22 May 1995
Eleanor Bramwell is determined to be a doctor, in spite of the unfriendly attitudes of universally male doctors. When visiting friend Victoria insists Eleanor examine her, she diagnoses syphilis and tells Victoria, infuriating her husband Lord Edward. Sir Herbert diagnoses hysteria and plans an ovariectomy, an operation with a horrifying mortality rate.
29 May 1995
Eleanor and Nurse Carr set up the infirmary funded by Lady Peters. Eleanor operates for a strangulated hernia on a man who threatened her. Dr. Bramwell's lady friend Peggy Heart collapses on stage.
5 June 1995
Eleanor, her father, and the clinic staff try to save a woman in labor but are astonished when they discover her husband is black. Dr. Bramwell chews out Eleanor for the poor equipment and then gives her some of his own scalpels. Eleanor faces the dilemma of what to do with the motherless black baby.
12 June 1995
Neurologist Dr. Hunter volunteers to help at the Thrift and actually shows up. He seems taken with Eleanor and she enjoys his company, but his ulterior motives threaten Eleanor's peace of mind. Nurse Carr is smitten with an 8-year-old thief.
19 June 1995
Oswald Grimes forces Dr. Bramwell to treat him with electricity. Eleanor takes a tubercular patient to his family's posh home, although he claims his legal wife is in love with his brother. The family commits him to a brutal asylum.
26 June 1995
Marsham thinks injured Wilf has a broken neck and Lady Peters arranges for Sir Herbert to Xray him. Sir Herbert embarrasses Eleanor and uses Wilf to teach his students, resulting in serious Xray burns. Lady Peters tries to have the Thrift work with Sir Herbert's East London Hospital, but Eleanor realizes Sir Herbert wants to take it over. Lady Peters collapses with what Sir Herbert diagnoses as spastic colon but Eleanor and Dr. Bramwell are convinced she has appendicitis.
3 July 1995
Dr. Bramwell considers Major Hyde an ideal suitor for Eleanor, and is delighted when he proposes. Bentley becomes interested in Kate. The doctors don't know whether Stebbings' unpleasant behavior is normal or signifies brain damage. Stebbings attacks Eleanor, and Dr. Bramwell and Major Hyde want to wean Eleanor away from the Thrift.
15 April 1996
Eleanor and her father are involved in a subway accident, and Eleanor must amputate Peter Mills' crushed leg in order to save his life. Caring for him afterward in the infirmary, he seems to be falling for her while his brothers interfere with ill people coming for medical care. But when the thugs openly take over the Thrift, neither Bramwell can stand up to them.
22 April 1996
Urged by her father, Eleanor applies for a clinical assistant position at St. Jude's Hospital. Dr. O'Neill opposes her hiring until she demonstrates her knowledge and willingness to learn. Eleanor cares for Lucy, a 12-year-old pregnant prostitute who wants an abortion. Dr. O'Neill offers Eleanor a job as his registrar. But when Dr. O'Neill sends away an injured and bleeding Lucy, Eleanor is torn between the desire to work with a dedicated scientist and her need to care for the poor.
29 April 1996
Sir William proposes his friend Robert for membership in the Royal College of Physicians. Robert's sister Emily reappears after running off with a married man 20 years earlier and stealing their mother's jewels and money. Mr. Marsham's little girl Molly is treated at the Thrift for a broken leg and then develops diphtheria.
6 May 1996
Eleanor and Robert treat several cases of cholera in the Thrift, and Eleanor has to report them to Robert's old adversary (and current Medical Officer) Finn O'Neill. O'Neill treats the patients with a new formula of his own, which may be lifesaving - or deadly.
13 May 1996
Eleanor offers to help visiting lecturer Guy le Saux find orphaned children to start new lines in Canada. His wife Kathleen suffers from unexplained bruises, but insists Guy is a genius.
