Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Series 18 Episode 16
upon us and so we are in Lapland. Charlie and Kenneth arrive at the holiday
cottage and are instantly pounded with snowballs from Baz, Louis and Dan. It all
appears to be in good humour until Dan fakes a fall into the snow. As Baz and
Louis rush to him, Charlie watches on. Baz invites him to join in the fun but
Charlie turns away. As he leaves Dan throws a snowball at the back of his head
and Charlie complains that the snowball had something in it. As Louis and Dan
fall about laughing Charlie walks away. Baz notices he is hurt.
Baz calls for Charlie. When he doesn’t answer she joins him in his room. She
finds his suitcase on the bed and sees him putting his clothes back in the case.
She asks him what he is doing and he replies that he is making things easier for
everyone, himself included. Baz shuts his case and tells him she and Louis want
him there. Charlie tells her she doesn’t know what she wants, in fact she never
has. Baz sits beside Charlie and tells him she knows this isn’t easy for him.
She tells him Kenneth is very fond of him and that Santa is about to arrive. She
asks how Louis would feel with his Dad leaving him at Christmas. Charlie says
that Louis must be getting used to that by now. Baz takes Charlie’s hand and
says that is all the more reason to stay. Charlie smiles and says sorry.
Santa arrives and Louis goes for a ride on the sleigh. Charlie and Baz watch him
in the snow and Charlie comments that Louis is a great kid. Baz places her hand
on his shoulder and tells him they have done a good job. Dan notices the moment
and Baz pulls her hand away. Dan says that they should hire skidoos. Charlie
questions him and Dan asks if Charlie would like to stay with Kenneth as maybe
that is more his style. God, he’s a sarcastic fool.
The gang take their places on the skidoos. Charlie teams up with Louis and Baz
goes with Dan. As they pull up alongside each other Dan tells Charlie he’ll give
him a head start. At first Charlie seems uninterested but egged on by Louis he
starts up the skidoo and heads off. Baz tells Dan to let them win but Dan
refuses. Baz reminds him that she chose to marry him and he tells her he isn’t
the one who needs reminding. Back home we ask what possessed her to marry him in
the first place!
So the race continues with Dan getting too close to Charlie’s skidoo. He tries
to overtake and at great speed he runs over a log in the snow. The skidoo is
sent in the air and Baz and Dan tumble from it. Charlie and Louis rush to their
aid and Baz says she is fine. Charlie shouts at Dan and asks what he was
thinking. Dan tells him to ‘can it’ and says he was nowhere near him. Charlie
makes it clear that isn’t the point – he had Baz on the back and could have hurt
her. Dan is trapped under the skidoo and complains of pain in his neck.
Charlie and Baz try to move the skidoo off Dan’s legs but they can’t lift it.
Charlie tells Louis to get back on the skidoo and says he and Baz can go for
help. Baz is unsure about leaving Charlie and Dan together, but Charlie tells
her he is not leaving her out here and wants her to take Louis back. Baz
squeezes Dan’s hand before exchanging a look with Charlie and leaving.
So Charlie and Dan are left alone. Dan thinks the situation is ‘lame’ and tells
Charlie the pain has eased off. He convinces Charlie to bend back the tree
supporting the skidoo. Charlie tries to move the skidoo but he loses his grip
and it falls back on Dan’s leg bursting an artery. Charlie jumps to the rescue
and tells Dan he will have to get into the wound to tie the artery off. Charlie
gets Dan to explain the rules of hockey whilst he hacks away at his leg. It’s a
gory mess but our hero Charlie succeeds in tying off the artery.
Dan begins to panic and realises he could die. He tells Charlie that could be
good for him as it must be want he wants. Charlie tells Dan he is not going to
let him die as he couldn’t do that to Baz. Dan speaks out and asks Charlie if he
still loves Baz. Charlie says he does – he has never stopped loving her. As
Dan’s temperature drops Charlie huddles over him to keep him warm.
The mountain rescue team arrive with Baz. When she sees the blood on the snow
she is instantly distraught and calls out Charlie’s name. As she rushes towards
him he tells her it is Dan who is hurt not him. Charlie tells her what has
happened and helps to wake Dan up.
Back at the cottage, Charlie tucks Louis into bed and kisses him goodnight. He
joins Kenneth in the sitting room and asks who was on the phone. Kenneth says it
was Baz telling him she is on her way home. Dan is fine and is being operated
on. He says he told her that Charlie had put Louis to bed and comments that it
is such a shame. Charlie tells Kenneth that Dan will be fine, but Kenneth says
he meant he and Baz were a shame. As Charlie looks on Kenneth comments that he
and Baz were so good for each other. Kenneth is officially a member of the
Charlie and Baz fan club.
Baz arrives home and looks sad. She walks over to Charlie and hugs him. He tells
her Dan will be fine. She says Dan has told her what Charlie said. Charlie
replies that he saved him because he couldn’t let her lose the man she loves.
Baz says she thinks she has already done that. For a moment Charlie seems
awkward and wonders if this really is the right time to have this conversation.
Baz tells him that she knows he still loves her as Dan told her. She says she
and Dan had a row when he accused her of still having feelings for Charlie.
Charlie asks her if Dan is right and Baz replies that she feels so guilty.
However the truth is that when she saw the blood on the snow she thought Charlie
had been injured. It was Charlie she was worried about and it was Charlie she
was scared of losing. As Baz grows distressed Charlie tells her that she can’t
get rid of him that easily. Baz tells Charlie she has realised what she wants,
but Charlie tells her she can’t always have what she wants – she taught him
that. There is a brief silence before Charlie spots the northern lights from the
window. They both look outside until Baz takes Charlie’s hand to lead him
Back in Holby Fin serenades Comfort to the tune of ‘Let’s stay together’. As the
music plays we are taken back to Lapland where Charlie and Baz lie in the snow
making snow angels together. Charlie looks the happiest he has looked in a long
time and they both smile and laugh at their creations. When they get up from the
snow they look longingly at each other and the pure depth of their feelings for
each other come to the fore. Baz moves closer to Charlie and they share a
passionate kiss, under the northern lights and amidst the snow of
Quote of the Episode
BAZ: Louis wants you here. I want you here.
CHARLIE: You? You don’t know what you want. You never did.
DAN: You still love her don’t you
CHARLIE: Course I still love her. I never stopped loving her.