(Series 18, ep. 37) The Digby Stent. It sounds like a particularly subdued type of dance for someone who prefers their dancing to contain as little movement as possible. Actually it’s a game-changer of a fictional device, and the credit for it must go to Jac Naylor and her crack team on Darwin.
Or must it? At the press conference to launch it, Jac was informed that apparently those dastardly Germans had already launched something very much like it. Instantly, Jac was on the warpath, and it led her to be even more horrible to her team than usual, and to forge ahead putting the aforementioned stent into an adorable opera singer (Ronny Jhutti), risking the wrath of the patent holders in Berlin and, more importantly, Hanssen. I very much enjoy Jac/Hanssen showdowns, because she isn’t scared of him and he always seems to want to save her from herself.
It took the whole episode before the quivering finger of suspicion finally settled on Selfie. He told Zosia it wasn’t him, though frankly I’d trust him as far as I could drop-kick him, and with my knees that’s not far.
Meanwhile, Dominic went back to work after a bit of leave and discovered that the new registrar on Keller was none other than Syed from EastEnders, only he’s had a haircut, is now Dr Isaac Mayfield, and was the person Dominic had woken up next to that very morning. Oops. That’s got to make for an awkward day at the office. Isaac seems to be in the cocky/confident category of new doctors and didn’t waste any time getting stuck into a radical approach to a knackered spleen. It didn’t go quite according to plan, but that didn’t dismay him. And he and Dominic went home together at the end of the shift.
Dominic is worrying his friends by apparently holding on to his grief about Arthur and not letting it out. Even a trip to the Linden Cullen Memorial Shrubbery, which worked a treat for Serena getting in touch with her grief last week, didn’t do it for him. Zosia shed a little tear and said she missed Arthur, though. Essie thinks Dominic needs a bereavement counsellor, but he’s not keen.
He could use the services of Psych Naomi, but she’s too busy pootling around on AAU being lusted after by both Fletch and Raf. She seems more drawn to Raf – he’s got more money, doesn’t have kids and he’s more organised re marking birthdays etc. However – it was Cara’s last shift, and when she said goodbye to Raf it was sad, because after their kiss and her move to Darwin, their storyline just fizzled out. It was a very low-key exit for Cara – though she did get a lovely scene where she stood up to Jac about the way she was treating her team, and a sad hug from Morven, who was being stored in a locker room for that specific purpose.