Hospital drama. Elliot is magnanimous in the face of Jac's betrayal, but how will he handle it when Jac twists the knife? Trouble looms for Sacha and Essie.
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I may have led Sacha to believe you're a little bit trollop.
Maybe I need to consider whether I even have a future here.
I'm so sorry for the way I behaved.
I accept your apology.
Painful though it is to admit,
our dear Professor Hope is fast approaching his sell-by date.
I would like to lead Darwin and the Herzig campaign.
I'm so glad to be back...
and so, so pleased to have my dream team all round me.
Hold the lift.
-Lift going up.
It's not strictly allowed,
but the patients in geriatrics love him.
What's breaking the rules if you can make people happy?
My missus loves dogs.
-I'm just visiting her now. Darwin.
You should bring him round. She'd love that, eh?
Well, the lab as a breed has many wonderful features,
but being easy to smuggle into a workplace isn't one of them.
..the CT suite on the off-chance I could grease a few palms,
get our girl moved up the list a bit.
Yeah, anything you can do - Luisa deserves...
Help! Crash trolley immediately please.
It's a cheesy tradition, I'm afraid.
My mentor gave me one when I first made the leap into management.
I think he was trying to make a wry point
about going over to the dark side.
I'll cherish it.
Trust me, after several weeks of signing endless pieces of paper
you'll either want to bin it or never let it out your sight.
Talking of which, you have a meeting with the board
in 20 minutes. They get very grumpy if people are late.
Or if the biscuits are not up to scratch.
Actually, I was hoping you might be able to handle that.
Places to be, brains to fix...
I want to make sure Elliot and I have time to talk
-before the announcement.
Losing out on Director of Cardiothoracics
I think he'll be able to cope with,
it's the rest that might be harder to swallow.
-'Charge to 120.'
Still in VF. 150 please.
MACHINE BEEPS STEADILY
MACHINE BEEPS RAPIDLY
We have a pulse. Thank you, everyone.
Let's get him admitted and fully worked up.
And that, kids, is how you start a shift on Darwin.
JAC: 'The Herzig means everything to him.'
In which case, he won't want to jeopardise its progress.
We'll have to go worldwide with this
for the benefit of the whole hospital,
and Elliot is not the man for that job.
So we take the credit while Elliot does all the work behind the scenes?
There's not going to be any behind the scenes.
It's much simpler if one name is attached to every Herzig case.
OK, we can't keep Elliot in the dark any more about this.
We at least owe him some honesty.
-'I hear the Professor went all action hero in the lift?'
You should've seen him.
He was like Robert Downey Jr and Chris Hemsworth all rolled into one.
Oh, Prof, you dark horse.
All in a morning's work.
I wonder if you could do me a favour and take a visitor to the office.
I've got attend to the patient.
Oh, a mysterious visitor.
How old is he? Is he fit?
Oh, you know what. He's just your type, sis.
-Good-looking, hit with the ladies.
No, I don't do animals!
You do today.
He's looking at me with his eyes and everything!
People will talk, you know, I mean...
Do you care?
Nope, turns out I don't.
I was thinking of unleashing my famous spag bol on you tonight
if you're up for it?
You don't like spag bol. You don't like my cooking?
I love spag bol, and you're an amazing cook...
..but I've got the girls tonight.
Of course, it's not a problem.
Otherwise, you know, I'd be there, bells on.
Sacha, it's fine - you've got kids, I understand.
FLETCH: 'I've dreamt about this day...'
If you're dreaming about this place you really do have problems.
No. You at bottom of the food chain, catching other people's sick...
Oh, I get it. And you top of the heap, bossing people around.
Don't hate the player.
You see, I could make a jibe about how
I'm still your boss and don't you forget it.
Ah, yes. But you're far too gracious
to say anything like that, aren't you?
Well, it's your ward.
I wouldn't dream of doing anything to undermine that.
OK. Tenner says you can't last the day without pulling rank.
Ever think maybe you don't know me quite as well as you think you do?
Reminding you we're a nurse short would be a good example
of the sort of thing I will absolutely not be asking you.
And here comes the cavalry now...
Seems like we're both full of surprises, doesn't it?
MO: 'How's the patient?'
Feeling much better.
Unfortunately, he's been in heart failure for months.
