Holby City: Elliott doesn’t meet modern NHS standards

(Series 13, Ep.8) Could someone please explain to me exactly when Elliott Hope turned from being a brilliant and capable surgeon who also had a nice way with people, to being a bumbling twerp who gets so involved with patients that he constantly messes up?

Or is it that the world has moved on, while Elliott’ s skills remain undimmed? Maybe, like Charlie Fairhead in Casualty, Elliott is just too nice and too caring for the modern world. At least, that’s what Henrik Hanssen thinks, and what Hanssen thinks soon becomes reality in Holby these days. Goodbye Ric Griffin, fairwell Pale Thin Nurse Nicky Van Barr. And now, it seems that despite Connie’s efforts to showcase Elliott’s talents as a heart surgeon, she’s had to administer the Judas kiss after all.

Meanwhile, Joseph (who was The World’s Most Beautiful Heart Surgeon before and is now officially The World’s Most Beautiful New Father) decided not to divorce Faye, so he could look after her and Baby Byrne (“Has anyone signed a card for Byrne Baby Byrne?” Dr Oliver Valentine wanted to know. He is so witty). Baby Byrne is now called Harry, after Joseph’s late brother. But no sooner had Joseph come up with this foolhardy plan (the one about not divorcing Faye, not the one about calling the baby Harry, which was actually Faye’s idea) than Faye informed him she’d be taking herself back to the psychiatric unit just as soon as her stitches have healed up (again – but that’s another story).  So it looks like the divorce is back on again, and Joseph celebrated with a hot passionate team meeting in the staff room with Jac.

Jac needed something to take her mind off things, as the drama teacher from Waterloo Road whom she almost killed a few weeks ago by performing surgery when he was still full of Warfarin, has now decided to sue the hospital. Jac and Chrissie are both in the firing line, but Jac already covered her tracks by changing the patient’s notes. Sacha, however, can’t believe that Chrissie could have made a mistake – even though Chrissie admitted she’d been running on caffeine pills at the time due to sleepless nights with baby Daniel.

Posted by PLA        (more Holby here)

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