Chrissie has her baby!
Chrissie Williams finally gets her one wish this week when she becomes a mum to a healthy baby boy. After suffering over the years – her first child Amanda died soon after birth, and she recently endured a miscarriage – a premature labour frightens the normally level-headed nurse, who is suffering from pre-eclampsia. But in the end the Holby team manage to make sure that neither Chrissie or the baby suffer and she’s able to hold her child in her arms before the day is out. So overjoyed at becoming a mother, Chrissie even reconsiders her secretive stance on the status of Doctor Sacha as the father of her child and confesses all to dad Mark. Agreeing to allow Sacha to be a part of their son’s life, it looks like the nurse has got the happy ending she deserves. Meanwhile, Jac refuses to allow her recently returned mother to emotionally manipulate her. But when Paula is informed that she’ll need a kidney transplant, even ice-cool Jac can’t turn her down and agrees to be a donor in a life-saving operation. Elsewhere, Faye gets a letter informing her that Archie’s grave needs a tombstone, opening up old wounds for the nurse and a patient with a love of Bette Davis stirs up emotions on the ward.
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Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix.
An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.