Keep On Running Holby City


Keep On Running

Lofty is forced to finally confront his feelings for Dominic. Fletch enlists Jac's help to treat a single father. Guy puts Zosia to the test.


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Do you still have feelings for me?

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-You don't at all, do you?

-No.

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I have a date tonight. Freddie.

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Adrian's applying for a Director of Nursing position.

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Well, I think you should apply. You're qualified.

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Oh. Hadn't really thought about it.

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Zosia, I'm seeing a psychotherapist.

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Nina's condition for hiring me.

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They're worried you're not fit for work.

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I suppose Cardio's loss is Neuro's gain.

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So I guess we'll be seeing quite a lot of each other.

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Yeah, I expect so.

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I just really hope he's not boring.

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Ends up talking about his ex the whole time.

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Or his mother.

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Good luck.

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MORVEN LAUGHS

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Absolutely amazing!

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-Thank you. Thank you very much.

-Did you lose a bet?

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Well, it'll all make sense when Dom gets here.

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All right. Who's right behind you?

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Are you serious?

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Are YOU?

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He was going to be an egg. We were going to see who came first.

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It was a joke!

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I text you, saying I had my costume.

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I thought you were being funny!

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Wow. That's embarrassing, dude.

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I'm sorry. Guys, this is Freddie.

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Freddie, this is everyone.

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-Hi, how you doing?

-Nice to meet you.

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I can't believe this has happened again.

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Did you seriously think I was going to run

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all the way around Holby dressed as an egg?

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I've known him a week, and even I know that's never going to happen.

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-Exactly!

-You guys have any shorts?

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THEY LAUGH

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Obviously not.

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What a FOWL-up!

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THEY LAUGH

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Did they have a man's one, or...?

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-This is a man's one!

-Oh, OK, sorry.

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So, Freddie, are you running as well?

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Yeah, I stayed at Dom's last night, so...

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Yeah, he decided to tag along.

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"Tag along"? On a half marathon?

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Yeah. Disgusting, isn't it?

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It's only 13 miles. All you need is a bit of stamina.

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-Well, then, you'll be all right.

-Hey!

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Right. Well, guys, catch you up in a bit, yeah?

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-See you later.

-See you.

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This doesn't look like a woman's costume, does it?

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No! Course not!

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No, mate! You look great.

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HE SNORTS

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All right?

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Oh. You got an interview as well?

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Well, there's no need to sound so surprised.

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No, I didn't mean it like that. I mean, I even said you should, so...

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See you managed to borrow a suit.

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I've got suits.

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Actually, I've got A suit.

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I don't believe it.

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-What's that?

-That...

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Is that jam?

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That's revenge.

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That's because I wouldn't let Theo have sweets with milk on

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for breakfast. And I bet it was his brother Mikey's idea.

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I'm going to kill them.

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What a bummer. This is a nightmare!

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Good luck!

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-Morning, Guy.

-Morning.

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How's Dr Burton?

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Nina, if you want to find out how my psychotherapy sessions are going,

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-don't beat about the bush.

-How are they going?

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Privately. But thanks for asking.

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It's part of my remit to keep an eye on the health

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and wellbeing of my staff.

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Your locum contract is almost up. It'd be a shame to lose you,

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particularly as we're about to expand our neuro department.

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Actually, I was just about to call Dr Burton

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to schedule my next appointment.

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I'll be sure to pass on your regards.

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-Thank you. Have a good day.

-You too.

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Zosia not with you?

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She came in early to go to the medical library.

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-Ah.

-Mm.

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Yes, she wanted to brush up on her neuro,

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given she's spent the last few years working towards a career in CT.

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Look, I know you want what's best for her. So do I.

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We both know this isn't it.

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You clearly think that I'm behind this switch,

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but that is not the case.

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Oh, it is. Whether you know it or not.

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My question is, what are you going to do when your locum contract ends?

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Well, I'm not planning on going anywhere.

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Well, we'll see, won't we?

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Oh, hello, could I make an appointment with

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Dr Burton as soon as possible, please?

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I feel terrible.

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I was the one that talked you into it, and now I can't do it.

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It's fine. It's fine. It'll be worth it.

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-I hope so.

-You can do this. Good luck.

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Thank you.

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Good luck, everyone.

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Thanks, Essie!

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Wahey! Nice pins, man!

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Thanks, same to you.

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Yes, I'm dressed as a chicken.

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-Any particular reason?

-No, apparently not.

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Look, it's not my fault, OK?

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Now, you might not be taking this seriously, but I am.

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I'm doing it for Arthur.

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I AM taking it seriously.

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I think Arthur would have absolutely loved the costume.

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I could easily see him accidentally turning up dressed like a chicken.

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The only way Arthur would be caught doing 13 miles

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is if he was being chased by bears.

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Very true.

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Anyway, my love, I don't think you're the only one in costume.

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I bet he feels like a right wally!

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Wahey!

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Right, everyone! On your marks..

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Right, here we go!

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HORN BLASTS

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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-Oh, Fletch!

-Sorry! Where's Raf?

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He's running the marathon.

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-I forgot that was today.

-What's the matter?

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Well, I've tried to clean it, and now I've made it all sticky...

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Well, I was hoping Raf would be able to lend me a shirt.

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Oh. You're going for the...

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Yep.

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I suppose, you know, good news for you.

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Oh, don't be daft!

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Come on.

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I think I know where I might be able to get you a shirt.

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-Really?

-Yes.

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That's great!

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-Morning!

-Morning.

-Coffee?

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You look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

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Ah, sleep. The great panacea.

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Listen, I thought we'd do a case review today, ease you in gently.

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-Oh, OK.

-Disappointed?

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No, I just thought you'd throw me in at the deep end, that's all.

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Well, I'm just being prudent.

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I mean, I want you to be absolutely sure

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-that you're making the right decision.

-I AM sure.

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-Ooh, just a sec.

-Mm.

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-Hi.

-Hey.

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-Dopamine?

-Yeah, she's had some.

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-I'll see you in the office, then?

-No, no, no. I'm coming.

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She's a frequent flyer. Everyone's favourite.

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Ah.

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DONNA LAUGHS

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See? I told you this was a bad idea.

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Ignore her. It's fine.

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I'm sorry, but she's stitching you up, mate.

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I can see I'm going to have to keep my eye on you.

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Dirty tactics like that!

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What have you got there?

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Oh, it's just a bit of homework.

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"The hospital spent £8.4 million on agency nurses last year..."

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-Oi!

-Did it?

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Stop peeking.

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-Nurse Jackson?

-Yes.

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-Did you know that?

-Yeah.

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Have YOU got cue cards?

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PowerPoint presentation.

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Right.

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My transplant co-ordinator interview was a nightmare.

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I was underdressed and underprepared.

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It's not happening again.

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You'll be fine.

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I can't run this slow. I need to pick up the pace.

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Fine, you go ahead.

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All right, well, we'll see you at the finish line.

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How you doing?

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Cos I tell you what - these trousers are starting to chafe.

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I've had a spandex wedgie the last two miles.

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This was my kids' idea,

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so they can spot me when we run past the baby-sitter's.

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What's your excuse?

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Oh, I'm just an idiot.

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Ha! Well, all in a good cause, eh?

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Who you running for?

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Holby City Hospice. Yeah, they looked after my wife.

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-I'm sorry.

-Thanks.

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-I'm Ben, by the way.

-Mark.

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KIDS CHEER Here we go. Excuse me.

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Come on, Freddie, where's your stamina? It's only 13 miles!

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Ow, ow, ow, ow!

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BEN CLUCKS

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It's just a cramp.

