(Series 14, Ep.12) After last week’s festive and romantic journeys to the Ukraine and Stansted, we were back in Holby this week, and the place was seething with sexual tension.
Young Dr Oliver Valentine realised, as Jac had told him he would, that relocating dislocated shoulders and listening to Dan blathering on all day did not make him happy. When he had a bone patient with a cardiac complication, he was only too keen to get back to Darwin and make Bambi eyes at Jac over an operating table. Oliver and Jac really do have the best eyes for gazing at each other above surgical masks, and they spark off each other beautifully. There’s obviously an attraction. She enjoys putting him in his place and being superior, but she loves it even more when he kicks against it and stands up to her. He rather loves it that she’s a bitch and she pushes him to be better. And at the end of the episode he told her he wanted to come back to Darwin permanently, so expect a good deal more of this sort of thing in coming weeks.
On AAU, The Best Nurse In The Hospital, Eddi McKee (can I start calling her BNITH, please? I feel an acronym gap in my life since FLNT went to NYC) had a hangover and squabbled with Dr Luc Hemingway about how best to treat an alcoholic patient. They have a love/hate relationship, those two do, but because they’re both fairly new I don’t feel like I understand what attracts them to each other as well as I understand Jac and Oliver. Anyway, she told him she can’t work with him any longer and AAU isn’t big enough for both of them, so she reckons she’s going to move to another ward. I hope it’s not Darwin. There’s already too much hysteria and passion up there courtesy of Sahira Shah the Registrah.
Ah, Sahira. Still capable of turning The Swedish Scalpel into a smorgasbord of unrequited longing, and also exerting a powerful attraction over Irish Dr Greg. This week, what with it being new year and everything, Irish Dr Greg decided he wanted to give up smoking. Luckily one of his patients was a professional hypnotist, so Greg paid him to hypnotise him to give up his nasty habit (smoking, not Sahira). That naughty Registrah asked the hypnotist to get Greg to be super-nice to a pain-in-the-backside patient who may or may not have been a mystery shopper, and Greg played along for his own amusement because – and, oh, we did laugh – the hypnotism didn’t work. If you asked me to explain the attraction between Greg and Sahira I would say that she likes him because he has a gorgeous nose and the old Irish charm, and he likes her because she’s female.
Next time: Greg’s in charge of the CTU while Sahira is away looking after her ill child – but when there’s a traffic accident, is Sahira involved?
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