling anything?
Ah, ah, I don't think so, why?
Hey, Eliza!
What What What
do you think's wrong?
- Oh, no, I'll just
- What are you worried about?
I'll just let the doc
have a look at you.
Just have a seat over here, mate.
What's wrong?
Yeah, we've got a problem. I
think Jesse has inhalation burns.
OK, just a little wider
for me, mate. That's it.
Yeah, there's swelling
in the throat and pharynx.
And there's soot on the
soft palate and uvula.
That was my read.
What's wrong with him?
The problem with burns
is that they swell.
There's a chance his airway
could close over, which is why
we want to put a tube in.
But to do that, we need
to put you to sleep.
But that might not happen, right?
We could wait?
Well, if it obstructs and
we don't have a tube in,
you won't be able to breathe.
We need to let your family
know. Is there anyone I can call?
- Yeah, there's Mum.
- She's at work.
Let's give her a try.
Her name's Shelley.
RFDS, Graham speaking.
Ah, Graham, it's Pete. Can
you please put Matty on for me?
Patching you through.
Matty, Pete on the line.
- Oh, can you take these off?
- Oh, yeah.
Pete. I'm just on a plane
with a young protégée.
Where are you?
Ah, Carrion Mine, mate.
Haul truck caught fire.
There's been an explosion.
Yeah, I heard about that.
Yeah, so, we've now
got a second Priority 1.
23-year-old male, 85 kilos.
He's got inhalation burns, and
we've only got one ventilator.
Is there any chance you can do it?
Yeah, no, shouldn't be a problem.
I'll let you know, though,
we do have a young patient onboard.
Well, it's not ideal, mate.
But he's a young fella and
he's in a lot of trouble.
Graham, what do you
reckon? Carrion Mines, 85kg.
We can make it work.
OK. On our way, Pete.
OK. Thanks.
- How'd you get on?
- Matty's diverting.
Flight time's 45 minutes.
Who's that you're trying?
Their mother.
Voicemail again.
Shelley, hi.
My name's Eliza Harrod.
I'm a doctor with the RFDS.
There's been an
accident at Carrion Mine.
I'm here with your two sons.
Can you please give me a
call as soon as possible.
Eliza, there's a chance
he'll never wake up.
He needs to speak to his mum.
I know. But we can't wait.
Anaesthetic administered.
How long's it been?
38 seconds. It'll come through.
Just give me your hand.
OK, I want to start with a 7 ETT.
Jason, can you help me
with the blanket, please?
- Mum hasn't called.
- Ah, not yet.
I want to be the one to tell her.
She can't hear about this on the news.
Hayden, mate, you don't
have to look over there.
It's my fault, what's happening.
Hey, hey, look at me.
That was an accident.
And those sorts of fires
happen all the time underground.
Yeah, but I didn't try to put it out.
Jesse went back in. I bolted.
He didn't want me He
didn't want me to lose my job.
OK, thank you, Jason.
It's alright, mate. It's
alright. He'll be right.
Equal and clear entry.
OK, let's move him.
You take him ahead and
I'll see you in Adelaide.
OK. Jason, let's prep Hayden.
Up on three. One, two.
Easy. Easy lift.
OK. Alright. Come on.
- Mate, you're gonna be alright.
- Slowly, slowly.
In we get. Perfect.
Alright, let's load him
up and get to Adelaide.
How's Graham looking?
- Nearly here.
- Righto.
Flydoc 257, departing
Carrion Mine 50, tracking 223.
Flydoc 257, cleared Carrion Mine.
How long till we get to Adelaide?
Couple of hours.
And then we go back to Broken Hill?
You know, if you want
to be a flight nurse,
you've gotta get used to this.
We spend most of our lives on planes.
How's the patient?
He's doing well.
He's stable.
Matty, could you put up
another litre of Hartmann's??
It's fluids, right? Why
does he need so much of it?
Well, you know the human body
is made up of roughly 60% water.
He's struggling to retain those fluids,
so we need to keep doing him up.
What's wrong with him?
Oh, Jesse. Jesse.
That's why I said what I
said. I want to do fair.
Hayden, Jesse's not here.
That's why I said it,
Jesse! I want to stay in!
- He's hallucinating.
- Is that normal?
No. No, it's not.
OK, BP is 100 over 80. That
potassium's a little high.
Ah, let's increase the PEEP a little.
