In 'Eight Seconds', Gordon Bryson is brought in to cover for local GP Dr. Irvine, who is away at a conference.  Gordon brings his old-fashioned ways with him, which leads to conflict with another doctor, Lydia, and misunderstandings with patients.  Gordon's assumptions that patients are suffering from back pain and arthritis turn out to be rather wide of the mark as he finally learns to listen to his patients for more than eight seconds...