So unless we deal with that, everything we did this morning
will have been for nothing.
-I'd like to review his file.
And let's see if we can find his wife.
His wife is Luisa.
That's my patient. Bed four.
Advanced heart failure.
Not the best thing to have in common.
I've been hoping to bring you in on her case, actually.
I'm hoping Herzig.
We've tried just about everything else.
Right, well, run the tests, keep me posted.
MESSAGE ALERT SOUNDS
MESSAGE ALERT SOUNDS
What do you reckon - round robin invitation to a trendy party or..?
MESSAGE ALERT SOUNDS
I doubt that. I seem to be in the loop as well.
No, no, no, no, no.
Would someone mind telling me what's going on?
It's an announcement.
I'm Essie, and I'm going to be looking after you today.
We've met before.
I never forget a face.
I don't think we have.
Unless you're a frequent flyer around here?
No fear. Horrible places, hospitals.
I just spilled some boiling water.
A plaster, that's all I need.
Well, that's going to make my day nice and easy then, isn't it?
I'm just going to do your admission.
Nothing like a bracing bit of surgery to liven up a morning.
You make it sound like my life is not exciting.
I've already helped three people to the toilet
and it's not even lunchtime.
If I'd have known Sacha was going to be this generous when he's loved up,
I would have paired him off a lot sooner.
So how quickly are things moving with you two?
If you end up engaged he might be so happy
he might let me do solo surgery.
Sacha and I are grown-ups. We walk, we don't run.
Is that code for "we snuggle, but we don't touch down below"?
Just don't put your name on the surgical board just yet.
Mo, where's Elliot?
I hear congratulations are in order?
Here's Shaun Stevenson's medical records.
Tell Shaun I'll be right with him.
Sure. Here she is. Darwin's new lord and master.
Shouldn't you be off being incompetent somewhere?
Whatever you're about to say, there's really no need.
I add mine to the long list of congratulations.
I wanted to be the one to tell you.
I appreciate the thought but erm...
Elliot, this is me, you know.
Me getting this promotion and taking over the ward...
Is the logical next step.
Please just let me...
I mean, what did I expect?
With talent like yours, you had to surpass me sometime.
Well, I had a great teacher.
What is that smell?
I think I know something about that...
Oh, Elliot, what have you been eating?!
Just the usual, I can assure you.
Well, in that case, may I suggest that you change your butcher.
I brought him in for the people down in geriatrics.
Haven't had a chance to take him there yet.
Well, as long as he doesn't leave any gifts...
He'll be on best behaviour. I give you my word.
Jac, I haven't had a chance to thank you properly
for being such an excellent ambassador
for the Herzig in my absence.
I've no ambition to be part of Guy's brave new world.
I'm here to treat patients as well as I can, that's all.
Unless there's anything else?
There's no Herzig patients scheduled for the next few weeks, are there?
Not for the moment, no.
KIRSTY: So I'm having a laugh with this guy -
-we're a few drinks in, you know how it is.
And then he asks me do I want to go somewhere quieter?
All done, Mr P, don't drink it all at once.
So I assume we're going back to his place.
As you would, yeah.
Only we rock up at this office building and I'm thinking,
"Hang on. No-one lives here, what's this guy playing at?"
So I've got one hand on my mobile just in case.
We get to the sixth floor.
There's a massive party going on.
Only to find that their stripper had cancelled last minute
and he thought that he could find some random as a replacement!
What? So you legged it out of there, I take it?
OK, so I see you've just made the perilous journey from the ED to AAU.
I feel like I'm about to explode.
OK, well, try and hold off on that, we've just mopped the floor.
Terry, let's get this lady settled. Thank you.
Where did you find her?
There was a thorough recruitment process.
Yeah. Course there was.
Even he wouldn't employ someone he just met in a bar.
It's called efficiency.
I mean, why waste time spending days interviewing people
when you can pull a few HR strings and Bob's your uncle?
She's fully qualified, don't worry about it.
We meet again. Hello.
I told him not to visit me unless he was feeling up for it.
I was fine...till I met this one in the lift.
How's the mutt?
Here on the QT, let's not forget?
Luisa's the dog lover, actually.
Three pugs at the height of it, wasn't it, babe?
