Series 18 Episode 14
Baz takes Louis to Charlie’s house –
their old house. He asks her in and she accepts. She gazes around the house and
he asks her if it’s changed much. She shrugs and Charlie asks her what her plans
are for the day. She tells him she feels out of joint; she was only supposed to
come to Holby for a holiday and now she knows she will be here until her Dad
dies. Louis decides he would like to spend his day with Charlie at the bowling
alley. Charlie swiftly asks Baz if she’d like to join them. She says it should
be their father/son time but he says it would be good for Louis to see them
getting on together and also says he would like to see her.
At the bowling alley Louis scores a strike. Baz informs Charlie that Louis is
good at bowling as he goes with Dan every week. Charlie asks where Dan is today
and she says he is working out a way of working from Holby. Baz says that she
will also have to find locum work. Charlie says he will pull strings for her if
she wants to return to Holby but she says she’ll be alright on her own. Whilst
Louis goes to get a hotdog, Baz asks Charlie if there is anyone in his life at
the moment. He tells her he is past all of that but she tells him someone will
come along. Charlie fails to mention that ‘someone’ is already here and standing
As Louis makes his way back to Charlie and Baz he trips over. He complains of a
bad ankle and when Charlie examines him he finds a rash. In turn Baz asks Louis
to look at the light and is alarmed when he says it hurts. As they continue to
check him over, Louis vomits on Charlie and they decide to rush him to Casualty.
They arrive at Holby in Charlie’s rather cool blue beetle! Josh sees them in the
car park and parks the car whilst Charlie and Baz take him into resus. Harry
greets them and tests quickly follow. Results show that Louis is septic and
within no time at all he goes into shock. Charlie and Baz help Harry and they
try to beep paediatrician Jim. However Jim is away playing with aeroplanes.
Baz reaches a weak moment and tells Charlie she couldn’t bear to lose Louis as
well as her father. Charlie tells her Louis will be fine and says they have to
believe that. After a pause he tells her she should call Dan. She nods her head
and Charlie leaves her side, as he passes her they hold hands for a brief but
very certain moment.
When Nikki hears of Louis’s condition she phones the airfield and contacts Jim.
Meanwhile Josh finds Charlie alone in his office and asks him how Louis is.
Charlie tells him that he looks at Louis lying there and realises he barely
knows him. He explains how he planned to be such a good father. Josh tells him
he is a good father and tells him that whatever happens he will get through it.
Josh tells him he will be there for him but tells him he has to stay strong.
Dan arrives in a panic and rushes to Louis’s side. He instantly starts mouthing
off about Louis’s condition and says they should get private care. Charlie
watches the situation from afar but steps in when Dan upsets Baz by saying Louis
may die. Charlie tells him they are doing everything they can and says that no
one needs his behaviour least of all Baz! Jim arrives and takes control whilst
Baz continues to swap glances with Charlie.
Jim examines Louis and diagnoses Rocky Mountain Fever. It is caught by ticks
that bite the body and Louis would have caught it in Canada. Jim is sure Louis
will be fine. Louis wakes up and immediately asks for Dan. Charlie sadly steps
aside and Baz, Dan and Louis embrace. Baz spots Charlie’s pain and takes his
hand from across the bed. Dan doesn’t notice but we all did and boy did we
Louis is taken to the ward and Charlie and Baz linger behind to thank Jim. Baz
thanks Charlie and tells him he was wonderful today. As they enter the lift to
take Louis upstairs, Dan notices an exchange between them and finally it seems,
that like us all, Dan has realised that Charlie and Baz’s love has never died.
Quote of the Episode
BAZ: You always were stronger than me Charlie