(Series 31, ep. 31) I haven’t watched Casualty for ages, but you know, Easter and that. I thought it was time to revisit the emergency wing of everyone’s favourite hospital.
What do I find but Mr Strachan (which my mind still has to say in a Connie Beauchamp voice from back in the day when he was very much a junior), apparently in charge of things in some unspecific administrative way.
When Sam used to be in Holby City I didn’t pay him much attention because I was always on Team Joseph, but every time I’ve seen him on Casualty he’s been a loathsome little rat. In fact, he’s exactly the same character he was when he was Max Tyler on Waterloo Road – officious, pompous and annoying. And what I really want to know is, how come among all the aggrieved staff in this episode, not one of them thought of going to Hanssen with their concerns? Hanssen is still in charge of the hospital, isn’t he? I realise that Guy Henry may not have been available to ooze down from the upper floors to re-calibrate Mr Strachan’s moral compass because he’s busy in Borehamwood, but surely someone should at least have mentioned him as an option?
Meanwhile, promiscuous paramedic Jez has apparently been “seeing” Stroppy Louise, but this week he was also “seeing” a young man called Kalen (Percelle Ascott). Who happened to be the son of… Elle Gardner. Oops. This resulted in Jez exiting the Gardner house via the drainpipe, and being lucky not to end up as this week’s Accident o’the Week. Elle took about thirty seconds to adjust to the idea that her son wasn’t just having sex, but he was having sex with a man and not the expected girl, and the man was Jez. Presumably she doesn’t know that Jez will quite literally have sex with anything with a pulse (even Isaac Mayfield), or she wouldn’t have been quite so nice to him. Louise wasn’t nice to him. This is what happens when you mess with Louise – retribution is decisive and painful. It brought tears to his eyes.
Accident o’the Week was fairly low key. It involved arson and a roof collapse (standard), but nobody got trapped. Sadly a police officer was killed, and her colleague extracted a confession from the arsonist by slightly dubious but morally justified means.