Yeah. But my mum had to take them, you know, when it got too much.
I hope you're being well looked after by Ms Effanga?
Yeah. She makes dying as much of a laugh as it can be, that one.
Oi, we don't use that word.
In our house it's called "Going for a long walk in the snow."
As in, "I may be some time"?
Things are grim enough without saying the word "dead"
every five seconds.
Well, on that front I hope I might have some positive news.
It's been a long time since someone's said
something like that to me and you?
I trust you're heard of a device called the Herzig?
Yeah, yeah. I've been down that road, Doc.
Got the knock back.
Yes, on the basis of sepsis?
Well, infections can come and go.
I'd like to run some tests, to see if the situation's changed.
Could Shaun be a candidate now?
I think this might be our lucky day.
I take it that means you'd like me to see if you might be suitable?
I think that might be a yes.
Oh, I'll get that.
There you go.
Kirsty, can you get Mrs Smith a new IV please?
Oh, and those nails need to come off.
It doesn't look like there's too much dead skin,
so I will get the burn cleaned up, dressed
and you should be good to go.
I did it boiling an egg.
Horrible things, eggs.
Have you ever had much trouble with them?
I can't say I have.
You're obviously a picture of health, Charlie.
But do you have any niggles that we should know about?
Nope. Never had a day's sickness in my life, fit as a fiddle.
Oh, I do have a statin for my cholesterol,
and insulin for my diabetes, something for my blood pressure,
three other tablets, but I don't know what they're for.
And something to keep me regular.
Grab that dressing, shall I?
So I've been thinking...
Really, did it hurt?
I've been racking my brains all day trying to square me seeing the girls
with not wanting to miss out on seeing you.
And then it hit me and it's obvious, really.
Yeah, why don't we all have dinner together!
I mean you've got to meet them at some point, so why not tonight?
OK, look you're busy. We'll talk about it later.
OK, Alice. On a scale of one to ten, how much does this hurt?
One to ten?
Right, let's get a full round of bloods
then let's take it from there.
Don't worry, you're not the only one
who doesn't like talking to the doctors.
It's not like that, it's him.
Harry? He's harmless.
It's good-looking people,
it's like my tongue doesn't want to work around them.
You seem to be doing all right around me.
Yeah, I walked into that one, didn't I?
Hang on, Doc. The missus is having some tests, so if it's bad news...
Actually the news could hardly be better.
Your blood tests, ECG, echo, CT scan were all looking good.
In fact, I would say that you're dangerously close
to being the perfect candidate.
You're not serious?
How would you like a Herzig, Mr Stevenson?
Mate, if I had the energy I'd leap out this bed and give you a big hug.
We could do fist bumps?
I tried cornflakes, but, well, they're a bit noisy.
Yeah, I've even tried cooking porridge,
but I mean that makes a horrible mess.
This is what happens when you get old...
..I start talking and the youngsters glaze over.
You need to change that dressing twice a day
and then apply the cream before the bandage goes on, OK?
Are you sure there's no-one I can call to come and collect you?
Just pass me my jacket, point me in the direction of a bus.
And you're absolutely sure there's nothing else we can do for you?
Well, there is one other thing,
but I doubt you'll be able to do much about it.
So then the atrial in-flow connector is sewn in.
-Yeah, Doc. But look, what about Lu?
I mean if I'm a candidate, she must be too, right?
Ms Effanga is assessing your wife's case separately.
I'll consult with her, of course. So...
We've been with each other every step of the way.
We met at a heart failure support group, for goodness' sake.
Almost had to get married on a cardiothoracic ward
because I had a crisis the day before the wedding.
You better double up on that Herzig, Doc, because me and her,
we're in this together.
With these clotting issues,
Luisa would never make it off the table.
Even if we put the device in her and she didn't bleed out mid-op,
she'd never be able to take warfarin.
Whichever way you cut it, it just doesn't work out for her.
If you don't mind, I think I should be the one to tell them.
-Sure. Shout if you need a hand?
Nothing for you to worry about - it's all under control.
Mr Glazer's crashing. Elliot, I need you.
Charlie Evans, bed two,
has just given me this.
So when your toe just fell off, you didn't think to call anyone?
It'd already fallen off by then,
what would be the point in making a fuss?
