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Dilemma

Script #34411; Episode #1.10; Airdate: 3/25/1972
Writer: Michael Donovan
Director:
Christian Nyby

Guest Cast: Seymour Cassel, Benny Rubin, Patricia Mickey, Chris Forbes, Hal Baylor, Marilyn Hassett, Bill McLean, Scott Allen, Robert E. Kline.

Story: A fireman buff develops a crush on Johnny but Johnny isn't interested. An elevator gets stuck between floors and the brake drum fails while a woman suffering heart problems is trapped inside.  A man breaks his leg. A man has a problem with methane gas. Two men are overcome by solvent at a railyard. A nursing student is in awe of Dr. Brackett.

Goofs:  (1) Repeats the "PVC" line in elevator (2) The recycling guy says "HO2" instead of "H2O", (possibly just done for realism) (3) After the nursing student saves the old man (Brackett & Dixie are leaving the room) she adjusts the oxygen mask but it slips out of her hand and slams him in the nose and she starts to laugh. (4) John and Roy pull into the station and it is pitch dark. However when they get called out on the snakebite call a couple minutes later it is daylight. (5) Roy and Johnny start an IV on the patient in Dilemma but no one rides in with him even though it's made clear in several episodes (like Not Available) that they are supposed to stay with the patient once they start an IV.  Sometimes they don't even check the patient's vitals before they ship 'em off to Rampart.  When the guys are treating the two fighting neighbors (Heavyweight), Johnny calls on the landline to Rampart and the first thing that Dr. Brackett asks him is "Have you started an IV yet?" Without even knowing the man's vital signs or paramedic assessment! They make a big deal throughout the show that paramedics can not administer IV's or any other medications without being ordered by a doctor. Johnny relays the man's vitals and then Brackett orders an IV.

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