S7 E01

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S7 E1 (12 Sep 92) : Rates of Exchange by Barbara Machin

Episode Summary

Sally has been having an affair with her partner, Greg’s, best friend, Neil. Greg finds out from a letter, and goes to see him, they fight and Neil’s head hits a wall. Feeling remorse, Greg takes him to hospital in his car, but they continue to argue – the car overturns, after swerving to avoid a lorry. There is no hope for Greg, as Sally goes to see him – she leaves her young son, Rahjit, at reception for Norma to look after. Greg’s parents, Joyce and Sujit have different opinions on organ donation, but eventually decide to let them go ahead. Neil, on the other hand, suffers a fractured femur, and nearly dies after new SHO Rob Khalefa forgets to push fluids into him and misses his fractured pelvis.

Ash befriends homeless teenager, Vicky Morris. After stealing from a chemists, she slits her wrists. She survives and asks her Mum, Janice – a well known prostitute – to come and see her. Janice turns up, but only to say her last goodbye. The police turn up with a warrant for Vicky’s arrest – attempted murder – Vicky has a two year old baby called Melanie, and Vicky attempted a double suicide – but ended up only giving Melanie tablets. She attempts to run off, spraying aerosol in Maxine’s eyes, but the policeman are on guard.

Rob flirts with motorbiker, Maggie, who has a broken wrist. Maxine comes to him later, with her phone number for him, Julian overhears and is not impressed.

Patients

* Two men in car crash; Greg Prattkash – who dies, his family clash over organ donation, and Neil Cook who suffers a fractured leg and pelvis.

* Vicky Morris – 15 year old homeless girl, attempts suicide by slitting wrists – on a charge for attempted murder.

* Maggie Asper – motorbiker, who needs surgery on a broken wrist.

First Scene/words

Duffy and Sandra arrive in the department, Duffy sees a car parked in the ambulance bay

Duffy : Excuse me, did you know this is the main entrance for ambulances?

Kate : Yes I wasn’t going to be a moment.

Duffy : Relatives parking is just round the block, OK?

Kate : Right, OK.

Ash : That’s telling her!

Duffy : Stupid woman! (She then finds out it was the new General Manager, Kate Miller)

Last Scene/words

Vicky : I thought if I could just find my Mum, she could have had her – looked after Melanie

Ash : But you never got the chance to ask her?

Vicky : I thought she’d be the only person to understand, it’s like whatever happens, you never stop loving your kids. (Policeman and Charlie enter cubicle)

Notable Facts

* Tracie Bennett plays Sally

* Jimmi Harkishin (Dev in Coronation Street) plays Greg.

* Kelly Marcel plays Vicky Morris.

* Vicky gives a fake name ‘Vicky Mitchell’

* Janice gives Charlie a watch to give to Vicky.

Screencaps : S7 E1

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