(Series 14, Ep.25) Henrik Hanssen’s favourite game of People Chess continued this week, as he drove a further wedge into the Shah/Raza marriage by telling Sahira he was going to take her off CTU duties. She was horrified. She’s put passion into that CTU – oh lord, don’t we just know how much passion she’s put into it? We’ve suffered along with her as she’s filled entire chest cavities with her tears. And now she’s being told she’s in the passenger seat. Jac had a little gloat, Irish Dr Greg felt Sahira’s pain and Hanssen smiled enigmatically and waited for her to find out he’d done what he did because Rafi had a word with him last week. Hanssen just knew that this wouldn’t go down well with Sahira.
Meanwhile, Rafi was in Poirot mode (he is actually a bit of a David Suchet lookey-likey in a certain light) and was keeping an eye on Irish Dr Greg, following Hanssen’s tip-off last week. He just winds them up, and away they go… It all ended up with patients dying, Sahira getting all angsty in theatre (as per usual) and Irish Dr Greg being punched by Rafi. A satisfactory day’s work for the hyper-tall Swede, apart from the dead patients bit.
He was also successful in getting his choice of candidate appointed as Clinical Skills Lead. Actually, The Malick didn’t need a lot of help on this one, as he produced an absolute corker of an interview. Dull Dan tried to scupper his efforts by letting the lady from the university know about Malick’s previous form as far as punching consultants was concerned, but Malick turned it round with a bit of neat “what you see is what you get” interview technique and the post was his. Dull Dan showed a bit of contrition afterwards by going for a drink with Malick instead of with the university lady (who wanted to discuss his job prospects). If I’d have been Malick, I’d have wanted to smack him one, the spineless lump.
I also wanted to smack Alex Broadhurst (Mad Maya). Michael Spence was happily intent on carrying on last week’s flirtation, little realising that she was busy compiling reports about him “resembling a hyperactive child” for Hanssen. Then he did find out, and she suddenly seemed marginally less attractive than she had moments earlier. Michael also continued in his quest to replace Joseph Byrne in my affections by looking even foxier than he did last week and by being super marvellous with a patient. Alex greeted all of this magnificence with a bit of a sneer every time she passed by. Anyway, by the end of the episode Michael had won her over with his doctorly skills, if not with his charm. Even as she was inserting herself into a taxi (she was leaving Holby), poor Michael was still asking her out for a drink. He’s a trier, that man.
Next time: Will Sahira put her Holby career before her marriage? (Choose the marriage, Sahira!) Will Luc take his responsibilities as Liam’s mentor seriously? And will Sweet & Lo get through a whole episode without fainting?
Posted by PLA (more Holby here)