(Series 21, ep. 11 ‘A Simple Lie Part 1’ by Patrick Homes 12.3.19) Bob over to Metro for my full review of tonight’s episode. But first…
– ‘Angel’ Godard? Seriously? Was that just so someone could scrawl ‘Angel of Death’ on her parking space? Or did her parents think it went well with the God bit of Godard? Maybe she has a brother called Jesus.
– I’m worried about the security arrangements in that creche. Theo was left to wander around willy-nilly.
– Marianne Oldham and Christopher Harper have been excellent as Holly’s parents. The parents being estranged has added another layer to an already complex set of feelings and they’ve both conveyed it all in a quietly powerful way.
– Cold tomato soup. Ugh.
– Fletch and Ange as a romantic couple? About as appealing as cold tomato soup.
– The thing Ange told Holly about that once happened that she thought she could deal with. Is this going to have something to do with Dominic?
– Mention His Name and He Will Appear: in this case, Chloe’s boyfriend Evan, who was mentioned this week and whom we will meet tonight in the form of Jack Ryder from EastEnders.
– Fletch was really a bit careless letting Theo scoot around a car park. But having a child disappear is every parent’s nightmare. I once lost sight of a then three year old PLA Jr in WH Smith’s for 30 seconds and the experience has haunted me for over 15 years. #PrayForTheo
– I very much enjoy Naomi Katiyo’s work as Darla. And in Stanley Rabbetts the casting department have found yet another brilliant Fletchling.
– Mention Her Name and She Will Appear: Fleur Fanshawe got a little mention this week but wasn’t seen. She was glimpsed in the spring trailer, though, so She Will Appear soon.
– Mention His Name and He Might Appear, Please? There was a lot of discussion about Oliver Valentine between Frieda and Zosia. Frieda’s love of Ollie was a delightful and fragile thing. How blissful it would be if he was the father of Zosia’s baby and returned to Holby.