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S12 E28

S12 E28 (13 Apr 10) : Bette Davis Eyes by Dan Sefton

Episode Summary

Jac is determined to stay unaffected by her mother, Paula’s, situation, in the 500th episode of the medical drama. But when Paula deteriorates, Jac is forced to admit to Michael and Joseph that she’s the mother who deserted her. Jac decides to offer Paula a kidney.

When Chrissie goes into early labour, her baby boy is delivered by emergency C-section. Chrissie finally admits to Mark that Sacha is the father.

Meanwhile, Faye is thrown by a letter reminding her to choose an inscription for Archie’s gravestone.

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S12 E20

S12 E20 (17 Feb 10) : Together Alone by Dan Sefton

Episode Summary

Michael finds Connie living a seemingly perfect life with a new job at a private hospital in London. However, it becomes clear to him that Connie has sacrificed the respect and camaraderie of Holby for a more cut-throat and money-centred approach. Michael begs her to return to Holby but she refuses. Later, Elliot also tries to convince her but Connie insists that she won’t return until Vanessa leaves.

Penny is finding her career all too much and then Scott asks her to start a new life with him in Spain. She jumps at the chance. Oliver interferes telling Scott to back off and Scott realises he can’t ask Penny to give up her career. He then leaves and Penny is distraught.

Meanwhile, it’s Toby Geddes’s first day as Consultant on Darwin. Elliot finds him annoying and is forced to perform a procedure he’s not sure about. The patient dies in theatre and Elliot walks out of Holby to travel to London to try to convince Connie to return.

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3.24 Release – 24/4/01

S3 E24 (24 Apr 01) : Release by Dan Sefton

Episode Summary

The episode begins with nightmarish images of a house burning down. A girl cries for her mother, who is trapped on a burning balcony. The image fades to Alison Campbell, a young girl, screaming in her bed, having a nightmare. Victoria runs to comfort her.

Steve is walking in with Jasmine. She asks if he is coming on the pub crawl – he has a late shift.

Liam tells Danny there is a free room at his flat if he wants to take him up on it. Danny says he doesn’t need it since he is taking up a flat with a pair of girls – “moving up.” Danny then takes the mick out of Liam’s flat.

Mike arrives (“Morning, troops!”) and comments Jazz is absent, before beginning the ward round – she arrives just as he leaves. Kath tells Danny to take a piece of equipment down to Otter ward, but Jazz offers to do it for him.

Guy arrives on Otter, looking somewhat bedraggled – he blames a late night. He says he wants to speak to Victoria and takes her into a side-room to present her with an engagement ring with a vast diamond on it. She accepts and they kiss. Steve interrupts inadvertently.

Jazz gives Steve the piece of equipment. He asks what she is doing for lunch – he wants to straighten things out between them. Victoria shows Jazz the ring and she congratulates her. Victoria inadvertently reveals that Steve isn’t actually working the late shift. Jazz leaves and they begin a ward round.

Guy walks along the corridor, closing a bottle of pills. He grabs a glass of water from a machine and downs it quickly. Jazz mumbles her congratulations as she passes.

Celia Owen asks her daughter, Anne for her cigarettes – Anne tells her they won’t allow her to smoke in here. Mike arrives one his ward round. Celia says Anne lives with her to look after her – “For her own good.” Mike asks her to sign the consent form for the surgery.

Celia’s other daughter – Nancy Hunt arrives. She says Anne didn’t bother to tell her Celia was in hospital.

Victoria and Guy come to see Alison Campbell – he is due to perform a final skin graft on her burns.

Anne and Nancy fuss over Celia and start arguing about her care. Kath asks them to turn it down. Gavin, Nancy’s husband arrives and greets Celia and Kath. He presents Celia with some flowers from his business.

Alison is chatting with Victoria – she apologises for her nightmare and says she has them fairly often – about losing her mother in the fire. She begins to get emotional about being unable to save her. Changing the subject, she asks Victoria if she will be there in the operation – she wants her there. Alison’s dad, James, arrives and asks a few questions about the operation. Victoria asks him to sit down and talk about his wife, but he suddenly excuses himself and leaves. Alison says she hasn’t talked to him about the nightmares – “He’d only worry.”

Danny is telephoned to say that he’s lost his prospective flat. Kath offers that he can come back home, to which he rolls his eyes. Julie asks why he doesn’t ask Liam again, but Danny seems reluctant after insulting it – “There is such a thing as pride.” Danny asks about Julie and Jazz’s place – but they both say no.

Mrs Paterson, another patient on Celia’s ward compliments Celia on her flowers from Gavin – she says he’s very kind and a fantastic businessman. She apparently helped him set up his business – remarking that it’s a good investment.

Jazz comes to see Mrs Paterson to check her. She seem incredulous that a nurse rather than a doctor is examining her.

