Holby City star David Ames on THAT bombshell: ‘Dom’s dumbfounded!’


The cat’s ultimately out of the bag Holby fans! Following final week’s shock revelation that Ange Godard is Dominic Copeland’s true mother, on Tuesday evening, Dom himself ultimately uncovered the truth. David Ames discusses the fall-out…

Holby City star David Ames talks about Dom’s shock discovery…

In Tuesday night’s Holby City, we saw Carole (Julia Deakin) telling Dom he’s adopted. Describe how he’s feeling in that moment…

“Dom’s dumbfounded. It is uncommon that Dom’s caught without the need of possessing some sort of comeback but right here he’s entirely floored. He walks away in a bit of a trance and spends most of the day just attempting to get his head about this completely life-altering news.”

Holby Dom Carol

Dominic can not think what Carole’s just told him… that he’s adopted!

What’s going about in his head?

“All of sudden, all the things Dom knew is completely… I wouldn’t say created-up due to the fact he has a lovely bond with Carole… but all of a sudden it feels to him that their connection has been primarily based on lies, secrecy and deceit. And that leaves a true sour taste in Dom’s mouth.”

What Dom does not know at that point, even though, is that his colleague, Ange Godard (Dawn Steele), is his biological mother! As he tells Ange his ‘ news’, she tries to help him without the need of providing something away…

“Dom confides in Ange who, in her personal small way, tries to make him see the other side of the story. Ange tries to reassure Dom, saying he does not know what his biological mum went via and he does not know their factors behind providing him up. And, in terms of his connection with Carole, he’s got a loving mother who’d offered him a terrific childhood. But clearly, at this point, Dom does not realise how emotionally draining that will have to be for Ange to be providing him all this information and facts and seeing him so upset.”

Ange consoles Dom

Ange consoles Dom as he processes the news he’s adopted. But she stops brief of telling him she’s really his Genuine mum!

Even so, later in theatre, Dom suspects Ange knows much more about his family members scenario than she’s letting on. Then comes to the shock realisation for Dom that Ange is his mother! That is awkward – particularly as they’re operating at the time…

“I know! As normally occurs in Holby, these emotional scenes take spot more than someone’s open chest, so Dom and Ange are in pretty an awkward scenario. Dom does not pretty realize why there appears to be some sort of secrecy going on in between Carole and Ange but he pieces all the weird stuff collectively and all of a sudden it all adds up. Dom can not deal with the scenario, so he runs out of theatre as quickly as he can away from Ange then, outdoors, confronts her about irrespective of whether she’s his true mum. When she does not deny it, his thoughts is entirely blown!”

Holby Dom Ange in theatre

The penny drops… Dom realises that Ange is his Genuine mum!

Dom breaks down in tears. He will have to be so confused…

“He is! This news is completely life-altering. It is 1 issue to deal with possessing been told that your mother is not your mother. But then to all of a sudden realise that, really, you have been functioning alongside your true mother this entire time without the need of even recognizing it, is just an absolute thoughts-bender. He struggles to comprehend it.”

So, how are items in between Dom and Ange in the coming weeks? Are they capable to create any sort of connection?

“To start with, as you can envision, it is pretty tumultuous. Dom does not really feel that a lot work is getting created by Ange to bridge this massive gap in his life and he feels he’s coming up against a brick wall a lot of the time due to the fact she’s also struggling with this information and facts. They’ve essentially got to get started from scratch, actually, to create a connection, a bond and trust and all these sorts of items. It will be a really rough ride for each of them I feel.”

Holby Dom chat adopted

The major query now is: Can Dom and Ange create a connection?

And what’s his connection like with Carole, the lady who raised him?

“Dom is specifically cold and spiteful towards Carole going forward due to the fact he’s hurt and he’s lashing out. In his eyes, she withheld information and facts from him that she need to have told him at an earlier age, so that he could have created his personal alternatives about irrespective of whether he wanted to make contact with his birth mother or not. So he feels sort of betrayed by Carole. It is going to be actually complicated for them to each function via there are a handful of episodes exactly where you see Dom actually not enjoying even getting about her – but Carole adores Dom, he’s her small boy, so it breaks her heart.”

Aww… poor Carole…

“I know! Julia, who plays Carole, is so superb to function with and every person adores her. So it was really pretty tough filming these scenes due to the fact I did really feel like such a b******! But if we know something about Dom, he’ll deal with items in his personal time and in his personal way.”

How did you react when you discovered the storyline was going to discover Dom getting adopted?

“It was an thought that I spoke to producers about a couple of years ago and they believed it would be a very good way of illustrating how Dom has normally felt like an outsider. He does not realize why he is the way he is when hunting at each his parents and it is normally confused him. Dom’s normally joked that he will have to have been adopted, so this all of a sudden explains all the things. More than these subsequent handful of months, I’m hoping we discover the thought that you do not have to be blood to be a mother or a father – it is just a part you take on, it is the like that you give and it is the connection you create.”

Holby City continues on Tuesdays at 8pm on BBC1.


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