Charlie wouldn't let us take off his socks during the admin clerking.
which is why we didn't notice the missing toe before.
So, Charlie, how long have you been a diabetic?
I don't believe in all that sort of thing - load of fuss about nothing.
I think the next step is to have a chat with your GP.
-Can you also mark the boundaries of that rash?
Are you sure we haven't met before?
You're not famous or something?
I'm a nurse, Charlie.
There aren't many famous people lining up
to empty bed pans, I'm afraid.
You're in the newspaper or something.
I know you are.
So, what is it? Pen pal or love interest?
Judging by the size of that.
Let's go with love interest, shall we?
He's away at the moment.
But I don't mind, cos it's like there's something special
about a letter.
It's like, like I can be the real me, somehow.
Forces, is he?
I had a mate who was in the navy,
and his missus would pray for six months that he'd come home
and the next six hoping that he'd go away again.
I had to buy it myself but I think he's going to love it.
You know what? I'm sure he will.
Why have I just found three patients waiting to be discharged?
Because you're just lucky like that?
Kirsty said she'd do it and then pulled the old vanishing act.
Not for the first time.
She's new, she's still trying to figure out how it works around here.
She is familiar with the concept of people wanting to go home, though?
I will talk to her.
Oh, she told me that you met her in Albie's, by the way.
Not exactly orthodox, I grant you. But my ward, my way, remember?
Is that your way of telling me to, "Shut up, Colette"?
Do you know what, I wish we'd sorted this short-hand out years ago,
-She's trouble, I can smell it.
You worry too much.
Whatever you think you know about me, I promise it's not the full story.
And you really had no idea? All those years?
You poor thing.
Listen. I had a brother died a hero in Burma.
Now I'd no more take credit for him
than you should take the blame for what your grandad did.
Thank you, Charlie.
Now, Charlie, I've spoken to your GP
and he tells me that you haven't been to the diabetes clinic
in over a year.
Well, that's just an excuse for a load of old biddies
to get together and have a gossip.
Actually it's a crucial part of monitoring your condition.
Diabetes is serious, Charlie, and it won't be ignored,
as we're now discovering.
I've been there, and I know it's not easy.
Luckily I came to my senses before I lost any toes.
Is this where I get a lecture about taking care of myself?
So I'm not the first one to try it on you then?
We're going to need to get you on a course of antibiotics
to clear up that infection right away.
And you might need to stay in for a day or two.
So are you sure there's no-one I can call for you?
Cor, all right. Get me a pen and paper.
-Can I leave you to it?
Do you fancy joining me for a bowel resection in about 30 minutes?
It's a date - I'll bring biccies.
I am loving Good Mood Sacha.
As far as I'm concerned, the faster you two move, the better.
ADELE: I spoke to your mate in geriatrics
and he said he'll be ready for the dog soon.
Ah, the thing is I'm rather tied up
and Gary can't go down to geriatrics without an official handler in tow.
Well, I'm really tied up today.
Thank you. You'll probably need these.
Heaven knows what Ms Naylor would think
if we were to have a little accident.
Right, can I have everyone's attention for a moment, please?
You all received the e-mail from Mr Self this morning
announcing me as the new Director of Cardiothoracics.
What does she want, a cake or something?
I just want to make sure we're all clear exactly what that means.
The buck stops here - all major decisions must go through me.
If there's an emergency on this ward,
there is only one person you need to call.
If we can all stick to those basic rules, we'll get on fine.
It's best people know where they stand.
The second we started writing, I knew.
He just gets me.
Aw, it's lovely when that happens.
Have you had that? A real connection with someone?
Yeah, I've had it a few times.
A few too many times if you ask my ex wife but...
So what branch of the forces is he in?
Yeah, he could do something like that.
He's the sort of man who would.
It's just he's had some trouble.
I'm the secretary to his campaign.
We're lobbying the Colorado governor for his pardon.
He's in prison?
Well, the crossbow was for hunting.
He's a pussycat. He wouldn't hurt anyone.
And when all those people were killed,
he was at home watching TV on his own.
It's not his fault he can't prove that, is it?
No, I mean, that just sounds like a bit of bad luck, really.
Listen, I'll catch you up, all right?
Can I have a word?
I like it.
