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S8 E26

Episode Summary

[ID 1570]Elliot[/ID]’s daughter, Martha, tricks Joseph into coming to look at Gina at home. Gina’s condition – motor neurone disease – is worsening but both she and Elliot have so far managed to keep it a secret from Martha.

When Gina deteriorates rapidly and needs an emergencyprocedure, she is adamant that she does not want the treatment. However, against her wishes, Elliot manages to perform the operation in secret at the hospital, persuading Joseph to assist. At home, when Gina comes round, Elliot tells her he is sorry but he couldn’t let her go. Joseph, meanwhile returns to the hospital, distraught at the difficult position he was put under. As he cleans the theatre and his hands thoroughly, we see he may have an OCD condition.

Meanwhile, [ID 1598]Sam[/ID] is looking after a heart transplant boy, Kris, who has been adopted. Sam takes a great interest in his case and we learn that he had a baby with his girlfriend, whom he only met once before the child was adopted. Something he thinks about every day. After the operation, the team discover a bleed on the brain which has caused irreperable damage. Sam is upset and feels to blame.

Episode Summary

[ID 1570]Elliot[/ID]’s daughter, Martha, tricks Joseph into coming to look at Gina at home, as the medical drama continues. Gina’s condition – motor neurone disease – is worsening but both she and Elliot have so far managed to keep it a secret from Martha.

When Gina deteriorates rapidly and needs an emergencyprocedure, she is adamant that she does not want the treatment. However, against her wishes, Elliot manages to perform the operation in secret at the hospital. At home, when Gina comes round, Elliot tells her he is sorry but he couldn’t let her go.

Meanwhile, [ID 1598]Sam[/ID] is looking after a young boy who has been adopted. Working with him awakens a passion for paediatrics in Sam and it soon becomes clear that there is a secret in his past.

Patients

* Kris – heart transplant, bleed on brain.

Notable Facts

* Gillian Bevan plays Gina Hope.

* Holly Lucas plays Martha.

* As Elliot sees Joseph’s precise surgical work in theatre, he tells him ‘Time is a gift not to be squandered on embroidery’.

* Upset that Gina doesn’t want the operation, Elliot tells his wife ‘My Gina loves life. My Gina never lets go’. She replies ‘Maybe a bit of me’s gone already’.

* When answering the phone, Elliot says ‘Hello. House of Hope’.

* Martha tells Joseph ‘Dad says you’re really good – just a bit anal!’

* Upset after Kris’ prognosis, Connie says to him ‘You’re right there’s something special about saving a child’s life. That’s what makes it worse when it goes wrong – welcome to paediatrics’.

UK Viewing Figures

7.13m

Screencaps : S8 E26

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