|Connie and Elle treating Frankie at the petrol station (Jaye Griffiths, Amanda Mealing, Rosalind McAndrew and Ron Donachie).|
Naturally, the soggy and tardy doctors go about resourcefully treating Frankie (Rosalind McAndrew), Ben’s daughter, on the floor of the petrol station. Before long, armed police and an ambulance arrive to take over. Jump to Connie and Elle once again stranded—with the car too damaged to drive—and Elle waved down a passing van in the hopes of hitch-hiking, much to Connie’s distaste. This is probably my favourite scene because you can see the duo hesitantly warming to each other as they sit amongst tools and debris in the back of this van, travelling at a measly speed through the valley. It was Elle’s surprise and smugness about Connie calling her “Elle” that made me grin!
|Elle and Connie (Jaye Griffiths and Amanda Mealing).|
They finally made it to the meeting, the episode’s director repeating the clips we’d seen at the start of the episode, and the proposal is saved by Elle’s heartfelt speech after she’d fumbled her way through a poor delivery of the statistics. A poignant reminder that money shouldn’t be the deal breaker when, “…isn’t that the point? To save lives.”.
|David played by Jason Durr.|
Meanwhile, in the E.D., David (Jason Durr) found himself momentarily under citizen’s arrest when a friend of a patient recognised him as the man from the newspaper! David’s doppelganger had been flashing old women! Throughout the episode, understandably, David grew more and more paranoid and anxious; finding various ways to conceal his identity, even considering handing himself in despite being completely innocent. Yet another dose of lighthearted comedy punctuating the heavier storylines that are going on. It all culminated when David came face to face with his look alike, and as far-fetched as the entire thing was, I was delighted and found it hilarious!
|Gem and Rash (Rebecca Ryan and Neet Mohan).|
Jacob and Sam (Charles Venn and Charlotte Salt) were still flirting and presumably seeing each other. He rose to the challenge of coming with her in the ambulance so she arranged a date for his trip out.
- Louise and Robyn (Azuka Oforka and Amanda Henderson) were still involved in the quietly-developing storyline regarding car park privatisation and parking fines. Jacob stepped in this episode to try and help the situation, but seemingly made it worse when he was caught changing Robyn’s number plate with the hopes of fines being sent to a car that ‘doesn’t exist’ (although I feel sorry for the poor unknowing soul in the Holby-verse who would have received fines simply because they’d have had the same number plate as Robyn’s fake one!).
Alicia and Bea (Chelsea Halfpenny and Michelle Fox).
Alicia (Chelsea Halfpenny) was still clearly distressed by the events involving Eddie (Joe Gaminara), despite telling him that they could move on last episode. It seemed as though Bea (Michelle Fox) was unintentionally proving to be a burden rather than a godsend; as Alicia had been longing for someone trustworthy to keep her company in her new house. With Bea already questioning Alicia’s behaviour, she’s adamant that there’s something fishy going on (is that too soon after Mrs. B?). Will she figure out what’s troubling our registrar?
Kyle and Molly’s (Jordan Akkaya and Kate James) storyline regarding webcam sexual exploitation was an important area to cover, as it involved blackmail and threats and very much a prevalent issue. I also liked how they tied it in with Alicia and Bea.