(Series 30, ep.10) Four things were going on in this episode:
– Dr Lily Chao’s mentoring of Dr Perky Pinky-Hair was rude, abrupt, spiteful, useless and borderline bullying (and I like Dr Lily Chao). Again.
– Dr Ethan Hardy and especially Dr Cal Knight were adorable with baby Matilda. Again.
– Nurse Jacob Masters was lumbering around the place getting all snarly and threatening with people (who admittedly deserved it). Again.
– And there was some business about a big fish.
The continuing storylines have inched further forward in the sense that Jacob is apparently about to exact some kind of vengeance on the man who shot him – who is a police officer, lest we forget. I have to say, I really don’t care.
And the presence of a Mysterious Vehicle at the end, just as Cal was having a bonding moment with baby Matilda, strongly hinted that Taylor or one of her representatives might be about to rain on Cal’s fatherly parade. I do care about this, because I like Cal as a character, and fatherhood has suited him (and it’s really suited Uncle Ethan), but frankly it would be more of a surprise if he got to keep the baby and raised her safely and happily. That’s the sort of thing that just never happens in a soap.