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And even though our vacancy rate fell by 7.3% last year,

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9.2% of all nursing staff are due to retire in the next 12 months.

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That is going to create a problem if we don't get on top of it now.

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Well, you've certainly done your homework, Nurse Jackson.

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It's a serious job, Mr Hanssen, and I'm taking it very seriously.

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I see you've recently returned from a rather lengthy career break.

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Are you sure you have the management experience for this role?

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All nurses are managers, Ms Karnik. We manage people every day.

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Junior doctors who don't know nearly as much as they think they do,

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registrars trying to get ahead who'll throw their colleagues under

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a bus as soon as look at them, consultants and their ego wars,

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and don't even get me started on the patients.

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Everyone knows it's really the nurses that keep this place running.

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No offence.

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I know I'm not the obvious choice,

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but isn't that what we need? Someone different? To try different things?

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An underdog.

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It must be going well. She's been in there ages.

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I don't know, Donna can talk.

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THEY LAUGH

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-Thank you very much.

-Thank you, Nurse Jackson.

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Nurse Harrison?

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She's wasting her time. I nailed it!

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PHONE RINGS

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Sorry!

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Hello?

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What?

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I'll be right there.

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CHEERING

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-Considering you hadn't trained...

-I DID train!

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-..and you had a curry last night...

-Look who it is!

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Well done, mate. Get that down you.

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-Thanks.

-Where's Dom?

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I don't know. Freddie got cramp.

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That's what happens when you don't prepare, man.

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I passed them about an hour ago. They should be here by now.

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Well, we're due on shift soon.

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Should we go back and find them?

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I've just run that once, I am not doing it again!

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I'm reckon they'll be all right, anyway.

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And I am dying for a coffee.

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Good idea.

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-Pulses?

-Where else? Well done, guys!

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And with a 10% increase of permanent nursing posts,

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this could also reduce waiting times,

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alleviate the burden on the wards, and improve bed flow.

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And how do you propose to pay for these plans?

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-May I speak frankly?

-Please do.

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We have freelance project managers on very lucrative contracts.

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They've never worked in a hospital before.

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They have no idea how or why things are done,

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and they're brought in to find cost efficiencies and help us

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meet our STP targets.

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We don't need them.

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The staff in this hospital are its greatest asset.

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They are good, hard-working, intelligent people.

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If you want to know how to cut the cost of domestic services, or lower

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the linen budget, or reduce the food waste, then ask the cleaners,

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ask the laundry assistants, and the catering teams.

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Don't ask some guy sat in an ivory tower earning 600 grand a year.

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I'm so sorry. What happened?

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Got into some sort of squabble with one of the other kids. He's fine.

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Who have you been fighting with, eh? Eh?

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-Oh, no.

-Oh, dear.

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All right, can we all please just stay calm?

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Is it broken?

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-Sprained. Lucky for you.

-Well, I'm sorry. You know...

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Well, that's not good enough. I want him expelled.

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Firstly, nobody's said "expelled" since the '50s.

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-It's "excluded".

-Ah, well, you would know.

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Second of all, it's a hospital creche.

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No-one's going to get excluded from a ho...

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I don't want him anywhere near my child again. Are we clear?

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-We don't know what happened yet.

-You think this was Emma's fault?

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-I didn't say that. I'm just...

-Your toe-rag son sprains her wrist and

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suddenly it's her fault? Everyone knows your children are trouble.

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Don't start bad-mouthing my kids, I don't care who you are.

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-You're lucky I don't press charges.

-Let's take it down a bit.

-Enough!

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Is that Sacha's shirt? You look ridiculous.

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PAGERS BEEP

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What?

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Lou, can you take these two back down to the creche, please,

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-straight away?

-Go with Lou.

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What's happened?

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Oh, here they are! Won't ask about the outfit.

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-Did you do it?

-Yep!

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All 13 miles. Come on, cough up.

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-Oh, I didn't sponsor you.

-Why not?

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Well, until I get the big promotion, I can't afford to splash the cash,

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can I? So I sponsored Morven.

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Oh, come on, mate. That's, like, 38 pence per mile.

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Well, it's for a good cause.

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OK, the side room's ready, but let's prep both theatres, OK?

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And somebody phone ITU and see how many beds they've got available.

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-Yeah, I'm on it.

-Thank you.

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-Oh, thank God.

-What's going on?

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Quickly. I need a second pair of hands here.

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Dr Digby, can you get changed and scrub in, please?

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A 4x4 lost control and went into the half marathon.

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-Definitely a haemothorax.

-Side room, then, please.

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-We need a chest drain, Fletch.

-OK, coming.

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Right, everyone, it's going to be busy, so let's stay

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on top of things. Dot your I's and cross your T's, please.

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Dom!

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It's definitely an intra-abdominal haemorrhage.

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There's a lot of blood, and I don't know where it's coming from.

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-Toni! Right, haemoglobin?

-Eight.

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Let's get him into theatre, please, for an emergency laparotomy.

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Thank you.

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Hey. Why are you running around like a headless chicken?

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Have you heard from Dom?

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What's happened?

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Is that Freddie?

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-Raf?

-Where's Dom?!

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I don't know. There was an accident.

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What do you mean, "Where's Dom?" What's going on?

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Have you got your phone?

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Voicemail.

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OK, listen. If there was something serious, then we'd know about it.

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-Hey. Where is he?

-Are you all right?

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Yeah, I'm fine, I'm fine. Where's Freddie?

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We've taken him into theatre.

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He's haemorrhaging, but we don't know where from yet.

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-Is he a friend of yours?

-Yeah.

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-I'd better get changed.

-Me, too.

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Lofty, can you take a look at that shoulder for me, please?

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If there's any news, I will let you know.

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OK.

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It's going to be all right, OK?

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-Have you seen Nurse Fletcher?

-Oh, er...

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Sorry. Look, a car drove into the half marathon.

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-It was an accident.

-Right. Is everything under control here?

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Absolutely. You can rest assured our SHMI remains at 102.

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We are a little bit backed up,

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but we've avoided declaring a Major Incident.

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-Good. Are you ready to come in for your interview now?

-Yeah.

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His drain's not slowing, and his BP's still low.

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-I need to take him to theatre.

-Well, we can transfer him upstairs.

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There are no beds. We'll have to do it here. Can you scrub in?

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Actually, Nurse Fletcher is needed for an interview.

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Really? That would be for the Director of Nursing post?

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I really would appreciate Nurse Fletcher's help.

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You are the best CT surgeon in the entire hospital.

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You don't need my help.

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Well, that's very kind of you, but I do need someone in with me,

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and as you can see, everyone else is busy.

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All right. I can see you need all hands on deck.

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I'm going to push your meeting to the end of the day.

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If you're not in the boardroom by five o'clock...

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I will be there.

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This is because of the kids fighting, isn't it?

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You're going to keep me busy past five, aren't you?

0:17:480:17:52

Get scrubbed.

0:17:520:17:53

Thank you.

0:17:560:17:58

Was he drunk, the driver?

0:18:000:18:01

I overheard the paramedics say he'd been fitting,

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so I'm assuming it was some sort of seizure.

0:18:060:18:09

-Is he all right?

-I don't know.

0:18:090:18:11

I hope Freddie's OK.

0:18:140:18:16

You two seem pretty close, eh?

0:18:190:18:21

Why, because I don't want him to bleed to death?

0:18:220:18:24

It's not that. It's just the two of you seem to be moving pretty fast,

0:18:240:18:27

-that's all.

-We're hardly picking out curtains, Lofty.

0:18:270:18:30

-Look, there's no need to be so...

-Look, can we just hurry this up,

0:18:320:18:35

please, so I can go and find out what's going on?