Jazz does as she is told, and tells Mrs Paterson that she would be better off with a different cushion. Mrs Paterson says she was a ward sister for 25 years and believes she knows better. She asks if the examination is really necessary.

James meets Victoria and asks how soon Alison will be out. Victoria asks if he’ll be getting back to work.

Victoria offers to send a social worker to Alison’s school to talk to the other children about what’s happened to Alison. F thanks her for the time she’s spent with Alison. He leaves to see Alison.

Jazz is listening to Mrs Paterson’s heart – whilst she makes sarcastic comments. Jazz says she can hear a murmur. Mrs Paterson is incredulous and demands to see “A proper doctor, not some nurse with a stethoscope!”

Kath compliments Celia on all her flowers. She says it’s all down to Gavin, who was the “Best thing that ever happened to Nancy.” She says Anne doesn’t like him, which causes friction and wishes they could all have a happy family life again. She complains that Anne stays in with her when she doesn’t need it – she doesn’t want to feel like a burden. Celia is scared of going to a nursing home.

Julie tells Liam Danny’s flat offer has fallen through – Liam goes to Danny to offer him the flat again. Victoria arrives, and shows her ring to Julie.

Tash agrees with Jazz that Mrs Paterson has a heart murmur, but this time Mrs Paterson is being far nicer. Tash tells Jazz that she needs to present herself properly, which Jazz takes an insult.

Gavin gets a call on his mobile, ignoring Nancy’s request to turn it off. Apparently, a business deal has gone sour and he doesn’t have the cash to fix it. Liam asks him to turn his mobile off.

Celia is going in for surgery – she asks for Gavin. Nancy snaps at Anne for making snide comments.

Jazz complains to Julie about Tash being on her case. She then complains about Steve. Julie says he’s being a typical married mam “Want you for his lunch and her for his dinner.” Tash responds with a typical sarcastic comment and storms out.

Steve is waiting in the cafeteria for Jazz.

The anaesthetist is putting Alison under. James says her mum would have been proud of her and Alison says she’ll dream about her during the op.

Victoria is coming to observe on the operation. She finds Guy in the locker room taking some pills. She stares at him in shock, but does nothing.

Celia is wheeled out of her operation.

Guy starts on Alison’s operation.

In bed, Celia becomes agitated. She is shouting “Get off me!” and gets out of bed. Everyone crowds around as she is screaming “Dead! Dead!” as they try to calm her down.

Guy proceeds, but is sweating and complains of feeling a little hot.

James asks Steve if he’s heard anything about Alison, but he hasn’t. F says it was he the arsonists were after when they burnt down his house and killed his wife. He says that he would take revenge but Steve advises him to hang onto what he has – his daughter; the family he has left.

Mike and Tash are looking at Celia’s X-rays. They believe she has chronic bronchitis and looking at her ECG and blood pressure they think she is at risk of heart attack.

Steve returns the bit of equipment to Jazz, saying about missing her at lunch. She is evasive.

Jazz comes back to see Mrs Paterson, who complains she has not had her tests yet. Jazz says they won’t be long.

Steve comes to see Julie about Jazz.

Mike tells Celia’s family that Celia has suffered one heart attack already and is likely to have another. Nancy accuses Anne for not stopping Celia smoking. Gavin tries to calm them down. Mike says there isn’t much they can do and asks them to look at not resuscitating her if she has another heart attack. Gavin suggests it would be for the best, but Anne is in tears. Mike advises that they should make her as comfortable as possible. Anne says she’d take care of Celia and runs out, crying. Kath tries to comfort her outside. Kath says Celia wanted her independence, but Anne paints a different picture, saying how much Celia relied on her. Anne says the hardest thing is knowing that they were right – that Celia wouldn’t want it that way.

Guy is finishing Alison’s operation when he blood pressure suddenly drops to nothing and her pulse stops. Guy stands back, helpless as Victoria and the anaesthetist start issuing orders. Guy starts CPR and the anaesthetist suspects a pulmonary embolism – Victoria asks for cardio-thoracics to be called.

Gavin tells Mike they have decided that Celia shouldn’t be resuscitated. Anne tearfully agrees.

[ID 572]Sam[/ID] arrives in theatre, saying Meyer is on his way. Alison drops into Ventricular fibrillation, and she is shocked, putting her back into sinus rhythm – but still with no pulse output. Sam orders for Alison’s chest to be opened, but Victoria protests, saying they must wait for Meyer. Sam says they have to open Alison’s chest if it is a pulmonary embolism.

James asks Steve what’s going on – it’s been over 2 hours. Steve says he will go and check.

Gavin is back on his phone, explaining Celia’s situation. He asks the man on the other end to “check it out” “about her investment.” He then says he has to go and do “the concerned thing.”

