(Series 17, ep.16) In adjacent Keller beds, for convenience, we had Sacha’s daughter Rachel still recovering from an infected tattoo, and a woman who during the course of the episode became a convicted murderer (the court case was proceeding without her). They usually flank criminal types with prison staff or police, but this woman had some vague connection with Selfie, so there was no need.
Last week we learned that Rachel is pregnant, and the father was assumed to be her best friend, the rather lovely Lloyd. Unfortunately for Sacha and especially Rachel, it turns out that the father is her teacher, Kreepy Kerrigan. Was I the only one who felt a bit queasy when he told Rachel he loved her?
Sacha (new motto: “Bigger; stronger; wiser; kind.” It’s some parenting thing) employed a great deal of compassion when dealing with the convicted criminal, Leila. He thought her murderous behaviour might have a medical basis and wanted her to appeal. He – understandably – was far less tolerant about the actions of his daughter’s teacher and was ready to smash his face in and/or call the police. Rachel showed how absolutely mature she is by stamping her foot, going sulky and saying more or less that she would scweam and scweam until she was sick. Kreepy Kerrigan showed his maturity by legging it at the first opportunity.
Poor Sacha. I only hope that Essie has got her flight from Munich booked, because he needs all the help he can get at the moment.
On Darwin, Mo had a charming patient called Raheem who was eagerly awaiting becoming a British citizen. Meanwhile, Mo was trying to pluck up the courage to tell Adele that she was her cousin rather than her sister. Adele took the news fairly well, and the two Effangas decided that not being officially sisters wouldn’t stop them being sisters. Adele threw a little party for Raheem’s citizenship, and was the only person in the known universe who knew an obscure verse of ‘God Save the Queen,’ which contains a line about everyone being one family. We can therefore add to the long list of ‘Adele’s Skills’ being able to brains-speak via the medium of song.
Meanwhile, in Shoe-Sick-Central, Mary-Claire has only gone and fallen for the dashing Dr Tressler-Posh. Well, he is dashing. And posh. They’re still pretending that they’re just “friends with benefits,” though (and that might be how he thinks of her). They thought their patient was posh, but she was a cleaner. They also thought she had rabies from a bat bite, but actually she had hot tub lung (who knew?). These mistakes are bound to happen when your mind is confuzzled with romance.