(Series 29, ep.40) Jacob Masters. He’s got one of those names – like Guy Self – that describes his character. Masterful. Dominant. He strode through Holby A&E in a vest, all muscular and arrogant, issuing orders left, right and centre even though his only obvious qualification was that he’d walked in with an unconscious woman over his shoulder. Before long he had Connie Beauchamp simpering at him like a love-struck girlie and offering him a job as a nurse.
As luck would have it, he is a nurse, so at least he’s qualified other than being all buff and that. But whose side will he be on? Connie thinks he’s going to be on Team Connie, but he told Rita that “nurses stick together” and he’ll be so much more effective as the “eyes in the back of Rita’s head” because Connie thinks he’s on her side.
Frankly I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him, which isn’t very far because he’s a man mountain. He seems far too manipulative for one thing – by the end of the episode he already seemed to know a little something about everybody – and he’s a maverick with a capital M. Those types are always trouble.
In other news, Cal is struggling with his revision for the consultants’ exam, but Tess is helping him. Max’s mother is coming to stay and Zoe is not best pleased (but I’m looking forward to that encounter). Dr Lily Chao perked up when Ethan brushed past her, so I’m guessing he’s still top of her eligibility list. And Dylan is still superstitious about the number four.