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Episode List


Season 10

Jan. 1990
Puppy Love: Part 1
Dave Watson takes the law into his own hands when wild dogs kill his sheep. Cookie falls for his star border, Liz Scales. Bob is away with Fancy Nancy. Matt and Lucy are in love and Cathy finds it amusing that they are trying to hide it from her. Cookie convinces Esme to help him redecorate Bob's house. When they are laying down a new carpet, Esme notices a bump underneath it. Believing it to be a box of moth-flakes she flattens it with a hammer. It is not until then that she notices Caruso, Cookie's canary, is missing... Has she indeed buried Caruso under the carpet,...
Anna and the King: Part 1
Former pop idol Martin Glass injures himself riding Cris' new motorcycle. Luke tries to help songwriter Anna Collins overcome her disability. Cathy apprehends Ivy Clements in the National Park when she is caught stealing some rare orchids. Cookie is distraught when his young niece, Sam, goes missing. Anna Collins takes action when she discovers Martin Glass has been claiming her songs as his own and is about to ditch her for another keyboard player. A mystery patient confuses everyone at the hospital.
Stepping Out: Part 1
Cris falls for Charlotte Reed, a locum vet and mother of a child with Spina Bifida. Bob Hatfield says he is going to leave the Valley for good but Cookie is determined to change his mind about leaving. Frank is easily persuaded to go for his HSC by Helen Caulfield, a TAFE counselor. Luke helps Cathy retrieve a fruit bat from Esme's peach tree and the experience of learning how to care for the injured animal enthuses him about the possibility of further education, but a letter from his mother demanding money destroys his happy mood. Shirley is concerned that Cathy is ...
Still Waters: Part 1
Carol Healey's strange behavior is not noticed until her baby goes missing. Rhonda Sainsbury threatens to have the hospital closed down when her daughter Jane is struck down by a mysterious infection. Jane is not the only patient to become sick and Terence is mystified as to why his patients are not recovering after their otherwise routine operations. Although their wounds are clean, they show symptoms of infection and Terence accuses Matron Sloan of keeping a dirty hospital. Matt builds Lucy a new chook pen, but a vandal keeps knocking it down. Cathy receives another...
Change of Heart: Part 1
Stephanie "Steve", Brennan refuses to accept that her father Snow might die. Lucy is lobbying for Sue Daley to become Matron. Single father Mike Peters is unable to cope with his baby daughter. Bob Hatfield is given a greyhound as payment for a job. Luke celebrates his 18th birthday and Bob and Cookie are making plans for a surprise gift for him. Matt and Lucy are horrified when Luke moves into Boolaroo. Steve decides to stay on the farm after the death of her father. Luke's new car, his "dream machine", is stolen-twice! Matt and Lucy cannot find any time to be alone ...
Sisters II: Part 1
Luke finds a letter that changes his views about Anzac Day. Surgery on Andrew McTavish, the hospitalized cook, leads to a professional rivalry between Terence and new D.O.N. Ann Brennan. Steve tries to beat a council order to spray a blackberry infestation. The following day Steve's newly inseminated cows begin to abort and a savage storm ruins the hay. Ann is impressed by Steve's determination, but also can see that she needs help. She decides to stay one the farm.
Casualties: Part 1
A pesky donkey proves useful for Jessie's Gallipoli pageant. Terence becomes irritated when Ann releases his patient Frad Watkins for the Anzac Day march. Luke is furious when teacher Dennis Taylor once again succumbs to alcohol. Cookie and Bob claim innocence when Tiget Kelly's scheme to train Panch, the greyhound, backfires. Town drunk Dennis Taylor finally confronts his horrors of Vietnam.
It's in the Blood: Part 1
A letter from Cathy gives Matt and Lucy a shock-she intends to sell Boolaroo. Luke's alcoholic mother, Therese, comes to the Valley. A wayward goat causes disaster. Terence is sprayed with infected blood from accident victim Ron Johnson. A violent confrontation changes the relationship between Luke and his mother. Cris uses hypnosis to help Russell Guest overcome learning difficulties.
The Sting: Part 1
Bob fights for his life after receiving a bee sting. Luke and Shirley visit Father Moore's refuge in Sydney. A wayward girl, "Becks," is injured in an explosion. Lucy has moved into the Brennan's and Matt has to live with Cookie when he rents out Esme's room. Becks follows Luke and Shirley back to Wandin Valley and causes chaos in the Gilroy house. Ann collapses in the hospital. Matt is concerned that Lucy's attitude toward him has changed.
All or Nothing: Part 1
The annual fishing competition is due to get underway and Terence, Bob, and all the other keen competitors get angling fever. Ann Brennan's former lover, Peter Shepherd, arrives in Wandin Valley. Matt is confused by Lucy's strange mood swings. Radio personality Clover Owen-Jones is startled by Matt's proposal to Lucy over the airwaves. Ann is undecided about returning to Perth with Peter. The fishing competition inspires unbridled rivalry between Bob and Terence.