Sam is about to open up Alison but Victoria tells her not to do it – she protests that Alison is dead already. Meyer arrives and asks what has gone on. He confirms that Alison is indeed dead. Someone comes in and tells Guy that he is wanted in another theatre. Guy says he had better go to tell James, but Victoria firmly says that she will do it. Guy attempts to apologise.

Victoria tells Steve the bad news. He offers to go and tell F, but Victoria says she’ll do it.

Julie finds Jazz, who has still not spoken to Steve.

Steve sees Victoria talking to James, who storms off. He and Victoria come after him. He runs into the operating theatre area as Victoria tries to tell him that the embolism is a possible complication that no-one could have forseen. James bursts in to the theatre and tries to perform CPR on Alison. Victoria tries to tell him that Alison is gone.

Jazz brings Mrs Paterson the results of her test – they are normal, which makes Mrs Paterson greatly smug. She says Jazz should have “kept that stethoscope in your pocket and got on with your job!” Jazz suddenly spots that Celia is having a heart attack and starts to resuscitate her, getting her back. Kath and Gavin come in and demand to know what’s going on.

Steve finds Victoria sitting on Alison’s bed. Steve tells her that you never get used to losing a child, Victoria wonders if she should have kept a distance. Steve tells her she did the right thing. He says Alison is with her mother now, which is what she wanted. Steve goes to find James while Anton comes to talk to Victoria.

Mike apologises for Celia’s resuscitation and says it doesn’t alter the facts about her condition. Gavin becomes angry – “She’s not supposed to be poorly, is she!? We said do not resucitate!” Nancy rebukes him for being so cavalier about Celia’s life and he apologises, saying he was shocked.

Anton tells Victoria she must speak to the coroner. He says he heard of Victoria and Sam’s argument.

Danny asks Kath what he’s going to do about the flat – he thinks he’s lost them both as Liam has been taunting him all day. Kath, laughing, tells him that Liam already knew – at which point Liam arrives. Danny, bashfully, asks to move in. Liam says yes.

Anne and Nancy are watching Celia. Kath tells them they shouldn’t keep hoping. Nancy slowly tells Anne she’s only wanted what’s best for Celia and she didn’t like Anne pushing her away. Gavin’s phone rings. Nancy is about to turn it off but listens to the message on it instead. He expression deepens. Gavin arrives.

Jazz is talking to Mike about resuscitating Celia.

Mike trys to explain things aren’t that simple – but Jazz responds with a sarcastic outburst and storms off.

Nancy is shouting at Gavin and he is denying all knowledge of what was going on. Anne asks what the message was and Nancy says Gavin was plotting – he owed Celia money and knew if she died he wouldn’t have to pay back anything. Nancy tells him to leave through clenched teeth.

Steve is leaving for the night but instead decides to go upstairs to Keller ward.

Mrs Paterson comes to see Mike and says she was impressed with what Jazz did resuscitating Celia and asks for her this to be passed on. Steve suddenly arrives, looking for Jazz but he has missed her.

Nancy tells Anne she supposes she owes her an apology about Gavin. Celia suddenly starts to come around.

Outside, Steve finds Jazz and tries to apologise. She says if he wants to back off, he should. He says he would like to, but he can’t help himself – he is worried that he’ll lose her – he thinks he’s in love with her, even though he doesn’t want to be. They kiss.

Celia comes around – asking Kath if it’s over. She sees Nancy and Anne sitting at the foot of the bed, and ask if they are behaving. Nancy says they are just catching up.

Julie finds James in the coffee shop.

Victoria is looking for Guy. She confronts him in the toilets – he is obviously the worse for wear, still sweating.


Celia Owen (femoral hernia, chronic bronchitis, heart attack – you name it, she’s got it!)- operated on, suffered two heart attacks but survived.

Grace Patterson (haemorrhoids, heart murmur) – still awaiting operation, but now respects Jazz.

Alison Campbell (burns) – operated on (Morton, Merrick), died (pulmonary embolism).

Notable Facts

James obviously has a hard time letting go – he barely acknowledges that his wife’s gone after 6 months and now can’t let his daughter go!

Compare again Guy’s drug abuse with Anton’s MND, Tom’s alcoholism and Alex’s Parkinson’s. They certainly like reusing storylines!

(Will Watson)

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S4 E07

S4 E7 (20 Nov 01) : Mother Knows Best by Dan Sefton

Episode Summary

Janice and Alistair are arguing following Janice’s unforunate miscarriage. Janice feels like they should try again immediately, but Alistair thinks that they need a break – for the sake of their health and sanity. Janice takes this to mean that Alistair doesn’t want a child, and Alistair tells Janice that wanting a child is becoming an obsession.

