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Thank you, darling.
What's the deal with the Southern Cross, anyway?
Does it actually point south?
So she's the one that took his job?
Well, however long she's here, it's time we can all skill up.
There's been a car accident.
It's Rhiannon, and Pete's brother.
We need to keep going.
It's your call.
Nate, can you hear me?
[Sue] You're looking into the heart of the Milky Way galaxy.
Thanks, mate, she's good to go.
Take care, Jack.
[Sue] Within it are hundreds of billions of stars.
Imagine if even a tiny number of those stars are like our sun, supporting planets like our earth.
[dog panting] That could mean countless civilizations -in our Milky Way alone.
-[phone vibrates] Civilizations as technologically advanced as ours.
So why haven't we heard from them?
Is there some kind of great filter that stops advanced life before it begins?
Or is there a chance... that somewhere, somehow, life may have gotten through?
Life who could well be sitting back on their little blue dots right now, looking back at us, wondering whether... Oh, sorry.
Whether or-- [engine whirring] [woman on radio] Flydoc 257 IFR Kingair 3POB taxi Broken Hill runway 23 for Tibooburra.
[iPad chimes] [Wayne] Burns don't look too bad, but we do need to watch out for infection.
-Bit of bruising.
Oh, that's from before.
I bruise easy.
From before the fall?
How's your health otherwise, Sue?
I get high on the stars.
How about your diet?
My daughter says I'm getting pickier as I get older.
You can't go wrong with oats and prunes every morning.
[chuckles] Well, let's err on the safe side and get you into town for the night.
You can put your feet up while we run some tests.
Oh no, that won't be necessary.
You know how good the stars look 20,000 feet up?
The thing is, I'm booked solid with tours all week.
I can't afford to take any off.
Lucky we don't charge for the flight.
Yeah, I'm sorry to waste your time.
I do appreciate it.
They shouldn't have called you.
Well, at least let me take some bloods so we can run some tests.
[Eliza] So... How are the Aussie Rules?
What are they like?
Like a combination of rugby and kite flying.
And how are your teammates?
If you want to know if I've made any friends, you can just ask.
Maybe I'll come watch training this afternoon.
It's been canceled.
Because of the funeral.
[sighs] Hey, when are you going to talk to Dad?
You have to some time.
Go to school.
-I love you.
[exhales deeply] [plane engine whirring overhead] [phone ringing] Hey.
I thought I was going to get your voicemail.
Oh, well, I can beep if you like.
What, are you blokes short, are you?
I'm just calling to see how you are.
Oh, well, I'm learning a lot about assets and liabilities.
The final laugh for my brother, I think, making me executor.
[door opens] Look, I just wanted to say that...
I have a shift today.
Otherwise I'd be there-- Anyway, I gotta take off.
Oh, um... Ah, you want some brekkie?
I made some eggs.
No, I'm good.
Hey, um, can we go home to Wyama, after the wake?
Oh, jeez, it might be a bit late by then, I reckon.
-Yeah, but you got school, and then that doc's appointment.
But I mean, I can go grab anything you need.
I just wanna be there.
Well, if you take me, I can pick up the ute and then you never have to do it again, so... Oh, no, it doesn't bother me going out there.
I just think... You go to your appointment, then we'll sit out and we'll find out a time.
[Graham] Wheels up in ten, Eliza!
They're beautiful, but you've got to get the pollen off before they stain everything.
What have you got?
P1 at Yellow Creek mine.
A hand crushed in an excavator belt.
Thanks again for covering.
Everyone really appreciates it.
Yeah, but are you okay?
[door opens] Empty-handed on the stargazer!
She wouldn't budge.
He even pulled out the dimple.
It was obscene.
How bad was she?
Second-ish degree burns, some weird bruising.
Question is, what caused it?
Landing in a fire, I would have thought.
[Wayne] Oh, thanks, Detective.
I meant the falling bit.
[Eliza] So you got bloods?
Um, headed to the lab now.
You need anything for the wake?
