The BEST Episodes of Combat Hospital

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

Show previously known as "Hot Zone". Set in 2006 at the only military hospital that provided surgical care for all of Southern Afghanistan, this medical procedural will show the lives of the resident doctors and nurses from Canada, America, the U.K. and other allied countries as they try to navigate the operating table and the conflicts that surround them constantly.

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Do No Harm

#1 - Do No Harm

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 6, 2011

An attack on the women's clinic takes its toll; the Role 3 hospital contends with significant losses while fighting to save a wounded assailant's life.

star 8.05
273 votes
On the Brink

#2 - On the Brink

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 9, 2011

Bobby makes a decision that creates controversy between the doctors and nurses.

star 7.83
211 votes

#3 - Reckless

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 2, 2011

A soldier dies after Rebecca refuses him treatment, causing her to second-guess her decision.

star 7.63
274 votes
Brothers in Arms

#4 - Brothers in Arms

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 30, 2011

A prank gone wrong reveals Simon's painful past; Pedersen must question children about a suicide bomber.

star 7.58
210 votes

#5 - Triage

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 30, 2011

Rebecca takes control of triage when an explosion injures Colonel Marks.

star 7.57
334 votes
Wrong Place at the Right Time

#6 - Wrong Place at the Right Time

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 12, 2011

Simon hitches a helicopter ride to his farm, Rebecca must perform emergency neurosurgery on a patient, Bobby and Pedersen try to help an Air Force officer with his insomnia.

star 7.53
367 votes
Directors: Chris Menaul
Writers: Angus Fraser
Reason to Believe

#7 - Reason to Believe

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 23, 2011

An Army chaplain is forced to deal with her lapse of faith when she is ordered to hold vigil with Simon during a surgery.

star 7.52
309 votes
It's My Party

#8 - It's My Party

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 5, 2011

Rebecca depletes the hospital's blood supply while she and Bobby operate, and Colonel Marks is forced to call for a walking blood bank; Simon rekindles and old relationship; Rebecca is appointed morale officer; Vans finds a new talent.

star 7.51
278 votes
Welcome to Kandahar

#9 - Welcome to Kandahar

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 21, 2011

It's 2006: Major Rebecca Gordon, a highly-trained trauma surgeon, and Captain Bobby Trang, a brand-new doctor, report for duty at the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield. Perched at the edge of the airfield and built out of plywood and canvas held together with duct tape, the temporary building that houses the Role 3 shakes every time a plane takes off. The hospital's commander, Colonel Xavier Marks, tells the newcomers to expect an experience unlike any they've had before. Rebecca thinks she can handle anything, while Bobby is acutely conscious of his inexperience. They both get off to a rocky start, as Colonel Marks points out Rebecca's mistakes and tries to build Bobby's confidence. But over the next 48 hours, as they deal with rocket attacks, flying shrapnel and wave after wave of injured and wounded U.S. Marines, Canadian soldiers, Afghan civilians and even a Taliban prisoner, they manage to rise to the challenge, even as they grow more and more exhausted. Welcome to Kandahar, indeed.

star 7.47
329 votes
Writers: Jinder Oujla-Chalmers & Douglas Steinberg and Daniel Petrie Jr.
Inner Truth

#10 - Inner Truth

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 26, 2011

Seven injured soldiers anxiously anticipate the arrival of their lucky charm, 19-year-old Pvt. Henry Flax; Rebecca makes a confession to Simon.

star 7.46
332 votes
Shifting Sands

#11 - Shifting Sands

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 16, 2011

One of Vans' friends comes under suspicion when he is injured by a bomb.

star 7.38
273 votes
Enemy Within

#12 - Enemy Within

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 28, 2011

Rebecca is nearly run over by a pick-up truck full of Afghan National Army soldiers heading for the hospital. Their leader -- who turns out to be an American Special Forces operative -- carries in one of his men, delirious with a serious infection, one that neither Rebecca nor Bobby have encountered before. When another patient comes down with the same infection, the team realize they're dealing with a highly contagious and resistant bacterial strain, with no idea what it is, where it came from or how to stop it from spreading. Colonel Marks is left with no choice but to quarantine the OR, ICU and the recovery room, so that the Role 3 medics are forced to do surgery in the dining hall. Meanwhile, Rebecca accompanies Pedersen off base to the Women's Clinic, where they find a local in dire need of emergency life-saving surgery.

star 7.35
350 votes
Writers: Gub Neal
Hells Bells

#13 - Hells Bells

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 19, 2011

Members of a wedding party are injured when they are caught in Taliban crossfire. Rebecca searches for the missing bride. Marks is impressed with Bobby.

star 7.34
364 votes