Sam is suspicious that 20 year old Claire is anorexic. In a conversation between the two girls, it is revealed that her weight loss is due to the traumatic incident of her father leaving. Clare’s mother, Liz Bradley belives Sam bullied Claire into talking to Dr Kumar, the eating disorders specialist and later, Sam walks in on Liz trying to discharge her daughter from Darwin’s care.

Sam puts Claire under section because of a mental disorder that requires attention. She explains that she is in her rights to detain her for 72 hours. Claire’s mother is rude about Sam as Alex is entering the room. Alex persuades Claire to stay one night, and Liz accepts on the condition that Sam stays well away. Alex tells Sam that she’s not allowed any further contact with mother or child, and says that he’s trying to look out for his lover. Liz makes an official complaint and Alex and Sam are told off by Alistair, who is taking over from Meyer while he’s on sick leave.

Sam later confesses to Alex that she got so involved with Claire because at a similar age she’d had an eating disorder due to problems at home.

Chrissie offers Alistair a shoulder to cry on and a drink in the bar. Alistair tells Chrissie all about his problems and the evening results in a passionate kiss in Meyer’s office. When he arrives home after his affair, Janice tells him that she’s decided he’s right – she’s waiting before trying again to have a baby. The next day, Chrissie tells Alistair that he has a wonderful relationship – a loving wife, and someone to sleep with on the side too.

Janice goes to see Owen again and has changed her mind. She no longer wants to wait and rushes off to tell Alistair the news, but he’s not so enthusiastic. He arranges lunch with Chrissie again, and it looks like their relationship is more than just a one night stand.

Marija becomes depressed and nervous when she receives a letter from her friend Katia who has been staying in England for nearly a year and is now being deported. Danny jokes about it but Marija is concerned and back at Holby, Danny asks the social worker Sarah about a “friend”. Sarah replies that the best route is marriage, and when Danny comes home to find Marija packing, he asks her to marry him.

A young girl, Keighley Clarke, is brought into hospital after she has started fitting. Her young mother, Tanya, is already in trouble and Keighley and her brother have been temporarily in care. Now Tanya is trying to prove that she can be a responsible mother. The problem is that she is doing this by working all nights and leaving Keighley home alone with her brother to take care of her. The young boy has been feeding Keighley the wrong things, which is the cause of her illness. Even though Janice tries to reassure Tanya that they will try to let her keep the children, the social worker comes the following day and takes them into care, saying that it is all for the best of the children and that a family has already been found for them. Tanya is upset and blames Janice for it, saying that she is sure that Janice does not have any children and that her husband has left her because she was an old hag.

Another patient is Frank Nicholls, a middle ages man who needs heart surgery after his first operation was not fully successful. His wife is in hospital with him, but when Frank is in threatre she admits to Chrissie that she does not want to look after him all the time and that it is all too much. Later she explains that a year earlier she met another man, but that it ended when the man went back to his wife and she feels bad for talking like that about Frank while he was in theatre.


Claire Bradley, has got a heart problem but also a possible eating disorder

Keighley Clarke, a young baby that starts fitting after her brother has been feeding her the wrong food

Frank Nicholls, a man that needs heart surgery

First Scene/words

Alistair: And I thought we’d been through all of this. We talked about it, decided it was too soon.

Janice: I don’t agree.

Alistair: It’s been a week. That’s all. Now you’re telling me you’re going to march back to Owen, start all over again.

Janice: That’s exactly what he encourages you to do.

Alistair: Oh, and I don’t get any say.

Janice: You’re supposed to be on my side.

Alistair: I was! I am…

Last Scene/words

[Marija is about to leave]

Marija: You’ve been so good to Luke and me, but you can’t stop them.

Danny: That’s not true. I’ve been thinking… There’s a way that we can make this work.

Marija: Danny, it’s not possible!

Danny: Please, hear what I have to say. I want you to marry me, soon. As soon as we can.

>>Guide by Sophs & Karin

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9.20 Can’t Buy Me Love – 20/2/07

Episode Summary

Elderly patient, Tom Gibson, is brought in with facial injuries. He claims to have fallen but his injuries look as if he’s been hit. Harvey is working on a police case on the ward – Rob Gibson, who happens to be Tom’s son. Kyla is suspicious and when Tom falls unconscious, she suspects Rob of giving him an adrenaline shot. Later Rob confesses to Kyla that he loves his father but has been abused by him.

Meanwhile Kyla and Harvey come to blows over the incident aswell as their differing ways at handling Max. An argument erupts in the toilets, unaware Max is also there – Kyla pushes Harvey and he punches her back.

[ID 1570]Elliot[/ID] overhears Martha making a call about deferring another year at University. After speaking with Martha, [ID 1443]Mark[/ID] tells Elliot she is staying in Holby to look after him and says he needs to prove to her he can cope on his own. Mark pushes Elliot into being involved in the 5-a-side charity football match between the surgeons and anaesthetists. Elliot doesn’t quite make the grade during the match but it gives him and Martha a chance to talk, where she reveals she is infact scared to go back to Uni and being on her own again.

