As you saw from SueVo’s post, there are some cryptic hints flying around about this Friday’s episode of Miami Medical, All Fall Down. To say I’m intrigued is an understatement, and of course we’re all dying to find out the truth about HotDocProc and Dr Z’s shenanigans!
What we do know for sure is that this episode has as its guest star Louise Lombard. Most tv viewers will know blond Louise from her role as Sofia Curtis in CSI. But being a Brit, it’s a very different image of her that I have in my mind.
Louise Lombard began her career in front of the camera when she was only 18, and had a variety of roles on UK tv. In 1991, she was cast as Evangeline in the BBC’s House of Elliott and it’s in this incarnation that I picture her still. The series was written by Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins, the team responsible for the immensely successful Upstairs Downstairs. Eileen Atkins, of course, starred alongside Miami Medical‘s Jeremy Northam in Robert Altman’s Gosford Park.
The House of Elliott was set in the 1920’s and charted the rise of two orphaned sisters as they grew their dressmaking business into an haute couture fashion house. Sadly, we never found out what eventually became of the sisters because the BBC, in their wisdom, axed the series before the storylines could be tied up.
In its heyday, it was a very successful show, and it’s rumoured that Louise turned down the role that eventually went to Demi Moore in Indecent Proposal, because of her commitment to The House of Elliott. After taking a couple of years out to focus on her studies, Louise returned to acting and has worked steadily ever since, joining CSI in 2004.
In Friday’s Miami Medical, Louise plays Karen, a woman who’s rushed to the hospital with her husband when the balcony of their apartment collapses. Karen is very seriously injured but mysteriously refuses treatment. Also on Friday’s episode, a patient’s arrival with a large sum of cash in tow causes a stir among the staff.
Happily, Omar Gooding’s Nurse Tuck returns to the fold (I missed him last week) and maybe, just maybe, we find out a little more of the mystery behind enigmatic Dr Proctor and what he was really up to with those cups of coffee!
Is that sympathy or contrition I see in his eyes…?
Don’t forget to watch Miami Medical on CBS Friday night at 10pm.
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