Casualty: Nick vs Ruth – this time it’s personal

(Series 25, Ep.16) Have you noticed how, whenever anyone of note arrives in Casualty or Holby, we always see their feet first? Generally it’s high heels stepping out of a car, but occasionally it will be a firm, manly tread arriving in the hallowed corridors. “Who’s that?” we’re supposed to ponder to ourselves. However, this time I didn’t, because even by his feet ye shall know him – hurrah! Nick Jordan is back!

And not before time, as Dr Ruth Winters is, quite frankly, out of control. The rest of the staff wasted no time in filling Nick on on her various crimes, the greatest of which is, of course, ousting Charlie up to the Psych Ward (to work, not as a patient, as I always feel I have to point out). Despite offers from other hospitals, Nick decided that he really ought to stay put at Holby, because what Ruth really needs is a worthy adversary, and he is such a man.

There’s nothing like a worthy adversary to make you up your game, though, and Ruth called in a favour from her sort-of husband (the one who’s trying to pretend he’s not gay), who immediately managed to offer Nick a surgical post in the hospital. I’ve no idea what the hierarachy is supposed to be in that place, when doctors can just find each other jobs without apparently having to go via the board or HR or anyone. And has a surgeon ever been appointed at Holby in recent years without having to fight Jac Naylor for the post first? (Yes, I know it’s a different programme, but it is supposed to be the same hospital).

Nick is wise to Ruth’s little game, and has said he’ll go to the interview as long as Ruth reversed several of her more irritating measures. It’s warming up to be a great battle between those two.

Meanwhile, Lennie resorted to desperate measures to try and find a bone marrow match for his sister, but despite some not terribly ethical or legal business involving taking blood tests without patients’ consent, he was eventually forced to tell her that he wasn’t a match, and now she’s gone back to Scotland.

Adam and Maverick Nurse Kirsty kissed, but as usual with Adam the relationship looks doomed to failure, because it seems her horrible husband has muscular dystrophy, and she feels obliged to look after him.

And Yuki has gone to Birmingham, for good! I’ll miss the little fella.

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