0:18:350:18:38

Let's give him the recovery room, and keep an eye on him.

0:18:440:18:47

So, how did it go?

0:18:470:18:50

Oh, the interview, of course.

0:18:500:18:51

-It went very well.

-Yeah? When do you hear by?

0:18:510:18:54

By the end of the day, apparently.

0:18:540:18:55

How is he?

0:18:550:18:57

There was a tear in an omental vessel.

0:18:570:18:58

He lost a lot of blood, but he's stable.

0:18:580:19:01

Thank you.

0:19:030:19:04

Ah, there it is. Intercostal artery's damaged.

0:19:100:19:12

Liga clips.

0:19:120:19:13

Good. 6/0 prolene.

0:19:170:19:21

Stop sulking. You'll make your interview.

0:19:220:19:25

Although I really don't know how you intend to manage an entire

0:19:250:19:28

hospital of nurses, when you can't even manage your own children.

0:19:280:19:31

Well, that's kids, innit? I mean, kids fight.

0:19:310:19:33

Maybe YOUR kids.

0:19:330:19:34

I'll talk to Theo.

0:19:360:19:37

Yes, that's going to make ALL the difference!

0:19:370:19:39

And what's that supposed to mean?

0:19:390:19:41

This isn't the first time your children have caused trouble.

0:19:410:19:43

Whatever you're saying to them in these talks obviously isn't working.

0:19:430:19:46

What do you want me to do?

0:19:460:19:47

-Take my belt off and beat him? Lock him in a cupboard?

-Fine by me.

0:19:470:19:50

2/0 silk.

0:19:510:19:52

Kids need boundaries.

0:19:560:19:58

I only have to raise an eyebrow at Emma,

0:19:590:20:01

and she knows she's gone too far.

0:20:010:20:02

That's because she respects that I'm the authority in our relationship.

0:20:020:20:05

Of course, if your children don't respect you...

0:20:050:20:07

Erm, my children do respect me.

0:20:070:20:09

Oh, hang on a minute.

0:20:090:20:10

Descending aortic aneurysm. He didn't get that in the crash.

0:20:130:20:16

How bad is it?

0:20:160:20:17

JAC SIGHS

0:20:170:20:19

He'll definitely need another surgery.

0:20:200:20:22

We'll finish off here, and send him to Darwin.

0:20:220:20:24

I didn't think there were any beds left.

0:20:240:20:25

There aren't.

0:20:250:20:27

Well, Mr Griffin's taken the last ITU bed.

0:20:270:20:29

So on top of your authority issues we have a defeatist attitude,

0:20:290:20:32

no problem solving skills, and a total lack of initiative.

0:20:320:20:36

Well, the idea of you becoming the next DON

0:20:360:20:39

gets more terrifying by the minute.

0:20:390:20:41

Careful.

0:20:510:20:53

-You OK?

-Yeah.

0:20:550:20:57

Listen, why don't you take the rest of the shift off?

0:20:580:21:00

I'll get agency in. I'll say the same to Dom.

0:21:000:21:02

It's fine.

0:21:020:21:03

You've had quite a shock.

0:21:030:21:05

I wasn't even there.

0:21:050:21:06

I saw how you reacted when you thought that Dom was hurt.

0:21:100:21:14

I...

0:21:160:21:18

He's my friend.

0:21:180:21:19

OK. Look, take a few minutes.

0:21:210:21:23

Just go and get a coffee or something.

0:21:230:21:25

Fine.

0:21:270:21:29

It's a Chiari malformation. Do you see the syrinx in the brain-stem?

0:21:290:21:33

I'll show you the cine phase contrast.

0:21:360:21:38

PHONE RINGS

0:21:380:21:40

Guy Self.

0:21:400:21:42

What, 4.00pm today? That's very short notice.

0:21:430:21:46

Yes, OK, I'll be there. Thanks.

0:21:490:21:51

-Was that your...?

-Yes.

0:21:520:21:54

-How's it all going?

-Fine.

0:21:560:21:58

Well, it seems to be having some kind of effect.

0:21:580:22:00

I don't think I've ever known you to be quite this "prudent"

0:22:000:22:03

in all my life.

0:22:030:22:04

Well, it's your career on the line now, not just mine.

0:22:040:22:07

Ah, here it is.

0:22:070:22:09

You're kidding me?

0:22:090:22:10

-Zosh, you need to hear this!

-What?

0:22:100:22:13

Some guy passed out at the wheel. Crashed into the half marathon.

0:22:130:22:16

What? Was anyone hurt? PHONE RINGS

0:22:160:22:18

At least three people needed surgery.

0:22:180:22:20

-Neurology?

-Is Dom OK?

0:22:200:22:21

He's fine. His new fella got hit, though.

0:22:210:22:23

-Oh, my God.

-OK. I'll be right there.

0:22:230:22:26

That was radiology. Dr March, could you follow me, please?

0:22:260:22:31

-How is he?

-Not too bad. He's had surgery.

0:22:400:22:44

Just trying to find him a bed, but CT and ITU are full, and nobody

0:22:440:22:47

seems to want a surgical patient with an untreated aortic aneurysm.

0:22:470:22:50

Jac found it when she was repairing an artery.

0:22:500:22:53

-Well, that was lucky.

-That's one way to put it.

0:22:530:22:55

He's a single dad. Three little kids.

0:22:560:22:58

They're with a baby-sitter.

0:22:580:23:00

Have you got the baby-sitter's details?

0:23:010:23:04

No. But she lives in Mercer Street.

0:23:040:23:06

I ran past it, but I can't remember the number.

0:23:060:23:08

I'll talk to the police.

0:23:080:23:10

-Keep us posted?

-Yeah, sure. How's Robyn?

0:23:100:23:13

She's all right. A bit shaken up, obviously.

0:23:130:23:15

-Will you send her my love?

-Course.

0:23:150:23:18

Oh, how was your interview?

0:23:180:23:20

Oh, they moved it to 5.00, but...

0:23:200:23:22

I don't know if I'm going to go.

0:23:220:23:24

Just not sure what the best thing is for me right now.

0:23:250:23:27

Seems to be a lot of that going round today.

0:23:270:23:30

What is it?

0:23:330:23:34

This is the driver who crashed into the half marathon.

0:23:340:23:37

They're sending him up now. His name is Jonas Jaques.

0:23:370:23:39

I've haven't seen anything like it before. Have you?

0:23:390:23:41

-Mm-hm.

-You know what it is?

0:23:410:23:44

Well, I've got a good idea. So, what's your first step, Dr March?

0:23:440:23:47

Mine?

0:23:470:23:48

Well, you wanted in at the deep end. This is it. Sink or swim.

0:23:480:23:51

Right. OK. Erm...

0:23:520:23:55

Bloods, FBC, U&Es, LFTs...

0:23:560:23:59

-Clotting?

-OK.

0:23:590:24:01

Cross-match? Group and save?

0:24:010:24:03

-We're taking him to theatre?

-As soon as we can get a slot.

0:24:030:24:06

Well, I've seen the schedule today, and it's back-to-back.

0:24:060:24:09

OK, well, I understand he's stable, so we can afford to wait for a bit.

0:24:090:24:12

Give you time to catch me up.

0:24:120:24:13

Dad, if you know the answer, just tell me.

0:24:130:24:15

Look, he's your patient, Zosia.

0:24:150:24:17

You need a full diagnosis, and a plan of action.

0:24:170:24:20

Dad...

0:24:200:24:21

MARK GRUNTS

0:24:340:24:37

Take it easy, take it easy.

0:24:370:24:39

Right, Mr McKenzie? You're in Holby City Hospital.

0:24:400:24:45

What can you remember?

