(Series 14, Ep.35, 36) Bit of a fail on the blogging front last week, which was a shame because it was a cracking episode. There was an equal dose of romance and coughing. Dan and Simon were making eyes at each other and so were Oli and Tara (and what beautiful eyes they both have) and Luc and Eddi. The episode ended with Luc and Eddi kissing in his caravan. So far so squeee, but there was that coughing to worry about. It turned out it was Legionnaire’s Disease, and it was coming from Somewhere in the Hospital.
This week, the situation turned out to be so drastic that they even had to get some cast members from Casualty involved. Big Mac and Dr Dylan Keogh were drafted in for no particular reason apart from they probably fancied a trip to Borehamwood to see The Hollywood of Hertfordshire at first hand, because they didn’t actually do very much. I was hoping to see Dr Tom Kent, particularly when a little paediatric case turned up in AAU, but sadly it didn’t happen. The little paediatric case was called Noah, and his presence caused all sorts of problems for Dr Luc Hemingway. This was because young Noah not only had Legionnaire’s, but he also had emotional problems. Our Luc doesn’t really do emotional, not even when he’s woken up to find the Best Nurse in the Hospital adorning the bunk bed of his camper van. It really exasperated Eddi, to the point where she declared she would just have to apply for a transfer. Again. At which point Luc asked her to remind him what comes between sleeping together and IKEA. Apparently the answer is “a date,” according to Eddi. It’s lovely to know that good old-fashioned romance isn’t dead, isn’t it? Oh, and Luc even had time to sort out where the Legionnaire’s disease was coming from and sort out little Noah’s various issues along the way, thus proving that he’s not only a top doctor, but he’s also emotionally worthy of the love of The Best Nurse In The Hospital.
Luc wasn’t the only one who woke up with an attractive nurse in his bed. Dull Dan and Smouldering Simon had apparently also taken their relationship to the next level (it’s only a short step after this to IKEA and some of their famous meatballs). It was rather lovely to see Dull Dan out of the closet. He actually looked happy for the first time in forever – certainly a lot happier than when he was pretending to be smitten by Chrissie – and he didn’t even seem all that Dull anymore.
It was a shame it couldn’t last. All it took was for Daddy Hamilton to rock up with a neurological complaint and an annoying line in “nudge, wink” comments vis a vis Dan and various (female) nurses, and Dan’s new-found gay pride was disintegrating before our eyes. I actually felt sorry for Dan, but possibly even more sorry for Simon, who got the brush off despite being adorable.
While all this was going on, Elliott was mentoring comedian Andi Osho. And there was no sign of Oli or Tara at all.
Next time: Dan is still hovering on the threshold of that closet; Luc is hovering on the threshold of making a commitment; and Chantelle is hovering about trying to impress Hanssen. And I will be doing my best to try to write a blog within a sensible time.
Posted by PLA (more Holby here)