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Thandie quits Holby

Thandie quits Holby
Thandie quits Holby (Image credit: BBC)

Just when it looked like she was getting her life and career back on track, Thandie Griffin’s world is turned upside down by the shock arrival of her brother Moses. Fresh off a plane from Uganda, Moses is dying of advanced stage AIDS and knowing he’s facing a painful demise, begs Thandie to end his life. Thandie, realising that treating Moses breaks the rules of the hospital, passes her brother off as a stranger in order to tend to his pain. Ric, who recently began to fall for Thandie again, agrees to assist in keeping Moses’ identity secret. Eventually, realising that her brother is asking to give him a dignified death, Thandie relents and administers a lethal dose of morphine. Distraught, Thandie admits her actions to a stunned Ric. Though Ric is sympathetic to Thandie’s decision, Moses’ death drives a heartbreaking gulf between the pair who realise they can never make a go of their marriage. Knowing her actions mean her Holby career is over, Thandie tells a regretful Michael Spence that she’s leaving the hospital. Ric agrees to continue with the plan to postpone their divorce proceedings until she has citizenship and watches sadly as Thandie walks out of Holby once more. This time, for good... Meanwhile, Joseph attempts to breathe life into his failing marriage to Faye with little success. Is there a future for this crumbling couple? Elsewhere, George confesses to Maria that he’s bisexual and she promptly dumps him. (opens in new tab)

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.