0:24:450:24:46

Car.

0:24:470:24:48

Yeah, that's right. You've had surgery.

0:24:480:24:52

-I need to go.

-You can't, OK?

0:24:520:24:54

Because you're not very well, and you need another operation.

0:24:540:24:57

-No, my kids...

-It's OK.

0:24:570:24:59

No, there's no-one...

0:24:590:25:01

Social Services are picking them up, OK? They're taking care of them.

0:25:010:25:04

Social...? No.

0:25:040:25:05

They've found an emergency foster placement just until you get better.

0:25:050:25:09

-No, no...

-All right. I really need you to lie back.

0:25:090:25:12

I really need you to lie back. Try and relax.

0:25:120:25:15

That's it.

0:25:150:25:16

MARK GRUNTS

0:25:160:25:17

MARK CRIES

0:25:200:25:21

Mark.

0:25:230:25:25

Mark, listen, I know exactly how you're feeling,

0:25:250:25:27

because I'm a single dad meself, but honestly,

0:25:270:25:30

the best thing for you is to rest, get better, so you can go home.

0:25:300:25:34

Good man.

0:25:380:25:39

How long?

0:25:410:25:42

Well, like I said, you need another operation.

0:25:440:25:47

After that, it's going to be four or five days.

0:25:470:25:50

Four or fi...?

0:25:500:25:52

From when you have the operation.

0:25:520:25:55

And that won't be today?

0:25:550:25:57

No, I don't think it will.

0:25:570:25:59

Please.

0:25:590:26:01

-They'll be terrified. Their mum...

-I know.

0:26:010:26:04

They need me. I've got to get home.

0:26:040:26:07

Please.

0:26:070:26:09

FLETCH SIGHS

0:26:110:26:13

I'll have a word with the surgeon.

0:26:160:26:18

Thank you. Thank you.

0:26:210:26:25

-He's awake.

-OK.

0:26:350:26:37

Don't you think we should have a bit more urgency about

0:26:370:26:40

dealing with his aneurysm?

0:26:400:26:41

You can go at any point. I mean, I've seen it before.

0:26:410:26:43

There was a bloke over there, had exactly the same thing...

0:26:430:26:45

I've looked at it. It's not that big, it looks stable. It can wait.

0:26:450:26:49

I'd just be happier if it was dealt with.

0:26:490:26:51

He's a single father with three young kids...

0:26:510:26:53

There are no theatres - it's that simple

0:26:530:26:55

Well, can't you squeeze him in?

0:26:550:26:56

-"Squeeze him in"?

-Yeah.

-It's major thoracic surgery, not a haircut.

0:26:560:27:01

Look, I can get him a bed, but only after he's had the surgery,

0:27:010:27:05

otherwise he's going to be stuck down in here,

0:27:050:27:07

-and we're not exactly...

-Will you shut up?!

0:27:070:27:09

This may be hard for you to believe,

0:27:090:27:10

but I'm not just being difficult here.

0:27:100:27:12

There are no theatres available, not without cancelling someone else,

0:27:120:27:15

which I can't do unless it's medically justified.

0:27:150:27:18

If you can magic a theatre out of thin air, be my guest.

0:27:200:27:23

FREDDIE GROANS

0:27:350:27:37

Hey.

0:27:370:27:38

What's that?

0:27:390:27:40

It's just an antibiotic. How are you feeling?

0:27:400:27:43

FREDDIE GROANS

0:27:430:27:45

Like I've been run over.

0:27:450:27:47

Well, you've had some pretty major surgery, so you'll have to

0:27:470:27:50

take it easy for a while, OK?

0:27:500:27:51

Well, luckily, my boyfriend's a doctor, so I'll be in good hands.

0:27:530:27:56

-You've never had a seizure before?

-Never.

0:27:590:28:02

-And you said the headaches started eight weeks ago?

-Yeah.

0:28:020:28:05

-Did anything...?

-Did anything...?

0:28:050:28:07

No, sorry. You, go ahead.

0:28:070:28:09

Did anything change at that time?

0:28:090:28:13

Your diet? Medication?

0:28:130:28:14

No. I just hit my head at work.

0:28:140:28:16

But in my job, it's like getting a paper cut.

0:28:160:28:18

Happens all the time.

0:28:180:28:20

-And what is it you do?

-I'm a stuntman.

0:28:200:28:22

As in...?

0:28:230:28:25

The numb-nuts they get to do the dangerous stuff,

0:28:250:28:27

so that real people don't get hurt, yeah.

0:28:270:28:29

I can't believe I...

0:28:290:28:30

Is everyone...?

0:28:330:28:34

-No-one...?

-Not that we know of, no,

0:28:360:28:38

but I'm sure it's not your fault.

0:28:380:28:41

What's wrong with me?

0:28:410:28:43

Well, that's what we're going to find out.

0:28:430:28:45

We're going to drain the liquid off,

0:28:450:28:48

and work out what's caused it to accumulate,

0:28:480:28:52

-and we'll take it from there.

-You must travel a lot, yeah?

0:28:520:28:55

And is it true they do a lot of this stuff in Eastern Europe?

0:28:570:29:00

Yeah. Romania, Croatia, but I go all over.

0:29:000:29:04

London, LA, Germany, you name it, really.

0:29:040:29:09

And that's air travel, I suppose?

0:29:090:29:12

-I'm going to get your bloods.

-Excuse me.

0:29:130:29:16

-Hi.

-Yes, you're back. What do you want, balloons?

0:29:240:29:27

Mrs Adleman's bloods.

0:29:270:29:28

Where is she?

0:29:340:29:36

I thought I told you to stop cluttering up my ward.

0:29:390:29:42

MRS ADLEMAN LAUGHS JAC LAUGHS

0:29:420:29:44

She has got an infectious laugh.

0:29:440:29:46

-Yeah. It even works on Jac.

-Mm.

0:29:460:29:47

Are they there?

0:29:500:29:52

Yes. The eosinophil's quite high, but...

0:29:520:29:55

So, have you figured it out?

0:29:550:29:56

No, I...

0:29:570:29:59

Come on, Zosia. I can't do everything for you.

0:29:590:30:01

-Either you're serious about this, or you're not.

-I am!

0:30:010:30:03

OK, well, keep going. Come and see me if you need anything.

0:30:030:30:06

ZOSIA SIGHS

0:30:060:30:07

Dom, do you want to ring Freddie's parents, or shall I do it?

0:30:080:30:12

Er, that would be you.

0:30:120:30:13

And if they plan on coming in, can you let me know,

0:30:130:30:15

so I can make myself scarce?

0:30:150:30:17

Oh, too soon to meet the parents?

0:30:170:30:19

About a year too soon. I've only just learnt the guy's surname.

0:30:190:30:21

I don't know, I think it's a good thing to meet

0:30:210:30:24

a new boyfriend's parents early on,

0:30:240:30:25

cos you can learn a lot from a man's relationship with his mother.

0:30:250:30:28

I have known him a week. He is not my boyfriend.

0:30:280:30:31

That's not what he thinks.

0:30:310:30:32

He referred to you as his boyfriend just a few minutes ago.

0:30:320:30:35

-Really?

-Yeah.

0:30:350:30:37

Maybe you should have a chat with him.

0:30:390:30:40

Let him know that you're not on the same page.

0:30:400:30:43

-What was that?

-What?

0:30:450:30:47

You don't like Freddie?

0:30:470:30:49

I don't know the guy, to be honest, and neither does Dom.

0:30:490:30:51

So why are you meddling?

0:30:510:30:52

I'm not meddling, I'm just being a mate.

0:30:520:30:54

By trying to ruin his new relationship

0:30:540:30:56

before it's even started?