You can't say you're
not gonna miss this.
What, crammed in a sardine
can with you, pushing sunset?
Oh, come on, perks of the job.
You know, we moved everything
out of Wyama yesterday.
All Nate and Rhiannon's stuff.
Mate, you didn't tell me.
There's not a lot to say really.
I've been trying to escape that
place since I was a teenager.
I just
I just didn't think I'd care so much
once it was gone, you know.
I've got Eliza on the phone.
- Eliza.
- Hi.
I'm curious, when you examined Hayden,
did anything suggest a head injury?
No, why?
He didn't get thrown in the blast
and lose consciousness at all?
No history of physical
signs. What's going on?
He's confused, hallucinating.
What are you thinking?
Well, it could be a head injury
or or hypoxia from
carbon monoxide poisoning.
Unlikely to cause that kind of reaction.
Or drug use?
I doubt it. Not in the mines.
Matty, how much ketamine
did you give him?
- 10mg.
- Are you sure?
Check your syringes.
Ah, I mixed up the flushes.
They're all 10mil syringes.
How much have you given him?
He's disassociated.
- You OK?
- Yeah. We'll be fine.
I'll call ahead to the hospital
and give them a heads up.
We'll see you on the ground.
- Is he gonna be alright?
- He's going to be fine.
What do you want me to do?
I want you to watch for
a respiratory depression,
hypertension, brachycardia.
- And do a set of obs now, please.
RFDS, Graham speaking.
One moment.
I've got Hayden and
Jesse's mum on the line.
Hey, do you want me to get it?
I want you to do one thing at a time.
Yes, please put her through.
Shelley, hi. It's Doctor Harrod.
Are you the doctor with
with Hayden and Jesse?
I am. I'm with Hayden.
What's happened?
They were underground and
there was an explosion.
Jesse received burns to his
airways, Hayden to his back.
We're taking them to the
Grace in Adelaide now.
Adelaide? Oh, God. How bad are they?
They're stable for now.
Can you get to the hospital?
And, Shelley, is there
someone you can bring with you?
Why? They'll be OK, right?
They're gonna be OK.
We'll know more when
we get them to hospital,
but we're doing everything we can.
You need to get to Adelaide now.
OK. Right.
I'm so sorry.
Hey, if you see Darren
- I'll let him know you're here.
- Thanks.
- Oh, I'm sorry!
- Sorry.
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to intrude.
No, no, no, you're not.
- Are you alright?
- Yeah, yeah, I'm good. I'm just meditating.
I thought meditating was
supposed to be relaxing.
It is.
- Sorry.
You're the last person
I should be crying to.
- You can cry to me.
- No, I won't. I won't do it.
It's just the fundraising
ball's coming up and
your mum
she could do everything.
She always said that was you.
Well, that's a lie.
I want to do something to
honour your mum at the ball.
How would you feel
about saying a few words?
Oh, I'm not sure.
I don't
Yep, I know. Sorry.
There's something I want
to show you. Come on.
- Recognise it?
- It's from Wyama.
Your mum propagated it.
I've never seen it in bloom before.
We moved out of Wyama yesterday.
It's gone.
How do you feel?
Ah, I don't know.
It gave me something to
focus on so now, I don't know.
That's the funny thing about grief.
You find all these ways to avoid it,
but eventually you've
gotta face it, head on.
I ran into Blake.
- Think about the ball.
- I will.
I was gonna call you, but I
thought this'd be more dramatic.
I saw the clearing sale in the paper.
Yeah. I've processed it.
Threw a dirt clod at
the shearers' quarters.
Four generations, and that's
how you're gonna say goodbye?
What, you got a better idea?
After my mum died and
we moved in with Timmy,
and we had to pack everything up.
Never got to say goodbye to her house.
You said I never tell you anything.
So, how're we gonna do this?
I thought you had some big idea.
You got any fireworks?
- Matches.
- We packed everything away.
Goodbye, Wyama!
Goodbye, Wyama!
See you later, you sucker!
And we're gonna miss you one bit!
- (LAUGHS) Hey.
- What?
I know where the matches are. Come on.
Adelaide approach, Flydoc
257, descending via the star,
9,000 received. Bravo.
Flydoc 257, descend
via the star to 5,000.
This is Dr Harrod. We're
coming in from Carrion Mine.
23-year-old male with inhalation burns,
his brother is 21 years
old with burns to his back.