Listen, Colette mentioned that you were going to do
a few discharges but you never quite got round to it.
I don't think so.
It's OK, I mean, it's fine.
I know what it's like to work on a new ward,
like Kirk landing on a new planet.
More of a Spock fan, myself.
Well, it just works better
if people do the things they say they're going to.
It just stops things getting missed.
I'm not being funny,
but I didn't say that I'd discharge those patients.
If I had, I would've.
This kind of thing's happened before -
other nurses resenting me,
making stuff up to make me look bad.
Colette probably just fancies me.
Tell me you've got some good news for us, Doc.
I have to tell you both I have consulted extensively
with Ms Effanga.
Mrs Stevenson, I'm afraid you're not eligible for a Herzig.
What? No, no, no.
That doesn't make any sense.
Shaun, it's all right.
We've got the same condition. It's identical.
Unfortunately there's no such thing.
Disease progresses differently in each individual,
everyone has a unique pathology.
Don't let this spoil your good news.
This Herzig thing, it's a miracle, you could live for years, Shaun.
Do something, Doc, please.
Run the tests again.
Please don't, Shaun.
Run the tests again!
It would do no good. I'm so sorry.
But we're in this together.
Me and you...
..every step of the way.
Can I help you?
Someone rang me about my grandad - Charlie Evans?
Right, well Charlie's in bed two.
If you want to go and say hello to him,
I'll get the doctor to come and talk to you.
Is there somewhere I can smoke in here?
Charlie's grandson. He seems a bit...
Not sure yet.
Yeah, about this dinner.
The kids sound like really lovely girls...
..but is it too soon for me to be meeting them?
It's still early days.
It's absolutely fine.
Maybe I'm over thinking it, it's just a gut reaction.
Can I mull it over?
Now I know a bowel resection
is going to be pretty hard to top, but...
Mrs Collins' cyst needs draining.
I've got a patient reckons her phone's gone missing.
You know how I said it was my ward my way?
You can check lost and found without asking.
The last time she saw it was just before
she knocked her bag off the bed.
A young nurse helped pick it up.
Isn't that what we pay our nurses to do, help people?
A dark-haired Northern nurse, she said.
The other dark-haired Northern nurse.
Look, I know what you're getting at.
I spoke to Kirsty about the discharges.
It's all a misunderstanding.
Look, I know you probably think that I'm enjoying
-getting on your case about her...
-Oh, of course not.
-I mean, why would I think that?
-But I'm just trying to help.
Don't be a stubborn idiot all your life.
I've got every faith in her.
Fine, have it your way.
But if it blows up in your face, don't come crying to me.
'Just let it go, all right?
'I don't want to talk about it any more.'
-Everything all right?
-There he is. You tell him.
He thinks I want to block the biggest opportunity of his life.
I understand this must be very difficult.
But it's not. I want him to do it. I'm begging.
You don't know what you're asking.
I'm asking you to face up to things, Shaun.
Soon I am going to be taking that long walk in the snow
and there is nothing that either of us can do about that.
And we've done everything together, but I have to do this on my own
and you have got to let me go, Shaun, please.
Me and you, we don't believe in the hereafter,
we believe in the here and now.
And that is right.
Remember when you said you'd do anything for me, Shaun?
I want you to do this. Please do this.
Well, Alice Fairchild's CT is clear.
So whatever's going on, it's not an obstruction.
OK. So what now?
Right, she's not moving any air.
I don't know what happened - it just came over her.
Only latex but there's a note in her file
and everyone's been using latex-free gloves on her.
Well, there's massive swelling.
Someone's hasn't been following the rules.
Let's give her 10mg of hydrocortisone and adrenaline, please.
That's you, go.
Might not have been crystal clear with you when we spoke this morning.
Doesn't sound like you.
Elliot has a Herzig procedure on the board today.
He's going to have to be told that you'll be doing the surgery.
Can we not just let him do this one out of respect?
I have nothing but respect for Elliot,
but the rebranding of the Herzig has to start now.
Pull off the plaster. Do it quickly.
Sorry, can't do without much longer.
Exit that way, is it?
Yeah. Straight down the corridor.
He's always got a fag in one hand, that one,
and a drink in the other, most of the time.
Still, he cares enough to turn up.
That's got to count for something.
