There was a patient storyline running across the last two episodes about a pair of homeless boys (one of them was more homeless than the other) who ended up getting into various incidents that resulted in hospital visits, as people tend to do on Casualty. A nasty man who apparently wanted sexual favours in return for “helping” them got involved. This was done in quite a subtle way, with the nastiness more threatened and implied than actual, but there was no doubt what was going on and the nasty man deserved to end up in hospital himself, which he duly did.
Staff-wise, Dr Lily Chao once again stomped around looking angry at the world (I like the way she seems to have an invisible laser beam originating between her eyebrows which she uses to lock on to her target, whether the target is a colleague, a patient or just a coffee machine that’s looked at her the wrong way) and once again other staff members attempted to teach her some lessons about bedside manners.
Dr Zoe Hanna told Fletch that she knew about his affair with Tess. Fletch’s marriage is apparently falling apart anyway, but presumably that was the case ages ago or he wouldn’t have had a fling with Tess.
The shock news was that Army Dr Major Sam kissed former army colleague Iain – and am I correct in thinking they were sitting at exactly the same table in the same pub where she proposed to Tom? The hussy. Though Tom might do himself a favour by trying to act a bit more fun, instead of loping around like a sullen lump for most of the time. Where is the dashing paediatric trauma medic who arrived (queasily) in a helicopter? He was rather thrilling. Currently Tom has all the charisma of a bottle of hand sanitiser and he’s going to have to sort himself out if he really wants to marry Sam.
Generally it all feels a bit stagnant at the moment and I’m looking forward to the arrival of Connie Beauchamp to stir things up a bit and give it a bit of flair. And give me something meaty to blog about every week.
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