Thanks to my friend over at Who-Natic we have screen captures of Jemma in the episode “The Kill List”.
Good to see Bernie’s back!
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Morven struggles to master her role as teacher, particularly with the unruly Cameron. After some advice from Jasmine and Bernie, Cameron and Morven realise that they actually get on much better than they’d previously thought.
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Last night’s Hobly City was gloriously gay. Not only did Dom and Isaac get it on, but trauma surgeon Bernie and consultant Serena were finally reunited. The air time given to LGBT storylines in this episode was way more than their straight counterparts. That’s thrilling enough, but what’s even more exciting is that #Berena proved themselves to be a canon-worthy same-sex female relationship on a BBC show. And neither one of them is dead. This is great news for LGBT representation on mainstream TV and phenomenal news for #Berena fans.
Let’s relive all the fun in a mini-recap. If you haven’t yet seen the episode, you can watch it on BBC iPlayer now.
It’s Bernie’s first day back on the ward and Serena has bought a new blouse and worn extra make-up for the occasion. She’s clearly as hyped as we are. She tries to chat Bernie up with some sexy “perforated ulcer” talk and they make eyes at each other over an unconscious bloke in the operating theatre. We’re all desperate for them to confess their true feelings, but it’s not until Serena’s nephew, Jason, thoughtfully locks them in an office together that things really heat up.
Bernie: What’s he doing?
Serena: I believe he’s playing Cupid.
Bernie: How’s that going for him?
Serena: Not very well given that you’re leaving again.
Bernie: I won’t. If you give me a reason to stay.
Serena: Will this do?
Bernie and Serena snog each others faces off and we all whoop with joy.
It was romantic, funny and beautifully played by actresses Catherine Russell and Jemma Redgrave
When we spoke to Jemma for the latest issue of DIVA she told us, “There aren’t so many relationships between women of our age, so it’s been huge and quite overwhelming that there’s been such an incredible response.”
You can read the rest of the exclusive interview in the November issue, in shops now or available for digital download here.
We are counting down the days till we can get another #Berena fix next Tuesgay.
Bernie thinks the biggest challenge of the day will be keeping her relationship with Serena under wraps. She’s shocked therefore to discover that her son Cameron is now an F1 on her ward. Can she put their splintered relationship back on track?
Bernie and Serena haven’t seen each other since their dramatic kiss in the aftermath of the helicopter crash and Bernie went abroad. So with Bernie due back at work, Serena’s understandably nervous and has made an extra effort with her appearance.
At the nurses’ station, the two doctors meet but remain polite and civil – but Serena’s nephew Jason puts his foot in it by asking his aunt if she’s told Bernie about what happened between her and old flame Robbie! Although Bernie pretends to be unaffected, secretly she’s heartbroken.
Later, up on the roof, Bernie confides in Dom that she has strong feelings for Serena. Back on the ward, Jason comes up with a plan to get the two women together – he locks them in Serena’s office! Will they finally admit their true feelings for one another?
Meanwhile, Inga’s envy over the closeness of Mo and Mr T continues to drive a wedge between her and her fiancé. But when she starts to sense there’s far more to Mo and Mr T than just friendship, it seems Inga will stop at nothing to keep her man.
Also, Isaac’s delighted when he receives a research grant and begins the hunt for a new research assistant. As Isaac’s beau Dom and ambitious Jasmine go head to head for the role, it’s obvious a lovestruck Dom will do anything to get what he wants…
Bernie returns to Holby and tries to reconcile with Serena, but it won’t be easy – Serena claims to be firmly over her. With Jason around though, secrets won’t be kept for long. Will the couple reconcile?
And when Bernie arrives back at work, Serena does all she can to make it clear she doesn’t care at all.
If you followed our twitter feed over the weekend, you may well know Jemma attended the Long Island Doctor Who comic-con recently. Take a look at these photos:
— Jen (@jendoctorwhofan) November 11, 2016
— Chris Kocher (@RealChrisKocher) November 11, 2016
— TBK (@HumanNothlit) November 12, 2016
— Resurgent Geek (@SutekhsCat) November 13, 2016
— Chris Kocher (@RealChrisKocher) November 13, 2016
— YosemiteForest (@YosemiteForest) November 13, 2016
— Kim (@Kimalysong) November 14, 2016
I also made a list of quotes by Jemma from the panels…
“Are you going to sparkle all weekend? I may need to borrow some.” – Jemma Redgrave, loving our glitter.
