(Series 13, Ep.49) Deep, deep joy and jubilation. The little Plastics empire of Bhatti and Spence is coming apart, implant by leaking implant. Mrs Bhatti’s Cut-Price Boobs do, indeed, appear to have been a bogus batch. Almost everyone who’s had one seems to be turning up with complications and leakages. Not nice for the patients, obviously, but great news for those of us who want Darwin purged of all this Plastickery and reinstated as the domain of Holby’s crack team of CT surgeons. And Sahira.
While Michael Spence can be an oily, smarmy little creep, he’s our oily, smarmy little creep and we quite like him. Not everyone can pull off that 70’s look and get away with it. And beneath the tight trousers and oiliness, he’s actually a decent person with a sound moral core. The same cannot be said for his mate Plastic Bhatti, who would sell his own granny if there was a profit to be made. While Michael spent this episode getting increasingly concerned that his previous surgical work was causing more harm than good, Bhatti spent it covering his tracks, off-setting the blame and being generally evasive.
Meanwhile, in the calmer waters of AAU, Senior Staff Nurse Eddi McKee was becoming too attached to her ex-snowboarder paraplegic patient Josh. Not in the Dr Penny Valentine/Scott James sense of “close,” mind. At least, I don’t think so. She did warn his girlfriend off, but she also warned his mother off as well. It was like he was her pet project, and it was all very un-Eddi-like. She’s always the one wagging a finger at others and telling them exactly what she expects from them in terms of professionalism. Maybe that was the point – it was this week’s Lesson to be Learned. Anyway, the wonderful Sacha had a word with her (“Eddi, you scared his girlfriend away. How is that good patient care?” he reasoned), and she promised to maintain a nursely distance from now on.
Chantelle turned her smile up to 11 in an attempt to get Funny Little Nurse Tait to take some time off and lighten up. It would’ve worked as well, if it hadn’t have been for FLNT’s mother being brought into the ward with kidney failure. Chantelle had a go at not mentioning this to FLNT, with the result that FLNT got all cross with her. The FLNT frown, which Chantelle had tried so hard to turn upside down, was back with a vengeance.
Next time: FLNT makes a life changing decision (please say she’s decided to go and work at The Mythical St James’s!); Josh collapses and Eddi blames herself; and Bhatti tries to blame everything on Michael.
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