Nah, I think we're all sorted.
Hey, um, how is Pete?
Harder to read than Wayne's handwriting.
You want a lift to the church?
Uh... Actually, I'm not going.
I think I'm going to head home for the night.
Hey, tomorrow, I was thinking we could kick the footy.
Or we can sit on our asses and watch the footy.
[chuckles] I'm heading out hunting with Uncle Timmy.
Right, well, make sure he's taking his pills, okay?
So he's tried to jimmy a rock out of the tracks and his hands slipped.
I've given him five milligrams of IV morphine.
[medic] 100 over 70, but it's dropping.
[Terry groans] I'm Dr. Harrod.
How's that pain out of ten?
It's gone down to about nine.
Okay, how about we get you something stronger to get you out of there?
I'm going to give him 20 milligrams of IV ketamine.
That's about ten gin and tonics.
So let's get that stretcher under you.
I'm more of a rum and coke man.
[chuckles] Keira, oxygen, six liters a minute, and another bag of fluid.
Am I'm going to lose it?
We're gonna do everything we can to stop that happening, okay?
[inhales deeply] [Pete] Thank you, everyone, for coming.
As you know, Nate and Rhiannon were much loved members of our community.
They were actively engaged in the work of the RFDS, the church, the CWA, the co-op and... Good turnout.
She's the best show in town.
How's she going?
She's barely talking.
[Leonie] And when are you seeing the psych?
She has her first appointment after school tomorrow.
No, I mean you.
When are you talking to someone?
Well, I'm talking to you.
[chuckles] Can we go get a drink?
[Terry] What's a pretty English rose like you doing in a hole like this?
[chuckles] How's that ketamine going?
It's good stuff.
Well, it can't be that bad.
You live out here.
Nah, I'm FIFO.
Fly in, make money, fly out, give it to my ex-wife.
[laughs] [Eliza] Pulse is 120.
How're we looking?
[man] Yeah, we're almost there.
Are you married?
Oh, that's a shame.
What do they think about being dragged out here?
Well actually, it's just my son and me.
And to be honest, I'm not quite sure what he thinks.
Pulse is 132.
We've got to get moving.
[man] Yep, we're on it.
So where's Dad?
This was a bit of a fresh start.
I didn't pack a winter coat.
Yeah, not so fresh for your husband, eh?
[man] Okay, we're free.
Okay, let's keep this stable.
[man] Yeah, no worries.
You trying to punish him?
Keira, can you draw up two grams of Ceftriaxone and put up 500 of Metronidazole IV, please?
That's what you people do, eh?
Make us beg to see our own kids?
Keeping in mind this was only the second time I've left my dishes in the sink.
[laughter] And Rhiannon just went... ...hell for leather.
No holds barred, and I was terrified.
I was shocked.
But then afterwards I was like, I think I'm in love with... this woman.
[Leonie] Okay, I've got one.
[Mira] Oh, not the Melbourne Cup story.
No, I don't think you've even heard this one.
-This was from my divorce.
[Leonie] I went through a bit of a, well... [Graham] Breakdown, I think you'd call it?
Processing period, which poor Rhiannon nursed me through.
And one night, I went and got everything that we'd collected during our marriage.
All the artworks and the knickknacks.
Explicit fertility sculptures.
-Oh, that's right.
-[laughter] [Leonie] And I threw it all out on the verge.
All of it.
Sixteen years of memories, gone, right?
Fast forward five years and we're outside at one of Nate's big barbies.
-Here you go, mate.
Out at Wyama.
[voice breaking] And, um...
Anyway, I'm finally admitting that I regretted it, [chuckles] telling the story.
And, um... Rhi's listening in and she's bringing out salads and plates and whatnot, until finally she brings out a cardboard box and she says, "I knew.
I knew you'd want these back one day."
And it was... full of everything I'd chucked out.
She'd kept it that whole time.
-That was Rhiannon.
-[Mira] It was.
-Yeah, it was.
-[Leonie] To Rhi.
