Everything you need to know about this week’s Casualty, from Louise rescuing Connie to Iain’s tentative first steps towards therapy. Warning: Contains spoilers!
Louise to Connie’s rescue in Casualty
Senior nurse Louise Tyler springs into action when she finds severely injured Connie Beauchamp barely unconscious on a stairwell outside Holby Hospital this week.
Picking up minutes after last week’s brutal assault by an unknown assailant, Louise races Connie to Resus, where shocked colleagues Doctor Dylan Keogh and nurse David Hide take charge of their clinical lead’s urgent care.
Although shaken by events, Louise realises time is of the essence. The police are called and hospital security scrutinise CCTV but with fragile Connie (Amanda Mealing) unable to remember her vicious ordeal, Louise orders all nurses with body cameras to hand them in immediately.
Meanwhile, Louise (Azuka Oforka) begins to form suspicions about the identity of the culprit and sets out to prove it…
Can Louise catch Connie’s cowardly attacker?
Iain’s therapy gets off to a shaky start
After months of secret torment paramedic Iain Dean bravely takes his first steps towards addressing his deepening depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Once in his session, however, Iain finds it difficult to open up to his new therapist and downplays his agonising mental health sufferings. He even leaves the session early, worringly asserting he’s ‘fine’.
Later, Iain (Michael Stevenson) is reluctant to attend an emergency call with paramedic partner Ruby Sparks at St Simon’s House, a Holby care home. Who is the mystery woman he spots from one of the windows?
After a painful encounter with a figure from his past, will Iain return to therapy and open up about his traumatic experiences?
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Also this week in Casualty
In addition to helping Connie, Louise is also grieving the tragic death of patient Ernest. Her attempts to protect Connie and comfort Ernest’s daughter Lilley, however, turn out to be incompatible missions, leaving Louise contemplating her roles.
Elsewhere, Ruby’s confidence as a paramedic grows.
Connie is more deeply affected by the attack than her colleagues realise.
Marty decides to play cupid between a patient and his ex-girlfriend. Will the junior nurse regret interfering?
Gem excitedly makes travel plans with boyfriend Rash.
And Charlie is stunned when a valued member of staff makes a shocking personal confession.
**SPECIAL IAIN UPDATE**
That lady who Iain spots in the window of St Simon’s House? It’s none other than his mother, Kim Harrison! You may remember there’s no love lost between Kim (played by the excellent Sian Reeves) and her children Iain and Gem.
We can’t give too much away, other than to say there’s an emotional reunion between Iain and Kim.
Has Kim given up alcohol? Will Iain open up to her about his troubled state of mind? And who is going to tell Gem? All will be revealed in this Saturday’s Casualty…
For more on this story and it’s aftermath pick up the next edition of What’s on TV on 20 February for a very special interview with Michael Stevenson, who plays troubled Iain Dean