There was the best and the worst news in Holby City tonight. It started with Henrik Hanssen (Guy Henry) giving a speech to tell staff that Holby was being taken off special measures and ended with everyone despairing as they came to terms with the news that Jac Naylor (Rosie Marcel) it’s dying and there seems to be nothing and nobody who can stop it.
Following last week’s cameo appearance by Hari Dhillon as Michael Spence, this week’s returnee was John Michie, reprising his role as Guy Self. Jac had contacted him to see if he might be the ruthless maverick surgeon who would agree to her surgery after no one else would take the risk. He said he could definitely remove her brain tumor, but doing so would result in a massive, fatal stroke. “I’ve been asked to help you come to your senses,” he said, and when Guy Self tries to talk you into your senses, you know you’re in trouble.
A running theme of the episode was how much Fletch (Alex Walkinshaw) still loves Jac. In an office full of flowers sent to thank her for helping save the hospital, Fletch said he wanted to talk about it: “You and me. Our next big project.” He organized a party for her in the boardroom (doesn’t he know her at all? Jac’s not the surprise party type) and in emotional scenes her nose started bleeding and her friends realized that the brain tumor had returned was. “It never went away,” she told them. ‘I’m dying.’
She collapsed outside and Fletch carried her to Darwin. If, as she has said, Holby is the only home she has ever known, Darwin is the most important place in that home to her. Even on the brink of death, Jac still had time to tease Fletch. “It’s funny to feel useless,” she said. “You have a lot of experience – how do you deal with it?”
Fletch hated feeling useless and was determined to help her. He was furious that no one had been found to perform the surgery, but Jac said to him, ‘The only thing worse than no hope is false hope.’
But when Fletch made a call at the end of the episode and told a mysterious person that Jac is dying and needs their help, maybe hope – or even hope – can still be found. The rose grew a leaf named after her, and Holby likes a bit of symbolism, so fingers crossed. Or maybe we have to face the fact that Jac is going to die after all.
Though we know the show is coming to an end, the future looks brighter for the actual hospital as Madge (Clare Burt) was doing just fine and with Kylie’s (Amy Murphy’s) help locked Regina Marriott (Karen Ascoe) in the middle of her plans. So at least this threat is over.
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But it seems Henrik Hanssen’s chance for happiness with Russ (Simon Slater) is now completely gone since he made Russ think he didn’t mean anything to him, so Russ would agree, with his daughter Billie (Delainey Hayles), who has a place at the art school to move to Leeds. As Russ left and Henrik’s harsh words rang in his ears, you could see how much it had cost Henrik emotionally to sacrifice a future with Russ.
Sacha (Bob Barrett) encouraged Jeong-Soo (Chan Woo Lim) and Josh (Trieve Blackwood-Cambridge) to apply for the Junior Doctor Award, which was an opportunity for an appeal from all previous winners, all (well, mostly) beloved past characters who died young – Arthur Digby, Penny Valentine, Tara Lo, Jasmine Burrows, Cameron Dunn (“twice in a row, but he almost definitely cheated,” says Sacha). Winning the Junior Doctor Award seems bewitched.
And recurring character Lexy (Jenny Howe), the vicar of Holby, was a patient of Keller’s and had kidney failure. Lexy has officiated numerous weddings and funerals over the years and seeing her was another reminder of Holby’s past. “I trust in God, but in the NHS,” she told Jeong-Soo.
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