(Series 17, ep. 34) Adele had a dizzy turn, which for an otherwise healthy female on Holby generally leads to a visit to the glorious Mr T (MR T!!!). Was Adele pregnant with a little Law? The home pregnancy test said yes, but the scan said no. What she had was actually a cyst that may or may not be malignant. Mr T has whipped it out and sent it to the lab, but we’ll have to wait for the results.
What was Jesse doing while all this was going on? He was being offered a job on Selfie’s neuro team and some kind of temporary gig in America (though in LA rather than Chicago, because Chicago now has its full official quota of ex-Holby people). Jesse had about five minutes to ponder this before Hanssen loomed up to tell him that Selfie’s offer was career suicide. “Putting one’s self first isn’t always the best way forward,” he said. Was the pun intentional? Obviously it was, because I can’t imagine anything about Hanssen being unintentional.
When Jesse finally rocked up at Adele’s bedside (he also had Sensitive Patient Issues to deal with, it wasn’t all about himself and Self), he’d bought her a wetsuit. This wasn’t a random gift – they were just about to go surfing before she had her dizzy spell. There was some weird brains-speak which compared wetsuits to – what? The human body? Love? Both? “If we treat it with care, it’ll last,” anyway.
On AAU there was a guest appearance from Jean Slater off of EastEnders (Gillian Wright) playing a former teacher of Fletch’s daughter, Evie. Evie was also around, because it was her birthday and Fletch had promised to take her for lunch, which Raf paid for because he’s not smug, he’s bloody lovely. Father and daughter ended up on the roof (in a good way – it wasn’t a suicide pact), where Evie reassured her dad that they’d be okay and Fletch gave her her late mum’s engagement ring, which he’d been thinking of pawning earlier because they’re strapped for cash. I say this every time, but I do like Fletch and Evie – I can totally believe in them as father and daughter and they’re very sweet together.
To Keller now, where Serena seems to be currently based. This is good because she gets scenes with Dominic, but bad because Essie seems to be unnaturally interested in Serena’s love life. This is non-existent anyway, because the relationship between Serena and Angus of the Board has fizzled out, due to his reluctance to address her Womanly Needs. While Serena’s idea of a cosy weekend away involved breakfast in bed, Angus was thinking golf.
Drives and juices were uppermost in everyone’s mind thanks to a patient who was a professional stripper and seemed to need to take his clothes off every time he heard ‘Le Freak’ by Chic. This was inconvenient for him as it was the ringtone on his phone and he got quite a few calls, though it certainly enlivened the shift for Serena, Essie and Dominic.