[glasses clinking] -[all] Cheers.
Tay, you off?
I'm gonna go stay at Kody's tonight.
[Pete] Righto, okay.
You would normally be allowed to?
Pete, I'm fine.
I'll just see you when we go up to Wyama, yeah?
Uh, well, let's just see how we go.
We'll discuss it after your counseling session tomorrow, eh?
[Wayne] Sue, Dr. Yates.
Just checking those bandages have been changed.
Still waiting on your blood results, but I'll let you know once they come through, okay?
What bloody chicken neck invented these things, anyway?
King Louis the XIII, I believe.
Yeah, what are they meant to do?
I just think he liked the look.
-Course he did.
-That's history, mate.
Some King gets off on something 400 years ago, we're all still paying the price.
Um... Taylor wanted to be with her mates.
I don't know if I should have made her come home or... That's probably Parenting 101, isn't it?
I've got no idea what I'm doing.
Mate, no one does.
Wayne, what was the sitrep when you got the call?
Just that it was critical.
What about when you arrived?
'Cause I just... [chuckles] Yeah, I keep running through what it might have been in my head, and I...
Anyway, doesn't matter.
We can do it in the review.
Rhiannon's respirations were 36 a minute, shallow and rapid.
Pulse rate was 136.
She had a clear tension, so we decompressed, we got her out of the car, onto a backboard.
We inserted a chest drain, but she developed a hemothorax.
We attempted resuscitation five times, but it was unsuccessful.
And Nate's injuries were... incompatible with life.
Did you tell Eliza I wouldn't be able to handle it?
[clicks tongue] I didn't tell her that you would.
There were no brake marks.
At the crash.
Maybe he fell asleep.
He'd be pretty unlucky, wouldn't he, to pick the only tree in the desert?
Let's just wait and see what the inquest says, yeah?
Want a lift?
Nah, I'm gonna walk.
[Eliza on radio] VJC, Eliza here.
We're about five minutes away.
[cell phone ringing] [exhales] Julie, hey.
[Julie] Oh, my God, I am so sorry.
Life back here has been insane.
It's just really nice to hear your voice.
Now tell me about your hot nurse, right now.
I'm imagining a Hemsworth.
-[exhales] -Is he a Hemsworth?
[automated voice] To listen to saved messages, press one.
[keypad clicking] [Nate over phone] Hey, Pete, it's Nate.
Just wondering if you wanted to catch the footy on Sunday arvo out here?
Uh... Give us a yell, anyway.
[automated voice] To listen again, press seven.
[door closes] [sighs] Is Darren back tonight?
Nup, he's staying with Timmy.
Well, my vote is you make pasta, I run a bath and we forget the whole world exists for a night.
Oh, that sounds really good, but... -You've got a telehealth?
-A journal article?
I got a place in an APLS course.
The exam starts in three weeks so... -So the upskilling begins.
-I'll be ready next time.
Well, I guess that means we're ordering pizza and I'm watching some trashy TV.
I'm sorry about the bath.
Oh, no, I'm still having a bath.
[kisses] [alarm ringing] [alarm stops ringing] [kisses] Oi, Doc!
-Dr. Yates speaking.
-[Sue] Oh, Dr. Yates, it's Sue.
Sue, you okay?
I think I might have had a seizure.
[Wayne] You ever had a seizure like this before, Sue?
Little blackouts, occasionally.
[Wayne] All right.
Sodium, glucose and all other electrolytes are normal.
-No, there's no temperature.
Sue, we're going to get you back for some bloods and a CT scan, okay?
-No arguments this time, please.
I'll book out a week's worth of tours myself if I have to.
Sue, you okay?
Right, another seizure.
Draw up 10 milligrams of midazolam in ten mils.
[Sue grunts] -Time?
I'm talking a gap year for sure.
Oh, I wish.
I can't even afford to go to Dubbo for a gap year.
I'm heading off.
-What should I tell Ms. Sharp?
-I don't mind.
