Holby City: Ange needs to get a grip

(Series 21, ep. 7 ‘Good Side’ by Ed Sellek 12.2.19) Before you head over to Metro for this week’s review, I have a few more random thoughts about the episode.

– Call me a horrible person if you like (only do it behind my back rather than to my face), but the ‘shall we switch Holly off?’ story irritated me a bit. I know it’s dramatically huge and is a heartbreaking decision for anyone in that situation. But scene after scene of Ange looking anguished gets a bit trying, doesn’t it? And why does hot-shot Ange need Fletch to tell her that it’s her job to make the tough decisions?

– I enjoyed Mr Burman-Roy. He was a properly funny, eccentric character and he gave Cameron a much-needed reality check.

– I also enjoyed Carole Copeland, who is always glorious. Her scenes with Zav were lovely.

– Line of the week was Hanssen to Zav: ‘You have glitter.’ I know it doesn’t look like a great line on paper, but it was the way he said it. Magnificent.

(Picture: BBC)


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6 responses to “Holby City: Ange needs to get a grip

  1. Chloe Leanne Derbyshire

    Ok… I’m gonna guess that it wasn’t so much Fletch needing to tell her as Ange needing reminding, because she hadn’t realised until that point how emotionally invested in Holly’s case she’d become. I think it was the writers way of saying, Chloe isn’t the one who’s too emotionally involved, it’s Ange… If you get what I mean…

  2. Thunderchild

    Were we meant to read something into the scene between Ange and Carol at the end?

  3. Paul Hammond

    I don’t know. I saw the weird look, but the only thing I could think of was that Ange had seen her before earlier that day and had a weird sense of deja vu. Although, it was Carol having the weird sense of deja vu thanks to that bump on the head.

    I did really like the scene where Zav pointed out to her that just saying out loud what you are seeing doesn’t count as a prediction, then started doing it himself to make his point. The tone of her voice when she said but that’s not what *I’m* doing was brilliant.

    I quite liked the way that Ange, without putting her viewpoint forward, seemed to be hoping that father’s more rational viewpoint would prevail, but then it turned out that boyfriend was on mother’s side and he ended up being that one persuaded that hoping against hope was the right thing to do.