“The episodes you’ve been in have been hallmarks for a lot of reasons.” Jemma Redgrave: “Isn’t it because I’m in them?
“Sometimes, I want to save the world — and, in the UNIT series, I get to.” Jemma Redgrave on Big Finish Doctor Who
“Weeping Angels scare the shit out of me.” – Jemma Redgrave
Jemma Redgrave: “Weeping Angels scare the s–t out of me!
Jemma Redgrave said, “If you didn’t know, a lot of my family are actors…” and then the room started laughing.
Jemma Redgrave said if she could choose any Shakespeare role, she’d be Beatrice.
Jemma Redgrave: should Kate Stewart be full time companion? “Don’t think I haven’t thought about it!”
Here is a #LIWho interview tidbit – not only would Jemma love to be back on DW, her aunt Vanessa would love to be a villain!
Jenna’s headcanon is that Kate is married to a woman.
“We’ve all got to have a patch that belongs to us. Fuck it, this is mine.” – Jemma Redgrave on being the only Redgrave in Who.
Then Jemma apologized profusely for dropping an f-bomb with kids in the audience.
“I think that Vanessa would quite like to be in Who…but she just can’t. It’s mine.” – Jemma
“For a woman to rise to the top of UNIT…it’s hard for women to do that in science so I knew she was STRONG.” Jemma on Kate.
“I knew she was an incredibly strong woman and I knew she had a sense of humor and I knew she adored her dad.” – Jemma on Kate
Jemma rattles off all the different TYPES of women shown on Who recently: “It’s such a range of women for girls to look up to.”
“Whatever your profession, you need a round of applause every once in a while” – Jemma Redgrave.
“I just watched and tried not to forget my lines!” – Jemma on watching Peter do the Zygon Inversion speech
Kate’s relationship to the Brig reminds Jemma of her relationship to her own father. They used to watch Doctor Who together.
“If someone asks, I’ll be there.” – Jemma on doing theatre in NY
Jemma explained to the “Power of Three” director how special the moment is when the Doctor tells Kate he knew her father.
Jemma tells about a fangirl moment meeting Jon Pertwee: “I couldn’t speak!”
Having just lost her dad, she cherished those moments where someone would share their memories with her.
Jemma stresses the practicality of Kate’s heels: “They aren’t high heels, they are kitten heels!”
“I have loved every single moment playing Kate and being on Doctor Who.”
Jemma Redgrave can’t stop praising the entire Doctor Who production staff.
Jemma: “I LOVE working with Ingrid. She’s a spectacular actress.”
Jemma said Peter Capaldi took her aside to say “YOU KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS.” re: Kate saying 5 Rounds Rapid.
“I like to think about a character’s story in my head, what secrets they might have” Jemma abt headcanons
“I’m playing an army medic at the moment, I try to channel that physically… shoulders back chest out”
“It’s so lovely to come a place where everyone is so happy to see you!” – Jemma Redgrave on the con experience.
Clearly, Jemma Redgrave is bestowed with our “McGanning” award of the con aka the biggest con crush.
“I got the best part (in #DoctorWho) than anyone else I know.”
“They were so close, such a wonderful unit.” – Jemma on Karen and the Babes on Power of Three
“I feel a little trivial after that.” – Jemma quips after Ross and Sarah talk about their physical work with monster costumes.
Jemma is very proud of convincing the costume designer Kate’s military coat should be Burberry.
.@DebStanish accidentally calls Jemma “Kate”. Jemma: “Thank you.”
“If you share that on social media, I’ll send a Zygon after you.” – Jemma Redgrave, out of context.
Jemma gets a little emotional when she talks about the Community of Doctor Who fans and how they’ve embraced her.
Ross Mullen just BROKE Jemma Redgrave with a funny story and her LAUGH is a glorious barking thing of joy.
“You did scare the shit out of me.” – Jemma to Sarah Madison (The Weeping Angel)
“Do you mean sonic screwdriver envy?” – Jemma, when asked if the Doctors on the 50th “sized each other up.”
Jemma says the Brig was Kate’s “north star” just as her dad was for her.
“Family and community are so important… and it’s so heartwarming” Jemma on being part of the Doctor Who fandom
“I’ve played doctors so many times I’m almost qualified!” (to actually be a doctor)