(Series 18, ep. 51) It seems out of character for someone like Serena – so poised and strong – to be literally running after a romantic interest, begging them not to leave. This is how we know that Bernie Wolfe is more than just “romantic interest.” Falling for Bernie must be, to Serena, like being given a glimpse inside a previously locked room, and then having the door shut in your face just as you’re on the threshold.
It also makes sense that Bernie would run away. She’s been in the place Serena is now, when she fell for Alex, and she’s seen the heartbreak it can bring. The scene where Bernie talked to Dominic on the roof shows that she’s quite fatalistic about relationships.
We can only hope that Bernie will be back eventually, because the scenes between Catherine Russell and Jemma Redgrave were jaw-droppingly good. The connection between Bernie and Serena is obvious in every scene, whether they’re working together to help a patient or having a laugh at Ric Griffin’s expense. It’s been built up in a very deliberate and detailed way.
The same could be said for Mo and Mr T, and it still can be said for Mo and Mr T, even though he’s engaged and she’s pretending that the baby she’s carrying isn’t his.
Did we know prior to this that Mr T is a twin? Conveniently for us (but possibly less convenient for her) his sister Delwen (Elizabeth Bower) had a heart problem, which brought her to Darwin. Mr T tells her everything, apparently, so she was fully clued up on all the details of Mo and Mr T’s relationship, and lying in her hospital bed she had plenty of time to work out that “Woody” probably is the father of the baby.
Delwen’s speculation – and indeed Delwen herself – was almost cut short thanks to Jasmine biting off a bit more than she could chew, medically-speaking. This has given Jac the excuse she’s been looking for to have Jasmine transferred to Keller.
Meanwhile, Mo had been feeling unwell all day, and when she started bleeding she needed Mr T’s expertise to reassure her that all was well with the baby. And he let slip that it’s a boy. He also asked Mo to be “best man” at his wedding, which is taking being friend-zoned to a whole new level.
It was the end of an era for Zosia and Dominic. Isaac has asked Dominic to move in with him, and after a few misunderstandings and muddles, Zosia realised that this meant he would be moving out. The choice for her was whether to get new flatmates, or move out herself. She’s decided a clean break is what’s needed, but was I the only one who felt a bit emotional at the thought that they’d be leaving the flat they’d shared with Digby?