(Series 22, ep. 32 by Katie Douglas 5.1.21) Happy new Holby year! And for the first Holby review of 2021 please pop over to Metro. But before you do…
Sacha finally breaking down about Essie was some ninja level acting from Bob Barrett. Lovely work from his daughter Francesca too.
I sense that Jodie isn’t going to take the news that he’s dumping her very well, though. I was going to say she’ll go full-on bunny boiler, but she’s already had a good go at killing Beka so she’s crossed that line already.
There was a period last year when it looked like Hanssen, Jac and Fletch were all plotting to get rid of Max. It seems that her apparently successful management of the hospital through the first lockdown has secured her role for now, which has left Hanssen with nothing much to do apart from shepherd the three newbies from ward to ward. And the odd spot of life-saving surgery, too.
I hope Max does manage to shake the tree that Kian’s in and uncover his pill-popping ways because I want him back to how he used to be. Though possibly snacking on pills stolen from the pharmacy is the kind of offence that a medical career doesn’t recover from. I don’t want him to be gone, I just want him to be clean.
Donna writing Xavier’s name on the piece of paper to put in the jar of things 2020 stole… Heartbreaking and adorable.