Jan. 22, 1972
60 min.
NBC TV Network

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Emergency! - 05x06 The Indirect Method

5x06 The Indirect Method

First Aired: Oct. 18, 1975 on NBC

Summary: Station 51 receives a new trainee: Karen Overstreet, who is determined to prove a woman can do the paramedic's job. A man tries to gas himself, and then changes his mind. During a house fire, Roy tries to save an invalid, and nearly dies when broken wires send electricity through his body.…
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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

R.N. played by Julie London
Dixie McCall played by Julie London
Paramedic John Gage played by Randolph Mantooth
Captain Hank Stanley played by Michael Norell
Dewey played by Richard Bakalyan
Karen Overstreet played by Elayne Heilveil
Fireman Mike Stoker played by Mike Stoker
LAPD played by Jim B. Smith


  • Goof (revealing mistake): When the dispatcher is shown giving Squad 51 its "man down" call, he says the time out is 8:20, but the clock above him says 11:44.
  • Goof (continuity error): When the squad leaves the station on its "man down" call, the engine shown in its adjoining bay is the Crown engine from the first two seasons, and not the Ward LaFrance engine used from season 3 forward.
  • Goof (factual errors): In both cardiac cases, they read the v-fib EKG with using the quick-look feature of the paddles, but after defibrillating they read the rhythm while the paddles are not in contact with the patient.
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