(Series 21, ep. 33 ‘Work-Life Balance’ by Simon Norman 13.8.19) My full review of this episode is at Metro as usual so zip over there to find out what’s what. But before you go…
– Line of the week has to be one of Hanssen’s trademark multi-syllable efforts: “Medical innovation doesn’t wait for unscheduled personal appointments, Nurse Di Lucca.” This is where being a Shakespearean actor helps.
– Though it’s closely followed by Dom’s attitude to working on AAU rather than Keller: “It’s like Meryl Streep agreeing to be in Geordie Shore”
– I don’t know how long Hanssen has gone for this time but I certainly hope it isn’t for long (it was confirmed on Twitter that he will be back). Holby is not the same without him. And we never got to see him dance with Carole Copeland.
– Scenes between Hanssen and Oskar have been absolutely precious. What a star that little boy is.
– Some viewers will have recognised the actress who played Freda Hopley (the Darwin patient’s wife) as Julia Foster, who has had an incredible film and TV career. Her first TV job was on Emergency Ward 10, ITV’s first hospital-based serial drama which was also filmed at Elstree.
– Evan really is a sinister individual, isn’t he? I’m still loving Jack Ryder’s work.
– Well done Sacha for brilliant bowel surgery. He’s as much of a genius surgeon as Jac in his own modest way.