As his 65th birthday approaches, Holby consultant Ric Griffin gets a visit from a familiar face from his past, who voices concerns for his health…
It’s consultant Ric Griffin’s 65th birthday but he’s in no mood to celebrate. He hasn’t been himself for weeks and now he seems more irritable than ever.
Ric’s perked up, however, by the return of the Tan twins, the conjoined babies he performed life-changing separation surgery on 11 years ago.
Ric promises their mother, Mrs Tan, he’ll look after young Mi-Hi, who needs surgery to repair a hernia, but he keeps forgetting things and making mistakes.
Registrar Xavier Duvall (Marcus Griffiths), in particular, knows there’s something up with Ric and he’s furious that the respected consultant is potentially putting patients lives in jeopardy because he refuses to admit there’s something wrong with him.
Mrs Tan tells Ric he doesn’t seem like the man she once knew – but he refuses to admit anything’s wrong. Does the doctor need to see a medic?
Meanwhile, Fletch (Alex Walkinshaw) is still in the doghouse with Ange over his refusal to blacklist Chloe’s stalker husband Evan (Jack Ryder).
When Ange sees Fletch having a drink in Albie’s with Evan she’s furious – but is this all part of a bigger plan thought up by Fletch to show Ange whose side he’s really on?
Also, Essie can’t bring herself to tell colleagues Dom and Sacha that she’s been left holding baby Isla, since Frankie went AWOL, and allows them to think Isla is a tot from the adoption agency. Will Essie come clean?
Holby City continues on Tuesdays at 8pm on BBC1.