Casualty ‘Pride Comes Before A Fall’ ~ Episode Review

Rather a teasing episode if ever there was one, if you ask me! Ethan (George Rainsford) and Alicia (Chelsea Halfpenny) are thrown together in yet another hazardous situation when a medical academic is trapped. The interesting element of the interaction with this particular ‘patient’ is that her medical research currently involves investigations which look into Huntington’s among other conditions. Therefore it was ironic that it should be Ethan who was in charge of her case in this instalment. Not entirely coincidental, I’d wager!

Ethan has to be the strong and calm presence for Alicia as the de ja vu of their ‘underground adventure’ is almost too much for her. Their close proximity in a risky setting is the catalyst for their potential post-shift tryst, it’s just a pity that Alicia has had one too many Tequilas, topped up with French red wine!

Meanwhile, Connie (Amanda Mealing) and Jacob (Charles Venn) are still struggling to find an even keel while Grace’s (Emily Carey) fate is still rather dicey. Jacob is determined to be there for Connie and tries to help her to settle in back at home, but this is not going to be an easy feat and it looks like their rocky road is not set to improve any time soon. Amanda Mealing is still giving this storyline 110% and every scene is award-worthy at the moment.

To complete the carrot dangling on the relationship front? Charlie (Derek Thompson) has been invited to a school reunion which he is extremely reluctant to attend, but Duffy (Cath Shipton) is close at hand to give him a much needed ego boost. Just get together, already, you two! Flirting from Duffy and a broad smile from Charlie indicates that this story line is only just getting going.

Louise is on a mission to make a better relative’s room

Then there’s Louise (Azuka Oforka) who is determined to do her best with the relative’s room which she made her mark on in last week’s episode. Enlisting help from her colleagues, she’s setting about improving the facility. Louise is also continuing to collect small tokens of praise here and there which are designed to show her that she is a good nurse as well. It’s a positive turn for the easily demotivated character.

The verdict? I am enjoying the back-seat that the guest stars are taking right now, because it’s giving an opportunity for the main cast themselves to demonstrate what a talented ensemble they are. More of the same, please!

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