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"Not Waving but Drowning" was the first episode of Series 17, and the 736th episode of Holby City overall. This episode sees the arrival of consultant Fleur Fanshawe and the return of consultant Michael Spence.


Raf returns to Holby and desperately tries to get back to his former hardworking self, but struggles in theatre. Michael Spence creates waves with Guy by stirring up the pot.

Formidable new consultant Fleur Fanshawe's direct approach in treating patients has a negative effect on the Keller team, who are shocked by her tactless nature. This leads to a verbal collision between Fleur and Sacha.

Jac comes face to face with her daughter Emma and has to keep her emotions in check when delivering a patient's baby girl. She decides, with Guy's help, to focus on her career revolutionising the hospital.