(Series 14, Ep.10) Oh, the irony. Chrissie took delivery of the cake topper for her wedding cake, and when unpacked it turned out to be a groom & groom gay version. How splendid that these things exist, but not splendid for Chrissie, already a bit troubled by the idea of Dan and Malick’s locker-room-lip-locking. Not the best mood in which to sit down to write a wedding speech – apparently Mark “Jesus” Williams can’t make the wedding (Christmas is such a busy time for “Jesus”), so Dan thought Chrissie should make a speech in his place.
Help was at hand, however, in the form of the ever-dependable and utterly wonderful Sacha, who used to be a bit of a wordsmith at school. And what did he come up with? “When you walk into a room the rest of the world stops and all I can see is you.” He was talking about her! Oh, Chrissie, love (as “Jesus” would say, shaking his head sorrowfully), what are you doing even contemplating marrying a man who has no idea who he is or what he wants, when you’ve got possibly the loveliest man in the world crazy about you?
It wasn’t Sacha, a cake topper, or even “Jesus,” but actress Maureen Lipman who really set Chrissie thinking. Maureen played a photographer whose brain tumour surgery was probably going to leave her blind. She was such a positive, feisty type, and a lot of it was due to her rock-solid relationship with her husband. With this template of marital perfection in front of her, Chrissie finally saw the light and told Dan she can’t marry him. We’ll permit ourselves a small “Yay!” at this point.
Meanwhile, Malick was breaking all sorts of rules to get the kidney that his ex, Paul, desperately needed. He was even thinking about donating one of his own kidneys. Then Paul’s brother died, so Paul could get one of his kidneys after all. So the brother died, Paul survived, Malick admitted Paul was “the one,” and Ric Griffin and Michael Spence got all huffy and cross about ethical issues. And it was Michael’s last day, as well. He packed his belongings into one of those regulation-sized boxes that are issued for taking personal effects from an office and left the building. Only we shouldn’t mourn his passing too soon, as a glimpse at next week’s cast listing reveals he’s still around (another “Yay!”).
I wonder if new F1 Kip Maxwell will still be around next week, or whether he was just parachuted in to make Jac realise she wasn’t over baby Freya? Dr Kip Maxwell’s issue was that he was a father of twins. Jac refused to make allowances for him needing to answer the phone when his wife called, which almost ended in upset when the wife ended up giving birth prematurely to another set of twins and he almost didn’t know about it, because Jac had made him throw his phone into a laundry basket. All a bit silly, really, and one of those weeks when casual viewers who don’t know and love Jac like we know and love her would be saying, “That woman is such a cow!”
Next time: Elliott goes to the Ukraine. Who do we know who’s Ukrainian (third “Yay!)? And will Chrissie finally realise that Sacha is the man for her?
Posted by PLA (more Holby City here)