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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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.
The Holby City actress talks to DIVA about the groundbreaking romance between Bernie and Serena.
When Major Bernie Wolfe hit Holby City’s wards, a certain group of viewers snapped to attention.
The maverick trauma surgeon had been airlifted out of Afghanistan and was mumbling about a colleague called Alex. Gender neutral name? Conspicuous lack of pronouns? Sudden reluctance to be in the same room as the handsome doctor husband she hasn’t seen in months? It could only mean one thing.
When Alex showed up – played by Heather Peace, no less – Bernie and her backstory came tumbling out of the closet, but the relationship that really caught viewers’ attention was with Serena Campbell, the Shiraz-swilling, seemingly-hetero consultant, fond of telling Bernie how terrific she is.
While most shows can’t put two ambitious women in the same room without turning them into rivals, Bernie and Serena bonded from the start, and actress Jemma Redgrave was happy to step out of her scrubs (probably not literally – we didn’t ask) and talk about why #Berena is still so groundbreaking.
“What’s really been lovely is to build a friendship, and a friendship between two women of a certain age who are both professional women, who have a shared language. That was really easy for Catherine and I, because we had that shared language anyway. They really like each other and support each other and everything comes from that. Anything that happens beyond that is luck, but I think the chemistry is very good.”
You can read the full interview here. Enjoy!
Holby airs tonight, 8pm on BBC One. You can watch the clip here!