SERIES 12 EPISODE 6
Leanne is helping out at The Beeches covering for Carol. Claire
arrives at the surgery and Matt asks her if she'd like to get a pizza and video
with him tonight. She says no. What happened between them the other night
happened because she was curious. She tells him not to expect a repeat
Alex is impressed with how Matt handles the case of young boy Luke who is having
difficulty breathing. Luke and his father Steve are in Cardale on holiday and
Luke is adamant he doesn't want to go to hospital as he has had a bad experience
there before. Matt gets to listen to his chest by offering Luke a bag of jelly
Alex and Claire prepare for a weekend camping trip. Claire is surprised that
Matt is being left at The Beeches alone doing the emergency cover. Alex says
he'll be fine and Will is always on the other end of the phone if he needs
someone to talk to.
Matt sees Luke again and diagnoses Croup. He tells Steve the best treatment is
good old fashioned steam. Luke's father doesn't seem to impressed. Matt tells
Kerri he is concerned about Luke. She tells him to call Will, he says no. He's
already got ground to make up after his mistake with Alice. Matt tells Kerri he
promised Luke he wouldn't have to go to hospital - Kerri knows that was a
Claire tells Alex about Matt. Alex comments that Claire's a cradle snatcher. As
they continue to drive they are stopped by an army patrol in the middle of an
army exercise. Claire is visibly stirred by the site of the helicopter flying
above them. She tells Alex she wants nothing to do with the army again.
Claire storms up the peaks whilst Alex is left behind struggling. Claire digs at
Alex and Alex asks her why she is giving her such a hard time. Claire says she's
just trying to help Alex forget her problems with Tom. Alex says there aren't
any problems; she and Tom are fine. Claire tells Alex she's disappointed in her
and thinks that Alex had lost her bottle.
Claire apologises to Alex about jumping to conclusions about she and Tom. She
says she's glad they are ok. Claire says she remembers how Alex used to keep her
feelings hidden in the army and that she used to think Alex was a cold hearted
cow until she figured her out. Claire refers to a time when she saved Alex's
skin; something that Alex doesn't seem clear about.
Alex asks Claire what she meant when she said she had 'saved her skin'. Claire
says that if it hadn't have been for her, Alex would never have walked out on
her husband Paul. Alex asks Claire why she left the army, she can't understand
as she loved it so much. Claire tells her there was a big incident in Kosovo and
she went to the scene with the medi-vac team. Her patient had been shot in the
chest and she got him to safety. However she realised that they had only made it
by the skin of their teeth. Afterwards she couldn't work and she was put away in
a mental hospital. She didn't want anything to do with sex or men but the
married major who she had been seeing raped her. She didn't keep it quiet and
because of that the army invented charges against her and kicked her out. Alex
comforts Claire and as they break away from their embrace Claire kisses her, the
moment is interrupted as the army helicopter comes closer to them and appears to
be in trouble. Claire freezes and Alex has to pull her to the ground as the
helicopter swings over them and crashes in a nearby field.
Alex and Claire rush to the scene and Alex goes straight into action whilst
Claire is still to the spot. One man has been thrown out to the ground whilst
another lies trapped in the helicopter. Alex and Claire reach him and get him
out. Claire hurts her knee in the process. Realising they have no medical
supplies; Alex goes back into the helicopter despite Claire's pleas not to, and
gets the medical kit. She escapes the wreckage just as it explodes.
Matt calls Kerri around to Luke's house. She says he should call Will but Matt
refuses. Kerri is shocked when she finds out Matt has told the father that he
has called an ambulance for Luke when he actually hasn't. Matt goes to the
chemist and gets them to open so he can get the treatment he has been after for
Luke. The treatment works on Luke but Kerri has already called Will. Steve
realises Matt hasn't called an ambulance but doesn't take things any further.
Kerri says Matt is very lucky, all he has to do now is explain things to Will.
Claire tells Alex more about her time in Kosovo. She explains more about her
patient who was shot. She says the second bullet blew out half of his skull and
he was left paralysed and brain damaged. Claire says she wishes she had finished
him off. She tells Alex she should've been there for her. Alex says it would've
made no difference and that now they have to do their job and keep these
Claire wants Alex to give one of the men morphine, but Alex says no as they
don't know the extent of his head injuries. Claire says it doesn't matter he is
dying of pain anyway; Alex gives him the morphine. Alex tells Claire she is
going to get help. Claire doesn't want Alex to leave her but Alex says she'll be
fine - she's a good nurse and the injured couldn't be in better hands. She says
if they come round then to administer the morphine again.
Claire goes to administer morphine but instead she takes the canister and treads
on it; using the last of their supplies. She takes a piece of tarpaulin and
places it over the injured mans face. She holds it down until he stops
Alex runs for help and spots another helicopter flying towards her, she tells
them where the injured are and leads them to the scene. As Alex and the rescue
team reach Claire and the injured Alex is shocked to find one of the men covered
in the tarpaulin sheet. She rushes to him and is alarmed to find him dead. She
asks Claire what has happened. Claire tells her he came round and the morphine
she gave him knocked him out. Alex continues to help the other injured man
whilst Claire walks off.