It’s Donna’s last day as she plans to travel Australia with her remaining winnings. However patient, Malcolm, who comes in awaiting a hernia operation, tries to persuade her to invest some of her cash. Donna, [ID 1535]Matt[/ID] and Dean discover Malcolm has bi-polar disorder but he has made a runner with Donna’s cash from the safe. Donna finds him but not before he throws all her cash out the window. Staff outside collect the money to give to a former young patient at the charity event later in the evening – Donna attempts to retrieve her money but with everyone looking she is forced to let the charity keep her winnings. And when she also misses her flight, it looks as if she will be returning to Holby after all.

Dean suspects Matt has a new woman on the go – he’s right, but not aware that he’s infact dating Nikki again.


* Tom Gibson – facial injuries, adrenaline o/d

* Rob Gibson – minor injuries after being hit by car.

* Malcom Stewart – hernia, bi-polar disorder.

Notable Facts

* Johnny Briggs plays Tom Gibson.

* Roger Griffiths plays Harvey Tyson.

* Thor Guichard plays Max Tyson.

* Alex MacQueen plays Keith Greene.

* Antonia Bernath plays Nikki Brown.

* When Dr Greene teases Sam and Joseph about the football match later, Sam jokes ‘Why do people become anaesthetists? It’s not cool, it’s not sexy and nobody likes you!’

* With Dean questioning Matt about his love life, Matt tells him ‘You’ve been watching an episode of Colombo in slow motion!’

* Showing Sam which position members of their team will be playing in, using hospital objects, he says ‘You are the syringe, I am the roll of tape!’. Sam questions ‘So who is the sepositary?’

* Elliot takes the final penalty to try and draw level. He’s trying to redeem himself from when he missed a penalty when he was younger but he misses again and breaks a window!

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9.41 The Q Word – 24/7/07

‘The Q Word’ : Lord Byrne begins proceedings to divorce Lady Byrne, and is pulling strings for Jac to get Diane’s old position. Joseph is frustrated that his father never helped him in any way. Lord Byrne’s faith in Joseph is put to the test when he declares that Joseph can operate on him after he suffers a stroke. Despite initial success, Lord Byrne takes a turn for the worse and Joseph runs out.

Elliot is called to identify a body which could be his son’s. He asks Maddy to cancel a seminar he is due to attend, and she decides to go to the course in his place.

Caught out by Jayne, Maddy faces disciplinary proceedings.Meanwhile, Abra warns Ric that Thandie is bad news.

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S10 E29

Episode Summary

When Mark finds himself unexpectedly caught up in a dangerous teenage gang-stabbing incident his priorities come into sharp focus and it forces him to begin to question his job at Holby City.

After learning that Charles’s charity was suffering, Lady Byrne arrives at Holby City all ready to make a difference. She creates an instant impression as the new chairman of the Byrne charity and takes action by backing Connie’s future plans and appointing Elliot as the new Medical Advisor.

Meanwhile, Connie fights to save the lives of two teenage heart transplant patients, who are having an illicit Romeo and Juliet-style romance while they wait for their operations. Unfortunately, like the Shakespearean story, it all ends in tragedy.

Also, Michael gets angry when Ric walks out on a cosmetic operation.

Notable Facts

* ‘Love Me Tender’ by Elvis plays at the beginning of the episode.

* ‘Fireworks’ by Embrace plays during this episode.

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S11 E01

S11E1S11 E1 (21 Oct 08) : Lazarus by Dan Sefton

Episode Summary

Jayne Grayson is frantic when her son Christian arrives at Holby after being found in a river. He’s not breathing and Jayne urges Linden to do what he can to save him. In theatre, Jayne’s husband arrives, and Connie realises it’s John – her lover. After agreeing to end things, Connie spots John with Jayne – both fearing Christian’s dead – as Christian shows signs of life…

Elsewhere, Joseph sees Faye taking the morning-after pill, and is taken aback when she says they can’t risk anything. When Faye spots Joseph talking baby names with pregnant Daisha her heart sinks, as she fears her inability to have children will affect their relationship. Later, Faye books a weekend away for them both – but Connie scuppers their plans.

Chrissie returns to Holby for treatment on her scar but freaks out when she realises the theatre is the one she was attacked in. Michael talks her round to having surgery, and Chrissie’s pleased with the result. Nobody knows Chrissie is back and as she quietly walks the wards of Holby she’s surprised by how much has changed since she’s been away. Will she go back?

Kyla learns that Maddy has been hiding letters from Abra but realises she had good intentions.

