A Doctor Time Out
Off the Map Season 1 Episode 3 (01/26/11)
Married tourists Roberto and Sidney are in a jeep accident on the way to the airport. A very pregnant Sidney goes into labor and is rushed to the clinic. Roberto is hit by a mudslide and trapped under a fallen tree. Tommy and Ryan stay behind with him to wait for the rescue crew.
Ryan and Tommy manage to pull Roberto out from under the tree but he starts coughing up blood and has trouble breathing. He’s suffering from a pulmonary contusion caused by a blow to the chest.
Roberto tells Tommy that he was once like him, afraid of commitment but Sidney saved him and he’s happier than he’s ever been. Roberto gets worse and fall unconscious as the doctors fight to keep him alive.
Back at the clinic, Sidney needs a c-section. She begins to panic when Roberto isn’t there and Lily suggests they get Roberto on the radio. Ben radios Tommy and finds out that Roberto is unconscious and may not make it. Tommy tells him that Roberto’s last wish was for the baby to be named Max, Sidney’s preferred name not his.
Ben lies to Sidney, saying the radio connection was disrupted but Roberto is fine and delivers the message about the baby’s name. Sidney relaxes and baby Max is born but due to complications both he and Sidney need a blood transfusion.
Unfortunately the rescue team never arrives and Roberto is brain dead. Ben tells Ryan and Tommy to keep bagging Roberto and carry him back to the clinic. They need his heart beating so they can use his blood to save his family.
Lily is furious that Ben lied to her patient and breaks the news to Sidney. Sidney refuses to accept the transfusion until Tommy recounts how much Roberto loved her and would want her to go on. Both mother and child are saved.
Mina gets on Otis’ nerves at the clinic and he sends her to the village festival. While there, she witnesses Jorge being electrocuted by a fallen wire. The electricity shoots through his leg and out through his chest causing third degree burns. Mina and Charlie rush him to the clinic.
As Jorge hangs between life and death he tells the story of the beautiful women he was looking for at the festival. They had bonded over their love of comic books but he lost her in the crowd and never got her name. Charlie is enthralled by the story but Mina in unimpressed.
Mina diagnoses that Jorge has a rare type of malaria which helped him survive the electrical shock but is also causing his enlarged spleen. She is able to treat him and she and Charlie go to the festival and find Jorge’s lost love, sending her to the clinic to see him.
Ryan talks to Lily who is still upset with Ben. Ryan tells her to go easy on him. Years back, Ben lost his wife and child. Lily is stunned.
Ryan crawls into bed with a sleeping Ben but as she wraps her arms around him he mumbles the name Abby in his sleep.