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    • welshdeedee
    • By welshdeedee 13th Aug 14, 10:05 AM
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    The Holby City Thread - Part 3
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    • 13th Aug 14, 10:05 AM
    The Holby City Thread - Part 3 13th Aug 14 at 10:05 AM



    New thread as it still makes us smile.
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    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 3rd Mar 17, 4:03 PM
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    I loved Henrik speaking German, he's so clever.

    Good to see Jac sticking up for her sister Jasmine.

    Thank goodness Raf learned the truth before setting up home with Kim!!
    Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving . Albert Einstein.

    I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have -
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    • maman
    • By maman 8th Mar 17, 6:53 PM
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    I didn't see that coming with Jasmine pretending to be the 'boyfriend'. Sad really for both of them.


    Usual drivel with Essie and Parker. Didn't enjoy that story line.


    Good to see Henrik lightening up a little.
    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 8th Mar 17, 10:03 PM
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    I didn't see that coming with Jasmine pretending to be the 'boyfriend'. Sad really for both of them.


    Usual drivel with Essie and Parker. Didn't enjoy that story line.


    Good to see Henrik lightening up a little.
    Originally posted by maman
    I didn't see it coming either, that won't end well.
    Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving . Albert Einstein.

    I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have -
    Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 9th Mar 17, 8:16 AM
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    No Dom or Mo last night. I had to watch on catch up.

    Yes, that was a surprise to see jasmine texting as Nathan. No good will come of that.
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Anglea
    • By Anglea 11th Mar 17, 11:05 AM
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    I haven't checked if Casualty is on tomorrow night.

    So last week David flushed away all his medication and sent his son away and I'm wondering is he expecting to carry on working or planning to walk away from his life as he did years ago from his family?

    Holby - unlike some of you I was grateful there was no sign of Mo this week. No, I didn't imagine the online date was Jasmine either although I had several theories - one was a con artist who at some point will come up with hard luck stories why they had to cancel and may start asking for cash for tickets or I did wonder if it was a married man.

    I think there was an episode shortly after she started that role when Jasmine seemed interested in women and tried to kiss someone (unless I imagined that) so I did start wondering if she liked Serena in that way and something would happen between them in that scene with Serena crying and hugging Jasmine.

    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 11th Mar 17, 1:33 PM
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    Yes Casualty is on tonight. It sounds like David's stopping his medication is featured
    Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving . Albert Einstein.

    I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have -
    Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
    • ERICS MUM
    • By ERICS MUM 11th Mar 17, 1:58 PM
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    Yes Casualty is on tonight. It sounds like David's stopping his medication is featured
    Originally posted by Torry Quine
    Hope not, I find mental health storylines difficult to watch, a bit too close to home sadly.
    • Bettie
    • By Bettie 11th Mar 17, 6:42 PM
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    Just noticed that a sing and dance for comic relief is on bbc1 18.45 With stars of Holby and Casualty.
    • ERICS MUM
    • By ERICS MUM 11th Mar 17, 6:43 PM
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    Just noticed that a sing and dance for comic relief is on bbc1 18.45 With stars of Holby and Casualty.
    Originally posted by Bettie
    Oh well, it's Ch 5 for me then !
    • Bettie
    • By Bettie 11th Mar 17, 6:57 PM
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    Oh well, it's Ch 5 for me then !
    Originally posted by ERICS MUM

    Go Mo!
    I thought they were quite good
    • Judi
    • By Judi 11th Mar 17, 7:51 PM
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    Go Mo!
    I thought they were quite good
    Originally posted by Bettie
    I think they ought to stick to acting.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • Judi
    • By Judi 11th Mar 17, 9:33 PM
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    Casualty...... Oh No, what an ending!
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • Ames
    • By Ames 11th Mar 17, 10:10 PM
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    I've really hated the David storyline in Casualty. It started out well, but fell apart.

    Robin's a nurse. She knows he's off his meds. She knows that's putting himself and patients at risk, surely no nurse would be so irresponsible as to not report him?

    The 'twist' at the end tonight was obvious to anyone with experience of mental health services, because (whited spoiler alert) unless there's some special scheme for NHS employees he wouldn't have a psychiatrist anyway.