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S11 E31

S11 E31 (19 May 09) : Seeing Other People by Dan Sefton

Episode Summary

Maddy is devastated after losing out on promotion, but Ric notices that she is working hard again and gives her another chance. Before Maddy makes it to the interview, however, she is stabbed by Chantelle.

It’s Chrissie’s first day back as a full-time sister on the ward, meanwhile, and she is unhappy with the way that her father is obviously infatuated with Daisha. Daisha later decides to move out of his flat.

Elsewhere, Joseph and Faye have to choose a best man and someone to give Faye away. Neither of them wants to make contact with their families, however, and both decide that Linden will be Joseph’s best man and Elliot will give Faye away.

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Notable Facts

* Steven Miller plays Barney Collins.

* Lizzy McInnerny plays Judy Jones.

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S11 E32

S11 E32 (26 May 09) : Just A Perfect Day by Dan Sefton

Episode Summary

Maddy has recovered from her stabbing and is determined to secure her promotion, as the medical drama continues. But her past, and Clifford, come back to haunt her and throw her off course. But is her recovery all it seems?

Meanwhile, Maria gains a newfound sense of self-confidence.

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S16 E05

S16 E5 (13 Oct 01) : Bringing Up Baby by Dan Sefton

Episode Summary

A pregnant woman, Jane, is brought in after an RTA. She is heavily bleeding, and Lara takes the decision over Patrick to deliver her baby in Resus. Her husband, James, who is a midwife, is angry when he hears what happened as he knows it’s not standard practice, and talks to Charlie. Lara stands up for her decision, saying if she didn’t go ahead, they would both have died – Dillon also backs her up. She defends herself to James, and Dillon eventually persuades him not to take further action.

Babysitter, Claire, brings in baby, Harry. X-rays shows old bruises, and Patrick notices a rash which diagnose meningitis. Claire thinks she will be blamed, when she sees Patrick talking with Sergeant [ID 388]Rachel[/ID], and runs off with Harry. Spencer and Patrick later find her in the hospital kitchens, and Patrick persuades her to return the child. Chloe realises Claire cannot have harmed him, as this was the first time she had babysat for him and the bruises were old.

Amanda and her son, [ID 289]Ben[/ID] move in with Max. Max and Ben pick up their belongings in an old ambulance, and they have bonding time when the vehicle breaks down.

Duffy comes in with her new baby boy, Paul. She is miffed to find things are running smoothly, with Colette in her place. Charlie discusses his new job prospect with her.

Patrick has an interview for a Consultancy post, one of the panel is Max’s former colleague, Professor David Weinburg, who believes it’s ‘not what you say but what you don’t say’. Patrick falls foul when David questions him on how he relates with patients. In the staff room, Lara has champagne ready to celebrate, but Patrick receives a call saying he didn’t get the job on his lack of patient communication.


* Jane Middleton – 33 yr old woman, 38 weeks pregnant brought in after an RTA. Lara delivers a baby girl.

* Harry Nicholson – baby with old bruises and meningitis.

First Scene/ words

Patrick arrives, and enters staff room;

Patrick :(showing Lara his suit) What do you think? Is this a Consultant’s suit or what?

Lara : Yeah, it’s nice, cheap, but nice

Patrick : Yeah well appearances can be deceptive

Lara : Yeah well let’s hops so for your sake

Last Scene/ words

Patrick : Yeah well you don’t see the knife till the blood’s on the floor, again it’s not what you say..

Lara : Sorry?

Patrick : Doesn’t matter

Lara : Look, I’m sure if you just talk to Max, he’ll be able to clear up the whole thing

Patrick : Oh I’ll talk to him alright, take my advice – don’t be around when I do

Notable Facts

* Max worked at St Philips with Professor Weinburg

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3.23 Going Gently – 17/4/01

S3 E23 (17 Apr 01) : Going Gently by Dan Sefton

Episode Summary

Professor Alan Fletcher is delivering a lecture. Meyer comes in and sits at the back.

Sam complains to Alex about Matt Jones, a drug addict who is wanting some methadone. Alex shows off his syringe-alike pen, which causes Sam to make a comment about simple minds… Alex tells her that Professor Fletcher is coming in to replace Meyer while he is on holiday.

Professor Fletcher arrives and introduces himself to Alex and Sam.

Guy is examining a child patient, Billy McEwan with glass stuck in his face. He tells him a story about a previous patient. Victoria tells him the case history and Guy decides to operate. They decide to meet at Victoria’s place that evening. Keri asks about the romance and the pair have a girly giggle.

On their ward round, Alex, Sam and Alan meet Matt Jones, who is still asking for methadone. Sam tells him he isn’t due it until later. Professor Fletcher asks if he is going to have an HIV test, which he refuses. They move onto the next patient. Sandy asks Alex about the methadone, saying Matt has been “doing her head in.”

