(Series 18, ep. 40) At the beginning of the episode Mo was telling a non-speaking and barely glimpsed medical person that she wanted to have a termination. For the rest of the episode she struggled with her decision, via the medium of dealing with a stroppy daughter-of-patient who’d previously been a patient of hers and Mr T’s. It should perhaps be a lesson to me to pay more attention to the patients, but I can honestly say I didn’t really remember this one. It probably didn’t matter anyway, because the point was that she reminded us (and Mo) what a lovely man Mr T is, so Mo rang him and left a voice message. In return she received a text telling her not to contact him again. Ouch! That’s so not-standard Mr T behaviour – Mo has hurt him good and proper.
With one tall, calm and lovely Holby man far away in Sweden, Mo sought the advice of a tall, calm and lovely Swedish man close at hand in Holby. Hanssen always steps up to the mark when needed, and he always has a nice clean hanky about his person if you need to have a cry. By the end of the episode Mo had decided to cancel her termination and Hanssen was supplying her with ginger beer for her morning sickness. I’d have him pencilled in as godfather, too – he’d be fabulous.
On Keller, Ric was concerned about Isaac. He’s the cockier type of junior doctor, the sort who is annoying yet (usually) ultimately rewarding to mentor, but Ric has seen enough of those in his time. What he was more concerned about was whether Isaac could be trusted not to hurt Dominic. Ric was annoyed when he caught them kissing (more than once), but only because he’s aware that Dominic is very vulnerable at the moment (remember how central Ric was to the Lee storyline, and then there’s obviously the loss of Digby). He sees a “superficial attitude” and a lack of respect in Isaac that he doesn’t much care for.
AAU was busy with a shortage of staff, a scaffolding collapse in the high street, and one of the Fletchlings wandering about. I do love it that Serena calls them Fletchlings, too.
It was Mikey, the one who is a mini-me of Fletch and who looks like he’s about to launch into a song from Oliver! at any given moment. I love the Fletch/Mikey double act almost as much as I love the Fletch/Evie double act. Mikey also had a lot of scenes with AAU patient o’ the week Ivor (Ryan Sampson), a junkie with a nasty abscess (even nastier after Mikey had whacked him with his school bag).
As we saw Ivor leave the hospital, I had a sneaky feeling that he’d be back . It looks like we won’t have long to wait for that to happen, and the abscess will be the least of our worries. Also next week – new doctor Jasmine Burrows. You may have heard the name Burrows on Holby before.