DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
NINA hates Patrick. He’s an anaesthetist and she’s an obstetrician — maybe there’s some natural antipathy there, I’m not sure, but I think we all know which way this is going to go.
He needs stitches tonight — or sutures, to use the correct obfuscating jargon— and they have a moment where their mutual dislike/ attraction is on show for all other than themselves to see.
Or maybe he sees it. Nina’s too absorbed in other things. She goes out with a lot of doctors. Has she tried other occupations at all? There was the husband who worked with explosives ... maybe that put her off people who don’t have medical degrees. Do you think she’ll deliver Billie and Mick’s baby, if any? And would that seem unusual? And will Mick’s brother Andrew start going out with Cherie?
These and other important questions will be answered, or not, in episodes to come.
Andrew is in the Yarra Valley tonight when Billie’s temperature reaches the point it’s meant to for her, or specifically her eggs, to be at the optimal . . . look, why go into all that? Andrew’s handing over some sperm and he needs to do it, like, right now. He’s pretty cute, cuter than Mick, frankly, and I’m surprised she hasn’t opted to get his sperm the regular way, but she’s sticking with the baster.
I hope this doesn’t turn all maudlin on us, this storyline. I’m scared it may. There’s some family drama involving one of the others tonight, don’t know if you’ve seen this coming at all. They’ve been worried about Jimmy, because there was that fight, something to do with his girlfriend they all spurned, followed by nothing but silence from his end for more than two weeks now, despite his mother and sisters having called him repeatedly, or perhaps because of. Offspring Channel 10, 9pm
Nina: Asher Keddie