Always losing the game of cards, while creating his own card game, John is stuck doing the dishes at Station 51. Off-duty, Dr. Brackett spends some time at Dixie's to unwind. Roy talks down... See full summary »

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Dr. Kelly Brackett
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Dixie McCall, R.N.
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Dr. Joe Early
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Paramedic Roy DeSoto
Lou Krugman ...
Dave Morgan
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Straley
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Frankie Pierce
Sonja Dunson ...
Fran
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Dr. Mike Morton
Susan Madigan ...
Donna Melvin
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Tim Donnelly ...
Fireman Chet Kelly
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Always losing the game of cards, while creating his own card game, John is stuck doing the dishes at Station 51. Off-duty, Dr. Brackett spends some time at Dixie's to unwind. Roy talks down a boy in a plane after the pilot (his father) has a heart attack. The paramedics respond to an attempted suicide, an overturned truck and a teenage overdose victim. Drs. Brackett, Early and Morton takes care of a husband who's suffering from a severe hemorrhage. Written by Gary Richard Collins II ([email protected])

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26 February 1972 (USA)  »

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This marks the first time the call letters, "KMG365" in response to a call. The call sign is a real FCC call sign used by LACoFD assigned to Fire Station 98 in Bellflower, and it appears on the Station Patch for Station 127, which today still houses Engine 127 and Truck 127. Station 127 is the station that was used for the exterior shots of Station 51. See more »

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During the overturned truck rescue, LACoFD Station 127 (the location used for Station 51) is visible in the background in some shots. See more »

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A mixed bag episode
19 June 2013 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

This isn't a typical "feel-good" episode. It starts out well enough, with Roy taking the lead and acting every bit the senior partner in the paramedic team as he (improbably) talks down a boy to land his father's airplane after the father is incapacitated. Not very realistic, perhaps, but entertaining just the same.

At the hospital, Brackett has his hands full with this patient (the boy's father suffered a heart attack), and with other patients as well, including a miserable guy who tried three ways to commit suicide, and a truck driver with a mysterious condition. There seems to be a moral to this episode: guessing vs. thorough testing. Anyway, it's not really a happy ending at the hospital, and, as Dr. Brackett experiences first- hand, it's not fair and it really stinks. (We do see Brackett stopping by Dixie's apartment when she's off duty, in her robe, no less. No word on when he left. *wink* )

My question, though, is... what's up with Johnny and the nurse? He says hi to a pretty young woman but she snubs him. Telling Roy that he took the girl out the previous week, John says, "we had a good time," to which Roy responds "Is that your opinion or hers?" We see the girl again, and again she ignores Johnny, so we're just left to wonder--what the heck happened on their date?


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