Oh my days, Casualty! It’s no wonder they’re up for a BAFTA after those last two episodes, filmed so innovatively and cleverly written, too. Here are a few highlights of the tremendously sad episode from last night.
Lily’s hit and run ~ So, we all thought that Lily was going to be the ‘casualty’ who met her doom – and it was certainly looking dicey there after her hit and run incident courtesy of Gem. So, as Lily recovers from her ordeal, there’s a cover up plan being hatched…
Gem and Iain ~ In last week’s episode Iain has lost it with Gem, hence her drinking and driving around the car park, causing Lily’s accident. Gem goes to lengths to conceal the fact that she was the driver who knocked down Iain’s potential love interest(!), however when Dylan is examining her injured eye – the truth begins to emerge. Iain, in spite of himself, offers to back Gem up and should Lily recall the incident, he plans to talk to her in order to continue with his plan. Very brotherly, Iain!
Love is in the air (again) ~ Ethan and Alicia can’t stay away from one another and their feelings spill over in this episode, culminating in the start of their relationship being sealed with a kiss, just around the same time as Cal is sticking up for his absent brother. Timing is the name of the game. Bad timing.
Ellisson Family ~ The return of the Elliosson family could only herald one thing, disaster. It just so happens that the fall out from the death of the head of the family, the blame for which is being laid at the feet of the striking doctors – has far reaching repercussions.
RIP Cal ~ We were led to believe that Lily was leaving the show in dramatic and tragic style. I don’t think audiences were prepared for the swift departure of Cal, courtesy of a stabbing from one of the Ellisson boys. Cal, in true heroic fashion was trying to prevent his brother coming to harm at the hands of his attacker, copping for a fatal stab wound in the process. The final scenes where Ethan discovers that his brother has been murdered emotive and horrific in equal measure. With the boys having lost their newly discovered mum, last year – loss has been a running theme for Ethan.
|Caleb Knight||Richard Winsor|
|Ethan Hardy||George Rainsford|
|Alicia Munroe||Chelsea Halfpenny|
|Lily Chao||Crystal Yu|
|Iain Dean||Michael Stevenson|
|Jez Andrews||Lloyd Everitt|
|Connie Beauchamp||Amanda Mealing|
|Dylan Keogh||William Beck|
|Lisa ‘Duffy’ Duffin||Cathy Shipton|
|Charlie Fairhead||Derek Thompson|
|David Hide||Jason Durr|
|Elle Gardner||Jaye Griffiths|
|Jacob Masters||Charles Venn|
|Louise Tyler||Azuka Oforka|
|Max Walker||Jamie Davis|
|Noel Garcia||Tony Marshall|
|Gemma Dean||Rebecca Ryan|
|Sam Strachan||Tom Chambers|
|Denise Ellison||Lucy Benjamin|
|Scott Eillisson||Will Austin|
|Mickey Ellisson||Mitch Hewer|
|Susan Beckett||Susie Amy|