Blue Heelers

Season 6 Episode 39

Under Fire

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Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Nov 03, 1999 on Seven Network
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Jack receives unsettling news when his ex-girlfriend Molly calls with plans to visit Mt. Thomas to try and repair their broken relationship. Jack is not sure whether he is ready or willing to recover his shredded emotions after Molly's infidelity. The Heelers investigate the death of a drug dealer whose burnt body is found in the ashen remains of a house used for the manufacture of amphetamines. They believe a man called Graeme Palmer is involved and when Maggie and Ben spy Palmer's car on the road they give chase. Ben reports to Tom via radio that the pursuit is reaching dangerous speeds and they are about to terminate, when Ben yells a warning to Maggie and the radio cuts dead. The Heelers are left hanging until a shaken Maggie calls to say both vehicles are trashed and a passenger bus that swerved to avoid collision has crashed on its side. The situation is serious. The Heelers and emergency services arrive to a scene of confusion and devastation. They break into the bus to find six dead passengers. The CFA commander, Russ Cavell, blames the police for this carnage after the high speed chase. Tom can expect nothing but grief from Cavell during this chaotic rescue effort. Dr. Mel Calder, Mt. Thomas's newly arrived hospital resident, tackles her first shift with furious efficiency but there is further cause for alarm when a list of passengers from the bus company indicates one passenger is missing: 38 walking wounded, 6 dead and 3 seriously injured. Maggie and Ben climb back aboard to drag the wreckage and find beneath a double seat, the missing passenger. It is Molly and her condition is critical. Jack pushes aside concerned mates as he races to reach Molly. Her rescue is going to be difficult. Molly is impaled on a piece of metal anchored to the floor and she requires urgent surgery. As the SES workers begin to cut her out, the Heelers learn from a barely conscious Graeme Parker that there are highly volatile drug lab chemicals on board the bus. One small spark from the angel grinder and the bus could blow. Russ Cavell takes charge and orders everybody off the bus. Jack makes distraught pleas to Tom and Russ to save Molly but Russ declares the bus out of bounds. Beside himself with anger and despair, Jack threatens anyone who gets in his way, including the boss. He refuses to leave Molly's side. The Heelers defy Russ's orders and begin a frantic search for the chemicals. They uncover a suitcase full of money and suspect the chemicals are in Palmer's car, Russ declares the entire area unsafe until the chemicals are found. Dr Carter warns the Heelers that Molly must be moved immediately and, taking matters into his own hands, Tom leavers Palmer's car over a cliff, running to safety as the chemicals explode and the car bursts into flames. Now they can free Molly if it is not too late.moreless

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Tasma Walton

Tasma Walton

Constable Deirdre "Dash" McKinley

Paul Bishop

Paul Bishop

Sergeant Ben Stewart

Martin Sacks

Martin Sacks

Senior Detective Patrick Joseph "PJ" Hasham

John Wood

John Wood

Senior Sergeant Tom Croydon

Julie Nihill

Julie Nihill

Christine "Chris" Reilly

Lisa McCune

Lisa McCune

Senior Constable Margaret "Maggie" Doyle

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