Holby City: Compartment syndrome

(Series 13, Ep.48) In last night’s Holby City, Dull Dan was desperately dealing with compartment syndrome. This is a medical condition that, if left untreated, can be very nasty indeed. Dan was so busy flirting with Gay Nurse Stephen (the splendidly-named Lex Shrapnel) that he only managed to operate on part of a patient’s arm, which required Henrik Hanssen to tear himself away from his sushi to sort out the ensuing emergency (there was more to it than that, but that’s the general gist).  Hanssen looked so blissed-out eating that sushi, as well. “I always thought you were reliable,” he admonished Dan. “Boring, but reliable.”

Compartment syndrome is also a nice description of Dull Dan’s life at the moment. He has his square-jawed, sporty heterosexual compartment. And he also has his square-jawed, sporty homosexual compartment (or closet). He tries to keep the gay side of things under control by using poor, beleaguered Chrissie as a voodoo talisman. When he snogged Malick, he had to run off and drag Chrissie into a cupboard to reassert his straight credentials (that may or may not be a euphemism). When Gay Nurse Stephen got a little too close, Dan responded by jogging off and booking a honeymoon hideaway for himself and Chrissie. Yes, that’s right. Honeymoon. It can’t end well. Compartment syndrome doesn’t just go away on its own.

While Hanssen was bailing out Dan, the most breathtakingly magnificent moment of the evening was the appearance of Jac, gliding along the corridor in a drop dead gorgeous evening dress. She’d been called back to sort out someone who was in a bit of a mess thanks to some rubbish work with a pacing wire by Young Dr Oliver Valentine, who was helping Irish Dr Greg cover for Sahira, who was asleep. “You called me out in the middle of the night because Nigella needs a nap?” Jac said to Greg. Never mind all that, what I wanted to know was where had Jac been and who with? Oh, Joseph Byrne, I just hope Penrith was worth it.

And Eddi got emotionally attached to Josh the paraplegic former snowboarder.

Next time: More exploding implants – could the Bhatti Boobs be a bogus batch?

Posted by PLA          (more Holby City here)

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8 responses to “Holby City: Compartment syndrome

  1. inkface

    My problem with this episode is that Nurse Shrapnel has many obvious attractions, but I can’t quite see what he sees in checked-shirt wearing Desperate ‘yee-haw’ Dan. Unless orthopods have, er, certain ‘skills’ no-one has told me about yet.

    • pauseliveaction

      The same applies to Chrissie and Malick – what do they see in The Dullster? We’re supposed to believe that he’s a hunk. We must embrace the concept of Suspension of Disbelief, as we do so often with Holby.

  2. HolbyNut

    It’s all set for The Dullster to break Chrissie’s heart and then she will finally get together with someone who we all love like a Labrador puppy, Super-Sasha

  3. .::Big.Bang::.

    Eh, alright episode. Kill Dull-ass Dan and get rid of Chrissie. Whenever they’re onscreen, the dullness quotient goes through the roof.

  4. tabithakitten

    Please no. There has to be a way to make Sacha happy without getting him back on the bicycle…

  5. Martin

    Should’ve gone for the nurse. That moment when he lifted his shirt to show his scar took my breath away.

  6. Waterloo Vamps

    I am absolutely loving the Greg-Sahira moments. But she just HAD to get angry with him, seriously, this is the time she chooses to toughen up! Yeah, I thought they were going to tell us where Jac had been. Oh well, we’ll probably find out next week.

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