Simon Thompson arrives on Otter and is greeted by Keri – he is in for physio. His parents, Terry and Jean, ask to see Doctor Taylor as he leaves.

Graeme Trevellyan arrives – he has been practicing golf on the ward. The professor asks how he is feeling.

Sandy brings Matt his pre-med. He complains about being treated as a ‘junkie’.

The professor suggests to Alex an eco-cardiogram then tells Graeme he’s to rest up.

Sam comments to Alex that Meyer would have bitten Alex’s head off for the minor mistake of missing the eco-test, but Professor Fletcher was friendly about it.

Sandy tells Matt that he should go into a treatment plan. He complains that it’s too hard. He says he doesn’t want the HIV test again. He is taken off into theatre.

Everyone is getting ready in theatre – he tells Alex to start off the operation for him.

Simon’s mother tells Janice that she is pregnant and asks about the possibilities of having Muscular dystrophy: a 1/4 chance of getting it and a 1/4 of being a carrier. Janice tells them that they may test for it. They wonder about an abortion, as they aren’t sure they can cope with another similarly disabled child.

Matt’s operation is overrunning. Alex tells the Professor that they normally use a different sort of stitch – he snaps back that he doesn’t.

Steve finds Simon playing a football game. He asks where his parents are and offers Steve a game (he beat Steve last time).

Julie is trying to get Rosie to speak to Martin but she is reluctant. He gives her a present – a toy boat. He asks about going to the park and taking it to the lake.

Simon has beaten Steve 10-0. He asks Steve what his parents are seeing Janice (“Ginger” as he refers to her!). Steve says he doesn’t know but he says it has nothing to do with Simon. He wonders if she’s pregnant.

In theatre, professor Fletcher is close to finishing – massively over time.

Rosie is reluctant to go out, taking the coat Julie put on her off. Martin asks about forgetting about the trip – Rosie won’t even say goodbye as she goes to her room. Martin asks Julie if she’ll come out with him and Rosie to bridge the gap.

The professor finally finishes and leaves the theatre. The anaesthetist pressures Alex to finish suturing him up quickly.

Simon’s parents return. He asks if it is a boy or girl – saying he worked it out. They are reluctant to responds, telling him it’s early days. Simon’s dad tells him to go home. They tell him about the test.

Alex says he isn’t sure and wonders if it has something to do with the possibility of Matt being HIV-positive – possibly Fletcher being scared. Alex says it looked as if he lost his nerve.

Simon asks what his parents are going to do with the baby. He wonders if they didn’t want to tell him so they could have it terminated – he wonders if they would have had him terminated. He says he will stay in the hospital so they can walk away from it – his mother snaps back that they have had to make so many sacrifices in their lives for him, on the verge of tears as her husband tries to comfort her.

At the lake, Martin launches Rosie’s boat, telling her to hold onto the string for it. They all salute the boat as it sails off.

Steve tells Janice that Simon refuses to leave. Janice offers to put him up for the night and give him some time to think. Simon’s mother says she didn’t mean what she said. The two reluctantly leave.

Rosie’s boat is adrift on the lake! Julie suggests they leave it but Rosie is adamant, so Martin wades in to grab the boat, falling over in the process (which raises a laugh from Rosie). Julie wraps a handkerchief around his grazed hand.

The Professor is operating on Graeme – who now requires a valve replacement.

At Julie’s house, Martin thanks Julie for coming out with him. She offers to put a plaster on his hand. They chat about their jobs and she asks him if he wants to stay around for dinner.

The professor is becoming agitated. Alex says he thinks there is a tear in the pulmonary vein but the professor says it’s nothing and firmly insists that they continue.

Guy arrives at Victoria’s flat. The two kiss and he goes to the bathroom to freshen up.

Matt complains of being in pain after his operation. He tells Sandy that he wants the HIV test after all.

Victoria tells Guy to hurry up. In the bathroom, he takes out a pill bottle and swallows some. Victoria comes in and finds the pill-bottle; they are powerful painkillers.

Sandy leaves, telling Matt he will get his test results in the morning.

Victoria accuses Guy that the drugs he is taking are “Just one step away from heroin.” He dismisses it as being no more than drinking alcohol. She is shocked and tells him to leave.

It’s becoming increasingly obvious that Fletcher cannot cope and Alex wonders what to do about it. Sam suggests the two of them cover for him but Alex doesn’t think it will work – what happens if someone dies? Alex thinks the best thing to do is report him.

It’s late at night and Simon is playing loud music. Steve angrily bursts in and tells him to turn it off. Simon is angry about the unfairness of his condition and how his parents are treating the situation. Steve asks him to see it from their point of view. Simon complains that it’s not fair.

