(Series 28, ep.12) What a fantastic episode. It ended with an engagement – hurrah! – but, more importantly to me, it featured a great deal of Jeff. In scrubs. My word, scrubs really bring out the colour of his eyes.
Following last week when Rita had to spend a day riding with the ambulance crew, this time it was the ambulance crew of Dixie and Jeff who had to spend the shift in the ED shadowing the nurses. Hence the scrubs.
Jeff was paired with Fletch, who was a bit annoyed at Jeff’s maverick style and tendency to want to throw out people who look like they’re about to batter a patient. Jeff has instincts which have been finely honed by his work out and about picking up the lost and wounded of Holby and ferrying them back to the hospital. He knows a wrong ’un when he sees one.
His patients were a father and son team of plumbers who’d come across a lot of cash in an attic. The cash belonged to a Very Nasty Man Indeed, and he didn’t waste time trying to get it back by any means necessary. This all resulted in Jeff having to commandeer Norman and an ambulance and go and rescue the younger plumber and his brother from a fate which, it had been promised, would be beyond the scope of doctors and nurses to fix. Stirring stuff.
Meanwhile, Robyn found out that Tom was planning to propose to Sam. As steeped as she is in patient confidentiality, Robyn can keep a secret for a colleague for, ooh, about twenty seconds. When Tom realised everyone knew he got all sulky and stroppy – not attractive, and frankly Jeff was looking like a far better bet at that moment, but Sam was quite keen on the idea of being Mrs Kent (it does have a certain ring to it – like Miss World only more local). So she seized the initiative and did the proposing herself. How very modern. Everyone was thrilled, apart from Iain, who’d done his best to annoy Tom earlier and obviously still has feelings for Sam.
And Big Mac went for a job interview to be an emergency care person. I don’t really care whether he gets the job or not, but I would very much like to put in a request to the HR department of Holby to please let Jeff be on the wards, in scrubs, on a regular basis. Yes, he can go off and do his ambulance thing whenever he feels like having an adventure, but the rest of the time I want him indoors, with a stethoscope around his neck. It’s not too much to ask.
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