He reckons he wants to move in.
Come on. What with you chucking boiling water everywhere,
and him with his rolly habit...
that sounds like a match made in heaven to me.
You don't know the half of what he's like.
A few weeks ago an estate agent called,
said he'd been asked by someone to come and value the place.
Now who do you think that was?
Peter did it without telling you?
Shouldn't be up to him to say when things happen, should it?
It should be up to me. Don't I have a say?
They think I'm an old fool,
but I read the papers every day for the house prices.
There's no mortgage on my place
and it's worth best part of half a million.
Chocolate or crisps?
We need to have a little chat.
Not until you make a decision.
Fine I'll get both.
I know that I used latex-free gloves.
And I trust that Harry and Colette did too.
Look, I get it, you don't know me.
But don't go round making accusations that you can't back up.
-I'm not accusing.
I was just kind of hoping you'd tell me the truth.
It's a busy ward, things get missed.
It's no-one's fault, is it?
A patient's missing a mobile phone as well.
Don't suppose you know anything about that?
This is so weird, because I thought that me and you were mates.
-This has got nothing...
-And I would hate to have to grass up a mate,
tell HR how you offered me this job in a bar
without even checking my CV?
-Didn't really happen quite like that though, did it?
-Are you sure?
You can't go round scheduling Herzig procedures without telling me.
It's on the board for all to see.
Well, it's a big case, considering.
-You've only been back a week.
-I feel better than I have in years.
And we'd like it to stay that way.
It does no-one any good if you burn yourself out.
I think it'd be best if you went on light duties for a while.
As of tomorrow I'll take my foot off the gas for a few days.
So, how's your schedule looking?
Time to assist me with the Herzig?
Dream team back together again.
I thought this job'd help me meet more blokes,
but since I've got here it's just been hard work.
I mean I love it, don't get me wrong,
but where are all the hotties?
You know what? You're a really good listener.
If you could excuse me one moment, Mrs Collins...
-Hi. Er, what is going on?
Well, when you and Sacha are all happy and float-y
I'm his right hand man.
But as soon as you two hit an iceberg,
all of a sudden, I'm back to draining cysts!
Oh, I'm so sorry.
I didn't think about how all this was affecting you(!)
I made some calls.
We can arrange for nurses to come and visit you
-if you need extra help.
-Nurses? What sort of nurses?
I'm saying you don't need to let Peter move in if you don't want to.
There are alternatives out there.
You know a lot about this stuff then?
You do deserve a say in your own life.
You shouldn't have to be taken for a ride to be looked after.
You're a good girl.
Where have you been?
Relax, I did clear it with the nursing supervisor.
Well, who am I to stand in the way of little old ladies
getting to pat a cute wee dog?
So, you and Gary?
Yeah, I know. He's like the perfect gentleman.
If only I could meet a bloke like that,
maybe with a bit less drool, I'd be sorted.
No, carry on.
Why treat patients when you can be chatting inanely?
-How many times do I have to tell you?
-I'm not wasting money.
-Are you for real?
He's my family, not yours.
What gives you the right to pressure him?
I didn't pressure him, I explained options, that is all.
I'm making an official complaint.
I want you nowhere near my grandad from now on.
You can't pick and choose who treats Charlie.
Don't think I don't know exactly what you are because I do.
I know all about you.
Are you her boss?
I want a new nurse.
She doesn't touch him again, understood?
Dr Tressler says he wants to put a camera down my throat.
Sometimes a CT doesn't show everything,
and we need to know what's causing you the pain.
I'm not going to be able to travel like this, am I?
I've got the flights booked and everything.
We were finally going to meet.
You are just going to go and meet him, aren't you,
you're not going to do anything daft?
This is the man I want to spend the rest of my life with.
This wedding's the only thing keeping him going.
I sent him a photo and he looks at it every day.
How can I keep him waiting any longer?
Relationships are hard enough without all the extra stuff
that you're going to have to deal with.
There's no shame in admitting that you've made a mistake.
This may seem strange to you but I have lived the alternative.
Internet dating and awkward coffee dates with horrible strangers
I don't even like.
I've been alone and this is better, trust me.
Fletch, can I have a word?
Look, mate, it's probably none of my business,
but this Kirsty seems like a nice girl to me.