0:30:560:30:57

By making sure he's not pressured into anything serious

0:30:570:30:59

-before he's ready.

-Don't you think Dom should decide?

0:30:590:31:03

Hang on, hang on. Can I see your work order?

0:31:090:31:11

Thanks.

0:31:130:31:14

And is this the only thing that needs doing in here?

0:31:170:31:19

-As far as I know, yeah.

-OK, great. Well, it can't happen today.

0:31:190:31:22

All right? I need you to pack up all your stuff, and get it

0:31:220:31:25

out of here, and I need everything back how it was.

0:31:250:31:27

-But...

-No, seriously, I'm not mucking about, all right?

0:31:270:31:29

I've got a team turning up in ten minutes to do a deep clean,

0:31:290:31:32

so quick as you can.

0:31:320:31:33

OK, thank you.

0:31:380:31:39

Right, Freddie's parents are on their way in,

0:31:390:31:41

but they're going to be a few hours yet,

0:31:410:31:43

because they're coming from Sunderland.

0:31:430:31:45

I know this is a little bit barbaric,

0:31:450:31:47

but I've just ended things with him.

0:31:470:31:49

Why?

0:31:490:31:50

Because I just didn't see it going anywhere.

0:31:500:31:53

Oh, run over and dumped on the same day?

0:31:530:31:56

-That is a bit harsh.

-You broke up with Freddie?

0:31:560:31:59

We're not Brad and Angelina. We only had a couple of dates.

0:31:590:32:02

Yeah, but...

0:32:020:32:03

He's a really nice guy, but you were right -

0:32:030:32:06

it was just going bit too fast.

0:32:060:32:08

Dominic? Ward round?

0:32:080:32:09

Yep, coming.

0:32:090:32:11

I didn't mean he should dump him!

0:32:120:32:14

Well, that all seems fine.

0:32:190:32:21

I'm still working on it, so don't get your hopes up,

0:32:230:32:26

but I'm going to get you prepped anyway

0:32:260:32:27

-Thank you.

-Don't thank me yet.

0:32:270:32:29

-Donna.

-Mm.

-Could you do a little call round for me,

0:32:290:32:33

see if you can get me an anaesthetist

0:32:330:32:34

and an ODP from somewhere?

0:32:340:32:36

-A call around?

-Yeah, I don't care where they come from,

0:32:360:32:38

just try all the surgical wards until you find someone.

0:32:380:32:40

-Why can't you do it?

-It's called delegating.

-All right, fine.

0:32:400:32:42

But, you know, you can't boss me around when I'm Director of Nursing.

0:32:420:32:45

Fine, but I'm still Ward Manager, so could you just do as I asked?

0:32:450:32:48

-All right.

-Thank you.

0:32:480:32:50

Sorry about that.

0:32:500:32:51

I really am grateful. I can see the effort you're going to.

0:32:510:32:55

Yeah, well, I know what you're going through.

0:32:550:32:58

So, how many you got?

0:33:000:33:02

-Four.

-Oh. That's a handful!

0:33:020:33:04

Yeah, you're telling me.

0:33:040:33:06

I've been lying here, just trying to think of someone

0:33:060:33:08

I could ask to take them for a bit, but...

0:33:080:33:10

After Paula...

0:33:130:33:15

I thought, I'd better get myself in shape, you know, make sure

0:33:150:33:18

I'm fit and healthy, so nothing happens to me,

0:33:180:33:22

make sure I'm going be there for the kids.

0:33:220:33:24

At least, that's what I told myself.

0:33:250:33:27

Really, I think I just wanted that bit of time to myself.

0:33:280:33:31

-Selfish, really.

-No. Kids are demanding.

0:33:320:33:34

Well, yeah, but...

0:33:340:33:36

I took it too far. Started running more and more.

0:33:360:33:40

Signing up to charity runs, a 10k here, half marathon there.

0:33:400:33:44

Just...

0:33:460:33:47

hiding, really, from everything. Everyone.

0:33:480:33:51

I get it. I do. All right?

0:33:530:33:56

Me and the kids were staying at a mate's until recently,

0:33:560:33:58

and now that I've got them on my own...

0:33:580:34:00

You know what?

0:34:020:34:03

Sometimes I sign meself up for an extra shift just to have a break.

0:34:030:34:06

Maybe you and I should face up to our responsibilities.

0:34:080:34:10

I've booked a theatre slot in the morning,

0:34:130:34:15

which means you'll be nil by mouth overnight,

0:34:150:34:17

so I imagine you'd like something to eat now?

0:34:170:34:20

-That'd be great.

-OK, I'll have a word at the desk.

0:34:200:34:22

So, stuntman, eh? Interesting career choice.

0:34:230:34:27

I just sort of fell into it.

0:34:270:34:29

I was into extreme sports as a kid. All started form there, really.

0:34:290:34:33

What's that saying? "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone"?

0:34:330:34:37

I mean, if it starts to get easy

0:34:380:34:41

it's time to do something else, right?

0:34:410:34:43

I'll see what I can do about getting you something to eat.

0:34:470:34:50

And only 0.54% of those were cancelled for

0:34:530:34:55

non-clinical reasons... Hello, yes, I'm still waiting.

0:34:550:34:58

Uh-huh. Great. Thank you.

0:34:590:35:01

Oh, here he is. All sorted.

0:35:030:35:05

-Just beep them when you're ready.

-Ah, that's great! You're a star.

0:35:050:35:08

You know me, Fletch, I like to get things done.

0:35:080:35:10

-Ooh, good luck for the interview!

-You're helping him as well?

0:35:100:35:12

What? No, I...

0:35:120:35:14

You're supposed to be on MY team, Morven. I'm disappointed.

0:35:140:35:16

So that's where she's getting all of her stats from, is it?

0:35:190:35:22

I've created a monster.

0:35:220:35:25

I can't go to the toilet without her telling me to the

0:35:270:35:29

nearest decimal point how many hours are lost to comfort breaks.

0:35:290:35:32

Seriously, Fletch, you've got to get this job,

0:35:330:35:35

or she's going to be an absolute nightmare.

0:35:350:35:39

Er, well...

0:35:390:35:41

actually, I'm going to withdraw.

0:35:410:35:43

-What?

-I've got enough responsibility.

0:35:430:35:45

Look, can you assist Ms Naylor on an aortic aneurysm?

0:35:450:35:48

Well, I'll speak to Mr Griffin, but I don't see why not.

0:35:480:35:51

That'd be great.

0:35:510:35:52

Hey, listen,

0:35:520:35:54

for what it's worth, I really think you should go for the interview.

0:35:540:35:57

Yeah, hello, you just spoke to a colleague of mine on AAU.

0:35:590:36:02

-Just need to do your obs.

-OK.

0:36:030:36:05

FREDDIE GROANS

0:36:120:36:14

I heard about you and Dom.

0:36:150:36:17

I'm sorry.

0:36:190:36:21

Did he say anything to you?

0:36:240:36:26

Not really.

0:36:260:36:28

He just gave me the usual bull, you know.

0:36:300:36:32

"It's not you, it's me,"

0:36:330:36:36

he's sorry he led me on,

0:36:360:36:39

blah, blah, blah.

0:36:390:36:40

Things were fine this morning.

0:36:420:36:44

I don't know what happened.

0:36:460:36:47

MACHINE BEEPS

0:36:500:36:52

Are you all right?

0:36:520:36:53

I...

0:36:530:36:55

-I just don't understand.

-MACHINE BEEPS

0:36:550:36:57

I'll be right back, OK?

0:36:570:36:59

-How did you do this?

-Magic.