Give me another point five Midaz.
There's some bleeding there.
Did she bite her tongue?
No, but her gums are really red and inflamed.
Do you know where you are?
I think the bleeding's perifollicular.
And with the bruising on her shins... Could be leukemia.
Sue, your daughter said you're picky with your food.
How picky are we talking?
[Matty] Many veggies?
[Wayne] What are you thinking, ascorbic acid?
-[Matty] Certainly am.
-[Sue] Is it bad?
Well, yeah, but nothing that a little orange juice can't fix.
Well, we still need to run some tests.
But the seizures may have been caused by a small bleed due to a lack of Vitamin C in your diet, Sue, which is easily treated.
But we still need you to come in so we can rule everything else out, okay?
All right, let's get her ready to go.
Can you believe it?
Thousand bucks says it's scurvy.
I thought only pirates got that.
Yeah, apparently pirates and astronomers who have a bit of a dislike for broccoli.
Well, it was a nice pick-up.
I wouldn't have looked for that in a million years.
-It was all Matty.
-Oh, well done, Matty.
-[clapping] -Oh, guys, come on, please.
We're all clapping?
Jeez, I'm gone for one week... -Hey, no-show.
You know you can take as long as you need.
No, no, no.
Chopper crashes and ice addicts will be easy after this week.
Welcome back, mate.
[Matty] Oh, Doctor, if you need any more medical advice, please don't hesitate to call.
If those tests come back saying leukemia, Matty, you're the one that's telling her.
It's definitely scurvy, so... You know.
Yeah, apart from my inability to diagnose ancient illnesses.
Matty only knew that because he writes Pirates of the Caribbean fan fiction.
I'm going home.
My place tonight, or yours?
But no studying allowed, okay?
Did you get that blunt trauma to the abdomen?
Yeah, you want me to do, um, blood run?
[phone line ringing] -[Pete] Hey.
-Oh, hey, Pete.
Can I have your spare car keys, please?
Well, uh... Are you all right?
Yeah, I'm fine.
I just want to get out to Wyama.
So you're not at school?
Nah, I came home.
Can I have the keys?
Well, I thought we were going to talk about this after-- No, Pete, you were going to talk about it.
I just need to get out there.
I just -think that it's too-- -What, Pete?
Well, I think that it's too soon.
Yeah, well, you didn't come out to see Dad for like a year, so I'm sorry, but I don't really trust your concept of too soon.
So can I have the keys or not?
Um... All right, fine.
We'll talk about it later.
-Well, I hang-- -[line disconnected] -All good?
-Yeah, we're good.
So is Taylor back at school today?
Can we just, uh, focus on this?
-Sorry, I was just trying to... -Well, it's just, you know, us sleeping together doesn't mean that we, um... know each other.
I have no idea who you are.
And that's why I made the decision I made.
You really want to talk about that now?
We need to at some point.
You're clearly angry about it.
What if it was your family?
I'd be devastated-- The worst moment of their lives.
We had a critical patient and I did what I thought was right for him.
-That patient was stable.
-We didn't know that.
Well, what about what was right for Taylor?
Right now, we need to do what's right for the next patient and his family.
And I need to know that you can do that.
[Mira] We're losing light.
We need to go.
Can you get the door, Pete?
[panting] Cabin secure for landing.
Are they turning the landing lights on one by one?
[Mira] They're actually lighting them.
If they don't have LEDs, they still have to use kero and dunny rolls.
I might have to hang back and keep them alight.
You guys be okay?
[truck approaching] Thank you.
Thank you for coming.
[Pete] Oh, that's all right.
That's what we're here for.
I'm sorry, it's stupid.
I was rushing the fire breaks and I slipped off the grader.
[Eliza] Sorry my hands are cold.
Marked guarding, upper left quadrant.
BP's 88 on 50.
Where do you feel the pain?
Yeah, it's a bit tender there and it kinda hurts in my left shoulder.
We're going to get a scan of your belly with the ultrasound.