Confinement: Part 1
Esme's use of steroids startles Wandin Valley residents. Steve's animals are being poisoned. John Bushnell, a mildly mentally disabled man is abandoned at the hospital by his mother Sue and sister Alison. Jess and Cris help John overcome some of his difficulties. Terence and Ann form a new bond and relationship as they help Linda McNeil give birth. Matt has egg on his face when Bob and Cookie fall for his yarn about feral chooks.
Body and Soul: Part 1
Terence receives divorce papers from Alex and is far from happy. He clashes with Cassandra James, a psychic healer whose daughter Emma is a diabetic. David Green is convinced he is gong to die on his 42nd birthday and Cris cannot understand why he is so sure. Lucy puts Matt to the test with a magazine quiz. An understanding develops between Cassandra and Terence when Emma rebels against her mother. A pair of echidnas create havoc at Bower Cottage.
Images: Part 1
Something's on the nose when the food at the club tastes too good. Cookie collapses and is admitted to hospital. Pam and Ian Duncan seek Ann's help to resolve a marital problem. Matt performs a face-lift on Tiny Hoyle's dog. Steve is injured in an explosion. Matt tries to get Lucy to visit him more often at Bower Cottage but his plans go awry when he injures his back. However, this does not stop Matt from revealing his idea for their wedding day and giving Lucy another little surprise.
11 Jun. 1990
Burn Off: Part 1
A deliberate act by Lenny Jackson turns the winter burn-off into a raging bushfire which threatens Wandin Valley. Shirley helps her niece, Holly, come to terms with possible breast cancer. Cookie is baffled by Jessie's talking litter bin. Tragedy strikes when Lenny Jackson and Matt try to rescue Lucy and Cris from a burning Bower Cottage. Luke and Steve clash over a burnt wallaby. Matt and Lucy's future home is destroyed by the bushfire.
Aftermath: Part 1
In the aftermath of the bushfire, Matt collapses and two women, Barbara Morgan and Karen Stone, report their husbands missing. Health inspector Lou Lindsay charms Esme with a wink and a nod, but he smells a rat when Cookie helps with an inspection of the Lodge. Two men are missing but Frank has found only one body. An autopsy by Terence provides some clues to a possible murder. Ann and a mob of unruly sheep force Cris off his motorbike. While in hospital, Cris makes the most of Ann's attention to his injuries. Matt produces a surprise for Lucy at the Bushfire Benefit ...
Running Wild: Part 1
Terence becomes an impossible patient when he injures his foot. Matron Hilda Arrowsmith makes Ann a surprising offer. Steve and Luke help Kevin Walsh with his wayward daughter Sarah. Matt and Lucy learn about divorce. Matron Arrowsmith's devious plans are revealed in a bedside tryst with Terence. Kevin Walsh is devastated when he learns about his daughter's past life. Matt and Lucy have a premarital discussion with Reverend Michaels. Bob and Cookie's dog training methods backfire.
Where There's Smoke: Part 1
Cris Kouros refuses to treat Gail Haines after her father-in-law Stan has a bad asthma attack due to her heavy smoking. Lucy detects an ominous lump in her own abdomen after nursing cancer patient Margaret Reeves. Luke takes an unfortunate dip with the sheep! Lucy calls off the wedding when she fears she has cancer. Tom Haines blames his mother Gail's chronic smoking for the departure of his grandfather Stan. Doris, the beer-drinking pig, joins her new friend Barney for a drink.
Runaways: Part 1
Still stunned by Lucy's decision to call off the wedding, Matt kidnaps Lucy and takes her away for a romantic holiday, where she finally reveals her fears about the lump in her abdomen. Matt rushes her back to the Valley and Terence operates immediately. Runaway teenagers Sally King and Peta Thornton steal Luke's car. Esme's behavior shocks the doctors when she is admitted to hospital suffering from a Deep Vein Thrombosis. Luke tries to help Sally and Peta but his good nature back-fires when they steal Steve's wallet.
Childhood's End: Part 1
Matt deliberately avoids Lucy in the hospital when he discovers that Lucy's condition is due to a past affair and Terence reveals that Lucy is infertile. Matt lets his business slip and becomes aggressive when Cris and Luke offer assistance, but a car accident forced him to confront his confusion and makes an effort to win back the woman he loves. An art competition judged by Pro Hart reveals a new artistic talent. Young Hedley Johnson reacts badly to the news that his mother Meredith had diabetes. Bank manager Cec Kennedy shows the humorous side of his nature as a ...
A Private Concern: Part 1
Lucy and Matt are dismayed to learn that Lucy's mother Lois has turned over all the wedding arrangements to Esme! Luckily for the couple, Esme gets side-tracked when she mistakenly believes Terence is going to leave the Valley and travel the world. Terence, however, has more immediate problems when Shirley suspects that young mother of two, Kerrie McLeod is suffering from post-natal depression. Further investigations by Terence uncover a family beset by domestic violence. Kerrie's husband Martin continually takes his frustrations out on his wife. Luke's plans to ...