Combat Hospital 1 Season 2011

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Season 1
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1. Welcome to Kandahar TV-14 CC

It's 2006: Major Rebecca Gordon, a highly trained trauma surgeon, and Captain Bobby Trang, a brand-new doctor, report for duty at the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield, the only advanced surgical care hospital in Southern Afghanistan. Perched at the edge of the airfield, built out of plywood and canvas held together with duct tape, the temporary building that houses the Role 3 shakes every time a plane takes off. The hospital's commander, Colonel Xavier Marks, tells the newcomers to expect an experience unlike any they've had before. Rebecca thinks she can handle anything, while Bobby's acutely conscious of his inexperience. They both get off to a rocky start: it's humbling for both of them as Colonel Marks points out Rebecca's mistakes and tries to build Bobby's confidence. But over the next 48 hours, as they deal with rocket attacks, falling shrapnel and wave after wave of wounded U.S. Marines, Canadian soldiers, Afghan civilians and even a Taliban prisoner-they manage to rise to the challenge, even as they grow more and more exhausted. Welcome to Kandahar.

Starring:
Elias Koteas, Luke Mably
Runtime:
43 minutes
Original air date:
June 21, 2011

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Season 1
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    1. Welcome to Kandahar It's 2006: Major Rebecca Gordon, a highly trained trauma surgeon, and Captain Bobby Trang, a brand-new doctor, report for duty at the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield, the only advanced surgical care hospital in Southern Afghanistan. Perched at the edge of the airfield, built out of plywood and canvas held together with duct tape, the temporary building that houses the Role 3 shakes every time a plane takes off. The hospital's commander, Colonel Xavier Marks, tells the newcomers to expect an experience unlike any they've had before. Rebecca thinks she can handle anything, while Bobby's acutely conscious of his inexperience. They both get off to a rocky start: it's humbling for both of them as Colonel Marks points out Rebecca's mistakes and tries to build Bobby's confidence. But over the next 48 hours, as they deal with rocket attacks, falling shrapnel and wave after wave of wounded U.S. Marines, Canadian soldiers, Afghan civilians and even a Taliban prisoner-they manage to rise to the challenge, even as they grow more and more exhausted. Welcome to Kandahar.

    CC TV-14 43min June 21, 2011
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    2. Enemy Within Rebecca is nearly run over by a pickup truck full of Afghan National Army soldiers heading for the hospital. Their leader -- who turns out to be an American Special Forces operative -- carries in one of his men, delirious with a serious infection, one that neither Rebecca nor Bobby have encountered before. When another patient comes down with the same bacterial infection, it becomes evident that the team is dealing with a highly contagious and antibiotic-resistant strain. They have no idea what it is, where it came from, or how to stop it from spreading as their patients continue to deteriorate. Colonel Marks is left with no choice but to quarantine the OR, ICU and the recovery room - the Role 3 medics are forced to do surgery in the dining hall. If they don't get it under control fast they won't be able to treat the incoming wounded. Meanwhile, Rebecca accompanies Pedersen off base to the Women's Clinic where they find a local in dire need of emergency life-saving surgery.

    CC TV-14 44min June 28, 2011
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    3. It's My Party Rebecca depletes the blood supply while she and Bobby operate on a soldier with severe gunshot wounds, forcing Colonel Marks to call for a walking blood bank. Pedersen questions the soldier's buddies about the circumstances that lead to the shooting, but their stories don't add up. Simon rekindles a relationship with an old flame - an attractive photojournalist on assignment. Marks appoints Rebecca as morale officer, whose primary duty is to plan the weekly staff party on the base. Reluctantly, she rises to the occasion and, with the team's help, orchestrates a shindig complete with Western theme, campfire, food, music, dancing and a mechanical bull. Vans discovers he has a knack for more than just translation.

    CC TV-14 43min July 5, 2011
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    4. Wrong Place at the Right Time When Simon learns the medevac helicopter has to make a routine supply run, he hitches a ride to the farm he bought from an Afghan family which is en route. Plans go awry when the chopper's pilots spot white tracer fire and they have to make an unexpected stop to pick up an injured US Army soldier with multiple shrapnel wounds. Meanwhile, one of Rebecca's patients -- a Romanian civilian -- suffers a brain hemorrhage and emergency neurosurgery becomes vital to his survival. When Simon can't get back in time to perform the surgery, he must talk Rebecca through the operation via cell phone from the medevac. Bobby and Pedersen evaluate a high-ranking US Air Force officer experiencing *insomnia - the officer has a pending mission that is critical to the Air Force's strategic operations. No time for rest, Marks deals with an overheating CT scanner, an AWOL surgeon and delivering an unfavorable diagnosis.

    CC TV-14 43min July 12, 2011
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    5. Hells Bells A civilian wedding party is caught up in Taliban crossfire and the Afghan groom and some of the guests are brought in to the Role 3. Pedersen heads to the clinic off base to help the wedding party's female victims and Rebecca initiates a search to find the bride. Bobby exercises his authority as Captain and attempts to ground a Sergeant intent on postponing medical tests in order to accompany his men on a mission. Bobby impresses Marks on a medical conference call. Rebecca and Bobby participate in Pedersen's group therapy session, leaving Rebecca feeling vulnerable when she over-shares. Marks receives a worrisome call from home and confides in Pedersen.

