(Series 21, ep. 29 ‘Reckless’ by Gerard Sampaio 16.7.19) For an in-depth probing of this episode please pop over to Metro. But first…
– I know we’re supposed to hate Evan – and I do, honestly – but isn’t Jack Ryder doing a beautiful job with the character?
– It didn’t take long for Dominic to work out what Evan really is. He’s seen the pattern before and Evan doesn’t scare him.
– Cameron’s one-day-long journey from feeling under Bernie’s shadow to accepting that she did what she had to do and he’s all right with that, to finding out she’s missing in action was a bit blatant, but Serena’s face when she saw an army officer talking to Cameron packed a powerful punch all the same. She clearly still loves Bernie.
– If you’d said a year ago that I might be wishing for a romance between Henrik Hanssen and Carole Copeland I would probably have laughed at you. But here we are – it looks like it could possibly happen and it would actually be beautiful. I love how Guy Henry and Julia Deakin play their scenes together. There’s a real lightness of touch and emotional heart to them. Hanssen’s character is so well-developed now that they could take the character into a love story without him losing the essential Hanssen-ness – that formal, slightly stern, eccentric demeanour that we know and love.
– Zav and Donna. I say it every week almost but… adorable.
– Ric was a tiny bit forgetful this week, did you notice? I wonder what’s going on there.
– Dialogue of the week:
(Hanssen) ‘Rationality is the greatest gift one can give a child.’
(Carole) ‘You can’t really put that under a pillow.’