0:37:060:37:08

So, are we on?

0:37:100:37:12

I'll go and get changed.

0:37:120:37:13

His BP's dropped, and he's really drowsy.

0:37:160:37:17

It might be the anaesthetic still.

0:37:170:37:19

You were right to flag it up. Let's take a look at him.

0:37:190:37:22

Freddie? Freddie, can you hear me?

0:37:220:37:25

-He's bleeding again.

-Can we get some help here, please?

0:37:270:37:29

We need to take him back into theatre straight away.

0:37:290:37:31

Yeah, OK, I'll call you back, and let you know what he says. Thanks.

0:37:310:37:34

I just spoke to Social Services,

0:37:340:37:36

-and Hannah's your baby-sitter, right?

-Er, yeah.

0:37:360:37:38

Well, her mum used to foster kids, and all of her paperwork's still

0:37:380:37:41

up to date, so they said, if you prefer it, the kids can stay

0:37:410:37:43

with her until you're better,

0:37:430:37:45

and Hannah'll stay there as well so they've got someone that they know.

0:37:450:37:48

I don't know what to say. Thank you.

0:37:480:37:50

And the good news is, the kids and everyone,

0:37:500:37:52

-they're going to come and see you tomorrow.

-Really, mate, thank you.

0:37:520:37:55

It's all part of the service.

0:37:550:37:56

You're back, and now you've got her,

0:38:070:38:10

and you don't know what to do with her, do you?

0:38:100:38:13

She's on a case. And it was her choice, Jac, not mine.

0:38:130:38:16

Why would she turn down the opportunity of a lifetime?

0:38:160:38:18

Maybe she wanted to push herself in a more challenging field.

0:38:180:38:21

She had the makings of an extraordinary CT surgeon.

0:38:230:38:26

She'll be an average neurosurgeon at best, and she knows it.

0:38:260:38:29

Whatever she's given her life up for, I hope it's worth it.

0:38:300:38:33

-Hey.

-Hi.

0:38:410:38:43

How are you getting on?

0:38:430:38:45

Erm, well, I think it could be a degenerative disease...

0:38:450:38:48

No!

0:38:480:38:50

Come on, Zosia, look at the scan! You're better than this!

0:38:500:38:52

-I'm trying.

-You're not trying hard enough!

0:38:520:38:55

-Dad, are you OK?

-I will be when you start focusing on the job at hand.

0:38:550:38:58

No-one forced you to be here.

0:38:580:38:59

-I know.

-Then apply yourself!

0:39:000:39:02

Otherwise, you're just throwing away your career.

0:39:020:39:05

OK, graft is in.

0:39:400:39:41

3/0 pro...lene. Thank you.

0:39:410:39:44

How does Ric feel about you going for DON?

0:39:470:39:49

Seems a shame to lose a perfectly competent theatre nurse

0:39:490:39:52

to a management post.

0:39:520:39:53

-Sorry, are my ears playing up? Was that a compliment?

-No.

0:39:530:39:56

Does that mean that you've changed your mind about withdrawing?

0:39:560:39:59

Erm...

0:39:590:40:01

-No, I haven't, no.

-Never had you down as a quitter.

0:40:010:40:03

Yeah, well. You don't know me very well, do you?

0:40:030:40:06

If it's because of what I said earlier...

0:40:060:40:08

Don't flatter yourself.

0:40:080:40:10

Let me guess.

0:40:100:40:11

You've decided it's not fair on your children for you to

0:40:110:40:14

take on more responsibility at work, blah, blah.

0:40:140:40:16

Not that it's any of your business but actually, yeah.

0:40:160:40:18

You're an idiot.

0:40:180:40:19

I beg your pardon?

0:40:190:40:21

You do 12-hour shifts now, right? Nights. Weekends.

0:40:210:40:23

-And the rest.

-OK.

0:40:230:40:25

The hours are more convenient, but it's not as simple as that.

0:40:250:40:29

You don't like money? That makes sense.

0:40:290:40:31

I've seen the hand-me-downs you dress Theo in.

0:40:310:40:32

I can't go home only thinking of work every night.

0:40:350:40:39

Dr Digby, you're an F2,

0:40:390:40:41

you're responsible for a small handful of patients every shift,

0:40:410:40:45

working under the supervision of a consultant.

0:40:450:40:47

Yes...

0:40:470:40:48

I'm the Consultant Clinical Lead on one of the country's foremost

0:40:480:40:51

cardiothoracic units.

0:40:510:40:52

When you go home at night, do you think you spend more or less time

0:40:520:40:55

thinking about work than I do?

0:40:550:40:57

Um...

0:40:570:40:58

Never mind, there's no good answer to that.

0:40:580:41:01

Either you don't care enough or I'm a heartless bitch.

0:41:010:41:03

My point is,

0:41:030:41:04

it doesn't matter if you're thinking about one patient, or a unit full.

0:41:040:41:07

One ward, or a hospital. You're still thinking about it.

0:41:070:41:11

For the record, I don't think you're all that bad.

0:41:110:41:14

Clearly you have some management skills. And I know...

0:41:140:41:17

I know you look out for your people.

0:41:180:41:20

Whatever, it's your choice. I don't care.

0:41:250:41:28

The bleed's not coming from the vessel,

0:41:300:41:33

I don't know where it's coming from.

0:41:330:41:35

-Sacha.

-Yep, I know, I know.

0:41:350:41:37

I've got it, I've got it.

0:41:390:41:41

It's coming from the closure stitch into the rectus sheath.

0:41:410:41:44

Sutures.

0:41:440:41:45

We must have hit a perforating vessel.

0:41:450:41:47

Not we, Raf. Me.

0:41:470:41:49

-It happens. It's a known risk.

-I'm sorry, Dom.

0:41:490:41:51

-Don't be silly.

-No, I...

0:41:510:41:53

Sacha, you're not God.

0:41:530:41:55

And cut.

0:41:550:41:57

OK, crisis over.

0:41:580:42:00

Thank you.

0:42:000:42:02

Are you OK, mate?

0:42:020:42:03

Yeah. Fine.

0:42:040:42:05

I'll be right back.

0:42:090:42:11

Good. Let's close up.

0:42:170:42:19

Maybe not. Let's have some swabs in there, please.

0:42:200:42:23

Dr Digby, put some pressure there.

0:42:230:42:24

PHONE RINGS

0:42:240:42:26

Can I have some protamine?

0:42:260:42:27

It's Mr Valentine, he says it's urgent.

0:42:300:42:33

Put him on speaker phone.

0:42:330:42:35

What?

0:42:380:42:39

'How long are you going to be?'

0:42:390:42:41

I have an aortic bleed here, I've no idea. Is it Adleman?

0:42:410:42:44

'Yeah. She's not good.'

0:42:440:42:46

Just don't let her arrest. She's on a DNR.

0:42:470:42:50

I'll be up there as soon as I can.

0:42:500:42:51

'Hang on. Hang on...'

0:42:510:42:53

Ollie...

0:42:530:42:56

Ollie.

0:42:560:42:57

SHE SIGHS

0:42:590:43:01

OK. Let's have a look. No. More pressure.

0:43:010:43:04

'Jac.

0:43:050:43:06

'She's gone.

0:43:070:43:09

'You there?'

0:43:120:43:13

Yeah.

0:43:140:43:15

'I'm sorry.'

0:43:150:43:16

Yeah.

0:43:190:43:20

OK. Let's finish this.

0:43:250:43:27

You don't have to do this.

0:43:350:43:36

Actually, you'll find that dehydration

0:43:380:43:40

is one of the biggest causes of...

0:43:400:43:41

Dom.

0:43:410:43:43

You don't have to put your guard up. It's me. OK?