If you've got a problem working with someone you met in a bar...
-Hang on, hang on. She said that I've got a problem with her?
I'm guessing she came to me because she didn't know what else to do.
Just go a bit easy on her, all right?
I need your help.
You can't do the procedure, Elliot. I'm taking over.
Right. On whose authority?
-It's what Mr Self wants.
And I agree with him.
You're a brilliant surgeon,
but the Herzig needs someone who can shepherd it into the next phase,
attract investors from all over the world.
That isn't you.
You're not talking about just this surgery, are you?
It's for the best.
The hospital. The Herzig. You.
You can do the fundraising, the PR,
be the face, but I can still operate...can't I?
Guy wants consistency. Brand.
Brand! Can you even hear yourself?
I developed the Herzig from nothing.
No, go on. Say it, please.
And we're very grateful for everything you've done.
I was ill, dying...
..and all the while you...
This wasn't planned.
If you'd like, I'd be honoured if you'd agree
to assist me in theatre.
Please. I've borne enough insult from you today.
Please spare me that!
He knows who my grandpa was and that is why he's doing this.
Charlie recognised me earlier,
so he must have said something to Peter, cos he said,
"I know what you are."
So what else is he getting at?
He said that you overstepped your boundaries.
That you encouraged Charlie not to accept his offer of help.
There's some truth in that, isn't there?
No, I didn't overstep. I was helping.
It's not our job to tell people where they should live, OK?
Or with whom.
You know that guy is a scumbag! I mean you've seen him.
Yes, yes. I have seen him.
Right, but that doesn't necessarily mean I know anything about him,
and neither do you as far as I can tell.
Well, I know he had Charlie's house valued behind his back.
-Which there could be a perfectly plausible explanation for.
There's just something off about him.
I mean, the way he just looked at me then,
I can tell there is more to this.
Oh, come on. You're assuming an awful lot here.
He did not mention your grandfather.
You don't think you could be mistaken?
That's another word for what? Paranoia?
No, I'm not reading into this.
I can't be...
I think you should stay here, OK?
I just think you should calm down.
No! No, I am sorry.
No, I am right about this.
KNOCK AT DOOR
Mr Levy, we need you. It's Charlie.
Why's he making a fuss?
It's necrotising fasciitis.
Let's get him to theatre. Now, please.
Quickly. That's it, let's go.
What's going on?
How could she do this to him?!
Professor Hope thinks the world of her
and just goes around and stabs him in his back like he's nothing.
Anyone else got anything to say?
No? Get back to work then.
Mo, I need you to assist me in theatre on the Herzig.
We're about to take Shaun into theatre.
No matter what's happened, he's still your patient.
I don't think Ms Naylor would agree, do you?
Shaun's got a history of instability,
his condition's advanced.
She hasn't done enough of these to count on one hand.
Just stay close, yeah?
If anything goes wrong,
he's going to need someone who knows what he's doing.
FLETCH: You put a patient's life at risk.
I can't have you on the ward.
This is unbelievable.
All I've done since I've got here is worked hard and tried my best
-and now you're...
-OK. Only two kinds of people can cry on demand.
Actors and sociopaths. Which one are you?
You can't prove anything.
We're going to try.
Really? Cos from where I'm standing
I wasn't the only one looking after Alice.
And I saw Mrs Cooper's mobile - it was ancient.
Like I would bother nicking that.
Do you know how many nurses like you I've seen in my time?
Do you mean hard-working professionals?
You're a liar and a thief.
Not to mention a moody little madam and a terrible nurse!
Well, she is!
You can get paid more working in a warehouse,
why be here risking other people's health?
I don't know, cos I care?
If I lamp her one, will you say she started it?
Oh, relax. As if I'd risk my career over the likes of you.
Look, you're fired, all right.
OK, I don't need proof, so just get your stuff and go.
Do you know how long it took him to give me the job last night?
And I'm the one that's negligent? Are you sure?
I wouldn't work here if you begged me.
And you couldn't find your way out your backside with a torch.
OK. Scalpel, please?
ESSIE: 'He's going to be all right.'
Still think I'm out for his money?
It's easy for people to believe the worst.
Someone who looks like they've never done a day's work in their life?
I'd never rip off my grandad, though.