20 May 1996
Eleanor's old nanny comes to visit. Eleanor and Joe rescue a carnival attraction, a young girl with "the world's largest brain" - an enormous cyst deforming her head. Eleanor and Joe disagree about whether to remove the cyst, a cosmetic procedure. When Eleanor talks Robert into operating, they find something unexpected. Meanwhile, Nanny is irritating Kate and Nurse Carr.
27 May 1996
A friend of Marsham's brings an injured woman to the Thrift, but Eleanor is surprised to discover the patient is really a man, and Marsham is convinced he is a male prostitute, and a fellow patient attacks him. Meanwhile, Robert's friend Mrs. Quayle is enamored of evangelist Sullivan and is convinced Robert needs saving.
3 June 1996
Eleanor meets Finn O'Neil at a seaside resort, but Robert hears of Eleanor's "cousin" Finn. Bitterly disappointed, Robert tells Eleanor there is nothing of her mother left in her, and Eleanor moves out. Sidney insults Nurse Carr and Eleanor fires him. Finn proposes to Eleanor, but confesses he is being named as co-respondent in a divorce trial and he plans to take a position in Chicago until the trial is over. Robert invites Eleanor to move back so she can be married from her own home.
21 April 1997
A brewery worker brings a 15-year-old co-worker in, both scalded. Finn shows up to spend only one night in London before a trip to France, and Robert explains to Eleanor why he can't stay at their house.
28 April 1997
Robert enjoys a weekend of shooting at Mrs. Costigan's country estate, although he recognizes another guest, noted physician Aubrey Savier, as an entrenched rival for Mrs. Costigan's affections. Joe Marsham considers a new position. Mrs. Costigan's infant nephew becomes ill, and she refuses Robert's recommendation of surgery. Instead, she insists on calling in Dr. Savier, who says inflation will be adequate, which Robert considers too dangerous.
12 May 1997
Eleanor tries desperately to replace Mr. Marsham. Kate shows her new boyfriend the Bramwells' house. Mrs. Marsham is diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.
19 May 1997
An abusive husband sends his wife to the Thrift yet again. Finn returns with news that breaks Eleanor's heart. The Thrift hosts a Jubilee party. When the beaten wife takes action to protect herself, she must run away to prevent her arrest. Eleanor confronts Emmaline O'Neill at the Jubilee Ball.
2 June 1997
During Eleanor's absence the Thrift staff is overworked. At the suggestion of Mrs. Costigan Robert takes on a young woman who hopes to be a medical student, thinking she could help out. Dr. Marsham is not impressed. Nurse Carr is finding it more and more difficult to take care of her demented old mother.
9 June 1997
Eleanor continues her slow recovery at the home of her best friend Isobel and her husband. While visiting the poor village school, Eleanor discovers an outbreak of measles. One of those stricken is the teacher's assistant and Kilshaws' under-nanny, 15-year-old Sarah, who is expecting and refuses to name the father.
16 June 1997
The elder Dr. Bramwell plans to open a practice on Harley Street. He then proposes marriage to Mrs. Costigan. His banker's wife, a demanding patient, reveals more than her hypochondria to Robert.
23 June 1997
A faith healer divides the Thrift into believers and non-believers. Dr Marsham is particularly upset by his interference. Still grieving, he sends his daughters away to stay with their aunt.
30 June 1997
Robert serves on the Re-Vaccination Committee. When Emmaline comes to the Bramwells' house for help, they suspect she may have a reaction to Finn's vaccination experiments. Finn gives Eleanor another reason to be done with him.
7 July 1997
15 June 1998
Eleanor Bramwell is adjusting to life on her own after her father's wedding. She is engaged to Dr. Marsham, but still unsure whether this is the right thing to do. She meets Major Quarrie when she is asked to examine new army recruits enlisting to fight the Boer war in Africa. After a fight with Joe Marsham she seduces the Major....
18 June 1998
A brothel fire causes dark secrets to be revealed and the relationships between Eleanor, Joe and Major Quarrie to be finally resolved.
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