Connie spent the episode in a police station, being grilled by a detective who fancied himself as the next Cracker. Meanwhile his colleague roamed the corridors of Holby City Hospital getting Connie’s colleagues to verbally trip themselves up and land her further in trouble (even Ric Griffin was mentioned, though not seen).
It was all the more dramatic because as viewers we weren’t quite sure ourselves whether Connie had killed Alfred. A lot of evidence pointed to her being guilty – her conversations with Alfred, the fact that he’d left her £30,000 in his will and – most damning of all – the drugs she stole, which later turned up in his bloodstream.
Luckily Connie had a trump card – she’d only given him a therapeutic dose of the pills and the rest were in her desk drawer at work. This hardly seems sensible behaviour, and it would be more likely that she’d have kept them at home or destroyed them, but then they’d have been out of the reach of Rita. Because Rita – who’d reported Connie to the police, was convinced of her guilt and also has several axes to grind – removed the pills before the police could get to them. Connie has now been charged with Alfred’s murder, while Rita is looking haunted and furtive with a pocket full of evidence.
Elsewhere, Cal wasn’t dealing at all well with the aftermath of Taylor, so Ethan has taken him under his wing and back in his flat. And Robyn was angry with Lofty for being a coward about telling her he isn’t interested in her in a romantic way. Frankly Robyn could do better anyway.
Next time: Connie on trial.