It’s not Casualty’s usual style but this week they pick up directly after the previous episode’s shocking closing scenes. Drunken junior doctor Bea Kinsella regains consciousness in an alleyway and is in dire need of rescue. Fortunately a club bouncer, Johnny, spots her and calls for an ambulance. Paramedics Iain and Sam are shocked when they realise who needs their help and why, while injured Bea is utterly ashamed…

Bea’s professional pals are worried by her injuries and condition

Suffering from a head and ankle injury Bea’s humiliation reaches new depths when she’s brought to Holby ED and treated by her colleagues, including confident new ED junior doctor Eddie McAllister, who she’s in direct competition with for a prestigious placement. And there’s more to come…

Ethan keeps ducking out of the ED to help Leigh-Anne unaware Charlie’s critical of his behaviour

Ethan, far from being remorseful about his criticism at Bea’s failure to thoroughly treat vulnerable patient, Sean, last week, refuses to give her preferential treatment. Meanwhile, Sean’s condition is serious. Holby City’s Xavier Duval (Marcus Griffiths) isn’t sure he’ll survive surgery and is deeply critical of both Bea and Ethan!

Elsewhere, Leigh-Anne Carr is overwhelmed by baby Kiegan’s medical needs and begins to rely heavily on Ethan, who continues to abandon the ED to reassure her.

Ethan wonders if there’s room for both feet in his mouth…

This week grieving nurse Robyn Miller returns to work, although Ethan, who seems to have developed a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, questions whether she’s ready or not. Though he may be right in this instance… Robyn’s floored when she receives a gift from beyond the grave when Dylan gives her a present from dead husband Glen.

Also this week, Ethan’s harshness with Robyn ends up causing a big stink for the struggling acting clinical lead. Both Louise and Charlie criticise Ethan for his hard-hearted treatment of Bea. And two key characters consider quitting!