Jordan can't accept Yvonne is dying...

Jordan can't accept Yvonne is dying...
Jordan can't accept Yvonne is dying... (Image credit: BBC)

Nick Jordan is single-minded in his quest to ensure critically ill girlfriend Yvonne Rippon makes a full recovery. But after a long night's vigil at Yvonne's hospital bedside - following six months of being her sole carer - the normally brilliant Clinical Lead is clearly exhausted and irrational. Police Superintendent Yvonne was viciously stabbed during the Holby riots last year, and Jordan left his job at Holby City emergency department to give her his expert care and attention. After many difficult months, Jordan remains committed to saving Yvonne's life. He confronts her consultant and insists they continue with aggressive drug treatment, which keeps her alive although her body is shutting down. When close colleague Zoe attempts to get through to Jordan, he flatly refuses to listen or accept there's nothing more he can do. To make matters worse, he's promised Yvonne's distraught mother, Diana, that he can save her daughter! Jordan finally faces up to the reality of Yvonne's deteriorating condition while there is still time for both he and Diane to say goodbye. Elsewhere, Jeff and Dixie find a young boy called Wayne being set upon by local bullies when they're leaving a hoax call-out. Back at the hospital Fletch is concerned by Wayne's behaviour after Aoife finds him stealing medical supplies. She's convinced he's just a thief but Fletch is not so sure... And he's proved right when it turns out Wayne is the sole carer for his sick mother.

Patrick McLennan

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.