Seven Network (ended 2009)
Ok for all you spoiler hogs, I reccomend you get the current copy of TV Soap (the one dated Aug 20th-Sept 3rd). Frank is forced to lose another member of staff in order to keep Bart on. Potentials on the chopping board are Jack, Steve, Von, Charlotte and Zoe.
Jack doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Surely as a surgical intern, his salary comes out of the surgical budget, or a general hospital budget, not the ED busget? The article says Jack's been on a spiral of self-destruction, drinking and sleeping around, and is leaving himself and the hospital wide open to a malpractice suit. But Frank knows about Jack's abuse, and how much Travis meant to him, is he so enamoured with Bart and so heartless to Jack's situation that he'd fire Jack to keep Bart (even if Jack's salary DOES come out of the ED budget...) It will be nice for Traval to get a meaty storyline though, but if Jack leaves, I'm quitting the show.
Von? Again, not making a lot of sense, I would have thought a PLO's salary would come from a geberal hospital fund, not the EDs fund. Unless McGrath herself has had enough and wants to leave, I can't see TPTB writing her out - she's the only original cast member left; I think she'll be there until the show's end.
Can't see the 2ICBB being fired, although that's the ideal situation for me. Don't like either her or Bart but having one sacrificed for the other works in my book.
Can't see them firing Steve after just a few episodes, although I wouldn't mind that, either - I'm not hugely enamoured with him. The most obvious one to me is Charlotte. Tammy Macintosh hasn't been given a lot to do lately, she's not a touch on the flirt, fun lesbian Charlotte that I loved. For some reason I really empathise with the character, and I can't help but thinking Charlotte would be much happier with her family doing good things in Africa than being unhappy and treated so shabbily by Frank and the 2ICBB.
I have a feeling I'm not going to like how this turns out. I really hope it's Steve or the 2ICBB becuse I think between Vincent and Sean, they've lost enough longerm staf (yes, I know Sean wasn't around for long, but he was really good) but I think it will be Charlotte, Jack or Von.
Well it loooks like its def Jack according to this week's TV week. The woman he sleeps with the night before is admitted as the victim of domestic abuse and it makes him evaluate his destructive behaviour. Could be a meaty send-off from Traval, but I have a feeling, given the ways they sent out Nelson, Vincent and Sean, this will be done in a completely tacky manner that involves Bart and the 2ICBB somehow making it about THEM. Also, Gabby is begining to cotton about Steve's drinking - again, not liking how she's fallen gidddy in love with someone who hurt her so badly. It's a complete reversal of the witty, intelligent, professional Gabby we know and love. I don't think I'll commit to the show as much if Jack goes. There have been a lot of characters and storylines I haven't liked in s9 and 10, and it seems to be getting worse.
Also, Cate and Mike share a kiss. Ugh, how do you say 'yuk' in Czech???
So Jack's friend dies, and then he goes out and sleeps with a whole load of women, one ends up in the ED, he tries to quit... Is one of the women gonna start stalking him now? It sounds a little too much like the Vincent storyline...
Cate and Mike??? WRONG!