Martin thanks Julie for the food and makes to leave. The two kiss briefly and then passionately. Jazz arrives and breaks it up, deeply embarrassing Julie. Martin asks if he can call her.

Guy arrives in the morning and tries to talk to Victoria, who blanks him. She asks Alex what he thinks of Guy – he eventually says he doesn’t like him – but Victoria obviously does.

Sandy tells Matt that the test came back negative.

Alex asks to talk to the professor but they are suddenly called away – Graeme needs to be rushed into theatre.

A Matt’ girlfriend arrives and offers him some heroin, which he instantly refuses. He tells her about the result of the HIV test and tells her he is thinking of going off drugs – going into a program. He has thought everything through, even where the money will come from. Sandy comes to check on him and his girlfriend leaves. He asks again about his methadone, Sandy apologises and says she’ll get Sam to give him some.

Guy and Victoria are looking over the little boy from yesterday. He asks to speak with her but she says not to do it there. They discharge the little boy. He asks to speak to her later.

Steve comes in to see Janice and Simon’s parents – he says Simon is finding it difficult and they go to see him.

Sandy apologises to Matt that Sam is in theatre, so he can’t have his methadone.

Simon’s mum and dad apologise to him for yesterday – they ask him to come home. He says he thinks they should have the test for the baby’s Muscular dystrophy. His mother says they will be having the baby, whatever happens.

In theatre, Professor Fletcher is getting short-tempered. The anaesthetist shouts at him that she is unhappy about the way the operation is going and demands how long before they can go on bypass. Alex offers to do the stitching but Fletcher carries on. He drops an instrument, glares at the scrub nurse and shouts “I’ve got control!” He refuses to let Alex take over.

Matt’ girlfriend reappears. Matt is, at this point, desparate for methadone.

In theatre, Alex is starting to take over from the professor, whether he likes it or not. The professor starts to zone out – not doing anything, just listening to the confusing whorl of sounds around him. The beeping of the monitors becomes louder, the voices of those around him fading out. As Graeme starts to improve in Alex’s hands, Fletcher starts to come back. He sees what is happening and slowly walks out, leaving Alex and Sam to do the operation themselves. He looks around, and then walks out of the door.

Jazz asks Julie if Martin has called yet – Julie says she is keeping things low-key for now, which Jazz takes as a no.

Sandy finds Matt unconscious with a syringe by his bed. She calls Sam out of surgery. Alex has finished Graeme’s operation successfully.

Sam examines Matt and Sandy shows him the syringe. Sam administers a counter-injection that brings him around instantly.

Outside of the theatre, Alex sits down heavily and picks up a phone, asking for and outside line.

Victoria comes to see Guy. He apologises for shocking her last night. She accuses him of being an addict. He explains that he takes the pills from time to time to help with the pain – to help him get through a day – not a big deal. Victoria explains she knows – she used to take speed to keep her going. Meyer found out, but decided to keep it quiet – which is why she has to walk away. Guy offers to give up but Victoria says it’s not that simple. Guy tells her he’ll stop because he doesn’t want to lose her – he loves her. He asks for a second chance like Meyer gave her.

Sandy asks Sam about putting Matt on a drugs program – she isn’t ready to commit much to it, and tells Sandy she can if she wants to and tells Sandy it’s not going to work and it’s best not to get involved.

Martin calls for Julie.

Anton arrives to see the professor. Alan congratulates him on having an excellent team, particularly Alex. Meyer asks how Alan has coped: he says they had a couple of tricky cases. Meyer says it his not his policy to allow juniors to take over operations and Alan guesses he has been talking to Alex.

Outside, Anton meets Alex and asks about Graeme. He tells Alex that Alan is unwell and he will be returning early – he also tells him that the matter is closed. “And I hope that you think twice about attempting another coup d’ etat. Unless the idea of Martyrdom holds a particular fascination for you.”

Guy is in the theatre changing rooms, getting dressed to go home. He takes a small bottle of pills out from his locker, looks at it and puts it in his jacket.

Outside, Martin meets Julie with a bunch of flowers. They leave together.

Guy comes to see Victoria. They hug, kiss and walk off.


Matthew Jones (aortic valve replacement, drug addict) – operated on (Fletcher, Adams, Kennedy) successfully. Not HIV-positive. Going into a drug clinic.

Billy McEwan (glass stuck in cheek after accident) – operated on and discharged.

Graeme Trevellyan (damage to heart valve) – operated on (Fletcher, Adams, Kennedy) twice.

Notable Facts

* David Soul, aka ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson of Starsky and Hutch acting excellently with George Irving. Look out for his return in Change of Heart asking Anton to treat his wife. Although it’s all saved up for the end, this episode probes very elegantly the definition of a surgeon.* Will Victoria believe that Guy has given up for good? She should be reporting him, but will she keep it quiet like Meyer did for her.

(Will Watson)