Holby's Ed: 'Rafi lashes out and punches Greg!'

Holby's Ed: 'Rafi lashes out and punches Greg!'
Holby's Ed: 'Rafi lashes out and punches Greg!' (Image credit: BBC)

Rafi's got his eye on Greg after Hanssen warned that he's the person keeping Sahira at Holby - and he gets annoyed when Greg gets too close for comfort, as Ed MacLiam, who plays Greg, reveals... Does Greg have any idea that Sahira's husband, Rafi, is onto him? "Greg's totally unaware of what Hanssen's said, but he's slightly wary of Rafi and steps back a bit. But while Greg tries to maintain a professional distance from Sahira, he still can't deny how he feels." Does Rafi notice them together? "Every time Greg and Sahira are together Rafi sees them and, each time, Greg is being very tactile to Sahira. It's only little looks they give each other and, at times, their hands touch, but Rafi reads a lot into it." Greg and Sahira have kissed in the past - does Rafi have something to worry about? "I think Sahira's in denial and she has to suppress what she feels about him. She's just trying to block those feelings out." Rafi gets very angry when, at the end of the day, he finds Greg consoling Sahira... "When Rafi sees Greg on a hospital bed consoling Sahira, he just lashes out and punches him. I needed a stunt double as I was on crutches for a real knee injury - and you can't have a man on crutches being hit!" What does this mean for the future of Greg's relationship with Rafi and, of course, Sahira? "Rafi and Greg always seemed to get on, but after this incident, any friendship they had diminishes. Greg feels slightly chastened by the whole affair so he just steps back from the situation... and Sahira." Holby City screens on Tuesdays at 8pm on BBC1

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.