Granted there’s no handbook on how to live with the guilt of allowing a patient to die, but if there was, we’re pretty sure doctor Ethan Hardy would be holding it upside-down.
Last week the beleaguered medic got the shock of his life when he delivered Scott Ellisson’s baby son. This week, Ethan is further entangled in the life of Leigh-Anne and baby Kiegan when he spots Leigh-Anne collecting a prescription from the hospital.
She’s not pleased to see him when he stops to chat as, from her point of view, he’s a complete stranger who keeps offering to help in inappropriate ways! However, when Ethan notices Kiegan has a high temperature and insists on running some tests the exhausted new mum can’t say no. And it’s the right call as Kiegan’s condition is serious – in fact his life is in danger!
Ethan and Duffy rush Kiegan to Resus and battle to save the little boy, but will they succeed? Either way, Leigh-Anne has some questions for our Ethan – but does she really want the answers?
It’s a momentous week for ambitious junior doctor Bea Kinsella. Given greater responsibility by Ethan, Bea pushes herself to impress senior colleagues after her recent blunders into Dylan’s private life. Between study and work, however, the young medic has been burning the candle at both ends and resorts to popping caffeine tablets throughout the shift to cope.
With acting clinical lead Ethan distracted by Leigh-Anne, Bea ends up missing broken glass embedded in a patient’s body. When the patient becomes critical, Ethan is furious with Bea, scathingly questions her aptitude and sends her home. Distraught, Bea hits the bottle and gets herself into a dangerous situation…
Also this week, Noel catches the eye of a vocal patient. Is the attention entirely unwanted? It’s business as usual for paramedics Iain and Sam. And Rash is concerned about Bea but can’t get through to her.
Casualty is on Saturday 14th April at 8:35pm on BBC 1