-Pete, can we get the saline in?
You reckon you could hang onto that for us?
Hey, sit down, darling.
-Don't be daft.
How're you traveling there, big fella?
-I tell you what, you're not too old for teddy bears, are ya?
-[Pete] There you go.
[Jennifer] What do you say, Adam?
-[Adam] Thank you.
-Hey, you look after him.
Okay, there's a little bit of free fluid in there.
Let's get up a unit of O-Neg and I'll draw up a gram of TXA.
Looks like there's some bleeding in there.
Most likely his spleen.
How bad is it?
We're not sure yet.
We'll get all the proper tests done in hospital, but for now, we're going to stabilize his blood pressure with a little bit of extra fluid, okay?
Don't worry, we'll take good care of him.
[Jennifer] See, your Daddy's going to be fine.
How bad can a torn spleen be?
Depends on the grade.
Yeah, but what's the worst?
Could he-- [groans] -Are you okay?
-Yeah, I'm fine.
It's just false contractions.
I get 'em all the time.
That lady that died in that crash worked for your lot.
That's why Derek was doing the firebreaks, so we could get everything done before the... before the baby comes.
And how far along are you?
It's all right, they'll pass.
[Derek] I'm not even shocked anymore when it happens.
But, I mean, taking your own family out with you?
That's another thing.
[screams in pain] -[Pete] What... What's going on?
-Something's come up.
-[man] Have a ride on this!
-[horn honking] It's Darren, Wayne's son.
What are you doing?
I wanna go home, but nobody'll take me.
[Mira] We've got a second patient, female, 38, obstetrics, requiring an ambulance on arrival.
And can we check for a NETS team for a possible transfer?
[Pete] Yeah, okay, that head is engaged, four centimeters, but the membrane's intact.
So it's coming now?
Well, no, we'll do everything we can to delay it until we get to the hospital, but, yeah, Jen, the little one's on the way.
That's all right, you just stay as warm as you can.
Just give us a second.
Could be an hour away, could be 24.
She's only 32 weeks.
Do we take her?
Beats risking a premmie out here, or a caesar.
NETS are saying no free neonates for at least four hours.
So we take all three?
How are we for weight?
All good for weight, but we've only got about ten minutes before those kero flares burn out again.
Frankly obstetrics isn't my strong suit.
You're the midwife.
Look, I reckon, we give her 20 milligrams oral Nifedipine, try and slow the labor.
I'll get the NETS team to meet us at the base.
All right, let's just check this.
Yeah, we're good.
I feel like I need to push.
That's the top of climb pressure change, Jen, often gives people the urge.
It's probably just a false alarm.
And just relax.
Just check bub's heart rate.
Is Derek okay?
Medication's just making him a bit groggy.
So do we know if we're having a little boy or a girl?
Derek wanted a surprise.
I still think it's another boy, though.
Well, whatever it is, it means business.
It's really burrowing down in there.
Pulse is 100.
Still a little hypotensive.
I'm going to give him another unit of blood.
[screams in pain] Okay, they're coming thick and fast now.
That's three in ten.
Any chance you could save me a unit of blood in case we're PPH?
-[Jennifer] I want to get up!
-Yeah, sure, Jen.
It's all right, mate.
[Jennifer groaning] Is that a body bag?
Amniotic fluid's corrosive.
The plane's electronics are right beneath us.
All right, Jen, it's a funny request.
I'm going to have to get you to kneel in this plastic for us, all right?
[switch clicking] The fuse must have blown.
I'll have a look.
Yeah, um, it's around the back.
Next to the water tank.
[breathes heavily] [Darren] Found it!
[screams in pain] Okay, Mira, can you dial in base and let them know the contractions are three-- [plastic rustling] Actually, hold that thought.
Jen, I'm just going to check your cervix, okay?
What do you reckon, Adam?
Is your mum this noisy at home, normally?
Or is it just when she's watching the footy?
[chuckles] [Eliza] This is normal.
-How many centimeters?
-All ten of them.