He's been given 100mg of
ketamine and he's disassociated.
The mother will be
arriving at the night.
How's he going?
He's been stable throughout.
Airway's clear. No terrors.
Hospital's about 12 minutes
away, but at this hour,
I reckon we can do it in 5.
- See you on the plane, mate.
- Yeah.
You know, I reckon we
can still come out here,
even if someone else is living here.
What? Trespass? Oh!
You've got 60,000 hectares.
I mean, who's gonna notice us?
I know Dad drove into
that tree on purpose.
Doesn't matter what the inquest says.
I know he killed Mum and
he tried to kill me too.
And I know everyone else knows it.
It's just what it is.
He wasn't well, Tay.
He couldn't let go of this place.
Flydoc 257, top of descent,
Broken Hill. Request clearance.
Flydoc 257, clear to leave control area.
You still want to be a flight nurse?
You're kidding? This
was the best day ever.
- Is Eliza still in there?
- Yeah, she is, mate.
Her obs have been
stable, just, you know
- Hey.
- Hey.
You alright?
Matty will have to be reviewed.
I mean, it could have been a lot worse.
He could have given
them Roc or Fentanyl.
That boy could be paralysed.
Yeah, but he didn't. And he's not.
We just all had a massive day.
It's not about today.
It's about everything.
No, it's It's alright.
No, you're alright. Let's
just go out and get a drink.
(LAUGHS) Yeah.
Oh, I would. I would.
But Henry's here. And Ed.
Let me give you a lift home.
If you're gonna tell me
how badly I messed up,
trust me, I already know.
Mistakes are hard.
And that's what you learn from.
Not the stuff you get right.
I didn't think pilots ever stuffed up.
12 years ago, 3:00am,
coming back from Adelaide,
10,000ft, I get a warning.
Seatbelt lights come on.
Oxygen masks drop down.
There's no pressure in the cabin.
Forgot to switch the bleed valves on.
We're all human. We all make mistakes.
What's crucial is how you handle them.
You try and get some sleep.
You won't. But try.
I'd ask you to come up, but
Look, this is probably
not the right thing to say,
but this, what's here,
it means something.
It means something to me too.
And I know it's not as
simple as making a decision,
but I
I just wanted you to know that.
Do you mind if we just
sit here for a bit?
Hey. How was work?
I'm glad to be home.
Can I ask you something?
Did you ever really
want to come out here?
I want
I wanted to do what you needed to do.
Do you want to go back to London?
- Have a good night.
- You too.
Hey. Mate, what are you
What time is it?
Mate, I've been thinking about Wyama.
You can't pull up stumps
without saying goodbye.
Alright. Well, you
Wayne! Mate, where are you going?
We are going out there, OK?
What, Wayne, now?
Packed all the food away.
- You hungry?
- I'm starving.
- You wanna drive back into town?
- Not really.
Well, what do you want to do then?
Um, I wanna eat, but I wanna stay here.
I don't know how to go about that.
That's my dad's car.
You know what you're doing?
Yeah, a bit.
Mate, hey, are you alright?
It's not that I don't
appreciate the gesture.
It just feels like something's going on.
Yeah, I guess I just
I don't know, I just keep thinking.
I don't really like cities.
Hey, but you lived in Sydney for, what?
Ten years. I don't like hospitals.
I don't like studying.
You you don't like studying?
I hate sitting down on a Sunday
knowing I've got a full
day of work ahead of me.
Why do you do it?
(EXHALES) 'Cause I have to.
Don't reckon you do, though.
If you're having second thoughts,
mate, you can always stay here.
Leonie'd kill me.
(CHUCKLES) Oh, I reckon
she'd get over it.
What are you doing here?
You got any food?
Didn't your uncle ever teach
you if you come out to the bush,
you bring food?
- Got any more?
- Nuh.
I don't hate it out here.
I could just never stand the silence.
Need to be around people.
I love it.
I never ask you what you want to do.
Why are you asking me now?
I don't know.
I want to be an engineer.
I was thinking of asking
Leonie about an apprenticeship.
I think that's a great idea.
What do you want to do?
No clue.
It's beautiful out here.
So, you're a convert?
That surprises you?
The "arse end of the world"
I think you described it.
That was a fair description at the time.
You were leaving me.
How was work?
You did always love a big
multiple casualty kind of
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