(Series 14, Ep.40) A word here about the title to this week’s blog post. If it applies to me, it’s a fib. My personal life has affected my work this week to the extent that it’s Sunday already and I’m just getting around to blogging about Tuesday’s episode. Profoundest apologies.
In the world of Holby, the phrase “My personal life has never affected my work” was uttered by Serena and we knew that was a fib, too, because she’d just mentioned that she was being sued by the parents of her daughter’s friend (the ectopic pregnancy one from a few weeks ago) and she was being all ultra-efficient and barking, “Have him/her prepped for theatre,” every five minutes, much to Ric’s professional dismay. Serena has a tendency to think of patients as statistics to be crossed off her list, whereas Our Ric likes to stare at them soulfully for at least a few minutes before operating. He decided to take his concerns about Serena’s working methods to Hanssen. Oh, Ric, no-one likes a snitch.
Oli’s personal life was also affecting his work, because he absolutely *hearts* Dr Tara Lo, but isn’t admitting it to her – or himself – yet. This has made him go all grumpy and bossy around her. Heaven only knows how he’ll react when he finds out about her brain tumour, but I’m betting it’ll involve close-up shots of his lovely eyes brimming with tears, like something in a Japanese cartoon.
Being grumpy and bossy is Best Nurse Eddi McKee’s default setting, but there was still no sign of Luc or his camper van this week, so she was even grumpier than usual. She did soften a bit when she had to deal with a patient (played by legend Ron Moody) who was even grumpier than she was. She’s quite sweet when she wants to be. I’m still optimistic that Luc will be back. Even though his face has gone AWOL from the opening title sequence, they mention him all the time to make sure we don’t forget him. As if.
Next time: Mo goes into labour! Jac’s there to hold her hand! In other words, a doubly terrifying episode for Mo.
Posted by PLA (more Holby here)