I must admit that this week I was completely embroiled in the storylines that surrounded the central characters, as opposed to the medical emergencies – oops!! However, I suspect that the script was leading me in that direction so I don’t feel too guilty for expressing that!
I think all viewers have been thinking along the same lines when it comes to Rita (Chloe Howman), and this week her lies have finally caught up with her and caught her out. She has already blackened the name of her ex, Mark, and Iain (Michael Stevenson) is led to believe that Rita’s black eye is also his handiwork. Naturally, Iain is disgusted when he learns the truth and Rita is also forced to admit that her car damage was not Mark’s fault, either. It seems any friendship left between the pair is effectively over. What I’ve particularly enjoyed during this plot has been the character development for Iain, Michael Stevenson has brought out some new dimensions to the Paramedic and I can see this fall out with Rita leading him down a dark path.
So, while one couple’s relationship looks to be beyond repair, another couple of reconciling! Fans of Connie (Amanda Mealing) and Jacob (Charles Venn) have whooped for joy to see the no-nonsense Consultant and self-assured nurse seemingly back on track. Jacob’s presentation day the ‘gun-shot policy’ is looming and he isn’t as confident about it as we have come to know one of our favourite nurses to be. However, with Mrs Beauchamp’s daughter more interested in her own little bubble and friends, the love-torn Consultant is setting her sights firmly back on her nurse. Whether the couple will be back to behaving like strangers again by the time we get to the next episode? That remains to be seen, but I hope not, the chemistry between them is undeniable and Amanda Mealing works brilliantly with Charles Venn, in my opinion.
Overall, this episode lacked the impact of the previous weeks, but as that was 1000th episode, I think all can be forgiven!
Photos Credited to BBC