After a spectacular fall from grace, high-flying heart surgeon Dr Hugh Knight is forced to work as a country GP in his former home town of Whyhope. Meanwhile, his ex-girlfriend vows to send him packing.
Hugh has a shocking introduction to outback medicine when he attends a farm accident. Inspired by Meryl's dodgy dealings, Hugh blackmails mine boss Big Nathan into making a huge donation to the Hospital.
Hugh finds an unlikely test subject for his revolutionary new artificial heart. Passions are aroused when Charlie and Matt host a wild B&S Ball at their Brewery.
Hugh makes an emergency visit to the city to salvage his career, and learns a family secret that will change his life forever. Charlie's frustration with Meryl's meddling reaches crisis point, and she takes sweet revenge.
Hugh becomes the town hero after footage goes viral of him saving a promising young footballer from a booby trapped paddock, but is quickly brought back down to reality.
Hugh offends everyone in Whyhope as he desperately tries to hide his secret past. Meryl launches a charm offensive to help Charlie deal with her pregnancy grief.
Hugh and Penny are forced together during an overnight trip to a coal mine. Meryl turns failure into success when she unveils a new statue to commemorate the town. Aoife confesses her love for Hugh.
Hugh decides to tell Ajax the truth about their relationship, against Jim's advice. Meryl forces her family to support her campaign for Mayor.
Hugh faces a dilemma when his best friend Joey makes a dying wish. The Knight family rallies to support Ajax and Meryl as they each confront a major crisis.
Hugh's world is rocked when Penny accepts a job in the city and the hospital is thrown into chaos. Charlie develops an unhealthy obsession over Hugh's relationship with Penny.