    CC TV-14 44min July 19, 2011
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    6. Inner Truth Seven soldiers, who are brought into the Trauma Bays, anxiously wait for the arrival of their lucky charm, 19-year old Private Henry Flax. When the Private's entire unit survives their injuries without complications, Marks acknowledges lady luck and miraculously, the new CT scanner arrives. Rebecca tries to fulfill Flax's dying wish by rewriting the protocol for organ donation. When Nurse Suzy Chao is assigned to help Bobby with his research, she develops a crush on him. Rebecca reveals to Simon that she is jealous of Bobby's recent success and discusses her feelings with Pedersen. Rumours about Simon circulate when he receives an unusual number of calls from England. Meanwhile, an attractive Canadian Forces Warrant Officer falls hard and fast for Pedersen.

    CC TV-14 43min July 26, 2011
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    7. Reckless Under intense investigation, Rebecca doubts her decision to withhold treatment to a soldier, which may have resulted in his death. Will her brash actions come back to condemn her?

    CC TV-14 44min August 2, 2011
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    8. On the Brink The relationship between the doctors and nurses is strained when Bobby makes a controversial decision to try to save a patient against all odds. Can the team put their conflict behind them, or is this the beginning of a widening rift between the doctors and nurses at the Role 3 hospital?

    CC TV-14 43min August 9, 2011
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    9. Shifting Sands Vans' allegiance is questioned when one of his friends brought in after an IED blast may have been more then an innocent bystander.

    CC TV-14 44min August 16, 2011
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    10. Reason to Believe Col. Marks orders an Army Chaplain questioning her faith to hold vigil with Simon during a difficult surgery.

    CC TV-14 43min August 23, 2011
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    11. Brothers In Arms The annual friendly hockey game between allied forces turns violent when Bobby loses his cool. Simon's painful past is put on display in a prank gone wrong. Pedersen's professional & personal ethics are compromised when she's asked to question emotionally scarred children who may hold information about a suicide bomber.

    CC TV-14 42min August 30, 2011
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    12. Triage When Col. Marks is injured in an explosion, Rebecca takes charge of triage. But as the pressure mounts, will she stand her ground, even if it means going against Colonel Marks?

    CC TV-14 44min September 6, 2011
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    13. Do No Harm An attack on the Women's Clinic takes its toll as Major Samizay, Rebecca, Pedersen, Suzy and Pam fall under siege. The Role 3 Hospital must then contend with significant losses while fighting to save the life of the wounded Assailant.

    CC TV-14 44min September 16, 2011

Product Details

Genres Military & War, Drama
Director Iain B. MacDonald
Starring Elias Koteas, Luke Mably
Supporting actors Luke Mably, Terry Chen, Adam Beach, Deborah Kara Unger, Hamza Jeetooa, Arnold Pinnock, Gord Rand, Ellen Wong, Anne Bedian, Karan Oberoi, Trenna Keating, Dwain Murphy, Lisa Berry, Gerry Morton, Elena Silina, Cherisse Woonsam, Shane Kippel, Steven Yaffee
Season year 2011
Network ABC
Executive Producer Tim Bradley
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Way better than MASH, or China Beach.
Republic Dweller
The cast is great and I thought the episodes were really well done.
juliecrash
This will be a nice reminder of the folks I worked with there.
Michael Hicks

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By juliecrash on September 5, 2012
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I really liked this show. The cast is great and I thought the episodes were really well done. The only thing I didn't like was running out of episodes to watch.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Kohout Jr. on May 29, 2012
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Once dubbed as "the nakedest person in TV history." But I digress. This Canadian produced drama provides a realistic look at a front line combat hospital.

I wouldn't call Combat Hospital (CH) "Mash" for the next generation, as while there are comedic moments, CH is much more of drama where doctors of multiple nationalities, deal with patients, family back home, being in Afghanistan and each other.

In my opinion the production value and cast is excellent. CH appeared on ABC as a late season replacement and slipped under my radar. I caught up with CH thanks to my "on-demand" during the TV "dog days" of the summer.

Truth be told, I don't particularly gravitate towards medical dramas. Watch CH for the storylines, casting and production values. Lusting after Michelle Borth is just an ancillary bonus =:)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Love to Stitch on December 5, 2012
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This was a very good television program that did not receive the recognition and ratings it deserved. Viewers actually cared about these characters and would have liked for their story to continue. With these DVDs, fans can at least rewatch the sole season that aired. I would also recommend this to fans of other tv shows like MASH, CHINA BEACH, TOUR OF DUTY, etc. or anyone who knows someone or has a family member who served in the Middle East. At times it is uncomfortable to watch as it portrays a combat hospital and therefore injuries and casualties of war. But it also shows the dedication of the medical staff.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael Hicks on August 25, 2012
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I was a civilian medic a few miles North of this hospital at Kandahar Airfield. I took my patients there and did some training of the medics that staffed the Emergency Department. This will be a nice reminder of the folks I worked with there. I met and worked with some wonderful Dr's, physician assistants and medics there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lilian tt on May 2, 2013
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I love the show as it is extremely touching and fast pace. I would recommend this show to most anyone especially my friends. On top of which, the seller has shipped it to me fast and I received it before the actual timing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Evelyn Gillham on April 23, 2013
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One of my favorite shows and so disappointed wen it was canceled..At least now I can see it as many times as I want!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Phyllis Oomen on February 8, 2013
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I thought this series was excellent. Great realistics as well as humanistic. I was very sad to find that it was not renewed and there are no further episodes available.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Matthews on February 4, 2013
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I thought the series was very interesting and well acted. Since they used allot of footage my son took during his 3 tours there I guess I'm a little biased. Wish it hadn't ended but I suppose they were lucky to get the opportunity to make it. At least it survived a full season except in the States where they never showed the last episode.
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