Episode: S1E2, Hell Hath Fury
Air Date: 5 February 2004
Summary: This episode begins with a problem: the chef at Darkplace is too slow and the chicken is late. This has made all the staff waiting in line very impatient and annoyed, which results in multiple people being incredibly rude to poor Doctor Liz, and she doesn’t appreciate that at all. Within seconds, the chef has been mysteriously attacked and nobody can work out who did it: Rick Dagless M.D- “We’ve asked everyone in the hospital if they’re the mystery attacker, and they’ve all said no”. After many many hours, and various new attacks, Thornton Reed finally works out that the attacker is Liz, and she’s developed dangerous telekinetic powers.
What Else? This episode is about “love, loyalty and sacrifice”, which is definitely, and hilariously, not really that significant to the episode, and in places where it is, it is brief and lighthearted. A hilarious aspect of this episode is the terrible camera skills, where many characters only have the top half their face on screen at some points. We see many wonderful special effects: Dean Learner: “An eagle eyed viewer might be able to see the wires… if you go to a Punch and Judy show and look at the wires, you’re a freak!”
Quote of the Episode:
Rick Dagless: “I ran the only way I knew how, by placing one leg in front of the other in quick succession.”
Familiar Faces: Stephen Merchant as the chef (“you son of bitch”).