0:43:430:43:46

It's all right to admit that you care about him.

0:43:480:43:50

You seem to be taking a lot of interest in my love life recently.

0:43:520:43:55

Well, there is a middle ground between a serious relationship

0:43:550:43:58

and nothing.

0:43:580:43:59

Yeah, I believe I was telling you that earlier.

0:43:590:44:01

Why'd you dump him, then?

0:44:010:44:03

Because. He's not my type.

0:44:030:44:05

And why'd you REALLY dump him?

0:44:070:44:09

Because it's too soon.

0:44:190:44:20

I thought I was ready, but...

0:44:220:44:25

..I'm not.

0:44:270:44:28

You just need to take it slow, that's all.

0:44:290:44:31

Yeah. Try telling him that.

0:44:310:44:32

No, you try telling him that. Instead of panicking all the time.

0:44:320:44:36

So let me get his straight. You've spent the entire day making it

0:44:360:44:38

abundantly clear that you disapprove of him and that you think he and I

0:44:380:44:42

are going too fast. But now you're saying...

0:44:420:44:45

You're missing the point. It doesn't matter what I think.

0:44:450:44:47

If you like him, give him a chance. If you don't, don't.

0:44:470:44:50

It's your life. OK? Just don't be pressured by anything or anyone.

0:44:500:44:55

What, not even you?

0:44:550:44:56

Especially not me. I shouldn't have interfered today.

0:44:560:45:01

Then why did you?

0:45:010:45:02

Surely you've got more important things to be thinking about.

0:45:020:45:05

Actually two of my best mates, from the ED,

0:45:090:45:11

Max and Robyn were in a fire on Saturday.

0:45:110:45:13

Robyn's baby nearly died.

0:45:150:45:17

Lofty, I'm so sorry. I had no idea.

0:45:190:45:22

Look, Dom - my friends are really important to me, OK,

0:45:250:45:28

I was just trying to be there for you. That was all.

0:45:280:45:30

Did you know that Jonas guy was in Thrones?

0:45:450:45:48

How cool is that?

0:45:480:45:50

I tell you what though, for a skinny guy he can't half put it away.

0:45:500:45:53

I just saw him eat four sandwiches. Four.

0:45:530:45:56

You know what, it's really not a good time, Damon.

0:45:560:45:58

Really?

0:46:010:46:02

Egg and cress, cheese and ham, chicken and sweetcorn

0:46:020:46:05

and prawn something.

0:46:050:46:07

Personally I think prawns in a sandwich are the devil's work,

0:46:070:46:09

but each to their own.

0:46:090:46:11

KNOCK ON DOOR

0:46:140:46:16

It's a tape worm! Cysticercosis.

0:46:160:46:19

Which is more prevalent in Eastern Europe.

0:46:190:46:21

It's been blocking the ventricles in the brain,

0:46:210:46:23

that's what's caused the fluid to build up.

0:46:230:46:25

They're not holes, they're cysts.

0:46:250:46:27

Finally.

0:46:280:46:30

So what are we going to do about it?

0:46:300:46:32

We put in a ventriculoperitoneal shunt to divert

0:46:330:46:36

the build-up of CSF in the abdomen and ease the hydrocephalus.

0:46:360:46:39

And we treat the cysticercosis with albendazole.

0:46:390:46:41

Excellent. Good work.

0:46:410:46:44

-Right, shall we go and tell him?

-Yeah.

0:46:440:46:47

DOOR OPENS

0:47:030:47:04

Only me.

0:47:040:47:05

Morven told me everything. How's he doing?

0:47:070:47:11

Yeah. He'll be fine.

0:47:130:47:14

A Darwin patient died because I talked Jac into this.

0:47:190:47:22

I'm kind of feeling like I robbed Peter to pay Paul right now.

0:47:220:47:26

She wouldn't have agreed to it if that was a possibility.

0:47:260:47:30

It wouldn't have made a difference.

0:47:300:47:32

That's what she said.

0:47:330:47:34

She also told me to grow a thicker skin and stop thinking

0:47:360:47:39

so highly of myself.

0:47:390:47:40

Haven't you got an interview?

0:47:420:47:43

I don't know.

0:47:450:47:47

I mean, if I can't get this right...

0:47:500:47:52

You didn't get it wrong, Fletch. You put your patient first.

0:47:520:47:55

But how do I upscale that?

0:47:550:47:57

I can't put every patient first, can I?

0:47:570:47:59

I haven't got the answers.

0:48:010:48:03

I don't think anyone does.

0:48:030:48:05

Do you think I should go for it?

0:48:160:48:17

Only you know what's best for you.

0:48:190:48:21

DOOR CLOSES

0:48:320:48:33

Hey. You're OK.

0:48:390:48:40

What are you doing here?

0:48:430:48:45

I...

0:48:460:48:47

I came to say I'm sorry.

0:48:510:48:52

And that perhaps I was a little bit hasty.

0:48:560:49:01

And maybe when you're up for it...we can talk?

0:49:090:49:14

We all know that we need more staff, more training,

0:49:320:49:35

more beds, more equipment,

0:49:350:49:38

but we can't keep shrinking teams and cutting services,

0:49:380:49:42

trying to save a few quid here and there, moving money and

0:49:420:49:45

people from one place to the other

0:49:450:49:47

and hoping that it's going to fix it.

0:49:470:49:48

It's like stacking deckchairs on the Titanic while it's sinking.

0:49:480:49:51

I'm not going to sit here and tell you that I've got all the answers

0:49:530:49:56

figured out.

0:49:560:49:58

Anyone that says there's a quick fix or an obvious solution is

0:49:580:50:01

kidding themselves.

0:50:010:50:02

But we do need to be able to do more with less somehow.

0:50:040:50:07

So we've got to be cleverer, more creative, less

0:50:080:50:10

stuck in our ways, otherwise in ten years' time

0:50:100:50:12

we're all going to be f...

0:50:120:50:14

We're all going to find ourselves in trouble.

0:50:170:50:20

And you're the man to lead the charge, are you, Nurse Fletcher?

0:50:210:50:23

I'm a single dad with four kids,

0:50:270:50:29

so I know what it's like to have to do more with less.

0:50:290:50:34

I also know what it's like to lead a team through the most

0:50:350:50:37

terrible of circumstances and come out the other side.

0:50:370:50:40

I don't think it's going to be easy.

0:50:430:50:44

And I don't know if I can do it any better than anyone else would.

0:50:460:50:49

But what I can tell you is that nobody will try harder.

0:50:530:50:56

You feeling confident?

0:50:570:50:59

I suppose I am, really. You?

0:51:000:51:02

Yeah. Couldn't have gone better.

0:51:020:51:05

Well, then, may the best woman win.

0:51:050:51:07

Yeah.

0:51:070:51:08

Well, this is all very civilised.

0:51:080:51:10

-Yeah.

-Yeah, look, whatever happens, we're all on the same side.

-Yeah.

0:51:100:51:14

Yeah, but I do have some bad news.

0:51:140:51:17

I just bumped into Sue Stout.

0:51:170:51:18

Scary Sue?

0:51:180:51:20

From ITU?

0:51:200:51:22

She went it for it as well, apparently.

0:51:220:51:23

Her interview was at lunchtime.

0:51:230:51:25

Right. Well, that's it then, isn't it?

0:51:270:51:29

None of us have got it, then.

0:51:290:51:30

Not looking likely.

0:51:300:51:32

Wish I'd known earlier, I'd have spent less time worrying about it.

0:51:320:51:35

Right then. Onwards and upwards.

0:51:350:51:37

I'll drink to that.

