(Series 13, Ep.46) I’ve seen this episode twice now. I’ve only actually heard it once, though, which is why I couldn’t blog about it till now. When I watched it last week I was surrounded by a massed gathering of Clan PLA, who chattered throughout (I know! How very dare they?). So I got that Irish Dr Greg was being flirty/defensive, Sahira slapped him, FLNT’s mother fed her daughter some tablets that made her puke, and Lulu sutured a lot of grapes, and that’s about it.
When you can’t hear what’s going on, you miss those all-important details like Eddi telling Lulu that Michael Spence’s nickname among some of the nurses is “Panda,” because “he eats, shoots and leaves” (snork). This is important, given that Lulu and Michael spent the previous night taking the concept of “mentoring” to a whole new level. Upon arriving at the hospital together, Michael warned Lulu that the first rule of office relationships is discretion. Lulu doesn’t really do discreet.
Does Lulu really like Michael, or is he just a passport to a nice piece of bowel surgery? Who knows, but she’s a manipulative sort who isn’t above putting her patients at risk just to get his attention. When the machines started going bleep, she made sure Michael was needed by pressing the mute button for a minute or two, just so things got nice and critical. But will this come back to bite her? We did get a close up of a flashing REC logo. Was the machine logging her unethical behaviour? Let’s hope so, and hope it leads to her being booted out, because she’s rather tedious. And anyone who is horrible to Goth Dr Frieda has to be taken out.
Meanwhile, Irish Dr Greg tried to pretend he wasn’t affected by his recently-revealed childhood traumas, but Sahira Shah knew better, and pursued him with a furrowed brow and a worried expression. He paid a mandatory visit to Occupational Health (not the staff counsellor that people on Casualty get sent to), who was less effective than he could have been by virtue of being a non-speaking extra.
And Chantelle tried to get Funny Little Nurse Tait and Mrs Tait to be Good Mates by organising a picnic in the Linden Cullen Memorial Shrubbery. You can’t expect a sandwich and a custard slice to heal that kind of rift, though, and later on Chantelle discovered FLNT doubled up and chucking up. Mrs Tait had tried to poison her with her medication. She’s not daft, that Mrs Tait.
Next time: Lulu goes too far (again) in her efforts to impress Michael.
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