(Series 36 ‘Retribution’ by Dana Fainaru 27.11.21) Head over to Metro for this week’s review. But before you go…
Hafsa’s injuries – oh my lord, the prosthetics team had fun with that one.
I was genuinely worried for Rash’s lovely face at several points in the episode, as well.
Will Rash now be able to leave the gang behind and get on with his usual task of mildly disagreeing with colleagues and being proved right?
Line of the week: (Dylan is told that Rash is late for work and isn’t answering his phone) ‘That’s both out of character and profoundly unhelpful.’
Talking of Dylan, the scenes with Paula where she was having the scan were so moving and lovely. I love Rosie Jones to bits, and her acting in this episode and her previous appearance has been stunning.
Line of the week 2: (Social worker Adi) ‘How much has [Paula] told you about her recent past?’ (Dylan) ’She’s a patient, not a date.’
Line of the week 3: (Dylan [again] gives David career advice about the clinical nurse manager job) ‘Don’t do it. Seriously, it’s a poisoned chalice.’
Line of the week 4: (Hafsa) ‘If I go into hospital it’s going to be gang war on your turf, Bridgeway and Farmead.’ And without Big Mac to keep the peace, that is the last thing we want.
(Series 34, ep. 28 by Stephen McAteer 14.3.20) Pop over to Metro right now to read my review of this episode. When I say ‘right now,’ I actually mean after you’ve read this next bit…
– Fenisha said she preferred a day that was ‘rollercoasters’ rather than a day of ‘bumper cars’ – i.e. she likes excitement. But it reminds me that it’s been far too long since Casualty featured a disaster at Holby Funfair. I remember Robyn being involved in such an incident quite a while ago.
– Fenisha herself. Hmm… I’m not sure about her yet. I’m not impressed by her going into flirt mode with every doctor she sets eyes on, but maybe that’s just me being sweet and old-fashioned. I’m going to wait to see what Ruby thinks of her before I decide.
– That man who was chairing the conference that Rash was speaking at was horrible and I was glad to hear that Connie had given him a bit of a dressing down. It was just a shame we didn’t get to see it.
– When Jacob picked up the phone to Fletch my first thought was that Fletch currently has enough on his plate without having to worry that Casualty mainstay Charlie Fairhead is crumbling under pressure.
(Series 34, ep. 10 by Pete Lawson 26.10.19) Have a look at my full review on Metro (go on, you know you want to). But first…
– I could have slapped Ethan throughout this episode. He was distracted, unprofessional, unsupportive and just generally a bit useless.
– Though I actually emitted a squeak when Rash punched him. That’s so not like Rash.
– I also emitted a squeak when I saw that sledgehammer. It soon became apparent that it was going to be a DIY-related injury rather than a heinous crime, though. Never knock a wall down without determining whether it’s actually holding the roof up, folks.
– I love Rosa more and more every week. Her back-story about her little boy dying was really sad. I like the little family she’s made with David and Ollie. And I’m really looking forward to her mum visiting so we can see David posing as her boyfriend.
– Derek Thompson was heartbreaking in the scene with Robyn. She’s so sweet and caring – and seems to be very good with money, as she always has a bit put by to offer friends in need.
– Line of the week: (Rosa to David) ‘You’re not David! Not the David!’ He is, though.