For several weeks now The Stunningly Beautiful Dr Penny Valentine has been getting increasingly fond of Scott James (Joshua Bowman), her hunky firefighter patient who is waiting for a heart transplant. Last week she got into trouble for bringing him sandwiches, this week she got told off for bringing him a television to watch football on. Seeing a goal scored got him a bit too excited, and this is not what you want when your heart is only being kept going with the help of an electronic box.
Worse still, when Dr Penny was being pestered by a sleazebag patient (who also happened to be an old colleague of Elliott’s), Scott James leapt in to defend her, scattering heart monitor leads in his wake. How thrilling! It gave Scott a funny turn, but how could Penny resist when he asked her to join him for a snuggly Boxing Day appointment with a DVD? As long as it was something fairly sedate and not too action-packed, as we have to remember his heart could give out at any moment.
Sadly, when you’re a junior doctor there’ll always be a senior doctor to rain on your parade, and this time it was Elliott, who reminded the beautiful Pen that professional boundaries ought really to be maintained. She had to tell Scott that he’d be tackling the Quality Street on his own come the 26th.
Better Boxing Day luck for Matron and Mark “Jesus” Williams, who have arranged a post shift mince pie assignation for that day. It was a fraught episode for Matron, whose son was brought in to AAU with alcohol poisoning with a side order of ruptured appendix. Then her estranged husband (Max Farnham/Steven Pinder from Brookside) turned up, and let’s just say things between them are somewhat tense.
Not a great shift for Maria either, who was left in charge of the ward while Daisha was on a course. Naturally The Radiant Donna used this as an excuse to pop up to paeds to spread Christmas cheer among the kiddies, and Maria spent far too long sorting out a homeless woman whose pride had stopped her asking for help. That’s the thing with Maria – her heart is as shimmeringly lovely as her hair.
I’m getting increasingly upset at the non-appearance of Connie Beauchamp. We haven’t seen her or Ric for weeks now – are they possibly appearing in panto somewhere? There was no sighting of Joseph or Jac this week either (or Leslie Ash). I just hope they’re all lying down in a darkened room, limbering up for those oh-so-dramatic festive episodes.
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