(Series 33, ep. 25 by Simon Norman 23.2.19) For my full review of this episode, please pop over to Metro.
I don’t have a lot to add to what I’ve said there, apart from to say what a brilliantly written and acted episode this was. The intense pressure on Ruby and Iain was offset throughout by Iain’s apparent return to something like his former self. He was so supportive of Ruby and as always so good at his job.
There was an uneasiness about that opening scene, though, where we saw him having packed all of his stuff away. Was he leaving Holby? The glass of water on the table was a clue where things were headed. Everything else was packed away, but he’d be needing that glass of water.
Will he go through with it? If he does, will anyone find him in time? As the next episode is part of the Holby crossover, it’s going to be dramatic.
For anyone feeling, like Iain, that everything is too much – there is help available.
(Series 19, ep. 12) I know we’ve seen Elinor before, but once again well done to the people in casting for finding someone who actually looks like she could be related to Catherine Russell. I wonder if Serena was anything like Elinor when she was younger – in other words, a bit of a tiresome brat? Because it has to be faced, Elinor was teetering on the edge of being majorly annoying and I thought she quite deserved that whack on the head – if only for being a bit of a princess over the whole #Berena thing.
She wasn’t the only person with questionable views on AAU. Patient Tracey was suffering from pancreatitis and racism, and this led to Jasmine delivering a brilliant speech to her about the NHS. Of course, Serena couldn’t condone that kind of ranting behaviour in her junior staff – “But, off the record – well done.” Continue reading
The latest little offshoot of Holby City is a pair of stand-alone web dramas, featuring Casualty receptionist Noel (Tony Garcia) as he decides to start a hospital radio broadcast. The idea for the episodes came from team researcher Ross Southard, who also wrote the second episode.
In the first of the two, which you can see here, Noel and Louise (Azuka Oforka) blow the dust off the long neglected hospital radio equipment. “I didn’t know we had a hospital radio,” Louise says, but that hospital is just crammed full of disused and secret rooms so she shouldn’t really be surprised. There’s probably a fully functioning funfair hidden in the basement somewhere.
It’s only a few minutes long and is quite fun – and worth a look for yet another touching tribute to dear Jeff.
Part two will be available to view after Saturday’s episode.