He's the only one who's ever been there for me.
Why did you use who my grandpa was to make a complaint against me?
I haven't got a clue who your grandad was and I don't care.
I made that complaint cos you interfered in something
-that was none of your business.
-But you had the house valued.
Yeah, cos what if he needs full-time care?
I'll need to find a way to pay for it.
I've been on and on at him to let me help him but he just won't listen.
And yeah, I could do with a place to stay,
..time to get myself together?
Maybe if I'd just been honest with him.
But admitting you need help isn't the easiest thing, is it?
Here we go. Come on.
What have you been swallowing, Alice?
Is that cotton wool?
'You did this for him?'
I read about it in a women's magazine.
Models to it all the time to lose weight.
I'm just going to say this because I think it needs to be said.
The chances are the crossbow wasn't for hunting.
And even if it was,
if his only alibi is the television then he's never getting out anyway.
I know that it's tough to meet people.
You want a connection, I get it.
But not like this.
Look at us, we've been chatting all day, don't we have a connection?
You're a bright, beautiful woman.
You don't need to do this.
The venous cannula's come out.
You need to open up the groin.
Clamp the vein. Stop the pump.
Get him back on bypass.
I'll be right with you.
Everything's under control.
Black silk, please.
How is he?
I can't tell by your face.
The surgery went well.
Every indication is that Shaun's going to be fine.
He's going to live.
Shaun's going to live.
I understand this must be a difficult time.
Oh, I'm glad.
I'm glad that it's him that's staying...
..cos I don't think I could do it on my own without him.
It's funny, isn't it?
Because the world can be a cold place...
but if you've got someone in it who just gets you,
sees you for who you really are...
..makes it much better, doesn't it?
I wish this could have happened differently.
You were magnificent in there.
You were... No, please let me finish.
You were every inch the surgeon I always knew you could be.
And the desire to follow your ambition as far as it will take you -
I understand, truly.
But you knew...
..more than anyone else, you knew what the Herzig meant to me.
And maybe deep down I always knew I wouldn't be able to see it through.
But it shouldn't have been you, Jac.
After everything. After all I've...
VOICE BREAKING: It shouldn't have been you
who took this from me.
Like I said...
I just can't forgive.
So it's good news.
Oh, so they won't be calling me hop-a-long for a while then?
No, no. You've got two feet, and nine toes just as before.
But we had to remove a lot of tissue,
so it'll be a couple of months before you're back on your feet.
That's all right...
because you'll have plenty of help.
Why don't we leave you two to talk?
So I take it you managed to dissuade him from making a complaint?
Turns out I was the one leaping to conclusions.
You're not coming to dinner.
You are without a doubt...
one of the nicest, most gentle...
..most brilliant men that I have ever known.
But we can't pretend that my past doesn't exist.
I mean when are you going to tell your Jewish children
that I'm related to a Nazi?
Well, maybe not over a plate of spag bol...
Would you ever introduce me to your great aunt Maria?
I hadn't really allowed myself the time to think about
what all of this means.
I don't think I can do this.
I need time.
Well, today's not been a total write-off, then...
MOBILE PHONE RINGS
Yeah, well, let's not blame ourselves too much, eh?
Time to go I'm afraid.
Aw, don't take him away from me just yet.
He's like the best date I've had in ages.
Thank you. Say goodbye.
See you, lover boy.
As news of Jac's new appointment as head of cardiothoracics spreads, Elliot is gracious in defeat. But Jac, with a further twist of the knife, tells Elliot that he will no longer be in charge of the Herzig. Faced with the fact his Darwin daughter has stolen his life's work - can Elliot forgive her?
Sacha and Essie are thoroughly loved-up and Dominic is pleased to benefit from Sacha's happy mood on the ward. However, the benefits are short lived when Essie realises Sacha may be moving too fast. When a patient appears to recognise her from the papers, Essie is forced to consider whether she has really dealt with her past and is ready to face the future.
Fletch assures Colette his new laissez-faire management style will be a breath of a fresh air on AAU after her jobsworth ways. Colette remains to be convinced that Fletch is taking the job seriously, and suspects he may have hired a new nurse for how she looks on the surface rather than her qualifications. Will the new addition to AAU be able to charm Colette as well as Fletch?