(Series 14, ep.48) There was a moment in an episode a couple of weeks ago, which was repeated in the recap at the start of this episode, when Eddi was feeling a bit deflated and Wolfie said he had “something that would make her feel better.”
“Aha!” I remember thinking at the time. “He’s on drugs! That’s why he keeps going for extended fag breaks.” Only then he and Eddi went off for some store room shenanigans, and I thought I’d got it wrong. But I hadn’t, had I? This week saw him scrabbling round among used needles and bloody swabs (ugh) for some precious Camoxidan tablets that had almost got thrown away. He ended up high as a kite with a scalpel in his hand, trying to perform surgery while Eddi tried to convince him to step away from the table because he was clearly not quite right, and a surgical team of non-speaking extras looked concerned and/or amused. That Camoxidan looks like good stuff, but don’t try getting it either from Boots or from that dodgy bloke at the pub, because it’s completely fictional. But did nobody notice how bizarre Wolfie’s behaviour was getting? He did everything apart from swish his cape, twirl his moustache and cackle manically to signal he was Turning To The Dark Side.
The problem is that Wolfie has dragged Eddi into colluding and covering on his behalf. Sacha had his suspicions, and he was worried for the moral and professional well-being of the former Best Nurse In The Hospital. He took the drastic step of ringing Luc and telling him to get back to Holby ASAP. Hurrah! Expect industrial quantities of face-pulling next week when the Best Nurse finds herself torn between two lovers.
Talking of lovers, Oli and Tara seem to have become a couple in a nice, quiet, low-key way while we weren’t looking. They had a date, anyway, and Tara actually stood up to Jac (“I want a diagnosis and a latte, please”) and put Oli first. It was quite a lovely moment.
Junior doctors, eh? They just don’t know their place any more, as Malick found out when he had a new bunch of Malickites to mentor. Ric attempted to show him how it was done, but he didn’t fare all that better. Chrissie – who actually smiled quite a lot this week – gave Malick some feedback about the feedback the students were giving about him. “They said you were sweet,” she said, “But that could be a young person’s word for terrible.” Fair point, Chrissie. She had valuable advice about how to show them who was boss, though: “Unleash hell!”
Next time: Will Luc rescue Eddi from the evil clutches of Wolfie, and will he find a space in the car park for his camper van? And it’s Chrissie’s birthday. She doesn’t want a big fuss, apparently.
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