Holby City: Genius at work

dominic holby(Series 16, ep. 51) In an episode where I was equally interested in all three wards/stories (not something I can say every week), I’m going to start with Keller, and the glory that is Dr Dominic Copeland. I know not everyone agrees with me, but I love him to bits. He’s sweet, adorable, bitchy and quite possibly just as messed up as Dr Zosia March, though he manifests this by pouting a lot and having the odd Psycho-Dom moment rather than self-harming with alcohol and drugs and emoting in the Linden Cullen Memorial Shrubbery.

“I know what you need,” Sacha told him. “Sex… money… an entourage?” said Dominic (I do like his thinking), but Sacha’s thinking was that Dominic needs love. Sacha needs love, too, but Essie is away in Germany reconnecting with her roots (and with someone on Facebook called Heiko, which freaked me out a bit because that’s my husband’s name and he’s German and 42 as well. He’s not a lawyer and he doesn’t like The Hoff, though, so it’s not him. Phew).  

dominic kyle holbyLuckily for Dominic, the next patient through the door happened to be the brother of Kyle (formerly Pale Thin Nurse Nicky Van Barr), who “may be a vacuous northern nurse,” according to Dominic, but he’s a darn cute VNN. Dom decided to pounce for a kiss in the Linden Cullen Memorial Shrubbery (such a romantic setting), but his advances were temporarily repelled. Kyle is a sensible, persistent chap though, and later on he told Dominic he thought they should start afresh and get to know each other better.

In a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment, Dominic revealed that Psycho-Dom is still alive and well by mentioning that the One Who Broke His Heart (Malick) is dead, which as far as we know he isn’t. Dominic just can’t resist adding a bit of drama, can he?

raf harry holbyThere was a lot of drama taking place on AAU – or rather, in a boardroom somewhere, because it was the day of Dr Harry Posh’s hearing about his apparent mistake t’other week that almost killed a patient. I found myself totally rooting for Harry, not just because he looks bloody good in a suit (I know, I’m so shallow), but because he was completely innocent and had been set up by Dr Raf Not-So-Smug-Now. As well as this, Harry revealed at several points what a good doctor he is/could be. Amy told Selfie what was what, but it took Raf going to pieces in theatre (again with shades of Linden Cullen as his homophobic religious patient kept mentioning that God sees everything) before he confessed to Serena. Harry is now reinstated and Selfie has sent Raf home. Obviously he’ll be fired immediately, yes? Struck off and that? Um… no. Selfie is going to cover it all up for reasons best known to himself, one of them possibly being that the more people who owe you favours, the more powerful you are.

elliot adele holbyThe shock news on Darwin was that Prof Elliot Hope has taken up painting, and everyone agrees he’s not very good at it. Bless him, he’s lining up hobbies for his retirement, which now seems to be closer than he once thought it was on account of the Herzig being wrestled out of his hands. Jac was trying so hard to be friendly with him, but he’s not having it. Nor was he having much of Adele and her relentlessly chirpy attempts to reassure him that he’s the finest heart surgeon in the whole of the known universe. He did benefit from an absolutely lovely patient, Mr Lu (the one Serena and Adele cured from snoring via the medium of Katy Perry), who needed the kind of ninja-level surgery that Elliot specialises in. And Adele cleaned out a spare room that nobody had really noticed before for Elliot to use as an office. It even has a window. Oh, the luxury.

Next time: Zosia’s behaviour worries Dig and Dom again; Elliot has a new project and it’s not painting; and Mary-Claire is back!


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7 responses to “Holby City: Genius at work

  1. Oh good. I do like Mary-Claire

  2. Mary Drew

    Horray Sue, you have an HH in your life!

  3. MvOC

    Dominic is brilliant! Can’t help but worry for poor Kyle though… Maybe someone should check on Malick, make sure he is still alive and kicking and not 6 feet under in Dominic’s backyard!

    I’ll be honest, I don’t care if Harry was wronged I’d love to see him gone. His prettiness isn’t enough anymore to make up for being so 2D. Can’t we get Michael back permanently? He was pretty AND interesting (and *whispers* Hari can actually act!)

    Did anyone else get a fit of giggles when Selfish went all “intimidating” towards Raf? To borrow someone elses’ description of Self that I just read; he “is just all kinds of yuck in a really boringly cliched way.”

    • I’m looking forward to seeing Mary-Claire back next week. I like Harry when he has “normal” (ie not angsty love triangle) people to relate to. Since he arrived he’s had the no-mance with Dr Honey and then the Smug/Posh/Barf triangle – but away from that I quite like him. Not just because he looks good in a suit, either.

  4. mrssatan

    As soon as Dom said that Malick had died I wanted to get on the phone to Sweden and check in with the brooding HH (I still miss the looming)…

    Raf Smug really is channeling the Linden Cullen angst… has he been down to the basement because he could be possessed…

    Selfie… dear Selfie… he really is turning into the Sword of Damocles, hanging over everyone’s heads, storing away their “indiscretions” until such time as he can use them to his own end… I hate him more with every appearance!

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