(Series 25, Ep.44) Last week, we were informed that Adam has a “god complex.” Frankly I’m not seeing it, myself. What I’m seeing is a doctor who’s trying to do the best for his patients and grappling with moral dilemmas. He doesn’t always choose the path through the moral dilemma that others would, but that’s the nature of moral dilemmas and it certainly doesn’t mean you’ve got a god complex.
Maverick Nurse Kirsty disagrees with me, because Adam is way more maverick than she is at the moment, and she’s not happy. This is the woman who used to enjoy testing rules to breaking point. Anyway, the moral maze in which Adam found himself this week concerned a man who was dying of mesothelioma, which he’d got by being in contact with asbestos from his father’s factory. He was about to testify in a law suit against the company, currently owned by his brother, Gary Kemp out of Spandau Ballet. Gary really needed the brother out of the way so he didn’t testify, and tried to persuade Adam that his patient didn’t want to be resuscitated. Adam saw through the handiness of this scheme, however, so Gary resorted to a spot of cyanide poisoning. This unlikely eventuality was spotted by Dr Dylan Keogh, and Gary ended up in the police station, and the brother lived just long enough to do his testimony via video link. Maverick Nurse Kirsty was cross that Adam chose to tell the brother that Gary had tried to kill him. “It wasn’t your call, Adam,” she told him. Technically, maybe not – but Adam’s actions seemed fairly sound to me.
Charlie had brought adorable granddaughter Megan in to work, because the crèche was closed due to a bug. Of course, Charlie was busy, because he’s always busy, so he handed the care of Megan to Noel. Noel is always busy, mainly pretending to be busy, so he tried to palm the infant on to Dr Zoe Hanna. “Do you know me?” she asked him, rating herself at the bottom of the Holby maternal instinct ladder (has she met Jac Naylor?). One rung up is the lovely Dr Ruth Winters, but since she’s on water jug-filling and pen-pushing duties for the time being, she volunteered to take care of Megan.
Dr Dylan overheard her singing to the baby to stop her crying. “I could sedate it,” he offered. “If you were singing to me, sedation’s the very least I would expect.” For the first time, I actually liked Dr Dylan in this episode. He and Ruth made an unlikely but amusing pair. He’s probably the one person in the hospital with fewer social skills than Ruth, and she’s probably the only person who doesn’t make any demands on him to be friendly, warm or indeed human. Dylan’s best – and only – friend is his dog, Dervla, and she’s much more sociable. At the end of the episode she’d invited a homeless girl to come and stay at Keogh Towers. I just hope Dylan isn’t going to get all friendly and caring just when I was starting to like him.
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