(Series 33, ep. 42 by Isla Gray 6.7.19) Have a look at Metro to see my full review of this episode. But first…
– What was Jade doing with Marty’s eyebrows? It took a long time and made no difference at all. Like every hairdressing scene ever in Coronation Street, where Audrey and Maria can talk for days while hovering a comb over someone’s hair without actually touching it.
– I wonder how far Jade will have to go now she’s decided to pose as Marty’s girlfriend? I’m expecting various other members of his family to show up just to make things spectacularly awkward.
– It was nice that Kian got a mention (he’s on Holby if you don’t watch it, and he’s supposed to be Marty’s cousin).
– It was also nice that Iain has finally relaxed into understanding what his support systems are and that he has coping strategies to help him through hard times. And yes – Michael Stevenson is brilliant. Always.
– Bless Robyn for offering to give Gem the money to go travelling! I bet wee Charlotte would be thrilled to know that Robyn is giving away her inheritance to a person who can’t even work out that overseas call rates can be expensive.
(Series 33, ep. 38 by Chris Murray 8.6.19) For my thorough review of this episode, have a look at Metro. But first…
– Is Dani dangerous or just sad and lost? I still can’t quite decide. She obviously is sad and lost, and Ruby was lovely to recognise that she was trying to fill the void in her life now she wasn’t caring for her mum. But there’s sometimes a glint in Dani’s eye that makes me think the obsessive tendency is something she’s always had.
– I love Jade and I’m glad that Dylan is taking her seriously. I also love Dylan, and his responses to Magdalena Spellbinder’s ‘alternative’ ideas were very amusing.
– I also love Archie, especially her voice. If she was my doctor I would find her voice very reassuring and soothing.
– Do you think there is a romance brewing between Archie and Will? I can’t quite see it myself.
(Series 33, ep. 30 by Kim Millar 6.4.19) My full review of this episode is at Metro, so please have a look. Before you go…
– Charlie’s face at the beginning of the episode! His poor heart is breaking for Duffy. I wish those two would get back together so they can properly support each other.
– Is the Iain story going to go back into “‘You need to go to counselling’ – ‘Fine, I’ll go’ – Doesn’t go” mode again? I hope not.
– Connie’s not right either, is she? That attack has affected her badly.
– If the Dani/Ruby story is going to go down a sinister route, I’m quite excited. Ruby needs a juicy storyline of her own because Maddy Hill is brilliant.
– I also love Jade. She’s like early Donna Jackson (on Holby) – a great nurse, brilliant with patients, keen and smart – but with one or two attitude issues to sort out first. Dylan knows all this and we should trust his judgement.
– I was ever so glad that the tapeworm in the woman’s eye hadn’t yet been added in the preview version I saw. These days I’m not squeamish about medical things (this comes after numerous episodes of Inside the Ambulance as well as Holby and Casualty) but I draw the line at eyes. Somewhat ironic as I’ve just started doing social media for the International Glaucoma Association (give them a follow @TweetIGA and on Facebook if you or anyone you know has glaucoma or if you want to know more about it).
(Series 33, ep. 28, 23.3.19) For a full and frank review of this episode, please visit Metro. Before you go…
– We’ve seen Archie’s type (is Archie’s type an archetype, though?) before on Casualty – the cocky, confident, never-knowingly-modest junior doctor is quite the hospital drama staple and we can expect a few sessions of ‘being brought down a peg or two’ before very long. She made an impact, though, with a bold and confident performance from Genesis Lynea, who was really watchable.
– Talking of watchable, I do want to see more of Elle. She seems to spend most of her time bobbing about on the sidelines being slapped down by Connie every so often. It’s a waste, I tell you.
– Dylan and Jade’s Team Maggot is brilliant. I like how Jade seems feckless and work-shy, but she just needs her mind to be engaged with something and she gets properly stuck in. Teaming up Jade, who has no filter at all, with Dylan who is all filter, is a great idea.
– I’m glad Duffy has finally confided in Charlie, and it’s interesting that he’s obviously going to need some time to adjust to the idea of her illness. There’s still a bit of me that wonders whether she’ll turn out to be ok after all. If she was, would that be good or would it be a cop out?