(Series 21, ep. 34 ‘Where Does It Hurt?’ by Ed Sellek 20.8.19) For my proper review of all this week’s medical mayhem, please have a look at Metro. But first…
– I realised this week that I proper heart Kian. Not in the way I hearted (and will always heart) Joseph Byrne,* but as a really brilliant character. Ramin Karimloo has such a relaxed way about him, he makes Kian look as though he’s been at Holby forever. I love the way you’ll see the supporting artists sometimes give him little swoonsome glances (in character, obviously, because they are superbly professional) as he swans through the department dispensing smiles and doughnuts. He’s absolutely authentic and natural in every scene he’s in – whether talking to Nicky or Jac or Fletch or Essie, there’s a real connection between his character and theirs. It’s quite lovely to watch.
– What is wrong with Ric? I’m worried. But he’s magnificent when he’s angry, and he was absolutely fuming.
– Are Fletch and Ange over already, then, or will they get back together? I have to say I don’t much mind either way.
– Evil Evan! Putting the camera in the flat was a properly sinister move and one I did not expect.
– Was it poignant that Frankie handed over her baby more-or-less in the shadow of the Raf Di Lucca Memorial Lump?
– *On the subject of Joseph Byrne I had the absolute pleasure of talking to Luke Roberts (who plays him) yesterday, about the forthcoming Joseph/Faye return. Look out for that interview on Metro next week.