Script #42804; Episode #5.6; Airdate:
Director: Joel Oliansky
Guest Cast: Elayne Heilveil, Dick Bakalyan, Anne Loos.
Story: A female paramedic trainee with a chip on her shoulder is assigned
to Station 51. Freeway construction threatens an old couple's house. A man tries to commit
suicide by gas, then changes his mind. Roy is almost electrocuted.
Goofs: (1) After Roy has been rendered
unconscious by an electric shock, Karen (the paramedic trainee) countershocks him with the defibrillator. Then she sits back and says with relief,
"He's converted", but she doesn't hold the paddles against his chest to get a
reading. Then she casually pulls out the little patches from the defibrillator case and
prepares to attach then to Roy. How could she possibly know that Roy was converted if she
didn't even have him patched in or hooked up to the EKG monitor in any way? (2) When
the guys arrive at the house fire at the end of the episode, Captain Stanley orders Chet
and Marco to both pull inch-and-halves. Chet goes to the side of the house and starts
attacking the fire while the captain and Kelly go through the front door. Both hose lines are
fully charged and operational. The next scene Mike Stoker is at the back of the engine
where the hose lines are attached when he twists two levers and the hoses become charged
with water when Chet and Marco were just shown previously with fully charged lines. (3)
When Roy is electrocuted and falls off the roof and the intern Karen is defibrillating
him, you can clearly see the fire-fighter at Roy's head struggling to put the mask on the
end of the demand valve (resuscitator) as if he has never done it before. He makes several
attempts and then gives up in frustration. Very amusing to watch.