(Series 18, ep. 50) Dr Isaac Mayfield has certainly changed his taste in men. His current beau is the wonderful Dr Dominic Copeland, but in this episode we met his ex. Miles Richardson, King of the Revolutionary Spleen Procedure (Jonathan Firth), was one of those creepy/scary/weird people that, if they sidled up to you at a party, you would make every excuse to get away from. I think he was supposed to have charisma, but he was nasty and manipulative and I didn’t like him at all. He wasn’t very nice to our Dominic, which made Dom go all possessive and defensive with Isaac. Given his history with Lee and the fact that he’s only just starting to trust Isaac, I think this was an understandable response.
I can also understand Jac’s response to her half sister, Little Miss Sunshine. The interactions between them generally involve Jasmine bouncing up and down like an attention-seeking toddler, and Jac batting her away like an irritating fly. This may change as Jac discovers that Jasmine has excellent medical skills, but for now she’s making Jasmine work extra hard for any crumb of recognition. When Jasmine asked her how she was planning to do a tricky procedure Jac said, “That’s for me to know and you to witness in awe and wonder,” which was a classic and beautiful Jac line, but not really what you want in a teaching hospital.
This week Jac found out that Jasmine and Oliver Valentine are an item, and she correctly (in my opinion) pointed out that “He’s a one woman man, and you’re not her.” But so much for sisterly support.
Talking of sisterly support, the beautiful double act of Bernie and Serena continued on AAU, where for much of the time they had nothing much to do apart from watching Ric Griffin being dazzled by a glamourous French patient (Félicité Du Jeu). But they did it in such a fun way, with plenty of meaningful glances. Serena and Ric went to Albie’s for a drink at the end of the shift and got to discussing relationships. Serena admitted that there was someone special in her life, and told him it was Bernie. “That is not what I was expecting,” said Ric.