    And they seemed to just try and cram as many stereotypes into one episode as possible.

    Sorry, I've been grinding my teeth watching it this evening!


    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.

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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 12th Mar 17, 9:08 AM
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    I've only just realised who the actor who plays David is!

    It was OTT last night. Would anyone go to that extreme so quickly? A more gradual decline would have made it more gripping.
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    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Bettie
    • By Bettie 12th Mar 17, 11:33 AM
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    I've only just realised who the actor who plays David is!

    It was OTT last night. Would anyone go to that extreme so quickly? A more gradual decline would have made it more gripping.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    When the show finished there was a preview of next weeks which I missed most of , I went back on catch up but only caught a bit and someone said that he had been like it for quite a time and the psychologist was a figment of his imagination..
    Of course, I could have imagined all that !
    • Ames
    • By Ames 12th Mar 17, 12:40 PM
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    I've only just realised who the actor who plays David is!

    It was OTT last night. Would anyone go to that extreme so quickly? A more gradual decline would have made it more gripping.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    I've been wondering that, but we don't know how long the time beween episodes is supposed to be. He chucked his meds last week, then by the start of this week he'd bought the car, the clothes and started having random one night stands.

    Time between episodes is pretty elastic in general - sometimes they follow straight on from each other, sometimes it's the same week as in real life. So if it were a week it's possible he could have gone downhill so quickly, psychosis can come on quickly. But to have been psychotic for at least a few days without anyone - including trained professionals one of whom was a specialist working in mental health for a while (Charlie) - to notice? When he went from being more or less mute to singing and outgoing, and they knew about his bipolar?

    Although another thing that doesn't sit right is that he was on lithium (another stereotype) instead of a newr drug, but he's a nurse, if lithium was making him feel so flat why didn't he suggest trying something different instead of just binning them?
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    • Anglea
    • By Anglea 12th Mar 17, 11:58 PM
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    Re David's rapid onset, in the previous episode his son knew he was ill because he bought them both a pair of brightly coloured trainers and the son mentioned he did that just before he left the family.

    If you had a friend who worked in a hospital with you that started acting out, would you call security to get them out of the building or would you try and get a nurse or doctor to help them until the psych gets there? No wonder he was wandering about with strange clothes and headscarves and driving to get that school girl if he wasn't under supervision.

    Yes, it's unbelievable that Robin got in the car with him, not only because of his state of mind, but also because she had already started getting twinges.

    I missed the scene where he's supposed to have had one night stands.

    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 13th Mar 17, 12:04 AM
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    I think it's very hard to portray someone having a manic episode as part of their bi-polar illness. David himself was done well but surely as others said the A&E staff would have been quicker to get him help. Robyn seems particularly blind to him, that car ride won't end well I think.

    Did like Connie going to the school concert for Grace's friend.

    It was pretty obvious that Arnie's 'daughter' wasn't.
    Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving . Albert Einstein.

    I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have -
    Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
    • Ames
    • By Ames 13th Mar 17, 8:49 AM
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    Ames
    Re David's rapid onset, in the previous episode his son knew he was ill because he bought them both a pair of brightly coloured trainers and the son mentioned he did that just before he left the family.

    If you had a friend who worked in a hospital with you that started acting out, would you call security to get them out of the building or would you try and get a nurse or doctor to help them until the psych gets there? No wonder he was wandering about with strange clothes and headscarves and driving to get that school girl if he wasn't under supervision.

    Yes, it's unbelievable that Robin got in the car with him, not only because of his state of mind, but also because she had already started getting twinges.

    I missed the scene where he's supposed to have had one night stands.
    Originally posted by Anglea
    It's how the episode started - he woke up in a strange bedroom and was surprised when he realised he'd had sex with a man.
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    • Anglea
    • By Anglea 13th Mar 17, 5:08 PM
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    It's how the episode started - he woke up in a strange bedroom and was surprised when he realised he'd had sex with a man.
    Originally posted by Ames
    I didn't see the opening scenes, well that was unexpected to say the least.

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