(Series 15, ep.10) How did Imelda Cousins get the CEO job? What,exactly, is her job description? Because all that she actually does is to pop up in each of our key wards on a rotating basis, taking a dislike to the alpha males of the department (Ric, Michael) apparently solely on the grounds that they’re alpha males, issuing random edicts and annoying people. She seems to be constantly pursuing an agenda based on people being horrible to her when she was a nurse. And she has a worrying tendency to appear in operating theatres to distract the surgeons at times when you’d think concentration would be essential.
This week she at least left Keller pretty much alone (Ric’s already suspended, so there’s not so much to interest her there), concentrating her meddling efforts on Darwin and AAU. In the department which is the spiritual home of the vomit-covered shoe, Ramona was doing some fine work helping Michael Spence with an emergency escharotomy, but she perhaps over-reached herself when the same patient needed intubating. Her cry of “We need some help here!” for once failed to summon any consultants at all, and she decided to have a go herself. Michael managed to defend her that time, but he wasn’t able to defend her after she caused a patient to fall out of bed trying to escape the full onslaught of her compassion. Poor Ramona – she’s read and fully absorbed the Holby Handbook which states that staff should go out of their way to try and sort out the social problems of all patients and their relatives, and she was only trying to help, but I couldn’t help sympathising with the patient’s need to get away from so much caring concern.
Hanssen. Looking tall and magnificent against a luscious wintery Stockholm backdrop, like a fine Swedish stag. Or something. But will he come back and save Holby from a fate worse than Leslie Ash?
Meanwhile, Imelda was making her presence felt on Darwin by trying to cancel the Herzig trial. Oli was struggling to come to terms with Tara’s brain tumour and eventually agreed to follow her lead and just “accept it.” On Keller, Chantelle was hoping Ianto Jones from Torchwood would take her to the Christmas party, but while she was busy trying to suture a chef with a needle phobia, that sneaky Mary-Claire was trying to wow him with her Irish charms. Ianto was having none of that and informed Chantelle that she’s officially his girlfriend. Awwww.
Next time: Ric has a job offer; Chrissie attempts to grin and bear a Levy family Christmas; and Fred Elliott from Corrie turns up.
Posted by PLA More Holby City here