Everyone at Holby was devastated when AAU ward manager Adrian ‘Fletch’ Fletcher was accidently stabbed by a patient. After emergency surgery, Fletch seemed to be on the mend but, this week, he takes a turn for worse, and colleague Raf di Lucca battles to save his life!
Still in hospital following his attack, Fletch falls out of bed and injures himself. When he then loses feeling in his feet and legs, Raf (Joe McFadden) is alarmed. He and Fletch have grown close since Fletch and his four kids moved in with him, so he’s determined to find out what’s causing his paralysis.
Raf struggles to come to a diagnosis, however, so he and trauma surgeon Bernie Wolfe perform a lumbar puncture on Fletch. And when Fletch doesn’t feel the needle go in, he’s terrified! Raf urges Fletch to remain optimistic but, with tears in his eyes, Fletch then asks Raf whether, if anything should happen to him, he’ll look after his kids!
With a little help from Fletch’s son, Mikey, Raf diagnoses Guillain-Barre syndrome. Raf refuses to wait for the diagnosis to be confirmed, though, and tells Bernie they should treat Fletch immediately – but, as they do, he goes into anaphylactic shock. Has Raf’s haste done more harm than good?
Meanwhile, when Zosia treats an elderly patient, whose lover serenades her in Spanish, she’s reminded of what she’s lost with Ollie. Zosia begins to think about the possibility of reuniting with Ollie – but then she catches Ollie and Jasmine snogging the storeroom! Oh dear.
Also, a happily engaged patient and her partner present a vision of what might have been for Sacha and Essie, who sadly broke up last week. Have they made the right decision in going their separate ways?