(Series 21, ep. 49 ‘Bell Jar’ by Martin Jameson 3.12.19) If you’re not too absolutely wrung-out by this episode, please pop over to Metro to see what I made of it (spoiler alert: I was wrung-out). But before you go…
– How brilliant was Rosie Marcel? Jac is such a guarded person that when the walls come down and you see the soft, vulnerable creature who lives in that shell, it’s quite devastating.
– And I thought Alex Walkinshaw was brilliant too. That whole final sequence as Fletch took Jac from the operating theatre and looked after her while making sure she was safe and Emma was safe… well, he was just fabulous. I wonder if that scene was behind the decision to change his hairstyle last week? Maybe the quiff couldn’t be relied on to behave itself during the action scenes?
– I always notice bad hair continuity, when the hair moves about numerous times in the same scene. Made in Chelsea is a particular offender in that respect (it’s behind the ear, it’s in front of the ear, it’s behind again), but I digress.
– Heartbreaking dialogue of the week: Jac promises that Elliot will be fine. (Elliot) ‘What have I always told you about making promises to patients?’ (Jac) ‘When did I ever listen to your advice?’
– Carole Copeland! I love her so much. And if Lofty and Dominic are renewing their vows perhaps we’ll finally get to see Carole and Sheilagh Chiltern meeting.
– Maybe I can wear the fascinator that I’ve made out of recycled yogurt pots (it’s what Greta Thunberg would do) for Lofty and Dominic’s vows-renewing and David and Rosa’s wedding on Casualty?
– Oh, Cameron. Subjecting vulnerable patients to invasive and life-altering surgery just to salve your guilty conscience is not a clever thing to do.