0:51:370:51:39

Hi. Well, this is awkward.

0:51:410:51:43

Do you want me to speak to each one of you separately?

0:51:430:51:45

It's all right, Ms Karnik, just rip the plaster off quick.

0:51:450:51:48

-We can take it, can't we, guys?

-Absolutely.

0:51:480:51:50

Right, well...

0:51:500:51:51

All three of you were exceptional.

0:51:510:51:53

We'd like to offer the position, if you'll except, Nurse Fletcher.

0:51:530:51:56

-You're joking.

-Did Sue Stout withdraw?

0:51:590:52:01

No. We just felt that Nurse Fletcher

0:52:010:52:04

was the best candidate for the position.

0:52:040:52:06

-Well done, mate.

-Well done. Dark horse, aren't you?

0:52:060:52:09

What do you say, Fletch?

0:52:090:52:11

Do you want to be the Director of Nursing?

0:52:110:52:12

Er...yeah.

0:52:160:52:17

THEY LAUGH

0:52:170:52:18

Yeah, I would. I can't believe it.

0:52:180:52:21

I don't know what to say. Thank you.

0:52:210:52:24

You're very welcome.

0:52:240:52:25

Was that about...?

0:52:270:52:30

Fletch got the job.

0:52:300:52:31

Really? That's fantastic! Well done, mate!

0:52:310:52:33

Cheers.

0:52:330:52:34

-It's fine. I'm really happy for you.

-I can't wait to tell the kids.

0:52:350:52:39

Celebrate. You deserve it.

0:52:390:52:40

Thanks.

0:52:400:52:41

Right. Come on. Back to the ward. See you.

0:52:410:52:44

-Pub?

-Definitely.

0:52:470:52:49

THEY LAUGH

0:52:490:52:51

I'm sorry. You all right?

0:52:520:52:55

Don't be daft. I always knew it was a long shot.

0:52:550:52:57

Hey! Anything?

0:52:580:52:59

Fletch got it.

0:52:590:53:01

Aw, mate! I'm so sorry.

0:53:010:53:04

You must be so disappointed.

0:53:040:53:05

No, it's fine.

0:53:050:53:07

I mean, the way I see it, if Fletch is moving

0:53:070:53:09

up in the world, than there's a promotion going on AAU.

0:53:090:53:12

Absolutely.

0:53:120:53:14

And with all the help that you've been giving me

0:53:140:53:16

I'll be a shoo-in for Ward Manager.

0:53:160:53:17

-It's a win-win, isn't it?

-Yeah.

-Great!

0:53:170:53:20

Well done. You did well in there.

0:53:230:53:26

I feel bad for him.

0:53:260:53:27

I doubt having a permanent shunt will do his career any favours.

0:53:270:53:30

I'm sorry I was hard on you.

0:53:300:53:33

Maybe it was what I needed. It worked, didn't it?

0:53:340:53:37

You're an exceptional surgeon.

0:53:370:53:38

Yale don't open their doors to just anyone.

0:53:380:53:41

-Dad...

-Well, they don't.

0:53:410:53:43

Zosia, if this is not what you want, then I don't want you here.

0:53:430:53:45

I mean it.

0:53:450:53:46

I'll call Yale myself and smooth things over. You just say the word.

0:53:460:53:50

-What?

-There you are.

0:53:510:53:53

You missed your appointment.

0:53:540:53:56

I'll rebook. Don't change the subject.

0:53:560:53:58

Guy.

0:54:000:54:01

I've been with the board all day

0:54:010:54:03

interviewing for the Nursing Director.

0:54:030:54:05

Between candidates we had a chance to discuss a few things.

0:54:050:54:09

A permanent neurosurgery department needs a permanent clinical lead.

0:54:090:54:13

Are you interested?

0:54:130:54:14

Well, well, well. A permanent contract?

0:54:150:54:19

I'll be able to oversee your entire neurological career.

0:54:190:54:22

You can teach me everything you know. How's that for a road map?

0:54:220:54:25

You heard my protege. Count me in.

0:54:250:54:29

I'll set up a meeting.

0:54:290:54:30

Well, this calls for a celebration.

0:54:300:54:32

Guy?

0:54:340:54:35

I'll see you down there.

0:54:350:54:36

Just so you know, I stuck my neck out for you.

0:54:400:54:43

Good. That means you need me more than I need you.

0:54:440:54:47

PHONE RINGS

0:54:500:54:53

PHONE STOPS RINGING

0:54:560:54:58

I hear congratulations are in order.

0:55:040:55:06

Oh, er... Thanks.

0:55:060:55:08

I also hear we owe you an apology.

0:55:080:55:10

Don't we?

0:55:100:55:11

Oh, what's this?

0:55:130:55:15

"To Theo. Sorry. From Emma Naylor."

0:55:190:55:22

Well, thank you very much, Emma. That's all right, isn't it, mate?

0:55:240:55:27

Turns out she may have sprained her wrist

0:55:280:55:30

throwing a wooden block at his head.

0:55:300:55:32

-Really? Well...

-I'll talk to her.

0:55:320:55:36

Not raise an eyebrow?

0:55:360:55:37

Right. Time for us to go, young lady.

0:55:390:55:42

I guess we'll be seeing a bit more of each other.

0:55:420:55:45

Will we?

0:55:450:55:46

Yeah, the DON's based on Darwin.

0:55:460:55:48

You didn't know that.

0:55:500:55:52

No.

0:55:530:55:54

Well. Too late now.

0:55:540:55:55

Is that Jacula?

0:56:020:56:04

Um... Let's go.

0:56:070:56:10

LAUGHTER AND CHATTER

0:56:120:56:16

CHEERING

0:56:180:56:20

-That's fantastic!

-Yeah, yeah. Laugh it up.

0:56:210:56:25

Right. I'm ready.

0:56:250:56:26

For what?

0:56:260:56:28

You're allowed to take one picture.

0:56:280:56:29

You can post it on anywhere on social media.

0:56:290:56:31

-I'm not going to do that.

-I'll do it!

0:56:310:56:33

No.

0:56:330:56:35

I acted like a bit of an idiot today. I'm sorry.

0:56:350:56:37

I shouldn't have stuck my nose in.

0:56:370:56:39

Well, Freddie and I have decided to keep going with things.

0:56:390:56:42

But we're just going to take it a little slower.

0:56:420:56:44

Friends?

0:56:460:56:47

Friends.

0:56:470:56:49

Oh-ho! Now, that...is a keeper.

0:56:490:56:52

Delete that immediately.

0:56:530:56:55

No, I'm going to keep this for a rainy day.

0:56:550:56:58

Come on. Get that down your chicken neck.

0:56:580:57:00

Thank you.

0:57:000:57:01

Just to also let everyone know that the casualties from the race today

0:57:010:57:05

-are all stable.

-Great.

0:57:050:57:06

But on a lighter note,

0:57:060:57:07

who would like to know how much we raised for our skin cancer charity?

0:57:070:57:10

-I would!

-Yes, please.

0:57:100:57:12

-Drum roll, please!

-Drrrrr!

0:57:120:57:13

-Just over four grand.

-CHEERING

0:57:130:57:15

-That's amazing.

-Yeah, that reminds me...

0:57:150:57:18

you owe me a cheque.

0:57:180:57:19

HE LAUGHS

0:57:190:57:20

Well, it's worth every penny.

0:57:200:57:22

Aw, brilliant! Well done.

0:57:220:57:24

Come on. Stick your drumsticks down on there.

0:57:240:57:27

Cheers, guys.

0:57:270:57:29

LAUGHTER

0:57:290:57:30

-Chicken legs.

-Cheers!

-Cheers!

0:57:320:57:34

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