Okay, Jen, looks like you're having this baby up here.
No, no, no...
It's okay, we've got you.
I'm not ready.
I'm not ready.
It's too early.
Hey... My son was born two weeks earlier than this.
He was the size of a grapefruit and we thought we were gonna lose him, but he's 16 now.
Far more than I can handle.
Your bub's going to be fine.
I need to push again.
Don't let me stop you, Jen.
[screams] [knocks on window] What is it?
It's Mum's garden.
She kept it alive all throughout the drought.
[sobbing] Oi, Adam?
Adam, do you reckon you and teddy can help Mum -get this little baby out?
Next time Mum does a big push, can you say, "Go, Mum!
And, Mum, next time you feel that contraction coming, you just give it everything you've got, all right?
We've just got to get the head around the corner and we're home.
All right, all right.
Go on, Mum, push!
-Go on, Mum, push!
-[Pete] Push, Jen!
-Go, Mum, push!
Come on, Adam.
Come on, Adam.
All right, here we go.
Careful there, Jen.
Jen, you were spot on.
It's a little boy!
[sobbing] It's a little boy.
It's all fine.
Oh, my God.
[Pete] Good work.
You've got a brother.
Here we go.
Okay, we've got some secretions in the airways.
I'm just going to start suctioning.
Oh, nothing, Jen.
Giving him a little wake up.
What's the heart rate?
Heart rate is 90.
Okay, I'm going to start on PPV.
Can you hook up that sat probe?
Oh, my God.
Oh, my God, what's happening?
It's all right, Jen.
Just helping him with his breathing.
[Jennifer] Why isn't he breathing?
[breathes heavily] Why isn't he breathing?
[Pete] It's okay, Jen, just give us a sec.
[air hissing] [Eliza] Here we go.
Why isn't he breathing?
Sats are only 55.
-Heart rate is 84.
Why isn't he breathing?
It's all right, mate.
You're gonna be all right.
[Jennifer sobbing] Come on, little fella.
Okay, that's 30 seconds.
Down to 80.
Sats are 60.
And mask and reposition.
[Jennifer] Is he alive?
Oh, my God.
Do we intubate?
Please, please, please.
[suction hissing] [Jennifer] Please, please, please.
Mira, is that NETS team enroute?
Just checking ETA now.
Is he alive?
Come on, little fella.
[Jennifer] Oh, my God.
Oh, my God!
-[Jennifer] Is he gonna die?
No, he's not.
He's not gonna die.
Come on, fella.
Come on, little man.
Come on, mate.
There we go.
[crying] [laughs] Pulse is 130.
Sats are 92 and rising.
That's as good as it gets, Jen.
-Oh, thank God.
-Okay, the placenta's out.
Jen, you deserve a rest.
Let's keep him warm.
Let's get him to Mum.
Good work, Jen.
[Eliza] You can come and meet your little brother.
Derek, it's a little boy!
[laughs] Come on, Adam.
Come and meet your little brother.
[Mira] Center, Flydoc 257.
[man on radio] Flydoc 257, go ahead.
Flydoc 257 would just like to update that POB list from six to seven persons on board.
[exhales] [sobs] [sighs in relief] Probably the last thing you wanted to do tonight.
Well, only 'cause I was gonna do it tomorrow.
I know people have been talking about the crash.
People love to talk.
Yeah, you can talk about it... if you want.
I don't know what to say.
We were driving.
Had my headphones on, checking stories and then... everything went black.
And the next minute, I was on the road, just... watching.
So what do you want to do?
Just lie here.
Well, good, 'cause that was what I was gonna do tonight.
[sighs] -[baby crying] -[indistinct chatter] I've changed a lot of people's lives to be here.
I have to make this work.
You need the pointer stars to find south.
The Southern Cross.
The other night you asked.
You see, below are the two pointers.
You trace a line from the arrow of the cross, one from the center of the pointers, where they meet, you drop down on the horizon... there's south.
Then you can always figure out where you are.
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