Episodes: 13 but one didn’t air (hour)
TV show dates: June 21, — September 6, 2011
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Elias Koteas, Michelle Borth, Terry Chen, Luke Mably, Deborah Kara Unger, and Arnold Pinnock.
TV show description:
Set in 2006, this medical drama follows the frantic lives of resident doctors and nurses at a military hospital in Southern Afghanistan. The personnel come from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and other coalition countries. In addition to working through some cultural differences, the professionals strive to provide the best care they can in the middle of a war zone.
They operate out of a Role 3 hospital that’s improvised with what’s available. The facility’s a jumble of tents, temporary buildings made of plywood and duct tape, and repurposed shipping containers that line the unit to help provide protective outer walls. The international team of doctors, nurses and medics deliver the best battlefield surgical care possible to wounded soldiers, civilians caught in the crossfire, and even to the enemy.
Helming the hospital is Colonel Xavier Marks (Elias Koteas) of the Canadian Forces, a career military surgeon and Head of the Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit. New Role 3 recruits include Major Rebecca Gordon (Michelle Borth), a top-of-her-class trauma surgeon who’s eager to impress, and Trauma Team Leader Captain Bobby Trang (Terry Chen), a general practice doctor and a gentle soul who’s a bit less confident in his abilities than Rebecca.
The only non-military medical staffer is brilliant British neurosurgeon Dr. Simon Hill (Luke Mably). The others can’t figure out why he volunteered to work in a war zone. Australian psychiatrist Major Grace Pederson (Deborah Kara Unger) oversees the mental well-being of the troops. The Chief of Nursing is Commander Will Royal (Arnold Pinnock), a registered nurse serving with the Canadian Forces who keeps everything running as smoothly as possible and won’t let his co-workers forget it.
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